We are happy to announce that the Golden Tygre Tavern will be opening for business again this September. This year we will have the honor of being on the battlefield of Lucan's Ducal Challenge. His Grace is planning a tourney of proportions rarely seen in these lands. Melee teams of ten warriors will battle against one another for superiority on the field.
On a hard day of fighting (and watching your favorite team), all are sure to need refreshment and distraction. The Landlady of the Golden Tygre Tavern (Lady Adeliade Wanderer) welcomes you. Anyone who has patronized the Tavern before will tell you that the Tavern Keeper (Lord Johan Wanderer) provides a fare that is hearty and appetizing, and a roaring fire if the weather is chilly. The selection of handcrafted beer and mead is plentiful and tasty and the servers are friendly and helpful (but expect to be tipped well). The best part of all is the congenial atmosphere that will bring you back to events of old. This is a place where pretension has no place and frivolity and fun are the rules of the weekend. Many an ‘alternate' personae is brought out to protect the integrity of the well decorated.
The event runs on a ‘Tygre economy'. You can trade your mundane currency at the Landlady's table for Golden Tygres at the rate of 2 Tygres for 1 dollar (US or Canadian). Tygres will be used for everything in the tavern from food and drink to gambling, or bribing the serving wenches. However, there are other ways to get Tygres. We welcome bards, and gamblers and dancers and fortunetellers to come and work the crowd. Anything goes as long as no one gets hurt. The tavern keeper will also be looking for outrageous and playful servers. Remember, this is a medieval tavern. You may hawk your wares, be they goods or services (be as creative as you like with this – it adds to the fun). There will be some table space available that you can claim if you call ahead. Feel free to bring tables and blankets to set up in grassy areas. First come, first served for the best locations, but check with the Landlady first so you don't interfere with any other activity. You may find that blackmail or gambling brings you extra wealth. Volunteering as a server with the Tavern Keeper is a good way of coaxing Tygres out of the other patrons. Tygres will be given as prizes at the tourney and by the Landlady at her discretion as a way of thanking anyone who is making themselves useful.
Once you have purchased Tygres, you may not change them back for mundane currency. There will be many fun and useful items that will be available for auction on our "Tygre Social" table. Tickets with your name on them can be purchased with Tygres at the Landlady's table and they can be put in boxes if front of your favorite items on the table. Saturday night at 11pm the winning tickets will be drawn. If you have an item or promisory for a service to donate to the table, please contact landlady.
Brewers and Vintners: Landlady, Adelaide Wanderer, would like to add your brews to her list of featured beverages. She will pay for raw materials if you provide a receipt and will compensate you in Tygres at the rate of 5 Tygres per gallon.
From the North:
Take 95 in Rhode Island to exit 6 (Rte. 3 - Nooseneck Hill Rd.). Make a right at the end of the ramp***
From the South:
Take 95 in Rhode Island to exit 6 (Rte. 3 - Nooseneck Hill Rd.). Make a left at the end of the ramp***
There will be a Tim Horton's on the right and a Super 8 Motel on the left. Follow for 1.2 miles to the first traffic light. Make a left onto Harkney Hill Rd. The camp is 3.9 miles on the left. Pass the guard house and bear left to park in the parking lot. *If you bear right to drive to the cabins to drop off stuff, you MUST park your car in the parking lot ASAP so you do not block the fire lane or it WILL be towed!
Event Website: http://baronyofthebridge.eastkingdom.org
At-a-Glance Event Information
Westwood YMCA Camp
2095 Harkney Hill Rd.
Coventry, RI 02816
Site Opens: 7pm Friday, September 14
Site Closes: 12 noon Sunday, September 16
Site : For $20 per person (Non-Members $23) you may stay for the weekend (2 nights) you get one cabin cot (bring bed linens or sleeping bag) you will receive 12 Golden Tygres Each cabin holds 8 gentles.
Feast: Feast will be 'al la cart' paid with Golden Tygers which can be had 2 for $1. (prices will range from 1-12 Tygres per item)
Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of the Bridge
Barony of the Bridge (Coventry, Rhode Island)