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Event Details
Mudthaw TRM will be in attendanceTRH will be in attendanceEvent date: March 26th, 2011
Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Livingston, NJ
Event Last Modified: March 19th, 2011
 
Event details
As the first balmy breezes blow and the earth warms, good gentles one and all are invited to attend the Barony of Settmour Swamp's 31st annual Celebration of the Thawing of the Mud.  In celebration of milder climes and longer days Mudthaw will host a wide variety of activities including tournaments in Armored Combat (The traditional Mudthaw Rattan Double Elimination Tournament ), Rapier, Youth Combat, and Thrown Weapons.  There will also be an open demonstration of youth fencing from 1:00 to 3:00 run by Don Collin Monroe of Tadcaster.

NOTE:  All combatants must troll in before they can sign up for any lists. 

There will be a grand Arts and Sciences competition, run by Mistress Jehannine de Flandres.  For the Arts and Sciences competition, the theme will be “All Things Spring”.  Please use the link below for the A&S Entry form:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZaxcAf7JpMkK8I1yH4A6qsMFazqWOK6q5T_uUOTGQk4/edit?hl=en&authkey=CL6d59QM

In addition, we present the East Kingdom Metalsmiths Guild Box Challenge, Hosted and judged by Karin Jacobsdottir.  The challenge:  Create a metal box or locket.  Note:  Lockets must open and close with a hinged or friction lid.  Consideration will be given to workmanship, design, authenticity to period and documentation.  A small prize will be awarded to the winner.

Master Phillip Reed will be organizing a brewing competition. 

The annual Mudthaw Baking competition will be run by Mistress Brighid ni Chiaráin of Tethba.  Entries will be accepted in the following categories for the baking competition:  period recipe, bread with spread, dessert bread, and Anything Goes.  Please include a full ingredient list for all entries.  Entries in the period recipe category must include documentation.

** Please note that the feast is sold out at this time.  **

After court, we invite you to dine on the delicious feast being prepared by THL Alesone Gray of Cranlegh. 

1st Course
Spring Sallad
Crudité (sliced cold veggies)
Charcuiterie (sliced cold meats)
Cheese and bread
Potage of colle-floure (roasted cauliflower soup)

2nd Course
Roysted beif
Baked Pyes (chicken)
Ryse of flessh (almond saffron rice)
Tourte (vegetables, cheese tart)
Asparagus
Wortes(spinach)

3rd Course
Daryoles- (strawberries custard)
Sops- (eggs, berry)

Our Fair and Gracious Baroness of Settmour Swamp Rhiannon de Carreg Cennen will be holding her Fourth annual subtlety contest.  All entries should be presented to Her Excellency at High Table before the feast for judging.  This year’s theme will be “All things Spring” to coordinate with the A&S theme of the day.

We'll also host an array of Fine Merchants

We will continue to utilize our Express Check-In process, so if you want to skip the long lines at the gate, pre-register with a SASE or use ACCEPS.

** Please note, there will be NO DAYBOARD at this event.  **
We encourage you to provide your own food for the day, and are arranging to have food merchants on-site.

The event brochure can be found:  https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B4mO077TY-WANDY5Mzc0MDgtOGFhZC00MTk5LWE4ZTgtOWEwNGMzNzU3ZGI5&hl=en


Schedule of Activities:
10:00-Site Opens
10:00-Merchants Open-lower hall
10:00-A&S Entry Open-upper hall
10:30-Cut & Thrust Tournament-fencing lists
11:00-Exchequers' Meeting-stage
11:00-Chirurgeon Meeting-main hall
11:45-Morning Court-outside
12:00-Silent Auction Begins-upper hall
12:00-Armored Combat Tournament-heavy lists
12:00-Rapier Tournament-fencing lists
12:00-Thrown Weapons Tournament-thrown weapons range
12:30-Youth Fighting Tournament-South Lawn
1:00-Youth Fencing Pick-Ups-youth fencing lists
1:00-A&S Competition Begins-upper hall
1:00-Brewing Competition-upper hall
1:00-Baking Competition-upper hall
1:00-Metal Smith’s Guild Locket Challenge & display-upper hall
1:00-EK Signet Scroll Display-upper hall
1:00-Athena’s Thimble Display-upper hall
2:00-Southern Region Chatelaine's Meeting-upper hall
2:30-Silent Auction Winners Announced-upper hall
3:00-A&S Judging Closes (please pick up your entries)-upper hall
3:00-Marshal Activities End-outside
3:30-Baronial Court-upper hall
4:00-Royal Court-upper hall
4:00-Merchants Close-lower hall
6:30-Feast-lower hall
7:00-Subtlety Competition-lower hall
9:00-Feast Ends-lower hall
9:30-Site Closes (anyone staying afterwards, we thank you for helping to clean)


Site Opens: 10:00am to the General Public
Site Closes: 9:30pm
 
Event Location
Shriners Hall
369 E Mount Pleasant Ave
Livingston, NJ  07039
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Directions:
From the Garden State Parkway: 
Take exit 145 to Route 280 WEST.  Go 4.3 miles to exit 7 for Pleasant Valley Way toward Millburn/Verona.  Bear left at end of ramp (toward Millburn), turn left at Pleasant Valley Way SOUTH and go 0.4 miles to junction of Route 10/Mount Pleasant Ave.  Turn right onto Route 10/Mount Pleasant Ave.  WEST.  The site is 1.2 miles down the road on the right.

From Route 287:  Take the exit for Route 10 EAST (exit 39 from 287 South; exit 39A from 287 North).  Follow Route 10 EAST, continuing on Route 10 through the traffic circle at Eisenhower Parkway.  The site is 8.7 miles east of Route 287 on the left.

Public Transportation:  N.J.  Transit has Bus service from Newark Penn Station that travels along Route 10 in Livingston and can stop near the site.  Consultwww.njtransit.com for updated information on service and schedules. 

 
Registration Fees
Registration: Pre-registered:  $10 adult SCA member
$15 adult non SCA member
$5 student SCA members ages 18-25 (with valid ID)
$10 student non SCA members ages 18-25 (with valid ID)
Minors 17 and under are free

At the Door:  $12 adult SCA member
$17 adult non SCA member
$7 student SCA members ages 18-25 (with valid ID)
$12 student non SCA members ages 18-25 (with valid ID)
Minors 17 and under are free

Feast:  $10.00 per person regardless of age (additional to the site fee)

Pre-reservation deadline for feast is March 1, 2011 for mail-in reservations and March 11, 2011 for ACCEPS reservations.  Any seats for feast remaining will be sold the day of the event.

Feast: Feast:  $10.00 per person regardless of age (additional to the site fee)

Pre-reservation deadline for feast is March 1, 2011 for mail-in reservations and March 11, 2011 for ACCEPS reservations.  Any seats remaining for feast will be sold the day of the event.

Make Checks Payable to: Make Checks Payable to:  SCA, Inc.  - Barony of Settmour Swamp

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
THL Owynn Greenwood
Cell:  908-447-2979 please no calls after 9:00PM
owynn.greenwood@gmail.com
Michael Sklower
31 Mail Drive
North Plainfield, NJ 07062

THL Emeline Patterson
Cell:  908-239-6336 no calls after 8:00PM
emelinepatterson@aol.com
Kirsten Lotano
129 Ledden Terrace
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Send Reservations to:
Mudthaw 31 Reservation
c/o Kirsten Lotano
129 Ledden Terrace
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

You may now pre-register for Mudthaw using a credit card via ACCEPS http://acceps.ansteorra.org/index.php .  Please note-pre-registration cut-off using ACCEPS is March 11, 2011.

If you intend to pre-register via mail using the express check-in, please send proof of membership with your reservation and a SASE for the express check in letter postmarked no later than March 1, 2011.  Acceptable proof of membership includes a copy of your membership card, a current Pikestaff label with your name on it, or the proof of membership letter from the SCA web site.

PLEASE INCLUDE:  The names, mundane and SCAdian of ALL members of your party, contact information (address and phone number) of the person making the reservation, and membership information (proof of membership or indicate that you are not a member) for each person included in the reservation.
Also please indicate which members of your party are minors and age.  For express check in please also include a self-addressed stamped envelope or email address.  A phone number would helpful if we need to get in contact with you, if there are any issues.

Incomplete reservations will be returned.
Refunds will be available for those who are unable to attend the event.  Please contact Lady Siobhna at e.rose.green@gmail.com *before* the event to request a refund form.  Refunds will be unavailable after the event.

Reservation Refund policy: 
If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend, please contact the reservations clerk before the event.  Site fees and merchant fees will be refunded after the event.  Feast fees will be refunded if we are able to resell your feast space.  Troll will close when royal court opens.  Unclaimed feast reservations will be sold off to a waiting list if there is one when troll closes.  If you plan on arriving late, please let the reservations clerk know. 
Children are always welcome but we ask you to please supervise your children at all times.  Anyone under the age of eighteen who is not with a parent must be accompanied by an adult and must present a consent form signed by a parent which includes contact information for the parents.  If a minor does not have a blue SCA membership card then a minor waiver signed by a parent or guardian must be presented at troll.  Copies of the minor waiver form are available on-line at http://www.sca.org/docs/waivers.html and will be available at the event.

Merchants, please contact Lady Kalisfena Greenwood [Shawn Sklower] at little1@little1leather.com to reserve space.  A 10’ by 10’ will be $10 in addition to the site fee.  Please reserve quickly as there is limited space.  Merchants will be required to provide their own tables as we cannot ensure enough tables will be available.
Please remember as with all events, the only pre-reservation is a paid reservation.

Other Contact Information:
THL Owynn Greenwood
Cell:  908-447-2979 please no calls after 9:00PM
owynn.greenwood@gmail.com
Michael Sklower
31 Mail Drive
North Plainfield, NJ 07062

THL Emeline Patterson
Cell:  908-239-6336 no calls after 8:00PM
emelinepatterson@aol.com
Kirsten Lotano
129 Ledden Terrace
South Plainfield, NJ 07080

Feast questions
THL ALesone Gray of Cranlegh
wendy.marques@yahoo.com

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