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12th Night Collegium and Masked Ball

January 5, 2019



ACTIVITIES: We have quite a few fun surprises for this year's Twelfth Night Celebration, hosted by the Barony of Bryn Madoc, all in the spirit of Mischievous Fun. Classes will be taught, a covered trencher feast will be eaten, many shenanigans will be gotten into, and fun will be had by all. There will also be martial activities, for both heavy and rapier fighters.

WHEN: Saturday, January 5th. Site opens at 10 a.m., and the doors close at 9 p.m.

SITE: St. Gregory the Great Episcopal Church, 3195 Barnett Shoals Rd., Athens, GA 30605.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SITE IS PEANUT FREE! Do not bring anything containing peanuts or peanut products to the event.

Take your best route to Athens, taking Loop 10 South to College Station Rd. Exit from the loop onto College Station Rd., heading SE. When College Station Rd. dead-ends, turn right and go 0.55 mile to the next stop light. At the next light, turn left onto Barnett Shoals Rd. Go 1 mile, keeping right. St. Gregory is on the left after Athens Montessori School. A map to the site may be found here.*

COST: This event is FREE, though donations are welcome.

Minors (under the age of eighteen) must have a parent or parent-approved legal guardian with completed proper paperwork (Minor Waiver form, Adult-in-Charge of a Minor form, Notarized Medical Authorization for Minors form) on site at all times.

FOOD: The feast is a potluck/covered trencher, so please bring a dish to share that does NOT contain peanuts or any peanut products. Rule of thumb: please prepare enough to feed your family PLUS eight. (Minimum prepare for ten.) This will ensure enough food to be shared. Please also provide a list of ingredients for each dish. The Barony will provide the main meat selection(s). You are welcome to bring whatever dish you desire for the feast. If you are having trouble deciding on what to bring, the following guidelines might be helpful, based on your mundane (modern) last name:

You are also welcome to bring specialty items that you may just want to share. For example, if you have been wanting to share a plum pudding, bring a sample! Or, if you just killed a deer, and want to share the love, don't hold back!


9 a.m. Site opens to staff and is available for setup
10 a.m. Event opens!
Coffee, tea, lemonade, and morning goodies available
10:30 a.m. Weapons inspections, heavy and rapier
11 a.m. Heavy and Rapier tournaments
Early bird / newbie prize tourney. Open to all who haven’t won a single-combat tournament before. Note: The Baron reserves the right to invite ANY fighter who shows up early enough.
  Fiber arts solar (11-3)
Needlework, weaving, spinning, knitting, finger loop braiding, naalbinding, sprang, and other fiber arts to learn, practice, or just talk about.
  Scriptorium (11-3)
Work on scrolls or learn to sign your name. Tools and materials for calligraphy and illumination, and scribes of all abilities.
  Indoor games of skill and chance will be available throughout the event.
  Dancing with instruction (11-12)
Noon Lunch
  Yule Games begin: Bocce, kubb, hunkerhauser, and other outdoor games
  Target weapons begin. Archery and thrown weapon targets will be available.
1 p.m. Dancing with instruction, fiber arts solar, and scriptorium actvities continue.
  Rapier Combat: Three Ring Bearpit Tourney.
Loser stays (5 round max), winner moves on. Three wins = one point. At the end of time, the most points win.
​​​Ring 1: two blades (sword and dagger, or case only)
​​​Ring 2: rigid parry (buckler, cane, flagpole, boar carcass, you get the idea)
​​​Ring 3: soft parry (cloak, flag, puppet, etc.)
  Heavy Combat: Wheel of Fortune Weird Weapons List
You spin, the Wheel goes round and round; fight with whatever Vanna (or the Baron) picks out for you!
3 p.m. Music: Period and traditional songs of the season. No experience necessary. If you need a bucket to carry a tune, one will be provided.
4 p.m. Set up for court
5 p.m. Court
5:30 p.m. Feast
After feast Revel
9 p.m. Site closes to guests; cleanup begins
10 p.m. Site closes; safe home


Mistress Signy Dimmridaela
(Tracie Brown)

Lady Ellerette
(Illy Brownlee)


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