Quest for Wit and Wisdom XXIV: Mummy Dearest **UPDATED**

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Neshanic Station, NJ

Event date: May 25th, 2007 - May 28th, 2007

Event Last Modified: May 6th, 2007

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Event details

The Barony of Settmour Swamp proudly invites one and all to a weekend of camping, questing, and competition:  our 24th Quest for Wit and Wisdom!  Among the many activities planned throughout this three-day weekend are tournaments of skill and prowess with which to impress your fellow gentles.  This year's Quest will be a playful romp touching all parts of Egyptian mythology.  Solve riddles and perform wondrous feats in pursuit of the ultimate prize and recognition.

Over the weekend, we will engage in competitions for our new Baronial Champions (All are welcome to compete).  For those adept at battle, there will be Heavy Fighting, Fencing, Thrown Weapons, and Archery.  For our equally impressive craftsmen, we will have an A&S and a Brewing competition.

This year the Swamp will be holding it's inaugural Youth Fighter Baronial Champion Tournament on Saturday.  The tournament is specifically for the division 3 fighters, age 14 - 17.  The format of the tourney will be Round Robin and will require the combatants to fight in all weapon forms....sword & shield, greatsword, two sword, and polearm.  Weapon authorizations will be held in the early part of the day for those who need it.

A delicious feast prepared by Cassandra deMatisse will be laid forth to those onboard attendees.  And finally, about the evening fire, we will engage in the ever-entertaining Baronial Bardic competition.

On Sunday, in the morning hours, there will be Hurley for players and spectators alike, Sofia will be hosting a Knitting class at newcomers point.  Around 1pm begins the annual Quest, this year prepared by Galen MacByrne.  And last, but certainly not least, comes the Baronial court wherein the new Baronial Champions will be announced from the winners of the weekend's many tournaments.

Children are welcome and there will be various activities for them to participate in.  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 and will be available at the event.

Pets are welcome as long as they are leashed and cleaned up after.

Merchants are welcome.  There is no charge for space but you must provide your own tables. 

About the Site:
The campground will be open from 4 pm Friday until 12 noon Monday.  It is a damp site, which means that beer, wine, and mead are permissible, but no distilled alcohol.  Running water is not available onsite, so please bring bottled water to last through the weekend.  Accommodations do include port-o-johns and dumpsters for garbage disposal.  There will be separate containers for recyclables (glass, plastic, and paper) at the county's request.  There will also be a central fire pit for socializing. 

Site Opens: Friday May 25th, 2007 at 4pm
Site Closes: Monday May 28th, 2007 at 12pm

Event Location

Neshanic Station Fire Dept Picnic Ground
Elm St.
Neshanic Station, NJ  08853
Google Map


From Route 206:  [Route 206 can be reached from Routes 287 and 22 from the north, and from Routes 95,295,and 195 from the south.
Take Route 206 to County road 514 [Amwell road] in Hillsbourgh NJ.

From the North:  turn right onto Route 514.

From the south, make a left. 

Stay on Route 514 for about 8 miles untill you come to a 3-way intersection at a large white Church.  Turn right onto Route 567 [River road].  A mile or so down the road you will see a white girder bridge on the left,[this was the old way onto the site, but the bridge is under construction].

Continue straight for about .07 of a mile.  You will see a sign for County road 667 [Pleasent Run Rd].  Make a left onto that road.  Take that road to the end, its about half a mile [youll see the fire house on right side at end of road].  At the end of the road make a left onto Maple St.  Site is about half a mile down on the left.  With bridge construction nearby parking may be a little tighter, as it was last year.  We'll have a people assisting in the parking area at peak arrival times.  If lost or any questions please call autocrat at 908-759-1433 and I'll guide you in.

Registration Fees

Adult [18+] day trip:  $10 for Saturday and $10 for Sunday
Child [6-17] day trip:  $5/day
Children 5 and under:  Free

Adults arriving on Friday will pay an additional $5
Families with Minors will pay a maximum of $60
Persons who cannot show proof of membership must pay the $3 Non-Member Surcharge.

Monday is free.

In your reservation, please include your modern and SCA names, what type of reservation you are making, and your contact info (address, and e-mail address or phone number).  Paid members, please include proof of membership.  For group reservations, please provide each person's full name, type of reservation, and proof of membership (if any), and indicate which are minors.

Reservation Refund policy:  If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend, please contact the autocrat before the event.  Event fees will be refunded if we are able to resell your reservation.  All refunds will be reviewed after the event.

Feast:  $8.00 per person and limited to 100 people.  Please send in a reservation to reserve your spot.  For food allergy questions, please contact Cassandra at or 908-432-2210

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Alexander MacRus [Shaun Nelson] 27 Bloomingdale Drive, Unit 1-D, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-5510

Send Reservations to:

Alexander MacRus [Shaun Nelson] 27 Bloomingdale Drive, Unit 1-D, Hillsborough, NJ 08844-5510