Coronation of Darius and Roxane **UPDATED**

TRM will be in attendance TRH will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Westfield, NJ

Event date: September 24th, 2005

Event Last Modified: September 23rd, 2005

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Event details

Salvete, cives Orientis!

The Barony of Settmour Swamp is honored to invite all to attend the Coronation of Darius and Roxane, on 24 September, AS XL.

The celebration will take place from 10am to 10pm at the Westfield National Guard Armory.  A light dayboard will be available during the afternoon, and in the evening Master Alexandre Lerot d'Avigne will present a 3-course feast of Roman dishes.  (Menus available at our website.)

In addition to the pageantry of Court and Coronation, there will be outdoor lists for fencing, armored combat, and youth combat – a celebration of the martial prowess of the East!  And the fine arts will be well-represented, with dancing during the break between courts, and an Arts & Sciences competition.  Her Highness Roxane encourages artisans to enter Persian-themed items; other items are welcome as well.  A schedule of court times and other activities will be posted closer to the event.

Current Schedule of Activies as of Sept.  20, 2005

10 am:  Site opens
11 am:  Last Court of Kelson & Geneviere
12 noon:  Bring entries to A&S exhibit
12 noon:  Dayboard (in cafeteria)

2 - 3:30:  pm Their Majesties sit in state
2 - 4 pm:
Youth combat
Armored combat
Rapier combat
Children's activities (in cafeteria)
3:45 pm A&S Exhibit closes - please pick up entries
4 pm First Court of Darius & Roxane
6:30 pm Feast
8 pm Dancing and other revelry
10 pm Clean-up begins

General Reservations:
Reservations are highly encouraged.  It will help us make sure we have enough dayboard for all, and will speed your check-in – we expect over 400 attendees!  The site fee is $10 for adults ($13 for non-members), $5 for children (6-17).  The feast costs an additional $7 (regardless of age – but infants or very small children who will not be taking up a chair need not pay for the feast.) Make checks payable to:  "SCA, Inc.  - Barony of Settmour Swamp" and send to Baroness Elizabeth Hawkwood c/o:  Beth Dobo, 71 Sky Manor Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867.  To avoid the non-member surcharge, include proof of membership, or show it at the door.  Please list the modern and SCA names of all guests, children's ages, the type of reservations, and a self-addressed stamp envelope (or address where we can reach you).  In return, we will send you a letter for Express Check-In at the event. 

Those attending the feast please take heed:  the check-in table will close at 5:00 pm, and unclaimed reservations will be sold off to those waiting. 

Merchant Reservations:
The merchanting fee is $5 per 10'x10' space – limit 2 spaces.  We encourage you to bring your own tables; we may be able to rent tables for your use at $10 each, if you request them by September 9th.  Merchant set up is from 8-10 am; rented tables must be returned before the feast; others must start breakdown by 7pm.  Contact Lord Malcolm Bowman, the Merchant Liaison, with any questions:; 201-343-4294.  To guarantee your space, please reserve by September 16th.  Send your merchant fee AND event fees (listed above) to Lord Malcolm c/o:  Murray Blehart, 289 Elm Avenue, Bogota, NJ 07603.  Make checks payable to "SCA Inc, Barony of Settmour Swamp".  Please note your space requirements, the name of your business, the modern and SCA names of all people being preregistered, and an address where we can reach you.

Reservation Refund policy:
If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend, please contact the autocrat before the event.  Site fees & merchant fees will be refunded after the event.  Feast fees will be refunded if we are able to resell your feast space.

Site notes:
The NJ Transit train station (Raritan Valley line) is less than half a mile from the site.  The hall is handicapped-accessible – handicap parking is behind the building.  No flames of any kind are allowed at the feast.

You can reach the autocrat, Mistress Jessa d'Avondale, at or 732-563-1029.

Site Opens: 10 am
Site Closes: 10 pm

Event Location

Westfield National Guard Armory
500 Rahway Avenue
Westfield, NJ  07090
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Westfield National Guard Armory (500 Rahway Avenue)

Note:  once the armory parking lot is full, we will be using the high school parking lot across the street.  Handicap parking is behind the armory.

(For other directions, contact the autocrat, or use

By Train (NJ Transit - Raritan Valley Line):
At the Westfield station, get to the south side of the tracks.  Go to the right (West) on South Avenue, then turn left onto Westfield Avenue.  Turn right onto First Street, continue for 0.2 miles.  Turn left onto Rahway Ave, the Armory will be on your right.  Total distance is less than half a mile.

From Garden State Parkway – exit 135:
The parkway exit puts you on a circle – exit onto Central Avenue, towards Westfield.  Go 2 miles, turn left on West Grove.  Go .5 miles to the T-intersection; turn right on Rahway Ave.  The Armory is 0.7 miles ahead on left.

From Route 22:
At the Sears in Watchung, NJ, go South on Terrill Road (Westbound:  take the jughandle afer the Blue Star Plaza).  Go about 1 mile, after crossing the bridge over the train tracks, turn left on Route 28/South Avenue.  Go 2.5 miles to the light at West Broad St and turn right, make an immediate left onto Rahway Ave.  The armory will be on your right.

NJ Turnpike:
Take exit 11 for Garden State Parkway North, follow as above.

Registration Fees

$10 for adults ($13 for non-members),
$5 for children (6-17). 

$7 (regardless of age – but infants or very small children who will not be taking up a chair need not pay for the feast.)

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Jessa d'Avondale - Marla Lecin, 362 Cherry Avenue, Bound Brook, NJ 08805.; 732-563-1029

Send Reservations to:

Baroness Elizabeth Hawkwood c/o:  Beth Dobo, 71 Sky Manor Road, Pittstown, NJ 08867.  Please include the modern and SCA names of all guests, children's ages, the type of reservations, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. 

Merchant Day/feast reservations should be sent to the Merchant Liaison.

Other Contact Information:

Merchant Liaison:  Lord Malcolm Bowman (Murray Blehart);; 201-343-4294.  Murray Blehart,
289 Elm Avenue, Bogota, NJ 07603.