Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

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Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

 

 

 

Alderford's 19th Annual
Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

 

March 7, 2015 9 am to 8 pm

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


Heraldic fashion show • A&S classes • Merchants
Armored and Rapier combat tourneys • Archery and thrown weapons, weather permitting.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel the afternoon ball. We regret this, and hope to bring it back next year.


Solve the mystery: are the rumors true? Are the baron and baroness of Brendoken in danger?
Preregister, noting Mystery Player when you do, and find out more at the door.

Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt: Can you figure out who's behind it all? Collect your clues, and sleuth throughout the day.


Pre-Register & Save!

Adult Site (18+): $7 • Youth Site: (10-17) $3 * Feast: Adult (12+) $10 • Feast: Child (6-11) $4

Day of Event Fees: Adult Site (18+): $9 • Youth (10-17) $5; Feast: Adult (12+) $12 • Feast: Child (6-11) $6

Children under 10 pay no site fee. Pre-reg closes February 23, 2015. All pre-reg MUST be postmarked by February 23, 2015

Mail Pre-Registration to:
Mistress Francesca di Onorati (Norma Storms) * 1334 College St., North Canton, OH 44720
330-494-5004 • snostorm55@yahoo.com

Make checks payable to SCA Inc. -- Marche of Alderford

 


Event Steward: Catherine of Kilravock (Jeanne Gressel) Goldentear21@yahoo.com

330-904-6596 2612 Rosewood Place NW Canton, OH 44708          

Co-Steward:
Roslynn Peregrine (Kimmy Kettering)  roseperegrine@gmail.com

 

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Class Schedule

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

CLASS SCHEDULE

  Room A Room B Room D Room C
11 AM Mask Making Unicorn Tapestry Tablature for Lute Scribal Playroom
NOON Baltic Weaving Cabochon Jewels   Scribal Playroom
1 pm

Youth Leather
Braiding

Your Second Garb

Viking Armbands

Scribal Playroom
2 pm Oaken A&S
Meet and Greet
5 Period Stitches Viking Armbands Scribal Playroom
3 pm Oaken Chronicler Basic Cordials Viking Armbands Scribal Playroom
4 pm       Scribal Playroom

 

 

 

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Classes

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

Updated Class Descriptions: Mask Making and Leather Braiding for Youth, 3/2/2015
 

Baroness Maerwynn: Masking Making Workshop
Length: 1 hour
Every year, one of our most popular classes! Drop in and make a mask. All supplies available, donation of bits and bobs of crafting supplies welcome. Children under 14 must be accompanied by parent. Although the Masqued Ball had to be cancelled this year, you'll still have the opportunity to start making a super mask for next year's festivities.
 

Lady Ursula Mortimer: Making Your SECOND Garb
Length: 1 hour

OK, you've folder over the fabric and stitched up the sides. Now you're going to events regularly, and you'd like to make something that fits a little better, and looks a little nicer, but is still easy to make. Learn a method that will save fabric, use all straight seams and look great on any shape. Handout, no fee.

 

Scribal Playroom  Length: ALL DAY

Come write, visit and paint all day long. Bring your own water if you can, please. A limited amount of distilled water will be available. Snacks, chocolate, and good humor are all encouraged.

 

Sarai Tindall: North Oaken Meet and Greet
Length: 1 hour
Calling all North Oaken group and baronial A&S officers! Come meet me, the new Oaken A&S officer, Sarai Tindall. What's happening in your group? Do you need contacts for specialty arts or sciences? Sarai is here to help you.

 

Malachi:  Easy Leather Braiding for Youth
Length: 1 hour
Fee: $2 for handout, $1 for supplies
Students will make a four-strand bracelet that twists, made from leather lace.
 For ages 8 to 18; 8 to14 year olds must have parental escort. Instructor will be available after class to help finish project if needed.

Mistress Catrionia nicHugh McIaey: The Hunt for the Unicorn Tapestries 
There is more than meets the eye when looking at the Unicorn Tapestries housed at the Cloisters in NYC. Theories concerning the meaning of the images and the history of the tapestries in light of recent research will be discussed. The symbolism of the depicted flora and fauna will be considered. There is a handout available.

His Grace EikBrandr Solgyafi Naeturaudi: Twisted and Braided Viking Armrings 
Length: 3 hours
Make historically inspired Viking Age armrings and neckrings out of nonferrous wire. The processes for various different twisted and plaited styles will be shown, as will the method to understand how to determine what style was used when a picture of the original is being viewed. The terminals and connections used in these artifacts will be shown and discussed. Since the site does not allow open flame, a final completed piece cannot be made since fusing, soldering, or brazing is required. 

 

Charric Van der Vliet: Tablature Decoded
Length: 1 hour
A how-to on reading lute, chittarn and bandora tablature


Charric Van der VlietPeriod Musical Notation
Length: 1 hour 
A survey of methods used to record muscial pieces from neumes to modern notation

 

Kateline Eliot: Baltic-Style Patterned Warp-Faced Weaving (Inkle Weaving)

Length: 1 hour

This class will focus on learning how to create a pattern using the techniques and materials specific to this type of patterned weaving and how to warp it onto a loom of any type. Graph paper and pencils/colored pencils will be provided for creating patterns. Participants are welcome to bring a loom (inkle loom, tape loom, box loom, small rigid heddle, belt loom) to practice on.

 
THL Elizabeth Alles: Jewelry Techniques: Cold Cabochon Setting 
Length: 1 hour

Each student will leave class with two pendants or a pair of earrings, no soldering or fire required! Limit 10 hands-on students, fee $5.

 

THL Zuriel Nightshade:  Basic SCA Cordials
Length: 1 hour
Everyone says that cordials are easy to make...find out how simple it is! Learn basic processes for simple cordials. Dip your toe into the wonderful world of brewing and vinting. Although this is a strictly lecture class, you'll be able to go home and start your first cordial on your own with information learned in this session.

 

THL Zuriel Nightshade:  Five Period Embroidery Stitches
Length: 1 hour

You've seen the projects on Facebook. Come on in, thread a needle and hang on! This hands-on class will teach you 5 period stitches, and get your confidence up so you can begin embroidering on your own.

 

Baroness Katarina Peregrine, Oaken Regional Chronicler:  Oaken Chronicler's Training Session/Q&A
Are you a new chronicler, and haven't had the training session yet? Been in office more than a year, and haven't had the training yet? Come on down! I don't bite, and there will be snacks. Looking forward to seeing you.

 

 

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Lunch Tavern

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

We're so pleased to welcome the Tavern of the Dead Parrot back again to the Masque of Courtly Love.

$3.50  Chicken and Rice Stew

$3.50  Baked Potato  Bar

$3.50  Salad Bar

$1.50 Side Salad

$2.00  Nachos, top your own

$1.50 Cheese and Crackers

50¢    Chips/Snacks/Granola Bars

50¢   Soda /Bottled Water/100% Juice

$1.00 Hot Beverages  Includes refills for the whole day; hot drinks available until shortly before court.

Have questions about the food for lunch? Contact the Parrot's Proprietress, Brighid Bhreathnach at rumpleteasermom@yahoo.com

 

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Feast Menu

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites


Feast will be served family-style, with one person from each table picking up a course and serving their dinner companions. 
 
Head Cook: Genofeva de Terra Nova, student to Francesca Onorati, OP.
 
On the table
Pickle trays
*Assorted pickles
*Assorted olives
Honey Oat Bread
Flour, yeast, butter, eggs, oatmeal, honey
Honey Wheat Bread
Flour, yeast, butter, eggs, honey
Butter
Honey butter
Candied Almonds
Almonds, cinnamon, sugar, almond extract
 
1st Course
Citrus Chicken
chicken, chicken stock, currants, dates, oranges, lemons, white bread,
black peppercorn, mace, sugar, white wine
Roasted rice
rice, water, parmesan cheese, mozzarella, sugar
Stuffed eggs
eggs, uncooked, mozzarella, marjoram, parsley, salt, saffron, sugar
Roasted Root Vegetables
Carrots, Parsnips, butter, salt, pepper
 
2nd Course
Almondegas -
pork, beef stock, clove, ginger, salt, egg yolk, wheat flour, butter, spring onions,
parsley, saffron
Cheesy Noodles
pasta, cream cheese, mozzarella, parmesan, milk, butter
Grilled Aspargus
Asparagus, olive oil, salt, cumin, honey
 
3rd Course
Snow
cream, egg, sugar, orange flower water
Gyngerbrede
honey, saffron, white pepper, bread crumbs, ginger, cinnamon

Want to pre-register now, so you'll be sure to get feast? Click here!

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: On The Lists

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

Rapier Activities

9:00am-10:30am List opens. Inspections and Authorizations
11:00am-12:30pm Zombie Tournament
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:30pm-3:00pm Bear Pit/Pick Ups
3:00pm List closes for Fashion Show

**Zombie Tournament**
When the sun sets and the innocent return to their homes the streets of our fair city are not the place for the living. Rumors abound that the undead stalk stalk the night. They just might be right.

It will be run as a round robin depending on how many fighters we have signed up it may be a double round.
Only head shots are kills. All body shots are ignored and limbs can only be taken with draw cuts. Come and join in our macabre dance of death and enjoy the company.

**Bear Pit**
The Lady Acelin of the Wilds, Rapier Champion of the Middle Kingdom, will be starting off our bear pit by holding the list against all comers. I call all rapier fighters to help assist her in her Quest by facing her on the field of honor.

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Armored Combat Activities

Morning: 

 9 am: 
Authorizations

10-10:30 until 12:30 (ish): 
Round Robin tournament

12:30-ish: 
List closes for 1 hour for lunch.

Afternoon: 1:30(ish)
William Marshall Favor Tourney

He or she with the most favor wins. Fighters will be given cloth favors and must work to become the most favored fighter. Fighting will be continuous until everyone is too tired to lift a sword. Afterwards the amount of favors will be counted and the winner determined from there.

3 pm:
List closes.
Clean up for Fashion Show at 4 pm.

 

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Directions and Site Rules

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

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

Directions

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 2015: Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

Mystery Scavenger Hunt at Masque of Courtly Love

 

The gathering is buzzing with rumors that there’s a plot afoot that will harm the Baron and Baroness of Brendoken.

They say...

...A certain northern barony has their eyes on a southern land acquisition...

...A great Ox and a wise Owl may be impediements to the plan...

...yet the gentle and true northern neighbors have always been loyal friends to Brendoken...

 

Want to play and solve the mystery?

Perhaps the rumormongers have it wrong! Collect clues, and establish a story that will solve the mystery. Perhaps the goal is to trouble both Brendoken and their northern neighbors. Perhaps the Tiger seeks to seed dissension in close neighbors. Perhaps...you can come up with something equally likely!

Fifteen scavenger hunt openings are available as of 2/22. If you'd like to play, say so at the Gate, and you will be equipped with a clue sheet. Folks who pre-registered for the scavenger hunt will also get their hunt kit at the Gate

Collect all the ingredients, and come up with a story to foil the plan including all the items in your bag of ‘evidence’.

Present your finished bag to co-autocrat Rose Peregrine for approval. All participants who finish the hunt will then present their mystery solutions in court. Independent judges will choose the best scenario, and present a prize to the winner.

Kids under 10 need an adult to accompany them on the Mystery Scavenger Hunt. Team play is encouraged for every one, teams limited to two adults or two adults/two children per team.

Clues will lead participants to both people and places around Masque. It's a great game to play with new folks who are attending their first or second event. There is no time limit, participants have all day to complete the hunt. All completed kits MUST be initialed and approved by Rose Peregrine. Participants will each receive a small bag to hold the hunt items.

Items to collect

Dust that trolls covet

Two spices needed for any dish

A leaf that crowns the arts

Notes of beauty and joy

Blood from the Pelican's breast

That which holds the world together

The remainder of a slash

Copper rounds, bright as day

Paint that does not smear

 

 

Clone of Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Heraldic Fashion Show

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

Masque of Courtly Love Heraldic Fashion Show

Between the close of classes and combat, and before court opens, we're pleased to present the first Masque Heraldic Fashion Show. Wear your swirliest surcoats, or your cutest chaperons, and make it heraldic!

 

Sign up on the sheet posted near the Gate, and report to the Chapel at 4 pm.

 

Categories: Best Woman's Heraldic, Best Man's Heraldic, Best Child's Heraldic.

 

Use your personal heraldry, your household's heraldry, your barony's or that of the Midrealm to which non-peers are entitled. No matter which heraldry you choose, our panel of judges are looking forward to seeing how you express your ideas in your clothing. Be ready to answer a few questions, particularly if you are using your personal heraldry. It may be useful to have a representation of your complete personal heraldry available if you are using elements from that design.

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Heraldic Fashion Show

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

Masque of Courtly Love Heraldic Fashion Show

Between the close of classes and combat, and before court opens, we're pleased to present the first Masque Heraldic Fashion Show. Wear your swirliest surcoats, or your cutest chaperons, and make it heraldic!

 

Sign up on the sheet posted near the Gate, and report to the Chapel at 4 pm.

 

Categories: Best Woman's Heraldic, Best Man's Heraldic, Best Child's Heraldic.

 

Use your personal heraldry, your household's heraldry, your barony's or that of the Midrealm to which non-peers are entitled. No matter which heraldry you choose, our panel of judges are looking forward to seeing how you express your ideas in your clothing. Be ready to answer a few questions, particularly if you are using your personal heraldry. It may be useful to have a representation of your complete personal heraldry available if you are using elements from that design.

Masque of Courtly Love 2015: Staff

Masque of Courtly Love: Love Bites

STAFF


Event Steward: Catherine of Kilravock (Jeanne Gressel) Goldentear21@yahoo.com
330-904-6596 2612 Rosewood Place NW Canton, OH 44708          

Co-Steward:
Roslynn Peregrine (Kimmy Kettering) roseperegrine@gmail.com

Pre-Registration Steward
Mistress Francesca di Onorati (Norma Storms) * 1334 College St., North Canton, OH 44720
330-494-5004 • snostorm55@yahoo.com

 

Gatekeeper:

Akira Tetsuo (Michael Johnson)
mdjohnson2112@gmail.com • 330-524-2248  

PRE-REGISTRATION COORDINATOR
Please send pre-registrations to:
Mistress Francesca di Onorati (Norma Storms) * 1334 College St., North Canton, OH 44720
330-494-5004 • snostorm55@yahoo.com

Feastocrat: Genovefa daTerranova (Holly Taylor)
330-575-5917

Merchant Liaison: Lady Roslyn Peregrine (Kimmy Kettering)
roseperegrine@gmail.com

Class Coordinator & Publications: Baroness Katarina Peregrine (Karen Johnson)
katperegrine@gmail.com • 330-524-2247

Armored MIC: Lady Katrina Klein (Allison Geraci)
Phone: 614 - 425-9636

Email: Ageraci1@kent.edu

Youth Armored MIC: Gebhard Rauten (Dwain Crackel)

Rapier MIC: Vladimir (Craig Taylor)
outkast_samurai@yahoo.com
 

Archery MIC:  Edward of Thorn (Edward Bodnovich III)
hobbyman@windstream.net

Combat Archery MIC: Aidan Storm Tyrvason (Dakota Turner)

Thrown Weapons MIC:  Emma of Flanders (Michelle Bodnovich)
mmbodnovich@windstream.net

Public Works: Ysmay (Susan Williams)

Bardic Liaison: Lady Valerie Jeanne D’Arc (Jessica Gressel) with help from Kathryn de Writar (Kathy Hall)

Lunch Tavern: 
Tavern of the Dead Parrot, Proprietress, Brighid Bhreathnach  rumpleteasermom@yahoo.com