Citadel’s Passage of Armes

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The Citadel of the Southern Pass invites all combatants to a passage of arms along side the banks of the Rio Grande! Come prepared for displays of pageantry and feats of arms.

Site opens: Friday, October 5, 2007 12:00 Noon
Site closes: Sunday, October 7, 2007 5:00 pm

Location: Caballo Lake State Park, Riverside Campground , Truth or Consequences, NM

Site information: Site is wet. Quiet hours begin at 10:00 pm and will be enforced. Pets must be on leash and controlled.

Autocrat: Aine inghean Chormaic (Valerie Hearn, valeria_gazelle@yahoo.com )

Fees: Park and Event fees are separate. Park Fees (per vehicle) - $5.00 day trippers (per day), $10.00 for campers (per night). Event Fees (per person) - $3.00 day trippers (per day), $5.00 All weekend camping. Children under 6 years of age will have no event fees. Non-member surcharge of $3.00. Additional park fee for electrical hookups.

Make checks payable to: “SCA, Inc. – Citadel of the Southern Pass”

The Citadel of the Southern Pass invites all combatants to a passage of arms along side the banks of the Rio Grande! Come prepared for displays of pageantry and feats of arms. Included are a tournament of the five knightly weapons (matched weapons provided), a Grande Melee, and a ladies’ choice challenge list. Champions will be awarded per tournament, and a Grande Champion upon completion of all tournaments. Heraldic displays are highly encouraged to include banners, pennants, crests, and other appropriate accouterments.

And what pageant would be complete without heralds? A kingdom travel fundraising effort to be conducted via “Rent-a-Herald”. Herald services will be auctioned on Saturday morning for fighters to secure their announcements for the procession, and heralds may choose to be auctioned off to more than one fighter. Heralds interested in participating may contact Lady Eleanor Cleavely at whiteoakbard@gmail.com or upon arrival at the event.

A “warm up” bardic will occur on Friday evening, with a bardic competition to take place on Saturday evening to name the Baronial Bard for the Citadel of the Southern Pass. Any and all may participate in the bardic, but to compete, you must perform a practiced piece on any subject and an improvised piece themed after the day’s combative events (embellishment is permitted).

Combat on the lighter side will include an RBG duel Friday evening, with a rapier “Duel at Dawn” to take place Saturday morning with the rising sun.

Campsite reservations are not required. Shower facilities are available on site, however potable water is questionable. Please come prepared with your own drinking water. A donation luncheon will be provided on Saturday.

Directions: Take the King’s Highway (I-25) to Exit #59, 16 miles south of Truth or Consequences, turn east to enter the park. Follow the riverside drive to the campgrounds. Reserved group camping area is at the end of the drive. Location:
Barony of the Citadel of the Southern Pass (Truth or Consequences, New Mexico)