Storvik Baronial Birthday
September 16- 18, 2011
Barony of Storvik

At the urging of Pope Innocent III, thousands of troops marched into southern France in 1209, bent on crushing the Cathars, a Christian sect that defied many of the teachings on the Catholic Church. The result was a twenty-year campaign that trenched Languedoc in blood and caused the deaths or dislocation of thousands of civilians, Cathar and Catholic alike. 

This year's Storvik Baronial Birthday will whisk its heavy fighters back to those days in sunny southern France and places whose names echo through the ages: Beziers, Toulouse, Carcassonne. As in years past, the heavy fighting will consist of a branched melee campaign with two teams: the crusaders and the Cathars. Commanders will work with a campaign map to choose their routes, choose their ground, and the results of previous scenarios will influence later ones.  The day will be filled with all the fighting you can handle, and there will be a minimum of down time.  The fighting will start on time.  The coveted battle map will be awarded to the most valuable unit as determined by the marshals watching the combat.  In years past we have had large-scale participation from groups in the East and all over Atlantia.  You can expect a large turnout.

Northern Atlantia is a treasure trove of gifted rapier fighters, and you can expect the rapier fighting to be of high quality as well.  We encourage baronies and households to gather their units.

Authorizations begin at 10am and fighting begins at 11am sharp!

There will also be target archery and youth combat. Baron William and Baroness Sorcha will choose their champions in armored combat, rapier, youth combat and A&S this day.


Martial Activities:  Melee, rapier, and youth combat. MiC is Lord Joselin d'outremer.  

Arts & Sciences Activities:
 A&S contest on the theme of French arts circa 13th century. Non-theme A&S displays are also welcome!

       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 (5-17):              $5.00 Day-Trip  $10.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
       Child (0-4):                 $0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Storvik

Cost Notes:  $2 discount for registration by Sept 8. Make Checks Payable To: "SCA Inc/Barony of Storvik" or pay by credit card on ACCEPS

Site:  Patuxent River Park, 16000 Croom Airport Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20772. Opens at 4pm on Friday, closes at 3:30pm on Sunday.

Site Restrictions:  Discreetly damp (only period containers). Fire in fire rings only - rings and firewood are provided. Dogs are welcomed but must be leashed at all times. Please clean up after your pet!

Feast Information:  An early French feast will be prepared by Mistress Caitlin Enniskillen in the evening.

Merchanting Information:  Merchants are welcome! Please contact Merchant Coordinator, Herveus d'Ormonde (Michael Houghton), at herveus[AT]

Other Information:  Target archery competition shoot for all ages and levels, with all new targets. Theme is "Tales of the Dark Woods" run by Nuala and Geoffrey of Needwood. Dancing and bardic circle will take place after feast.

Autocrat's Information:  Kunigunde von Darmstadt (Becky Green), 116 Lee Ave. Apt 209, Takoma Park, MD 20912,  Phone: (703) 929-7423, E-mail:  lilkender[AT]

Reservations:  Tirzah Mac Crudden (Evelyn Brady), 3408 Stonehall Drive, Beltsville, MD 20705,  Phone: (703) 966-0787, E-mail:  LLTirzah[AT]

Directions:  From The Capital Beltway, 495 either direction. EXIT 11A Rt. 4 South/East toward UPPER MARLBORO (6mi). Exit right on Old Crain Hwy Take the ramp toward US-301/ WALDORF. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto OLD CRAIN HWY. Turn LEFT onto CROOM STATION RD. Turn LEFT onto CROOM RD/ MD-382. Turn LEFT onto CROOM AIRPORT RD. Drive to end. Site is on the right.

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