Stierbach's Baronial Birthday
June 22, 2013
Barony of Stierbach

Summer is here, so let the good times begin!  Join Stierbach for our Baronial Birthday!


Martial Activities:
House Turniva, in conjunction with the Barony of Stierbach, proudly presents…

The First EVER House Turniva Pentathlon Challenge on June 22, 2013 during the Stierbach Baronial Birthday.

In order to participate in the Turniva Pentathlon Challenge, individuals must compete in five categories: Armored Combat, Rapier Combat, Target Archery, Thrown Weapons, and Arts and Science.

Each of the five events will have a weighted score and will count equally toward the overall challenge.

The Challenge shall be run in the following manner:

1. A&S phase: Drop off your A&S entry at the display table after checking in and setting up. Be sure to let Lady Amie Sparrow, the A&S coordinator, know that your entry is for the Pentathlon. The Muse for this Challenge is Atlantian symbols in the medium of your choice. Be it elements for heraldry, awards or anything that makes you think Atlantia. Some level of documentation is required for the process and medium.

2. Combat Phase: The Rapier and Armored Combat fields will be run in a progressive bear pit in 2 blocks of 45 minutes. Each participant will have the opportunity to compete in both as there will be a 15 minute break in between each 45 minute block. E.G. Joe fighter starts in the AC list and fights for the first 45 minutes. During the break, Joe then switches to his R kit and then fights in the second 45 minute block on the R list.

3. Missile Phase: Upon completion of Phase 2, the pentathlon entrants will make their way to the TA and TW ranges. There will be a specific course of fire for each range. Details the day of the event. Time limit to completing Phase 3 is close of range.

At the conclusion, all of the points will be tallied and the entrant with the overall highest score will be announced as the winner of the First EVER House Turniva Pentathlon.

The winner will receive a $100.00 Gift Certificate to the SCA merchant of his/her choice.

The Pentathlon is being held in conjunction with the day’s activities and you do not have to enter the Pentathlon to enjoy the day. So come fight, shoot, throw and create.

For questions please contact Sir Turgeis turgeis[AT] or Mistress Sunniva MistressSunniva[AT]

Marshal-in-Charge: Sir Turgeis Hakonsson turgeis[AT] (540) 720-0529 No calls after 10pm.
Armored Combat: Oswin of Sudentorre, Brianjroth1[AT]
Rapier: Master Flaithrí Ó Cearnaigh, flaithri[AT]
Archery: Lord Dietrich Saphir zum Drache, archery-marshal[AT]

Our current Equestrian Champion Wayne de Bruce has come up with a course to try your skill with speed, accuracy, and spiff! Using Saracen heads, reeds, rings, Birjas, javelin toss, & equitation skills he challenges all lancers to try the games! For further questions, contact Lady Alienor de Bathe alienorb48912[AT] (540) 635-2145, no calls after 9pm.

Arts & Sciences Activities:  
A&S for Baronial Birthday is an open display of projects, both completed and in-progress. The Baronial A&S Champion will be chosen this day. Bring your Arts & Sciences projects so that your work can be admired and praised by the populace! There will be no judging. Minimal documentation is requested for the item, just enough so that folks know what they’re looking at.

For example,
Time period – late 16th century
 Culture – England
 Inspiration – I found a picture of a leather shoe on the Victoria & Albert Museum website.
 What materials did you use? – Leather

Think of it this way…your work may inspire someone to create their own. It often does! What would you tell someone to help that person with his or her own project?  Contact Lady Amie Sparrow (amiesparrow[AT] with any questions.


        Adult, Member:              $10.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:      $15.00 Day-Trip $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Youth (6-17):                  $5.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-5):                     $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  
SCA, Inc., Barony of Stierbach

Cost Notes:  
Lunch is not included but there are a number of restaurants within the town of Warrenton, about 2 miles away.

Fauquier County Fairgrounds 6209 Old Auburn Rd. Warrenton, VA 20187. Site opens 9am, closes 10pm.

Site Restrictions:  
Site is dry.  Park in gravel parking lots ONLY.  No animals allowed inside buildings.  Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. Overnight camping is NOT available.

Feast Information:  
Lord Sigmani Regvinn is once again preparing a delicious feast for you to enjoy.  Feast spots are limited to 50, so get your pre-registration in as soon as possible! Contact him at 5507 Elder St. Fredericksburg, VA 22407 Mdunnmusic[AT] for dietary questions.

Merchanting Information:  
Lady Genefe Wölfelin moliver16[AT] (540) 841-6606 No calls after 9 pm.

Autocrat's Information:  
Lady Palfi Jozsa (Crystal Thurber), 4007 Farrington Ct, #202, Woodbridge, VA 22192,  Phone: (703) 209-0140, E-mail:  palfi.jozsa[AT]

Lady Christina de Needham  (Jeanne Zabel ), 12397 Cleydael Blvd., King George, VA 22485


NOTE: GPS units might not be able to locate site!

1. Take your best route to I-95.
2. Take exit 133 for US-17 N toward Warrenton. (0.9 mi)
3. Merge onto U.S. 17B N/Warrenton Rd.  Continue to follow U.S. 17B N. (27.0 mi)
4. Turn right onto US-15 N/U.S. 17B N/US-29 N/James Madison Hwy. Continue to follow US-15 N/U.S. 17B N/US-29 N (6.2 mi)
5. Take the County Rd 643 exit toward Warrenton (0.3 mi)
6. Turn Right onto Co Rd 643/Meetze Rd. (0.9 mi)
7. Turn Left onto Co Rd 670/Old Auburn Rd. Destination will be on the right. (0.7 mi)

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