Good Day and Welcome

Greetings and welcome to the industrious Shire of Sterlynge Vayle - known in the mundane world as Binghamton, New York.  We are a small but active group of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).  As quoted from the SCA website: "The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Participants, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our "royalty" hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group."

If you are interested in history - specifically, if you are interested in what life may have been like had you been born in the middle ages, this may be the place for you.  We host multiple demos, events and gatherings, offer Arts and Sciences in archery, heavy weapons, fencing, calligraphy and illumination, armor making, weaving, knitting, embroidery, soap making, candle making, pottery, brewing, cooking, bardic, clothing construction and research.   We offer loaner gear and garb for those looking to try SCAdian life out for an event or fight practice.  Our Chatelaine is here to help you get started and answer any questions about The Society.

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle includes Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties in New York, as part of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

September 6, 2014 9 AM - 9 PM
Bards and Bows 2014

Camp Sertoma
West Windsor NY
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle is pleased to announce that Bards and Bows, sponsored by the Damp Dragon Inn, will be held on Saturday, September 6, 2014 at our traditional site, Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number), in Windsor, NY 13865.
The site opens at 9:00 AM and closes when everything is clean on Saturday night. Anyone still lingering after 9:00 PM will be pressed into service for site clean-up.
This event will offer archery events of all kinds including combat archery, royal rounds, and team archery combat.

Though this event does focus on archery, we will not be ignoring those who want to whack people with big sticks. We are planning a heavy weapons tourney, as well as fencing combat.
In keeping with the bardic theme of the event, we are hosting performance events, such as music, singing, and poetry recitals. Bards, come and dazzle us with your talent! An A & S display is being planned, so please bring your arts and show them off.

The Damp Dragon Inn is also proud to invite brewers from The Known World to come and share their knowledge, recipes, and if they wish, samples of their art to share. We will also offer a brewers round table for discussion.
As always, a delicious feast is being planned for you to enjoy. Sterlynge Vayle is proud of its well-deserved reputation of serving wonderful feasts. We will be savoring the cooking of Sir Murdoch Bayne. Please contact me, Lady Caitríona Fhail inghean Uí Chonaill, called Kayley, at least a week in advance at kayleyofsterlyngevayle@yahoo.com with any dietary concerns, including the need for vegetarian dishes, as we cannot adjust the menu that day. There will be limited seating for feast, so be sure to get your reservation in early.

The site fee for this event is $12.00 for adults, minors aged 13 – 17 are $9.00, children aged 5 – 12 are $6.00, and babes under 5 years old are welcome at no cost, so bring the whole family! All will include a sideboard lunch.

The sumptuous Sir Murdoch feast is being offered for the reasonable cost of just $10.00 for adults, $8.00 for minors, and $5.00 for children, and no charge for babes sharing a place with Mom or Dad.
We will be collecting the NMS of $5.00 from anyone not carrying proof of current SCA membership.
Please make checks payable to “SCA of New York, Inc. -- Shire of Sterlynge Vayle”.

Send your reservations to: Lady Caitríona Fhail inghean Uí Chonaill, called Kayley (mka Michele Greenmun) at 65 Baldwin Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.

As this is just a one day event, there is no camping or sleeping space available at the site.

We will be hosting a silent auction of items created by our talented populace. Donations are always welcome.

Anyone wishing to teach a Bardic or Archery class is encouraged, just contact the Autocrats. Merchants are welcome with no fee, but an item donated to the silent auction is encouraged. Please contact the Autocrat and tell them how much space you would like. Please address any other questions or concerns to the Autocrat, Lady Caitríona Fhail inghean Uí Chonaill, called Kayley (mka Michele Greenmun), phone: 607-621-2122, e-mail: kayleyofsterlyngevayle@yahoo.com, address: 65 Baldwin Street, Binghamton, NY 13903.

Site rules: No fires outside of already established firepits and fireplaces. Camp Sertoma is a discreetly damp site, and all alcoholic bottles must be carried out with you. Smoking is limited to the road *only*, and please police your butts. No animals except for service animals. Please avoid using incense, rose water, and scented candles.

Directions: Take your best route to Binghamton, NY. From Binghamton, travel East on I-86/Rte. 17 EAST. Take exit #76, which is just a mile or two from the route 81 and route 17 (I-86) split. Turn LEFT onto Johnson Road. The camp is approximately one mile up the hill, on the right. Look for the SCA signs.