Spring Crown 2011

May 14, 2011

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Spring has come to Aethelmearc, and the southern lands welcome the new season with an explosion of new green leaves and bright yellow and vibrant purple flowers. With such regal colors, thoughts drift towards Aethelmearc’s need for Heirs.

To celebrate the rebirth of Spring, the Barony of Blackstone Mountain will host this year’s Spring Crown Tournament, May 14, 2011. The event site is Hawk’s Nest State Park, 49 Hawk’s Nest Road, Ansted, WV 25812. The site is dry as per park regulations.

We will greet the day’s visitors at 9am with gracious hospitality and pageantry befitting the occasion. Visitors found wandering the lands after 9pm will be pressed into hard labour. The site will remain open to the public, so bring out your best pomp and circumstance.

For this glorious day of combat and honor we levy the tax of $10 per adults. The $5 Non-Member Surcharge will be applied to all gentles over 18 who are not members of the SCA, as per policy. Children aged 5-17 will be taxed $5. The Baron and Baroness have waived all taxes for children of 4 years and under.

Reservations may be sent to Lady Maryam Jules (Janice Wagoner) PO Box 822, Rupert, WV 25984. Phone calls may be made between noon and 8p at (304)667-3254. Emails should be addressed to . Reservations should be sent no later than April 30, 2011. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc — Barony of Blackstone Mountain.

The Head Cook is Lady Erzebet Fauconneau (Liz Orwig), 1935 Massey Circle, South Charleston WV 25303 (304)746-1007, (304)389-8621, and . Any special dietary accommodations should be arranged with her no later than April 30, 2011.

The Event Stewart is Lady Kathryn MacLuing (Kathy Kemmish) 3601 Virginia Ave, Apt B, Charleston, WV 25304 (304)346-0716 between 5p-11p weekdays and between 2p-11p weekends. Emails may be sent to l.


Hawks Nest Lodge, 49 Hawks Nest Park Rd, Ansted WV 25812 (0.6miles from site). Prices start at $84 for a double room and does not include deluxe suites. You must ask for the “SCA Block” to receive discounted pricing. Contact the park at (304)658-5212, or online at www.hawksnestsp.com.

River Retreat Cabins, HC 66, Box 12-A, Hico, WV 25854. (8 miles East of site). Prices are $60 for a cabin that comfortably accommodates six (6). The owner is willing to lower price if multiple cabins are rented by the SCA. Cabins are discretely damp, with a Quiet Hour that starts at Midnight. More information available online at www.riversretreat.com.

Additional Accommodations are available in Summersville, WV (25 miles North on US-19) and in Fayetteville, WV (16 miles South on US-19). We are currently negotiating reduced prices.


From the North:

Take your best route to I-79 South. Take Exit 57 for US-19 South towards Beckley, WV. After approximately 44 miles, take the US-60/Midland Trail Exit for Gauley Bridge/Rainelle. Bear right onto US-60 West, following the brown signs for Hawks Nest State Park. Site is 8 miles, just outside the Ansted town limits.

From the South:

Take your best route to I-64 East through Charleston, WV. Take Exit 96 for US-60/Midland Trail towards Belle, WV. Stay on US-60 approximately 41 miles. Bring Dramamine if easily car-sick.


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