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Red Tower (South Downs)

October 6 @ 5:00 pm - October 8 @ 10:00 am


Red Tower 2017

October 6-8, 2017
Booker T. Washington State Park
Large Group Camp
5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416

Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears… The Barony of South Downs cordially invites you to one of the oldest tournament events in Meridies. There will be both heavy and rapier tournaments in addition to live weapons. And don’t forget to join us for an amazing Roman feast by THL Mariana.

EVENT PRICES

Prereg At Gate
WEEKEND CABIN $15 $20
MEMBER WEEKEND CABIN $10 $15
DAYTRIP $12 $15
MEMBER DAYTRIP $7 $10
CAMPING (LTD SPACE) $15 $18
MEMBER CAMPING (LTD SPACE) $10 $13
Feast $8

Preregistration forms (you can use either one):

Make checks payable to SCA Inc. / Barony of South Downs

If you have time to help out, you can sign-up for a Troll shift here!

If you plan to bring animals, please review the Baronial Animal Rules.

DIRECTIONS

Take your best route to TN-153 in Chattanooga, TN. Take exit 5A towards Decatur. In 2.4 miles, turn left onto Champion Road. The park will be on the left in 1 mile. Follow the signs in the park to the large group camp.

Site will open Friday, October 6 at 5 pm and will close Sunday, October 8 at 10 am.

FIGHTING SCHEDULE

(Subject to change)

Friday

At dusk Slaying the “Lions” Torchlight Sword & Buckler Tourney (Heavy)
Competitors must “slay” their opponent’s “lion” (shield) then
kill their opponent.

Saturday

9:00am Inspection and sign in (Heavy, Rapier, Archery)
10:00am Gladiator Challenge (Rapier)
Various quick tourneys and melees to kick the day off.
10:00am Red Tower Armored Tourney (Heavy)
Standard double elimination tournament.
10:00am Explanation of novelty shoots (Archery)
10:15am-4pm Open Shoot (Archery)
Novelty shoots concurrent
Royal Rounds upon request
11:00am Baron’s Prize Challenge (Rapier)
A tournament to prove your mettle against the brigands of
Rome’s alleyways.
12-ish Lunch
12:30pm Romans vs Barbarians (Rapier)
Roman armies battle against the fidenae for the fate of Italy
1:00pm Baroness’ Prize Melee Challenge (Heavy)
Depending on numbers, either a snowball format, a
gladiatorial style free for all or some combination thereof.
1:30pm Red Tower Tourney (Rapier)
A double elimination for all the glory
3:00pm Diamond Tourney (Rapier and Heavy)
A combo tourney made up of teams of one heavy fighter
and one rapier fighter each.
4:00pm Range Teardown (Archery)

Any time left in the day will be filled with Roman battles and tournaments until the last fighter crawls off to the vomitorium to recuperate! (Editor’s note: strictly speaking, this isn’t what a vomitorium is for.)

TRAVELERS’ FARE

Food Friday night will be a period Roman “minutal” ( thick stew-like thing, it’s great, even for a modern palate, trust me). It’ll be cooked in a period way, in clay pots. Please come by to eat or just talk about Roman cooking!

FUNDRAISER LUNCH

The Shire of Owls Nest will be putting on a Fundraiser Lunch at Red Tower.

Menu:
Gyros: with Gyro meat or Chicken
Greek Salad
Homemade chocolate chip cookies
Drinks
For the low price of $5.

FEAST MENU

First Course

Creamed Wheat
Eggs and Pine Nut Sauce
Cheese
Honey Butter
Dates, Blackberries, and Almonds

Second Course

Lobster Patties
Broiled Parsnips
String Beans and Chickpeas
Savillum (Roman Cheesecake) and Fruit

Third Course

Chicken with Ginger
Carrots with Cumin Sauce
Cucumber Salad
Caraway Bread and Butter
Peach Patina

STAFF

Event steward:
Lady Julianne de Vivonne
beteena DOT paradise AT gmail DOT com

Co-Event steward:
Mistress Adela Scrijver van Brugge
frances AT houseofpung DOT net

Reservationist
Lady Veronica da Lucca
1027 Sanford’s Walk
Tucker, GA 30084
natalieyoke AT gmail DOT com

Feast Steward:
The Honorable Lady Mariana Cristina Tirado de Aragon
rebeccamyers3939 AT comcast DOT net

Rapier Marshal:
Dominus Vistric Vibulus Vindex Viperus

Details

Start:
October 6 @ 5:00 pm
End:
October 8 @ 10:00 am

Organizer

Barony of South Downs
Website:
http://atlantasca.org

Venue

Booker T Washington State Park Large Group Camp
5801 Champion Road
Chattanooga, TN 37416 United States
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