Masque of Courtly Love VIII: Venetian Intrigue

Venetian Intrigue at the Masque!

Proudly Presented by

Marche of Alderford Device The Marche of Alderford Marche of Alderford Device

February 19, 2005
Zion Lutheran Church of North Canton
349 Lindy Lane NW
North Canton, Ohio

9AM to 10PM

Good Gentles One and All, are you Tired of the Dreary Winter? Do you Long for some Excitement to Relieve your Boredom? Come forth from the Cold Winter's Chill and Join us for a Day of Companionship and Merriment.

Experience the Intrigue of the Venetian Court where Mystery, Murder and Mayhem abound!

Our Masque will feature a Murder Mystery Intrigue, Classes, a Market where you’ll shop until you drop, and a Feast which will Delight your Palate and Warm your Insides. In addition, we are pleased to be able to offer Armoured Fighting, Fencing, and Youth Boffer. Our site also has showers.

SITE: Non Members, add $3 per person
Adults: $4 pre-reg; $5 at the door
Youth 13-17: $3 pre-reg; $4 at the door
Child 6-12: $2 pre-reg; $3 at the door
Child 5 and under: Free
Maximum of $16 site fee for immediate family members.

Merchants: $5 per table (pre-reg recommended; at-door merchants accommodated only if space available, which historically has not been likely)

FEAST: LIMITED TO 80 GENTLES
Adults: $8.00 pre-reg (until 02/12/2005); $10.00 at the door
Children up to age 12: $4 pre-reg; $5 at the door
Lap-sitting children: Free

NOTE:
Dietary restrictions must be made known to the Head Cook by 2/1/05.

Please make Checks payable to: SCA, Inc. — Marche of Alderford and send them to the Gatekeeper:

Cindi Haught
Masque Reservations
2914-17th Street NW
Canton, Ohio 44708

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Classes

 
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Class Times
Classroom A
Classroom B
Classroom C
10:30-11:30

The Carnival Season
Lady Melissa

A brief look at the "subversive" festival preceding Lent

Elizabethan Boy Toys
Lady Jolicia de Northcliffe

A look at Queen Elizabeth I's closest courtiers

Mask Making, Part 1
Madame Isabelle Bruges

A hands-on workshop using papier maché
$7 materials fee; limited to 10 students

1:00-2:00

Italian Cooking
Lady Catriona nic Elphinstone

Cooking Italian: recipies and customs

Cheese Making 101 - 2 hours
Lord Giles Fitz Alan

A demonstration and discussion of making your own cheese

 

Soap 101
Lady Aelfwyn Elspeth

How to make soap in your own kitchen

2:00-3:00

Venetian Courtesans
Baroness Catriona

A discussion of the historical "Dangerous Beauty"

Masks
Lady Muirgheal inghean Broccin

A history of masks and their use during the Middle Ages

3:00-4:00

Marco Polo and Trade
Mistress Chai'usun

Marco Polo and his influence on the trade routes

Chainmail
Lord Deago de Nararro

Hands-on workshop. Learn how to make a bracelet coil.

$5 materials fee

Mask Making, Part 2

Complete the masks begun in Part 1

4:00-4:30 Shrove Tuesday Pancake Race (Troll Hallway)

This schedule is subject to change.

Interested in teaching a class? Please contact our Class Coordinator:

Baroness Catriona nicHugh Mclaey
mka Marti Livingstone
3951 Glenoak Drive
Louisville, OH 44641
330.453.9663
catriona@neo.rr.com

Directions

 
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Zion Lutheran Church of North Canton
349 Lindy Lane NW
North Canton, Ohio

February 19, 2005
9AM to 10PM

Coming from the North

Take your best route to Ohio Rt. 77. Head towards Canton, Oh. Take Exit #111 North Canton/Canal Fulton; turn left off the exit onto Portage Street. The church is one mile from the exit on the right-hand side of the street.

Coming from the South

Take your best Route to Ohio Rt. 77. Head towards Canton, Oh. Take Exit #111 North Canton/Canal Fulton; turn right off the exit onto Portage Street. The church is one mile from the exit on the right-hand side of the street.

Google Map of the Area

Google now has a nice scrolling interactive map; click the link to go to a zoomed-in map of the area, then zoom out if you need a broader scale.

Feast Menu

 
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Our Cooks are working on a menu that will delight your palate and make your tastebuds swoon with joy!

If you have dietary concerns, please contact our Head Cook no later than February 1, 2005

Menu

(Subject to change)

On the Table

  • Italian Bread
  • Honey Oat Bread
  • Pickle Tray
  • Butter
  • Honey Butter

First Course

  • Pork in Wine Sauce over Rice
  • Rape Armate (Armoured Turnips)
  • Onion Soup
  • Coccoli (Bread Dough Fritters)
  • Cascius Fritus (Fried Cheese)
  • Fresh Fruit
  • Mandorle (Sugared Almonds)
  • Honey Lemon Carrots

Second Course

  • Taiarin a la Veniciano (Pasta with Cheese both with and without chicken)
  • Salad
  • Oil and Vinegar
  • Italian Marinated Mushrooms
  • Orange Omelet for Harlots and Ruffians
  • Sweet Pears
  • Dyschefull of Snowe
  • Wafers
  • Lemon Ice

Head Cook

Genovefa de Terranova
mka Holly Taylor
lordnlady@neo.rr.com

Ingredients List

This listing, which is subject to change, is provided for the benefit of those who need to know the ingredients in the recipes because of food allergies or other issues. If you have a serious food allergy, you should confirm with the Head Cook to find out for sure which menu items are and are not safe for you to eat.

Italian Bread
flour
water
yeast
salt
and sugar
Honey Oat Bread
flour
oats
salt
yeast
honey
butter
and eggs
Pickle Tray
green olives
black olives
Dill pickle spears
sweet pickles
spiced crabapples
Butter
butter
Honey butter
butter and honey
Pork in Wine Sauce
pork roast
garlic
coriander
caraway seeds
celery seeds
pepper
salt
chicken stock
breadcrumbs
Sherry
and rice
Rape Armate
white turnips
mozzerella cheese
sugar
cinnamon
pepper
mace
and cloves
Onion Soup
Onions
lemon juice
lemon rind
garlic
nutmeg
Sherry
salt
corn starch
sugar
corn syrup
caramel coloring
hydrolyzed soy protein
soybean oil
yeast extract
MSG
disodium inosinate and disodium guanylate
Coccoli
flour
milk
yeast
butter
salt
oil
sugar
Cascius Fritus
oil for frying
feta cheese
string cheese
italian seasoning (sage
oregano
basil
and rosemary) and breadcrumbs
Fresh fruit
apples or other fruits
Mandorle
almonds
water
sugar
almond extract
cinnamon
Honey Lemon Carrots
carrots
lemon juice
butter
cinnamon
Taiarin a la Veniciano
pasta
butter
flour
milk
parmesan cheese
Taiarin a la Veniciano with Chicken
as above with the addition of chicken breast
Salad
mixed greens
Oil and vinegar
vinegar and olive oil
Italian Marinated Mushrooms
mushrooms and Italian dressing (water
distilled vinegar
soybean oil
corn syrup
salt
parmesan cheese
lemon juice concentrate
romano cheese
sugar
food starch-modified
spices
hydrated garlic
xanthan gum
hydrated red bell pepper
hydrated carrots
sodium benzoate and potassium sorbate
dehydrated onion
carmel color
calcium dysodium EDTA
and yellow6)
Orange Omelet for Harlots and Ruffians
eggs
orange juice
lemon juice
sugar
and salt
Sweet Pears
pears
sugar
wine
ginger and saunders
Dyschefull of Snowe
cream
eggs
sugar
rose water
Wafers
egg whites
milk
rose water
flour
sugar
nutmeg (olive oil for basting the iron)
Lemon Ice
lemon juice
water
sugar
lemon zest

Martial Activities

 
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Armoured Combat

The armoured combat Marshal-In-Charge (MIC) will be Maistor Iustinos Tekton called Justin. Contact Justin if you have any questions regarding armoured combat at this year's Masque. We will be strictly checking photo ID, SCA membership, authorization card, and site token at the list table. The fighting is scheduled to be indoors, but we may move outdoors if the weather is exceptionally warm and nice (this does sometimes happen here in Ohio, even in February). Probably, therefore, there will be no combat archery or seige engines.

Tournament rules are preliminary and subject to change. Both the MIC and the List Mistresses are in their respective roles for the first time, so please pardon us if paperwork and other administrivia take a little longer. We'll do our best to keep things running smoothly.

Authorizations

We plan to have several Marshals on hand and will be pleased to offer authorizations in armoured combat. If you need to authorize, please try to arrive early (circa 9:30 a.m.), though we will try to work you in later (e.g., during lunch break) if you arrive after the tournaments have started.

Novice Tournament

The Novice Tourney is open to any authorized combatant who has never received an award at the Kingdom level for fighting prowess and who has never won a tournament at a published SCA event (shire-level and household tournaments not included). There is no strict limit on how long one has been authorized, but entrants are asked to consider, upon their own honor, whether they might be a veteran rather than a novice even though they might never have won a tourney or received a fighting award. We will not second-guess you on this, however — if you in good faith consider yourself a novice, that is sufficient for entry.

In keeping with its theme, the Novice Tourney is to be fought exclusively with single-handed weapon and shield, the basic authorization style. This will be a conventional double-elimination tourney, and the winner will receive a prize.

Variable and Vengeful Venetian Violence

The V4 tournament is open to any authorized fighter and allows any combat style or weapon permitted in the Middle Kingdom. This tournament is designed to be a real mixer-upper, with as much randomness in the pairings as possible — in keeping with the shifting intrigues and alliances of courtly life in Venice, of course!

In the V4 tourney, fighters are classified into one of three categories:

  • Knights and Masters-At-Arms (Chivalry)
  • Squires, and members of the Red Company or the Gold Mace (or other-kingdom equivalent fighting award or order)
  • Everyone else

If you defeat someone at your own level or lower, you score 1 point. If you defeat someone at a higher level, you score 2 points. As a special case, if you entered the Novice Tournament and you defeat a member of the Chivalry in the V4 tourney, you receive 3 points.

All bouts are single-elimination, and partners will be chosen by random lot. The tourney lasts until the Marshals declare it ended (that is, when people seem to be getting tired or when we have to close the field to prepare for feast), or for one hour, whichever comes first. At the end of the tourney, the fighter with the most points will be declared the winner and will earn a prize.

The "Ladies of the List" will have a small number of discretionary points which they can hand out to fighters who catch their eye with deeds of valour or courtesy, or especially authentic or interesting armour or heraldry.

Pick-Up Fighting

Of course there will be pick-up fighting! Whatever time is left over at the end of the formal tournaments will be available for pick-up fighting, more authorizations, or ad hoc friendship tournaments (such as a bearpit or something similar).

Rapier Combat

(To be added...check back soon.)

Youth Combat

Due to space constraints, we probably won't be able to offer youth combat, unfortunately. If, however, the weather happens to be pleasant and if a Youth Marshal is in attendance at the event, there is outdoor space that youth combatants will be welcome to use. We are sorry that we can't schedule indoor youth combat; the available space just won't allow it.

Local Business Directory

For your convenience, here is a list of nearby restaurants, stores, and attractions.

Nearby Restaurants

Following is a list of nearby restaurants, or you may want to consult the scrollable map of local restaurants, courtesy of Google.

BURGER KING4371 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-3864
CARRABBA'S ITALIAN GRILL6560 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-2426
CHEESE-N-CRACKERS DELI1430 W MAPLE ST
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-9344
CHUCK E CHEESE PIZZA6370 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-7140
CRACKER BARREL OLD COUNTRY STR6940 SUNSET STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-1144
DON PABLO'S MEXICAN KITCHEN6476 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-3077
IHOP4764 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-966-9805
JOE'S CRAB SHACK6338 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-494-5966
LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE6626 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-1984
MC DONALD'S4572 MEGA ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-9667
PALOMBO'S ITALIAN RESTAURANT4100 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-1815
PANERA BREAD6543 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-433-1922
PIZZA HUT4821 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-0090
QUIZNOS SUB6702 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-6063
RED ROBIN GOURMET BURGERS6522 STRIP AVE NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-305-1080
ROCKNES PUB N CANTON5000 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-244-4212
SAMANTHA'S RESTAURANT4954 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-9700
SUBWAY SANDWICHES & SALADS4304 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-6211
SYLVESTER'S NORTH END GRILLE4305 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-497-1533
TACO BELL4855 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-498-8433
WENDY'S4773 PORTAGE ST NW
NORTH CANTON, OH 44720
330-499-0636

Nearby Pharmacies and Hotels

The links in this section take you to scrollable maps from Google, with numerous businesses of the appropriate type highlighted.

Shopping

There are two major shopping malls nearby:

The Strip
From the event site, go west on Portage (probably the way you came in) until you reach I-77. Proceed under I-77 and begin climbing the hill. A stoplight about 2/3 of the way up the hill takes you left (south) into the mall parking lot.
Westfield Shoppingtown (Belden Village)
Follow Portage west (probably the way you came in) from the event site back to I-77. Go south (left) on I-77 to the very next exit. As you reach the bottom of the ramp, there is a stoplight with Belden Village Mall directly ahead of you.

Heading west on Portage past I-77, there are also stores just over the hill.

Attractions Within One Hour

Other Local Businesses

A more complete directory of local businesses is available from the North Canton Chamber of Commerce web site.

Staff

 
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No Calls After 10PM Eastern Time, Please!

Event Steward
Brice le Corbet
mka Jim Robertson
506 Center Court East
Louisville, OH 44641
330.875.4081
brice-le-corbet@neo.rr.com
Event Steward
Gregor MacHugh
mka Craig Taylor
330.452.0018
lordnlady@neo.rr.com
Gate Keeper
Nastasia di Roseti
mka Cindy Haught
2914-17th Street NW
Canton, OH 44708
330.452.6751 (no calls before 9AM)
tabitha36@neo.rr.com
Class Coordinator
Catriona nicHugh Mclaey
mka Marti Livingstone
3951 Glenoak Drive
Louisville, OH 44641
330.453.9663
catriona@neo.rr.com
Head Cook
Genovefa de Terranova
mka Holly Taylor
330.575.5917
lordnlady@neo.rr.com
(Dietary Concerns until 2/1/05)
Assistant Cook
Francesca di Onorati
mka Norma Storms
330.494.5004
tempest5@mail.cannet.com

Armoured Marshal
Iustinos Tekton called Justin
mka Scott Courtney
5320 Tanager Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705-3200
330.493.4616
justin@4th.com

Merchant Liaison
Milica of Varna
mka Kathie Courtney
5320 Tanager Ave NE
Canton, OH 44705-3200
330.493.4616
milica@4th.com