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Southern War Practice IX

September 08- 10, 2017
Canton of Ritterwald


The crusades is rapidly approaching and the warriors in Western Atlantia need to be prepared for the onslaught that rides on the thunderstorms from the East.

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 a variety of exciting scenarios and activities to help them achieve glory on the field of war.

Spectators can look forward to the excitement and watch as our warriors prepare for the rigors that are coming.

Website: https://sites.google.com/site/southernwarpracticeix/home

Martial Activities: Armored Combat, Rapier, Target Archery, Thrown Weapons, Combat Archery (Tentative)

Arts & Sciences Activities: Open Display, Bardic, & Mead Tasting There will also be workshops/classes in scribal, poetry, multimedia, brewing, baking, & bardic (one for each of the A&S war points at War of the Wings).

Cost:
Adult, Event Registration: $15.00 Day-Trip $5.00 Feast $4.00 Camping
Adult, Member Discount: $10.00 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: When you are sending your reservation, please include the following information: Who is included in the reservation (SCA name & modern name)? Are they a member of the SCA? What are they registering for (the options are: 1. Event; 2. Feast; 3. Camping)? If they are receiving a reduced rate for age, what age are they?

There is a limit of fifty (50) seats for feast!

Site: Alhhard Manor 1042 Woodland Drive, New Ellenton, SC 29809. Site opens Friday, 3pm. Closes noon Sunday.

Alhhard Manor is a 50-acre site featuring lots of open space and woodland for martial scenarios and camping. The site has hot and cold showers, a large fire pit, ample parking, and plenty of semi-shaded room for primitive camping and merchanting. Alcoholic beverages are permitted.

Site Restrictions: Above ground fires only. Please do not dig holes. Pets are welcome as long as they are maintained on a leash by their owners and cleaned up after. The horses, the paddocks (except parking paddock) and both houses are strictly off limits. Vehicles must be parked in designated areas. All facilities are to be left clean. Please be sure to dispose of any trash appropriately. Alcoholic beverages are permitted for those over the age of 21.

Feast Information: Feast will be a below-the-salt affair of soup, fruit & bread.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are welcome to sell their wares and should contact the Autocrat if they would like to set up.

Autocrat's Information: Etienne Le Mons d'Anjou (Richard Le Mons), 157 Gustav Court, North Augusta, SC 29860, Phone: (803) 522-0030, E-mail: etienne.le.mons[AT]gmail.com

Reservations: Elizabeth Von Basel (Paige Morris), 756 Palm Drive, Aiken, SC 29803

Directions: GPS Note!! Most GPS services will navigate you correctly all the way to Woodland Drive but we have found that many will place the driveway entrance approximately 1/4 mile off. Just be wary of this fact when using GPS and keep an eye out for the SCA signs as you draw near.

From Points Northeast:
Find your best route to Interstate 20 westbound. Take Interstate 20 to Exit 18, Aiken, SC (Hwy 19). Take Rte. 19 South through Aiken and into New Ellenton. At the only light in New Ellenton (there's a used car dealer on the left), turn right on Smith Ave. At the end of Smith Ave., turn left onto Old Whiskey Rd. Take the first right onto Woodland Dr. Drive just over 1 mile; the driveway is on the right. NOTE: Driveway is ~1/2 mile long!

From Augusta:
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 Rte. 278. Go ~14 miles to Woodland Dr. (2 roads intersect close together, Woodland is the 2nd one.) Turn left (at the Public Golf course sign) and go ~1/2 mile. Turn left onto driveway. NOTE: Driveway is approximately 1/2 mile long!

From Points Southeast:
Find the best route to Rte. 278 westbound toward Aiken/Augusta. Take Rte. 278 until you reach New Ellenton and the juncture with Rte. 19. Cross Rte. 19 at the light and continue on 278. Go ~1 mile farther on Rte. 278 then take the first right onto Woodland Dr. (across from the Public Golf course sign). Drive ~1/2 mile. Turn left onto driveway. NOTE: Driveway is approximately 1/2 mile long!
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