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Event Details
Mudthaw TRM will be in attendanceTRH will be in attendanceEvent date: April 2nd, 2016
Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Roseland, NJ
Event Last Modified: March 20th, 2016
Event details
Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Avenue
Roseland, NJ 07068

As winter turns to spring, the world awakens once again, and their Excellencies, Erec and Jehannine, Baron and Baroness of Settmour Swamp invite one and all to attend their annual celebration of the Thawing of the Mud.
Please join us on April 2nd at the Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Roseland NJ as we gather to enjoy much that our society has to offer.  There will be tournaments of martial skill in armored combat and rapier fencing.  The arts and sciences will be celebrated with a grand competition and display and an artists’ village will be set up so the artisans can demonstrate their crafts.  We shall cap off the day with a wonderful feast prepared by Yagyu no Kagetoki .
Our new site is a Greek Orthodox Church and they have kindly asked that we be respectful of their facility and beliefs.  Please help us to build a good and long lasting relation with this site by respecting their wishes. 
The site is handicapped accessible. 
The site is discretely damp while alcohol is permitted please try to use period containers.  We have also been asked not to have any open flame in the building. 

The armored combat tournament will be fought in the traditional Mudthaw double elimination format.  The tournament will begin promptly at noon.  Please note that the only space we have for the tournament is on asphalt in a section of the parking lot.  There will also be tournaments for rapier combat.  The fencing tournament will begin at 12:30 PM.  The rapier tournament will be inside in one of the halls.  Fencers please wear non-scuff shoes as the fencing will be on one of the gym floors.  Youth combat will start at 12:45 and will also be in a section of the parking lot.  Unfortunately due to space considerations at our new site, we will not be able to have thrown weapons. 

For those more inclined to the Arts and Sciences, there will be an A&S Competition, A&S Display, and Artisans’ Village, all taking place during the day.  Entrants shall place themselves into one of three groupings based on experience and knowledge:  Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert.  Beginner is a first attempt at something; Intermediate is something that's been done for a bit and has some knowledge on the subject.  Expert has this stuff down.  The competition will be judged on the following criteria:  DOCUMENTATION, AUTHENTICITY, COMPLEXITY, WORKMANSHIP, and AESTHETIC VALUE.
Please pick up your entries and displays one hour before court.
Please feel free to contact Kasia with any questions, onesleeve@yahoo.com.
The sites main halls have wood “gym” floors; please do not wear foot-ware that could damage the floor. 

Tentative Schedule:
09:00 – Merchant setup
10:00-Site Opens
10:00-Merchants Open -- Merchant Row ( Hallway)
10:30-A&S Entries Open -- Main hall
12:00-Artisans’ Village opens -- Main hall
12:00-Armored Combat Tournament begins – outside in the parking lot
12:30-Rapier Tournament in side small hall
12:45 - Youth combat starts – Outside in the parking lot
1:00-A&S Competition Begins-- Main hall
3:00-Artisans' Village Closes
3:00-A&S Judging Closes (please pick up your entries)
3:00-Marshal Activities End
4:00-Baronial Court-- Main hall
4:30-Royal Court-- Main hall
5:00-Merchants Close
7:00-Feast-- Main hall
9:00-Feast Ends
9:30-Site Closes (Anyone staying afterwards, we thank you for helping to clean)

As in years past there will NOT be a dayboard at Mudthaw, there will be a savory bake sale going on as a fundraiser for the royal travel fund and one merchant selling scones and pastry. 
There are some restaurants about a mile and a half down the road from the site. 
Please plan accordingly. 

Site Opens: 10:00 AM
Site Closes: 09:30 PM
Event Location
Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Ave
Roseland, NJ  07068
Google Map

If you are using a GPS and are coming down 280 East you need to make a LEFT onto Laurel ave at exit 6, some GPS systems tell you to make a right, don’t trust it you are being deceived. 

Find your best route to New Jersey route 280.
From RT 280 East , take exit 6 laurel avenue
Make a LEFT onto Laurel avenue The site is less than a mile (0.2 mile) down Laurel Ave. 

From RT 280 West
Take exit 6B laurel avenue , make a right onto Laurel avenue The site is less than a mile (0.2 mile) down Laurel Ave. 

Registration Fees
Registration: Site :  Adult Members $10.00
Adult Non-Members $15.00
Minors (6-17) $5
Minors (0-5) free
Feast:  Feast will be $9 per person in addition to the site fee.

Merchants $5 Merchant space is very limited merchants must provide their own table Please review the information below
Merchants must contact Lady Maerhild at Raeallyson@gmail.com.  732 687 1508.  No calls after 10
Our site is a Greek Orthodox Church, we ask that you respect their religious beliefs when choosing what to display and sell this day. 

The site requires that they be provided a list of all merchants with full contact information.  This information must be sent to Lady Maerhild.  Merchants will need to provide their own table, and due to space considerations are limited to one table each.  There is outdoor space available in a paved covered area as well as the limited indoor space.  Please contact Lady Maerhild for more information. 
Merchants must also register for the event per the information above and pay the site fee etc.

Feast: Feast will be $9 per person in addition to the site fee.
Feast Menu



Confit of whole Garlic with sweet spices

Fenkel Soppes

Poached Fennel and Onion with sweet spices

Served chilled over toasted Bread


Glazed pâté of Pork and Quail, seasoned with Almond, Galingale, Saffron, Ginger and Parsley

Served chilled with the seeming of fresh green Apples



Crisp tarts of ground Pork and fresh Cheese, spiced with Mace, Cinnamon, Pepper and Ginger

Lorey de Bollas

Puree of Honeyed Plums, thickened with Egg and Almond Milk; delicately-scented with Galingale


Quayle Rosted

Quail roasted with Caul fat and Pepper

Served with Cameline Sauce


Porcini and Button Mushrooms poached in Saffron broth with shredded Leek

Frytour of Mylke & Erbes

Delicate fritters of fresh Cheese, Egg, Parsley and Thyme, well-seasoned with Salt and Honey


Leche Lumbarde

Slices of rich wildflower Honey taffy, rolled in Gingered breadcrumbs

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

Contact Information
Event Steward:
David Devito , Master Alexander Macgregor 14 pear Tree lane Franklin Park NJ 08823 732-297-1721 e-mail ddevito17@comcast.net please put Mudthaw in the subject line. 

Send Reservations to:
c/o Michael Iurilli
806 Benner St.
Highland Park, NJ 08904
908-307-8672 (no calls after 9pm)

Other Contact Information:
Cook in Charge:  Yagyu no Kagetoki mka Chris Stanley Samuraibartendar@gmail.com

Merchants must contact Lady Maerhild at Raeallyson@gmail.com.  732 687 1508.  No calls after 10 - Please review information for Merchants under site fee's. 

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