Defenders Tourney

The Shire of Sylvan Glen is holding its annual event - the Defenders of Sylvan Glen July 6-8.

There will be heavy fighting! There will be rapier duels (a "pearls and swine" if enough brave souls enter)! There will be youth fighting! There will be thrown weapons of all sorts! There will be an archery contest (if I can find someone willing to be the archery Marshall)! All martial activities are "tourney" style (up to each marshall to devise what kind of tourney he would like to Marshall, within the combat rules of AEthelmearc), with pick-up fights after the tourney. There will be prizes galore - including $10.00 gas cards to each winner in the above categories. Not to mention, the winning heavy fighter, rapier contestant, and each youth fighter will receive commerative wooden long swords. The Thrown weapons winner receives a ceremonial knife. Archery prize to be determined when I have an archery Marshall. ***A&S*** = In order to encourage more A&S projects, we are offering a $35.00 SCA gift certificate (good for a 1 year membership), to the winner of our A&S competition. The theme is - Medieval Monsters, and Bestiary Beasts. All youth A&S participants will receive a token of participation. AND classes - right now we only have one fine offering - a basketry class, material cost $5.00, taught by the renown Beth of Sylvan Glen. Last year we offered an entire tract of scribal activities, so be looking for scribal arts to be featured at this event. For the entertainment of our youth, we offer a periodish fishing kit (a stick, a string, a hook, and some worms). To be used with parental supervision only! There is a fishing pond at the site. In WV, all fisher persons under the age of 15, may fish without a license. If I can find a fishing marshall, we will organize a period fishing derby (I have permission). WV offers a one day fishing license., which can purchased on line for $15.00, or stop in at the Martinsburg Wal-Mart on your way to the event. A fine feast is in the final stages of planning by our own Joy of Sylvan Glen. Finally, come watch the hounds run, as a demo of coursing will be held (and a real competition held if enough dog people attend). Please see our website - Defenders of Sylvan Glen. or contact me, Marianna Molin di Salerno (also known as Noor or Nancy) at Bardic competition - bring your best story, song, or poem. Winner will receive a $10.00 gift cert. from SCA and a $10.00 Sheetz card.

Pre - Reg = adult - $8.00 6 - 17 - $4.00 under 6 - free
At the Door = adult $10.00 6 - 17 $ 5.00 under 6 $ free
Camp fee = $ 2.00 per person Non-member Fee = $3.00 per person

Feast - pre reg adults . $8.00 6 - 17 $4.00 under 6 $Free
At the door adults $10.00 6 - 17 $5.00 under 6 $Free

In addition to feast, we will be offering: A traveler's repast - a sideboard set out for participants on Friday night, so that tent set up is the only thing they have to contend with. It will be a simple soup, bread, cheese, fruit, water, coffee and doughnuts. A continental breakfast will be available Saturday and Sunday - muffins, english muffins, various breads, along with spreads, butters, honey and coffee and hot water for tea. For a few pennies, lunch will be available from the Berkeley County Youth Football League concession stand.

Other Important Info!
The event site is Poorhouse Farm Park in Martinsburg WV. The site is dry as it is a public park. Site opens Friday at 6p.m. and closes Sunday at 6p.m. The autocrat is Marianna Molin la Medica, di Matheo Molin, (Nancy Smith

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From I-81 take WV exit 13 (CR-15/King St). Follow exit ramp and turn towards Tuscarora Pike. This road is fairly curvy. Go 2.6 miles on Tuscarora Pike then turn left onto Poor House Rd. Continue .9 miles on Poor House Rd. The entrance to Poor House Farm Park will be on the left. Follow the access road to the parking area. Location:
(Martinsburg West Virginia)