Unto the Kingdom do Byron and Ariella, Rex et Regina, Send Greetings.
We were so very happy to spend this weekend within Our glorious Shire of Sylvan Glen. The Siege of Glengary was superbly organized by Lady Laurentia Caledonia, and We had the opportunity to see and participate in numerous arts that were new to Us. We especially thank those gentles who allowed theÆthelings and the Princess Royale to be involved.
Our royalty Liaison, Ursula of Rouen, made sure that We were well cared-for throughout the day. A vegetarian lunch was made just for Us (under the supervision of Mistress Alfrun Ketta and her husband), and We are still munching on the leftovers today. The feast by Lady Arianna del Vallone and her staff was amazing, as every meat dish had a delicious vegetarian counterpart for Us.
The site was marvelous, the weather was beautiful, and everyone seemed relaxed. And We were pleased to host so many of Our good friends from the neighboring Kingdom of Atlantia. Borders mean nothing to our SCA friendships.
Byron and Ariella, Rex et Regina Æthelmearc
The Shire of Sylvan Glen sends warm greetings and an invitation to join us on the weekend of September 25-27, 2015 for a weekend of friendship, camaraderie, and friendly warfare to determine who will possess the Sylver Apple for another year.
We will be marking the 20th anniversary of the Siege of Glengary with the theme Random Acts of Chivalry. Event attendees are encouraged to bring tokens and/or favors of their choice and give them to gentles throughout the weekend that inspire them by performing chivalric deeds or by simply making them smile. Friday evening will feature our famous Travelers’ Repast. Saturday will have a full day of martial activities, including heavy fighting, rapier, archery, thrown weapons, and atlatl. We will also have hounds coursing and shopping. Breakfast and lunch will be provided on Saturday at no additional cost. Saturday evening we will hold a grand feast and there may be a bardic circle afterwards.
If you have questions, please contact the autocrat, Dame Hrefna Ulfvarinnsdottir (Tammy Pritt),52 Brandewine Cir., Martinsburg, WV 25404 at ravenstyx at gmail dot com or at 304-886-1234. No phone calls after 9 pm please. The site fees for this weekend are as follows: Adults – $14, Children – Free, Merchants – $10. A delicious feast is being prepared by Lady Arianna del Vallone for $12 per adult. If you have dietary concerns, please contact her at ariannaddv3 at gmail dot com or 304-839-2100. We will also have children’s feast for $5 per child. We strongly encourage those wishing to feast to pre-reg as there will be a limited number of feast slots at the door. Feast pre-registration cut off is Sept. 12, 2015.
Reservations may be sent to: Lady Reina Dulcedame (Jessica Knill-Lopez) at P.O. Box 151, Hedgesville, WV 25427.
A NMS of $5 will be charged to all non-members. All checks should be made out to SCA-WV, Inc – Shire of Sylvan Glen
The site is Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 1707 Old Leetown Pike, Kearneysville, WV 25430. The site opens at 4 pm on Friday, September 25, 2015 and closes at noon on Sunday, September 27, 2015.
We also have a great line of children’s activities scheduled for the day hosted by Lady Elektra of Sylvan Glen.
Siege of Glengary Children’s Activity Schedule: 10:00: Medieval gaming hour – fox and geese, checkers, backgammon, Kubb 11:00: A cooking class where we will make authentic, found-in-a-grave Viking flat bread and make some butter 12:00: Break for lunch 1:00: Children’s basket weaving class (limit of 12 kids, must have parent /older sibling to help if under 10) 2:30: Kids active medieval games 3:30: Building mini catapults and testing them with COTTON BALLS 5:00: Youth activities closed We will also have a small children’s corner set up with blocks and other toys. The schedule is subject to change.
We also have a great feast being prepared by Lady Arianna del Vallone.
We are planning a pre-reg feast for this year’s Siege of Glengary. If you wish to feast with us, you are encouraged to get your pre-reg in by Sept. 12 as there will only be a limited number of slots available at the door. Reservations may be sent to: Lady Reina Dulcedame (Jessica Knill-Lopez) at P.O. Box 151, Hedgesville, WV 25427. And just in case you need further inducement to pre-reg, here is the wonderful menu we have planned:
(Gentle reminder to those with more specific diet concerns. I have endeavored to develop a menu that is adjustable to some common allergy concerns, including Gluten, but you will need to let me know if you have those concerns and plan to dine with us, as this allows me to best determine amounts of things. Please remember to do so, I want everyone to be able to enjoy this wonderful feast. Thank you,
Lady Arianna dal Vallone, Your Siege Feast Chef.)
Siege of Glengary 20 Feast Menu
Course 1- Antipasto
Mixed green salad with herbed vinaigrette.
Herbed olive oil
Course 2- Poultry Course
Roasted Chicken with Orange Sauce
Peas with Mint and Parsley
Roasted Rice- a creamy risotto roasted with mozzarella cheese on top.
Course 3- Meat Course
Pork Roast with Camelline Sauce- roasted pork with a cinnamon sauce.
Fryed Spinach- sauteed spinach with a spiced powder.
Vermicelli in Saffron broth
Course 4- Dessert Course
Menya de Angel (Angel’s Food) with mixed berries- sweet cheese cream dessert with mixed summer berries.
Marzipan Silver Apples
Amaretti de Saranno- sweet almond cookie (gluten free)
Apple Roses- a rose shaped Apple cinnamon pastry.
For dietary concerns, please contact Lady Arianna del Vallone at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-839-2100.
And the A&S Competition for this year has the theme of Heraldry.
Lady Ylaire Sainte Claire will be running an A&S competition at the upcoming Siege of Glengary. Read on for the details. An arts and sciences competition is to be held at the Siege of Glengary. The theme of the competition is heraldry. We will be choosing two winners, one each for populace choice and herald’s choice. The populace choice will be decided in the usual manner of beads in a cup. All who come to view the entries will be provided with beads with which to cast their vote. The heralds choice will be chosen by the heralds based on use of heraldry and overall appearance. While documentation is always appreciated, it is not a requirement for this competition.
This year’s Siege of Glengary will also be participating in the Paladin’s Pantry.
This year’s event is going to participate in a most worthy endeavor. Paladin ‘ s Pantry is coming to the Siege of Glengary. Read on for the details…. Have you ever found yourself with more to pack at the end of Siege then you did when you set out from home, only to find that your vehicle seems to have shrunk? Is your area full of boxes of cereal, pasta, jars of peanut butter, and jugs of bottled water you can’t remember buying? Never fear! The annual Paladin’s Pantry Food Drive is here to help by conveying your extra food and drink to local food banks. Just drop any unopened foodstuffs or beverages (no alcohol, please) at our handy collection point in the Dining Hall or call or text to 304-283-5640 to schedule a pick up, and one of our faithful minions will come by your camp to collect your much-appreciated largesse! In addition, this year the program will be collecting used tents, sleeping bags, cots, and rain gear, (especially those in child sizes), which will serve no one in a dumpster, to benefit the homeless. Exercise your charity, lighten your load, and help members of the community that has made us so welcome over the years! Please direct any questions or requests for donation pick-ups to Morien MacBain (Stephen Vandevander) at 304-283-5640.