Southern War Practice VIII
September 23- 25, 2016
Canton of Ritterwald
War is rapidly approaching and the warriors in Southern Atlantia need to be prepared to fight in melee scenarios.
Whether it's the strength of heavy weapons or finesse of the rapier, combat embodies the skills and traditions of SCA Martial Combat. Fighters will find instruction in a variety of military scenarios and activities to help them achieve glory on the field of war.
Several Arts and Sciences activities will also be provided including an open display and an A&S challenge from the Nottinghill Coill Baronial A&S Champion.
Spectators can look forward to the excitement and watch as our warriors prepare for the rigors that are coming.
Martial Activities: Heavy and Rapier melee scenarios and instruction. This is one of the last chances to authorize prior to War of the Wings. There will be target archery and thrown weapons. If a marshal is found, combat archery will be offered as well.
Arts & Sciences Activities: Several Arts and Sciences activities will be provided including an open display and an A&S challenge from the Nottinghill Coill Baronial A&S Champion. If you have any suggestions or requests, please contact Seigneur Dreux d'Anjou at dreux.danjou[AT]gmail[DOT]com.
Adult, Member Discount: $10.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $4.00 Camping
Adult, Event Registration: $15.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $4.00 Camping
Youth (7-16): $8.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-6): $0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Canton of Ritterwald
Cost Notes: Feast will be "below the salt" and by reservation only and is limited to the first 50 paid reservations.
Site: Alhard Manor, 1042 Woodland Dr., New Ellenton, SC 29809. Site is 50 acres including woods and a large beautiful open field with plenty of space for martial scenarios, camping, and merchants. Site features a shower and flush toilet (as well as port-o-castle), and a fire pit. Site is wet and pet friendly(but please keep dogs on a leash and pick up after them.) Site opens 2 pm Friday, and closes 12 noon Sunday.
Site Restrictions: Above-ground fire pits only; please do not dig holes. Pets are allowed if on leash at all times. Please police your pet: all residue to be picked up, properly wrapped, and placed in a waste receptacle! At the request of Alhhard Manor, the horses, the paddocks (except parking paddock) and BOTH houses are strictly off limits. Please respect this request. SPEED LIMIT ON THE SITE IS 10 MPH.
Feast Information: Feast will be "below the salt" and consist of a hearty stew cooked over an open fire and other side items.
Merchanting Information: Plenty of space will be available for merchants, and merchanting is encouraged. Please contact Baroness Ariel Benne Douw (gillasd[AT]bellsouth[DOT]net) to ensure space is reserved. (However there is plenty of room!)
Other Information: The bar of "Beerfalcon" will be open on Saturday night at the fire pit. BYOB but there will be mead to taste.
Autocrat's Information: Ariel Benne Douw (Dawn Gillas), 1042 Woodland Dr., New Ellenton, SC 29809, Phone: (803) 221-1427, E-mail: gillasd[AT]bellsouth.net
Reservations: Diederich Von Basel (Ralph Morris), 756 Palm Dr., Aiken, SC 29803, Phone: (803) 634-0160, E-mail: dosgosianos[AT]hotmail.com
Most GPS services will correctly navigate you all the way to the site. Look for the SCA signs as you draw near.
From Points North and East: Find your best route to Interstate 20 westbound. Take Interstate 20 to exit 22, Aiken, SC (US Rte 1). Take Rte 1 South to Aiken. In Aiken take Rte 19 South into New Ellenton. At the only light in New Ellenton turn right on Smith Ave. At the end of Smith Ave., turn left onto Old Whiskey Rd. Take the first right onto Woodland Dr. The drive way is about 1.25 miles on the right. NOTE: Driveway is approximately 1/2 mile long; stay on driveway until you see troll. SPEED LIMIT ON THE DRIVEWAY IS 10 MPH.
From Augusta and points West: Cross the Savannah River on Sand bar Ferry Rd. into and through Beech Island. Go through the two lights on the east side of Beech island and under the overpass staying on Hwy 278. Woodland Dr. is approximately 14 miles on the left (two roads intersect close together; Woodland Dr. is the second one.) Then drive about 1/2 mile and the driveway is on your left. NOTE: Driveway is approximately 1/2 mile long; stay on driveway until you see troll. SPEED LIMIT ON THE DRIVEWAY IS 10 MPH.
From Points South and East: Find the best route to Hwy 278 westbound toward Aiken/Augusta. Take Hwy 278 until you reach New Ellenton and the Junction with Hwy 19. Cross hwy 19 at the light and Woodland Dr. is approximately 1 mile on the right. Turn right and the driveway is approximately 1/2 mile on your left. NOTE: Driveway is approximately 1/2 mile long; stay on driveway until you see troll. SPEED LIMIT ON THE DRIVEWAY IS 10 MPH.