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Good Yule

December 03, 2011
Aquaterra

Snohomish County, WA

Autocrat: Octavia Laodice & Rhiannon Boyle device46OP device5283OP

The Last Hunt
& Coronet Investiture

 

Event Copy Updated: Nov. 15th)
new information in red text

 

The names of the Heirs of Aquaterra have been spoken, the Autumnal Equinox has come, Banner War is over and now the onset of the wind, cloud and rain has arrived! Time to tuck into the harvest season with another layer and some good company!

Soon the December month will arrive and Good Yule will be upon you! Check out some of the updated information and important announcements below.

Preliminary Schedule (revised November 15th)
:

12:00 PM Gate Opens
2:00 PM   Begins The last Court of Baron Wyll Hauk & Baroness Rosamund of the Misty Meadows
3 - 3:30 PM  Entries accepted for Costume and Dessert Subtleties Contests (location to be posted)

4:00 PM  Ends Baronial Court

4ish - 5:00 PM  Socializing & Feast Table Setup
5 – 7:00 PM 
The Last Hunt Feast & Entertainments

7 - 7:30 PM
 Feast Teardown & Royal Court Setup
7:30 PM 
Royal Court & Coronet Investiture
8:30 PM First Court of Baron Steinolf Ketilsson and Baroness Sinéidín inghean Uí Biadhtach

Court ends Setup for Dancing

11;00 PM   Guests Depart
12:00 PM   Site Closes

Business for last Court of Hauk and Rosamund, Royal Court and first Court of Steinolf and Sineidin should be coordinated by the Court Herald, Alan ap Neal (
a_pierce@frontier.com).

Please contact the Hall Steward, Daði Mánaskröggr Vébrandsson
(dan@dragonsbend.net) to inquire regarding availability to do presentations at the Feast.

 

Notable Activities (revised Nov. 15th):
100 Ticket Reserved-seating Feast - Sold out / At the door may be available after 4 PM for no-show seasts.

Aquaterra Artifact Display – Help us celebrate our 15th Anniversary as a Barony!
      (do you have a historical artifact to display? Contact the Event Steward)

Coronets’ choice of entertainments during the Feast
     (the Hall Steward has reported we are booked for performers - thank you!)

 

New Things!

Costume Contest
General Italian Renaissance theme (Italy from the 14th-15th Century) with the extra bonus points for any of the following: Most Complete Ensemble, Image Duplication (image to be presented with outfit) or Italian Ren Hunt Garb. Entries must present their submissions by
3 PM. The prize will be a book by Janet Arnold and winners announced at the feast.

Subtlety – Dessert & Confections
A subtlety is something that looks like one thing but is created out of something else. Examples would be animals molded out of marzipan, cookies that look like leafs, castles made of cake, etc. All entries must use food grade materials and provide a list of ingredients/materials for allergy identification purposes. Non-period materials and methods are permitted as long as not visible. Contest entries should have a Last Hunt, Italian Renaissance or Aquaterra Anniversary theme. Due to space requirements, items should be restricted to a 18 in base, platter or board.

Entries will be picked up by contestants, for presentation to the Head Table, and have parts that may be sampled for taste. Creations are to be photographed and then eaten by the Populace. Entries should arrive by 3 pm and will be displayed during the day, prior to the Feast. A prize will be awarded in the form of a suitable book on subtleties
or period confections.

Each contest must have at least three (3) entries in order to be presented a prize or acknowledged in Court. All entrants, regardless of number, will be displayed, makers are to discuss their projects with a judge and lauded by all!

 

Site/Feast Fees
Day Fee:                $10.00
Age 6 & Under:       Free
Day & Feast:          $20/seat if paid by Oct 17
th. No longer available
                               $25/seat if paid after Oct 17th
Family Cap:            $35.00 (only applies to Day Fee guests)

NMS will be collected at this event to meet the standards of a Level 2 event with Royal business. Most table space is reserved for Feasters. No off-board or warming accommodations are available, though picnicking is acceptable, unless disruptive to Court.

 Feast Menu (in English)
Libro di cucina/Libro per cuoco ( 14th/15th c.) (Anonimo Venezian) - documentaion used
Theme is "Last Hunt" 1530ish Italian

Based mostly on the transcription of Ludovico Frati: Libro di cucina del secolo XIV
http://hlewyse.medievalcookery.com/libro.html. Menu (3 courses):

1st Sending:
     Hunters Stew (beef)
     Bread (Rice bread option)
     Soft cheeses (goat cheese option)
     Home smoked Sausage (Beef/pork options)
     Veggie Dish - Orange Califlower (vegetarian) 

2nd Sending:
     Wild Boar 
     Roast Chicken
     Roast Rabbit
     Rice noodles (vegetarian)
     Fongi (mushrooms - vegetarian)
     Armored Turnips (goat cheese - vegetarian)
     Herb and Cheese (Sheep) (vegetarian)

Head Table will also be served additional selections, to be offered to guests afterward on an adjacent table as is the custom in period.

3rd Sending:
    -Presentation of all Dessert Subtlety contestants
     Candied Orange Peel
     Cheese
     Fruit Tart
     Fresh fruit
     Nuts
     Handmade Cheese (Goat Cheese option)

Feast Availability (updated Nov. 15th): We are currently at capacity and will keep you on a waiting list and will let it be known if more seats are available.

Feast Reservations 
Feast Tickets paid for in advance. Make checks payable to “SCA, Inc Barony of Aquaterra” and mail to:

         SCA-Barony of Aquaterra, Box 359
         Attn: Good Yule
         10121 Evergreen Way #25
         Everett, WA 98204

Your reservation may be paid
after October 17th for an additional $5/seat.
Those tickets not reserved by November 7th, will be held for “at the door only” sales.
Reserved Tickets not paid by 4 PM on the day of the event will be considered a No-Show and sold on a first come-first served basis.

 

 

Some Advice for our Guests

Ø Site tokens designate Event Staff, Day-trip guests and Feasters separately and will be worn at all times. Upon re-entering the building, be courteous to Gate by showing your token.. No exceptions.
Ø Please be prepared for the cold and possibly bring lap blanket if you plan on being in any of the outdoor tents. While heated, guests still must travel from building to tent and back.
Ø Guests who cannot sit on a steel chair for long durations, may bring their personal camp chairs to assist themselves, but need to be responsible in setup, moving and transporting chair.
Ø There will be no food available until the feast is served. If you are not a Feaster, then packing drinks, snacks and/or a cold meal is advisable. The Event Stewards will have a list of local amenities and restaurants in the area for your convenience at Gate. If you would like the list ahead of time, please email the Event Stewards.
Ø The site has an unmanned cloakroom, but no area to hold belongings of any size or quantity.
Ø Theatre seating will be set up for Court in the afternoon. Tables will not be set up until the designated time for the feast and then removed for a reset of theatre seating for Royal Court.

 

Event Team

Event Steward: Octavia Laodice  aq_octavia@yahoo.com for all questions & Feast payments

Right-Hand: Rhiannon Boyle  Rhiannon_boyle@hotmail.com for all logistics & volunteers

Feastocrat: Adeliza a Donyng  adeliza@rocketmail.com for food issues & kitchen questions

Hall Steward: Daði Mánaskröggr Vébrandsson Dan@dragonsbend.net for performers & schedules

Head Server: Rhiannon Boyle Rhiannon_boyle@hotmail.com for volunteers to serve

Baronial Court Herald: Alan ap Neil a_peirce@frontier.com for additional Baronial Court Business

Site Info:
Name: Granville Grange
9401 163rd Ave NE
Granite Falls, WA 98252

Directions to Site:

From South I-5
Make your best way on northbound I-5  to Everett, WA.

1.   Take Exit 194 to merge to US-2 E toward Snohomish
2.   Exit on the left onto WA-204 E/State 204 E toward Lake Stevens                       2.6 mi
3.   Turn left onto WA-9 N (signs for Granite Falls)                                                    1.7 mi
4.   Turn right onto WA-92 E/Granite Falls Hwy                                                        6.0 mi
5.   Turn left onto 84th St NE/Getchell Rd                                                                  0.1 mi
6.   Take the 1st right onto 163rd Ave NE/Aug Stehr Rd       (Look for SCA sign)
Destination will be on the right                                                                                    0.7 mi


From North I-5
Take your best route southbound I-5 to Marysville, WA
 1.   Take exit 200 for 88th St NE/Quil Ceda Way
2.   Turn left onto 88th St NE                                                                                     2.1 mi
3.   Turn right onto 67th Ave NE                                                                                0.2 mi
4.   Turn left onto 84th St NE/Getchell Rd                                                                  5.9 mi
5.   Turn left onto 163rd Ave NE/Aug Stehr Rd        (Look for SCA sign)                  0.7 mi
Destination will be on the right                                                                                    0.7 mi



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