Kings Assessment
July 6-8, 2018


Come join us in the verdant valley of Black Diamond in the mountains of Atlantia for a weekend honing and polishing our skills for the war in the Debatable lands of Pennsic. Combat scenarios will be based on Pennsic war point battles and led by our Warlords. All other activites will be geared toward puting our best feet forward at Pennsic.


No snow in sight!



12:00pm - Site opens
6:00pm - Troll opens
Evening - Archery: Hunters theme


8:00am - Troll opens
9:00am - MoL and Authorizations (armored & rapier), Black Market Opens, A&S opens
10:00am - Fighting starts, Blacksword tournament, Archery opens
11:00am - Dancing starts, Rapier: Nicea Town Battle
12:00-1:00pm - LUNCH BREAK (Concessions stand open from 11am-1:30pm!)
1:00pm - Troll closes, Rapier: Field battle, Thrown weapons opens
2:00pm - Rapier: Defend the Sultana's Flags battle
2:00pm - Bardic
4:00pm - Fighting fields, Archery, and Thrown weapons closes
5:00pm - Court
6:00pm - Feast
After feast - Bardic and Dancing


Morning - Archery: Balloons and stuffed animal targets
12:00pm - Site closes

Martial Activities

Armored, rapier, combat archery, seige and youth combat are all planned for the day. Scenarios are planned to follow those for Pennsic.


9:00am - Authorizations
No times set at this point, but...
- Town
- Bridge
- Field
- Ravine battle
will happen during the hottest part of the day.


No times set at this point, but...
Friday Evening
- Hunters theme
- Wand shoot
- Standard round targets
- The infamous sheep shoot
- Royal rounds
Sunday Morning
- Balloons and stuffed animal targets.
( NOTE: Adjustments may be made for weather or numbers present)

Thrown weapons

1:00-4:00pm - Come hone your skills


9:00am - Authorizations
10:00am - Blacksword Tournament - A Blacksword like any other held to entertain the gathering forces in the streets of Nicea. This particular tournament contains two of the Sultanas most prized commanders - who happen to be fiercely competitive with one another. It's just a matter of time before this friendly tournament is divided into sides and a full blown melee erupts.
11:00am - Nicea Town Battle - As you may have guessed, our notorious commanders have found themselves at odds again. This time, in a very public fashion, the two have began quarreling about which commander is most fit to protect the Sultana’s flags in the upcoming war! All those who have borne witness to this awful quarrel have picked sides. The two have agreed to take their fight to the Sultana herself but need supplies to get there before the other. First the two armies will battle over control of 3 resource depos marked by flags within the town. The army that holds onto most flags over 3 time checks (cumulatively) will win control of the resources.
Lunch break
1:00pm - Field battle - Both armies are racing to their Sultana when they cross paths in an open field. More insults ensued and food was not shared. The two armies now clash in the open field. Three to five field battles will be run and the winner of the majority of these battles will win the senario.
2:00am - Defend the Sultana's Flags - Having reached the Sultana the army finds she is not there but instead her Warlord. The Warlord hears both sides state why they alone are qualified to guard the flags and devises a plan. He places two generic flags within the city of Istanbul and charges each army to take turns guarding these flags for as long as possible while the other side attacks. The attacking side receives unlimited resurrections while the defenders only receive two resurrections. The side that holds the flags for the longest will be deemed most worthy to guard the Sultana's flags at War.
After Melee - Pick ups - Tired and worn out both sides find their sense of comradery again. Just as any fighters would do, they show this by fighting with each other more. This time in friendly bouts of singles passes. The Warlords plan has worked and he informs both sides that they will both be defending the Sultana's Flags at War!

Arts & Sciences Activities

Baronial Champion:
Their Excellencies Evelynn and Stefan, do call forth the artistically and scientifically talented of Their Populace to compete for the honor of representing the Barony throughout the Kingdom. This task is not as daunting as it may sound. Simply bring a display of your talents (documentation not required but welcomed) to the event's A&S display area. For details of the position requirements, please ask the Baron and Baroness.

Popular Vote Heraldry competition:
IF you can put heraldry on it, it can be entered here. Heraldry can be any art form, and any type, so baronial, kingdom, or personal. So anything you want to put Black Diamonds, or Spike on- go for it. Bring your best work in heraldry. Everyone who enters will enter as well as comment on the other entries- even if it is only a sentence or two. Find something you notice about the other pieces or ask a question about their process, materials or inspiration. Enough sheets of paper will be provided to ensure all entrants can comment on the other pieces. Entrants will have space to write a little about their own piece and documentation is encouraged, but not required. Winner will be populace choice, so pick up a bean at Troll/ Gate Check-in and everyone vote for your favorite.
11:00am - Populace voting opens and closes at 3:00pm.

Performing arts (dancing, bardic) will be scheduled through out the day
Open display - Delight us with your artistic works without judging. Notebook and pen recommended, if comments from viewers are desired.


Lunch will be available at the Sedalia Center Concessions Stand from 11:00am to 1:30pm. It offers standard American menu (Burgers, Hot Dogs, Fries, Nachos, Drinks, etc). Prices for items vary from $1.00 to $4.00.

Once again, Lord Seraphino of Black Diamond will prepare our evening meal, a sumptuous
summer Italian feast.

Basic Feast Menu
Bread and cheese appetizer
Chicken course
Fish course

For allergy and other dietary concerns, please contact him at


Baroness Juliana Grene
Event Autocrat

Julie Foster
1912 Izaak Walton Road
Madison Heights, VA 24572
(540) 960-0999

Lady Zarra De La Vega

Elizabeth Beazley
101 Shepherd Farm Lane
Monroe, VA 24574

Caillan Ruffio

Charlie Holt
(434) 841-1169
Please, text first or contact by
Facebook (Charles Ray Holt Jr).

Lady Meriorie Matheson
A&S Coordinator

Shayna Wooldridge
(434) 426-2147 (text message)

Master Aldemere Mac Rafe
Listfield coordinator

Allen Foster

Lord Seraphino of Black Diamond
Head Cook

Chris Guzek


Merchant space is spacious and free. Please contact the autocrat for space requests.
Sultry Treasures will be there along with the Black Market.
Will you be there?


  Site Fee Camping (per tent) Feast
Adult $15 $10 $10
Adult, Member Discount $10 $10 $10
Youth (7-16) $5 $0 $10
Child (0-6) $0 $0 $5

Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc., Barony of Black Diamond.
Questions about your reservation? Please, contact Zarra De La Vega (Elizabeth Beazley)

Elizabeth Beazley
101 Shepherd Farm Lane
Monroe, VA 24574



Sedalia Center
1108 Sedalia School Road
Big Island, VA 24526

Site opens noon Friday, closes noon Sunday

All animals must be on a leash and cleaned up after.
No animals in the buildings.
All fires must be in above-ground fire pits.
Site is wet.


From Lynchburg
From the north side: Travel north on Route 501 through Coleman Falls to Big Island. Turn left onto Route 122. Travel south for 6.3 mil
From the south side: Travel west on Route 460 toward Bedford/Roanoke. Exit onto Route 122N at Bedford. Travel north (toward Big Island) for approximately 11.5 miles. Turn left at the Sedalia Country Store onto Route 638 (Sedalia School Road). Sedalia Center is on the left side.

From Bedford
Travel north (toward Big Island) on Route 122 for 11.5 miles. Turn left at the Sedalia Country Store onto Route 638 (Sedalia School Road). The Center is 500 yards further on the left.

From Charlottesville
Travel south on Route 29 out of Charlottesville toward Lynchburg. Remain on Route 29 into Madison Heights and turn right onto Route 130. Travel west on Rout 130 to the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance. Turn right onto the exit ramp, then left onto the Parkway. Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway to the Big Island exit. Turn left onto the exit ramp, then right onto Route 501. Follow Route 501 approximately 5 miles and then turn right onto Route 122 and travel south approximately 6.3 miles to Sedalia School Road. Turn right onto Sedalia School Road; the Center will be 500 yards further on your left.

From West Virginia
Travel east on Route 64 to Route 81. Follow 81 south to exit 188A at Buena Vista. Take exit 188A, which becomes Route 60. Follow Route 60 east into Buena Vista. Turn right onto Route 501. Travel Route 501 south, cross the James River and then proceed into Big Island. Turn right onto Route 122 and travel south on Route 122 for 6.3 miles to Sedalia School Road. Turn right onto Sedalia School Road, the Center is 500 yards further on the left side.

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