- Landsknecht Musterung V
June 17, 18, 19, 20 1999
Once again the sound of cannon-fire and drums will herald the onset of
war. In Eisental, the landsknechts have gathered at the musterung
with the promise of good pay, plunder, and adventure. This year's
musterung will be held at the Ukrainian Homestead, R.D. #2, in
Lehighton, PA 18235. The rattan tournaments will feature a
traditional double-elimination tourney with weapons of choice, a
bear-pit, and a three-man great weapons tourney. Other pursuits will
include a surprise archery scenario, a bardic bonfire, a codpiece
contest (for real!), scheduled activities for children, and the
merchant's area. The site also boasts a full-service bar and a motel
at additional cost.
For those early arrivals, the site will be open from 4:00 PM on
Thursday, June 17. Troll will be open all day Friday and the site
closes at 4:00 PM on Sunday, June 20. Saturday will feature
breakfast, a lunch sideboard, and a hearty feast in the evening. The
feast hall is limited to 125 gentles. Please note, alcohol consumed
in the hall must be purchased from the Homestead. A buffet-style
breakfast will be served on Sunday.
As usual, merchants are most welcome to ply their wares, and should
include a request for space with reservation. There is room for
merchants both indoors and out, at no additional charge. At the
request of the Autocrat, merchants and campers with period pavillions
will be given choice spots around the tourney field.
The costs for this weekend of fun and debauchery is as follows:
On-board: 2 nights, $18.00; 1 night, $16.00. Off-board: 2 nights,
$14.00; 1 night, $12.00. Children 7-14 are half-price, and kids 6 and
under are free. Inquiries regarding the limited number of motel rooms
available on site should be directed to the Autocrat, Lady Ysabeau du
St. Wandrielle [Roseann Zona, 405 East Abbott St., Lansford, PA 18232,
tel: (570) 645-8661]. Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc.-Shire
of Eisental and mail them with an SASE to our Shire's Exchequer, Lady
Astrid Olafsdottir [Alis Bajan, 260 Liberty St., Nazareth, PA 18064,
tel: (610) 759-2670]. Please include ages of children. Confirmations
available upon request.
DIRECTIONS: From PA Turnpike, NE Extension: take exit 34
(Mahoning Valley) to Rt 209 South, towards Jim Thorpe. At 2nd light
(Caruso's Restaurant) 209 makes a Right turn. From this light
continue for 2.1 miles and make a Left turn at the sign for
"Flagstaff." Follow this road (Beaver Drive) for 1.7 miles, the
Ukrainian Homestead will be on your left.
From I-81: Take exit 37 (Hometown/Mahanoy City) onto Rt. 54 East,
through Hometown to Nesquehoning. At the Monument landmark, bear Left
and continue on Rt. 209 North 4.9 miles to Jim Thorpe. At the 2nd
light, make a Left and continue on Rt. 209 North for 1.6 miles and
turn Right just past the restaurant at the crest of the mountain. At
the stop sign, go straight for 1.3 miles and the Ukrainian Homestead
will be on your Left. Signs will be posted.