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Oerthan Summer Coronet & Investiture (Oertha)

Friday July 19th, 2013 to Sunday July 21st, 2013
Eklutna, Alaska

Their Highnesses Kennric and Tama, Prince and Princess of Oertha, welcome one and all to bear witness to the selection of Their Heirs by right honorable combat at Their Coronet Tournament, July 20th and the Investiture of the victors on July 21st.  Additional opportunities for fighting include a rapier tournament and rapier and armored Roses Tournaments.  Details of additional festivities can be found on the Oertha listserve.

A&S Contest:  The A&S Competition for Summer Coronet has the theme of Spices! Sweet or sharp and full of flavor -- where would our food and drink be without them! There are two ways in which to compete, with prizes for both (and yes, you may compete in both). First, you can write a short paper (3-5 pages), with documentation, on the history and usage of a single spice, including one period recipe in which it is used (it is not necessary to produce the recipe for tasting). Second you can prepare a period spice mixture, also documented. Examples would be powder forte or the spices used in hippocras. Samples of the spice blend or the hippocras, for example, would be helpful for the judges. For more information contact The A&S Minister, Margery Garret  

Royal Whims:  Prince Kennric’s Whim is Runestones in any mode; check out the work of the Runemaster Öpir for inspiration.  Princess Tama’s Whim is Merriment in any mode. For example, the members of the populace may perform a song, write a story, brew a drink, do some juggling, tell a joke, paint something funny, run a pun or limerick competition, et cetera. 

Travel Information: For those traveling from out-of-state, the nearest major airport is Anchorage Ted Stevens International Airport.  Please contact Caitriona inghean ui Chionaodha if you are traveling in from out of state and need assistance. 

Please be aware, parking is at a premium at this site.  We have a limit of 40 vehicles in the parking area adjacent to the group site, all other cars must be parked in the main parking area and are subject to day use parking fee of $5/day.  Parking at the group site will be first come-first served, with a number of spaces reserved for handicap tagged vehicles.  

WARNING!  This site is in bear country.  It is VERY important that you keep a clean camp and store all food properly.  DO NOT KEEP FOOD IN YOUR TENTS or loose in your encampment.  Dispose of your trash in the appropriate containers every night (more information on that from the autocrats at the event).  For more information about bear safety in Alaska, see http://dnr.alaska.gov/parks/safety/bears.htm or http://www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=livingwithbears.main  There will be no food provided so please plan accordingly.  Eklutna Campground is approximately 31 miles from Anchorage, 23 miles from Eagle River, and 26 miles from Wasilla.  Grocery stores and restaurants are available in all those communities.  There is discussion of a potluck dinner on Saturday. Site is discretely wet. 

Autocrat:  Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor    Please RSVP the autocrat (including tent type/size and a headcount).

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site open: 12:00 noon Friday. Site close: 6:00 p.m. Sunday.
Site Fee: 
$15 adults ($5 NMS), $5 children 5 to 15, children under 5 free, family cap $50. Please make checks payable to “SCA, Inc.-Principality of Oertha”
Directions: 

Take the Glenn Highway to the Eklutna exit (mile 26.5).  Follow the signs to the campground and enter the gate for the group camp area.