Bhakail Investiture and K&Q Rattan Champions

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Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Springfield, PA

Event date: June 3rd, 2017

Event Last Modified: May 24th, 2017

Health Acknowledgement

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Event details

Come to the bright and sunny southern lands of Bhakail to witness the passing of the flame of leadership as our new Baron and Baroness are Invested.  Their majesties also invite you to join them in their search for their next Champion of Arms.  The day will be filled with tournaments, merchants, an A&S competition, a brewers roundtable, pickup fencing bouts, and various entertainments. 

The kitchen will put forth a fine dayboard and feast under the supervision of Mistress Julianna. 

Bread with Savory Toasted Cheese
Cormarye (pork with coriander)
Peiouns stewed (peas stewed with garlic and herbs)
Shrimp with vinegar
Ladies’ Thighs served with garlic paste
Rissoles on a Fish Day (dried fruit fritters)
Strawberry pudding
Lemon Drink

Bread and butter
Another (Eggs)
Fresh and Marinated Vegetables (roasted onions, radishes, carrots)
Fruit (oranges, apples, pears)
Fish in Green Sauce (Pompano)
Chick peas or Fried Beans
Cold Sage (chicken with sage)
Tallis (Fruit and Almond bread pudding) and one made without almonds
Poached Pears
Lemon Drink
*Details subject to change.

Tentative Schedule: 
9:00am Site Opens
11:00am Morning Court
12:00am Tournament of Arms Begins
12:30pm Day board is Available
2:00pm Brewing Roundtable
4:00pm Afternoon Court
6:00pm Feast

Below is the format for the K&Q Rattan Champions Tourney:

Pre-16 Round:
All combatants will be split into buckets and will fight round robin with any weapons form they choose, the top scoring combatants will advance from each bucket into the Round of 16.

Round of 16:
A double elimination list will be fought with pairings based on points earned in the Pre-16 Round.
The winners list will be restricted to Great Weapons ONLY:  Dane Axes, Great Swords, Dire Mauls, etc; specifically weapons between 4 ft and 6 1/2 ft wielded with 2 hands.  Weapons need not be matched exactly.
Once a combatant loses a bout they may switch to any form of their choice.

Round of 4:
Once 4 combatants remain they will fight best of 3 bouts with matched forms.  The combatant from the winners list starts with one win.  Combatants will alternate form selection.

All Loses are forgiven and the combatants will fight best of 5 bouts with matched form.  selection of forms will alternate between the combatants.

---- A&S Competition!  ----
The new Baron and Baroness would like continue the tradition of recognizing the many deserving members of their populace. 
In honor of their Investiture, we will have two separate contests, and a display to assist them in this endeavor.  The winner of each category will be able to pick a prize from the donations within their category.  All other entries will be donated to largess after the contest.

The First Competition is for Baronial Largess. 
Enter 3 items, be they the same, or complimentary, that would be appropriate tokens of thanks.  The winner of this will be able to pick 1 item, to be awarded during evening court.

The Second Competition is for Youth Largess!
For this category, submit three items, be they the same, or complimentary, that can be used as largess to be given specifically to the youth of the Barony.  The winner of this will be able to pick 1 item to claim as their prize, to be awarded during evening court.
Anyone can enter this competition, but all Youth who participate will be especially thanked.

Largesse will sometimes need to travel.  Because of this- size, weight, and breakability should please be considered when crafting.  Items should be accompanied by a short written description (including name of artisan and contact information).  Please contact Lady Shoshana Gryffyth with questions at  She has a long list of largess ideas if you would like assistance in creating a display.

---- Merchants ----

The Burly Badger - Feast baskets, toys and the stuffed mystical menagerie for children (dragons, unicorns and narwhals as well as hedgehogs) Custom burned boxes, arts and science supplies for Kumihimo and wire weaving. 

Wrapped Temptations - Sterling silver wrapped jewelry and Henna

Cristence will have a table, and the proceeds will go to the Pennsic Children's Fete.  Tableware, books, camping related things, fabric and vintage trim from West Germany

Site Notes:
Alcohol Policy:  Alcohol is permitted, discreetly, meaning you must be sure to dispose of all containers and no modern containers can be visible.

Animals:  leashed animals are permitted outdoors on-site, must be supervised at all times, and cleaned-up after.  Outdoor trash cans will be provided.  Only service animals are permitted indoors on-site.

The indoor portion of the site is 100% handicap accessible, the outdoor space is a slightly uneven, dense, grassy area.

Please watch this space as more information is available. 

Site Opens: 9:00 AM
Site Closes: 10:00PM

Event Location

Church of Saint Kevin
200 West Sproul Road
Springfield, PA  19064
Google Map


Find your best route to I-95 N.  Take exit 7 for 476 N toward Plymouth Meeting.  Take exit 5 for US-1 N toward Springfield.  Take the exit for PA-320 Sproul Road.  Turn right onto PA-320 Sproul Road.  St.  Kevin's will be on the right.

Take your best route to NJ-42 N.  Continue onto I-76 W Expressway toward Walt Whitman Bridge, then merge onto I-76 W.  Take exit 351 for I-95 and keep right, following signs for I-95 S.  Take exit 7 for I-476 N.  Take exit 5 to merge onto US-1 N toward Springfield.  Take exit toward PA-320 Sproul Road.  St.  Kevin's will be on the right.

Find your best route to I-95 S.  Take exit 7 for 476 N toward Plymouth Meeting.  Take exit 5 for US-1 N toward Springfield.  Take the exit for PA-320 Sproul Road.  Turn right onto PA-320 Sproul Road.  St.  Kevin's will be on the right.

Find your best route to I-76 E.  Take exit 326 to remain on I-76 E.  Take exit 476 S toward Chester.  Take exit 5 to merge onto US-1 N toward Springfield.  Take exit toward PA-320 Sproul Road.  St.  Kevin's will be on the right.

Registration Fees

Site Fee Pre-registered:
Adults (18+):  $13
Youth (6-17):  $5

Site Fee At the Door:
Adults (18+):  $18
Youth (6-17):  $8

Kids 5 and under are free.

Please add the $5 Non-Member Surcharge if you are not a member of the SCA. 


This includes anyone intending to take up a seat at feast.

Feast registration has been extended!  Please reserve your place for feast before Sunday, May 28th.  After May 28th, if there are still seats available, they will be sold on site.


1.  Full Refunds are available up to one week before the event.  The request must be sent by mail or email to Reservation Clerk/Autocrat and received no later than one week before the event. 

2.  Cancellation requests will be honored only for the original party who registered.  In other words, you cannot cancel for a friend who paid for himself.  Requests must be received by mail or email as indicated above to the Reservation Clerk/Autocrat, and will be reviewed on a request by request basis.  Any approved refund will be issued after the event.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA, Inc., Barony of Bhakail

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Lianor de Matos (mka Melissa Matos)
215-528-2941 (no calls after 10pm please)

Lady Shoshana Gryffyth (mka Ellen Weiner)
302-545-7808 (Texting is the fastest contact)

Send Reservations to:

Jackie Binstead
525 South 46th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19143

Please remember to include an email address, your mundane name, and membership information if applicable.

To preregister online, please go to and enter the name(s) of the preregistrant(s).  Within 24 hours, a PayPal invoice will be e-mailed to you.  Your preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

Online preregistration will close on Saturday, May 27, 2017.  If you have any questions about the PayPal preregistration process, please contact the EK PayPal team at