Mudthaw and K&Q A&S

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Hosted by Barony of Settmour Swamp - Roseland, NJ

Event date: March 30th, 2019

Event Last Modified: March 19th, 2019

Event details

Their Excellencies Jonathan and Teresa and the populace of Settmour Swamp invite the Known World to help celebrate the annual thawing of the mud this year with North African flare.

Please join us on March 30th at the Ss Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church in Roseland, NJ, as we gather to enjoy much that our society has to offer.  This year the Barony of Settmour Swamp is honored to host Crown’s Arts and Sciences competition at Mudthaw!  See the best A & S the kingdom has to offer, as well as tournaments of martial skill.  Then, after Kingdom and Baronial court, we shall feast!

**Please note there will be no day board served at this event.

There will be sumptuous North African fare prepared by Myrunn Inn Irska.

  • Our site is once again the Greek Orthodox Church, and they have kindly asked that we be respectful of their facility and beliefs.

  • There will be absolutely no martial activities of any sort inside the building.

  • We have also been asked not to have any open flames in the building.

  • The sites main halls have wood “gym” floors; please do not wear footwear that could damage the floor.

  • The site is discretely damp.  While alcohol is permitted, please try to use period containers.

  • The site is handicapped accessible.

  • We would like to continue to build a lasting relationship with this site by respecting their wishes.

    Rules, requirements, and deadlines for the King's and Queen's Arts & Science Competition are as followed:

    We are asking that entrants review all of the material on this website about the competition.  Please take your time to review before entering.

    About the Competition:

    Those considering entering are advised that this is a high-level competition where the focus is on picking the kingdom arts and sciences champions.  The judging is rigorous, and entrants are expected to be familiar with the kingdom A&S rubric, which will be used to assess entries.  The duties of the champions include representing the Crown at events and participating in the Pennsic A&S War Point.

    Important Information:

    * Advanced submission of documentation will be required of competition entrants due to judging time constraints at the event.

    Need documentation help? Start here:

    Competition Registration:

    About the Display:

    If anyone is not able to make those commitments or does not wish to serve as champion, we encourage them instead to sign up to display at the event.  Display spaces will be available on a first come first serve basis, and feedback will be available to those displaying.

    Display Registration:

    About Judging:

    For this competition to be successful, we need many people to volunteer their time to judge!  If you are interested in judging, please complete the judging registration form.  Anyone who is reasonably experienced with their field and with judging may be qualified to judge.  We welcome as many knowledgeable judges as possible. 

    Please note that all judges will be asked to read entrant documentation in advance of the competition.  There is also a morning judging orientation session that all judges should plan to attend.

    In addition, we are offering individuals who would like to learn more about judging the opportunity to “shadow” a judging team during the K&Q’s A&S competition.

    Judges Registration:

    About A&S Consultation Tables:

    The Arts and Sciences Consultation Tables are intended to provide feedback and/or mock scoring to artisans regarding current (or proposed) projects.  The consulting judges will also familiarize artisans with the rubric designed for Arts and Sciences competitions not only at the Kingdom level, but also at local Arts and Sciences competitions.  The Arts and Sciences rubric is the basis for mock scoring, which will help artisans understand how judging is performed at competitions.  Our goal as consulting judges is to provide guidance which will be useful to those considering entering future competitions, without overwhelming anyone.

    Important Deadlines:

    • Research Paper Submissions- March 2

    • Competition Registration Deadline- March 9

    • Judge Registration Deadline- March 9

    • Documentation Submission Deadline- March 16

    • Display Registration Deadline- March 23

    • Date of Competition– March 30

    Remember, the rubric and competition information is on the East Kingdom A&S website at:

    If you have questions about the competition format, display, judging, or if you would like assistance preparing for the competition, please contact the Kingdom A&S Minister, Master Philip White (

    Martial Activities at Mudthaw

    • The Armored Combat Tournament will be fought in the traditional Mudthaw double elimination format.  The tournament will begin promptly at 11:30am.  Check in closes at 11:00am.  Inspections close at 11:15am.  If you need an authorization, please get the paperwork from the MoL at check in, and let a marshal know as soon as you can.  Authorizations will not be fought after 11:30am, unless there is time after the tourney has completed.  Please contact Ögurr Aðalbrandarson, who is the Barony's Knight Marshal, at if you have any questions.

    • A Rapier Competition will be held at Mudthaw.  Details will follow shortly.  Please remember this will be held outside on the blacktop.

    • Feel free to contact Rapier Marshal, Orlando Sforza, at with any questions.

    • Youth Combat will be held at Mudthaw as well with details to follow.

    • Feel free to contact Youth Combat Marshal, Master Hroudland, at with any questions.

    Please note that the only space we have for any of the tournaments is on asphalt in a section of the parking lot.  Please plan the appropriate footwear.  Unfortunately, due to space considerations at our site, we will not be able to have thrown weapons or archery. 

    Event Schedule

    ** Schedule subject to slight change

    9:00 am – Merchant setup
    9:00 am - Kings & Queens A & S Set Up Starts (We highly encourage those entering the competition arrive at this time) -- Side hall
    9:30 am - Site Opens
    9:30 am – Troll Opens
    9:30 am - Merchants Open -- Merchant Row - Main hall
    10:00 am – Kings and Queens A & S Entrants and Judges Meeting
    10:30 am - Morning Royal Court - Main hall (Informal seating)
    10:30 am – Heavy Weapons Armor Inspection – Outside/ back Parking Lot
    11:00 am - Kids Activity Begins -- Main Hall
    11:30 am - Armored Combat Tournament begins – outside /back parking lot
    11:30 am – Rapier Tournament begins – outside /back parking lot
    11:30 am – Kings and Queens A & S Round 1 of Judging
    12:00 pm - Youth Combat begins – outside /back parking lot
    12:30 pm – Kings and Queens A & S Round 2 Judging
    12:30 pm - The Worshipful Company of Narrowworkers & Knitting Guild Meeting – Main Hall
    1:30 pm – Cut and Thrust Competition
    2:00 pm – Kings and Queens A & S Round 3 Judging
    2:00 pm – Peer Panel – Main Hall
    3:00 pm – Kings and Queens A & S Score Tally
    3:00 pm - Kid's Activity Closes
    3:30 pm – Kings and Queens A & S Final Round of Judging with Royals
    3:30 pm - All Marshal Activities End
    3:30 pm - Main Hall Reset for Court – All other activities must be cleared from the main hall at this time. 
    3:30 pm - Merchants Close
    3:45 pm - Baronial Court -- Main hall
    4:15 pm - Evening Royal Court-- Main hall
    6:30 pm - Main Hall Reset for Feast
    7:00 pm - Feast-- Main hall
    9:00 pm - Feast Ends
    9:30 pm - Site Closes (Anyone staying afterward, we thank you for helping with cleaning up.)

    Site Opens: 9:30 am
    Site Closes: 9:30 pm

Event Location

Ss. Nicholas, Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church
80 Laurel Avenue
Roseland, NJ  07068
Google Map


If you are using a GPS and are coming down 280 East, you need to make a LEFT onto Laurel ave at Exit 6.  Some GPS systems tell you to make a right--don’t trust it; you are being deceived. 

Find your best route to New Jersey Route 280.
From RT 280 East, take Exit 6 Laurel Avenue
Make a LEFT onto Laurel Avenue.  The site is less than a mile (0.2 mile) down Laurel Ave. 

From RT 280 West
Take exit 6B Laurel Avenue; make a right onto Laurel Avenue.  The site is less than a mile (0.2 mile) down Laurel Ave. 

Should you arrive and not find suitable parking, please park at
The Crossing Church
22 Laurel Avenue
Livingston NJ 07039

Registration Fees


Pre-Registration Deadline: March 16th, 2019

To register via Paypal please use the link below to create your invoice. 

**Please note that a PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of submitting the online preregistration and that the preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice is paid.

  • Adult Non-Members $20.00

  • Adult Members (with Member Discount) $15.00

  • Minors (6-17 years of age) $5

  • Minors (0-5 years of age) free



  • Adults $10

  • Children 10 and under $5


Black olives soaked in Lemon Thyme infused Olive Oil

A Hummus
Pureed chickepeas blended Rue, Cinnamon, Ginger, enlived by Pickled Lemons, & Fruit Vinegar

Albadhinjan & Zabadi
Roasted Eggplant, Yogurt, Garlic, Parsley, Onions, Sesame Oil, Drizzled in a Pomegranate Reduction

Aljuzur Walkirath
Shredded Leek Whites & Carrots dressed in Tahini, Fruit Vinegar, & Honey, Dusted with bespoke Atraf-tib

Lightly toasted Flatbread; made traditionally with Flour, Salt & Butter


Tharid of Tunis
A Reimagined Tharid; Savory Chicken simmered then enveloped in a hard crust

Simple Isfiriya
Savory Eggcakes; Mixed with Spices and Breadcrumbs in a Garlic Reduction

Raz Haluu Almadhaq
Sweet Milk Steamed Jasmine Rice


A Couscous
A Hearty Couscous; Couscous served with roasted Mixed Vegetables

Marwayyzia with Fruits
Braised Goat; simmered in a Fruit demi glace


Dates with Honey
Roasted Dates enrobed in honey and lightly sprinkled with Blanched Almonds

Candied Citrus Peels
Fresh Meyer Lemon peels candied in Sugar, Mastic, and Cinnamon



Black olives, Olive Oil, Lemon Thyme

A Hummus

Chickpeas, Rue, Cinnamon, Ginger, Pickled Lemons, Apple Cider Vinegar

Albadhinjan and Zabadi

Eggplant, Plain Yogurt, Garlic, Parsley, Onions, Sesame Oil, Sugar, Pom Wonderful

Aljuzur Walkirath

Leek, Carrots, Tahini, Apple Cider Vinegar, Honey, Atraf-tib which includes:  Mace, Mahleb, Rosebuds, Lavender, Bay, Nutmeg, Cardamom, Clove, Beechnuts, Ginger, & Pepper


Flour, Salt & Butter

Tharid of Tunis

Chicken, Chickpeas, Whole Milk, Butter, Coriander, Salt, Pepper, Onion, Flour, & Lard

Simple Isfiriya

Eggs, Sourdough Breadcrumbs, Pepper, Coriander, Safflower, Cumin, Cinnamon, Leek, Garlic, Oil, Apple Cider Vinegar

Raz Haluu Almadhaq

Jasmine Rice, Whole Cows Milk, Sugar, Butter, & Nutmeg

A Couscous

Couscous, Vegetable Stock and cooked:  Carrots, Onions, Leeks, Squash, Eggplant, Salt, Pepper, Coriander

Marwayyzia with Fruits

Goat, Goat Stock, Prunes, Raisins, Apple Cider Vinegar

Quince Sikanjubin- Donated by Alec Story

Quince, Lemon, Sugar, Saffron

Dates with Honey

Dates, Honey, Blanched Almonds

Candied Citrus Peels

Lemons, Sugar, Mastic, Cinnamon

Any questions, feel free to contact our head cook. 
Myrunn Inn Irska

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Lady Stephanie MacGregor
mka Stephanie Devito
503 Lee Avenue
North Brunswick NJ 08902
(908) 331- 0682

mka Marissa Rathee
12 South Atlantic Avenue
Building D Apt 54
Aberdeen NJ 07747
(732) 881-0806

Send Reservations to:

Lady Mabel Fortune
mka Christina Kirk

160 W.  Hanover Ave
Across from Junard
Morristown NJ 07960

Please address mail exactly how it is written.  Additionally, Mabel requests that you include your email in the envelope so that she may confirm your reservation.

Information regarding reservations through Paypal will be updated shortly. 

Other Contact Information:

Merchants: $5 fee in addition to the appropriate personal registration fee. 


There is outdoor space available in a paved covered area as well as very limited indoor space.  Merchants must provide their own table.  Due to space considerations, they are limited to one table each and/or a maximum footprint of 6’wide x 4’ deep. 

The site requires that we provided them ahead of time with a list of all merchants with full contact information.  If you have not provided that information to the Merchant Coordinator and paid the site fee and your personal registration fee by the pre-registration deadline, you will not be able to merchant.

To be put on the waiting list, please contact: 

Jenna Brownstein
(732) 501-1211

Please remember that our site is a Greek Orthodox Church.  We ask that you respect their religious beliefs when choosing what to display and sell this day.