The Barony of One Thousand Eyes proudly presents
BARONIAL BIRTHDAY AT THE WINTER OASIS
November 21, 2020
Event Steward: THL Crestina da Brescia (Vanessa Michel) firstname.lastname@example.org
Feast Steward: THL Reynhard von Reutte (Ray Michel email@example.com
As all of us continue to struggle and evolve to the changes required upon us due to the COVID-19 pandemic, so too must the nature of our events evolve for the time being. As such, the Barony of One Thousand Eyes will be presenting to you their annual Baronial Birthday event in a virtual and socially distanced format. It is the goal of the Event Steward and her staff to present to you as interactive, immersive, and simple to use format as is possible. The Event Steward and her staff thank you sincerely for your patience and willingness to adapt in order that the Dream of the SCA may continue in some form.
In order to provide this experience, the event will be managed from this single website, in a centralized and easy to navigate format. Keep an eye on the countdown as the day and time of the event opening approaches when you will be able to click into the “virtual event site.” Once into the (web)site on the
day of the event, you will be able to enjoy all of the activities with easy to understand instructions and simple clicks of buttons.
Until then, please pre-register if you plan to attend so that the staff can monitor interest and plan appropriately to handle all of the new and unprecedented challenges of preparing a virtual site in much the same manner as a physical site must be managed. Also, please refer to this page from time to time for updates and sneak peaks into how the event is coming together.
The event staff is working hard to bring you as full a day as can be had. Places where people can gather and mingle; a room where games can be enjoyed; and perhaps even a virtual merchant or two. As with any physical event, the event staff intends to facilitate whatever the attendees would like to make this event become. Plan to come join in the fun and the camaraderie … and become part of the tale of this event.
As the event draws closer, more details will appear on this page regarding the schedule of activities that will be occurring. In the meantime, following is a summary of the things being planned.
Festivities will begin at 1:00 PM, beginning with an opening Court (if it be the desire of our attending Royals and Excellencies). After Court will begin a variety of activities intended to keep all entertained while still attempting to maintain the traditions of One Thousand Eyes’ Baronial Birthday event.
Their Excellencies will be at a special place (their home at 757 Aspen Ave., Shelley, ID 83274) where you may come by and offer your taxes. This location will be “live streamed” throughout much of the day so that all who are attending in our virtual world may look in upon the bounty of taxes as they pour in.
Polling for Peacock’s Pride will be held during the event, from 1:00PM until 5:00PM.
While we will not be able to hold our traditional Baronial Champion tournament, plans are in works for a different kind of tournament that will name the Barony’s new Champion of the Chaos Plague.
A variety of classes will be held throughout the day covering many subjects of both an Arts & Sciences and Martial variety. Other topics may be given as teacher availability allows. A final schedule will be set as teacher availability is determined.
Additional Courts may be scheduled, at the whim of Our Majesties, and Excellencies.
Things will also begin to get different as we push on the veils that separate Virtual from Reality. Keep returning to the web page as the event draws closer to find out what is being planned.
While you are paying your taxes, you may take the opportunity to take a piece of the event home with you for later in the day … partake in the first of its kind virtual feast!
That’s right … you will have the opportunity to not only enjoy still a scrumptious Turkish-inspired feast prepared by THL Reynhard von Reutte, but to also help him in the kitchen! For those who reserve a feast spot in advance and a simple $10 fee, as you come to bring your taxes, you can also pick up (curbside delivery style) a feast box with all of the dishes already prepared, ready to eat … all you will need to do is heat the items in your own kitchen.
Then at 6:00PM, all are invited to join our Zoom Feast Hall. Set your table to impress and eat your feast while talking to others at your virtual table.