Announcing Battle on the Bay: Vikings Invade!

Battle on the Bay: Vikings Invade
13-15 September 2013
Lochmere & Storvik Baronial Birthdays
Storvik Investiture

It is a fine, clear morning in 892. The waters of Patuxentsfjord ripple in the light breeze. Four Viking villages gather at this place of heroes, renowned in the sagas, to vie for the favor of the new overlord of this place called Storvik. The contests shall try not only the strength of their shields, but also the bend of their bows and the craft of their hands, for all shall be required to help the new sea lord rule wisely and well.

The Barony of Storvik and the Barony of Lochmere welcome you to Battle on the Bay: Vikings Invade!

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Outline for boast

General Outline for Old Norse Boast

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Bragging Contest

After feast, we will be reviving the Old Norse/Anglo-Saxon tradition of “The Boast”.  Lord Hrothgar will be challenging all – fighters, artisans, and travelers, young, old and all those in between to a bragging competition.  Come brag about your deeds – of this day or the past.  Tell tales of foes you have vanquished, monsters you have slain, and wonders you have witnessed.  So raise a glass and celebrate your comrades’ achievements while you tell us of your own.

Lord Hrothgar will be sweeten the contest by offering a large jar of honey (12lbs) to the person with the best boast.

An outline of the what an Old Norse boast has been uploaded to the site.

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Lunch Menu for Storvik fundraiser

Barley lentil soup
Boiled eggs

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We are pleased to present the menu for feast at Battle on the Bay:

Smoked salmon
Hardboiled eggs
Cabbage salad

Chicken and sage stew
Mushroom and leek broth

Roasted beef with prune sauce
Barley polenta
Honey glazed root vegetables

Selection of fresh and dried fruits
Honeyed cream
Goat cheese

Any dietary concerns should be referred to Lady Tirzah ( Evelyn Brady ).

Additionally, the Barony of Storvik will be preparing “hearty fare” fund raiser lunch in support of the Barony’s activities.

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Event Schedule

The schedule for BotB follows:

Friday, September 13th:

4:00 p.m. – Site Opens for set-up
6:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Troll open

Saturday, September 14th:

8:00 a.m. – Troll opens
8:30 a.m. – MoL Opens
10:00 a.m. – Morning Court/Investiture
Following court: Heavy, Rapier, Archery, Thrown Weapons and Youth Combat
11:00 a.m. – 3:30 – Classes

11:00 a.m. – Youth Activities
11:00 a.m. – A&S competition/Display
3:00 p.m. – Troll Closes
4:00 p.m. – A&S Judging
5:00 p.m. – Evening Court
6:00 p.m. – Feast

Following Feast – Mead Hall opens – Bragging Competition
Bardic, dancing etc in the barn or camping area as all
gentles wish

Sunday, September 15th

Site closes at 12:00 p.m.

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Class Schedule for Battle on the Bay: Vikings Invade uploaded.

Class Schedule for Battle on the Bay

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New Baron and Baroness for Storvik

From Lady Devin, Storvik Seneschal:

Our most illustrious Sovereigns Amos and Ysabella, King and Queen of
Atlantia has gifted us with new Baronage to fill the vast shoes being
vacated by the inestimable Baron William le Younger and Baroness Sorcha

Please allow me to present to you Duke Baudoin MacKenzie and Griele vanden

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Battle on the Bay: Vikings Invade. September 13 – 15, 2013

Site opens Friday at 4 pm for set-up.  Troll will be open Friday, September 13 from 6 – 9 pm.

Troll re-opens 9 am on Saturday and closes at 3 pm.

Full schedule coming soon.



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Activities at Battle on the Bay 2013

General Theme

Each person attending the event will become a member of one of the four villages, and will have a role in helping his or her clan secure victory. Spectators will do more than simply cheer on their warriors, archers, and craftsmen: they will provide concrete assistance in the contests.

Martial Activities

Melee will be the order of the day as in years past. Questions about the fighting and format should be directed to the Marshal-in-Charge, Chevalier Joselin d’Outremer at joselindoutremer AT gmail DOT com.

Check back here frequently for updates and a detailed description of the fighting.

Arts & Sciences Activities

Viking-themed competitions include mead brewing, novice display, and open display.

Several classes are being planned including classes on nalbinding, Viking wire weaving, mead making, insular uncial and more.

After feast, join us in the Mead Hall for bardic, camaraderie, and, of course, mead!

Mistress Nuala of Needwood is coordinating Arts & Sciences Activities.

Performing Arts

In keeping with the Viking theme, we are looking for early period performers. Please contact Lady Madeleine Rose de Cardeville at playurcardswell AT verizon DOT net.

Feast Information

Lady Tirzah MacCrudden is planning a Viking-inspired feast. Feast seats are limited; please pre-register. Direct questions or dietary concerns to Lady Tirzah at lltirzah AT gmail DOT com.

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