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Bhakail Baronial Investiture

Their Royal Majesties of the Laurel Kingdom of the East, Edward and Thyra, publicly decree that they have heard the advice of the populace and have chosen the successors to Baron Darmon and Baroness Sabine.

For the future Baron and Baroness of Bhakail, Tiarna Mael Eoin mac Echuid & Lady Ysmay de Lynn, vivant!

Come, good gentles! Raise your banners and your voices high in celebration of the new Baron & Baroness of Bhakail. Join us as Their Majesties, Gregor & Kiena, invest our new Baron & Baroness, and for feasting & revelry only the likes of Bhakail can offer.

Saturday, June 29, 2013, at First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia, 2125 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Site opens at 10:00 am and closes at 10:00pm

PARKING INFORMATION (download map) - Numbers below refer to locations on this map.

Parkway Corporation - Credit Cards Only - Open Lots - Self Park
$7 for up to 12 hours - Credit Card Only - Self-Park - Open Lot #2
26-30 S 21st St (21st & Ludlow)
$11 for up to 12 hours - Credit Card Only - Self Park - Open Lot #3
31 S 19th St $11 for up to 12 hours - Credit Card Only - Self Park

Park America Inc - Cash Only - Valet Garage Park Only
2101 Samsom St - Second Entrance on Chestnut St.
$10 for up to 16 hours

Patriot Parking - Valet Garage Park Only
2102 Sansom St
$11 for up to 16 hours

Tentative Schedule
10:00 - Site Opens
11:00 - 11:30 - Baron Darmon and Baroness Sabine sitting in state
11:30 - 1:00 - Morning Court
1:00 - Dayboard opens
2:00 - 4:00 - Baron Mael Eoin and Baroness Ysmay sitting in state, A&S Challenges, Entertainment, Youth Point Open
2:00 - 2:45 - Basics of Retaining, with THLady Isabelle de Montreuil sur Mer
2:30 - 3:00 - Royal Meet and Greet with Youth
3:00 - 3:30 - Royal Meet and Greet with Newcomers
4:00 - 6:00 - Evening Court
6:00 - Feast
10:00 - Site Closes

There will be a Youth Point run by Lady Jolie and Lady Alesia

Her excellency Baroness Cateline la Broderesse will be available on site to take portaits of attendees. Donations are appreciated.



A dayboard will be provided by Lady Violet Coleson

Savory Toasted Cheese Meatballs (venison) Roast beef Ham Herbed chicken served cold Mustard, Green garlic sauce Ember Day Tarts (plain, spinach, mushroom) Cucumbers (two ways) Cheese Hard boiled & pickled eggs Vegetables (carrots, celery, cauliflower) Hummus Stuffed grape leaves Olives Fruit Bread


The feast will be prepared by Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh. Allergies and other food issues can be accommodated with sufficient notice. Feast is capped at 140.

Feast Menu: Course 1 Salat 20: Cucumber salad (V, GF) Salat 15: Asparagus salad (V, GF) Crab 15: English pie with crab (GF option available) Lamb 26: Lamb with sage and cherry (GF) Soup 46: New cheese soup (V, GF) Rye bread, butter (V)

Course 2 Pottage 107: Raspberry soup(V, GF) Pottage 13: Peas and barley(V) Beef 45: Roasted beef with horseradish (GF) Fish Pie 3: Salmon in Rye bread (GF option available) Rice 175 : Hedgehogs (V, GF, Nut free option available) Many colored chicken

Course 3 Pastry 3- Fried cherries (V, GF option available) Tart 8: Apricot tart (V, GF option available) Pastry 63- Waffles

On the table Marzipan- (V, GF) Sugar paste Salamanders- (V, GF) Comfits


A Baronial Brew

To those skilled in the arts of brewing: the incoming Baron and Baroness challenge you to create your best period or take on period drink and present it to them by June 15. The winner will be asked and remunerated to produce batches of the winning drink to be given out as largesse. Documentation is required.

The Baroness' Subtlety Challenge

The medieval art form know as subtlety, also called soteltie, was often created using food, sugar, marzipan, wax, or some other more orthodox material. Subtleties were not always edible, as they might be composed of wax or plaster. They may have been constructed by molded or poured sugar, formed sugar around a base using sugar paste or carved from blocks of sugar. Often ushered into a meal with great fanfare and presentation, subtleties offered entertainment and conversation between the courses.

For this challenge, participants are asked to create a period subtlety. Please no cake or other obvious modern materials. Documentation is encouraged, but not required. The theme of the challenge, is All Hail Bhakail, in honor of our new Baron and Baroness.

  • It may be edible or not. Edible entries must include an ingredient list. In-edible entries must be clearly marked that they should not be eaten.
  • Entries should not be larger than 2 x 2 x 2 feet.
  • Participants are responsible for the removal of their entry at the end of feast.
  • All entries should be presented to Her Excellency at High Table before the feast for final presentations.
  • Entries will be judged by a panel of Baronesses.
  • A token will be awarded by each of the Participating Baronesses for the entry that strikes their fancy.
  • A final award, the ability to create our Yule subtlety, will be made by the new Baroness of Bhakail.

Baroness Alesone will be holding a couple of subtlety classes at the Tuesday night Canton Social. She will be going over the basics of period subtleties and be on hand to answer any questions. You can also email her at alesone.gray @


The site is wet.

The site is a historic church designed by Frank Furness based on a design of a period church. The sanctuary is handicap accessible, but the Feast Hall is down a flight-and-a-half of stairs. There is no air conditioning, but forced air in the feast hall. Please plan accordingly.

Site Opens: 11:00 am Site Closes: 10:00 pm

Site is very public transit friendly. Below are the routes that stop closest to the site: Buses: 7, 9, 21 and 42 Trolley: 10, 11, 13, 34 and 36 Only a few blocks away from 30th Street Station (AMTRAK and SEPTA)


  • Site : Pre-registered Adults $12
  • After June 15: Adults $15
  • Pre-registered Youth $10
  • After June 15 Youth $13
  • Kids 8 years & younger Free
  • Non-Members will be charged an additional $5
  • Feast: Feast $9

Please pre-register by June 15, 2013

ACCEPS registration is available here

Refunds may be requested until June 22, 2013 Feast fee refunds may be requested prior to the event.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA PA, Inc. - Barony of Bhakail


Event Steward: Lady Lianor de Matos mka Melissa Matos 215-528-2941 (no calls after 10pm)

Send Reservations to: Baroness Philadelphia Brown c/o Jackie Binstead 525 South 46th Street Philadelphia, PA 19143-2101

Other Contact Information: Feast: For allergy or other dietary concerns, contact: Baroness Alesone Gray of Cranleigh