From The Page (October, 2015):
Where’s Marco? or On The Road To Burma Although the Silk Road was opened by others, Marco Polo is the best known of the travelers through his narrative recorded by a fellow prisoner upon his return to Italy. This gave Western Europeans a glimpse into the exotic Far East along with new foods, fabrics and technologies. I invite you to journey with me to some of his ports of call, from Venice to Mongol-controlled China and back through Burma. Bring your compass, your astrolabe and your Dramamine…
The Championship and various fight scenarios including a Marco Polo Melee will take place during the afternoon. Fighter refreshments will be available. Lawn games, Archery and Thrown Weapons will be available for all to partake (please bring your own Archery gear).
The Feast will feature an international menu of 4 removes served. Regional entertainment will ensue. There will be a live auction of SCA/Silk Road related items. There will be a ‘slave’ auction – slaves serving dessert to their new, if temporary owners (slave kits provided). Please bring your feast gear. There will be recognition of acts of Gallantry, Chivalry, and – of course – the new Champion.
Site Information: Shasta College (street address omitted), Redding, California 96003
Site Opens: 11AM – 9PM
Site Fees: Ticket: Presale: $15 for Adult, $10 13 years & under, 5 years and under - no charge, $60 Family cap. Door: $20 for Adult, $15 13 years & under, 5 years and under - no charge, $80 Family cap.
Autocrat: Lady Tzipah the Healer (contact info omitted).
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).