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Red Tower (South Downs)
October 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - October 8, 2017 @ 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.
|MEMBER WEEKEND CABIN||$10||$15|
|CAMPING (LTD SPACE)||$15||$18|
|MEMBER CAMPING (LTD SPACE)||$10||$13|
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.
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.
(Subject to change)
|At dusk||Slaying the “Lions” Torchlight Sword & Buckler Tourney (Heavy)
Competitors must “slay” their opponent’s “lion” (shield) then
kill their opponent.
|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
|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.)
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!
The Shire of Owls Nest will be putting on a Fundraiser Lunch at Red Tower.
Gyros: with Gyro meat or Chicken
Homemade chocolate chip cookies
For the low price of $5.
Eggs and Pine Nut Sauce
Dates, Blackberries, and Almonds
String Beans and Chickpeas
Savillum (Roman Cheesecake) and Fruit
Chicken with Ginger
Carrots with Cumin Sauce
Caraway Bread and Butter
Dominus Vistric Vibulus Vindex Viperus