[boarspear] Blackstone Raids
I highly recommend Blackstone and would like to see us have a large
turnout. The site is great and the fighting was a blast.
> >Give Notice and Alarm to the Populace of AEthelmearc! Highly placed--
> >spies within the Kingdom of the Middle, at risk of life and limb, have
> >sent word that the King and his army prepare to invade the lands of
> >Blackstone Mountain! Long has that populace of Blackstone Mountain
> >labored to unearth the precious stones, Fathers of Diamonds, which allow
> >them to produce the finest steels of the Knowne World! Our spies relate
> >we will be invaded by these warriors from the Middle on April 14-16, AS
> >XXXIV (2000) at Camp Virgil Tate 4-H Camp in Sissonville, West Virginia.
> >MAKE READY! Arise mighty fighters, warrior maidens and skilled archers
> >and spears to help us repel the invaders of the Middle, and drive them
> >from our lands! Arise those who support our mighty defenders in the
> >manner of merchants, bards, dancers and the like!
> >(NOTE: The battle field is on a reasonably flat piece of cleared land
> >(size of a football field) adjacent to the bunkhouses, feasthall and
> >some tent camping grounds. However, we cannot guarentee what the weather
> >will do to the field as to accessibility when rainy conditions exist.)
> >The site opens at 12(noon) Friday and closes at 12(noon) on Sunday. All
> >must be off-site by 2pm Sunday. DIRECTIONS: From the West: Take your
> >best route to I-64. Take the Cross Lanes exit and go North on Route 622.
> >Proceed straight through the traffic light, then turn left as Route 622
> >turns left. *** Go approximately 4 miles and watch for a sign indicaing
> >a left turn across a bridge. Cross that bridge and it's 1.5 miles to the
> >From all other Directions: Take your best route to I-77. Take the
> >Tuppers' Creek exit (approximately 6 miles North of the I-77/I-79
> >interchange). Turn West toward Route 21 and Sissonville. Go North on
> >Route 21 approximately 1 mile to Sissonville High School, then turn left
> >on Route 622 and proceed from *** directions above.
> >FEES: Onboard: $18.00, SIte $8.00. Bunk style sleeping $5.00 per person
> >per night (linens provided), LIMITED hotel-style (lodge) sleeping (get
> >reservations in now - they are going fast!) $32.00 per night. Tent
> >camping is also availible. Those needing special accomodations (disAbled
> >Gentles) please note that the feasthall, hotel/lodge, cabin and bunk
> >facilities are accessible. There are paved walkways to all sleeping
> >areas, feasthall and lodge buildings. There is an elevator in the lodge
> >building for upper floor access. All other lodgings are one story. When
> >making reservations (and upon arrival), please note you are "special"
> >:-) and what extra needs or services you may require (vehicle battery
> >recharging, medication refrigeration and the like). Our Barony Chirugeon
> >is an RN with experience in Special needs and we aim to make our guests
> >Please make all checks/MOs payable to "SCA, Inc. - Barony of Blackstone
> >Mountain". Reservations must be postmarked by April 1, 2000. Send to
> >Baron Cunedda Kell (Ken Stamper) PO Box 666, Cabin Creek WV 25035, tel:
> >(304) 925-9847 or email kstamper@...
> >For merchant indoor table and/or outdoor site reservations (all site
> >reservations MUST be made in advance), contact the Merchantcrat, Marghet
> >Askeilsdotter (Jade Chandler) 2931 Piedmont Rd, Charleston WV 25311 tel:
> >(304) 925-4093. From 10am-8pm Mon-Thurs; 11am-10pm Fri-Sat; After 8pm
> >Mon-Thurs only (304) 925-0974, or email curiousgoods@...
> >The indoor Merchant Room is on the lower level of the hotel-lodge
> >building and is entirely accessible. The outdorr site is mostly located
> >on an incline grassy area and care should be taken for those who are
> >unstable in self-transport. A merchant site fee of a donation of goods
> >is requested upon arrival.
> >For other info contact the Autocrat -- Lord Willem MacLear (Bill Rouse),
> >903 South Drive Street, St. Albans WV 25177, tel: (304) 727-7790 or
> >email maclyr@...
> >Please forward this updated Accessibility report to all who require it.
> >If any Gentle has last minute Accessibility problems or needs, etc.
> >please email me or call me (Basimah Legander) or my consort Lord Brion
> >Bearclaw of Gryphon's Wood (Brion Woods) at (304) 949-5280 before 5am,
> >Friday April 14th (yes, my lord and I will be onsite by 5AM!). Please
> >also ask for me upon your arrival so I may greet and meet you -- even if
> >you ARE from the Middle! ;-)~
> >Yours in Service to Glorious AEthelmearc and all SCA disAbleds,
> >The Begume Basimah Ullahkhan of the Barony of Blackstone Mountain,
> >Kingdom of AEthelmearc and your beloved Medieval disAbled Comrades
> >Founder and Online Manager.
> >Medieval disAbled Comrades has a new Homepage. Check it out and forward
> >to all! http://community.webtv.net/SCAdian/MedievaldisAbled
Herr Konrad Mailander
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Si hoc obstat, dejectum sit - If it's in the way let it be knocked down
- Hi BekaGood to hear from you again. Things are not going well at Stonehaven. What area did you move back too??? E-mail me back privately and I will fill you in. Thanks!Aiden Alpin of DunkeldSeneschal, Barony of Red Spears"Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it." "Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goals."----- Original Message -----From: Becky S VogtSent: Monday, April 12, 2004 11:51 PMSubject: [boarspear] Blackstone Raids
>I am looking forward to attending Blackstone Raids this year and was
>wondering if anyone else was going to attend?
'Beka (yes, Rebekah of Stonehaven has returned home)
- The first major (local) camping and outdoor fighting event of the calendar year is almost upon us.
Blackstone Raids in WV is also an inter-kingdom war, between Aethelmearc and the Middle, a great opportunity to blow the dust off your armor and start practicing those tactics. It is also (co-incidentally) the 5th anniversary of mine and Thorkells meeting and the 4th anniversary of our engagement.Last year we had a fantastic turnout and everyone had a great time. We'd love to see as many there this year.The event website is up at: http://crosspump.freewebspace.com/Barony/Blackstone%20XVII.htmSite fee is $20 and cabin fee is $6 per night.After the year it snowed at Blackstone we have usually stayed in one of the nice heated/air conditioned cabins. Cabin camping offers several advantages not least of which is you can bring less stuff. This means that you can pack more people into your car and save on the price of gas (big bonus).I will be co-ordinating the cabin same as last year. And like last year I need your money in advance so that I don't get left paying for beds no-one is staying in but that I reserved.
So make your mind up soon. You have until next Thursday (27th of March) to get me your answer and your money for the cabin ($6 per night, $12 per person for Fri and Sat nights). That way we can book an entire cabin out to us as opposed to being slot in all over the place.The usual pot-luck dinner will be somewhat organized between myself and Ustad, but more on that later.Helewyse
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- I have been dilatory this year.
Time is fast approaching for Blackstone Raids and our annual trip down south.
What this event offers:
Nice weather (usually, one year it snowed)
The first outdoor melee/camping event of the season
Nice heated/cooled cabins, so you don't have to bring a tent, or worry about setting up a tent at midnight! It means more room in your car so plenty of car pooling opportunities.
Check out the website here:
Cost - $20 for the weekend + $5/night/dorm bed
I need a rough idea of how many people are going so please let me know by email or talk to me on Thursday.
What I have usually done is collect dorm room money and pre-reg a room.
I am emailing staff today to see if they will reserve us space without money because:
1) it is run by the group that Thumper used to belong to (they know him and therefore me)
2) we have been reserving and paying for space every year and we pretty much all turn up.
If they won't then it is going to be either one of two situations
1) everyone who is planning to go gives me their $10 ASAP and I send a check for the cost of the room OR
2) everyone who is planning to go sends in a pre-reg check ($18 pre-reg, save two dollars) and $10 for a dorm bed indicating that they are staying with Marche of the Marshes/Red Spears
Thank you for your attention
- It's probably worth noting, although I don't know how this would affect the event, that the Blackstone Raids site is only a few miles away from the site of the recent mining disaster.Llywelyn__
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- It is getting to that time of the year again. If you would like me to book
bunk/cabin space as in previous years I need to have names and sooner or later
$5/head/night for the bunks. If I missed your name of the list then I
apologize, please let me know.
Quentin - hopefully you are on this list, let me know how many you are bringing
this year and I hope to fit you in.
So far my list of attendees is:
Wayne & Keta