Mongols, Mayhem, and Murder!
December 12, 2009
Canton of Crois Brigte

Good friends, on this day in the fall of 1274 on the island of Tsushima (off the coast of Japan), we are about to witness historic events. The Mongols are prepared to invade Japan, and the negotiations and banquet today are an attempt to forestall the invasion. A wealthy Japanese lord has laid on an amazing day of festivities, highlighted by a feast guaranteed to delight all guests! In honor of the attendees, the feast will feature courses of Mongol and Chinese cuisine, in addition to Japanese. Unfortunately, these important negotiations are destined to be marred by murder(s) most foul! But this is more than a stage play, and you dear friends are more than honored guests. We are counting on you to answer the age old questions “Whodunit?” and “why”? At the end of the afternoon, each guest will be asked to fill out a sheet of paper describing their interpretation of the mystery, and who the culprit(s) is(are). After evaluating the detectives’ work, the murderer(s) will be hauled off in chains to face the Emperor’s Justice, and the detective who solved the crime most correctly will win a prize.

In addition to the feast, we will have gaming in the morning and court dancing to celebrate the (we hope!) negotiated peace after the meal. The meal and murder will start promptly at 1 pm. Please bring feast gear.

For dietary concerns, please contact Makai at

The Mistress of Murder is Baroness Jeanmaire Ilaria Beatrice du Domremy.

Attendance restrictions: Due to the focused nature of this event, attendance is limited to the first 80 gentles who pre-register. So, please plan to register quickly in order to reserve a space!


Member: $12.00 Day-Trip

Non-member: $15.00 Day-Trip

Child (0–2): $0.00 Day-Trip

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Canton of Crois Brigte

Cost Notes: Parents please note that there is no discount for children over the age of 2. There is no additional charge for feast, as the feast (and murder) are the primary activities of the day.

Site: St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, 2575 Parkway Dr., Winston-Salem, NC, 27103. The site will open at 10 am and close at 7 pm.

Site Restrictions: No pets except service animals, no firearms, smoking only in designated areas.

Feast Information: Feast will contain courses from the major cultures represented: Mongol, Japanese, and Chinese. Autocrat’s Information: Makai (Neca Johnson), 1752 Round Hill Cir., Kernersville, NC 27284, Phone: (336) 992-2585, E-mail:

Reservations: Ceridwen of Taylorwood (Judy Thomas), 1328 Taylor Rd., East Bend, NC 27018, Phone: (336) 699-4071, E-mail:

From 40 West: At exit 206, take ramp RIGHT to I-40 Business. Take the Knollwood St. exit- 3A. Turn LEFT onto Knollwood St. Turn LEFT onto Parkway Dr. Parkway ends at the church.

From 40 East: Merge onto I-40 BR E / US-421 S via EXIT 188 on the LEFT toward Winston-Salem. Take the Knollwood St. exit- EXIT 3A. Turn RIGHT onto Knollwood St. Turn LEFT onto Parkway Dr. Parkway ends at the church.

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