• Schedule

    Friday

    4:00pm

    7:00pm

    A&S Meet and Greet

    7:00pm Location: History Building

    Saturday

    8:00 AM

    Breakfast

    8:00am Location: Dining Hall

    9:00 AM

    A&S Solars Open

    9:00am Location: History Building

    10:00 AM

    Morning Court

    10:00am Location: Field or Rec Hall

    11:00 AM

    Authorization and Start of the Tourney

    11:00am Location: MoL Table / Field

    11:30 AM

    A Slavic Welcome of Spring

    11:30am Location: Firepit behind the Dining Hall

    12:00 PM

    Fundraiser Lunch

    12:00pm Dining Hall

    1:00 PM

    Play: The Murder of Thomas Bryne

    1:00pm Location: Rec Hall

    4:00 PM

    5:00 PM

    Evening Court

    5:00pm Location: Rec Hall

    6:30 PM

    Feast Begins

    6:30pm Location: Dining Hall

    Site Closes at 12:00pm (noon) on Sunday

  • The Struggle for Denmark

    “The spirit that I have seen
    May be the devil; and the devil hath power
    To assume a pleasing shape; yea, and perhaps
    Out of my weakness, and my melancholy,
    As he is very potent with such spirits,
    Abuses me to damn me.”

    Hamlet: 2.2.600-05.


    Ymir

    Ymir, the frost giant, is awoken from his rest at the conflict happening in Denmark between Hamlet and his uncle, Claudius. Ymir, unlike the human occupants of the kingdom, knows that the fate of Denmark rests upon the determination of a victor.

    Ymir cares deeply because,

    “From his skull was shaped the dome of the sky, and from his flesh was formed the soil of the fields, from his bones came the rocks, from his blood the rivers and seas, from his hair, all vegetation. His breath was the wind, his voice made thunder, his right eye became the moon, his left eye the sun, from his saliva or sweat came the rain. And from the vermin which covered his body came forth mankind.”

    (Witzel 2017, 371)

    As Ymir is a literal part of the landscape, their personal stake is clear. There must be peace in Denmark, no matter what the cost.

    Hamlet

    Convinced entirely that Claudius has had his father murdered, due to visions of his father’s ghost, Hamlet seems no other option than to wage a sort of war against his uncle, and his mother, Gertrude, if necessary.

    Claudius

    He is determined to hang on to not only the throne, but his new wife, Gertrude. He has always wanted what his brother possessed and finally, it is his! The last thing he needs is Hamlet mucking things up for him both directly and indirectly.

    The War

    Ymir, the frost giant, is of the mind that the only way that this contention might be resolved is through armed combat. As each side martials an army upon the battlefield, Ymir themselves cannot claim to know who the victor would be, only that this matter must be settled, one way or the other. As a primordial spirit of Norse mythology, they have a vested interest in the peace of Denmark.

    The Factual Underpins

    Hamlet is based upon history recorded in Saxo Grammaticus’ Gesta Danorum books three (3) and four (4).

    It is common knowledge that the Danes of the time period recorded by Saxo Grammaticus were followers of the Norse religion, or the Norse pantheon. This means that their belief system was similar, if not the same, as Icelander, Snorri Sturluson, who recorded the story of Ymir in the Poetic Edda.

    The Ymir Event

    The war element will be posed as a battle between Hamlet and his uncle, King Claudius. The proposed combatants will choose a side to support, along with the A&S community. War points will be given along those grounds. 

    In executing this theme, there will be the opportunity to feature original Elizabethan plays by fellow Scadians, theater and drama in court with ghostly apparitions and inconvenient stabbings. Also, someone could hie themselves to the nunnery…

  • Newcomers and Youth Activities

    Newcomers Solar:
    information for Newcomers, a place to ask questions, look at various projects for inspiration, reference books, just a place to hang out.

    SCA 101 class:
    Taught by Mistress Morwenna Trevethan (time to be determined closer to Event).

    Newcomers Scavenger Hunt:
    Available for anyone 10+. A way to meet people and learn about different offices, awards, etc.

    Youth Activities

    ALL MINORS UNDER 10 MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR LEGAL GUARDIAN
    (Any parents wanting to help would be MUCH appreciated!)

    Make-n-take historic game in a pouch. This is offered for all ages, including adult. All supplies and patterns provided for various historic games with rules and history. The game board becomes the pouch for ease in taking to events. This will be available all day. A small donation to help cover costs would be appreciated but is not expected or required

    Viking Zombie Fish Tag, ages 10+ (or with parental permission given to me to prevent the youngest ones getting hurt)

    Viking Fish Tag. For those under 10.

    Capture the Fish(capture the flag) ages 10+ or with permission.

    Penny toss into the “Skull of our Enemies ” for all ages

    Pictures from the Book of Kells available for coloring during the day.

    All times will be determined closer to the Event.
    Any questions, please contact Baroness Mor the Merry at baronessmor AT yahoo Dot com.

  • Merchants

    MerchantGoods
    Thorthor’s HammerPins and Cast Jewelry
    Calontir TrimTrim
    Oak City Spice BlendsSpice Blends
    Rabenwald MetalsmythingBlacksmith
    Silver AcornLeather Dragons. Cute Stuff
    ClayBaby PotteryPottery
    Crafty CeltJewelry
    Marion le Red GlassGlass and Blacksmith Items
    Neanderthal PotteryPottery
    Zen WarriorArmour and Weapons
    Craft CaravanSmall Items,Jewelry, Baked Goods
    Ruyu Mira
  • Planned Meals

    Saturday Breakfast

    (included with cabin fee)

    Choice of Two Quiche – meat and cheese, spinach and cheese.
    Oat Porridge with dried fruit and nuts – oatmeal with hazelnut and raisin crumble
    Fried flans – fried cheese pastries
    Fruit with quark – fresh fruit and soft cheese


    Saturday Lunch

    (Fundraiser for the Kingdom Travel Fund, $5)

    Pre-registration required: https://forms.gle/pZvcmvyvTLGtufqt5
    Choice of:
    Pork and Onion Stew or Chicken and Cheese Soup or Vegetable Stew (Vegan, GF)
    Hearty Bread Choice of:
    Pear Cheese Pie or Baked Apple
    Beverage Choice of:
    Warm Cider or Clarrey (non-alcoholic)


    Feast Info – Menu TBD

    Vegan and Gluten Free* dishes are being planned so that attendees with these needs can get a full meal.

    *Note that as a volunteer kitchen, while efforts are made to the best of the staff’s ability to avoid cross contamination, it can not be perfectly guaranteed.

  • Accommodations

    Lodging

    Quality Inn & Suites
    400 W Broad Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379
    910-895-0099
    https://www.choicehotels.com/north-carolina/rockingham/quality-inn-hotels/nc693?mc=llgoxxpx

    Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Rockingham
    307 W Greene St, Rockingham, NC 28379
    910-817-6001
    https://www.marriott.com/en-us/hotels/fayrh-fairfield-inn-and-suites-rockingham/overview/?scid=f2ae0541-1279-4f24-b197-a979c79310b0

    Carolina Pine Inn
    175 Persimmon Dr, Pinebluff, NC 28373
    910-969-1080
    http://www.carolinapineinn.com/

    Ellerbe Springs Resort
    North, 2537 US-220, Ellerbe, NC 28338
    910-652-5600
    http://www.ellerbe-springs.com/

    Days Inn by Wyndham Rockingham
    408 W Broad Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379
    910-895-1144
    https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/days-inn/rockingham-north-carolina/days-inn-rockingham/overview?CID=LC:DI::GGL:RIO:National:06687&iata=00093796

    Food

    **Oyez: These amenities are listed for ease of reference. The Staff of Ymir does not guarantee that the hours of these restaurants work with your individual plans. Please check with the establishments for availability, etc. Thanks. **

    Rockingham

    Pattan’s Downtown Grille
    228 E Washington St, Rockingham, NC 28379
    910-895-8080
    http://www.pattansdowntowngrille.com/menus

    The Taco Factory
    405 W Broad Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379
    910-434-7170

    La Cabana Mexican Restaurant
    220 W Broad Ave, Rockingham, NC 28379
    910-410-9775

    Mama Nois Pizza & Hot Sub
    2076 E Main St, Ellerbe, NC 28338
    91-065-22496

    Dixie Burger
    2213 Main St, Ellerbe, NC 28338
    910-652-5483

    Pinehurst

    thai fusion cuisine
    211 Central Park Ave, Pinehurst, NC 28374
    910-420-8738
    http://places.singleplatform.com/thai-fusion-cafe-0/menu?ref=google

    1895 Grille
    155 Cherokee Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374
    910-235-8434
    https://d3j36fmfb8hh5l.cloudfront.net/content/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/28115106/21.FB_.025-1895-Spring-Menu.pdf

    Lisi Italian
    90 Cherokee Rd #1c, Pinehurst, NC 28374
    910-420-1136
    https://lisiitalian.com/

    yellowBIRD Southern Table & Bar
    100 Pavilion Way Suite B, Southern Pines, NC 28387
    910-725-2123
    https://www.yellowbirdsoutherntable.com/

    Laurinburg

    Greek Village Restaurant
    1365 Scotland Crossing Dr, Laurinburg, NC 28352
    910-277-7700

    Fore’s Family Restaurant
    215 S Main St, Laurinburg, NC 28352
    910-506-2112

  • Our Staff

    Event Steward:
    Father Ælfric Ecgeling, MW_Eggleston@msn.com

    Reservationist:
    Lady Dýrfinna Freyviþardóttir
    , Aine0021@gmail.com

    Herald and Royal Liaison:
    Meisterin Gisela vom Kreuzbach, gisela.vomkreuzbach@gmail.com 

    Hall Steward:
    Mistress Rowan of Hawkridge, elizabethnmoss@gmail.com

    Head Cook:
    Baronne Guenièvre de Monmarché, guenievre@erminespot.com 

    A&S Steward:
    Lady Gwenhwyfar Weale
    , gwenhwyfarweale@gmail.com

    Youth Activities:
    Rebbah Thamira ha Sopheret
    , thamira.hasopheret@yahoo.com 

    Newcomer’s Point:
    Lord Charles Fleming
    , cbt@ib-ent.com 

    Chatelaine:
    Baroness Mor the Merry
    , baronessmor@yahoo.com 

    Field Coordinator:
    Lady Caitrina Inghean Fearghuis
    , midori32@gmail.com  

    Marshal In Charge:
    Duke Cuan MacDaige
    , arthuradonadio@outlook.com  

    Minister of the Lists:
    THL Niccolina the Wanderer
    , nnmann@aggies.ncat.edu 

    Merchant Coordinator:
    Baron Ormarr Raumsson
    , adbliss@yahoo.com

    Web Minister:
    Noble Owain Weale, webminister@officer.atlantia.sca.org

  • Drawing, Hamlet act 1, external depiction of the castle

    The Site

    Millstone 4-H Camp, 1296 Mallard Dr, Ellerbe, NC 28338

    Directions: Take your best route to North Carolina US-1 South to Hoffman. Turn right onto Caddell Rd for 0.6 mi. Continue onto McDonald Church Rd for 3.4 mi. Turn right onto Millstone Rd. go 4.7 mi. Turn right onto Mallard Dr. Go .4 miles into Millstone 4-H Camp.

    Accessibility

    *Please Note: While much of the camp is wheelchair accessible, some areas of the site are currently under construction and may be restricted.

    *Trigger Warning: This site is near enough to an active shooting range that it is common to hear the sounds of distant gunfire throughout the day. Please be aware that some individuals may find this background noise to be uncomfortable or triggering.

    Per Millstone 4-H Camp’s policy, pets/animals are NOT allowed onsite unless they are licensed service animals.

    For more information about the camp, please consult the Camp Website.

    Camp Maps: 

  • Drawing of a battle at the castle Kronborg (Known as Elsinore in Hamlet)

    The Martial Field

    The Tournament

    • Immediately following court inspections and authorizations will begin in preparation for the day’s tournament.
    • Four pools are to be fought.
    • The top eight fighters from these pools advance.
    • The final eight will be enter a single elimination tournament on a giant cow hide, if a fighter sets one foot off the hide voluntarily (not shoved), they lose the round. The final bout will be to three touches, best two out of three.
    • There will be a Bear Pit run simultaneously with the round of eight for all of the remaining fighters that did not make the top eight.

    Rapier Activities

    Starting just after morning courts.

    • A novice tourney. Authorization must be less than 3 years old.
    • A “not-a-peer” tourney. Open to all as long as they do not hold a Martial peerage.
    • White Scarf prize fight
    • Cut and Thrust – open to all
    • Open tourney, any authorized fighter can attend.
    • Pick ups on a side field during the day with acting marshals as needed.
  • Painting of Ophelia in a white dress, singing by the water before she drowned

    Reservations and Registration

    Please let the reservationist know if you need a wheelchair accessible cabin.

     Site FeeFeast*Cabin**Camping
    Adult Member$17.00$14.00$15.00$5.00
    Adult Non-Member$22.00$14.00$15.00$5.00
    Youth (5-17)$5.00$12.00$15.00$0.00
    Child (0-4)$0.00$0.00$15.00$0.00
    Registration Fee Schedule

    * Feast is sold out, please contact the reservationist if you would like to be added to the waitlist.
    ** Cabins are sold out, please contact the reservationist if you would like to be added to the waitlist.


    Note that a registration is not complete until payment is received.

    Payment Method 1: Use your bank’s Bill Pay feature:

    Use your online banking bill pay system to send the cheque for you.

    Log onto your bank’s website, go to the Bill Pay section, and add the event as a bill.

    Business: SCA, Inc., Barony of Windmasters’ Hill

    Address:
    Steph Taylor-Morgan
    103 Onyx Lane
    Knightdale, NC, 27545

    If possible, include your SCA name in the Memo line.

    Then, send an email to the event reservationist with the following info:

    • Your Name:
    • Best way to contact you if there are any issues with your reservation:
    • Total Amount of Check:
    • Issuing Bank:
    • Modern & SCA Names of each person you are registering for the event:

    Payment Method 2: Mail A Cheque to the Reservationist

    To pre-register the old fashioned way and pay by cheque, please make cheques payable to: 
    SCA, Inc., Barony of Windmasters’ Hill 

    Mail to:
    Steph Taylor-Morgan
    103 Onyx Lane
    Knightdale, NC, 27545

    Phone: 919-602-7643
    E-mail:  aine0021@gmail.com

    Once you have arranged payment, please either include the filled out printed pdf form with your mail in cheque or complete the online form below.


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