Madness in the form of battle fever has once again descended upon the Barony of Endless Hills! The Barony invites all to join us as Melee Madness returns with the classic Warlord tourney and five man melee team combat. Enjoy a day of melee combat in preparation for Pennsic.
A Gold Chain Tournament will be hosted by Earl Sir Yngvar the Dismal and Sir Murdoch Bayne. For the fencers, there will also be a fencing "Armor-as-Worn" tourney and a Warlord tourney. For both the heavy and fencing Warlord tournaments all are invited/requested to bring along something to place in the Warlord's treasure chest. Sir Murdoch humbly asks that participants in the Warlord’s tournament refrain from using duct tape or pads as their submission to the Warlord chest. Torch lit fencing will also be held, weather permitting. In addition to heavy fighting and fencing, there will also be archery, youth combat and thrown weapons available. A number of A&S classes will be held as well.
Also, join us for the first ever Æthelmearc Kingdom Seven Pearls A&S competition! Only the A&S champions from each of our Baronies will compete against each other in the Seven Pearls, but we invite the populace to enter a general A&S competition with several wonderful prizes.
Melee Madness is being held within the Canton of Riverouge at the Clifford Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company and Fairgrounds in Clifford, PA. Gates will open at 9 am and close at 9:30 pm. A day board to satisfy a hungry fighter is included with your site fee, and the evening’s feast will be an amazing journey to the Middle Eastern lands cooked by Lady Ysabeau Tiercelin, who has her mundane chef’s degree from the Cordon Bleu in London. Please contact her directly with any dietary concerns or floral allergies. Feast is limited to 80 gentles, so reserve early!
Site is wet (period containers please) and enclosed flame is allowed – we want lots of candles at feast! Merchants welcome! Please note that nothing can be hung on the walls or doors of the feast hall, so bring banner stands to display your arms. This is a new site for us, and we want them to invite us back.
Cost for the event shall be as follows: Site fees are $8 for adults, $7 for ages 13-17 and $4 for children 6-12. Feast fees are $7 for adults, $6 for ages 13-17 and $4 for 6-12. There is a family cap of $30.00 off-board and $52.00 on-board. There will be a $3 non-member surcharge at the gate, so bring your proof of SCA membership.
Autocrat for the event is Lord Tigernach mac Cathail (Ron Cudworth) and Site Autocrat is Jock MacPherson.
From the north: Take I-81 south. Take PA-92 exit 211 toward Lenox. Turn right on PA-92. Turn left on PA 106 toward Clifford. Go about 7 miles, through center of town, and watch for the large Clifford Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building and Fairgrounds on the right. There will be SCA signs.
From the south: Take I-81 north. Take the PA-374 exit, exit 206 toward Glenwood/Lenoxville. Turn right on PA 374. Turn right on PA 106, go about 7 miles through center of town, and watch for the large Clifford Township Volunteer Fire and Rescue Building and Fairgrounds on the right. There will be SCA signs.
Canton of Riverouge (Clifford, Pennsylvania)