Atlantian 12th Night
And Grand Mascherata dal Mare Ball
Sat. Jan. 10th 2015

The year is 1500 and the beautiful city of Venice welcomes you with all the excitement and pageantry that is Carnivale.

The Barony of the Sacred Stone invites you to join us on Sat. Jan. 10th, 2015 as we recreate the glamour and ambiance of the Palazzo Ducale as we come together to celebrate Atlantian Twelfth Night.

The Elm Street Center, in the heart of downtown Greensboro, NC, with its spectacular Empire and Regency Ball Rooms, will take on the warmth and splendor of this romantic city.

Dress in your finest, don your mask and join us for a day filled with music, dance, games, laughter and intrigue!

The Site

The site will be the Elm Street Center (203 S Elm St, Greensboro, NC 27401) and will open at 6:00pm on Friday, January 9th and close at 12:00 pm on Sunday, January 11th.

All of the event's activities will be on Saturday, January 10th from 9:00am to midnight.

The rooms can accommodate up to 1,000 people each and will serve as the centerpieces for a wide range of Twelfth Night activities, including a working Tavern (no outside alcohol, please)!


There will be lots to do at 12th Night. Table games, an art gallery of the Old Masters, bardic activities showcasing artists from all over Atlantia, dancing throughout the day, a murder mystery, a masked parade through the site, portraits with Baron Bardulf, Commedia dell arte performances , children's activities, martial arts demonstration, Tempore Atlantia and a glamourous masked ball....and a working bar selling beer and wine for those who wish to partake.
Giochi - Games
Play a few hands of Frussi, outwit your friends in a game of Chess, win (or lose) a few coins playing Ponte di Fortuna or gather some friends for the Bocce tournament. Lady Stella da Lodi will be the Giochi Coordinatore. These games are set for those above 15yrs of age. There will be games for younger attendees in the children's area
Galleria di Corridoio - Hallway Gallery
Botticelli, Bellini, Giorgione, Carpaccio, Lippi, Cosimo, and of course da Vinci among others will be highlighted in our gallery. Lady Catherine Ambrose is our curator. Guided tours will be given at 12 noon, 3:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Sessioni Danza - Dance sessions
Spin, clap, step left, step right, and bow. Our graceful dance mistress Lady Elizabeth and her fellow instructors will make sure we are all up to date on the latest dances from near and far. Put on your dancing shoes and learn some new moves before the grand ball!
Trovare l'Assassino - Murder Mystery
A Mystery... A Murder most foul. More details coming soon.
Corteo Mascherato - Masked Parade
Don your fancy masks and come with us on a stroll through the merchant area and into the grand ball room at the beginning of the ball. Show off your beautiful mask and win a prize as the assembled masses vote for crowd favorite. All wishing to participate will gather in the rotunda at 7:45 pm.
Ritratti di Bardulf - Portraits by Bardulf
Grand occasions should be marked by a portrait. Baron Bardulf will grace us with his talent and will be "painting" ditigal portraits of the populace of fair Atlantia. Come early as the line of people wanting to sit for a portrait grows quickly.
Commedia dell Arte
The commedia dell'arte troupe i Firenzi will be performing just prior to Royal Court in the afternoon.. The troupe strives to recreate plays in the style of commedia dell'arte from Florence, Italy around the mid-16th century. Enjoy their unique blend of wit and hijinx!
Attivita per Bambini - Children's Activities
We will have an area for children and their parents to spend time playing games just for them... Ponte di Fortuna, Bocce, and a Carnivale Themed Bean Bag Toss. In the afternoon there will be a mask making workshop and a special dance session for the children. Lady Aine will coordinate schedule full of fun for the children.
Arti Marziali Dimostrazione - Martial Arts Demonstration
Students of the Art of Defense offer a narrated display of their knowledge, skill, and grace to the visiting Atlantian Court in forms as diverse as sword and buckler, two-handed sword, and wrestling. Lord Wistric will lead the demonstration.

Menu of foods to be served at 12th Night 2015

The Italians were well known for the bounty of their kitchens - and that bounty is never greater than at Twelfth Night! On this most special occasion, the Great Hall will be beautifully set and four times during the day food shall be served for the low price of $10 per person for the entire day. Plates and silverware will be provided but bring a mug so that you may drink to the good health of all.

The Royal Cucinare , Lady Muirienne l'aloiere (Nikki Harrington; 336-848-3742; dragonfly78 at gmail) should be contacted regarding any dietary concerns.

Please remember that feast is sold per person regardless of age. All who wish to eat must pre-register.

All dishes documentable to Platina or Libro di cucina, both from Italy during the 15th-16th Centuries.
* - Vegetarian ** - Vegan

Brunch (11:00-12:00)

  • Mini Herb Quiches * & Cheese Quiches *
  • Beef & Pork Sausages
  • Fried apples *
  • Rice Pottage (like rice pudding) *
  • Sweet Rolls (with & without walnut) *

Mid day (2:00 - 3:00)

  • Stuffed Eggs *
  • Dressed Asparagus **
  • Dressed Cucumbers **
  • Dressed Beets **
  • Ham served with Cherry and Mustard Sauces
  • Sliced Salami & Italian cheeses (mozzarella, herbed ricotta, parmesan) Cured Olives & Garlic **
  • Bread & Butter *
  • Fruit (grapes, apples, melon, oranges) *

Evening (6:00-7:00)

  • Mixed Salad **
  • Bread & Butter *
  • Roasted Onions **
  • Fried Mushrooms with Herbs **
  • Dressed Fried Brussel Sprouts
  • Peas Fried in Butter *
  • Roasted Chicken with Pomegranate & Lemon Sauce Pork with Roasted Garlic Sauce
  • Shrimp (dressed with oil, vinegar and spices)
  • Macaroni (baked penne with cheese and herbs) *
  • Millet Polenta *

Desserts (8:00)

  • Biscotti *
  • Almond Custard *
  • White Pie (cheesecake) *
  • Pear Pie *
  • Spiced Nuts *
  • Wine Poached Apples **
  • Layered Pastries and Snow *

Directions from the east

From the east (on I-40 W / I-85 S Branch)

  • Depart I-40 W / I-85 S Branch 0.1 mi
  • At exit 222, take ramp right toward Sanford 0.5 mi
  • Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Dr. Pass CITGO in 1.0 mi 1.9 mi
  • Keep right onto S Davie St 269 ft
  • Turn right to stay on S Davie St 0.2 mi
  • Turn left onto E Washington St, and then immediately turn right onto S Elm St 0.1 mi
  • Arrive at The Elm Street Center. The last intersection is W Washington St. If you reach E February One Pl, you've gone too far 0 ft

Directions from the west

  • Depart I-40 E 0.7 mi
  • At exit 218B, take ramp right and follow signs for Freeman Mill Rd. Pass CITGO in 0.8 mi 3.0 mi
  • Road name changes to S Edgeworth St 0.2 mi 4. Turn right onto W Market St. Hardee's on the corner 0.3 mi
  • Turn right onto S Greene St 371 ft
  • Turn left onto W February One Pl 384 ft
  • Turn right onto S Elm St 66 ft B 8. Arrive at The Elm Street Center. The last intersection is E February One Pl. If you reach W Washington St, you've gone too far

Important Note!

Parking is on the next street over, behind the Center in the parking garage at no cost, or on the street. Beware the meters.

The only entrance to the site will be through the parking garage. Gate will be located at that entrance. There will be no access to the site from the front of the building.

The Grande Mascherata Dal Mare Ball

Dancing is an integral part of 12th Night and so there shall be dancing all day, culminating in the Grande Ball at 8:00 pm. A mask competition will determine the best of those who have created beautiful masks for all to see and will begin with a masked parade throughout the site.

Our Dance Mistress, Lady Elizabeth, will post a dance list very soon. If you have questions about the dances at the Ball or want to help with running the dances, contact Lady Elizabeth at mills_se at yahoo


staff pic Capo Evento (Event Steward)
Baroness Caitlin MacDonoughue / Ruth Harris
LadyCaitlinM at gmail
staff pic Vice Capo Evento (Deputy Event Steward & Director of Entertainment)
Lord Vincenzo d'Este / Brad Mills at gmail
staff pic Rrenotazioni Capo (Reservationist)
Lord Edmund Hawkesworth / Bailey Harris
edmund.hawkesworth at yahoo
staff pic Reale Cucinare (Royal Cook)
Lady Murienne l'aloiere / Nikole Harrington
Murienne at
staff pic Padrona di Intrighi (Mistress of Intrigue)
Barönin Gisela vom Kreuzbach / Kate Rauhauser-Smith
gisela.vomkreuzbach at gmail
staff pic Capo del Server (Server Captain & Royal Luncheon Hostess)
Duchess Brianna O'Duinn / Sherra Dunn
brianna at
staff pic Capo di Giochi (Games Steward)
Lady Stella da Lodi / Kim Bourne
stella at
staff pic Galleria Curatore (Gallery Curator)
Lady Catherine Ambrose / Bethany Nichols
catherine.ambrose85 at gmail
staff pic Capo Araldo (Herald In Charge)
Lord Andres Joyce
andresandisobel at gmail
staff pic Capo di Artisti (A&S Steward)
Lady Annora Hall / Kathy Murphy
annorahall at yahoo
staff pic Assedio Capo (Siege Steward - Table Top)
Baronö Bessenyi Rozsa / Rachel Rosado
rozsa at
staff pic Sicurezza Capo (Head of Security)
Lord Alasander Davidson
unccdragon at yahoo
staff pic Cancello Custode (Gate Keeper)
Lady Jdeke von Kolberg
ladyjdeke at gmail
staff pic Pinze Spettacolo Capo (Historic Martial Arts Display)
Lord Wistric Oftun / Owen Townes
otownes at gmail
staff pic Danza Capo (Dance Mistress)
Lady Elizabeth Sabine de Northumberland
mills_se at yahoo
staff pic Capo dei Bambini (Children's Activities)
Lady Aine O' Grienan
twolfpax at gmail
staff pic Capo Commerciante (Merchant Steward)
Mistress Etain of Sutherland / Robin White
claybabyetain at aol
staff pic Reale di Collegamento (Royal Liaison)
Mistress Jessamyn de Piemonte / Grace Morris
grace.morris at
staff pic Sito Architetto (Website Architect)
Lord Cameron de Grey / Robert Huttinger
Cameron at gee mail

Reservations & Event Fees

The quickest, easiest, and most convenient way to make your reservations is to use the online ACCEPS ( system, which securely allows you to charge your reservations to your credit card. Please visit ACCEPS ( to make online reservations.

You may also send U.S.P.S. reservations with checks made payable to: S.C.A., Inc/Barony of Sacred Stone to: Bailey Harris, 136 Romany Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117.

The site fee for the event is $15.00 for adult SCA members. The site fee is FREE for children ages 0-17. Unfortunately, all adult non-members must pay a $5.00 surcharge mandated by the Society.

The feast fee for each person is $10.00. This price is per person regardless of age, for food service four times throughout the day.

If you need any assistance or further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch with The Autocrat, Baroness Caitlin MacDonoughue (Ruth Harris, 136 Romany Lane, Mooresville, NC 28117; (704) 773-0179; LadyCaitlinM at gmail

Welcome Merchants!

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We have set aside a lovely area for you to sell your wares. Each merchant who registers with Mistress Etain will be given 2 8 foot tables and two chairs.

The tables MUST be covered. In keeping with the theme of Carnivale we ask that you dress up your area with colorful cloths.

The gate will open at 6pm on Friday evening and we ask that if at all possible you set up your merchant area on Friday to that come Saturday morning you are ready to sell! If you are unable to set up on Friday then you will need to speak with Mistress Etain about early morning set up on Saturday.

We will have a section of the parking deck set aside for merchants to help with loading and unloading.

There is no merchant fee for the event but we do ask that you pre-reg.

For more info please contact Mistress Etain of Sutherland at

A & S

Artisan displays... Tempore Atlantia... Poetry, Mask, Desserts and Royal Bard competitions... 12th Night will be filled with beautiful sights and sounds from the talented populace of Atlantia.

More information on the competitions and the Artisans display area will be coming very soon. If you have questions about any of the A&S at the event please contact Lady Annora Hall at annorahall at yahoo.