Travel forward through time from the glory days of Rome and Byzantine era, we find ourselves on the Silk Road stretching from Rome and Russia across Persia and into eastern China. For centuries, caravans ventured across these lands to buy and sell an extravagant mixture of goods bringing the splendor of silk to Europe. Come celebrate the last court of Valharic and Arielle and welcome Atlantia's Rightful Heirs, Logan and Rowan, as they ascend the thrones.
Throughout the weekend come test your of skill in armored combat, rapier, archery, and thrown weapons. Armored combatants will face the challenge of the Knights in a Tournament of Chivalry (ToC) style tournament on Saturday. On Sunday, the Sergeants of St. Aiden will host several melee scenarios. Please contact Baron Turgeis (email@example.com) for any armored combat questions.
Rapier combatants will have a tourney to determine the Queen's Champion followed by melees on Saturday. On Sunday, there will be a 10-point melee with unequal teams. Please contact Lord Flaithri (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any rapier combat questions.
Youth rapiers will have classes and a tourney to decide the Queen's Youth Rapier Champion on Sunday. Please contact Mistress Ceridwen ferch Owain "Ceridwen South" (email@example.com) if you are planning to participate in youth rapier and for any questions.
Archers will have to "pillage" the always-challenging targets of Lord Mors in his "village" in the woods. Please contact Lord Mors (Fnfal1a1@cox.net) for any archery questions.
Thrown weapons will be available near the archers. Come learn a new way to relax.
There will be many A&S displays, demos, performances, and classes. Watch for announcements, as we are adding to this daily. Please contact Lady Anne la Settere (firstname.lastname@example.org) for any questions not answered below. If you wish to sponsor a competition, teach a class, or participate in the active demonstrations please contact Lady Aelfwynn or Lady Wulfwyn. Lady Aelfwynn of Whitby (email@example.com) is the contact for outdoor activities. Lady Wulfwyn ?lfwines dohtor (firstname.lastname@example.org) is the contact for indoor activities.
The Tempore Atlantia competition for Fall Coronation will be items for the years 1492-1600. Please contact Mistress Iseulte of the Red Cliffs (email@example.com) for details.
If your Guild wishes to participate in this event, particularly the live demonstrations, please contact Lady Alessandra di Venizia (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Historic Martial Arts (HMA) will be holding demonstrations during the day. Please contact our new HMA deputy, Lord Dante di Pietro (email@example.com), for more information or to participate in the demo.
There will be a number of opportunities to watch and participate in the Performing Arts organized by Lady Celia of Rosedale (firstname.lastname@example.org).
There will also be a Middle Eastern hafla and ball related to the theme. Please contact Lady Rowen ferch Rhys (MdvlSoul@aol.com) for more information about dancing.
Children can look forward to classes and playing on a boat, in a fort, and in the tunnels. Youth Retainers and Court Escorts are encouraged.
Merchants are welcome to share their wares. Please contact the Merchant Steward, Baron Miguel Estevan de Cabra (email@example.com), with you space requirements. All merchanting space is outdoors.
Camping on site has several options. We have several campsites each featuring 10 platform tents, each of these with 4 cots. Each campsite has a picnic shelter and campfire ring. Bathhouses, with flush toilets and hot showers, are shared between campsites. All campsites are nestled in the trees. Just bring your bedding. Period pavilions may camp on the field with a bathhouse nearby, no fire ring. A limited amount of modern tent camping is available away from the list field.
Saturday night features a feast in honor of Their Majesties, prepared by the renowned Bright Hills Cook Guild with Dame Olwen the Odd as the head cook. Celebrations continue Sunday with Lady Grace Whyting and the Stierbach Cooks Guild preparing a second feast. Off board seating will be available for both. Breakfast will be provided as part of the site fee both Saturday and Sunday morning.
Please send all pavilion requests for the list field to the autocrat.
Gatehouse hours (Troll) will be Friday 4 p.m. - 1 a.m., Saturday 6 a.m. - 6 p.m., and Sunday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
The site is the new Camp William B. Snyder, 6100 Antioch Road, Haymarket, VA 20169.
The site is dry, fires in fire pits only and no pets.
Directions: Take your best route to Interstate 66 to exit #40 (Route 15). Travel south on Route 15 to the second traffic light and turn right onto Route 55 (John Marshall Hwy). Travel west about 1 mile to Antioch Road. Turn right onto Antioch Road and follow sign to Camp Snyder.
Autocrat: Baroness Sunniva Kyrre (sunniva_Kyrre@verizon.net)
Co-autocrat: Mistress Ceridwen ferch Rhys ap Michael
Canton of Sudentorre and Barony of Stierbach (Haymarket, Virginia)