The Masque of Courtly Love XVIII & Brendoken Baronial Investiture

Announcement from the stewards of the Masque of Courtly Love:

We know that everyone coming to Masque would like to plan out their day. A detailed schedule is still being created and should be available online by February 16.

The Marche of Alderford proudly presents:

The Masque of Courtly Love XVIII
& Brendoken Baronial Investiture

March 1, 2014 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St NW
North Canton, OH 44720

Site is handicap accessible.

Map and Directions


As the melting of the winter snow heralds change throughout the land, so the Masque of Courtly Love brings spring to the lands of the Barony of Brendoken, and a celebration of the Investiture of John and Cerridwen as Baron and Baroness. Please join the Marche of Alderford in welcoming His Majesty Cellach for a full day of martial activities, music, feasting, classes and Royal Court.

The event will feature a sumptuous feast by Baroness Francesca de Onorati. Volunteer servers will receive feast free. Those interested should contact Magister Calvert at

Lunch will be provided by the Dead Parrot Tavern.

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For full details, see the Schedule page.

Armored Tournament

Minstrels' Gallery:

You are here invited to praise of that which is worthy of praise, to spread word-fame, to increase renown, to make famous those worthy of worth-ship.

To paraphrase an ancient Middle Eastern book of wisdom and teaching, "Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable — if anything is excellent or praiseworthy — SING about such things!"


Site fee: adult (18+) $9.00; youth (10-18) $5.00; child (9 and under) free; NMS: $5.00
Feast fee: adult (18+) $12.00; youth (10-18) $8.00; child (9 and under) $5.00.


THL Hugh the Silent
(Hugh Storms)
1334 College St. SE
North Canton OH 44720


Masque Feast 2014

Dishes are listed in no particular order and may change. Feast Steward reserves to change dishes at the last minute due to availability and market price of ingredients. Any food allergies must be sent to the Feast Steward by February 20 (no exceptions). An updated list of ingredients for the dishes will be on each table and at the gate on the day of the event.

Please send questions to:

Event Stewards:

Lady Ursula Mortimer

Master Stephen Calvert deGrey
458 N Broadway St
New Philadelphia OH 44663-2623

Directions and Site Rules

Masque of Courtly Love is easy to find!  We're at the same site, and would ask out-of-town guests to follow the directions posted below. Yes, we know you have GPS. But it'll take you through mall traffic on a Saturday morning. Who needs that?

Grace United Methodist Church
1720 Schneider St. NW
North Canton, Ohio 44720


From north, south, or west: Take your best route to Canton, Ohio, and proceed to I-77. Exit onto US Route 62 east (the "Alliance" exit, number 107B, from I-77). Take US 62 east to the Market Avenue Exit. Go north on Market Avenue for about 1.5 miles to Schneider, and turn left (west). The church will be on your left after just a block or so.

From the east

If you approach Canton via US Route 62, simply take the Market Avenue exit and turn north, then follow the directions above from that point.

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Site Rules

  1. This site is BONE DRY. No alcoholic beverages are permitted at this event.
  2. The site is SMOKE FREE. We will provide a smoking area outdoors in compliance with local regulations.

Masque of Courtly Love XVIII -- Schedule

This schedule is subject to change if there are unforeseen circumstances.

Time Event Location Description
Masque of Courtly Love XVIII Schedule
7:30 AM Staff onsite    
8:00 AM Merchants onsite to set up    
9:00 AM Gate opens for populace    
9:30 AM Sush-making class Classroom A How to make sushi
10:00 AM Side list opens for authorizations Main Hall  
After court Rattan, rapier, and youth lists open Main Hall  

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM


Bardic Challenge and impromptu Populace Lounge  
Afternoon, TBD Youth Point Youth Point room Overseen by SCA Youth Minister and background-checked volunteer
After court


THL Elizabeth Alles

1 hour

Classroom A

A Visual History of Period Prayer

A lecture on the history of prayer beads in Western Europe with an accompanying slideshow of art and artifacts from the 12th to the 16th centuries.


1:00 PM Chroniclers Training Class Classroom A

Calling all Oaken local group and baronial chroniclers

Join the Oaken Regional Chronicler and get up to date on the latest policies and practices. This is a warranting fast-track session. You show up, do the session, it gets done. This is the only scheduled training session through April. Please attend if at all possible.

1:00 PM Dancing Classroom B Open dancing will be available until evening court
1:00 PM

Hat-making class

Mistress Arwenna of Kelsey

1.5 hours

Classroom C Different styles and uses of two centuries of hoods will be discussed as well as period and clost-to-period fabrics. Necessary measurements and patterns for two different variations of hoods will be available to copy. Bring a yard of 45" or wider fabric to either make a pattern or a hood. Muslin makes a great pattern, or plain cotton can be a good beginning hood. No fee. Handout available. Ages 12 and up.
2:00 PM

Duct tape model

Lady Kathryne de Wrytar

1 hour

Classroom A Learn to make a duct tape sewing model
3:00 PM

Medieval book covers

Lord Aedan Tyrvason

1 hour

Classroom A Always have that extra piece of fabric you can never do anything with and really want to read that sci-fi book at an event? Well, now you can solve both problems by making a medieval book cover. Bring your own material or use my material for a fee of $3.
5:00 PM EVENING COURT Main Hall  
After court A wondrous feast that can't be beat Main Hall  
9:00 PM Site closes   Thank you all for coming. Volunteers for cleanup gratefully accepted.