Storvik Novice and Unbelt Tourneys
July 8th-10th, 2005
Barony of Storvik

The Honorable Barony of Storvik would like to invite you to join us in proclaiming the skills of our up and coming members at our Novice and Unbelt Tourney. Feast your eyes on the prowess of our novice and veteran soldiers and the beauty created by skilled and gentle hands in the Arts and Science Competition. Shop in the stalls of Market Street vendors picking up gifts for all wile feasting on the rich sustenance of delectable morsels provided by an array of chefs.

Martial Activities: Come to prepare for war. Heavy fighting and Rapier novices will be able to authorize (authorizations will start at 9:30) and then compete in separate Novice Tourneys with pomp and circumstance. The Storvik.s Unbelt tourney will return in full force this year for all outside of the Chivalry. Our youngest fighters will challenge each other. Arrows will fly on the north hill on the target range. Combat archers will see action during the afternoon melee scenarios led by Duke Badouin Mackenzie. A Northern Regional War Practice will occur on Sunday. Tournament winners will be honored by prizes such as a replica sword. See the Storvik website for more details (

Arts & Sciences: There will be a wide array of informal and formal classes available throughout the day. Lords and Ladies will be leading lessons in calligraphy, needlework, fingerloop braiding, dancing, brewing, cards, and many others. Please bring your skills and share them with all. Please see Storvik website (

Cost: Adult, Member: $8, Adult, Non-Member: $11, Child (6-17): $6, Child (0-5): $0. Notes: There will be a discount of $1 for all pre-registering before June 10th. There are no additions to the site fee for camping. Checks should be made payable to Barony of Storvik, SCA Inc.

Site: Marietta Mansion, 5626 Bell Station Rd, Glenn Dale, MD, 20769-9120. The site will open at 6pm Friday and close 3pm Sunday. There will be camping available both Friday and Saturday nights. There are portolets and rustic camp (simple tap water) showers. Site Restrictions: The site is wet (no original containers). No pets please.

Feast: In the spirit of novelty, food will be served by a plethora of food merchants, instead of a traditional feast. As an opportunity for trying out new things and for fundraising, we are encouraging individuals interested in bringing their favorite items to sell at the festival to contact the food coordinator. Please see the Storvik website.

Merchants are encouraged. In order to assure proper tent space and to properly gather merchant information for printing in the event schedule please email the merchant coordinator (Herveus d'Ormonde) indicating that you desire a space.

There will be a silent auction with all the proceeds going to benefit Storvik's Fighter Practice Fund. We are seeking the lost and hidden treasures within Storvik and throughout the rest of the land. Artisans, craftsmen, fighters and collectors alike are encouraged to donate their handcrafted wares or medieval and period items that may be lying around unused or unwanted, just waiting to go to good homes. Contact, the auction coordinator, Kim of Wolfshaven (Kim Toyofuku) at (301-490-9362) or email if you would like to make a donation or have any questions.

Autocrat / Reservations: Ariana of Storvik (Sarah Buchanan), 8764 Old Colony Way 2B, Alexandria, VA 22309. (202) 744-8467, email:

From south of 495 Washington Beltway on 95. Merge onto I-495 E/I-95 N/Captial Beltway toward Baltimore. Merge onto MD-202 E/Landover Rd via EXIT 17A toward Upper Marlboro. Turn LEFT onto Lottsford Rd. Turn LEFT onto MD-193 W/Enterprise Rd. Continue to follow MD-193 W. Turn LEFT onto Bell Station Rd. From the north: Make your best way to MD 295 (Washington Baltimore Parkway). Merge onto MD-295 S. Take the exit toward MD-193/Greenbelt/Goddard Space Flight Ctr. Take the ramp toward MD-193/College Park/Univ Of MD/Glenn Dale/NASA. Turn LEFT onto Southway. Turn LEFT onto MD-193 E/Greenbelt Rd. Continue to follow MD-193 E. Turn SHARP RIGHT onto Bell Station Rd.

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