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Title: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 18, 2012, 03:26:57 PM
May is not a long way off.   Looking forward to the upcoming work shops the owners of Castlton are offering for FOF charter members this year.    They have some nice packages that include three levels with various degrees of perks.

If you plan to visit for a first time, you'll find this faire worth the time.  I am told that Circa Paleo will be there again on the final weekend. 

I won't call this a "countdown" thread but . . . maybe just an anticipation thread with an offer of unofficial answers and such to newcomers for any first time visitors that have questions about the area or camping or just the faire in general from a playtron's perspective.   This will be my 6th or 7th ( I lost count) year of attending this faire as a playtron.   It seems to offer something or several somethings new,  every year.

Looking forward to a visit from Merlin and Nim this season. 

 If you are attending, look us up and say hello. 

  We can point you in the direction of free water if ye budget be tight this year.   ;D 



Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on January 18, 2012, 03:37:57 PM
Kind of you to mention us, Archer! We're looking forward to another visit to Castleton as well! We very much enjoyed it last year. This is already turning out to be a packed Spring schedule for us!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 18, 2012, 06:07:31 PM
We're counting on seeing you two and have ye space all ready to go.

OKRF or Castleton or Castle of Muskogee ( all these names are used ) link for information:  http://www.okcastle.com/ (http://www.okcastle.com/)

You'll see some RFer faces in the gallery section at that link.  MtE, I'll have your beverage ready to celebrate your journey.

 We're looking forward to getting to Texas for the upcoming big event.  8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 19, 2012, 04:47:16 AM
Merlin, you'll have to let us know which weekend you and Nim will be attending, so we can be sure to be there!  I'm not sure how many weekends we'll be able to make it out, but if you two will be there, then of course so will we!!! 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on January 19, 2012, 05:43:47 AM
I started a thread, Visitors from the North, because 4 of us are hoping to come over Memorial Day.  Any answers to my abundant questions would be much appreciated!  We've never been, but this faire has been highly recommended to us, and we look forward to our visit.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on January 19, 2012, 06:05:45 AM
Archer would be the person to answer your questions. I have attended but once as yet. Being Oklahoma, and Memorial Day, I would make sure you have cooler garb available, because it could very easily be really hot. Historical average is 81, but the last couple of years have been abnormally warm in the region.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 20, 2012, 01:35:01 AM
Lady Renee, I agree with Merlin as to the probable temperatures, although it could be a touch chilly in the early hours.  Since parking is quite reasonably close, however, strolling back out to your vehicle to return your cloak is easily done.  I also agree that Archer would be the one to ask about local amenities, as well, since I've only been to this Faire once, also (even though we've lived here in the state again for almost 11 years, this time).  

It's a lovely Faire, though, and should be easily toured in a weekend, particularly if you will have three days and enjoy lingering in the shops.  There are some wonderful vendors, and they are not all  the same things you see from Faire to Faire, so you might want to do a bit of shopping!  Some excellent crafters sell their wares there, and the food can be quite good, as well.  There are spirits available, also, and the gatekeepers are not terribly concerned about what you bring in with you in your tankard, either!  No one even asked as we all walked in with full mugs and flasks last year, so the atmosphere is nicely relaxed and very conducive to tailgating!  There is some wonderful entertainment, as well, and the layout of the Faire makes it fairly easy to get from one stage to the next in time for the various offerings.  There are also many places to find a bit of shade to sit in and relax, and the Castle even offers a bit of cooled air if you get overheated... as well as air conditioned flushies!  In fact, I believe all of the privies I encountered on the grounds were flushies, although only the ones in the castle have AC.  

(Edit:  There ARE porta-privies outside the gates, in teh parking lot, but I believe those were the only ones I saw that were not flushies.)


Tickets are available online, and can be found here (http://www.okcastle.com/tickets.htm), as well as tickets to special events such as the Queen's Tea, Pirate's Feast, King's Lunch, etc...  There is also a two day pass that is quite reasonable, and the daily ticket prices are very low, as well.  I believe we will be buying the season passes this year, in the hopes we will be able to attend more than one weekend.  

I don't know anything about the camping in the area, other than that there is supposed to be some within half an hour or so, but when Scally and I went last year we stayed in the van in the parking lot, and no one said a thing to us.  There were also a few other vehicles which were quite obviously occupied, as well, and at least one RV that was plugged into an electrical outlet on a light pole right there in the lot, so I can't imagine they even care as long as you're not setting up tents!  I believe we passed a few motels on the way in, as well, although I couldn't tell you anything about them.  Most looked fairly standard to the national norm, however, and a couple even looked rather new-ish, if I recall correctly.  

That's about the extent of my knowledge... but I really do think that Archer can most likely give you more in depth information.  Hope at least a little of this helps!  :)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 20, 2012, 09:47:38 AM
Link to more 2012 answers/descriptions located on this forum/board . . . http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=16888.0 (http://www.renaissancefestival.com/forums/index.php?topic=16888.0)

On a budget but want a nice clean cabin with a kitchen and nearby eating establishments ?   http://indianlodge.net/ (http://indianlodge.net/)

State Park Cabins, RV . . . or tent camping . . . http://www.shopoklahoma.com/sequobay.htm (http://www.shopoklahoma.com/sequobay.htm)

http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.3236 (http://www.travelok.com/listings/view.profile/id.3236)

http://www.shopoklahoma.com/sequobay.htm (http://www.shopoklahoma.com/sequobay.htm)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 20, 2012, 07:51:58 PM
Archer, can you give us a rundown on approximately how many miles these places are from the Faire grounds?
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 20, 2012, 08:54:59 PM
Roughly.  Maybe sixteen miles or so, give or take and depending on which ones you want to know about but, easy travel.  Not  much more than driving across a large city except, very few stop lights and mostly four lane coming from the north of Muskogee.

The State Park location Greenleaf and Sequoyah Bay are probably closer by a few miles.   Sequayah Bay State park is a little to the northeast  of Muskogee and where it seems that most from that city go during summer to the lake as closest perhaps to the city proper.    Greenleaf is to the southeast of Muskogee, pretty drive but,  maybe not as easy to locate without knowing the area or having a GPS but its not too far from the military camp Gruber in Muskogee County. 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on January 20, 2012, 09:37:59 PM
I don't know if the camping info is directed towards our group, or if it's just general information, but if I made it seem like we would be camping, we won't.  We will  stay in a hotel.

Spoke to a friend of ours, she and her husband stayed at the Motel 8.  They liked it & said it was clean and safe, so we are looking at that, or maybe others that are comparable.  Haven't made any reservations yet.

It's great having all of the input, always better when insiders can tell you what to see and just as important, what to skip.

Thanks, all.  Keep it coming!!!    ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 21, 2012, 10:43:47 AM
(http://thislandpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/Jousting_online.jpg)


Yes, just general shelter information for those on a budget.  I tend to do cabins more than motel rooms for many reasons.  When on a "get away" a ground floor location happens with a cabin choice.  Less chance for car break-in,  far from home.  Theft of tags off cars seems to be on the rise, not just in this location either.   I like a fireplace when on vacation and cabins sometimes offer that option where a motel room does not.  When traveling with a group, you can get noisey at a cabin if you want.  If others get noisey and you want quiet, you get that also, with a cabin.  When traveling with friends the sharing of the cabin rental can be a savings to the group travel budget and many have a common living room area which is nice for gatherings with less space for such things in comparison to a motel lobby option.  Just a personal preference thing when on an adventure to new places. Coffee in the morning on a porch with a view of the lake appeals to me more than walking out to a parking lot of a motel to see if my transportation is in the same shape as it was left the night before.  Unfortunately, motel parking lots are often targeted ( here and everywhere ) by petty auto theives because victims are mostly from other places and they often won't or can't return for a trial if perpetrators are apprehended.  The dark side thinks the risk is less so motel parking areas are a popular target.  My work history causes me to know how the dark side thinks and acts and obviously that tends to play in to personal decision making.   Very pleased to know that you found something that fit your budget.   ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 28, 2012, 11:28:01 AM


FOF, something fresh for 2012  . . . http://www.okcastle.com/friendsoffestival.htm (http://www.okcastle.com/friendsoffestival.htm)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 28, 2012, 09:35:43 PM
I think we're going to try and make it to the Queen's Tea this year.  It's quite reasonably priced, and it sounds like fun! 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on January 29, 2012, 02:13:14 PM
Does your Friends of Faire offer weekend passes to visitors?
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 29, 2012, 04:40:06 PM
                  (http://kotv.images.worldnow.com/images/14685261_BG1.jpg)

                        A viking visitor . . . last season.


Does your Friends of Faire offer weekend passes to visitors?

Yes.  They are spoken for, when they arrive with my level III FOF.  If I hear of a discount or a two for one or something along that line, it will be posted here in short order.   A few employees or performers of Castleton (Castle of Muskogee)  visit this forum,  from time to time.  Maybe the owner too, for all I know.   I did see a laundry lass posting from last year so, maybe they'll post info on discount opportunites . . .  if or when they check in here this season.  

                (http://www.byronbear.org/images/Jeff.jpg)               (http://d6673sr63mbv7.cloudfront.net/archive/x340277053/g25800000000000000035e1bf8e56277dd7f6fe833009bf635ea1b8c025.jpg)

                   Say hello to Jeff if you visit this season.


Rani - The adults with daughters do come out of the Queen's Tea (usually inside the castle) with smiles.  Lunch with the King (in the second level wine tasting area overlooking the jousting field) is a good time also.  Just about every food from the faire is brought to you there in one place with the wine tasting right there and handy.   In the past, jugglers and musical performers rotate through as you dine on a variety of what the faire has to offer.  The idea of it, with a large variety of the faire's food (examples like cheese, grapes, bread bowl with potato soup and such) being brought to you in one place with a view of the dance area on one side and jousting field on the other has some appeal for those who like being outside and near the action.   If its hot and you have hot garb . . . one might prefer inside the Castle with the Queen's Tea, air conditioning and similar entertainments geared for children (and female children seem to prefer it . . . would be only my own viewer's observational opinion.   If it should for some odd reason rain, both places are dry.  

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The smoker is open air location behind the pirates area in a fort looking enclosure far out of the mainstream areas and little ears.   If it rains, last experience was they moved that to the second level wine tasting area with a roof and tables.   Last time it rained, it actually got a bit more wide open with the fun inside the castle with  hardcore visitors and regulars as many of the danes moved toward their cars and home.    The staff pay alot of attention to the little ones and they seem to glow with the level of interaction that the staff promotes and creates.

(http://d6673sr63mbv7.cloudfront.net/archive/x2023604449/g258000000000000000a6bd2836a663b8c2710781ee0844e2b690ea37fb.jpg)

The FOF perks demonstrate that the owner views his regular playtrons as an asset.  Bravo Jeff.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on January 29, 2012, 05:26:49 PM
These pictures are so great!  They make me tap my foot impatiently waiting for Memorial Day weekend and a visit!

Not only about discount tickets (which we will certainly keep our eyes open for), but does your FoF allow people to join for just the weekend they are visiting?  For example, at our home faire and several others we have been to, you can pay $5 or $10 for the weekend and have access to the FoF private area with the water and the privy as a visiting member.

Thanks to everyone for all the input.  I went on the faire website, and read about the entertainment, the merchants, the costume contest, and saw the map, and it looks so beautiful, I can't wait for winter to be over!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on January 29, 2012, 08:43:04 PM
Archer, the King's Luncheon sounds really wonderful, but the price of the Queen's Tea is much more in line with our budget, since we want to try and visit more than once this season.  Mostly we will be bringing simple peasant meals with us (fruit, cheese, bread and meats), and tailgating in the parking lot for meals, even though I know there are lots of tasty choices available inside the gates.  This will allow us to have one treat per weekend, such as the Queen's tea, without breaking the bank, and still enjoy all of the wonderful entertainment. 

We are definitely going to be getting the season passes, though, because it's such a wonderful savings over even the advance ticket prices that it will be worth the price even for Scally's pass.  I' d like to try and save up enough for one of the evening events, as well... such as the Masked Ball.  I think we would both enjoy that!  We'll just have to see how things work out, though. 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on January 29, 2012, 09:34:06 PM
                            (http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1285/4712417077_abe2643a12.jpg)

If you too are a veteran, join in with me and my fellow veterans for the very respectful and fitting Memorial Day parade/ceremony the last weekend of faire.

Everyone seems to have their own preference on the evening events.   I've attended them all, more than once.   I suppose the King's Feaste was my personal favorite of the evening events.   I say "was" because I understand they are changing the theme to Pirate's Feaste and the label doesn't really matter.   The pirates and Scotts are massive in number so honor them, we should.   The Masked Ball is fun for those who like to dance and see great garb.   Without naming them all, they are all a great way to fill out the day at faire.  


               (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3066/2654598320_8521f0cc57_z.jpg?zz=1)

For those who may be staying longer or arrive early, the U.S.S. Batfish WWII submarine is a neat tour for big and small kids with a  location not too far ( a few miles ) from the Castle and the entry to crawl all over this boat is a few bucks.  The small entry fee goes to upkeep and maintenance.  It has a great museum and other things to see there.   Amazing that so many men went such great distances inside such tight space and fragile weaponry.   A bit off topic but, it goes along with the idea of things to see in the area, should one be unable to afford the evening entertainments at the OKRF.  

@LRB -  I do not know the answer to your question.  This FOF is a new Charter Membership thing,  just starting.   This is the 17th annual festival.  I get season passes so, I do not know about other ticket info offers.  They may have weekend deals and/or I think they did a special for the three day weekend at the end but, uncertain.   The Castle link provides contact info to ask directly on that ticket information.   What you see on their webpage about the FOF is all the info that is out there to learn on it,  as far as known.  If staff or performers check in to this forum/thread this season, maybe they can answer these ticket and weekend special questions.  ???


             (http://www.lonestarshindig.com/images/bedlambards.jpg)
                          A comment by the Bedlam Bards:

 The Castle is the farthest both of the bards travel for a gig, and it's always worth it.  The good people in Muskogee always treat us like the stars we are--or at least, the stars we would like to be.  It's a tough trip to get there, but it's always hard to leave.   This faire is quickly becoming our favorite.  Pound for pound, you will not find a faire with more fun per square foot.  If you can visit that faire without a Castletonian interacting with you, you are invisible.  It's as close to the DFW metroplex as TRF, and the weather is much cooler than Scarborough's, so we expect to see more and more of our Hawkwood friends there in the future.  And I challenge you to find another major faire where the owner is willing to dance a lilt with the cast!  While you are there, be sure to check out the Washing Wenches and kick up your heels at the Maypole Dance, run by our good friend Will Somers, the best jester in all the lands.  

Source:  http://www.bedlambards.com/sched00.html (http://www.bedlambards.com/sched00.html)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: ladyoftheweb on February 01, 2012, 10:00:22 AM
Hello, I am the newest employee at the Castle of Muskogee and the Asst. Webmaster for okcastle.com. For those of you asking about Friends of Festival for just one weekend, might I suggest a Level 1 or level 2 membership. You can find the information on those at http://www.okcastle.com/friendsoffestival.htm. (http://www.okcastle.com/friendsoffestival.htm.)
There are also several hotels in the area for those of you asking about lodging and there are also some camp grounds in the surrounding areas. The campground at the Castle is for the merchants and actors only! We look forwarding to seeing you guys at the festival starting April 28th!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on February 01, 2012, 12:29:44 PM
Hello, I am the newest employee at the Castle of Muskogee and the Asst. Webmaster for okcastle.com. For those of you asking about Friends of Festival for just one weekend, might I suggest a Level 1 or level 2 membership. You can find the information on those at http://www.okcastle.com/friendsoffestival.htm. (http://www.okcastle.com/friendsoffestival.htm.)
There are also several hotels in the area for those of you asking about lodging and there are also some camp grounds in the surrounding areas. The campground at the Castle is for the merchants and actors only! We look forwarding to seeing you guys at the festival starting April 28th!

Thank you for visiting with this reply and information.

A reply also came from Karen at the Castle today as follows:

I can help you with a group discount.  Get your numbers together and I will make sure you get the best offer of the season.   

The money part is always wonderful but our goal is to help you and your friends create the best memories ever.

Karen S. Cunningham
Artist Coordinator
The Castle of Muskogee, GM

A public thanks to the castle staff.  Now all we need is numbers of guests and dates to finish lining this up.  My count is six so far (not including Rani and her daughter who is going with a season pass) but,  maybe not all on the same weekend ?  Accurate to this point ?   Merlin, will you and Nim be bringing along your friend that attended last year ?   If you want in on the group discount, soon may be a good time to speak up on dates and total numbers of guests to attend.

Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 01, 2012, 12:54:37 PM
At the moment, no clue as to which weekend we would be attending. Not sure about Robert, Not of Loxley ... he just lost his job of 17 years! The Castle, being as close as it is, may end up being one of those spur-of-the-moment trips. I've got a lot going on right now and may not be thinking straight...  :P
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on February 01, 2012, 04:16:20 PM
Regrets to hear of this Robert, Not of Loxley, situation.  All the best to him.  Maybe he needs some faire exposure fun, even more than we do ?  

If it is a faire weekend, ye shall know where to find me.  ;D

               (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3510/3906648420_c9a793fbff.jpg)

    Just head toward the motorboat sounds coming from the direction of the wenches of the Scarlett Pillow.  ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 01, 2012, 04:43:23 PM
Robert NoL will still be traveling to Sherwood with us, and will join us for the big weekend at Scarby, so you'll get to see him. He's a survivor.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on February 01, 2012, 07:44:33 PM
We have 4 people coming for 3 days, so that's 12 tickets if they don't have to be used all the same day.  We are visiting on Memorial Day weekend.

How many are needed to get the group rate, and would the 3 days, 4 people each day qualify towards the number needed?  If there are others visiting the same weekend, maybe we could purchase tickets together if we need more to qualify for the group rate.

@ Lady of the Web:  For 3 days, the season FoF pass isn't a good value for us.  It is a great pass, with great benefits, for those visiting more than a weekend, or with a season's pass, but won't work for our group.  Thank you, though, for the suggestion.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on February 01, 2012, 08:24:12 PM
In addition to Merlin and Nim, I know that I'll have about 8-10 that I anticipate will attend on various weekends, some of them multiple weekends and more that will include my employee family members.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Capt Spleen on February 01, 2012, 11:14:11 PM
To any first time and returning Castletoneers.......

Prepare to have ye Ren Souls Rocked Verily!

*need to get back to this gem of a faire*

Highly recommended

Renee,
We stayed at the Holiday Inn..... I think it was, Just down the street from Faire.
Very clean.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on February 02, 2012, 12:55:18 AM
Spleen, if you will be in attendance this season, then Scally and I would be most excited to come out and play in the lanes again with you!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Capt Spleen on February 02, 2012, 11:05:03 AM
Rani,....indeed, verily!

As the last time we did not cross paths again, until very near end of faire.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on February 02, 2012, 07:33:57 PM
Exactly, and that was not nearly long enough!  Although it was extremely entertaining watching you learn the art of Scottish Bellydancing!  ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: angusmacinnes on February 04, 2012, 11:49:21 AM
We are planning on coming up for Mothers day weekend May 12, looking forward to it.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on February 04, 2012, 11:56:13 AM
We are planning on coming up for Mothers day weekend May 12, looking forward to it.

Very good news.  Glad you are returning and safe journey.   8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on February 09, 2012, 10:08:59 AM
First Friends of Faire workshop scheduled for Feb. 18, 2012. 

Workshop topics information indicate they will be covering dialect, music, dance, surviving faire and others.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on February 11, 2012, 02:28:22 AM
Still debating which weekends we'll be attending, but the 12th is a possibility, as is opening.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on February 18, 2012, 12:27:29 AM
A welcome message from the ladies of the scarlet pillow . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykLAEbB4jQc (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykLAEbB4jQc)

... and tomorrow, dialect workshop for FoF at the Castle begins.   8)

Maybe they can teach an Archer with two left feet to shake a leg . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsoXrvxuy-Y (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsoXrvxuy-Y)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Widget on February 27, 2012, 06:07:31 PM
I will be returning to the woodlands and fiary glen for memorial day weekend!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on February 27, 2012, 06:15:58 PM
I will be returning to the woodlands and fiary glen for memorial day weekend!

Greetings and huzzah. I'll escort some visitors through your woodlands and enjoy the shade and tunes.   ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on February 27, 2012, 06:26:38 PM
Alas, we're committed elsewhere for that weekend! Would have loved to see you again, Widget! Surely didn't get enough face-time with you in Colorado last year.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 01, 2012, 11:26:28 PM
Playing around tonight, I came up with this.
P.S. Always room for more banners.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/castletonknights3j.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 02, 2012, 09:20:30 AM
   (http://www.picgifs.com/graphics/k/knights/graphics-knights-638394.gif)         (http://www.capricorn007.com/images2/dragon4.gif)       

         Very nice work Coch.  An FoF group that is ready for just about anything.
  ;D ;D ;D

                            (http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll67/korgak_ironfist/misc/animated%20gif/th_knights-flag.gif)



Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 02, 2012, 11:15:14 AM
Playing around tonight, I came up with this.
P.S. Always room for more banners.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/castletonknights2j.jpg)
I have to proofread a lot of stuff, so pardon the intrusion... You left out a 't' ...

Otherwise, a very nice banner!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 02, 2012, 12:11:00 PM
Quote
I have to proofread a lot of stuff, so pardon the intrusion... You left out a 't' ...

Merlin, no intrusion taken. Thank you. I read your post, looked up, and gave it the 'ol forehead slap. Now I am ready to get home to correct it.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 02, 2012, 02:56:26 PM
We look forward to making your acquaintance, Coch, when we venture to Castleton sometime this season.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 02, 2012, 06:09:34 PM
Merlin, Mi' lady and I look forward to meeting you also.  Whew, finally got home to correct my mistake. Now I can have supper.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 02, 2012, 10:47:24 PM
 Brother Coch, for your banner collection on frequently appearing Castleton knights  . . .

 (should ye wish to continue with banner creation or just to know Castleton's frequent sircoat fliers . . .)

  Another bears a charge of the Greek Cross, red interior of the cross, bordered in gold.

  The colors are vertical (partied ? )  black and red.

  Your other persona ( and a few more of ye former bretheren)  (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-GBYoEXa4bjQ/Tl1paJClERI/AAAAAAAANKI/Spk8TaGdBSM/s400/crusader.jpg)


  Castleton also has one of theTeutonic Order that attends faire at Castleton frequently . . . (http://getasword.com/2384-large/teutonic-knight-s-cape.jpg)

  The Teutonic knight happens to be an employee so he doesn't get to wear his Teutonic often.  I suspect he is a cameleon and becomes his assignment on specified days.  
  When he helped with the joust, he seemed to be his Teutonic armored persona more often.

  (http://www.theenchantedrealm.com/muskogee/5-20-2006-38.jpg)

       It is told among the citizens of Castleton that the large man, front and center, is the maker of the Trebuche for Castleton, an educator of engineering . . . in the world of the danes.

  


Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 04, 2012, 01:21:59 AM
After today's workshop at Castleton, I can vouch that this guy (http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/102_5343.jpg) and his lady are pretty good dancers.   ;D

When do we get to see you do that while wearing a sword, Coch ?

Be on the lookout for these magical characters appearing in May . . .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237171/in/set-72157629395313189 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237171/in/set-72157629395313189)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237031/in/set-72157629395313189/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237031/in/set-72157629395313189/)


A few favorite citizens . . .


Favorite Chessboard fighter. . . (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/228121_10150250737036834_289061691833_8662875_1022322_n.jpg)

Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 04, 2012, 06:29:25 PM
Lol Archer,  Good is not the word I was thinking to describe my dancing. I was afraid of being accused of a being possessed and being burned at the stake.
  I have been working on the new banner and adding the other three. Just have not been pleased with the placement of all the pieces yet.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 04, 2012, 11:34:49 PM
Two more attempts. To all: give me your opinion and choice. One more idea to try later. Made my pattern so that I can increase size and add more.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/castletonknights64J-1.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/castletonknights6blueJ-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 05, 2012, 06:31:31 AM
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/castletonknights64J-1.jpg)
I favour this one, but I am a wizard rather than a knight.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 05, 2012, 07:49:20 AM
Agree with Merlin on these two, Coch.

Thanks for finding the pics also.   Making music for belly dancers is a good thing, no ?  The dulcimer player on my left is usually at Castleton for faire.

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/dscn5098.jpg)

They'll be working the gypsy encampment at Castleton this year.  A fun group, they are.

(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/dscn5179.jpg)


Anyone know this maker of witchcraft ?

http://www.raksalhassana.com/images/09112010kingschampion/dscn5238.jpg (http://www.raksalhassana.com/images/09112010kingschampion/dscn5238.jpg)

clue:  could it be the creator of highest post count  on this  forum ?    Magic and witchcraft it is.   ;D 8)

Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on March 05, 2012, 11:37:30 AM
ROFL  I didn't think anyone got any pics of me then, at all!  It's not a very flattering photo, though (but then, I'm not terribly photogenic, particularly after a day in the Oklahoma heat)...  :-\  


The belly dancing Gypsies are all good friends of mine, though!  Raks Al Hassana are wonderful, and they're all so much fun to hang out with!  Scally and I were honored to be adopted by them during King's Champion, and we enjoy seeing them at Norman Medieval Festival AND Castleton!  

Oh, and if you will notice the little Gypsy in the background, in the white tunic and gold skirt... that's my little Scally Wag!  ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 05, 2012, 03:16:59 PM
I thought that was Scally!

I wouldn't be playing my Martin while wearing chain mail...a little rough on the back of the instrument...
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 05, 2012, 03:35:57 PM
Actually, that was not my Martin brother Merlin.  I was shed of most of the chainmaile due to the heat that afternoon.

 These gypsy shared instrument, their Hookah and their Persian rugs and pillows.

I play a Guild or my Ovation and . . .  occasionally at faire, that small body Montana back packer 6 string  (the one you see being played by the gypsy on the left,  in the pic)  was what I happened to have with me that day.   My drum and penny whistle missed the bus that day.

  (http://www.besttravelguitars.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/montana-backpacker-travel-guitar-187x300.jpg) (http://img.etonals.com/p/300/AD_MTG1.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 10, 2012, 01:52:22 AM
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/bannerlongcombinedshadowedj-1.jpg)

Nice job with the design additions, Coch.  If our numbers continue to swell, that sword will grow up to be a claymore, eh ?   ;D

Should I reserve a round table for the Queens Tea or King's feaste ?   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: ladyoftheweb on March 13, 2012, 02:07:25 PM
Does any of you mind, if I use any of the pictures on okcastle.com? Or if you have any you want added to the photo gallery on the castle's website email them to mike@okcastle.com  ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on March 13, 2012, 07:06:58 PM
Be on the lookout for these magical characters appearing in May . . .

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237171/in/set-72157629395313189 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237171/in/set-72157629395313189)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237031/in/set-72157629395313189/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ronald_the_bald/6907237031/in/set-72157629395313189/)


A few favorite citizens . . .


Favorite Chessboard fighter. . . (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/228121_10150250737036834_289061691833_8662875_1022322_n.jpg)


Hopefully those magical characters can be seen without a cup of hot coffee in their hands. We had an excuse that day...it did sleet on us.

And, I did notice that chess player last year. I wouldn't mind noticing her again this year, if I could.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on March 13, 2012, 07:22:51 PM
Well, perhaps those magical characters are in need of beverage containers that work with either hot or cold beverages, that are more in keeping with the times, eh?  ;) 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 13, 2012, 09:47:33 PM
Lady of the web, My wife and I posted several on Face Book's OK Castlecom last year. You are welcome to use them, if there are any that fit your needs. Posted under Ernie or Sherryl Cox.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 13, 2012, 10:02:00 PM
Lady of the web, My wife and I posted several on Face Book's OK Castlecom last year. You are welcome to use them, if there are any that fit your needs. Posted under Ernie or Sherryl Cox.

All those in this thread are in public domain also and . . .  nice avatar Coch.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 13, 2012, 10:09:33 PM
Thanks Archer, It is a cut, paste, combine and recolor.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 16, 2012, 01:12:36 PM
Two history workshops starting at 4:00pm tomorrow,  "As the Rose Turns" and "Basic Tudor History".

At 4:30pm "The Life and Times of Tudor England."    See you there brah Coch.

Wonder if they'll touch on this ?  . . . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_in_Wales_Acts_1535%E2%80%931542 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laws_in_Wales_Acts_1535%E2%80%931542)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on March 16, 2012, 10:49:48 PM
Grammercy for the read, Archer.  I look forward to the workshop.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 23, 2012, 01:17:59 AM
                             (http://0305f87.netsolhost.com/images/renfairepix/greenknightpurpleknight.JPG)

A tour of Castleton with the FoF last weekend revealed a few of the new things to see this year.

A children's story telling area has been constructed just south of pirates harbor area at the north end of the woodlands.

Two new tavern areas, one is a cave that was formerly the dragon's cave/den and the other inside the hull of a new pirate ship and new stage in the harbor area.

There is a new shade roof over the chessboard (replaced from damage timed with Oklahoma's earthquakes to the south or wind or both).

The Royal Lunch with the King is moving locations to the top of Morgan's Lane structures, overlooking the jousting field.  Its former location was the clocktower.

The new Italian section is looking very good.

The belly dancer and gypsy area wagons have been moved up into the woods giving them a more shaded area.  Their former location was consumed by the new pirate ship and story telling area additions.

                   (http://muskogeenow.com/muskogee/story_images/1317396819.jpg)

Other constructions were still in progress and a few other surprises remain to see for yourself.

Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: ladyoftheweb on March 29, 2012, 01:40:01 PM
                           
A children's story telling area has been constructed just south of pirates harbor area at the north end of the woodlands.

We have several Castleton Villagers signed up to tell stories. I am one of these people and so is the Castle Steward, Jeff. It should be a ton of fun. ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on March 29, 2012, 01:48:38 PM
                           
A children's story telling area has been constructed just south of pirates harbor area at the north end of the woodlands.

We have several Castleton Villagers signed up to tell stories. I am one of these people and so is the Castle Steward, Jeff. It should be a ton of fun. ;D

Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Are we letting too many surprises out of the bag ?    ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: ladyoftheweb on March 29, 2012, 04:29:37 PM
Thanks for stopping by to visit.  Are we letting too many surprises out of the bag ?    ;D

Nah, you aren't letting to much out of the bag. I hope everyone stops by to check out all the new things in the Village.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 04, 2012, 08:50:51 AM
Coch  we'll be counting on you to update us on what we miss at the next FoF workshop (while we're at Scarby).   

Here's to hoping the recent violent weather didn't damage our destination.   :P
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 04, 2012, 09:31:23 AM
Some of the damage was quite near your intended camping area, I think.  You might want to check with them just in case.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 04, 2012, 03:39:59 PM
Some of the damage was quite near your intended camping area, I think.  You might want to check with them just in case.

Did that and it missed them .... by exactly one (1) mile.  No damage and all good.

Flying 18 wheelers;  ummm,  big flying stuff in Tehas.  :P   <note to self:  pack large fly swatter and steel helm >
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 04, 2012, 05:08:54 PM
Merci! Even closer than I thought!  Large fly swatter...planning on spanking some Texans?

Heck, Archer... you trip is shorter than mine! How'd you do that?
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 04, 2012, 06:18:15 PM
Large fly swatter because in the past, I spent many nights in a hot dusty place known as Fort Hood, with Tehas bugs.

I remember the flying things.  Some of them have wings that sound like a B-52 as they pass an ear.   

Tehas bug remains resemble Arkansas road kill in splatter size.   8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 04, 2012, 07:21:32 PM
Okay... NOW I have a point of reference...
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 04, 2012, 08:35:08 PM
Archer, we will update you. I talked to Donald at Norman and he told us that the next class is Faire Survival. So not sure what to expect. I hope you have a  wonderful time at Scarby.
 Merlin best wishes for a perfect Weekend for Nim and Yourself.
  Note to both: I wanna see pics.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 04, 2012, 08:43:26 PM
Archer, we will update you. I talked to Donald at Norman and he told us that the next class is Faire Survival. So not sure what to expect. I hope you have a  wonderful time at Scarby.
 Merlin best wishes for a perfect Weekend for Nim and Yourself.
  Note to both: I wanna see pics.

Thanks for the wishes... but I have to ask...pictures of what? You dirty guy!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 04, 2012, 08:54:37 PM
Merlin, pictures of the public celebration will suffice, lol.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Bob of the Lake on April 05, 2012, 07:19:14 AM
Merlin, pictures of the public celebration will suffice, lol.

Hear, hear! You are required to post pics!  ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 10, 2012, 03:57:40 AM
(http://livability.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/node_article_610x398_scale_crop/6950708IC0034_0.jpg)

           Verily,  the Castle shall awaken soon.  (http://profile.ak.fbcdn.net/hprofile-ak-snc4/273647_743202813_962222961_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 12, 2012, 09:04:37 AM
See you for dress rehearsal on Sunday Coch.   ;D  (http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/102_5343.jpg)

Looking forward to seeing your kit with the new additions.  8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 12, 2012, 08:37:26 PM
It'll be good to see you and the others.  I'm hoping the rain holds off.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 15, 2012, 09:59:46 PM
That wish came true for most of the day. 

There was lots of energy there today.   That crew is ready for some Renfaire.   8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 15, 2012, 10:12:02 PM
I had a great time at the dress rehearsal for the cast. Now I'm ready for The Castle to open and get started. I'll post a few pic's tomorrow evening.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 16, 2012, 01:41:13 PM
I had a great time at the dress rehearsal for the cast. Now I'm ready for The Castle to open and get started. I'll post a few pic's tomorrow evening.

Same here Coch and looking forward to viewing your pic collection from Sunday. 

I'll vow that it was not easy to leave the big party and great people from this forum that were attending Merlin and Nim's big day event last Saturday. 

My foot blisters and I argued over leaving Scarborough vs. making it back for the dress rehearsal at Castleton.  Both days at both locations were great.   I try to figure out how to get Moyra's pictures from Saturday and Sunday loaded someplace where you  can link to see them.  Now the trick is how to get back into work mode after fully escaping for two days into the fun zone.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 16, 2012, 03:32:13 PM
No longer sure we will be able to attend at all this season, since we now have no vehicle.  We're going to try and figure out something, but I have no idea at this point.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 16, 2012, 08:36:06 PM
No longer sure we will be able to attend at all this season, since we now have no vehicle.  We're going to try and figure out something, but I have no idea at this point.

Dang it.   I was going to see if ye would card me for two strong ale.    8)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LfOtFI1ThnY/TMi40q_iI_I/AAAAAAAAAEc/zFSbp-m2p-I/s1600/rider_waite_tarot.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 16, 2012, 08:58:52 PM
Rani, I do hope you get the chance to make it.  But foremost I hope your car situation works out the best way that it can. I know that car trouble can be a heavy burden.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 16, 2012, 09:02:44 PM
 Archer, I am glad you were able to join us, but regret you had to choose between the two.
 http://s988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/ (http://s988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/)
 Here is the Photobucket album from this weekend at Muskogee.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/102_6172.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 16, 2012, 09:31:59 PM
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/bannerlongcombinedshadowedj-1.jpg)

Nice pics Coch.  Well met and well done.

                    (http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/102_6133.jpg)

                               Did you reduce that horsefly population at the stables ?  jk   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 17, 2012, 05:10:31 AM
No longer sure we will be able to attend at all this season, since we now have no vehicle.  We're going to try and figure out something, but I have no idea at this point.

Dang it.   I was going to see if ye would card me for two strong ale.    8)

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_LfOtFI1ThnY/TMi40q_iI_I/AAAAAAAAAEc/zFSbp-m2p-I/s1600/rider_waite_tarot.jpg)


Archer, I would be more than happy to "card you", as you put it, anytime... and particularly if there is ale (or cider) involved!  ;)  If we make it out there this season, I will be sure to bring my cards along.  


Coch, I thank you for the well wishes.  I am busily wracking my brain trying to come up with a viable solution, but it may take a while... and in the meantime I'm just going to hope something works out in our favor! 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 18, 2012, 09:36:00 PM
wrack 2 also rack (rk) n.
1. a. Wreckage, especially of a ship cast ashore.
    b. Chiefly British Violent destruction of a building or vehicle.

2. a. Dried seaweed.
    b. Marine vegetation, especially kelp.
   
v. wracked also racked, wrack·ing also rack·ing, wracks also racks
v.tr. To cause the ruin of; wreck.
v.intr. To be wrecked.
[Middle English wrak, from Middle Dutch.]

Hmm?   Maybe the power of positive thought without brain wracking ?      ;D

So, what do the cards say ?   Will it be rain or shine for opening cannon on opening day in just . . .  10 more days ?     ;D ;D ;D

No stacking that deck in advance  . . . mkay ?    (http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSA1OmJH8OdBnzGtKJs54emRTk6y7P3UkkO01rdB9QEsZehWtaF:2.bp.blogspot.com/-SeaV6ABtnaY/TbFj4NZK3BI/AAAAAAAAAyw/INz8XJA_Sj8/s1600/le-pendu-the-hanged-man.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 19, 2012, 06:29:58 AM
...the excitement builds at Castleton!....
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 19, 2012, 08:51:25 PM
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/fofgroupenhancedj.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/082.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/083.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/CK.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/102_6172.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 21, 2012, 10:28:50 PM
This thread is missing some proper cleavage Coch.  Have ye a remedy for that ?   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 22, 2012, 09:40:29 AM
As you wish Sir. I would not want anyone getting the wrong ideas about our Faire.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/100_3550.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/100_3398.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/100_3378.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/100_3213.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 22, 2012, 12:00:45 PM
Now that is better.  I sent you one today by email, did ye get it ?
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 22, 2012, 09:41:31 PM
Aye,
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/070.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 22, 2012, 11:46:52 PM
Ahhh, Molly is advertising again.   8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: The Rabbi on April 24, 2012, 03:24:36 PM
Had the chance to drive past The Castle on my way to the V.A. all I can say is WOW!!!!!! Guys that place looks better than I have seen it in a long time. Fantastic work on the outer walls now I can not wait to go inside at some point during the season.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 24, 2012, 10:31:53 PM
True.  The castle will be rocking in two days and a wake up.  Be there or . . .  be mundane. 

If ye need armed escourt through the shire Rabbi, we are men at arms for hire with a wee fee of a Killian's Red.   ;D

It be rumored that a Rabbi is heavy laden with coin of the realm.  We can assit ye with lightening that burden.   ;D

                (http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/Muskogee%20site%20day%202012/102_6082.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 26, 2012, 10:47:02 PM
               (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TCIjoiO9Ghs/TCD2yaLwsoI/AAAAAAAAB2o/fKEk167Li5w/s1600/trumpet-big.jpg)

                      One more day then sound the bloody horn already.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 27, 2012, 03:37:29 AM
Well, I've managed to secure the promise of a vehicle on loan for one of the weekends this season, but so far I'm not sure which it will be.  I know everyone who will be there this weekend will be enjoying themselves, however!  See you all soon, I hope! 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 27, 2012, 07:07:28 AM
Break a turkey leg, Archer!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 27, 2012, 07:15:32 AM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwpwjqSDuf1qzbra9o1_500.gif)

       Rani, you have considered all potential alternative methods of travel to get to the castle, right?   ;D

       Merlin, be spontaneous if the opportunity permits.    8)   
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 27, 2012, 07:25:04 AM
I assume you're referring to faire attendance, good Archer...  ::)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 27, 2012, 07:35:27 AM
I assume you're referring to faire attendance, good Archer...  ::)

(http://28.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lvugwl8Crr1qdnfjio1_500.jpg)

Yes, of course.   The castle catacombs are full of souls that wished they'd had more fun and attended festival more often.  Be there or, be mundane.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: The Rabbi on April 27, 2012, 08:32:10 AM
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.........Rub it in lol. Im stuck here getting all the last minute details ironed out for SoM. Just try not to have too much fun as I slave away in the trenches toiling in hard back breaking labor, sweating out the last of lifes preciouse fluids........Did that sound dramatic enough and make anyone feel guilty lol. Have a blast out there all.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 27, 2012, 09:04:07 AM
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah.........Rub it in lol. Im stuck here getting all the last minute details ironed out for SoM. Just try not to have too much fun as I slave away in the trenches toiling in hard back breaking labor, sweating out the last of lifes preciouse fluids........Did that sound dramatic enough and make anyone feel guilty lol. Have a blast out there all.

                             .... and best of luck with your SoM project Rabbi !   See you in May.   8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 28, 2012, 07:16:16 PM
M'kay ... opening day.   A few bugs but the mundanes would never know what they were.  A fine day for faire.  Not too hot and nice breeze.  Huzzah.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: The Rabbi on April 28, 2012, 10:57:43 PM
Go ahead... rub the salt in the wound lol. But yes could not have asked for a better day for both work and play. Glad that things went well for all at The Castle. Now can we keep the good weather going for the next several weekends as I need it for next weekend as well and for when we visit The Castle probably closing weekend as I need to recoup from getting things done here.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on April 29, 2012, 12:56:18 AM
(http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lwpwjqSDuf1qzbra9o1_500.gif)

       Rani, you have considered all potential alternative methods of travel to get to the castle, right?   ;D

       Merlin, be spontaneous if the opportunity permits.    8)   


Archer... I'm afraid I just don't have access to that sort of... steed.  :o  ROFL 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 29, 2012, 06:24:09 AM
If everything goes right, karma will bite you on the arse a little later on, so a few minor bugs is good. I hope Myra had a good time as well.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 29, 2012, 08:35:14 PM
Moyra and Honey Mead went down well.  Day two was great weather and very nice day. 

Looking forward to viewing some of Coch's pictures.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 29, 2012, 08:42:59 PM
Ah! Great! The weather predictions had me worried for Sunday! Glad it was clear! I did toss a few extra toads in the cauldron for you...
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 30, 2012, 05:13:08 PM
News spot on opening weekend . . .

http://www.fox23.com/mostpopular/story/Renaissance-Festival-underway-in-Muskogee/b-fQcDFffE2FLpDLlfFpQg.cspx (http://www.fox23.com/mostpopular/story/Renaissance-Festival-underway-in-Muskogee/b-fQcDFffE2FLpDLlfFpQg.cspx)

... and we thank thee for the extra toads,  Merlin.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on April 30, 2012, 06:30:20 PM
No worries, good Archer. I had a few left over after dinner. So pleased that opening weekend went relatively smoothly.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 30, 2012, 09:04:37 PM
Ah yes, we had a great time.  Perhaps Sir Coch will show some of his photo album by link when he has time.  I had the early preview.  He and his lady got some quality shots of the first weekend.   8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 30, 2012, 09:04:53 PM
Merlin, I also thank you for the toads. Do gather some more for use when you grace our faire. I want it to be good weather for you.
archer, here are some pics and links. Photobucket.http://s988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/ (http://s988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/) Facebook 3 albums https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.440624842617880.125148.100000111032337&type=1 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.440624842617880.125148.100000111032337&type=1)  https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.440636139283417.125149.100000111032337&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.440636139283417.125149.100000111032337&type=3)     https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.440644542615910.125152.100000111032337&type=3 (https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.440644542615910.125152.100000111032337&type=3)
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/DSCN6274.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/100_6279.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/070.jpg)(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/100_6434.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on April 30, 2012, 09:05:51 PM
lol Archer, at your wish.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on April 30, 2012, 09:07:04 PM
Now that is service.  Danka brother Coch.   ;D    
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 01, 2012, 08:01:15 PM
Looking forward to our visit over Memorial Day Weekend.  Hotel is booked!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 01, 2012, 11:00:29 PM
Archer, this will be my next project. But won't happen before end of OKRF.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/rhysshield2j.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 01, 2012, 11:02:45 PM
Lady Renee, It will good to have you on our grounds. We will be sure to meet.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 02, 2012, 07:53:57 AM
Lady Renee, It will good to have you on our grounds. We will be sure to meet.


Well stated and so it shall be.  Do hail us if we miss seeing you first, Lady Renee. 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 02, 2012, 05:49:58 PM
Thanks to all for the advance welcome.  I'm not sure how big this faire is, but I will be there with my 3 "boy toys," a phrase that was coined at the M'Crack gathering in Tennessee last year.  One day for sure will be Scottish - and it's hard to miss the bright colors of the Buchanan tartan.  The rest depends on the weather.  But there might also be pirates.  Arrrrrrgggggg...
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 02, 2012, 06:19:27 PM
Pirates feast tickets are running out fast, if not gone already for Saturday evening.  Best get those ASAP if you wish to attend.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 03, 2012, 10:39:09 AM
An opening weekend photo album, The Works Of Richard Andes . . . .

http://store.wylin.com/Festivals/OKRF-2012/22765004_6czbX4#!i=1826123899&k=pKzTFnF (http://store.wylin.com/Festivals/OKRF-2012/22765004_6czbX4#!i=1826123899&k=pKzTFnF)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 03, 2012, 10:21:16 PM
Lady Renee, Merlin, Nim and any other visitors to The castle. The knights await your arrival.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/KoCOverlay2j.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 03, 2012, 10:47:16 PM
I'm not coming until everyone hides their ugly mug!  ;)  Archer knows I'm kidding. I try not to piss off people with swords. 

Seriously, Nim and I are still very much hoping to be able to squeeze in a trip to Castleton this season, even if it's a quick one.  Being with friends right now would be most helpful and supportive. We will lay my mum to rest on the morrow. Blissfully, a short time at the hands of cancer. I honestly am not sure if I should be feeling grief or relief that she didn't suffer horribly for a long period of time. Archer and Moyra have been a great help to me emotionally. They are very good friends.

I look forward to making your acquaintance, Coch.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 03, 2012, 11:20:11 PM
Merlin, my thoughts and prayers will be with you. I under stand the mixed feelings, I lost my father and brother to cancer.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 03, 2012, 11:22:08 PM
When business is done tomorrow brother Merlin, just do it.   I have extra pirate's feast ticket waiting for you x 2 if ye will hail that ye be on ye way Merlin.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 04, 2012, 01:48:09 AM
Grief and relief in equal measure would not be amiss...


Please let us know if you are able to settle on a date, Merlin, and if it is any other than the Mother's Day weekend then Scally and I will endeavor to be there.  :)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 04, 2012, 08:04:57 AM
When business is done tomorrow brother Merlin, just do it.   I have extra pirate's feast ticket waiting for you x 2 if ye will hail that ye be on ye way Merlin.
This originally was going to be the weekend that we had intended to visit Castleton. Alas, dear friend, there are more family matters on the morrow, but I thank thee.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 04, 2012, 10:07:17 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/33943_105026009634859_100003823803698_25091_1314326221_n.jpg)    (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/536481_102199116584215_100003823803698_6867_1708866056_n.jpg)

                     So, we must party, kill and maim on the morrow without ye wizardly spells and protections ?
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 05, 2012, 11:49:06 PM
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.457407224274527.128975.100000157614986&type=1 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.457407224274527.128975.100000157614986&type=1)

So be it.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 06, 2012, 09:45:55 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIzXyvO2xeY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NIzXyvO2xeY)

The Pirates took the field, twice.  

Guns and powder are the work of witchcraft....   http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.458678597480723.129208.100000157614986&type=3 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.458678597480723.129208.100000157614986&type=3)

Nice album brother Coch . . . http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.447238721956492.126043.100000111032337&type=1 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.447238721956492.126043.100000111032337&type=1)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 07, 2012, 11:10:31 PM
I'm afraid those albums are not available for public viewing, unfortunately.  :(
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 08, 2012, 12:20:09 PM
Thank you Archer                                   Rani, I thought they were. I will correct them.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 08, 2012, 03:18:17 PM
Lady Renee, Merlin, Nim and any other visitors to The castle. The knights await your arrival.
(http://i988.photobucket.com/albums/af8/wolfnyghteyes/OKRF%202012/KoCOverlay2j.jpg)

That one didn't stay on the Castle's wall page very long.   ;D ;D  

Someone gave it the "zap" button.   ;D

Maybe it would if our unofficial logo wasn't on there, eh ?
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 08, 2012, 05:26:38 PM
All albums should be public now.
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That one didn't stay on the Castle's wall page very long.
I had forgot it was on there . lol
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 08, 2012, 05:38:16 PM
                (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/459594_109508065853320_100003823803698_54029_952393678_o.jpg)

                               It could come down to a knight's various methods of persuasion, see ?

                  (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/380248_109508892519904_100003823803698_54035_959214743_n.jpg)

             Pirates storm the castle (Saturday's version)  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHDFILMYNf8 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aHDFILMYNf8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 09, 2012, 01:54:03 PM
Nice article description . . . http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.aspx?subjectid=272&articleid=20120506_44_D3_CUTLIN862341 (http://www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.aspx?subjectid=272&articleid=20120506_44_D3_CUTLIN862341)

                  (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/540189_3952071402558_1303334148_3658183_1557181658_n.jpg)

             Photos credit: Rich Andes of Tulsa, OK

              (http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/530452_3952070642539_1303334148_3658182_2021169381_n.jpg)

                         Looking good there Coch   8)    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ham6vFy8v2I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ham6vFy8v2I)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 10, 2012, 01:15:32 AM
I finally found a hat that won't blow off in Oklahoma winds.   8)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 10, 2012, 03:48:14 AM
It might boil your brain, though!!!  :o  



Well... it's looking as though we're not going to be able to make out it this season, after all, unfortunately.  Too many bills and family obligations...  :-\  
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 10, 2012, 08:00:54 AM
It might boil your brain, though!!!  :o  


Actually, it reflects heat.  The moist arming cap liner keeps the head cooler than any other type of hat in my arsenal.  If it were a black helm, it would absorb heat.   Hope things improve in the realm of manifestation of abundance.  Positive vibes to attain high excitement.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 10, 2012, 10:23:00 AM
We have made arrangements to visit Castleton this weekend. I'm hoping temperatures remain moderate.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 11, 2012, 10:27:04 AM
We have made arrangements to visit Castleton this weekend. I'm hoping temperatures remain moderate.

Excellent.   The Archer strikes again ......  French, phooey.  I was aiming for the fleur de lis.   8)

            (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/582157_112365772234216_100003823803698_70242_500822343_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 11, 2012, 03:58:18 PM
(http://www.underhillpavilions.com/images/products/welshpendragon3_thumb.jpg)

   Found yon Welch banner in ye proper colors, Sir Coch.    http://www.underhillpavilions.com/viewdetail.php?img=welshpendragon3_thumb (http://www.underhillpavilions.com/viewdetail.php?img=welshpendragon3_thumb)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 12, 2012, 06:26:50 AM
Merlin, I hope to meet you. I will not be there Sunday. Day of the Mother's duties call. I fear you may have added too many toads to the brew. Might be a little cool and damp Saturday.
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Found yon Welch banner in ye proper colors, Sir Coch.
I like it.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 13, 2012, 11:25:49 PM
Don't believe Coch, he was there anyway . . . with bells on and camera in hand.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 14, 2012, 12:01:06 AM
Oh, we're so sorry to have missed you both, Merlin.  :(  I'm sure you had a lovely visit, however, with the wonderfully temperate weather we've had this weekend!  It's been gorgeous out all weekend. 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 14, 2012, 06:47:03 AM
Yeah...it was the only chance we had to get up there this season with all that has been going on.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 14, 2012, 07:33:11 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc6/149763_10150886522493706_81715693705_9612054_1232984317_n.jpg)

              When she does show up, I'm not taking another pike blade to the back of the head, for anyone.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 14, 2012, 10:17:09 PM
Merlin, Sorry I doubted you and your addition of toads. Weather was great Saturday.

Quote
Don't believe Coch, he was there anyway . . . with bells on and camera in hand.

 What can I say, We ended up having two extra hours and had to have a Ren-fix.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 14, 2012, 10:37:32 PM
lol, we were glad to see you back in the fold.

                 (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s320x320/574983_346432065410450_141513435902315_929231_1471711525_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: DonaCatalina on May 15, 2012, 05:21:20 AM
I would like to have gone....any other time of the year. But thanks for sharing the great photos.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 15, 2012, 07:21:44 AM
  Most welcome m'lady.  Castleton is not as large as Scarby but it is packed with energy for a good faire fix.   8)

  (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/456196_115603608577099_100003823803698_85449_1905674106_o.jpg)

   (http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/412920_115611195243007_100003823803698_85526_1372352599_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 15, 2012, 01:59:23 PM
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/456196_115603608577099_100003823803698_85449_1905674106_o.jpg)

Did the guy on stilts take this one?  ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 15, 2012, 03:23:12 PM
That vantage point of view would be from this tower's battlements . . .

          (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/528587_3895902726075_1534294709_33202694_210324050_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 15, 2012, 08:10:04 PM
To the Castleton Regulars,

Have a favor to ask please.  When you are at faire this weekend, could you please check to see if there is a 3 day pass for the Memorial Day weekend?  And if there is one, the price if you can buy it in advance and if there is a different price at the gate.

Also, what is the age for the Senior passes?  And if there is a 3 day pass, is there a Senior rate for that, too?

I appreciate your help. I didn't see 3 day passes or ages for seniors on the website, and a couple people in our group might qualify (not me!).  During the day, at work, we must keep our cell phones turned off, and by the time I get out, usually everything is closed.

Thanks for the help on anything you can find out.    ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 16, 2012, 08:00:27 AM
If you secure tickets in advance you get a couple of dollars off each ticket under the gate price.    I've seen no three day pass information this year.  Maybe Coch knows something on that which is unknown to me.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 16, 2012, 09:14:35 AM
You can buy return tickets for the next day at $9.95, if you buy before you leave the Castle.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 16, 2012, 07:29:41 PM
Something recent from Castleton's new "cave pub"  to listen to while ye be ordering up those advance tickets discount.   ;)

 ;D    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NtUNAuO0-4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NtUNAuO0-4)


Heads up fellow travelers.  The Castle of Muskogee has partnered with a business in Muskogee for discount tickets! Visit Lake Country Chevrolet in Muskogee for *half-price* tickets, good for any day during the remainder of the season!
 
They are located at located at 144 W. Shawnee, and can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/?lakecountrychevroletcadillac (http://www.facebook.com/?lakecountrychevroletcadillac) or http://?www.lakecountrychevrolet.com/. (http://?www.lakecountrychevrolet.com/.)

You may purchase tickets at the Lake Country Chevrolet office anytime Monday-Friday, 7:30am-9pm or Saturday, 9am-9pm.
 They accept cash or credit cards, and the cost (not including tax) is $7.50 for Adults (13+), $6.00 for Senior Citizens (55+ in age), and $4.00 for Children (ages 6-12).  Age five and under are free. 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 17, 2012, 01:07:58 AM
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/54822_109453799192080_100003823803698_53649_709155364_o.jpg)

     One of our German mercenaries lands in a pile of horse apples after being kicked in the chest by a pirate during the sword fight.

                               Castleton and its crew rocks.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 17, 2012, 05:57:03 AM
Something recent from Castleton's new "cave pub"  to listen to while ye be ordering up those advance tickets discount.   ;)

 ;D    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NtUNAuO0-4 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0NtUNAuO0-4)


Heads up fellow travelers.  The Castle of Muskogee has partnered with a business in Muskogee for discount tickets! Visit Lake Country Chevrolet in Muskogee for *half-price* tickets, good for any day during the remainder of the season!
 
They are located at located at 144 W. Shawnee, and can also be found at http://www.facebook.com/?lakecountrychevroletcadillac (http://www.facebook.com/?lakecountrychevroletcadillac) or http://?www.lakecountrychevrolet.com/. (http://?www.lakecountrychevrolet.com/.)

You may purchase tickets at the Lake Country Chevrolet office anytime Monday-Friday, 7:30am-9pm or Saturday, 9am-9pm.
 They accept cash or credit cards, and the cost (not including tax) is $7.50 for Adults (13+), $6.00 for Senior Citizens (55+ in age), and $4.00 for Children (ages 6-12).  Age five and under are free. 


Awesome!  We'll be arriving early enough in the day on Friday to stop by there and purchase them.  Thank you1111
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 17, 2012, 07:56:59 AM
Welcome to you . . . safe travels.     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEWF0rvNTxA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEWF0rvNTxA)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: ladyoftheweb on May 17, 2012, 11:17:36 AM
Archer, have you seen the front page of okcastle.com, lately? ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 17, 2012, 11:23:27 AM
Archer, have you seen the front page of okcastle.com, lately? ;D

Awesome.  Our appreciation to the Castle for providing wonderful entertainments.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 18, 2012, 08:39:49 AM
A young person's perspective experience,  from season past . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxH_xgi3T6E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jxH_xgi3T6E)   :P
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 18, 2012, 03:21:55 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/540656_10150897977718706_81715693705_9638611_208078901_n.jpg)

           Wow, music for Saturday night's party should be spirited energy .....  ;D    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XXNJCcISA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XXNJCcISA)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 18, 2012, 07:09:50 PM
3 days of tickets for 4 people bought today on my credit card at Lake County Chevrolet.  They will be waiting for me to pick up next Friday.  Huzzah!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 18, 2012, 08:15:48 PM
You realize, of course, that you have to buy a car!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 20, 2012, 05:29:06 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/399114_468248553190394_100000157614986_2045763_182978413_n.jpg)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/547571_468248766523706_100000157614986_2045765_2026600997_n.jpg)

(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/415302_468249413190308_100000157614986_2045772_2137337371_o.jpg)

              Merlin made it so, he has an alibi for at least, that weekend.    ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 20, 2012, 06:50:42 PM
How do you know it's me?  The evidence is circumstantial, barrister!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 20, 2012, 08:12:20 PM
You realize, of course, that you have to buy a car!


 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 20, 2012, 08:12:54 PM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/392497_468252633189986_100000157614986_2045803_1033686164_n.jpg)

              @Merlin.   That's what she said when I suggested she see the Plague Doctor  . . . the evidence is circumstantial.  

         Sometimes, circumstantial evidence is the most persuasive.   Like waking up, look out your window after sleeping all night and see snow.  

         It is only circumstantial evidence that it snowed during the night, while you were sleeping.  It still can be very persuasive.   ;D

                        (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579592_119655854838458_100003821322851_98955_1596076760_n.jpg)

                                Do I need to have this red head behind me to pull on ye whiskers ?

                         (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/545393_457032614310436_100000111032337_1870527_1954357058_n.jpg)

                                     Or, shall we taunt you a second time... a ?    ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 21, 2012, 05:41:51 AM
   (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/579592_119655854838458_100003821322851_98955_1596076760_n.jpg)

                                Do I need to have this red head behind me to pull on ye whiskers ?

If that's the redhead I think it is, then PLEASE!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 21, 2012, 08:04:43 AM
(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/228121_10150250737036834_289061691833_8662875_1022322_n.jpg)

            Ye still have a good eye, Merlin.   ;D      This one is skilled and capable of taking a little off the top in short order.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 21, 2012, 02:05:35 PM
She is a cute young thing! Whatever you do, don't tell Nim!  ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 22, 2012, 12:54:39 AM
She is a cute young thing! Whatever you do, don't tell Nim!  ;)

        (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/537670_457031190977245_100000111032337_1870493_1060865473_n.jpg)

                Then, by our oath . . . mum is the word.   :P
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 22, 2012, 05:44:05 AM
Just saw the forecast for the weekend.  Between 89 and 91 degrees all 3 days.  Ahhhhhhhhhhhh    :-\
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 22, 2012, 06:35:02 PM
Yes... it's going to be really hot out there, but there are places on the grounds where it's shady and you can sit and enjoy shows, so if you happen on one of these nice shady spots with seating it might be a good idea to take advantage of it for a few moments, so you don't get too fatigued by the heat/humidity.  I know it never fails to take a toll on me!  Hope you have a wonderful visit!  :)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 22, 2012, 08:29:09 PM
Yes... it's going to be really hot out there, but there are places on the grounds where it's shady and you can sit and enjoy shows, so if you happen on one of these nice shady spots with seating it might be a good idea to take advantage of it for a few moments, so you don't get too fatigued by the heat/humidity.  I know it never fails to take a toll on me!  Hope you have a wonderful visit!  :)

Thank you, Rani, for the great advice!  I know we'll have a wonderful time, because it looks like such a fantastic faire!   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 22, 2012, 10:44:56 PM
Well, I'm glad you're able to come down and visit!  It really IS a wonderful Faire, and everyone there has such a great time putting it on for all of us.  I hope you get the opportunity to chat with the owner for a bit, because he's very friendly, and loves welcoming new visitors!  Can't wait to see your photos!  :D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 23, 2012, 01:19:45 PM
Wow... I thought that was some nice temps compared to the last time I did faire on Memorial Day weekend.... 103-104° thereabout?

Still, hot enough to require cooling methods...
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Rani Zemirah on May 23, 2012, 03:46:17 PM
Heat mixed with humidity is the killer.  100 degrees with 20% humidity is a whole lot different than the same with 60% humidity, as you are undoubtedly aware, living in AR. 
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 23, 2012, 09:04:54 PM
                (http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/536056_4023152936682_1217225840_3840658_856080563_n.jpg)

            Meh.  The weather does not matter if there is only one place you know of (the past) where the common man can get the upper hand with big government.  ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Lady Renee Buchanan on May 24, 2012, 05:38:42 AM
Packed and leaving tonight when I get home from work!!!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: sir richard of galena on May 24, 2012, 03:50:29 PM
we are ready and waiting for Lady Renee and Steve to pick us up
looking forward to seeing the faire and hopefully meeting a few of you
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on May 24, 2012, 07:17:56 PM
I wish we didn't have another faire and renewal to attend, or we'd enjoy coming back up to Castleton for the long weekend, and meet you Yanks. I hope you have a wonderful weekend! Watch for Archer and his friends. Honourable men, one and all, and better friendships can't be had!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Coch on May 24, 2012, 09:02:39 PM
Godspeed to you Lady Renee.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 24, 2012, 09:40:20 PM
Safe travels fellow travelers.   

As for you Merlin, you can point Homer any direction ye wish if ye be his master.

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Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 24, 2012, 09:47:40 PM
As for Sir Coch, he wants more people to come just so he can slay them.   ;D

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He hath receipt of a summons to court and he hath not been himself since.....

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Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 25, 2012, 11:57:29 AM
            (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/389338_3952074762642_1131435299_n.jpg)

                  One must adore this image of Sir Coch.

              He certainly appears to be entirely ready to tear some unfortunate pirate a new one.  ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 27, 2012, 06:19:37 PM
http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.3986681035476.2166602.1534294709&type=1 (http://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.3986681035476.2166602.1534294709&type=1)

A very nice set of pics.   ;D

Castleton was rocking this weekend.  (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/560424_3986714356309_1147148966_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 29, 2012, 11:56:39 AM
Packed and leaving tonight when I get home from work!!!!   ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

It was good to make your acquaintance this past weekend at Castleton.  We hope you had a great visit and that your return travels were safe.
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Sir Bahndail on May 29, 2012, 04:38:38 PM
Sadly :'( Castleton has closed it's gate for yet another season. Many new friends were made and old friendships renewed. It was my great honor to be knighted along with 5 of my bother knights into the order of the thistle( Knights of Castleton). It will be my great pleasure to defend the realm with them
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 30, 2012, 12:32:40 AM
Sad but true.  I'd wager that the free helmet polishing on the last day of festival can only be found at Castleton. ;)

                    (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/150148_4008674065288_1596338450_n.jpg)


and look what we found in the north end of the shire . . . spending coin of course. ;)

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Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Captain Teague on May 30, 2012, 04:41:33 AM
            (http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/389338_3952074762642_1131435299_n.jpg)

                  One must adore this image of Sir Coch.

              He certainly appears to be entirely ready to tear some unfortunate pirate a new one.  ;D


Silly Knoight.......brangin a knife to a gunfight loike that, eh? ....silly indeed.  8)

Just messin. You guys all look great and it looks to be a great time. May have to slip a new Faire name onto my "New Faires to possibly invade and plunder" list. ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 30, 2012, 08:36:13 AM
If ye do, on pirate's weekend, ye shall be drafted into treasonous behaviors in a heart beat. ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on May 30, 2012, 02:33:18 PM
When a gift is given, one should share it. 

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/484162_2932902056564_374259483_n.jpg) (http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/292645_125496630921047_1596987548_n.jpg)

        These were made by Aaron Henson of Muldrow, Oklahoma.   ;D
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on June 01, 2012, 08:22:08 PM
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Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Captain Teague on June 02, 2012, 03:23:53 PM
*Like*
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on June 03, 2012, 02:11:08 PM
Sad but true.  I'd wager that the free helmet polishing on the last day of festival can only be found at Castleton. ;)

(http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash2/150148_4008674065288_1596338450_n.jpg)

You'd better be glad that was all that was getting...polished, else the Lady at your castle would be using that sword for other purposes...
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on June 06, 2012, 01:20:57 PM
Actually, she pushed the "like" button . . . . several times. ;)
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Merlin the Elder on June 06, 2012, 06:32:48 PM
Actually, she pushed the "like" button . . . . several times. ;)
I am not going there! Not no way no how!
Title: Re: Castleton 2012
Post by: Archer on June 07, 2012, 09:07:54 PM
You WERE there . . .   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dK6oDWwAoQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dK6oDWwAoQ)