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An Tir 12th Night

January 09, 2015 to January 11, 2015

Eugene, OR

Autocrat: Yseult of Broceliande device100OP

Come, join us for the coronation of the heirs to the Lion Thrones of An Tir!
This event will be at the wonderful Valley River Inn in Eugene January 9-11th 2015. We have lots of fun things planned for the event; visit the event website for more info.

Site Fees
$20 for SCA member adults (+$5 for non-members), 17 and under are free

Meeting Space
Do you have a meeting planned for 12th Night that you need space for? Your autocrats would love to hear from you! Please contact Marian at mch AT efn DOT org.

We have a draft of the schedule that can be seen here. If you have something that needs to be on the schedule, but you don't see it, please contact the autocrats.

Hotel Info

All the rooms at Valley River Inn have now been reserved and the rooms for Royals, their retinue and vigils have been assigned.

Valley River Inn has requested that, as of Dec. 15, Mistress Yseult handle any room cancellations. If you have a reservation at the event hotel that you cannot use, please contact her immediately. Use the Autocrat button at the top of this page We are still short a room for retinue and there is the hotel’s waiting list of folks, so your room is desperately needed.

You can still attend 12th Night. See the event web site at Scroll down the Lodgings page for alternate hotels within 5-10 minutes drive time. There is unlimited, free, street level parking around the hotel, and we will have a cloak room for folks to leave things in during the day.

A preview of some of the fabulous things Planned for 12th Night this year:

Friday Night Festivities

Friday Dancing and Fun
Our dance master, Good Old Lord Petronius, has planned for those weary travelers joining us Friday night to have, in his words, “a sedate and elegant ball, with none of that flashy footwork and flourishes so inconceivably loved by the youth.” The great hall will be in process of being set up for the festivities of the next day, and Petronius doesn’t want dancers getting underfoot.

However, rumors from Adiantum have started spreading. Certain… ladies… of An Tir have declared that they know exactly what weary travelers are looking for Friday evening… FUN! To that end they’ve conspired against dear old Petronius, and have plans to send him to bed early whether he wills it or no, as they intend to take over the ball! Join the courtesans of An Tir for a lively evening of getting underfoot. They welcome all − those brave enough to be seen in the company of courtesans and those who would hide their identity behind a mask.

Along with the dancing, our lovely courtesans are hosting a couple of competitions during their ball; one for the best Documentably Trashy Garb, and one designed to be a social mixer during the dancing.

For the costuming contest, bring out your best documentable courtesan (or less noble working profession) clothing, and let our judges know about what folks in the world’s oldest profession were wearing during your period. Yes, documentation is required; it doesn’t need to be a research paper, but consideration will be given to depth of research.

Anyone that wishes to participate in the social competition will be given a dance card at the beginning of the ball. Before each dance there will be a moment to write in the name of your partner for that dance. Whoever has the largest number of different partners during the evening will win!

Saturday Shenanigans

Period Games: A gaming area next to the A&S Hall, also in the Great Hall Friday evening.
Labyrinth: A 30’ candle-lit labyrinth to walk overlooking the river on Friday and Saturday nights.
Music & Drama: The bards of An Tir are planning musical presentations, and the An Tir Players have promised an entertainment.
Portrait Painting: Adiantum’s Antonia Crivelli paints portraits on the spot using period pigments.
Bar Party: Saturday night, hosted by Baron Durin Oldenmoor. Bring your room party here and turn up the volume while the rest of the hotel sleeps peacefully.

Queen's Rapier Championship
The tournament will start out with a round robin of four pools. The top four fighters in each pool will seed into a 16 person single elimination round, with each bout being fought the best 2 out of 3 kills. The two finalist will face off best 2 out of 3. All bouts will be fought with your best form, but weapons are limited to a combined blade length of 65 inches. We wish to encourage fighters to communicate with each other during the fighting as well as making deaths clear to the spectators. Double deaths will be refought.

The victor will be clothed in the glory of their new station with the cloak of the Queen's Rapier Champion and be tasked with representing the rapier community in all things. As Queen's Rapier Champion you will have the privilege and honor to attend to Her Majesty in Court.

Planning on fighting? Save yourself the hassle of waiting in line and juggling your documents! Pre-register for the Queen's Rapier Championship! It's an easy process - simply send this information to Rose Atherton at or

Those who are pre-registered will still need to check in and confirm that they are present the day of the tournament. Lists will be open on site from 8:30 AM - 10:30AM, and from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm (or as close as possible as allowed by the end of court).

1. Fighting title
2. SCA name
3. Modern name
4. SCA membership number and expiry date
5. If you are a Cadet (and to whom)
6. If you are a champion or gallant.
7. Your SCA Branch
8. The main fight practices you attend, up to 3

The memberships and fighting authorization will be confirmed, and you will receive an email from Lists containing your pre-registration number as confirmation. Pre-registration deadline is Wednesday, January 7th at 8pm. 

Roman Baths at 12th Night!
The Baths of the Two-Tailed Sea Lion will be open for attendance during the next 12th Night! Your event stewards are working feverishly on decorations to transport Valley River Inn's spa back to a Roman Bath complete with mosaics and murals and graffiti!

The Roman Bath Party will offer a hot soaking tub and the use of saunas to relax and soothe you. Julia Sempronia has offered a class on Roman Bathing Culture, and Ariadne will be teaching how to use Strigulae. Sharon Rose will be taking appointments for massage during the party and if you require, I'll be available to drape togas or arrange hair. We'll be allowed to have food and drink, but please leave your glass vessels in your rooms. We hope to have a Roman Lunch Plate available for purchase from the Inn.

A&S Room
There will be space for the Aritsans of An Tir to display their skills and prowess in the Arts & Sciences room. If you have something you would like to display or demo, please fill out the form here.

We will have many Artisans Displaying and are very excited to showcase the amazing talent in our Kingdom. Please stop by to chat or just oggle the amazingness.

Dirty Dozen Dirby
There will be a Dirty Dozen Dirby Largesse competition at 12th Night this year!

The way it works is that entrants create 12 items based on a theme... the theme is up to the entrant. The primary rule is your items must be tagged and ready to be given out as largess immediately

There have been so many amazing ideas for the entries! Children's crayon rolls, 14th Century silver brooches, children's toys, jewelry, jams, silk painted fans, sets of beads, embroidered needle books, felted bowls... the list just goes on and on. Remember, as this is not an Arts and Sciences competition you do not need to document your items however if you have done a re-creation please include that information on the tag!

People come by, vote on their favorite item by dropping a token in that entry's cup. The winner is the entrant with the most tokens. ...and the prize??!! The winner of the derby gets one item from each of the other competitors!!!”

14th Annual Knight's Auction
Twelfth Night is fast approaching and with it the 14th Annual Knight’s Auction. Since the beginning of this century The Crowns of An Tir have chosen a Worthy Cause to make a charitable donation to. This year's charity is the American Heart Association. All items in the Auction are either crafted by a member of the Chivalry, or sponsored by a member of the Chivalry. Past items have included lamp work beads, a birch shield, custom arrows, Norse wire weaving, and the infamous Liquors made by Sargent Karl der Ermutiguder. What will the Artisans of An Tir donate this year?

All donations must either be by members of the Chivalry, *or* be sponsored by a member of the Chivalry.

Please use the following format when contacting me with your donations.
Approximate Value:

Please contact brynphalan(at) with your donation information. Forms with your information will be printed up and provided on the day of the auction.

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Labyrinth and stained glass windows at 12th Night 2011.

Site Info:
Name: Valley River Inn
1000 Valler River Way
Eugene, OR 97401

Directions to Site:

To map directions from your own home please refer to the events website. From the South or North Take your best route to I-5 north. THEN. . . . From I-5 to exit 194b (I-105 west), then take second exit marked #1 Delta Hwy/Santa Clara - Junction City. Merge to the right lane and take the 1st exit to Valley River Center. Get into the left lane as you are coming over the overpass. At the bottom of the overpass there is a four-way lighted intersection: turn left onto Valley River Way. Follow to the end, on the left. From Airport; Leaving the airport terminal, turn right onto Greenhill road. At the four-way stop turn left onto Airport road.   Follow to the end and turn right onto Highway 99. Go about 1.5 miles to Beltline road east (right hand on-ramp) follow Beltline east to the Delta Highway exit. Exit off of Delta Highway, take the Valley River Center Exit. Take the center lane at the exit. There will be a four- way lighted intersection. Go straight through onto Valley River Way and follow to the end, on the left. Also with today's gas rates a highly feasible option is the train! Check out Amtrak Rates- they may be more reasonable compared to a couple tanks of gas!

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