Seraglio **UPDATED**

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Flemington, NJ

Event date: November 15th, 2008

Event Last Modified: November 12th, 2008

Event details

“I do not choose to flee.  Those who have worn the crown should
never survive its loss.  Never shall I see the day when I am not
saluted as empress.  If you mean to flee, Caesar, well and good.
You have the money, the ships are ready, the sea is open.  As for
me, I shall stay.  “
---- -Empress Theodora, 532, CE

You have come for a Feast, and a Sumptuous Feast you shall have, but at this Circus, just as at the one in 532 CE Constantinople, you shall have to answer the Question:  Are you a Blue or are you a Green? Which side do you support? We shall find out during the feast!  Keeping in mind the bounds of propriety and taste, please have insults, invectives and other clever bits at the ready to hurl in order to show your Opponents that YOUR side has the right of it!  Perhaps your allegiance shall even be tested beforehand?. 

Classes will be held during the day beginning at 1:00 p.m.  and ending at 5:00 p.m.  Content of the classes will be determined by those who teach; if you would like to teach, please e-mail Lady Gabrielle an Ruadh .  Classes, will be divided into , ideally, one-hour spots, but that depends upon the actual classes, if you need more time, just let us know; if you class is shorter, that’s fine, too.
The Bountiful Byzantine Feast shall be orchestrated by the Lady Siobna ap Prechainn and spaces are limited to 80 people.

Seating for the Feast shall be, as tradition dictates, both Eastern and Western-Style, if you know your preference, please send it in with your reservation so we know how many tables to set up, thank you! 
So bring your Carpets and Cushions upon which to sit, should you decide to sit Eastern Style; they may also be useful to you throughout the day for your comfort.

Byzantine A&S Contest:  Begin your Projects anon!  Judges to include, of course the Baron and Baroness, the Mistress of Arts and Sciences, Lady Elisabeth Eleanor Lovell, and others to be named later, it could even be YOU!  Projects could have a Byzantine Bent, should the Muses thus strike you but all Projects will be weclomed!

Children’s Activities shall be arranged with the Office of the Chancellors Minor.

Merchants are welcome, for the small price of $5, you may use one of our tables; there is room for at least 10 merchants but space is limited.  If you need more than one table, please bring your own second table.  Please contact Lady Gabrielle an Ruadh at

*Event Schedule:
12:00 Troll Opening,
1:00-5:00 Classes and/or Lolling about, nibbling on noshes, playing instruments, dancing, talking, socializing with friends and those who might so become.
6:00:  Feast, Socializing, Wondrous Performances Which With to Thrill One’s Eyes, Ears and Any Other Available Senses, Court at their Excellencies Discretion, and other Goings-On of General Merriment and Happiness.  Unlike at that Circus in 532, there shan’t be a riot but in the Spirit thereof, there shall be a friendly rivalry betwixt the Blues and the Greens
10 p.m.:  After that we shall clean-up, and get
11 p.m.:  OUT of the building; one need not return to one’s home, but one mayen’t tarry here!

Site Opens: 12 noon
Site Closes: 11 pm

Event Location

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Route 31 and Gaunt Pl.
Flemington, NJ  08822
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Directions to St Paul's Church, Rt 31, Flemington NJ

St Paul's is located along Route 31 in Flemington, next door to the Hunterdon Medical Center, two miles north of the Flemington Circle
From Route 287
• Take I-287 to US-202 (Exit 17). 
• Go South on US-202 to Flemington NJ
• Make first right in circle to get on NJ-31 North
• Follow signs to Hospital; Make first Left past Hospital onto Gaunt Place, church is on left. 
From Route 78 (western NJ / PA)
• Go East on I-78 to NJ-31 (Exit 17)
• Take Route 31 south
• Follow signs for Hospital; Make right onto Gaunt Place, church is on Left. 
From Northeast Jersey/New York City
• New Jersey Turnpike south to I-78 West
• Take I-78 express lane west towards GARDEN STATE PARKWAY / CLINTON. 
• Merge onto I-78 express Lane west. 
• Take exit 29 for I-287 South towards Somerville (RT 202/206)
• Take exit 17 (202/206 south) towards SOMERVILLE(US-22 W) / FLEMINGTON. 
• Stay straight to go onto US-202 S.  until you reach Flemington
• Take first Right on circle to stay on NJ-31 North
• Follow signs to Hospital; Make first Left past Hospital onto Gaunt Place, church is on left. 
From southeast Jersey / Garden State Parkway
• Take Parkway North to exit 98 (I-195)
• Go West on I-195 to I-295 North
• Take I-295 North to I-95 South
• Take I-95 to exit 4 - Route 31
• Go North on NJ-31 to Flemington
• Take first right on circle to stay on NJ-31 North
• Follow signs to Hospital;
• Make first Left past Hospital onto Gaunt Place, church is on left. 
From Philadelphia
• Take I-95 NORTH to New Jersey, get off at exit 4 - Route 31. 
• Take Rt 31 North to Flemington
• At circle, go 1/2 way around to stay on NJ-31 North
• Follow signs to Hospital; Make first Left past Hospital onto Gaunt Place, church is on left. 

Registration Fees

Fees for the event are as follows:  On-Board - $16.00, for Adults; $11.00 for Minors, (6-17), Children under 6 free. 
Day-trippers:  $8.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Children (6-17), and Children under 6 free.

Please provide proof of membership, or add the $3 non-member surcharge. 

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

Here you may find our Menu:

and a detailed Ingredient List for Feast:

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Autocrat:  Robyn Bauman/Lady Morgaine/Dima

Send Reservations to:

Reservations:  Please send Reservations along with your SCAdian and Mundane Names and your Membership Number as well as a way in which we may contact you, should the need arise, preferably your E-mail address but phone number is fine, also, to
Gabi Rosen
17 Dixon Lane
Belle Mead, NJ
or 908-431-1175

Other Contact Information:

Autocrat:  Robyn Bauman/Lady Morgaine/Dima
Co-Autocrat:  Arianne Grosky/Lady Rummi
Feastocrat :  Lady Siobhna ap Prechainn (Elizabeth Green)
Entertainment Directrix:  Lady Rummi
Charge des Affaires for Classes:  Lady Gabrielle an Ruadh
Merchant Wrangler:  Lady Gabrielle an Ruadh
Mise En Scene:  Lady Lydia FitzWaulter