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Defending the Gate XIV

March 28, 2015
Canton of Sudentorre


The year is 1554 in the city of Erzurum, Turkey.  Sultan Suliman the Magnificent is on the verge of losing the city to the Safavid (Persian) Empire of Tahmasp 1.  Ottoman reinforcements of artillery, Janissaries, and conscripts are on the way, but have not arrived yet.  The Sultan needs more time and able bodied fighters and archers to Defendthe Gate!

The following day is Nowruz, the spring Equinox and the beginning of the calendar year.  As a secular holiday, all armies rest and take what comforts they may.   Competitions abound and great feats are performed.  You are invited to attend and celebrate for the day.  An abundant feast is prepared to mark the day.

All fair peoples are invited, regardless of Kingdom you hail from.  Woe to those that do not rest and partake.  For you will curse yourself for not being at Defending the Gate!

Website:  http://sudentorre.atlantia.sca.org

Martial Activities:  Heavy Fighting, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons

Arts & Sciences Activities:  More A&S information will be posted at a later date.

Cost:   
        Adult, Member:          $12.00 Day-Trip     $10.00 Feast   
        Adult, Non-Member:  $17.00 Day-Trip     $10.00 Feast 
        Youth (5-17):             $6.00 Day-Trip      $10.00 Feast   
        Child (0-4):                $0.00 Day-Trip        $0.00 Feast   

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

Cost Notes:  You may also pre-register online with ACCEPS. Event will cost an extra $3/adult and extra $1/child if you pay at the gate. Lunch is included in your site fee. Lunch will be prepared by Lady Ruyiah epsi Otel. Please contact Lady Ruyiah with any questions or concerns. angie[AT]blue-salamander.com

Site:  Loudoun County Fairgrounds 17558 Dry Mill Rd Leesburg VA 20175. Site opens 9am, closes 9pm. NOTE: This is the same site as Chalice of the Sun God

Site Restrictions:
  The site is dry. Pets are not permitted (except service animals).

Feast Information:  Feast will be based on meals prepared for Nowruz, in Persia.  There is a limit of 90 seats.  Please pre-register to ensure a seat will be available for you.  Feast will be prepared by our very own Lord Bertran de Saint-Jean.  If you have any questions or concerns he may be contacted at bertran.de.st.jean[AT]gmail.com with any questions or concerns.

Merchanting Information:  Merchants are welcome! Please contact the Autocrat.

Other Information:  Lunch will be prepared by Lady Ruyiah epsi Otel.  Please contact Lady Ruyiah with any questions or concerns.  angie[AT]blue-salamander.com.


Autocrat's Information:  THL Caradawc Mendwr (Bill Crosby), 12804 Garrison La, Spotslvania, VA 22551,  Phone: (585) 309-3282, E-mail:  argyfoe[AT]gmail.com

Reservations:  Lady Christina de Nedham (Jeanne Zabel), 12397 Cleydael Blvd, King George, VA 22485, E-mail:  jzabel[AT]va.metrocast.net

Directions: 

From the East (Washington DC)

From the Beltway, get off at exit 47B for Rt. 7 West.  Drive slightly past Leesburg.  Get off at Rt. 9.  Turn Left at top of ramp.  Turn Left again onto Rt. 699, Dry Mill Rd.  One mile on the Left will be the entrance.

From the East (Baltimore)

Get onto Rt. 95 South.  When Rt. 95 ends, head West on Rt. 495 (Beltway).  Follow directions for Wash. DC.

From the South (Richmond)

Take best route onto Rt. 95 North.  Take exist 170A towards Tysons Corner (495 North).  Get off at exit 47A for Rt. 7 West. Follow directions for Wash. DC.

From the South (Harrisonburg, VA)

Take best route onto Interstate 81 North.  Get off at exit 315, Rt. 7, Winchester.  Head East on Rt. 7 towards Leesburg.  Get off at Rt. 9.  Take a right off the exit ramp, then an immediate left onto Rt. 699, Dry Mill Rd.  One mile on the Left will be the entrance.

From the North (Pittsburg, PA)

Take best route onto Interstate 70/76 East.  Get onto Interstate 70 South, at exit 161.  After this, take Interstate 81 South at exit 26.  At Martinsburg take exit 12 for Rt. 45 East.  Go through Martinsburg and continue on road until it becomes Rt. 9 East.  Stay on Rt. 9 until you Tee into Rt. 699.  Turn Left onto Dry Mill Rd.  One mile on the Left will be the entrance.

From the North (Harrisburg, PA)

Take best route onto Rt. 15 South.  Cross the Potomac River.  Continue on Rt. 15 for approximately 2.5 miles.  Turn Right onto Rt. 662, Stumptown Rd.  Rt. 662 will Tee into Rt. 665, Loyalty Rd.; turn Left at intersection.  Rt. 662/665 will Tee into Rt. 9 about a mile after the town of Waterford.  Turn Left onto Rt. 9.  After passing over Rt. 7, turn Left onto Rt. 699, Dry Mill Rd. One mile on the Left will be the entrance.
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