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Tir-Y-Don Baronial Birthday

April 30, 2016
Barony of Tir-y-Don

Come one and all to celebrate Tir-y-Don's Baronial birthday! There will be tests of strength and courage on the list field in both heavy and rapier combat. In the hall, there will be multiple competitions in the arts and sciences, as well as a library to peruse and expand your knowledge. Throughout the day the guests will be treated to an excellent day board provided by Lord Cormac and his staff of Lady Anne and Baroness Kaleeb. The day will culminate in the Baron and Baroness Aiden and Hannah appointing their champions for heavy and rapier combat, archery and arts and sciences.

Martial Activities:  Heavy Armor and Rapier Baronial Champion Tournaments will be held on site the day of the event at 11am. Other heavy and rapier competitions will be held after the championship tournaments. MOL opens at 10a

The Archery Champion Tournament will be held at Newport News Park Archery Range at 10a on April 24, 2016. Competitors must have completed Newport News Park Safety course. The champion will be announced in court on April 30th.

Arts & Sciences Activities:  1.)In order to select the Baronial Arts and Sciences Champion, the artisans are given a choice of medium. The theme shall be land and sea (please no cooked seafood of any type), with emphasize on colors and/or symbols of Tir-y-Don. Regardless of the type of entry,the artisan must also submit documentation to support the work.
2.)The Berley Cort Memorial Beltane A&S Competition - In memory of the former Shire of Berley Cort, we ask that you join us in a Beltane-themed Arts & Science Competition to be held at Tir-y-Don’s Baronial Birthday. Historically, Beltane was a Spring Fertility Festival held at the midpoint between the Spring Equinox and Summer Solstice. It was often associated with May Day celebrations and festivals were commonly held on May 1st. In 1982, the Shire of Berley Cort held a Beltane Festival for their second event. This event became an annual tradition and one of their signature events. In honor of our beloved cousins, the Competition will be open to entries featuring a Beltane or Spring theme, and you will receive bonus points for incorporating all of the Berley Cort colors of Vert, Or and Azure and either of the Berley Cort symbols of a jester’s head and whale. The competition is open to any medium. Documentation is encouraged but not required.
3.)Scroll Blanks competition - documentation is encouraged but not required.
4.)A year in display - There will be an open display table for A&S completed or "in progress" projects that you worked on over this past year.
5.)Library – Please bring books that you wish to share for an event library. Please put your name in your books and know what you are bringing. Books will remain under the watchful eye of a librarian. In turn you can bring materials to take notes or a camera. Come and look at some unusual or hard to find sources.
6.)Open display table of "in progress" projects.

        Adult, Member:            $13.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Adult, Non-Member:    $18.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Youth (6-17):               $  5.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping
        Child (0-5):                  $  0.00 Day-Trip  $0.00 Feast     $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To:  SCA, Inc., Barony of Tir-y-Don

Cost Notes:  A dayboard is included in the cost of the event.

There is a discount for adult pre-registering for this event! If you register by April 17, 2016, there is a $3.00 discount! If registered by April 17, 2016 an adult member is $10.00 and an adult non-member is $15.00. The child cost is not discounted.

Site:  Emmanuel Episcopal Church 179 E Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 23669. Site opens 9:30a, closes 7pm.

Site Restrictions:  No open flames, no pets with the exception of service animals.

Feast Information:  A dayboard will be provided as part of the entry fee. The dayboard will have servings at 11a, 1p, 3p and 4:30p. Each serving will have different fare, which will include such items as seasonal fruits, fresh breads, egg tarts, beef stew, vegetarian barley stew, chicken pockets, Mushroom and cheese pockets, assortment of hard and soft cheeses, coffee, tea, lemonade, and desserts. Due to Baronial dietary restrictions onions will not be present in any dishes. Please forward any other dietary restrictions to Jenmoo[AT]cox.net

Merchanting Information:  Merchants are welcome. Outdoor space will be set aside for merchants. Please contact the autocrat by email (Jmcmathcooper[AT]hotmail.com) to reserve your space.

Other Information: Bead Game - Are you game to help out in Tir-Y-Don? Your site token is the first bead of your necklace. Though out the site you will find other handmade beads. Sometime they will be in a pouch or bowl; some require a magic phrase; and, some are next to the task that needs to be done. Take a single bead fro the activity you have completed. Please limit yourself to 3 beads before 2pm. After 2pm you may help out as much as you like. Beads may be traded with your friends. Please play honestly. Think of this game as a scavenger hunt. Enjoy! (If you enjoy this game let Baroness Kaleeb the Green Eyed know and we will play it at our next event.)

Autocrat's Information:  Muriel McArtur (Jennifer Cooper), 1301 Hornsbyville Road, Yorktown, VA 23692,  Phone: (757) 812-2212, E-mail:  jmcmathcooper[AT]hotmail.com

Reservations:  Mistress Alyna of the Ilex  (Holly Cunningham), 88 Colombia Dr, Newport News, VA 23608,  Phone: (757) 968-5303, E-mail:   ilexhal[AT]yahoo.com


Make your best route to I-64.  Take exit 263 and Merge on to Mercury Blvd South Bound towards the Coliseum.  Make a U- turn at Southerland Drive.  Emanuel Episcopal Church will be immediately on the right.


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