Shire of Endewearde
Jehan's Fencing and Fighting at the Fort
April 28, 2012
The event site is Historic Fort Knox State Park on
Route 174 in Prospect, Maine
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 youth
fighter tourney. Or you may choose to warm
yourself by the fire in The Famished Fox Tavern
and enjoy hot soup, toasty bread, warm music,
fine dance and the gentle Arts and Sciences.
Site opens: 8:00 a.m.
Site closes: 5:00 p.m.
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is no parking fee for this
event. Please park in the paved
lot and walk your items down to
the front gates of the fort.
There is a convenient traffic
circle near the Visitor Center &
Restrooms to drop off your stuff
and then park your vehicle.
Facilities & Handicap
are handicap accessible flush
toilets and drinking
water fountains located in a separate
white building near the Gift
Shop & Visitor Center. There are
no shower facilities. The fort
has limited handicap
accessibility to the central
courtyard area via a ramp
through the main gates. Some
parts of the fort will not be
readily accessible without minor
assistance - please do not
hesitate to ask for help. The
Gift Shop & Visitor Center will
not be open.
Paperwork Is Required
For Guest Minors: If
you are bringing Minors (youth
under 18 years old) who are not
your own children or for whom
you do not have legal
guardianship then you
have the Minor Consent
To Participate And Hold Harmless
waiver document signed for
by their parent/legal guardian
and brought with you to present
at check-in gate. Please note
that this form will be kept by
our entrance gate staff as part
of our SCA event records:
Any minor not in the company of
their parent or legal guardian
at any SCA event must have in
their possession the following
Authorization for Minors,
which has been completed by
their parents before the event
and witnessed by a Notary
Public. The person responsible
for the Minor that day should
also have a Medical
Authorization for Minors form in
their care for the duration of
the SCA event:
Please contact the Event
Steward, Lord Nevell Sudlow, for
additional assistance with
questions regarding Guest
attempt at pre-17th century
clothing is required to attend
any SCA event. If you are new to
attending SCA events then you
need to know that all SCA event
participants wear clothing that
is suitable for the SCA period
(approximately 600 - 1600).
Please contact our Newcomer
coordinator, Lord Finan, ahead of time to
make arrangements to borrow
appropriate clothing (called
"garb") or the Event Steward,
Lord Nevell Sudlow for further
assistance. Endewearde has
simple and comfortable selection
clothing in a wide variety of
sizes to help you attend our SCA
you haven't attended an event
with a dayboard (lunch) then you need to
know that you are expected to
bring your own sturdy bowl,
plate, drinking cup, utensils
and napkins. It is recommended
you bring a plastic bag to store your
dishware after lunch as there
won't be access to sinks to rinse them
off. (We and the Fort
Knox staff would deeply appreciate
that you do not wash dishes or dump food waste in
the public restrooms). One useful tip
is to bring a paper plate to
place over your sturdier plate;
the paper plate is discarded
after your meal and you get to
pack home a relatively clean
plate. Please plan to bring a
bowl that makes it easy for you
to carry hot soup once served.
Keep Warm, Be
Comfortable: You will
want to wear footwear meant for
walking, fencing or fighting on
gravel, dirt floors, or granite
flooring. We have an early
spring in 2012 and hope that the
ground will be dry enough to use
the central lawn parade grounds.
There is plenty of room for
fencing and fighting in the gun
bays on the stone and gravel
flooring inside the 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 quite chilly in late
April. Please bring a folding
chair and a water bottle for
your own comfort.
The Fort Knox and Penobscot
Narrows Observatory website link
has additional information about
the history of the fort as well
as a downloadable brochure (pdf
format). Park and observatory
admission fees are in effect
once the park opens to the
general public on Tuesday, May
1, 2012. Prior to that date the
grounds outside the fort are
open to the general public.
Updated Sunday, April 22, 2012
In case of rain and soggy
ground we can run all activities within the
shelter of the fort. Bring your warm cloak and a chair for your best comfort
during the day.
8:00 AM - Open the gates for set-up.
9:00 AM -Check in Gate opens.
Tourney sign-up, weapons and armor inspections,
authorizations, melees, etc. Melees and free
bouting can take place during the day under the
direct supervision of marshals. A&S display area
9:30 AM The Famished Fox
Tavern opens and the warming fire is lit for
your enjoyment! Table and bench seating is
available. We will be offering song and dance.
There will be an SCA 101 discussion if there is
a gathering of new folk.
10:30 AM - All tourneys start unless otherwise
indicated by the Marshals in Charge for Youth
Combat, Adult Fighting, and Adult Rapier Combat (see
Combat Arts schedule to your right - subject to
change by Marshals In Charge).
11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Light fare
The Famished Fox menu features the
Hard boiled eggs
The menu, though simple, will be vegetarian and
12:30 PM - Tournaments resume.
1:15 PM - Dayboard closes. The warm fire in the
Famished Fox Tavern will continue to be
maintained for your warmth and comfort. Bards
collect for an after board revel. Come, sing and
2:00 PM - Check in Gate closes. Afternoon
tea in the tavern.
After 2:00 PM - Come and
dance with Lord Gwillim and Lady Constancia.
Learn a few steps to period dances or simply
enjoy watching. Novice dancers are warmly
welcomed and gently guided through the basics of
3:15 PM Tournaments end.
3:30 PM - Closing ceremonies and awards.
4:00 PM - Site Closes / Clean up begins.
5:00 PM - Fort Knox closes - The park rangers
will lock the front gates of the fort.
Lord Spvrivs Ivlivs Flavivs
Authorizations / Warm up
Youth Combat Tournament
Adult Rapier Combat:
The Honorable Lord Colin Fraser MacLeod
9:30 am - Authorizations - get inspected
There will be three round robin pools to seed
everyone and then a straight single elimination
tournament with small melee work and pick ups
No Youth fencing tournament
Lord Ané du Vey
Please contact the
Marshals In Charge with any questions about the
Arts & Sciences Display:
Lady Agatha Wanderer
Gentles of Endewearde and our
most welcome neighbors are invited to bring and
display their finished projects and works in
Documentation is not required, but a
brief description is welcome.
The populace will vote on their favorite
piece, and the winner will receive a handmade
Dancing & Bardic
Lord Gwillim Kynith and
Lady Constancia de Vianne
KEY EVENT STAFF
Lord Nevell Sudlow
Event Stewards & Gate Check in:
Lord Marek Casimir and Lord Peter Pedrick
Chatelaine / Gold
Lord Finán ua Celaig
Lady Mabbe atte Eye
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If you are new and attending
your first few SCA events
please click here to refer to the collection of
Newcomer Information articles linked from
the Endewearde website.
Please contact our Newcomer coordinator for
assistance in understanding what to bring for
your comfort to an SCA event, what to pack for
dayboard and evening feast, and to make
arrangements to borrow appropriate clothing
(called "garb") for an event. Write to
Lord Finan at email@example.com and
mention that you would like to learn more about
attending your first SCA event. If you need to
borrow medieval clothing for this event (such as
a simple tunic you can wear over everyday
clothing) please let Lord Finan know ahead of
time so he can help find a comfortable tunic in
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$6.00 for adult SCA
members 18 and older
$3.00 for youths under 18
Babes in arms are free admission
$5 extra for adults without proof of SCA
membership (your SCA membership card or
Pikestaff mailing label is proof of membership).
Feast: A light dayboard (lunch) is included as
part of admission. Please bring your feast gear.
No reservations are required or accepted.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc.
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Lord Nevell Sudlow
Send Reservations to:
No money will be accepted in advance.
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Historic Fort Knox State
US Rt. 174
Prospect, ME 04416
From Belfast: Proceed north on
US Rte 1, through Searsport and Stockton
Springs, immediately before crossing the new
Penobscot Narrows bridge, take a left onto Rte.
174. Fort Knox will be approximately 1/8 mile up
on your right.
From Bar Harbor: Follow US Rte.
1 south across the new Penobscot Narrows bridge,
immediately adjacent to the town of Bucksport.
Once over the bridge take a right onto Rte. 174.
Fort Knox will be approximately 1/8 mile up on
From Bangor: (two route
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
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
1/8 mile up on your right.
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