May 2, 3, 4, 2014
! for a Muse of fire, that would ascend the brightest heaven of invention! A kingdom for a stage, princes to act and monarchs to behold the swelling scene. Let all the peoples of Atlantia stoke a fire in their own hearts and come together to witness firsthand the pageantry and suspense unique to Crown Tournament. Noble Atlantian fighters will cross swords upon the fields of Agincourt until only one remains. Stiffen the sinews, summon up the blood, disguise fair nature with hard-favored rage; then lend the eye a terrible aspect and claim the throne of Atlantia!
HE SITE: Can this cockpit hold the vasty fields of France? Or may we cram within this site the very casques that did affright the air at Agincourt? The name of this castle that stands hard by is call'd Elchenburg, located at 2239 Center Road, Boonville, NC 27011. While beautiful, the site is also primitive and may pose challenges to those with mobility issues. Please plan accordingly. Ground fires are allowed if pits are filled in, stones and wood removed from site, or to the woods. The site is wet, however, the consumption and sharing of alcohol must follow modern laws. YOU MUST BE 21 to consume alcohol. If you share alcohol, ensure the recipient is at least 21. Pets are allowed, but must be leashed and attended at all times. Be certain to clean up after your pets. The site opens on Friday, May 2nd at Vespers (5:00pm) and closes on Sunday, May 4th at None (12:30pm).
HE ARTS AND LEISURE: In peace there's nothing so becomes a man as modest stillness and humility. In honor of Crispin Crispianus, upon whose feast day Agincourt was fought, the A&S themes will be Leather, Largesse, Look and Listen, with prizes awarded for Leather-worked items, the largesse items, heraldic display, and processional pomp. The largesse competition is a Dirty Dozen Donation Derby! Your items should be primarily blue and/or white. Entrants create 12 items that are suitable for largesse, such as 12 needle books, or 12 hats, or 12 rings (12 socks would not be appropriate, as that is only 6 pairs). All entries must be tagged and ready to be gifted to Their Majesties on the day of the competition. Items need not be documented. Judging will be done by the 'beads in a cup' method. Members of the populace are asked to come by and vote for their favorite entry! You may enter more than once! (Note: two entries means 24 items, and so forth). The winner of the competition is the gentle with the most beads in their entry's cup and they receive one item from each of the other competitor's entries. So 12 entries means the winner gets 11 prizes! The rest of the items entered into the competition will be donated to Their Majesties as largesse. The game’s afoot! While all attention falls to the Crown contest for the finals, there will be a wide variety of pastimes throughout the event up until then, including croquet, bocce, quoits, and kubb. For more information about the A&S activities, please contact the Honorable Lady Murienne l'aloiere (Nikole Harrington, 336-899-9788; murienne AT housecorvus DOT org). For more information about the Dirty Dozen Donation Derby, please contact Seigneur Dreux (Mikie Edwards, 336- 793-2935; dreux AT housecorvus DOT org). For more information about the games, please contact Lady Catherine Ambrose (Bethany Nicholls, 828-734-2796; catherine DOT ambrose85 AT gmail DOT com).
HE TOURNAMENT: But when the blast of war blows in our ears, then imitate the action of the tiger. Nothing matches the pageantry and pomp of a Crown Tournament! His Royal Majesty, King William commands that the tourney format shall be a double elimination wherein the fighters will bring their best weapons style. The final round of the tournament will be best 2 out 3, still bringing your best. Then call we this the field of Agincourt. For information about reserving field space for the Tournament (space is limited and contestants receive priority), please contact Lord Vincenzo d'Este (Bradley Mills, 704-314-6240; vincenzo AT housecorvus DOT org).
HE ARCHERY: As many arrows loosèd several ways come to one mark. A long distance archery competition will be held. There will be at least one prize shoot of the day. Best archer of the day will be recognized from the day's shooting. For more information, please contact the Honorable Lord Christophe of Grey (John Atkins, 336-969-6206; cogworks AT triad DOT rr DOT com).
HE FEAST: I swear, he'll be food for the crows soon! But no black bird has ever eaten as well as the Battle Field Feast being orchestrated by the incomparable Matsudaira Toshiyori Sensei (Master Oshi) and Signore Camillo da Milano. The King's Pavilion will be set for 80 nobles, so reserve early. Please contact either Master Oshi or Signore Camillo (John Sellers, 336-769-9130; oshi AT triad DOT rr DOT com or George Bourne, 336-209-3962; camillo DOT demilano AT gmail DOT com, respectively) regarding any dietary concerns. Please remember feast is sold by the seat, so all those who fill a seat must pre-reserve.
HE MERCHANTS: Others like merchants venture trade abroad. The fields of Agincourt are open to merchants who would sell such wares as can be desired in the hearts of Atlantia's subjects. Please contact the Honorable Lady Muriele of Aberdeen (Mary MacGregor, 828-226-7979; brightfox1 AT gmail DOT com) to coordinate merchant space or for any other assistance merchants may require.
HE RESERVATIONS: The quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to make your reservations is to use the online ACCEPS system, which securely allows you to charge your reservations to your credit card. Please visit http://acceps.ansteorra.org/ to make online reservations. You may also send USPS reservations with checks made payable to: SCA, Inc/Kingdom of Atlantia: Bailey Harris, 136 Romany Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117.
The site fee for the event is $10.00 for adult SCA members until 18 April 2014 (when ACCEPS closes). The site fee is ($6.00) for children ages 5-17. Children under 5 are our guests. The feast fee for every seat is $8.00. Unfortunately, all adult non-members must pay a $5.00 surcharge mandated by the Society. The site fee will be $15.00 at the door. Feast is by pre-reservation only.
If you need any assistance or further information, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with either the Autocrat, Lady Caitlin MacDonoughue (Ruth Harris, 704-773-0179; caitlin AT housecorvus DOT org) or her deputy Master Bran Trefonnen (Scot Myers, 704-726-3110; bran AT housecorvus DOT org).
HE DIRECTIONS: I think a' will plough up all, if there is not better directions. Directions to the fields of Agincourt at Elchenburg Castle (2239 Center Road, Boonville, NC 27011): From the South: Take your best route to I-77 North. Take exit 82 and turn right at the end of the exit ramp. *Proceed less than a mile and turn right onto Messick Rd. Proceed to the end of Messick Rd, and turn left on Center Road. Approx 8 miles later is a Pure Oil gas station on the left. 1.4 miles past the Pure Oil station, turn right at the first castle on the right on a gravel road. Signs will be posted. From Hwy 421: proceed to intersection with I-77 North, Exit 82, use directions from * From I-81: proceed to I-77 South to Exit 82, turn left at the exit ramp, use directions from * From the East: from Interstate 40, take exit to Highway 421 toward Boone and Yadkinville. This road exits from I-40 on the west side of Winston Salem near the intersection of Business I40 and Bypass I40. Continue on 421 until the Yadkinville/Highway 601 exit. At the end of the exit ramp in Yadkinville, turn right toward Booneville. Proceed into Yadkinville, and turn left onto old Highway 421. From old 421 one turn right on Bugger Swamp Road, and at the end of Bugger Swamp, turn right on Center Road, and stop at the first castle on your left, at the intersection of Willow Spring Lane and Center Road. If you see the Pure Oil station, you have gone too far. GPS Coordinates: North 36.17063 West 80.72893 Elevation 1088 ft.
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