NVG major event, at Castle Mountain, with a Routier-themed Tavern (TBC)

His greatness Emperor Basil II has decreed a gathering of all Varangian Garrisons in the Byzantine Realm, and resolute symmachoi, to an austere celebration this coming Pascha.

The site is STRICTLY NO NUTS OR NUT PRODUCTS, AND GLASS BOTTLES ARE LIMITED TO WINE BOTTLES ONLY (No beer / soft drink glass bottles.). This is not negotiable.
On Friday 19 April 2019 to including Friday, Saturday & Sunday evening meals

Purchase tickets through the web link below.

(Members who wish to go please notify committee so we can update ALHF for insurance)

Midday Working Bee at the Black Lagoon Fortress Thyngie at Blaxland
2.30pm Pool & Pizza Party at the House of Louise & Damien not far from Blaxland

Members and wannabe members are invited to celebrate what has been a fantastic year of triumphs. The Conferention was sung up, the bitter cold of Winter Camp defeated with industrial constructions, the fire ban at Ye Olde Medieval Fayre of St Ives was shouted down with a ‘bang’ and the Yarts Gallery of NSW Rembrandt exhibition was utterly stunned into submission by the authentic and yet somehow soft and tender appearance of the Routiers aka the Frill Necked Dutch Merchant Society.

There will also be an AGM at the end of the Working Bee at which some special announcements will be made, honours delivered and citizenships of elected committee members questioned.

So please put this special day in your calendars. More exact details will be provided to members and wannabe members closer to the event.

Two days Four hours of firm drilling.
In preparation for another immaculate drill display at St Ives MedievealandslightlyRenaissancey Fair, a Grand Muster has been arranged.

Late change:
Due to a Genesis-level inundation, the site is unusable and four hours of drill will be held at Lapstone instead. Check your inbox for more details.
A weekend of drill, drill, and more drill, as well as games, archery and the usual camp fayre.

No FIRING of muskets – only drill

You don’t have to stay overnight though, and can come during the day. If you can come only one day, Saturday is best, but whichever. If you want to arrange a billet nearby contact a mountain man.

Outline of program
Friday 22 July afternoon from 4 pm – Travelers from afar are welcome to break their journey at the Lagoon Fortress in the foothills of the Blue Mountains. Book ahead to be fed at Companye expense!

Saturday 23 July ARRIVE EARLY AND HELP SET UP!
09.00 arrival of the trailer for set-up of tents, canopy, cooking area.
11.00 am sharp on Parade in Full and Complete Kit
Drill, lunch, drill, dinner, drinking

Sunday 24 July
Breakfast, drill, morning tea, drill, lunch, drill, pack down by 3pm

Water, fire
NVG has built up a fireplace area that looks great for both cooking and socialising. There is plenty of firewood.
There’s a water tap hidden in trees on the trail that supplies the site from a rainwater tank at the top of the hill. Bring period water containers.

Archery
There’s a nice sloped area away from the camp that would be good for archery, if someone wants to organise that.

Insurance
Public liability insurance is required for the event. If you have ALHF insurance that’s fine.
Anyone else either has to be confirmed covered by another group for the event or become a temporary member (NB: other insurance may not be valid for individuals reenacting apart from their non-ALHF group). But you may as well join the Routiers and ALHF at very reasonable rates.
Print and bring one of these if you want to JOIN THE LEGEND;
http://theroutiers.org/downloads/application_membership_2015b.pdf

Catering
Saturday lunch, dinner, Sunday breakfast, lunch – provided. BYO grog.

Accommodation
Soldiers tent or bring your own. It will be cold.

Costs
A fee for food will be charged, hopefully $20-30 max TBC.

More info will be uploaded on the website; http://theroutiers.org/wp/event/annual-general-muster/ and on the Farcebook page. BUT MEMBERS ONLY SECRET INFORMATION will only be sent via the email list.

The Muster will be at a property in Hazelbrook in the Blue Mountains west of Sydney. For directions, please email secretary@theroutiers.org

Ok, so it wasn’t widely called pizza across Europe in the 17th C, but hey, they have been putting stuff on flat bread and into ovens for millennia..
Instead of a silly Irish pub in Parramatta.
From 4pm Saturday 13 December
Damien & Louise’s House of Pizza, Springwood, Little Italy, Lower Blue Mountains
 
Members & Guests only – check your email for further details.
For more info on the history of eating flatbread with toppings cooked in ovens go here.