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Bylina of the Stone

February 13, 2016
Canton of Middlegate


This year, the Canton of Middlegate will be headed east -- far east!  Bring your wool garb and shiny treasure, for we will be looking at what is we now know as Russia and Byzantium.  These massive cultures are full of legendary stories and myths, which make them perfect to base this year’s Of the Stone event -- in fact, we’ll have scavenger hunts and games based around tales such as Baba Yaga.

To honor such tales, we will also host a bardic competition.  Bring your favorite medieval Slavic or Byzantium story, song, or poetry!  We will be certain to be entertained.  Don’t like performing? These cultures are full of glitter and gold, and so there will be A&S competitions and static displays of your best “shiny” works.  Anything that is decorative (such as jewelry, metal, or embroidery) is welcome to be entered.

Not everyone is entertained by the arts, and so for them we will be offering heavy fighting, rapier, and thrown weapons.  Bring your courage, brawn, and cunning!  (And for onlookers, perhaps a cloak and a hot drink as well.)

For the littlest of our mighty SCAdians, in addition to learning about fairy tales, there will be activities such as egg-decorating and headdress-making.  At the end of the day, perhaps a parade of their finery would be called for.

Everyone loves food (and in particular, Murienne’s medieval creations), and this event will have plenty of it.  A dayboard lunch is included with the site fee, and a (pre-registered) feast will be served in the evening.  We will certainly have a Slavic twist to it, so stay tuned for more!

Website:  https://ofthestone.wordpress.com/

Martial Activities:  Armored | Rapier | Thrown Weapons

Arts & Sciences Activities:  - Egg Decorating
- Bardic Performances
- Please see the event website for more detail.

Cost:   
        Adult, Member:          $6.00 Day-Trip  $8.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:  $11.00 Day-Trip $8.00 Feast    $0.00 Camping
        Youth (11-17):           $3.00 Day-Trip  $8.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-10):              $0.00 Day-Trip  $8.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc., Canton of Middlegate

Cost Notes:  Feast is by pre-registration only. All pre-registrations must be received by February 6th.

Site:  Star of Bethlehem Lutheran Church. 1355 Jonestown Rd., Winston Salem, NC 27103. Site opens 8am, closes 9pm.

Site Restrictions:  Smoking only in designated areas. No Pets. (Service animals allowed) Children must be under parent or guardian supervision at all times. Alcohol for competition entries and feast only.

Feast Information:  Lady Murienne L’aloiere is preparing a Slavic feast!  Feast is limited to 60 people and is sold through pre- registration only. Contact Lady Murienne at dragonfly78[at]gmail.com with any dietary concerns.

Merchanting Information:  If interested in merchanting, please contact the autocrat.

Autocrat's Information:  Catherine Ambrose (Elizabeth Nicholls), 808 Lakecrest Avenue, Apartment 803, High Point, NC 27265,  Phone: (828) 734-2796, E-mail: catherine.ambrose85[AT]gmail.com

Reservations:  Simone da Venezia (Troy Peterson), 2602 Guyer Street, High Point, NC 27265,  Phone: (336) 3688739, E-mail:  lord.symon[AT]gmail.com

Directions: 

Take your favorite route to I40. From the West: Take I40 to Business I40 to US421 north. Exit at Jonestown Road. Turn left. The church is located on the left several miles down the road.

Front the East: Take Business I40 to US421 north. Exit at Jonestown Road. Turn left. The church is located on the left several miles down the road.

From the South: Take Business I40 to US421 north. Exit at Jonestown Road. Turn left. The church is located on the left several miles down the road.
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