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Caravan to War - (a Long Nights event)

There is war at the Castle and you and your troops have been called back home from the Orient.   Make your stays at the caravanserai brief, and proceed to meet us on December 7, 2019 field side where you will help defend the castle and participate in Kingdom War Games.

The hordes of enemies have already overrun our glorious fields in the north.  We have had to retreat to a safer location to pitch our battles and make ready our armies.  Since we expect an easy victory due to the excellence of Trimarian troops, this is a SINGLE DAY event.

Site Fee: $15 - Member Discount $5
17 and under free for site fees only
Lunch: $5 (currently limited to 75)

Reservations available through Trimaris E-Pay
Make checks payable to "SCA Inc. Barony of Marcaster"
Event Steward

Tristrum de Kerjean

mka Jared Bluestein

6350 23rd Lane N

St. Petersburg, FL 33702


(863) 438-1118

Reservations Steward

Caitriona Meehan

mka April Jordan

6740 121st Avenue Unit 2

Largo, FL 33773


(813) 956-7470

"An army travels only as far as it can be fed" -- anonymous.
A choice of meat pies will be served:
    Chicken, Bacon and Sage pie
    Sausage, Mushroom pie
    Vegetable pie
Loaf cake for dessert
Lemonade and Tea
Tap water will be available to everybody, peasant and noble alike.  Marcaster imports only the best water though its advanced aquaducts to the castle.

Tentative Planned Event for the battle site:

Defender of the Caravan tourney
:  On your way back, your caravan has been attacked and you must defend the citizens traveling with you. Make haste though since you are needed for critical battles, not taking care of common thieves. 
Bring your gauntlets, glaives and long swords under 6 feet in length to compete in the defender of the Caravan on the open battle field.  (Any two handed great weapon under 6 feet is allowable). 

Champion of Marcaster tourney
:  The bridges to our castles must be defended, brave the villainous hordes and be declared our Champion.  
    (stay tuned for Heavy weapons tourney format)

Defender of the Mermaid’s Grotto tourney
:  Our ship, "The Grotto" is under attack.  A nimble band of Rapier Fighters are need to board and retake the ship.  This will be a Musketeer Tourney and the team captain or MVP from the top 2 teams will fight for the honor of defending the Baroness of Marcaster for the next year.

Best Banner of the Arts
:  Our Champion of the Arts will be determined by the Best Banner brought and displayed at the event.  Bring your best heraldic displays and/or make one in our Banner Making Class that will be held during the fighting.   Fly your banners high! 

    Silk Banner Making:  Learn to make your own banner with Mistress Sibeal inghean Mhurchadha
    Painted Banner Making:  Learn to make a banner on canvas using painting techniques with Mistress Melisande Aubrey d'Anjou
            This will be a "Make and Take", the cost for materials will be $5, you can do either or both of the banner classes for that price.
            No cost to audit the class, or if you want to bring your own Silk or Canvas.
            Class Details to follow.
    Book Binding: Learn to make a war journal with Countess Brithwynn Artur
     Cool Down Yoga:  After a day of marching and fighting, don't let those muscles tighten up with Amalthea
    (stay tuned for more)

War Games:
Melees schedule for kingdom war practice will be coming SOON!  

Evening Court:
    Court will be held in the hall, and after court there will be a Cookie social.  Everybody is welcome to bring some cookies to share or you can stay and partake in the cookies provided by the Barony.  Extra cookies will be sent home with people so we can still fit in our Castle.
    Cookies, Coffee and Tea will be provided.

Caravan Itinerary:
 9 am Arrive at caravan staging area. (Site opens)
 9:30 am Caravan personnel make ready for departure. (Armor Inspections)
 10 am - 11 am Travel to the castle. (Defender of the Caravan Tourney)
 11 am - 12:30 pm Engage the enemy at the castle. (Champion of Marcaster Tourney)
 12:00 pm Bury the dead, visit mess hall, chefs will start serving rations until they run out, then you will have to run out.
  (Lunch, eat and prepare for next battles) 
 12:30 pm - 2 pm Report to the shore, retake the ship.
(Defender of the Mermaids Grotto, Musketeer format tourney)
 2 pm - 3:45 pm Report for military training. (Kingdom War Practice)
 3 pm Baron and Baroness field inspection. (Best Banner Judging)
 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Knights report to the King and Queen. (Chivalry Meeting)
 3:45 pm - 4:30 pm Field clean up, attend injured. (Pack up pavilions)
 4:30 pm - 5 pm Private Royalty and Castle Conference.  (Court Business)
 5 pm Attend Royal and Baronial Court in the Castle Hall
 6 pm Attend Populace Social with Cookies
 7 pm Clean up Castle and return to quarters.

University Curriculum at the Castle:
10 am - 12 pm Banner Classes I
 1 pm - 3 pm Banner Classes II
 3 pm - 4 pm Book Binding Class
 3:45 pm - 4:15 pm Cool Down Yoga (Field Side)

General Notes:
  • Please note, that while we understand that in War alcoholic beverages help the troops, THIS IS A COMPLETELY DRY SITE. They were very specific in our contract that alcohol is not allowed.  

Schedule to be posted!

Jared Bluestein,
Oct 17, 2019, 6:32 PM
Jared Bluestein,
Oct 17, 2019, 6:32 PM