Arabella de Montacute ladyarabella at
Mon Sep 21 21:01:36 PDT 1998

Greetings unto Ansteorra's populace 
>From Lady Arabella de Montacute, 
Steward of the 20th Anniversary of Elfsea Defender,
	First, let me apologize for multiple postings, some of this information 
is very important, I wish for everyone who has the opportunity to hear 
the words.  
	(A shameless plug first..)  The 20th Anniversary of Elfsea Defender is 
this coming weekend, September 25th, 26th, and 27th!  We have a great 
event planned.  I hope all can attend.  Lists will run for Heavy, 
Rapier, and Archery competitors for the chance to represent Elfsea as 
our Defenders.  Wonderful prizes and original Scrolls will be awarded to 
the tourney winners.  Our different Culture Camps, Burgundian, Celtic 
and Norse, are a great place to savor and experience other cultures.  
Several very exciting acknowledgements will happen during court, as well 
as other Court business, and fabulous parties in the evenings.  
     Sunday there will be a Newcomers List for those who have fought 
heavy for less than one year.  And the very best, The Gauntlet.  This 
tourney was to take place at Gothic War, and was rescheduled for Elfsea 
Defender.  Honourable Lady Kathrine de Laine will be sponsoring this 
list and has donated a terrific hand and a half great sword.  (The best 
reason to stay and fight is the opportunity to win this beautiful 
sword.)  The list will be run as follows: Everyone will line up in two 
rows facing each other.  Each fighter will fight all other fighters.  
Each fight will last for 3 minutes, points will be scored - 2 for 
victory, 1 for a draw, 0 for loss.  At the end of round one the top 50 
percent fighter scores will advance to the next round.  List will 
continue in this fashion until only 6 people remain to a double 
elimination, and victor.  

Now Other Very Important Stuff - Particularly Fire and Water:

BRING WATER.  Two shower stalls will be provided for camping shower 
2. - The site is WET in period containers, Please.  
3. - ONLY COOKING Fires permitted in ground fire pits (12 inches deep) 
or secure above ground containers with fire extinguisher in view.  
Unattended fires will be extinguished. 
4. - WELL-SECURED Tiki Torches ARE allowed.  
5. - NO PETS - other than assistance animals and must have written proof 
of Rabies Vaccination - sorry, site owner specifications.  
6. - Kingdom Law: Children under 18 will not be allowed on site without 
a parent or guardian. You must be over 21 and have a NOTARIZED 
permission slip signed by the parent/guardian if you bring children who 
are not your own.  NO EXCEPTIONS.  
7. - Children are not allowed on the porch of the Brown's Store or in 
the RV area play ground.  An adult must attend children at all times.
8. - There will be a tavern on site serving breakfast, lunch and dinner 
on Saturday.  (There is a rumor that an ice cream vender will be there 
on Saturday afternoon.)
9. - At this time there are 13 venders requesting space, shopping should 
be good.  

For your convienence the following is the schedule as it is planned 
(this is the SCA, however, it's a good idea to start with a plan.)

20th Anniversary of Elfsea Defender - Schedule of Events

Friday September 25, 1998
	3:00 p.m. - 	Site opens
			Historical display opens
	Night fall - 	Xene's vigil 
			Llywelyn's party

Saturday September 28, 1998
	7:00 a.m. - 	Wake up call
	7:30 a.m. - 	Armor Inspection - Heavy and Rapier
	8:30 a.m. - 	Armor Inspection closes
			Opening Court
				Llywelyn's Ceremony
	After COURT
                        Silent Auction opens
                        Royalty to tour the Norse Camp - Brunch,                                                    
			Archery sign up and practice
			Tourneys, Heavy and Rapier begin
	1 hour after COURT - Archery Competition begins
	10:00 a.m. 	Children's Activities begins
	11:45 a.m.	Children's Activities break for lunch
	12:00 noon	Gate closes
			Historical display closes
	1:00 p.m. 	Royalty to tour the Celtic Camp - Lunch,                                                     
	2:00 p.m.	Children's Activities resume
	4:30 p.m.	Children's Activities closes
			Silent Auction closes - prizes awarded
	7:00 p.m.	Evening Court
				Xene's Ceremony first
				Begin Don Robin's Vigil
	After COURT
			Royalty to tour the Burgundian Camp
			Children's Bardic
	Other Evening Revelry

Sunday September 27, 1998
	7:00a.m.	Wake up call
	7:30 a.m.	Armor inspection 
	8:00 a.m.	Armor inspection closes
			New fighter List
	9:00 a.m.	Gauntlet Tourney begins
	9:30 a.m.	Regional Hospitaler's meeting
			Regional Treasurer's meeting
	11:00 a.m.	Morning and CLOSING COURT
	12:00 noon	Site closes, cleanup begins

Contact me if you have any questions or concerns.  Please share this 
information with others who are not e-mail enabled, Thank you. I hope 
all of you can come to Elfsea Defender.  

Sincerely and in faithful service to Barony and Kingdom,
Lady Arabella de Montacute, Chronicler
Steward, Elfsea Defender AS XXXIII (September, 1998)
Barony of Elfsea,
Kingdom of Ansteorra
email - ladyarabella at

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