Drums of War
April 06- 08, 2012
Canton of Baelfire Dunn


The drums of war have sounded………………..

The year is 1412.  Europe is immersed in the battle for France.  The House of Valois and the House of Plantagenet are waging war for control of the French throne.  The House of Valois has claimed the title of King of France, while the Plantagenets have claimed the thrones of both France and England.  The country is torn.  The camp is divided.  Which side will you support?  Will you choose to fly the French Feur de lis or display the English lion.  You must choose your allegiance when you arrive on site and step back into this war torn time in history known as The Hundred Years War.

On the fields of Elchenburg Castle, these epic battles will continue.  Melees of grand proportions in both heavy and rapier will offer opportunities for practice and authorization.  Archers will have opportunities to hone their skills as well. Thrown weapons, siege weapons and more will be there.

Website:   https://sites.google.com/site/drumsofwar2012/

Martial Activities:  Heavy melees, rapier melees, archery and thrown weapons, siege demo and authorizations.

Arts & Sciences Activities:
 Back by popular demand, the Fighter Fashion Show will occur again this year.   There will be a baronial banner making competition in the French or English style, with a prize for the winner. It is encouraged but not required that entries be donated to the barony to be displayed at future events.  There will be a brewing competition with prizes for each category as well as brewing classes.  Lady Murienne will sponsor a French vs English dessert competition. Bring your best period dessert from either of the warring countries, they will be judged twice, once for how period they are (yes documentation is required), and once for how tasty they are! There will be a prize for each!  Since it is Easter weekend, there will be a Easter Bonnet competition with prizes- Best period head wear documented to the time of the theme.  There will also be a scroll blank competition in the French or English style with prizes.  There will be a drumming competition with Master Achbar.  There will be French and English dancing in the castle after the feast.  Check our website for a list of classes.

Cost:  
       Adult, Member:           $12.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
       Adult, Non-Member:   $17.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
       Youth (7-17):              $7.00 Day-Trip   $5.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
       Child (0-6):                 $0.00 Day-Trip   $5.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc., Canton of Baelfire Dunn

Cost Notes:  Pre-registration Cost: Adult Member:  $10.00  Includes Camping, Adult Non-Member:  $15.00  Includes Camping, Youth: Ages 7-17  $7.00  Includes Camping, Child:  Ages 0-6  FREE  Includes Camping.

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc. Canton of Baelfire Dunn

Site:  Elchenburg Castle  2239 Center Road, Boonville, NC 27001  Site will open at 2:00 pm on Friday, April 6th  and close at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 7th. Site closes 12pm Sunday.

Site Restrictions:  Elchenburg Castle is a beautiful site but it is essentially a farm field. It may pose challenges to those with mobility issues.  Please plan accordingly.  Respect each other, the site and the staff.  Ground fires are allowed if pits are filled in, stones and wood removed from site or to the woods. Alcohol beverages, consumption & sharing must follow modern laws. YOU MUST BE 21 to consume alcohol. If you share alcohol, ensure the recipient is at least 21. Violation is cause for being put off site. Pets are allowed Leashed and Attended at all times. Be certain to clean up after your pets.

Feast Information:  A 5-course feast will be prepared with dishes from both sides of the war. French and English will join together for a hearty feast in celebration of the spring, and in hope of a time of peace. Feast will be available for the first 50 people to reserve a seat. For Dietary concerns please contact Lady Murienne l'aloiere at dragonfly78[AT]gmail.com.  The fee for feast will be a mere $5.00 per person.

Merchanting Information:  Merchants are welcome and encouraged.  Please contact Till Campbell, Seneschal, Baelfire Dunn at tillfirehorn[AT]yahoo.com for information.

Other Information:  Children’s Activities:  Easter Egg Hunt, egg coloring, Archery. Newcomer's Point will be available to educate and assist all who are interested in learning more about the SCA.

Autocrat's Information:  Lady Caitlin MacDonoughue (Ruth Harris), 136 Romany Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117,  Phone: (704) 773-0179, E-mail:  caitlinofbaelfiredun[AT]yahoo.com

Reservations:  Lord Edmund Hawkesworth (Bailey Harris), 136 Romany Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117,  Phone: (704) 799-6783, E-mail:  ednund.hawkesworth[AT]yahoo.com

Directions:  

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 Rd. Approx. 8 miles later is a Pure Oil gas station on the left. 1.4 miles past the Pure Oil station, turn right on Willow Lane, just past Mitchel Chapel United Methodist Church. 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: Be Aware, signs from this direction are routinely stolen. Be certain to have a backup for finding site. 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 I-40 and Bypass I-40. Continue on 421 until the Yadkinville/Highway 601 Exit. At the end of the exit ramp in Yadkinville, turn right toward Boonville. Proceed into Yadkinville, and turn left onto old Highway 421. From old 421 one turn right on Booger Swamp Road, and at the end of Booger Swamp, turn right on Center Road. Turn left on Willow Lane. If you see the Mitchel Chapel United Methodist Church, you have gone too far.


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