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Æthelmearc Twelfth Night

January 6 @ 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

The Magi were members of a priestly class, and are believed to have traveled from ancient Persia, so now we travel there to celebrate this time of the year.

While turmoil exists all around, in Samarkand it is peaceful and beautiful. Timurid, who loves all forms of art has spared his enemies who have special artistic abilities, architects, artist and masons. His gardens are legendary, with waterfalls and all manner of flowers.

Join the ambassador of Henry III of Castile, RuyGonzalez de Clavijo, as he enjoys all this capitol has to offer as ambassadors, nobility and their retainers from all over the world converge for discussions and delights. As the celebrations unfold, entertainment abounds.

Imagine yourself in this exotic land, with its beauty amplified by the smell of exotic spices in the air as you spend time with old friends and make some new ones too.

Bring your Persian rugs and pillows to relax upon, as you enjoy the mysteries of old Persia; watch the paykubi (Persian dance), Listen to dastgāh (Persian music), and hear the Persian stories – Scheherazade’s 1001 Tales will be featured.

Autocrat: Umm Samin bint Asad al-Isfahaniyya (Sala Chapman, 8 Chapman Street, Berkeley Springs, WV 25411,salachappy@gmail.com)

Location: 149 Concord Ave., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411 at the high school.

Reservations can be mailed to: Erica Waldmann, (THL Etain Eame,) 179 Retriever Lane, Bunker Hill, WV 2541. Make checks payable to: “SCAWV, Inc. Shire of Sylvan Glen”.

Adult (18+) Child Family Cap
Registration $20 $0 $60
Member Registration $15 $0 $50

The multi-cultural feast will be prepared by Baroness Oddkatla Jonsdottir.  The feast is by pre-registration only; deadline for feast is January 1
$11.00 per person – 10 years or older, under 10 free.

FOR MORE DETAILS AND THE LATEST UPDATES, See our website which includes local maps, lodging links and other information http://aethelmearcs12thnight2018.wordpress.com/

If you wish to make Persian clothing for this event, here are a few links you might find useful:





Also the Facebook page “SCA Persian Clothiers” has some WONDERFUL” info in their files section. It can be found here:  https://www.facebook.com/groups/228818680565289/


January 6
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Umm Samin bint Asad al-Isfahaniyya


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149 Concord Ave.
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