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Blackstone Raid XIV
AEthelmearc Spring Coronation
April 21st to April 24th 2005
A Coronation at the Raid
Changes To This Page Shown In Red 3/30/05
The long sleep of winter is leaving the lands and the drums of war are sounding in the hills. The cycle continues yet again in the humble Barony of Blackstone Mountain, as the Kingdom of the Middle again marches forth across our fair borders in search of the mystical black rocks that are necessary for strong steel.
As the great wheel of time rolls on, it has arrived the season for their Majesties to step down and their Highnesses to take the thrones. Their Highnesses have invited all in the land to come join the festivities of their coronation and defense of glorious AEthelmearc.
The event will take place at:
Camp Virgil Tate
RR 4 Box 141B Camp Virgil Tate Road
Charleston WV 25312
Site opens Thursday the 21st at noon and closes Sunday the 24th at noon. The site is discretely damp. If special assistance is needed please contact the autocrat.
As usual this year there is ample camping at Blackstone Raid
Artisans of the World come and enter your fineries at our Arts and Science Competition or The Fourth Annual Arts and Sciences Triathlon on Saturday (All entries must be registered by 9 AM). This year's competition is organized by Baroness Rowan le Beau, Jeanne Cress, 304-722-2200 (Before 10 PM), email@example.com.
GENERAL RULES FOR ENTRY
1. An entrant may choose to enter individual categories or the Triathlon.
2. Items must be new work, no works previously entered into competition.
3. Work must be original, no kits.
4. Novice entries should be marked as such (novice is defined as an individual
who has never placed an entry into competition before).
5. Documentation must be included in each entry.
6. There will be no winner declared in a main category unless there are at least three entries in the category. Items from categories having less than three entries may be grouped another subgroup at the discretion of the Triathlon Autocrat.
7. For participation in the Triathlon you must have an entry in three major (lettered) categories)
8. Cross entries are acceptable, but limited to a maximum of three categories per item.
For those with a more physically active nature, there will be heavy weapons, fencing, thrown weapons and archery shoots throughout the weekend. The week will be filled with a variety of battles and tournaments. Combat archery and siege weaponry will be allowed in many of the battles. The field will be open throughout the event. Friday will be our annual Torch Light Tournament. Saturday will be filled with the Field, Bridge and Castle Battles.
As always Merchants are encouraged to attend. There is no fee but we will ask for a small donation. Cut off date for a table is April 15, 2005. Any needs or concerns about merchanting should be directed to the Merchantacrat, Frederick The Bald (Fred Sayre) at 304-562-0226 (no calls after 9 PM).
For feast inquires please contact the Autocrat.
Please send your reservations as early as possible to Lady Gwyneth Olafsdottir (Rici Tegarden), SCA Barony of Blackstone Mountain, P.O. 11548, Charleston WV. 25339. Full payment must be made at the time of your reservations. If you have any questions feel free to contract Lady Gwyneth at firstname.lastname@example.org. or 304-727-4427 (no calls after 9 pm). All reservations must be postmarked by April 7th 2005. Please include both SCA and mundane names. All cancellation request must be made by April 7th 2005 to receive full refund. No cash refunds will be given, refunds will be mailed to you.
Site $15.00 Adults
$ 8.00 Children (Under 5 is free)
Feast $12.00 Adults
$ 5.00 Children (Under 16,and at children's table only)
$80.00 Family cap
Please do not include the NMS fee, this will be collected at Troll
Lodging At Blackstone Raid XIV
AS of 3-30-05
Lodge $55.00/night (minimum Friday and Saturday occupancy)
$150.00 Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.
All Lodge Rooms Sold Out
Bunks $3.00 /night
Ross Boner Cottage, Reserved for Royalty, Honored Guests and Staff
Boone Maxwell Lodge, Number of rooms left---Sold Out
Pat McGovran Cottage, Number of bunks left----Sold Out
Mattie Price Cottage, Number of bunks left-----Sold Out
Mary Cunningham Cottage, Number of bunks left----Sold Out
If you have any special health or mobility concerns please contract the autocrat.
Children's Activities will be hosted by Lady Reah Brecc (Maria Mead). For
additional information concerning children's activities contact Lady Maria at
email@example.com or 304-727-7790 (5pm-10pm)
From the West: Take your best route to I-64 West. Take Exit 47B (Cross Lanes Exit) towards Cross Lanes. This is Route 622 (Goff Mountain Road). Pass straight through the traffic signal in Cross Lanes. Three miles past this traffic light is a second traffic light, at this traffic light turn left following route 622. About four or five miles turn left onto Camp Virgil Tate Road. Follow this road about one mile to the site. Watch for SCA signs after the interstate.
From all other points: Take your best route to I-77. Take Exit 111 (Tuppers Creek) towards route 21. Turn onto route 21 North towards Sissonville, after about one mile; watch for Sissonville High School on your left. At the light at the corner of the high school turn left onto Route 622, follow Route 622 for 3 ½ miles. Route 622 will make a sharp left at a Dominion Gas Transmission station. Take the left, staying on Route 622. Go for another ½ mile and turn right onto Camp Virgil Tate Road. Follow this road for about one mile to the site. Watch for SCA signs after the interstate.
PLEASE CHECK BACK OFTEN
Lord Ivan Darykson
(Ivan D. Hanson)