The year is 1500 and the beautiful city of Venice welcomes you with all the excitement and pageantry that is Carnivale.
The Barony of the Sacred Stone invites you to join us on Sat. Jan. 10th, 2015 as we recreate the glamour and ambiance of the Palazzo Ducale as we come together to celebrate Atlantian Twelfth Night.
The Elm Street Center, in the heart of downtown Greensboro, NC, with its spectacular Empire and Regency Ball Rooms, will take on the warmth and splendor of this romantic city.
Dress in your finest, don your mask and join us for a day filled with music, dance, games, laughter and intrigue!
The site will be the Elm Street Center (203 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401) and will open at 6:00pm on Friday, January 9th and close at 12:00 pm on Sunday, January 11th.
All of the event's activities will be on Saturday, January 10th from 9:00am to midnight.
The rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 people each and will serve as the centerpieces for a wide range of Twelfth Night activities, including a working Tavern (no outside alcohol, please)!
This year at Twelfth Night, attendees can enjoy the intellectual diversions of chess and backgammon or the simpler delight of "pub games". The selection of games will include the popular Gluckshaus (borrowed from Venice's northern neighbor, the Holy Roman Empire), dice, and cards. In addition to regular late-period playing cards, guests will also be able to examine a replica of the the famous Visconti-Sforza tarot deck and learn how to play Italian Renaissance games with them.
Lady Stella da Lodi will be the Giochi Coordinatore. These games are set for those above 15yrs of age. There will be games for younger attendees in the children's area
There are Sailors, Spies, Condottiero, Medicis and Jealous Lovers celebrating Carnivale today! Portuguese sailors, with their new route to India ... Exotic Ottoman spies looking for Venetian weaknesses and treasure ... A notorious condottiero with eyes for a royal lady is causing no end of upset for the Venetian court ...and the Medicis ... their bank has lent money to Germans, business is down and they're looking to close the local branch ... which would make life very difficult for some businessmen ... and their wives...
All these have come to the Grand Mascherata dal Mare Ball where they mingle and dance with the elite of the city. Everyone hides behind their masks listening and conspiring for there are many plots stirring in the city tonight.
And not everyone will live to celebrate tomorrow. BEWARE!!! Poison! Daggers! Venomous Snakes! How will Death take them? Who will do the terrible deed?
When the wretched act is discovered everyone will be invited to consider the clues, try to solve the crime and save the city. One who solves the mystery will be chosen by the Crown in Their evening court to receive a reward.
The Italians were well known for the bounty of their kitchens - and that bounty is never greater than at Twelfth Night! On this most special occasion, the Great Hall will be beautifully set and four times during the day food shall be served for the low price of $10 per person for the entire day. Plates and silverware will be provided but bring a mug so that you may drink to the good health of all.
Please remember that feast is sold per person regardless of age. All who wish to eat must pre-register.
Parking is on the next street over, behind the Center in the parking garage at no cost, or on the street. Beware the meters.
The only entrance to the site will be through the parking garage. Gate will be located at that entrance. There will be no access to the site from the front of the building.
Dancing is an integral part of 12th Night and so there shall be dancing all day, culminating in the Grande Ball at 8:00 pm. A mask competition will determine the best of those who have created beautiful masks for all to see and will begin with a masked parade throughout the site.
Our Dance Mistress, Lady Elizabeth, will post a dance list very soon. If you have questions about the dances at the Ball or want to help with running the dances, contact Lady Elizabeth at mills_se at yahoo
The quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to make your reservations is to use the online ACCEPS (http://acceps.ansteorra.org/) system, which securely allows you to charge your reservations to your credit card. Please visit ACCEPS (http://acceps.ansteorra.org/) to make online reservations.
You may also send U.S.P.S. reservations with checks made payable to: S.C.A., Inc/Barony of Sacred Stone to: Bailey Harris, 136 Romany Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117.
The site fee for the event is $15.00 for adult SCA members. The site fee is FREE for children ages 0-17. Unfortunately, all adult non-members must pay a $5.00 surcharge mandated by the Society.
The feast fee for each person is $10.00. This price is per person regardless of age, for food service four times throughout the day.
If you need any assistance or further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with The Autocrat, Baroness Caitlin MacDonoughue (Ruth Harris, 136 Romany Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117; (704) 773-0179; LadyCaitlinM at gmail
We have set aside a lovely area for you to sell your wares. Each merchant who registers with Mistress Etain will be given 2 8 foot tables and two chairs.
The tables MUST be covered. In keeping with the theme of Carnivale we ask that you dress up your area with colorful cloths.
The gate will open at 6pm on Friday evening and we ask that if at all possible you set up your merchant area on Friday to that come Saturday morning you are ready to sell! If you are unable to set up on Friday then you will need to speak with Mistress Etain about early morning set up on Saturday.
We will have a section of the parking deck set aside for merchants to help with loading and unloading.
There is no merchant fee for the event but we do ask that you pre-reg.
For more info please contact Mistress Etain of Sutherland at firstname.lastname@example.org
Create an illumination based on an Italian manuscript.
Incorporate one of Their Majesties' whims.
Create an illumination based on an Italian manuscript 800-1600 CE. You can create this on any surface, creativity is a plus! You must incorporate one of the whims of Their Majesties. How you do it, is up to you. Documentation is strongly encouraged. If have any questions, please contact me at aemiliarosa@comcast(dot)net.
This is one of three events in Their Majesties reign that they would like to have this competition in their
The Atlantian Arts & Sciences Champion will be selected for excellence in any static Art or Science recognized from our time period.
The Duties & Responsibilities of the Arts & Sciences Champion:
The Atlantian Arts & Sciences Champion is expected to encourage Arts & Sciences throughout the Kingdom of Atlantia.
They should sponsor at least one competition during their tenure.
They should teach in such venues as are available and reasonable.
They are expected to compete as the Atlantian Arts & Sciences Champion at Gulf Wars.
Selection of the Arts & Sciences Champion:
The selection of the Atlantian Arts & Sciences Champion will be made solely by the King and Queen of Atlantia (in consultation with respected authorities in the A&S community). There are no other judges for this position.
Individuals wishing to vie for this role will be given several opportunities to display their work for Their Majesties to see.
Display space for entrants will be available at: Fall Crown, Kingdom Twelfth Night & Kingdom Arts & Sciences Festival. The new Atlantian Arts & Sciences Champion will be announced at Kingdom Arts & Sciences Festival on March 7th.
Specific Gulf Wars Requirements for This Position:
The Atlantian Arts & Sciences Champion is expected to participate in the Gulf Wars XX Arts and Sciences Champion's Battle. This competition takes place on Thursday, from 8am - 4pm. Details are located here: http://www.gulfwars.org/index.php/gw-activities/arts-sciences/a-s-competitions
They are also highly encouraged to participate in the Meridies-Gleann Abhann Open A&S on the following day.
Bring your inspirations, your starts and/or stops. There will be a display space at Twelfth Night where your work can be admired by your peers and perhaps even inspire others. Display areas will be limited to a 18” X 18” space on a table we will provide. If you need more space contact annorahall (annorahall AT yahoo DOT com) prior to the event. We will provide space on a first come basis.
2015: 1500 A.D. to 1600 A.D.
One of the most delightful things about Carnival is the ability to disguise your identity with a wonderful mask. Be it simple or elaborate, you can be as creative as you choose. During the day on Saturday, there will be a masked parade from the upstairs merchant area to the downstairs ballroom of all who wish to participate and have fun by joining in. If you want to enter your hand decorated mask in the competition, then after the parade you will place your mask on the tables provided along with your name. The populace will be invited to vote on their favorite mask by dropping a bead in the cup provided for each participant. The winner will be announced at Court and will win a prize.
Have fun, see how unusual and creative you can be with your mask.
12th Night is the time to bring out your finest garb. Will your garb make people stop and stare and admire? Will there be ooohs and ahhs as you walk by? Let your hours of planning and attention to detail pay off for you. There will be a garb competition at 12th Night to choose the garb that best typifies the time frame and authenticity of the event. Two winners will be selected.....Best Individual Garb and Best Couples Garb. Secret judges will be on the lookout throughout the event to spot those whose garb really stand out. If you wish to be part of the competition, then just be sure to visit the A&S table to sign in and to pick up a ribbon. Wear it on Sat so that the judges know you want to be considered. The winners will be announced at Court and the prizes presented then.