Mudthaw & Baronial Investiture

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Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Livingston, NJ

Event date: March 23rd, 2013

Event Last Modified: March 19th, 2013

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Event details

On this day in 1430, Margaret of Anjou, Queen Consort of Henry VI was born in the Duchy of Lorraine.  As we celebrate the anniversary of her birth, the Barony of Settmour Swamp celebrates its own rebirth and spring renewal with a visit by Their Royal Majesties Edward and Thyra and the investiture of the Baronial heirs.

This will be a day full of celebration as we welcome our new Baron & Baroness, Lord Erec L'Claire & Maîtresse Jehannine de Flandres.

Tournaments will be held for armored combatants, rapier duelists, and thrown weapons.  The arts will be celebrated with displays, as well as the traditional Mudthaw bread-baking competition.  So make plans to join us for this day of celebration.

An Adult & Youth Arts and Sciences Display will be run by Lady Caterina Giaocchini (Kasia).

Brewers' Roundtable will be run in the early afternoon; please contact Maîtresse Jehannine de Flandres for details.


The Annual Mudthaw Bread Baking Competition will be run by Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel.
Entries will be accepted in the following categories for the baking competition:  period recipe, bread with spread and dessert bread.  A new category of "novice" is being added this year to encourage new bakers and those who have not competed before.  Judges will give preference to those entries which could have been made in period and have documentation.  Please include a full ingredient list for all entries.  Entries in the period recipe category MUST include documentation.


NOTE:  There will be no DayBoard served.


Mudthaw 2013 Schedule of Events

10:00 Site Opens
10:00 Merchants Open - upper & lower halls
10:00 A&S Display Opens - upper hall
10:00 Youth A&S Display Opens - upper hall
11:00 Royal Court - outside
11:00 Bread Baking Competition Entry Opens - upper hall
11:00 Youth Activities - upper hall
11:30 Athenas Thimble panel opens - upper hall
11:30 Bread Competition Judging begins - upper hall
12:00 Armored Combat Tournament - Heavy Weapons list
12:30 Rapier Tournament - Fencing list
12:30 Brewers Round Table Begins - upper hall
1:00 Their Majesties sit in State (1 hour)
1:00 Youth Fighting Tournament - Youth list
1:00 Thrown Weapons Tournament - Thrown Weapons Range
2:00 Athenas Thimble panel closes
2:00 Arachnes Web meeting
3:00 Bread Competition Judging closes(please pick up your entries)
3:30 Marshal Activities End - outside
4:00 Merchants Close
4:00 Baronial Court - upper hall
5:00 Royal Court - upper hall
7:00 Feast - lower hall
9:00 Feast Ends - lower hall
10:00 Site Closes


Site Opens: 10 AM
Site Closes: 10 PM

Event Location

Salaam Shrine
369 East Mount Pleasant Avenue
Livingston, NJ  07039-1503
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From the Garden State Parkway:  Take exit 145 to Route 280 WEST.  Go 4.3 miles to exit 7 for Pleasant Valley Way toward Millburn/Verona.  Bear left at end of ramp (toward Millburn), turn left at Pleasant Valley Way SOUTH and go 0.4 miles to junction of Route 10/Mount Pleasant Ave.  Turn right onto Route 10/Mount Pleasant Ave.  WEST.  The site is 1.2 miles down the road on the right.

From Route 287:  Take exit 41A for I-80 E toward New York City.  After 2.6 mi take exit 47A to I-280 East toward The Oranges/Newark.  After 6 miles, take exit 6 for Laurel Avenue & Turn right onto Laurel Ave.  After ~1/3 mile bear left onto Shrewsbury Dr.  After a 1/2 mile, turn left onto Mt Pleasant Avenue.  After 0.4 miles, the Salaam Shrine is on your left.

Public Transportation:  N.J.  Transit has Bus service from Newark Penn Station that travels along Route 10 in Livingston and can stop near the site. for updated information on service and schedules.

Registration Fees

Site :  Site fees are $12.00 for adults and $6.00 for children 5-17 yrs
Children 4 and under are free

As always, non-member surcharge is $5.00

Pre-reg deadline is March 11, 2013

Merchant Fee is $5.00


Feast:  Feast is $9.00 a plate

Pre-reg deadline for feast is March 4, 2013

Feast limit:  150

Menu -

Salumi e Olive - (cured meats with smoked olives)

Rondini nel Loro Nido - (Swallows in Their Nests)
Cavolo Ripieno - (Stuffed Cabbage Leaves)
Linguine alla Salvia - (Linguine with Sage)

Mucche nella Foresta - (Cows in the Forest)
Carne di Manzo Affumicata in Salsa d Arancia - (Smoked Beef in orange sauce)
Asparagi alla Griglia - (Grilled Asparagus)

Borse del Cacciatore - (Hunters Purses)
Ravioli ai Funghie Formaggio - (Wild Mushroom and Cheese Ravioli)
Ravioli di Spinacie e Formaggio - (Spinach and Cheese Ravioli)

Suini sull Erba - (Pigs in the Grass)
Salsiccia di Maiale - (Fresh Pork Sausage in a balsamic glaze)
Verdure Brasate - (Braised Greens with garlic in oil)

Sfingi (Fried Dough with Sweetened Fresh Cheese)


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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Master Phillip the Facetious
mka Dr.  Scott Berk
310 Milford Warren Glen Rd.
Milford, NJ 08848-1874

Goerijs Goriszoon
mka Oscar Van Loveren


Send Reservations to:

William Felsen
18 Summit St.
Apt 328
West Orange, NJ 07052

Pre-registration also available through ACCEPS:
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.  Also please indicate which members of your party are minors and age.  A phone number would helpful if we need to get in contact with you, if there are any issues.

Incomplete reservations will be returned.
Refunds will be available for those who are unable to attend the event.  Please contact Abdullah ibn harun *before* the event to request a refund form.  Refunds will be unavailable after the event.

Reservation Refund policy: 
If, after sending in a reservation, you are unable to attend, please contact the reservations clerk 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.  Troll will close when royal court opens.  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. 

Other Contact Information:

Baron Meszaros Janos
mka Daniel Casey O'Donovan
cell:  267-679-1171 (anytime)

Sous Chef
Lady Cassandra de Matise
mka Cassandra Nelson


Naomi bat Avraham will hold a silent auction to benefit Their Majesties.  Please note that proceeds from this auction will go directly to Their Majesties, and not to any official SCA fund. 
Item drop off will be from 10am-12pm, the auction will take place from 12pm-3pm, and items must be picked up and paid for from 3pm-4pm.  All donations are appreciated, and donors are asked to include the following information with the items:
A brief description of the item
The suggested starting bid (default will be $1)
The estimated value of the item
What to do with the item if it is unsold
Donor name and contact information
If you have any questions, please contact Naomi bat Avraham,


Greetings unto those good gentles attending the festivities at Mudthaw.  We invite you to help in the effort to pad the war chest as the drums grow louder toward this Pennsic War!  A fundraising effort will be taking place that will pay homage to our four legged friends, those loyal steeds that ride into battle and those who stay by our sides in comfort.  Make ready the fan fare as a great tournament approaches at the Coronation of Gregor IV & Kiena II!  Your donation will sponsor one of the horses that will be taking part in the festivities at Coronation.  You may bestow the honor on the horse of your choice if you are attending Coronation or you may send your honors to the steed with wishes of luck.

Cookies/muffins suitable for horses will be the tokens for purchase, there will also be dog treats for your own four-legged companions as well as some gentle friendly fare.  We encourage you to show your support and declare for these brave and gallant riders and horses taking the field for the celebration of the Coronation of our monarchs.

All proceeds benefit the war chest.


Arachne's Web, the East Kingdom's newly formed Lace Guild, will meet to discuss finalizing its ranking system and answer any questions about lace you may have.  If you are interested in lace and/or the guild, please feel free to join us.


Merchants:  Please contact Lord Thorlaeifr Hvitskegg

Merchant Fee is $5.00


Please note, the site does not allow pets.  Service animals are allowed.