January 10 is Æthelmearc Kingdom 12th night! Among the many activities (bardic
championship, brewing contest, children’s activities, etc.) will be a Masked Ball. It would be wonderful if you bring your instruments and your talent to play for Their Royal Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses and all the populace in attendance.
Please come to the Ball! Entertain and delight us as we dance to your music. The set list is on the event website here. The music is from the Pennsic Pile 43. Please come share your skill and music on this most glorious occasion!
Sionn, the Lost
(If you plan to attend and play, feel free to let me know beforehand so I can ensure you have all the information/music you require. Regardless, we will be glad to see and hear you at the event.)
As the Winter deepens, let us jeer and chase it away with Holiday Cheer! Baron Ichijo Honen and Baroness Cerridwen de Skeen invite all of Southern
Æthelmearc to join the Barony of Blackstone Mountain in revelry January 17, 2015 at the Tyler Mountain Volunteer Fire Station Community Hall (5380 Big
Tyler Rd, Cross Lanes WV 25356). Site opens at 9am and closes at 9pm.
The Watery Tarts Cooking Guild is providing a grand wild game feast, although they invite all guests to bring a dish to share with the populace for luncheon and snacking during the day. There will also be a Dessert Contest, with Baron’s Choice, Baroness’ Choice, and Populace Choice prizes. For Feast information and allergy questions, please contact Astridr Vigaskegg (Kelly West, phone 304-444-7635)
Wondering what to do all day (besides eat)? There will be games of chance for all levels of skill, from the simplest dice throwing to draughts and hnefatafl. Tokens will be given at the door to use for betting, and a prize will be given for Adult and Child with the most tokens won.
But what is the price for such a wonderful day? A mere pittance! Site only is $7 Adult and $5 for 16 and under (babes in arms free). Pre-Register for Feast and add only $10 Adult and $8 for 16 and under. At the door, Feast will be $12 Adult and $10 for 16 and under. The only Pre-Reservation is a PAID Reservation, so Register early by sending your check to Reservation Clerk, Lady Odette d’Arques (Misty Rouse, 990 Old Point Rd. St. Albans, WV 25177). Make checks payable to SCA Inc-WV; Barony of Blackstone Mountain.
Event Steward for this day is Lady Kathryn MacLuing (Kathy Kemmish, 3601 Virginia Ave Apt B, Charleston WV 25304. Phone 304-206-8270, no calls before 10a or after 9p). Site is DRY, smoking allowed outside only.
From the North and East: Take your best route to I-64W towards Huntington
WV. Take Exit 47 (Cross Lanes/Goff Mountain Rd.) and bear right, merging
into Big Tyler Rd. Go 0.05miles straight through two stoplights, *Tyler Mt.
Fire Dept Comm. Center is on left before the Go-Mart. Entrance is
half-hidden, over the hillside. If you pass the Go-Mart, turn around as
there is only one entrance. Do not block Emergency Vehicle Exit.
From the West: Take your best route to I-64E towards Charleston. Take Exit
47B (Goff Mountain Rd.) and turn left at stoplight. Go 0.06 miles through
three stoplights, follow directions from * above.