The Hague, KB, KA 20
Battle between Hannibal and the Romans
Saturday, April 28, 2007
The good people of
the Shire of Endewearde once again ask your service in defending the ramparts of
Fort Knox. Fencers and fighters of all ages are needed to help make the fort
ready! Come, answer the call!!!
Join in the fun and enter in the fencing tourney, the heavy weapons tourney, or the younger fighter tourney. Or you may choose to warm yourself by the fire in The Gilded Ewe Tavern and enjoy hot soup, toasty bread, and warm music.
DIRECTIONS TO FORT KNOX
Proceed north on US Rte 1, through Searsport and Stockton Springs, immediately
before crossing the Waldo-Hancock County suspension bridge, take a left onto
Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
From Bar Harbor: Follow US Rte. 1 south across the Waldo-Hancock County suspension bridge, immediately adjacent to the town of Bucksport. Once over the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
From Bangor: On Rte. 1A South....follow Rte 1A South through the towns of Hampden, Winterport, Frankfort and Prospect. In Prospect Center, take a left onto Rte. 174. Follow Rte 174 approximately 4 miles. Fort Knox will be on your left. On Rte 15 South....follow Rte 15 South through the city of Brewer and the towns of Orrington and Bucksport. In Bucksport, take a right onto US Rte.1 South and proceed over the Waldo-Hancock County suspension bridge. Immediately upon exiting the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/4 mile up on your right.
FURTHER DETAILS ABOUT THE EVENT
Historic Fort Knox State Park,
US Rt. 174,
Prospect, ME 04416
Site Opens: 10:00 am Site Closes: 4:00 pm
$6.00 for SCA members 18 and older,
$3.00 for youths under 18,
babes in arms free.
Dayboard fee is included.
$3 extra without proof of membership.
No reservations are required or accepted
Lord Gwillim Kynith
Make Checks Payable to: SCA -Shire of Endewearde
Facilities: flush toilets, fountain drinking water. No changing rooms or shower facilities. Plenty of free parking. Handicap accessible bathrooms and accessible into the main area of the fort via a slightly steep ramp.
will want to wear footwear meant for walking, fencing or fighting on gravel,
dirt floors, or granite flooring. The ground will probably still be too wet to
use the central lawn parade grounds, but there is plenty of room to play in the
entire fort. Please consider bringing a warm cloak or coat -- although the
temperatures may be pleasantly warm on the day of the event, the wind off the
Penobscot river can be chilly.
9:30 ish AM - Early Bird Fencing Melee for Already Authorized
fencers (Light rapier default). You may arrive and check in/be inspected anytime
between 9:00 -10:30 AM to take part in this melee. Please, only fencers who are already
authorized in at least one weapon. If we have sufficient numbers of schlager authorized fencers AND sufficient fencing marshal/MIT coverage, we shall break into two different melee groups (light rapier and heavy rapier).
Theme: Attackers and Defenders!
11:00 AM - Noon Fencing authorizations.
Noon - Lunch break (dayboard provided).
by 12:30 PM - end of sign- up for Smallsword fencing tournaments (light rapier, thrust only) and Schlager only tournament. Prize winners win the right to use their prizes for one year and are asked to return them next year as prizes for the fencing tournaments. Tournaments will run simultaneously.
2:00 ish PM - Tournaments finish / more time for fencing melee.
3:00 ish PM - Martial activities end. Local court at the end of the day.
ARTS & SCIENCES ACTIVITIES
11:00 AM - Bardic Circle Etiquette
1:00 PM - Subtleties Judging
1:30 PM - Medieval Rounds
WHAT'S ON THE MENU AT THE GILDED EWE?
Gilded Ewe Tavern will be open during Jehan's Tourney - come and sing us a song while we sup! Bards are welcome, encouraged, and
beloved! There is a special spot near the fire in reserve for such entertainers!
Your main repast will be a warm and rustic vegetarian soup*, breads, cheese, butter and boiled eggs. There will also be thickly-sliced cold ham, fit for finger-eating or sticking on a bread slice and Grif's new home-made mustard! If any have a period sauce or condiment for Ham, you are encouraged to bring it and the dayboard will merrily serve it forth!**
There will be hot water for tea to warm the belly and hands, and water to hydrate all the dashers!
The entries in the Subtleties shall be the sweets of the day, other than, of course our fine bards, our fighters, fencers and of course, the wenches of the Gilded Ewe!
We look forward to seeing you all there!
Merrily, Aneleda Falconbridge
No Lady this Day, but Proprietress
*the soup is NOT a vegan soup
**please bring a card with the ingredients on it, so those with allergies and curiosity shall know what is in the sauce!
Just a reminder that if you are bringing minors (youth under 18) who are not your own children, you MUST have this waver signed by their parent/legal guardian.
http://sca.org/ docs/treatminor. pdf
and brought with you. Even better, bring a notarized form, http://sca.org/ docs/treatminor- notary.pdf with you.
Battle image: The Hague, KB, KA 20 Battle between Hannibal and the Romans.
Sheep image: The Hague, KB, 76 E 4. Ovis (sheep).
Closeup of two fighters: The
Hague, KB, KA 20. Alexander defeats King Porus in single combat.
All images are from Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts. National Library of the Netherlands. http://www.kb.nl/kb/manuscripts/browser/index.html