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Trial by Fire and Lochmere Arrow

July 01- 03, 2016
Barony of Bright Hills

Face down the fire of the dragons as archers compete for the covetous Lochmere Arrow! Teams of two from the same Barony (or shire) will shoot to determine who gets to bring home this prize and show Atlantia which group truly hosts the best archers. The Lochmere Arrow was once called the Golden Arrow but once Lochmere had taken it home 10 times in a row, it was renamed. Bright Hills is poised to become the next Barony to accomplish this feat - can your team stop them?

Trial by Fire is the ultimate cooking challenge sponsored by the renowned Bright Hills Cooks' Guild! See rules in the A&S section for more details.


Martial Activities: The Lochmere Arrow shoot is for teams of two archers from the same barony or shire. There will also be award arrows for the highest score in each individual archery Royal Round rank.

There will also be a thrown weapons tourney to determine the Bright Hills Baronial Champion, who would compete at Pennsic in the first Known World Baronial Champions' Throw.

Arts & Sciences Activities: Bardic Activites: As three is the divine number, the magic number, let the bardic arts be the third area of contest offered, even as archers compete for the Lochmere Arrow, and cooks test their prowess in the Trial by Fire on the first weekend of July in Bright Hills

And let their be three contests for the performers:

First, in honor of the cooks, there will be a prize for the best story, song, tale, poem or other performance on the theme of food.

Second, inspired by the archery shoot theme, a prize for the best performance about dragons and /or dragonslayers;

and lastly, in a test of both memory and wits, there will be a riddle contest. While the main goal will be to win the most rounds by stumping your opponents, there will be extra prizes for best original riddles.

Cooking contest in addition to the Trial by Fire: The Baron and Seneschal of Bright Hills are sponsoring a challenge for cooking over an open fire (or charcoal).

Adult, Member Discount: $10.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Adult Event Registration: $15.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Youth (5-17): $ 5.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping
Child (0-4): $ 0.00 Day-Trip $0.00 Feast $0.00 Camping

Make Checks Payable To: SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Bright Hills

Cost Notes: No family (of parents and children) will pay more in site fees than the cost of two adult members and two children, $40. Refunds will be given if requested by July 15, 2016.

Site: Baltimore Bowmen, 10301 Harford Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057. Site will open at 4pm Friday and close at 11am Sunday. Troll will open at 9am Saturday.

Site Restrictions: Alcohol is permitted in camp, but forbidden on the archery ranges. Pets are allowed but must be leashed and owners must clean up after them. No smoking in the building or toilets.

Feast Information: Saturday feast will be a potluck including the remains of the entries from the various cooking competitions. Please bring a dish to serve 8 people.

Merchanting Information: Merchants are MOST welcome! Contact the Merchant Coordinator: Lady Livia di Samuele (mka Sherrill Abramson). 7927 Mandan Road, Apt. 104, Greenbelt, MD 20770. (301)807-5476; abramsonsm[AT]gmail.com

Other Information: A fundraiser BBQ will be held for campers Friday night by Haus Wulfshaven. Suggested donation is $5 for food but bring extra if you'd like to indulge in some adult beverages.

Saturday lunch is also a fundraiser, this time by Spiaggia Levantina. Suggested donation is $5. Non- alcoholic drinks are included and there is a vegetarian option.

Autocrat's Information: Ailis inghean ui Bhriain (Erin Scimeca), 3830 White Oak Ct, Manchester, MD 21102, Phone: (443) 857-2849, E-mail: erin2325[AT]yahoo.com

Reservations: Lord Cairell MacCormaick (Carl Jacobs), 7927 Mandan Road, Apt. 104, Greenbelt, MD 20770, Phone: (443) 416-8356, E-mail: cairellmaccormaic[AT]yahoo.com


From the North: Take I-695 towards Towson, and take Exit 31B Harford Road. Follow Harford Road about 2 miles, through three traffic lights. Once you pass the second light, Northwind Road, you are very close. Follow Harford Road down the hill a ź mile and watch for signs on the right. Turn right and go through two gates towards the bottom of the hill.

From the South: Take I-95 north to Baltimore and through the Fort McHenry Tunnel (toll $4). Continue on I-95, getting into the right lane to take Exit 65 onto I-695 towards Towson. Drive about two miles to Exit 31B Harford Road. Follow Harford Road about two miles through 3 traffic lights. Once you pass the second light at North Wind Road, you are very close. Follow Harford Road down the hill a ź mile and watch for signs on the right. Turn right and go through two gates towards the bottom of the hill.


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