Barony Beyond the Mountain Investiture

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Hosted by Barony of Beyond the Mountain - New Britain, CT

Event date: May 19th, 2018

Event Last Modified: April 27th, 2018

COVID-19 Statement

The East Kingdom and the event staff are committed to making sure that our friends & families stay safe. Kingdom guidelines for COVID safety change often. Masks that conform to CDC standards and worn properly over the nose and mouth are required of all attendees over the age of 2 in all indoor spaces or in public tents or pop-ups with 3 or 4 walls up and may only be lowered briefly for eating or drinking. Masks are optional when outdoors and we encourage frequent handwashing and social distancing. Please take whatever steps you feel are necessary for your own sense of safety beyond the stated mandates.

All persons over the age of 5 are now required to show proof of vaccination or negative COVID test taken within 72 hours of the event. All persons over the age of 18 must also present government issued photo ID or a valid SCA membership card. Please have these in hand when checking in.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

We would be obliged if you would do us the honor of publishing this event announcement:

In the lands of the Housatonic River, change comes slowly.  Since the reign of Akbar II there have only been five barons and four baronesses Beyond the Mountain.  Therefore when the coronet of the thirteenth oldest Barony in the Known World changes – a Barony older than all but four Kingdoms – it behooves the subjects of the East to take notice.  Such transitions should be marked by pomp, and ceremony, and attended by signs in the heavens, so seldom do they transpire.

On the 19th of May, such a ceremony shall occur.Dorian and Eloise, having held the lands of the white oak in the King’s name for six years, will retire from the Housatonic thrones, and the coronet will change for only the fifth time in forty-six years.

Therefore, join us to celebrate the Investiture and acclamation of Lord Mark the Red Hand and Lady Gwenllian ferch Llewellyn ap Henry as the sixth Baron and fifth Baroness Beyond the Mountain!

There will be activities of all types to celebrate the occasion.  For the martially inclined, there are many options.  For heavy list, a “misfortunes of war” tournament (Are you feeling lucky? It all turns on what fortune you draw…) For the fencers – a cut and thrust tournament and a random forms tournament.  Does your fancy run to ranged weapons? The archery tournament features targets from ten yards all the way out to eighty yards (Yes, I DID say eighty yards), with open shooting available.  Thrown weapons? How could we have eighty yards worth of field and NOT have room for thrown weapons? There will be open throwing available.Come try it out!

Not feeling warlike? We have fun for you also !There will be games to play such as kubb, quoits, croquet, a palio race, and a May pole to dance!

And when the coronets, like the day have passed… the food!  In honor of our new Baron and Baroness, Lady Sisuile Butler will be presenting us with a delectable feast, including that most traditional dish in the Barony Beyond the Mountain – cream of mustard soup.

Should I have just led with that? Let me say it again:

Mustard Soup.

Please join us for the day and the evening, and do honor to our new Baron and Baroness.  In the land of steady habits, it will be many years before the opportunity arises again.

More information is available at the event website:  http://bbm.eastkingdom.org/events/investiture/

Feast Menu is available at http://bbm.eastkingdom.org/events/investiture/investiture-feast/ The Feast Steward requests that those with dietary concerns wishing to attend the feast please reach out to her.
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Note the site will be open for set-up from 2:00 pm Friday the 18th to 20:00 and from 07:00 Saturday the 19th.  Tear-down ends at Midnight Saturday (Or, hopefully, MUCH earlier!)

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Site is damp.  Beer, wine, mead or champagne ONLY.  No spirits or spirit-based cordials are allowed on site.

No smoking or vaping on site.  Not even in the parking lot.  You must go outside the fence to smoke or vape.

No animals are allowed on site except Service Animals as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (guide dogs, signal dogs, or other animals individually trained to provide assistance to an individual with a disability).


Site Opens: 09:00
Site Closes: 21:00

Event Location

HSC Community Center
370 Osgood Avenue
New Britain, CT  06053
Google Map

Directions:

DIRECTIONS: 
North, East or West, take your best route to I-84, Exit 36 (Slater Road).

From the exit, continue straight onto Sterling Road.  Sterling ends in a T with a wood straight ahead of you. 

At the woods, turn LEFT onto Corbin Avenue.  The entrance to the site is on your RIGHT.  It's a gate in a chain-link fence just before Osgood Avenue.  If you get to Osgood you've just passed it.

From the South, take I-91 to Exit 22N (Route 9 North).
Merge LEFT to Route 72 WEST towards Bristol.
Take the Corbin Avenue exit.  This is a right-hand exit off of Route 72.
Turn RIGHT onto Corbin Avenue for ~1.3 miles.
The entrance to the site is on your RIGHT.  It's a gate in a chain-link fence just before Osgood Avenue.  If you get to Osgood you've just passed it.

(If you miss the Corbin Avenue exit, then get onto I-84 East-bound and follow the directions above.)

Registration Fees

Registration:
Site Fee. 
Adult:$15.00
$5 discount with proof of SCA membership.
Youth:17 and under- Free

Canadians may reserve via e-mail and pay on site.

Reservations can also be made through PayPal using the following link:

http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/324799

Please make checks payable to SCA,INC Barony Beyond the Mountain.

Remember, online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice is paid.The final day to submit online preregistrations will be Saturday, 5/5.
Any refunds must be requested from the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the Barony of Beyond the Mountain at exchequer@bbm.eastkingdom.org.  Refunds, if approved, will be paid via check, less the PayPal fees.  Please do not submit refund requests via PayPal

Feast:
Feast:  $10 per person
Limited to 88 seats.  No discount for age.
Deadline for reservation May 5th

Canadians may reserve via e-mail and pay on site.

Please make checks payable to SCA,INC Barony Beyond the Mountain.

Reservations can also be made through PayPal using the following link:

http://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/324799

Remember, online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice is paid.The final day to submit online preregistrations will be Saturday, 5/5. 
Any refunds must be requested from the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the Barony of Beyond the Mountain at exchequer@bbm.eastkingdom.org.  Refunds, if approved, will be paid via check, less the PayPal fees.  Please do not submit refund requests via PayPal

Make Checks Payable to: Barony Beyond the Mountain, SCA Inc.

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Baroness Aurelia Stellari
(Cheryl Grieco)
Contact info:
Cheryl_grieco@msn.com
860-874-7993 no calls after 9pm please

Send Reservations to:

Joseph Grieco
468 Parker St
Manchester CT, 06042

email:Cormac_east@yahoo.com
Phone:  860-716-2788.  No calls after 9pm please

Other Contact Information:

Merchants may contact:
Mesterinde Anarra Karlsdottir, OL
(Terry Neill)
t_neill@hotmail.com
(860) 223-6843 (please do not call after 9:00)

For Dietary concerns/Questions please contact
DayBoard- Severin (Larry Laudenslager)
Larry.laudenslager@att.net

Feast- Sisuile Butler
seneschal@bbm.eastkingdom.org