Yule 2017

Greetings, one and all! As the days grow cold and the North wind begins its relentless pursuit, it’s time to seek the warm welcoming halls of good neighbors and friends. The Barony Beyond the Mountain and our Northern neighbor Bergental, have, once again, combined our efforts to provide such a haven to all who would seek it! We welcome you to join Their Majesties and Their Highnesses in our hall for a day of feasting, marshal activities, competitions, music, dancing, games, ceremony, and respite. Merchants are also most welcome!

Windham-Tolland 4-H Camp
326 Taft Pond Road
Pomfret Center, CT  06259
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Site Opens at 10:00am Saturday December 2cnd

Site Closes at 10:00pm Saturday December 2cnd

 There will be two fencing tourneys held this day:

Noon: Santa’s Workshop Tourney – All combatants will enter with only a single sword. The workshop will contain presents, toys, tree skirts that can be used in the off hand, if the combatant can get to them first without being struck down. This will be a bear pit style tournament that will reset after each bout. The length of the tourney will be 30 minutes.

 1:00: Frostbite Tourney – This will be set up with a chance of losing limbs from competing outside. This will be determined by a roll of the dice.
1 – loss of right hand
2 – loss of left hand
3 – loss of right foot
4 – loss of left foot
5 – You are healthy, because you have a non-rigid parry to keep you warm
6- You are a natural hot box and can bring your best.
This will also be a bear pit style tournament with a length of 30 minutes.

Thrown Weapons:
Weather permitting, we will have a thrown weapons range set up & some loaner weapons to hurl at innocent wood.
Rumhann MacDuibhsithe will be running the range.

Heavy Weapons:
There will be twoheavy weapons tournaments during the day:

Noon- Sir Tommaltoch will hold his spear tourney where teams of 3 spears will vie against each other.

Following that,the return of the Boar hunt tourney! Hunters wielding spear will team with (single weapon) hounds to face down (two weapon) boars.

Competitions:  There will be two contests held during the event with prizes for each.  The first contest will be for the best Yule garb with bonus points awarded for use of BBM or Bergental heraldic colors.  The second contest will be for most festive table setting.

Schedule for the Day:

9:00                        Site opens for merchant set-up

10:00                     Site opens for public

10:00-3:30           Gaming                                                           Downstairs Main Hall

11:00-12:00         Armor/Weapons Inspection                       Outside

11:00-12:00         Dancing                                                           Upstairs Main Hall

11:30-2:00           Dayboard                                                         Upstairs Main Hall

12:00-1:00           Santa’s Workshop Fencing Tourney         Outside

12:00-2:00           A&S Consultation Table                              Downstairs Meeting Area

12:00-1:00           Sir Tommaltoch’s Spear Tourney              Outside

1:00-2:30             Frostbite Fencing Tourney                          Outside

1:30-2:30              Dancing                                                           Upstairs Main Hall

1:30-3:00              Boar Hunt Tourney                                      Outside

2:00-3:30             Athena’s Thimble Meeting                          Downstairs Meeting Area

4:00                        Court                                                               Upstairs Main Hall

6:00                        Feast                                                                Upstairs Main Hall

10:00                     Site Closes

Site Rules:
Site is DRY!!!

Smoking is not allowed in or within 50 feet of the Main Lodge

No animals, excluding service animals, are allowed on site

Taft Pond Road is the first left on Route #97 North from the junction.  Follow the 4-H signs to the camp located approximately 1.5 miles on the Left on Taft Pond Road.

Registration: Registration:  Before November 25th:
$15 Adults 18 and over ($10 after discount for SCA members)
Youth age 17 and under are FREE

At the Door:
$20 Adults 18 and over ($15 after discount for SCA members)
Youth age 17 and under are FREE

Adult SCA members receive a $5 discount on Registration Fees with proof of membership.


Dayboard: Dayboard: $3 (included in site fee) As this event is on an Ember Day by the medieval calendar, no meat will be served. The menu is subject to modification depending on food prices.

Bread, butter, cheese, hard-boiled eggs, leek & fish stew, lentil soup, roasted root vegetables, beans, herbed rice, roasted apples.


Feast: Feast is sold out, but there is off-board seating available for those who wish it- At Their Excellencies’ request, the traditional feast of Simplefare will be served.  The menu is subject to modification depending on food prices.

1st Course
Mustard Soup

2nd Course
Roast Chicken
Roman Carrots
Spinacci Fibonacci
Blanche Poree

3rd Course
Apples & Onions
Roedd Groedd Mit Floedd
Cider or Water

To be determined

Seating is limited, reservations are HIGHLY recommended


Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc, Barony Beyond the Mountain


Event Steward:
Anne Akin
29 Fowler Road
North Stonington, CT 06359
anne.akin@pfizer.comSend Reservations to:
Anne Akin
29 Fowler Road
North Stonington, CT 06359