|FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT - DRAGONWYNDE'S MIDSUMMER GREAT COURT - 7/22 - 7/24/05
||[Jul. 21st, 2005|11:26 am]
The Kingdom of DragonWynde
Greetings to all Citizens, Petitioning Citizens, and Friends of DragonWynde:|
The Kingdom of DragonWynde is proud to present its annual MIDSUMMER GREAT
COURT! This year, we have all been invited to the lands of Viscount Sreang,
Lord of the Firbolg. The days will be filled with good spirits and friendship, food and competition, and of course, our semi-annual awards for those Citizens who have served the Kingdom well.
DATE: The Twenty-Second through the Twenty-Fourth of July, A.D. 3 (mka July
22 – 24, 2005)
LOCATION: Viscount Sreang's Lands (mka 640 Johnson Ave., Ronkonkoma, NY)
From Sunrise Hwy:
Take Sunrise Highway to Exit 49 (Lakeland Ave.). Head north on Lakeland past 5 traffic lights. The light after the train tracks is Johnson Ave., make left onto Johnson. The house will be the 1st on the left, #640 Johnson Ave. Park in the back.
Take the LIE to Exit 59 (Ocean Ave.) and head South. At the first light, turn right onto Johnson. Continue to house #640, park in the back.
Mapquest Map Link:
--Adults, $15; Children under 16, $7.50
--Adults, $5; Children under 16, $2.50
THINGS TO BRING:
--Camping Equipment (tent, sleeping bag, etc.)
--Folding/camp chairs to sit on (these can be purchased reasonably for $5 or $10 at local stores)
--Folding tables for feast
--Firewood for the fire
--Tiki torches/citronella (if you have them)
--A cloak/warm clothing (it will get cold at night)
--Any garb you need (Court garb, fighting garb)
--Any items pertaining to a craft you do
--Any weapons you want to carry (especially if you are a fighter)
--Any items relating to your persona (i.e. talismans, adornments)
--Feast gear (plate, cup, knife, spoon, fork, napkin)
--Plastic bag for dirty feast gear
--An entry for the Dessert contest (see below)
--An item for the Auction (see below)
--Beverages of choice - site is wet (alcohol permitted) though we ask that no one drink until after court
3pm – Viscount Sreang's Lands open; aesthetics and camp setup (we need volunteers to help with setup, it takes at the very least 4 people to raise the large pavilion)
Dusk - The Fire shall be lit, signaling the beginning of the event
Dinner – BYO, grills will be available.
8am – 11am: Breakfast (BYO) and finish setup. We will probably do a breakfast run for those who wish it.
All tents must be set up by 11am or else you will have to wait until classes
end to set them up--NO exceptions, this will be STRICTLY enforced!
11am – Event officially opens. Gate ("troll") opens.
11:30am – Opening Court and Announcements
12:00pm – Day board - Bread w/honey butter, crackers, fruit, cheese, Yard `o' Beef (summer sausage), iced tea, lemonade, water
Period games will be available in the Games Tent throughout the day—Chess, cards, parchisi, etc. Viscount Sreang will also be running DragonWynde Jeopardy. Come test your knowledge of DragonWynde and Celtic History and Lore!
"Medievalism 101" – Queen Myfanwy and Squire Malakai will present a class on
how to flesh out a persona, and the customs of our great Kingdom.
Beaded Jewelry and Chainmaille – The Gem Fairy shares with us the art of creating period-replica beaded jewelry (earrings this time!). In conjunction, Squire Malakai will be instructing us in the making of chainmaille.
Marshalling - Viscount Sreang will be presenting a class on combat marshalling. Topics will include safety on the listfield, combat rules,
and weapons inspection.
5pm – 7pm – Feast preparation, change into court garb. At this time we will allow those who have not yet set up tents to set them up.
7pm – FEAST
Bring your best feast gear, and don't forget the candles!! CHALICE RULES are
in effect! In other words, keep those mundane bottles out of sight! The site
is "Very Wet" (alcohol permitted), BYOB!
Your Head Feastocrat is Viscount Sreang.
His Excellency is pleased to offer the following menu to tempt your palate:
--Viscount Sreang's Marinated Pork Brisket
--Roasted Potatoes, with Rosemary/Garlic and Butter
We will be holding DragonWynde's 2nd Dessert Competition. Bring your finest
desserts for judging! Will the defending Dessert Champion, Viscount Firodan,
be able to retain his title?
We will be holding an auction to raise money for the Kingdom. Donations of
period-related items are appreciated. (i.e. garb, blades, feast gear, medieval books/music/movies, etc.)
8:30pm – Clean up and Court Setup
9pm – COURT
Midsummer marks the time of the year when we honor those Citizens who have
performed exemplary work in the areas of Service, the Arts, Magick, and the
Martial Arts. Please see Viscount Malakai before Court if you have any business before Their Majesties.
10pm - Revel 'til you pass out!! There will also be a bardic/history circle
around the camp fire to be hosted by Their Majesties for those who wish to
be enchanted before they become inebriated! Come and sing a song or tell us
a story about your persona's or the Kingdom's history.
10-10:30am - Breakfast - Shake out the cobwebs! IF YOU DON'T AT LEAST GET A
PLATE OUTSIDE YOUR TENT DURING THIS TIME PERIOD YOU WILL NOT EAT!
Lord Protector the Gnogre is waking up to cook for all of you... the least
you could do is wake up for it!! Scrambled eggs, coffee, bbbbacon!, coffee,
toast, coffee, tea, coffee and... uh... oh yeah...coffee!!
10:30-11am – Fighter Registration. ALL weapons must be inspected by the Marshalls before they are used on the list field.
11am – 12:30pm – Fighter Warm-up and pickup fights.
12:30pm – Day board - Bread w/honey butter, fruit, cheese, Yard `o' Beef
(summer sausage), iced tea, lemonade, water. IF YOU PLAN ON FIGHTING, EAT LIGHT!
"RagnaROCK" - Ressurection Ragnarok battle (Each-fighter-for-him/herself melee) with an added twist - the spectators get to throw boffer "rocks" at
the combatants - which count as wounds/kills!
"Iron Man" - 2 teams battle each other in 3 events (Field battle, bridge battle, castle battle). The team has to win each stage of the battle in succession to win the tournament. If the other team wins at any stage, you go back to the previous step until there is a winner.
Leg Wrestling - Who will challenge "Vermithrax of the Iron Leg" and the others in Leg Wrestling?
5pm - Fire is extinguished/Cleanup/Outlurk - We also need volunteers to break down the large pavillion.
RSVPs ARE APPRECIATED