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Mudthaw TRM will be in attendanceTRH will be in attendanceEvent date: March 25th, 2017
Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Roseland, NJ
Event Last Modified: March 23rd, 2017
Event details
As winter turns to spring, all are invited to attend the annual celebration of the Thawing of the Mud and celebrate with the Barony of Settmour Swamp as their Excellencies, Erec and Jehannine, Baron and Baroness of Settmour Swamp, retire and Lady Teresa Ana Perez and Lord Jonathan Miles are invested as their heirs.

Please join us on March 25th 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; the arts and sciences will be celebrated and demonstrated; we will gather for court where the Barony’s new Baron and Baroness will be invested; and we shall conclude our day's celebrations with a sumptuous feast prepared by Yagyu no Kagetoki .

Our site is once again the Greek Orthodox Church, and they have kindly asked that we be respectful of their facility and beliefs. 

There will be absolutely no martial activities of any sort inside the building. 

We have also been asked not to have any open flames in the building. 

The sites main halls have wood “gym” floors; please do not wear foot-ware that could damage the floor. 

Please help us continue to build a good and long lasting relationship with this site by respecting their wishes. 

The site is discretely damp.  While alcohol is permitted, please try to use period containers. 

The site is handicapped accessible. 

**Martial Activity details are being added as they become available.**
Please note that the only space we have for any of the tournaments is on asphalt in a section of the parking lot.  Please plan appropriate footwear.  Unfortunately, due to space considerations at our new site, we will not be able to have thrown weapons or archery. 

The armored combat tournament will be fought in the traditional Mudthaw double elimination format.  The tournament will begin promptly at 11:30am.  Check in closes at 11:00am.  Inspections close at 11:15am.  If you need an authorization, please get the paperwork from the MoL at check in, and let a marshal know as soon as you can.  Authorizations will not be fought after 11:30am, unless there is time after the tourney has completed.  Please contact Ögurr Aðalbrandarson, who is the Barony's Knight Marshal, at marshal@settmourswamp.eastkingdom.org if you have any questions.

There will also be tournaments for rapier combat.  Cut & Thrust Tournament will begin at 11:30pm, Heavy Rapier/Pensic Camps Qualifier will begin at 12:15pm and Pensic Rapier Melee Qualifier will begin at 2pm.

Youth combat will be taking place adjacent to the other martial activities.  We will begin at 12 noon with one-on-one rounds and then move on to small melees or a tournament depending on our numbers.  A limited supply of loaner gear will be available, so any newcomers between the ages of 6 and 16 can suit up and give it a try.  Please contact Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin at youthmarshal@whytwhey.eastkingdom.org, who will be the marshal in charge at the event, if you have any questions.

We will also have Wentlianna Bengrek, Kingdom Youth Rapier Marshal on site for Youth Rapier activities.  If you have any questions please reach out to her at smith.nefertiti@gmail.com

All Marshal Activities will end at 3:30pm

*Artisans Village*
For those more inclined to the Arts and Sciences, we are very excited to once again host an Artisans Village.  We hope that many of you will be able to come to the hall and not only participate in the village but walk away with a new skill or craft that you would like to pursue.  In past years participants have been able to sample:  Calligraphy and Illumination, Embroidery, Spinning, Weaving, Lampwork, Wire work, Lucet, Period music and much more. 
** A list of offerings will be posted as teachers are finalized **
Should you have any questions or would like to participate as a teacher in Artisans Village please reach out to Elizabeth staceyrothrock@gmail.com or Aziza aziza.sca@gmail.com

*A&S Competition*
This year we are going with the theme of Byzantium, (it's fine if your work does not fall within that theme.  Come show off your talents, up your game, and get constructive comments by entering your work in the A&S Competition.  If you're just looking to put your work out there for all to see, place your work at the A&S Display.  Entrants to the A&S Competition 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.
You are responsible for your entry and/or display.  Please pick up your entries and displays at 2:30. 
Contact Caterina Giaocchini with any questions, onesleeve@yahoo.com.


9:00 – Merchant setup
9:30 - Site Opens
10:00 - Merchants Open -- Merchant Row - Side hall
10:15 - OGR meeting - Corner Table, Main hall
10:30 - A&S Entries Open -- Main hall
11:00 - Morning Royal Court - Main hall
11:00 - EK Herb Guild - Corner Table, Main hall
11:30 - Artisans' Village opens -- Main hall
11:30 - Armored Combat Tournament begins – outside /back parking lot
11:30 - Cut & Thrust Tournament – outside /back parking lot
12:30 - Athena's Thimble - Corner Table, Main hall
12noon - Youth Combat & Rapier starts – outside /back parking lot
12:15 - Heavy Rapier/Pensic Champs Qual – outside/back parking lot
12:30 - A&S Competition Begins-- Main hall
2:00 - Pensic Rapier Melee Qualifier – outside /back parking lot
2:30 - Artisans' Village Closes
2:30 - A&S Judging Closes (please pick up your entries)
3:30 - All Marshal Activities End
3:30 - Main Hall Reset for Court
4:00 - Baronial Court & Baronial Investiture -- Main hall
4:30 - Evening Royal Court-- Main hall
5:00 - Merchants Close
6:30 - Main Hall Reset for Feast
7:00 - Feast-- Main hall
9:00 - Feast Ends
9:30 - Site Closes (Anyone staying afterwards, we thank you for helping with cleaning up.)

** Please Note:  Their Majesties will be holding a half hour Afternoon Royal Court, outside by the List Fields, some time mid-afternoon.  **

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.

There are some restaurants about a mile and a half down the road from the site. 
Please plan accordingly. 

Site Opens: 9:30 am
Site Closes: 9:30 pm
Event Location
Ss. Nicholas, Constantine and 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: Pre-registration closes on March 15, 2017

Adult Non-Members $18.00
Adult Members (with Member Discount) $13.00
Minors (6-17 years of age) $5
Minors (0-5 years of age) free

Merchants:  $5 fee in addition to the appropriate personal registration fee. 
Merchant space is limited.  There is outdoor space available in a paved covered area as well as very limited indoor space.  Merchants must provide their own table.  Due to space considerations they are limited to one table each and/or a maximum footprint of 6’wide x 4’ deep. 

The site requires that we provided them ahead of time with a list of all merchants with full contact information.  If you have not provided that information to the Merchant Coordinator and paid the site fee and your personal registration fee by the pre-registration deadline, you will not be able to merchant.

All parties interested in merchanting should contact Baron Perote Campbell at mudthawmerchant@gmail.com.  973-417-9031 No calls after 10 pm.

Please remember that our site is a Greek Orthodox Church.  We ask that you respect their religious beliefs when choosing what to display and sell this day. 

Feast: Feast will be $10 per person in addition to the personal registration fee.

**** Proposed Feast Menu ****

First Remove
Ydromeli meta Zingibareos
A beverage of Honey Water spiced with fresh Ginger
Leuka ton Oon Opta

Hen’s Eggs baked in Duck fat with Leeks, Onions and Garlic

Artos Katharos
Fine white bread fresh from the fire; delicately flavored with Almond Oil

Bottarga of Hen’s Eggs; cured in Salt scented with Thyme, Fennel and Lovage

Fenugreek Sprouts; lightly-dressed with preserved Lemon, Honey, Wine and Garos sauce

Second Remove
Rich soup of roasted Garlic, seasoned with Pepper, Spikenard and Clove

Seutlon dia Sinepi
Beets poached in their own juices; lightly-dressed with house-made sweet Mustard

Nearos Tyros
House-made Sheep’s milk Cheese; drizzled with a froth of Honeyed Vinegar and fresh Thyme

Third Remove
Melipekton Psathyron
Coarse crumbed cakes of Wheat and Honey

Elaiosparanka meta Pistakelaion
Young Asparagus shoots; roasted with Pistachio Oil, Buttermilk and spices

Nessarion meta Staphides dia Eliakon
Roast Muscovy Duck stuffed with spiced Raisins; lightly-glazed with Raisin wine

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

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Miriam Berger, Baroness Theodora Bryennissa, called Treannah, PriestesM@aol.com, 908-406-6344


Thomas Berger, Baron Wulfgar Silfraharr, Drklrdraven@aol.com, 732-789-5457

Please put Mudthaw in the subject line of emails.  No calls or texts after 10pm please.

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) Samuraibartender@gmail.com

Merchant Coordinator:  Baron Perote Campbell at mudthawmerchant@gmail.com.  973-417-9031 No calls after 10 pm.  Please review information for Merchants above.

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