Greetings and good tidings of the Emprise!
Our tireless event staff, with generous and openhanded help from the Barony of Aquaterra, has found a replacement site for the Emprise of the Black Lion.
We will be holding the Emprise September 28-30 at the Granite Falls Masonic family campground, 24310 Mountain Loop Hwy, Granite Falls. It is a lovely site full of giant trees, semiprivate group campsites, and a river running around the perimeter. It has multiple permanent picnic shelters, a kitchen with indoor space for eating, flush toilets and showers.
Will this still be an equestrian event? Absolutely! We have a beautiful space for the tilt, room for schooling, and plenty of area for trailers and paddocks.
Will we still have the planned foot combat events? Yes! We have list fields and support planned for the pas d’armes, the petit pas, the London Masters rapier tourney, and cut-and-thrust.
Will we have archery and the Baronial Championship? That is yet to be determined, pending another site visit to explore safe range options. The area often used at Banner War and Boars Hunt for archery will be set up as equestrian space at this event.
Are there still cabins for event guests? Sadly, no. We are exploring an option to turn a indoor hall into a bunkhouse – more information on that will be forthcoming. (If you have period tents and cots that can be lent to the event to support equestrians flying in from out of town, please contact event staff.)
Will we still have Paypal preregistration and gate support? Yes for pre-registration. If you have already preregistered, the gate staff will be reaching out to you to confirm. Since there is no cell signal on site, we will not be able to provide PayPal at the gate.
Will we still have a lunch and dinner available to the populace on Saturday? Yes! Please preregister to ensure a space. Also, do not forget breakfast cake with the Baroness on Sunday morning!
Kudos to Juana La Christiana, who has tirelessly led the search for a replacement site.
We look forward to a lovely Emprise at the new site. Please join us!
(Note from your Chronicler: This is a placeholder, the official webpage
will be is now updated, along with the kingdom calendar. YIS, Nicklaß)