Desperate Times for Smeewick!
The year is 1558 and England has a new Queen! Alas, there is little time for rejoicing as the Kingdom’s coffers are bare.
The town of Smeewick is not immune to the Kingdom’s economic woes.
Many of the townspeople have spent their life savings to provide for the everyday needs of their families. In a desperate attempt to provide an inheritance for their heirs, many have pledged their remaining assets to a Tontine—a legally binding agreement in which the signers agree that the last person standing gets all the pledged assets!
In order to have a chance at collecting the Tontine, however, one must first have something to pledge.
The soldiers—less fortunate than most—have decided to conduct a raid on nearby villages to increase their wealth so that they too might have something to contribute.
The Barony of Lochmere presents…
Night (Six Feet) under the Town XIII: The Tontine
30 March – 1 April 2012
This is a past Lochmere event.
The first part of the day will be army training exercises to prepare for the coming battle and to separate all fencers into two units. After training, everyone who wishes to participate in the Tontine will need to bring a token for the chest in which the treasure will be kept. (The real treasure will be the chest, hand-crafted by Master Reynard de La Rochefoucald.) All participants will then sign the Tontine.
The main activities will be a Combat Archery battle in the woods, a capture-the-flag resurrection battle, and a town battle.
Dueling is illegal in the town (so don’t get caught….), and anyone caught dueling will be put in jail and will have to figure out how to get out. The last fencer standing alive and free at the end collects the treasure.
For more information concerning martial activities, please contact Lady Symone de la Rochelle (Rochelle Newman).
Arts and Sciences Activities
Competitions: We are holding three competitions: Elizabethan Accessories (any medium); Elizabethan Embroidery; and Best Novice Entry (any medium). Documentation is encouraged but not required. An area will also be provided for open displays.
“Baronial Bling”: Lady Avice Claremond is sponsoring a “Baronial Bling” competition! To enter, make a banner, a table cloth, a wall hanging, or anything that helps beautify the Barony of Lochmere! A prize will be awarded to the winner and all entrants get a token of appreciation. Documentation is not required.
Classes: We will conduct classes throughout the day on various topics consistent with the event theme, including a dance class in preparation for post-feast dancing!
Performing Arts: We encourage performers to perform throughout the day and during feast.
Please contact the Deputy Autocrat for more details about any Arts & Sciences activities.
The following links are not official SCA links. Any link leading to a merchant should not be construed as an endorsement of the merchant or their product. These merchants often appear at Pennsic and other events. Links to their sites are for informational purposes.
Games and Activities
Assassins Game: Non-combatants will have the opportunity to participate in their own Tontine: an Assassins Game will determine the last non-combatant standing! Click here to read the Assassin’s Game rules (PDF).
Merchants and Other Sales Information: Merchants are encouraged to attend. Please contact the Deputy Autocrat to reserve space.
Alongside the merchants will be our annual SCA yard sale, Lochmart. This is a wonderful opportunity to sell or acquire gently used SCA items. Please contact the Autocrat for details.
Lastly, we will hold a Silent Auction featuring items crafted by Lochmere’s most talented artisans.
Our head cook, Mistress Siobhan O’Riordain (Debra Appel), will be preparing a delightful Elizabethan Feast. Dietary concerns should be directed to Mistress Siobhan.
We will provide a simple but hearty lunch separate from the day trip cost at $5 per person. For more information, please contact Baron Vlad Vladimirovich Vladimirov (Walter Assur).
The schedule for Night under the Town is available for download (PDF).
|Chauets of Beef|
|Perys in Compost|
|Bread & Butter|
|Second Course||Chicken Pasties Lombard|
|Third Course||Cormarye (Pork in Caraway Sauce)|
|Jussall (a Pudding of Bread & Eggs)|
|Day Trip||Lunch||Feast||Cabin||Tent Camping||Non-Member Surcharge|
|Child (0-4)||Are guests of the Barony.||*A $1 discount will be given to all paid Adult day trip reservations post-marked at least a week before the event.|
There is a family cap of $42 for adults with children for the day trip fee.
Lady Saige ferch Cedwyn (Rachel Dant)
Please make checks payable to: SCA-MD, Inc., Barony of Lochmere.
Please include the modern names, SCA names, and membership numbers of all applicable guests when submitting reservations. Also indicate the need for cabin or tent camping space. Please be specific!
Mistress Arianna Morgan (Chris Stuermer)
Gwen of Lochmere (Stefanie Green Fogel)
The Deputy Autocrat is in charge of A&S activities and Merchants.
Elks Camp Barrett,
1001 Chesterfield Rd.,
Annapolis, MD 21401
We will open at 6 pm Friday 30 March and close at 10 am Sunday 1 April. The site is wet; the buildings are smoke-free; and only working service animals are allowed. Cabins are bunk style and shower facilities are available. Please remember to bring your own linens as they will not be provided.
From the West (in MD): Take the best route to MD-32 East to I-97 South. From I-97 take Exit 5, MD-178/Crownsville. At the light, MD-178 goes straight and also goes to the left. Continue straight on MD-178 South for approx 1.8 miles. At the light, turn right onto Crownsville Rd. Continue for approx 1 mile and turn right onto Hawkins Rd (there is a sign for Elks Camp Barrett). Continue for approx 1.8 miles. At the bottom of the hill, go thru the stop sign to enter the Camp.
From the North: Take best route to I-97 South to Exit 5 and follow directions above for those coming from the West.
From the South: From the Capital Beltway (I-495), take Exit 19A US-50 East to Exit 23 MD-450/Parole. Take MD-450 West and turn left at the light in front of Annapolis Mall (this is still MD-450). Continue approx 2 miles. Turn right at the light onto Crownsville Rd. After .5 miles there will be a blue sign for Elks Camp Barrett. Take a left onto Chesterfield Rd and go approx 1.4 miles. The site is on your left.