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WAR of the Rams
November 15,16,17 & 18th At Border Keep, Ansteorra's stone castle
The latest news and hot gossip:
ACCEPS is closed. Still can pay at Gate. We are saving a site token for you.
There is a new War in Ansteorra! In our 35th year of hosting Bordermarch Autumn Melees, We are please to bring you WAR OF THE RAMS!
Bordermarch is proud to host:
Inter-Kindom Charter Design Competition
Site opens at Noon on Thursday -Closes Sunday at Noon.
BFT: what is the BFT? It is the Big Fellowship Tent where most of the non-fighting activities happen. It's red and white stripes are hard to miss.
A&S: 2 Arts and Science Populace Choice Contests.
Fiber Arts Pavillion next to the BFT again this year! Thanks to Mitresses Corinne, Joanna, Catriona & Charla
Electricity: The 8 available electrical plugs will be sold through ACCEPS. ALREADY SOLD OUT
RV's please see Fees, Land & Electricity for more info.
Fires: Tyler County's BURN BAN : No Burn Ban in effect at this time!
BRING YOUR FEAST GEAR to eat at the Taverns.
SCA standard is for everyone to leave an event site cleaner than we found it. Cigarette “butte cans” and "wooden butte boxes" will be around site – smokers please use them- Thanks.
Border Keep’s Site has lost a lot of picnic tables over the last several years – please bring tables and chairs if you wish to insure your table seating.
TRASH: There is a Trash Dumpster at the front crescent. As much trash as you can take to the dumpster is a big help to us. If you are not able to take your trash to the dumpster, please put Trash in plastic bags along the street by 8am Saturday and by 10am Sunday. Trash will be picked-up ONLY on Saturday around 8 and Sunday morning around 10 – Extra trash bags will be available at gates and at both bath houses.
Parking tag identifiers will be given out at Gate. Please fill these out and leave on your rearview mirror or on your dashboard such that they can be seen and read from the outside- incase you need to be contacted.
PARKING: Parking is in the field behind the camping area. Please move cars & trucks out to the parking area within 3 hours of arriving at site, thank you.
Inter-Kindom Charter Design Competition: Greetings from the Ansteorran Star Signet; HL Lillias MacGuffin, and the Gleann Abhann Topaz Herald; Baron Alrekr inn svarti.
It is our pleasure to announce that both Kingdoms will be working together to hold a special competition this year at Bordermarchs Autumn Melees. We are looking for pre-print designs for both Kingdoms. The specific pre-prints needed are listed below.
The Gleann Abhann winner will be chosen by Their Majesties Gleann Abhann, or Their representative(s), and the Ansteorran winner will be chosen by Their Majesties Ansteorra, or Their representative[s]. A prize will be given to the winner for each kingdom.
All entries are to be donated to perspective kingdom. You do not have to be from the kingdom in which you enter your project to win their prize, so if you're really good you can walk away with both prizes.
Pre-prints needed:* For Ansteorra:*
*The Compass Rose* - an AoA level award for service that involves working with the children.
*For Gleann Abhann:*
*Her Majesties Jeweled Ring* - a non-armigerous award, The Order of the Jeweled Ring shall consist of those individuals or groups who have offered great service to Her Royal Majesty,
*The Sovereigns Letter of Endorsement* - anon-armigerous award, The Sovereigns Letter of Endorsement shall be given to of those individuals or groups who have offered great service to His Royal Majesty
*Both to be 14th century French reign specific.*
Now a few rules:
*1*. Since we are encouraging cross-kingdom entries here are the links to the all the pertinent awards information...
Ansteorran College of Scribes and Illuminators http://scribe.ansteorra.org/
Ansteorran Scroll Text Size Standards http://scribe.ansteorra.org/resources/scroll-sizes.pdf
Ansteorran Approved Award Text** http://heraldry.ansteorra.org/docs/award_text.pdf
Ansteorran Existing Charter Library (for ideas so they can see what we already have http://scribe.ansteorra.org/library/index.htm
Gleann Abhann Heraldic Law: http://www.kingdomofgleannabhann.org/library/Seneschal-Files/Kingdom-Heraldic-Law/
Gleann Abhann Award Texts: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/GA_Scribes/files/Award%20Texts/
*2*. All charters/pre-prints should be the black-and-white inked copy, not a finished painted product. The design (calligraphy and illumination) is what will be judged, not the paint job. It is recommended that 2 copies of each pre-print should be submitted, one of which should be submitted in an envelope or some type of protective covering. This copy will be used as a pre-print master and therefore needs to remain untouched. The other copy will be on display for the purpose of judging,
*3*. Submissions should have basic information included with the submission (which period illumination inspired the design, the time period and country it was from, and the common color palette of the period material in question). This is information we both often put at the bottom of our pre-printed charters in the basic instructions for painting.
*4*. All entries to be turned in to Mistress Hillary Greenslade by 12 p.m. on Saturday. The contest will be held in the Big Fun Tent (BFT) near the merchants and taverns area. Winners will be announced at Great Court.
Bordermarch Autumn Melees - War of the Rams
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