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Barony of Endewearde
Silver Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, April 20, 2013

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The event site is Historic Fort Knox State Park on Route 174 in Prospect, Maine


Twenty five years have passed since the East Kingdom Shire of Endewearde celebrated its change from incipient to full shire status. Today the tender young Barony of Endewearde eagerly stands at the head of a new path, certain to encounter many exciting changes as its journey begins. Thus we pause for a day to rest and extend welcome to our dear friends so they may join us in a 25th Silver Anniversary Celebration.

We shall rejoice in this occasion with displays of prowess in the combat arts of heavy list and rapier. There will also be lively dance, delectable foods and glorious song echoing from the fort ramparts. A light fare dayboard will be served as well as a mid-afternoon dessert of beverages and cake so we may gather to celebrate the good fortunes of faire Endewearde. Additional information regarding youth & other activities as well as site specific information will be posted here.

Site opens: 8:00 a.m.
Site closes: 5:00 p.m.

Event Location

Fort Knox State Historic Site
711 Fort Knox Road
Prospect, ME 04981

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  • Parking: There 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.

  • Drinking Water: Please plan to bring your own drinking water to this event. The drinking fountains on site have not yet been fully cleaned and confirmed to be safe for public use. The drinking fountains should not be used. 

  • Facilities & Handicap Accessibility: There are handicap accessible flush toilets 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 MUST have the Minor Consent To Participate And Hold Harmless waiver document signed for each child 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 form, Medical 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, Lady Bryn Millar, for additional assistance with questions regarding Guest Minors.

  • Clothing: An 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"). Limited loaner clothing will be available at the event. Endewearde has simple and comfortable selection of loaner clothing in a wide variety of sizes to help you attend our SCA events.

  • Dayboard: If 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. 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.

  • Site Information: The Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory website link at 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 Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Prior to that date the grounds outside the fort are open to the general public. 

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Updated Monday, April 15, 2013

General Day Schedule

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.

9:30 AM The Bare Blade Tavern Room opens and the warming fire is lit for your enjoyment! Bench seating is available. Arts & Sciences display area opens.

10:30 AM - Two Rapier Combat tournaments will be run concurrently: Smallsword and Cut & Thrust. Authorizations for Adult Heavy List and free play runs at this time. See details in the column to your right. 

11:30 AM - 1:15 PM Light fare Dayboard. The Bare Blade Tavern menu features the following:

    Braised Pork in Honey, Orange, and Spices*^
    Roasted Root Vegetable Soup*^$
    Balls'n' Broth Chicken Soup^
    Boiled Eggs*^

    A Variety of Breads^$
    (there will be gluten free bread available)

    A Variety of Condiments (including Mustard of Doom^, Toum^, Roasted Garlic Hummus^, Honey Butter, and Dandelion Jelly^)*$

    A Variety of Fresh Fruits and Cheeses
    Lightly flavored shortbrede dessert
    Beverages will also be available

* = Gluten Free
^ = Dairy Free
$ = Vegetarian

Please bring your feastware for dayboard and afternoon cake. Dish washing is not available on site so please plan accordingly.    

12:30 PM - Heavy List Tournament begins. Bare Blade rapier melee begins.

1:30 PM  (or earlier) - Dance in the Tavern. 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 popular dances.  The warm fire in the Bare Blade Tavern Room will continue to be maintained for your warmth and comfort.

2:00 PM (or earlier)- Check in Gate closes.  

2:45 - 3:00 PM Heavy List tournament and Rapier Combat melee ends.

3:15 PM - Gather in the Tavern for cake & beverages. Bring your tankard to toast the good fortune of Endewearde. Sing, share stories of your favorite memories of Endewearde over the years or just hang out with the crowd. Closing ceremonies and awards for competitions will be conducted at this time.

4:15 PM -  Final clean up begins.

5:00 PM - Fort Knox closes - The park rangers will lock the front gates of the fort.


Lord Gwillim Kynith thought it might be fun to use that as the theme for the A&S Competition at the Endewearde Silver Anniversary bash on April 20th at Fort Knox. That's right!!! A&S Competition at the fort!!!

Gwillim writes, So here's the plan: Bring your A&S project that's NOT DONE YET and show it off, whatever you've got done so far. Show off the notes and drawings that you're working from. Bring the tools you're using and show THEM off, too. Show off the documentation that you're using. Show off whatever it is that has inspired you. Seriously! Just put together some sort of nice presentation with whatever you've got done so far, as long as it's NOT DONE YET. If you wish, include your tools, your plans, your documentation, your inspiration, anything that pertains to your A&S project that's NOT DONE YET!!!

The idea is to take the pressure off and have fun. So often we have to scramble to get things done at the last minute. Well, now you don't have to worry about finishing it. Besides, for many of us, the journey is more fun than the destination.

There will be entry forms available upon sign-in. Gwillim will work with the Chamberlain to have enough tables available to display your wares. We'll use pretty much the same format as the competition at Endewearde's Tourney of Love, with each entry getting a basket into which the populace will place tokens to vote for their favorite/s. Once the votes have been counted, we'll announce the winners!!! There will be prizes created by Endewearde artisans.

In Service,
Lord Gwillim, Minister of Arts & Sciences


Activities Coordinators


In planning your arrival time at the site and participation for any type of combat, please allow at least 30 minutes or more  to park, haul your gear, check in at gate, gear up / get inspected, and sign up for tournament.

Youth Fencing:
Don Jordan Harvey
No Youth Fencing tournament is planned. Contact Don Jordan for information about youth fencing authorizations. 

Youth Combat:
Seeking youth combat marshal - Contact Lady Bryn Millar for more information.

Adult Rapier Combat:
The Honorable Lord Frasier MacLeod

9:30 AM - Authorizations - inspections - sign up for tournaments. 


10:30 - 11:30 AM Fencing tournaments

Jehan's Smallsword Tournament (Don Fraiser)- single weapon, thrust only. Format will likely be single or double elimination depending on number of entrants.

Jehan's Cut & Thrust Tournament (Lord Radbod) - Runs concurrently with Smallsword Tourney.

Free play fencing is allowed under the supervision of a marshal and as space allows.


12:30 - 3:00 PM Bare Blade Tavern melee (Don Jordan Harvey and Lord Radbod)

Adult Fighting
Lord Ané du Vey

10:30 - 11:30 AM Authorizations

12:30 - 3:00 PM Unmatched Weapons Tournament, round robin format. The fighter with a lower standing in the Order of Precedence will choose the weapon form of their choice. Their opponent may then choose any weapon form other than the one already chosen. In the event that they are unable to fight a different form, they will be provided with a weapon of the marshals choice.

A second tournament or free play may be run as time allows. 

Please contact the Marshals In Charge with any questions about the specific tournaments.


Arts & Sciences Display: Not Quite Done and Completed Projects
Lord Gwillim Kynith

Pressed for time but couldn't finish a project before this event? Lost inspiration on a current project? Finished something and want to display it proudly? Then we've got just the thing to inspire you to display your project, no matter what state of completion it's in!

You are invited to bring and display your finished projects and works in progress.  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 prize! For more information see the leftside column.

Dancing & Bardic Coordinators:
Lord Gwillim Kynith and Yzabell Du Pearche

Lord Gwillim will be managing dance and the A+S display area. Yzabell is managing the tavern room. Either of them should be able to assist and find a place for  entertainers who wish to perform in the tavern during the day.


Event Stewards:
Lady Bryn Millar & Lord Oleksandr Brazhnyk

Gate Check in:
Lady Constancia de Vianne

Tavern Hall Keeper:
Yzabell Du Pearche

Chatelaine / Gold Key:
Lady Agatha Wanderer

Dayboard (Lunch):
Lord Gruffydd Abernethy

Cake & Tea Afternoon Celebration:
Master Godric of Hamtun
Lady Leofwenn of Wytleseie

Tavern Fire Keeper:
Lord Seamus Na Coille Aosda


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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 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 your size.  

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At the conclusion of 25th Anniversary event, we are planning a recapitulation of our first quarter century. Accordingly, the Barony would like to ask anyone in the SCA who has good memories of the people or events, which together are the history of Endewearde, to contribute those memories in person or in writing. Recountings in prose, verse, song, or by picture, whether in person, by proxy, displayed, or written and read, would be welcome and may be sent to Endewearde's Heppin Pursuivant, Mistress Brita Mairi Svensdottir, via email to

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The Endewearde First SCA Event Sponsorship Program is designed to help welcome potential or new SCA members to their first event by defraying some of the cost. Any current paid member of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA), may sponsor one other person allowing that person to receive free admission to their first SCA event held by the Barony of Endewearde. This program requires that the SCA member's sponsored guest never have attended any SCA event before. Its goal is to allow paid members to introduce others to the SCA by accompanying them to an event, while permitting the guest to see what we're all about and what it is that we do without incurring the costs of the event fee and the Non Member Surcharge (NMS). The following conditions apply:

1. Any paid member of the SCA can sponsor ONE guest and get them into their first SCA event in Endewearde with no fees. Remember, it's one for one. (A single SCAdian member certainly can bring a whole new family as guests, but under the sponsorship program, only one of those guests gets their site fee and NMS waived.)

2. The paid SCA member acting as sponsor must accompany their guest through Troll / Check in Gate.

3. The paid SCA member acting as sponsor must garb their guest (either by making arrangements for Gold Key garb or with their own or someone else's garb).

4. This program does NOT waive separate feast or dayboard fees. It only applies to admission fees.

5. It's up to the SCA member and their guest to verify that this is, in fact, their guest's first SCA event.

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$12.00 for adults (18 and older)
$3.00 for youths under 18

Adults with proof of SCA membership receive a $5.00 discount.

A light dayboard (lunch) and afternoon cake & beverages are included as part of admission. Please bring your feast gear. No reservations are required or accepted.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

Please mention to the check in gate staff if you are planning to participate in the Endewearde Sponsorship program. 

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Event Stewards:
Lady Bryn Millar
207-631-0760 (cell)

Lord Oleksandr Brazhnyk: 207-512-4796

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Event Location

Historic Fort Knox State Park
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 your right.

From Bangor: (two route choices)

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 1/8 mile up on your right.

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