Loch Salann Melee Madness
“The time has come (Sir Michael says) to speak of many things; of shoes and ships and sealing wax, and cabbages and YET ANOTHER Loch Salann Melee Madness!!”
This unique & ancient event will occur on June 7th & 8th 2014, at its equally unique, incredibly ancient and honorable site at the castle in back of the Utah State Hospital in Provo, Utah. Fighting, archery, thrown weapons, relaxing in the sun – what more could you want? Come on out! Join the crowd! Enjoy the day! Opening announcements are tentatively planned for 10:00 am on Sat. (or whenever the event steward thinks that enough fighters have shown up.) The more fighters we have, the more fun the castle siege scenarios will be!! While all this is going on, the competitions for Baronial archery and thrown weapons champions will also be taking place. On Sunday morning, weather allowing, House Catwing & Hold Tyte will hold their annual pas d’armes, open to all fighters; see the event steward for details. Bring your nicest banners and fighting clothes, and display your skills at weapons and words. Note: fiberglass spears with 2: Mandrake stabbing tips will NOT be allowed at this event!
If you’ve ever wanted to run/sponsor an activity/contest or teach a class (fighting or non-fighting), this is the place to do it; just clear it with the even steward and appropriate coordinator. While the site will officially OPEN by 8:00 am on Saturday and CLOSE at 10:00 pm on Sunday, we will be allowed to set up tents Friday night after 5:30 pm. Unless told otherwise, camping is only allowed this year on the field in front of the castle; please contact the event steward beforehand if you plan on camping overnight. Even though this will be a 2-day activity, participants are encouraged to come early on Sat., and bring picnic lunches and sunshades/tents (although there are numerous shade trees). This is a very dry site! Because this is a state facility, anyone bringing alcoholic beverages onsite or found to be in an inebriated condition must be politely asked to leave immediately! Off-site merchants are only 4-6 minutes away, and while ground fires or open flames are not permitted, off-ground firepits, hibachis and gas grills are. Pets are welcome if accompanied by responsible owners. The SITE FEE is $7 for adults (18 yrs. old and older), $4 for youths, 5 yrs. old and younger are free and pregnant ladies get a $2 rebate; per family cap of $22 (not per household!). Make checks payable to “Barony of Loch Salann, SCA, Inc.”.
DIRECTIONS: Take I-15 to the Provo Center Street exit 267; drive east on Center Street (abt. 2 miles) and enter the hospital grounds. Continue east and turn left at the large planter in the road; follow the road around and up to the castle area (the “off limits” signs aren’t meant for us).
EVENT STEWARDS: Sir Michael the Lucky (Michael Huston) 801-645-5651, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org & Amhran a’Leigheas (Suzanne) 208-270-3043, e-mail: email@example.com
FIGHTING COORDINATOR: Sir Bohun the Black (Adrian Kuhn) 801-856-3621, e-mail: Bowen_the_Black@yahoo.com
NON-FIGHTING ACTIVITIES COORDINATORS: Mistress Amanda de Spencer (Janice Spencer-Wise) & Lady Arianna Rhosyn (Lisa Anderson) firstname.lastname@example.org 801-897-7412 (Youth Activities)