The Quest for Wit and Wisdom XXIX - Quest the Musical

Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Neshanic Station, NJ

Event date: May 25th, 2012 - May 28th, 2012

Event Last Modified: March 20th, 2012

Event details

Welcome to our little village in the English countryside.  Great news, you are just in time for our Mayday Fair!  There will be festivities and merry making for three days so come and eat, drink and stay a while.


Celebratory tournaments will be hosted by the Baron and Baroness to determine their champions in heavy weapons, rapier, archery and thrown weapons.  Also there will be youth combat for those not yet of age.

So too will be a contest of arts and sciences wherein their Excellencies will choose their champion of arts by aid of populace vote so come by and gaze upon the wonders made by hands.  Bring anything you've made and would like to enter, there are no categories.  .

After the feast we challenge you to gather around our fire pit and entertain us with your songs and stories.  The best of all will be named our Bardic Champion.

As in years past there will be a brewing competition as well so please come share your skill.


Come ye on this fair may day to lay upon the green sward in the happy grove and thereto a great feast on Saturday evening prepared by Willa will be served.  The feast will be limited to 100 gentles so we ask you to please register early.  Scroll a bit for the menu.


For those looking to use their wits, we offer you:  Quest the Musical.  It promises to be fun and challenging for teams of three.  Three shall be the number thou shalt have in thy team, and the number of the teammates shall be three.  Four shalt thou not have, though two you may if need be.  Five is right out.  The Quest will begin at 1 PM on Sunday.  Childrens teams are welcome but they must be accompanied by an adult.

The camping area will be open from 4 PM Friday until 11:30 AM Monday. 

Feast menu:

- A salad along with bread, fruit and cheese will be presented at the beginning of the table. 

- A chicken with an orange citrus sauce

- A braised beef with herbs

- Chickpea soup with sage and other herbs (vegetarian)

- A fresh herbed spring quiche (vegetarian)

- Sautéed mushrooms with brown sugar (vegetarian)

Site Rules:

The site is Damp which means beer, wine, and mead are permissible but please no distilled liquor.  Running water is not available on site so please bring enough bottled water to last the weekend.  Port-a-Johns, and dumpsters for garbage will also be provided.  In addition to feast gear, you will need chairs and a table or a blanket to sit on for the feast.  There will be a large, central fire pit for socializing.  Pets are welcome so long as they are quiet, leashed and cleaned up after.  As with children, we insist that you supervise your pets at all times.  Gentles with overly loud and/or aggressive pets will be asked to remove the pets from site. 

There will be an Inn on site run by Rachel of Gwynedd.  Several fast food establishments are a short distance away.

Children:  We insist that you 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 the parent and listing the parent contact information.  If a minor does not have a blue membership card, a minor waiver must be signed by the parent/legal guardian and presented at Troll.  Copies of this waiver are available on-line at and will be available at the event.  Site tokens for children will be hospital wristbands.

Vehicles:  All automobiles on site must display the auto tag from their rear-view mirrors at all times.  These will be provided by Troll upon arrival.

After-Hours Arrival:  Every person arriving onsite after troll has closed please leave your name, cell phone number, and license plate of your vehicle on the clipboard at the troll tent when you arrive.  Please see troll first thing the next morning to complete your sign-in and receive your car tag and site token.

Site Opens: 4:00pm Friday May 25
Site Closes: 12:00 noon Monday May 28

Event Location

Neshanic Volunteer Fireman's Field
Corner of River Road & Elm Street
Neshanic Station, NJ  08853
Google Map


From 287:  Take Exit 17 and merge onto Route 202/206S.  Stay on 202/206S for 3.7 miles.  Turn left at Chubb Way.  It will turn into S.  Branch Road.  After 3.8 miles turn left at Pleasant Run Road (County Road 567).  It will change its name to River Road.  After almost a mile, turn right onto Elm Street and go over a white girder bridge.  The site is on the right.

From the South:  Use Route 202.  It can be reached from Routes 31 and 29 from the south.  Take Route 202 north.  Turn right onto Pleasant Run Road (County Road 629).  Continue to follow County Road 629.  It becomes County Road 567 (River Road).  About 3 miles from Route 202, you'll see the white girder bridge.  Make a right turn onto the bridge (Elm Street).  You'll see the site on the right. 

From eastern NJ:  Take Rt 287 exit 14B (a left-hand exit) onto Route 22 West for
3 miles.  Take the exit for Routes 206/202 south, then keep to the left to
take Route 202 over the Somerville Circle.  After 5.4 miles, turn left at the
traffic light onto Chubb Way.  Then follow the directions for people coming from the North.

For those with GPS units, you can give the address as 200 Elm St., Neshanic Station, NJ.

Registration Fees

$15.00 Saturday day trip rate adult [18+]

$15.00 Sunday day trip rate adult [18+]

Monday is free

$30.00 Adult Max site fee

$5.00 minor [6-17] per day rate

Children under 6 are free

All children must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult.

$65.00 Family Max site fee

$5.00 Adult Non SCA member surcharge

All reservations must be postmarked by May 18

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

Feast:  $7.00 Onboard fee for the feast

All reservations must be postmarked by May 18

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lord Erec LClaire
MKA Eric Erb
28 Jerricho Road
High Bridge, NJ 08829

Send Reservations to:

Phillip Reed the Facetious

310 Milford-Warren Glen Road

Milford, NJ 08848

PLEASE INCLUDE:  The names, mundane and SCAdian of ALL members of your party, contact information (address and phone number) of the person making the reservation, and membership information (proof of membership or indicate that you are not a member) for each person included in the reservation.  Acceptable proof of membership includes a copy of your membership card, a current Pikestaff label with your name on it, or the proof of membership letter from the SCA web site. 

Also please indicate which members of your party are minors and age of each minor. 

Incomplete reservations will be returned.

Reservation Refund policy: 
If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend please contact the reservations clerk before the event.  Site fees will be refunded after the event.  Feast fees will be refunded if we are able to resell your feast space.  Troll will close promptly at 5. 

Unclaimed feast reservations will be sold off to a waiting list if there is one when troll closes.  If you plan on arriving late please let the reservations clerk know. 

Children are always welcome but 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

Other Contact Information:


Lord Erec L'Claire
MKA Eric Erb
28 Jerricho Road
High Bridge, NJ 08829