Rapier Academy Episode Three: Return of the Event

A short time ago, in a Shire far, far away...

After months of snow-enforced peace, spring has brought unrest to Coppertree. Whispers of a coming great war have reached even this remote Shire and the fighters are preparing. Masters of the ancient order are gathering to train all comers ~ hoping maybe one of these will be the Chosen One.

Academy of the Rapier III will be held on Saturday, May, 4, 2019, at the Kennedy Arena, 500 W Embargo St., Rome, NY 13440. This is a spacious hockey arena with locker rooms, showers, lots of parking, and free wi-fi, all on one floor.

Doors open at 9 a.m. and site closes at 5 p.m. This is a dry site, attendees may bring food to share. (The arena can be chilly, attendees are advised to bring a cloak/coat/blanket just incase). The arena is handicapped accessible (note: the site does not provide sign language interpreters for the deaf, or braille signage for the blind.) Service animals are allowed (no pets).

Current schedule:

9:30 a.m. - Fencing basics class with Don Therion Sean Storie

9:30 a.m.- How to take care of your fighter with Lady Katherine Thorn

10 a.m.- Perrier's theory of combat with Master Caine Ramsey

11 a.m.- Longsword with Master Grim the Skald

noon- Messer with Don Robert Tygets

1 p.m.- lunch hour

2 p.m.- Bear pit

3 p.m.- Rescue the royalty melee

4 p.m.- last call for pickups

4:30 p.m.- clean-up

The autocrat is Lady Rose Storie mka Heather Miller, (315) 334-2249, Hmiller@Herkimer-boces.org. Fencers who would like to teach at the event should contact the autocrat no later than April 13.

Event Registration is $15; $10 for members; $5 for ages 6-14; and children age 5 and under are guests of the shire. Family registration is $40, $30 for members. Make checks payable to SCA NY Inc., Shire of Coppertree, and send them to the reservations clerk, Susan Schiffer (Lady Elwyn Stone), 9658 Elpis Road, Camden, NY 13316, (315) 245-3596.