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East Kingdom War Practice and Drachenwald 20 Year Anniversary Pity Party Event date: June 21st, 2013 - June 23rd, 2013
Hosted by Shire of Eisental - Lehighton, PA
Event Last Modified: May 7th, 2013
Event details
Not going to Germany this summer? Neither are we and while the King is away, His subjects will play…err, prepare!  That’s it, prepare for War! 

Please join the Shire of Eisental at the Ukrainian Homestead in Lehighton, PA, our traditional site.

Our noble Captain of Archers Goerijs Goriszoon (The Unpronounceable) is hard at work assembling targets that we may practice and represent our Kingdom well on the range at Pennsic.  Our new Marshal of Fence, James O’Galleghurre is making plans for the fencers of our Kingdom that they too may be ready.

Of course our list field will be ready for the fighters of the East to drill and improve their unit skills as battlefield scenarios are set.

And just so you don’t think the weekend will be all work…the East Kingdom Brewers Guild will host a beer tasting.  Please be prepared to confirm you are able to avail yourself of their hospitality by showing your portrait with your birth year.  Of course there will be merchants, the pool; a bonfire which we hope will draw bards, musicians and dancers as we toast Drachenwald on their 20th Anniversary. 

To get the days combat underway, both the heavy list and rapier field will start with a tournament.  The list fields will open at 9:30am and close at 10:30am with the tournaments commencing forthwith.  Once everyone is warmed up, the practice for War will begin in the armored field and singles as well as melee practice will be held on the rapier field.  Please check with our Knight Marshal Lord Michael Fitzgerald if you wish to set up a day shade. 

Merchants are welcome; there is no charge but MERCHANTS MUST PRE-REGISTER with our Merchant Coordinator, Lady Mary of the Stewes, (nerdgirl@ptd.net, 484-824-8496 before 9pm please) by June 16th.  Please include “War Camp Merchanting” in your subject line on e-mails.

The site is wet; and the pool will be open however there will be no lifeguard on duty so no children without supervision.  (There will be no swimming after dark.) Our site is also pet friendly as long as pets are well cared for, cleaned up after and not running loose on the site. 

For those staying the weekend, we offer a hot breakfast buffet on Sunday morning which will serve as a fundraiser for the Children’s Fete at Pennsic.

It's a big site but not infinite.  To avoid camping space conflicts, if you will need a large space for your camping group, you'll need to pre-register at least 10 people and include details with your reservation. 

There are a limited number of modest motel rooms as well as other rooms offered by the Homestead available for an additional fee.  Please contact Ellesbeth Donofrey for more information or to reserve.  (ellesbeth1@gmail.com, 484-547-4367)

In order to speed up check in we will have a second gate set up at the list field for combatants arriving on Saturday morning.

Site Opens: 4pm Friday
Site Closes: Noon, Sunday
Event Location
Ukrainian Homestead
1230 Beaver Run Road
Lehighton, PA  18235

From PA Turnpike, NE Extension, take exit 74 (Mahoning Valley) to Rt.  209 South, towards Jim Thorpe.  At 2nd light (Sapore Restaurant), 209 South makes a Right turn.  From this light, continue for 2.1 miles (ignore the first "Ukrainian Homestead" sign) and make a Left turn at the sign for "Flagstaff." (The sign is on the left side of the road) Follow this road (Beaver Street.) for 1.7 miles; the Ukrainian Homestead will be on your Left. 

From I-81:  Take exit 131A (Hometown/Mahanoy City) onto Rt.  54 East, through Hometown to Nesquehoning.  (Please observe the speed limit through town) At the Monument landmark, bear Left and continue on Rt.  209 North 4.9 miles to Jim Thorpe.  At the 2nd light, make a Left and continue on Rt.  209 North for 1.6 miles and turn Right at the top of the mountain (at the Mountainside Family Restaurant).  At the stop sign, go straight for 1.3 miles and the Ukrainian Homestead will be on your Left.  Signs will be posted. 

Event Fees
Site : Adults, Weekend Camping:  $16
Children 12 through 17, Camping:  $10
Adults, Day-trip:  $10
Children 12 through 17, Day-trip:  $5
Children 11 and under, free.
A non-member surcharge of $5 will be collected for all non-member adults.

Feast: There is no feast, however your site fee includes a Saturday day-board whose quality and quantity are justly famed.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc - Shire of Eisental

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lord Michael Fitzgerald (Michael Dempsey, mdempseyiii@yahoo.com, 610-419-1978, all phone calls before 8pm please) and Baroness Ellesbeth Donofrey (Elizabeth Dunhom, ellesbeth1@gmail.com, 484-547-4367, before 11pm please)

Send Reservations to:
Terry Heist, 1272 Lindenwood Lane, Easton, PA 18040

Other Contact Information:
Merchants:  Lady Mary of the Stewes, nerdgirl@ptd.net, 484-824-8496 before 9pm.

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