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Rip Rap War III: Guts, Gold, Glory

September 13 (4:00 PM) - 15 (10:00 AM), 2019
Barony of Marinus


The year is 1561 and WAR has once again descended upon Riprap Island, a rocky plot of land at the mouth of the River Powhatan. Legend has that it guards the key to the Northwest Passage, a fabled direct line to all the gold and treasures of the Orient, feverishly sought by every explorer since Giovanni Caboto.

After two years of fighting over the possession of our much- coveted island, and two years of having it stolen out from under us, the Baronies of Marinus and Tir-Y-Don have decided to join forces to fight off newly arrived bands of marauders who sail under suspicious flags. Join us in defending our island… or attempt a naval invasion if you dare!

Website: http://www.riprapwar3.yolasite.com

Martial Activities: Armored | Rapier | Target Archery | Thrown Weapons | Youth Combat

There will be an assortment of martial activities bearing war points which will decide the fate of Rip Rap Island. Armored and Rapier combatants will have a variety of melee ship battles. (With a few interesting twists.) There will also be "short shoot" archery on site in addition to youth combat. Battle scenario details and schedules will be posted to the website. For questions or details, contact Marshal-In-Charge, Sir Otto von Schwartzkatz at roberteday1[at]verizon[dot]net.

Arts & Sciences Activities: This being the 3rd Annual Rip Rap War, our A&S activities theme id THREE!! There will be Open A&S, Brewing, and Bardic Competition.  


- Brewing Competition: Each entry will consist of at least three items. (But you can enter as many as you like!) Here are some ideas: 3 different types (e.g. mead, cider, beer), 3 different styles (e.g. sack mead, melomel, metheglin), or 3 types with a common ingredient (e.g. pineapple mead, pineapple cider, pineapple rum) And speaking of pineapple, New World ingredients are not only permitted, they’re encouraged!


- Open A&S Competition: Each entry will consist of at least three items. (But you can enter as many as you like!) Here are some ideas: 3 different styles of the same art (e.g kumihimo round, flat, etc. or embroidery blackwork, couched, etc.), 3 different cultures in a single era (e.g. Portugal in 1580, England in 1580, Turkey in 1580), or 3 different eras for a single item (e.g. hair accessories from 800, 1100, 1400)

- Bardic Competition: Are you inspired by our fair Barony by the Sea in the areas of poetry, instrumentation, or vocal performance? Submit your entry to Lord Gideon ap Stephen and give our baronial bards a run for their doubloons!


Cost Daytrip Feast Camping
Adult, Member Discount $20.00 $12.00 $0.00
Adult, Event Registration $25.00 $12.00 $0.00
Youth (6-17) $10.00 $12.00 $0.00
Child (0-5) $0.00 $0.00 $0.00

Make Checks Payable To: SCA, Inc., Barony of Marinus

Cost Notes: Prices shown above are at-gate rates. Adult members and non-members who pre-register by Sept 1st (via paid PayPal invoice or a postmarked envelope) are eligible for a $5 pre-registration discount. Family cap is $50 for site fees. (Does not include feast.) Children 5 and under are guests of the Baronies of Marinus and Tir-Y-Don. There is no formal lunch provided, however, attendees are invited to sample items from the Interbaronial Dayboard Competition and vote on your favorites!

Site: Southampton County Fairgrounds. 25374 New Market Rd., Courtland, VA 23837. Site opens at 3pm on Friday; closes at 10am on Sunday.

Autocrat Information: Lady Heloise de Bruyeres (Heather Hawkins) 610 Yorkshire Ct. Chesapeake, VA 23322 (Phone: 757-774-5845 Email: elliebruyeres@gmail.com)

Site Restrictions: Fire bowls are permitted, ashes must be thoroughly saturated before the ashes are dumped along the forest line. Ashes must NOT be left in the middle of campsites. Trash must be disposed of in the dumpster provided on site. Leashed service animals are permitted. Autocrat reserves the right to remove any disruptive service animal from site. (This includes aggressive behavior, barking after sundown, waste not cleaned up, etc.) No driving on site after 10am on Sunday.

Feast Information: Ready your appetites for a delicious feast this Rip Rap War, graciously prepared by Lady Margaret of Buckrode (Magz McCord) PayPal pre-registration is open until August 31st, so reserve your spot early. For questions regarding food allergies, please email the feast steward directly at Ladymargaretofbuckrode@gmail.com

Merchanting Information: All merchants are welcome in Trader's Cove! Contact Baroness Oriana of Xylina (Audrey Tweed-McCord) for more information. Email: orianax[at]cox[dot]net Other Information: Camping (period or mundane) is available free of charge. If you plan to camp, please contact Baron Jean-Maurice le Marinier (Curt Rhoades) Email: baron[at]marinus.atlantia.sca[dot]org Autocrat's Information: Lady Heloise de Bruyeres (Heather Hawkins), 610 Yorkshire Ct. Chesapeake, VA 23322 (Phone: 757-774-5845 Email: elliebruyeres@gmail.com)

Reservations: Magnifica Seraphina Delphino (Liz Hanes), 3405 Woodbaugh Dr , Chesapeake, VA 23321, Phone: (757) 694-1510, E-mail: lizhanes[at]cox[dot]net

Directions: From North (Richmond) Take I-95 S to exit 41 to merge onto US-301 N/VA-35 S/Courtland Rd. At the traffic circle, take the first exit to loop around onto Southampton Parkway. Turn right onto State Route 688 (4th street after Hardee's/Food Lion.) Fairgrounds parking lot will be 1.5 miles on the right past the gate.

From South (Florence) Take I-95 N to exit 11A to merge onto US-58 E toward Norfolk. Turn right onto State Route 688 (4th street after Hardee's/Food Lion.) Fairgrounds parking lot will be 1.5 miles on the right past the gate.

From West (Winston-Salem) Take I-85 N to exit 12A to merge onto US-58 E/E Atlantic St toward Emporia/Norfolk. Turn right onto State Route 688 (4th street after Hardee's/Food Lion.) Fairgrounds parking lot will be 1.5 miles on the right past the gate.

From East (Hampton) Take I-64 W to exit 264 for I-664 S toward Downtown Newport News/Suffolk. Follow I-664 S to US-58 W and take the VA- 671/Armory Dr exit toward Downtown Franklin. Turn left on Armory Drive/General Thomas Hwy, then take your first right on to Rose Valley Road. At the end of Rose Valley Road, turn left on Delaware Road then take your immediate right onto New Market Road. Fairgrounds parking lot will be 1/2 mile down on the left.

 

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