Masters of Defense/Baronial Birthday

Come one and all to join Their Excellencies, Vlad and Mebd and celebrate the birthday of the Barony of Lochmere. In celebration of this glorious event there will be a tournament in the style of the Masters of Defence. Combatants will fight in five forms each of both heavy and rapier. The five forms for the heavy list will include Weapon and Shield, Greatsword, Polearm, Double Weapon, Single Sword. Rapier will include Single Weapon, Case Weapon, Sword and Buckler, Sword and Dagger and Weapon and Parry Device.

Due to the small size of the list field and surrounding area, tents and pavilions will be extremely limited. Please contact the Autocrat with pavilion requests and sizes. We can not guarantee that you will be able to set up near the list field, but we will do our best to provide a comfortable viewing area.

There will be a Children's Activity tent set up far enough from the list field to keep small children out of harm's way given the confined area surrounding the list field. Lady Hrosvitha von Celle is in charge of Children's Activities. NOTE: A parent or legal guardian must accompany and remain with any child brought to the Activity tent. Please contact Vitha at for more information.

Mistress Keillyn Fitzwarren is planning a sumptuous feast using recipes from De Fait du Cuisine, a cookbook from the early 15th C., and prepared by Keilyn's Companie of Cooks. There will also be a simple lunch served. Please contact Mistress Keilyn at with dietary restrictions.

Adult, Member: $ 6.00 Day-Trip $ 6.00 Feast
Adult, Non-Member: $ 9.00 Day-Trip $ 6.00 Feast
Child (6-17): $ 3.00 Day-Trip $ 6.00 Feast
Child (0-5): FREE Day-Trip FREE Feast

Cost Notes: Note that the site fee is $6 for adults and 3$ for children 6-17 years old. Feast cost is $6 across the board and children under 6 are free. NMS is of course $3.

Site: The site is St. James Episcopal Church, 5757 Solomon's Island Road (Rte 2), Lothian Maryland.

Site Restrictions: The site is wet. No pets except working animals.

Autocrat: Master Corun MacAnndra (Craig Allen)

Take your best route to Maryland Rt 2 (Old Solomon's Island Rd.) and Maryland 258. The church is less than half a mile north of 258 on the east side of Rt. 2. There is parking in front of the church and across the street. Location:
Barony of Lochmere (Lothian Maryland)