Barony of Endewearde
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
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.
Fort Knox State Historic Site
711 Fort Knox Road
Prospect, ME 04981
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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.
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
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
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, Lady Bryn Millar, 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
loaner clothing will be
available at the event. 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
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 Wednesday, May
1, 2013. Prior to that date the
grounds outside the fort are
open to the general public.
Updated Monday, April 15, 2013
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
The Bare Blade Tavern menu features the
Braised Pork in Honey,
Orange, and Spices*^
Roasted Root Vegetable Soup*^$
Balls'n' Broth Chicken Soup^
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
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
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.
ARTS & SCIENCES
EXPANDED INFORMATION - NOT QUITE DONE
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!!!
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
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
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.
Lord Gwillim, Minister of Arts & Sciences
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.
Don Jordan Harvey
No Youth Fencing tournament is planned.
Contact Don Jordan for information about youth
Seeking youth combat marshal -
Contact Lady Bryn Millar for more
Adult Rapier Combat:
The Honorable Lord Frasier MacLeod
9:30 AM - Authorizations - inspections - sign up
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
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)
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
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
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
Dancing & Bardic
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.
KEY EVENT STAFF
Lady Bryn Millar &
Lord Oleksandr Brazhnyk
Gate Check in:
Lady Constancia de Vianne
Tavern Hall Keeper:
Yzabell Du Pearche
Chatelaine / Gold
Lady Agatha Wanderer
Lord Gruffydd Abernethy
Cake & Tea Afternoon
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.
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
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25 YEARS OF MEMORIES MADE IN ENDEWEARDE
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
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
4. This program does NOT waive separate feast or
dayboard fees. It only applies to admission
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.
Please mention to the check
in gate staff if you are planning to participate
in the Endewearde Sponsorship program.
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Lady Bryn Millar
Lord Oleksandr Brazhnyk:
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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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