Friday, April 14
Set up is planned to start at 7pm and finish before 10pm, with a possibility of dancing after setup at the venue's discretion.
Saturday, April 15
- 8:00am - Morning Setup (Left from Friday?)
- 9:00am - Gate opens/First Class
- All Day: Gaming Activities (see below)
- 2:00pm - Musicians' Rehearsal
- 4:00pm - Classes End/ Dinner Break
- 5:30pm - Court
- 6:30pm - Ball, Desert Revel, and Chess Tournament
- 11:00pm - Event Ends/Clean up
Musicians' Rehearsal - Aaron Drummond, OLAll musicians are welcome to play for the ball! Join us to go over any of the less familiar tunes. More information on the Ball List.
Gaming Day and Night - Lord Michel le Marchant
Open Gaming (10am - 12pm; 2pm - 4pm): Enjoy a selection of period and not-so-period games. Nine Men's Morris, Chess, Karnöffel, and more will all be available.
Class: Learn Karnöffel ("Kernuffle") (1pm): Come learn the earliest known European card game, a game enjoyed by landsknechts but despised by the powerful for its subversive themes. Choose your partner, bid for points, and take tricks, but beware that one suit goes wild, with royalty beaten by lower cards, incomplete trumping of other suits, and the lowest card of all able to beat Karnöffel, himself!
Handouts and cards provided for up to twelve seats. More are welcome, but may need to share materials.
Chess Tourney (during Grand Ball): Match wits in a single elimination Chess tournament held over the course of the first three dance sets. Winner to receive a “period” French coin: a silver 1551 Douzain aux Croissants (27mm., 2.55g), Dijon Mint, of the reign of Henri II."