Harpers Retreat

Labor Day Weekend (September 4-September 7, 2020)

The wars of summer have been canceled due to the GREAT PLAGUE and our warriors have bravely fought their yearning for triumph and glory whilst being restricted to their homestead. Our throwers have all run out of steak knives and sharpened pencils. The archer’s arrows overflow their quivers and have all been fitted with new fletchings (our birds all need tunics to protect them from the elements). The houses of our artisans are bursting with creations waiting for the accolades and praise of the populace.  Our bards voices yearn to regale new audiences,  as do their housemates. With the lifting of the bans, the Barony of Stonemarche invites one and all to join us around the fire and celebrate gathering with friends once again.


Harper’s Retreat is an idyllic event centering around the bardic arts. Tournaments for Baronial Champions for Bardic, Archery, Fighting, Fencing, and Thrown Weapons shall be open to all. Champions are not required to live in the Barony, but must be willing to serve the Barony for one year. Please let the tournament organizer know if you do not wish to be considered for a Champion. There will be other activities and classes for those wishing to pursue them, or just relax and enjoy the splendor of the site and the company of good friends during a dip in the lake or around the campfire at night.


NOTE: While we do not know the course of this plague, Stonemarche has decided to tentatively plan for a joyous reunion at Harper’s Retreat. Rest assured the good health and safety of our friends in the Known World is our top priority. Whether we hold our retreat this year or the next, we are committed to making it a great and safe event and will continue to monitor the situation and follow all relevant guidelines. We will post once pre-registrations are being accepted. 


Cabins: Camp Takodah offers cabins, for those who wish to use them, which have lights and limited outlets. Most of the cabins have 6 to 14 bunks and will be assigned based on group size and availability. There are a few cabins which are accessible to those with mobility difficulties. Cabins will not be assigned until shortly before the event. Beds (bunks) are being reserved individually. You may reserve one for yourself and a second one for your belongings. There is also space for those who wish to set up tents.


Meal Plan: Our offering this year will be based on last year's menu. It will run from Friday night through Monday morning and includes Feast on Saturday night. Everyone on the meal plan is expected to sign up to help prep, prepare, serve, or cleanup for a minimum of 1 meal. This allows everyone to have a good time and not be stuck in the kitchen all day. Youth (5-12) can sign up to help with serving and cleanup.


Feast: There is a lovely and scrumptious feast planned for Saturday night. This is open to all and does not require you to be on the meal plan to partake. Gentles may sign up for tables starting at 11am on Saturday in the feast hall. There will be limited seating available for offboard.

Deirdre and Keziah,
Baroness and Baron of Stonemarche.

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