|Lost Tip Archer's Gathering X ||Event date: September 20th, 2013 - September 22nd, 2013|
|Hosted by Shire of Panther Vale - Randolph, VT||Event Last Modified: September 16th, 2013|
|Lost Tip X - The Norman Invasion|
It is the autumn of 1066 on the island of England and we all know what that means.....
King Harold has called all good Saxons and his Welsh allies to come to the defense of his lands from the Norman Pretender, Duke William of Normandy. The fyrd has been called north to Stamford Bridge, about 7 miles east of York, to push back Harold Hardrada and his Northmen leaving the south coast of England open to invasion from Normandy. So far the weather has been in our favor and storms have kept the crossing impossible. Our luck cannot hold out forever. Already there are spies and Norman raiders ranging across the south. Without the fyrd we are defenseless. Cattle are stolen, women and children are burned out of their houses, prying eyes are stealing our secrets. King Harold sends word to all able-bodies people who hold England dear to their hearts to gather and resist. Can something as simple as an arrow change the course of history?
Lord Robert and Lady Isabel have offered up Goodrich Castle again as a gathering place for resistance and preparations for war. Anyone who can draw a bow is asked to come and sharpen their skills regardless of experience. There will be beginners who have never lifted a bow before up to experienced marksmen willing to teach. Our tasks are to hunt the forests to gather provisions for the fyrd and while we hunt to pick off any spies or raiders we come across. For those without a bow Lord Robert will provide them. We will also offer training and practice in thrown weapons such as knives, axes, and spears and fencing. Archery tactics will be discussed and practiced. There will be Royal Rounds, a roving range, and a flight shoot, as well as hunting in the surrounding forest for meat for the table.
The hunting will take place in an old section of woods that has NOT been taken care of.
There will be stream crossings and toppled trees. We will be climbing over 3-foot high tree trunks in order to shoot at animals in the forest and we will fully exhaust ourselves.
NOTE: This will require archers to have substantial footwear and to be dressed appropriately for hunting and skulking after spies.
Children wishing to train as part of the war band may do so, provided their parents or guardian are present.
Lord Robert's household will provide the mid-day meal. Lord Robert has ordered his stewards to prepare a fine day board to include meat, cheese, fruit of the season as well as suitable drink. If you have a brew you enjoy and perhaps would like to share please bring it to the Goodrich Castle.
A primitive camp will be established late on the day before the gathering and will disband the morning after the gathering. For those not able to camp please contact our autocrat or reservations clerk for a list of local accommodations.
Site Opens: 1pm Friday, September 20th
Site Closes: 11am Sunday, September 22nd
Event Website: Under construction
389 Voghell Road
Randolph, VT 05060
Proceed in the most convenient fashion on I-89 to exit 4 (Randolph). Turn down the hill past McDonalds. Go about 1/3 mile following the SCA signs. Turn left onto Fish Hill Road and go about 1/3 mile.
Turn left on to the first road (it's dirt) - Voghell Road and to the Lost Tip site, which is at the end of the road on the left (1/3 mile).
|Site : Adult Non Members: $15|
Adult members: $10
Youth 13 to 17: $10.00
Children 7 to 12: $5.00
Children under 7: Free
Member Family Maximum**: $35.00
Camping: No Charge
(**Families can only be parents and children - natural , adopted or foster)
Feast: Day Board is included with the site fee.
Raw vegetable and fruit plate: broccoli, carrots, celery, apple slices, grapes, pear slices.
Breads and cheese
Roasted pork loin with three sauces
Root vegetable stew
Chicken in the Florentine Style
Rice Pudding and short breads
There will be Gluten free and Dairy free options. If you have any questions about the Day Board please contact one of our Feastocrats.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.- Shire of Panther Vale
Aldis Þorbjarnardóttir (Meg Scherbatskoy)
Ruadhnait inghean Ruaidhri (Brenda Tighe)
Send Reservations to:
2423 Cross Rd.
Concord, VT 05824
Other Contact Information:
Class Coordinator- Lady Alienor Hathaway (Mariessa Dobrick) email@example.com
Feastocrat- Thane Aethelhafoc Caegfindan(Jim Tazelaar)
THL Siubhan Wallace (Judy Tazelaar)