Summer War Practice 2018

With anticipation of war, we in the Dominion invite you to join us in preparation. Come shake out the rust and dust and hone your skills.

Tentative Saturday schedule:
The check-in gate opens at 9am
Fencing inspection starts at 9am
Morning court 10am
QRC starts at 11am
Youth fighting 11am-noon (longer if there is interest)
Youth activities start at 11am
Heavy starts at noon
Thrown weapons throughout the day when Marshal is present
Lunch opens at noon (will stay open until it runs out)
Court 5pm

This year we are very excited that Her Highness, Princess Siobhán inghean uí Liatháin, has given us the honor to host the Spring Queen’s Rapier Championship! Come show your prowess with the blade to stand triumphant for the honor of our queen.

As usual heavy melee will happen and this year we will have youth fighting. For those less inclined to do battle there will be activities for the gentler arts. A cooking workshop on open fire is in the planning stages among other things. Keep an eye out on the Myrkfaelinn website for updated news.

Lady Meadbh ni Clerigh is preparing a whole range of children activities for our youth, so please bring them with you and keep her busy!

Calling all musicians! Come play around the campfire, by the lake, or near the QRC! We do have a Dominion law that states: “It is wrong to beat live musicians, even if they play badly.” So please bring your instruments (and voices) and join in the fun! Tiffany will have her vielle and plans to play throughout the event.

The site is the beautiful Camp Barton Boy scout camp right on the shore of Cayuga Lake, 9664 S. Frontenac Road, Trumansburg, NY 14886. Site opens at Friday night at 6pm and closes Sunday morning at 11am.

Adult Event Registration: $15
Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10
Child, age 0-17: Free

Event registration includes Saturday sideboard lunch and Saturday night camping. Camping Friday night is an additional $3 per adult.

Pre-registration is always appreciated, please send reservations to the event Autocrat, THL Hrólfr á Fjárfelli (Rolf Verberg), (607) 272-2996, at 680 Sheffield Road, Ithaca NY 14850. Make checks payable to SCA NY Inc. – Dominion of Myrkfaelinn. Please include modern name, SCAdian name and membership number for each person covered by your payment. Also, indicate if any are minors. Include contact info for confirmation of receipt and to receive last minute notifications.

Some lodges are available, lodge reservation deadline is May 15th, for pricing info, availability and reservations contact: Lady Cristina inghean Ghriogair (Donna Ankrum) donnamac123@hotmail.com107 Oak Hill Road, Ithaca NY 14850.

Merchants are welcome, no merchant fees.

Sideboard will be prepared by THL Elska á Fjárfella (Susan Verberg). For allergies and other food concerns, you may contact her at (607) 272-2996 (please no calls after 10pm).

16th-century Dutch menu:
  • Hutspot – potato, onion & carrot
  • Warme Worstjes – grilled sausage wedges
  • Koude Ham – cold sliced ham
  • Brandnetel Sop / Bacon Nettle Soup – nettles, almond milk, bacon, broth
  • Linzensoep – vegetarian – green lentils, onions, carrots
  • Chireseye / cherry bread pudding – dried cherries, lemon, bread, sugar, wine, butter
  • Vla / custard – milk, eggs, sugar, thickener
  • Rabarber compote / rhubarb compote – rhubarb, brown sugar
  • Chevre – fresh goat cheese
  • Sweet butter & Honeyed butter

And a variety of Fighter Friendly snacks:

  • Free-range hard boiled eggs
  • A selection of fruit (orange, apples, grapes) and veggies (celery, cauliflower/broccoli, carrots)
  • A selection of quick protein (cheese cubes, salami)
  • A selection of breads (crackers, gluten free crackers, bread)
  • A selection of cookies
And if time allows:
  • Home-brewed Ginger Ale
  • Mint Tarragon tea

The site is dry. No dogs allowed. The new ranger was happy last year, please help us in making sure that we can keep using this wonderful site!

Directions: From the South and East, make your way to Ithaca and head north on route 89. Approximately ¾ mile after Taughannock Falls State Park, take a right onto Frontenac Road at the SCA and Camp Barton signs. From the North and West, take route 90 (thruway to exit 42, Head south on route 96 to Interlaken. Take a left on Cayuga street /route 141 for approx. ¾ mile. Take a right onto route 89 and head south for approx. 6 miles. Take a left onto Frontenac Road at the SCA and Camp Barton signs.

Is the site Wheelchair Accessible? Yes
Event Alcohol Policy? Dry Site / No Alcohol
Are Pets Allowed? Service Animals Only
Are Flames Allowed? Contained Flames
Additional Notes on Flames: There is a designated camp fire pit.
Are Weapons Allowed? No Weapons Allowed

In case you need to get a hold of someone at the event, THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair (Donna Ankrum) has offered to be the emergency contact during the event. You can reach her at (607) 591-0999.

Feb 7, 2019 @ 4:44 pm