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Everyone who attends the event will do a chore or two, as is customary in the Crescent Isles.

We've tried to take into account preferences from booking forms, when people will be on site, and any other needs or commitments we're aware of.  If you're going to be unable to do one of your chores please email the stewards to let them know as soon as possible.

If you'd like to swap chores with someone, then the May Crown mailing list might be a good way to ask who might want to swap. Please let the stewards know about any swaps you make.

The schedule for other activities is here.

These lists will also be available at the sign-in desk, so you don't need to memorise details.

It's possible that there will be a few changes over the week before the event. If that happens, we'll tell you about it when you arrive. If the changes cause a problem, we'll sort it out at the event.

 

Friday

 
Chore Person in charge Helpers Time Place Description
Unload float William de Cameron

Katherina Weyssin

Geoffrey de Wulf

Gareth Robertson

4:30pm Parking, by kitchen Unload all baronial gear from float, take boxes to room they'll be used in
General Friday Set-up

William de Cameron and

Katherina Weyssin

[everyone on site] 4:30pm Come to float/gate for instructions Unload float, site signage, label bunkrooms, paper-soap-towels to all bathrooms, loaner bedding etc, prepare royal chambers
Kitchen set-up

Anna de Wilde and

Ludwig von Regensburg

[everyone else on site] 4:30pm Kitchen Unpack food, arrange chiller and food supplies, unpack kitchen equipment, survey site kitchen equipment (one round of photos to confirm details, before our stuff comes out)
           
Dinner preparation A Ludwig von Regensburg

ibn Jelal

Iuliana de Northwood

Caleb Adolphus

from 4:30pm

(or as soon after as kitchen is useable)

Kitchen Help Ludwig make dinner - lots of chopping veggies. Ludwig will tell you whether you can go when dinner prep B arrives, or everyone needs to stay and help. 
Dinner preparation B Ludwig von Regensburg

Bryan Burling-Claridge

Catalina de Noche

from 6pm 

 

Kitchen Help Ludwig make dinner
Dinner cleanup  

Brusi Anderson of the Shetlands

Allessandro von Florenz

Isobel le Breton

from 8:30pm Kitchen, hall and scullery Fetch serving dishes from hall, wipe serving tables if needed, wash and put away kitchen dishes and leave kitchen clean for breakfast.
Gate William/Katherina/Anna   from 5:30pm Anteroom Assist people to sign in as they arrive, collect money, etc
Parking Philippe de Tournay   from 5:30 parking area Keep an eye on parking as people arrive, encourage people to park efficiently, provide advice about suitable places
Hall set-up for dinner William/Katherina

Cicilia Lyon

Calach Dregson

Lea Cheval

7:00 hall Set out tables and chairs ready for dinner. 
Lamps

Rudiger Adler and 

Alyenora Brodier

  from 4:30pm hall Set hanging lamps ready to use on Saturday night
Hall decorations William/Katherina

katherine kerr

Bartholomew Baskin

Eva y Bwa

Ouriel le Fuiz Danyel

from 4:30pm hall  
Firewood          

 

         
List Field William de Cameron

Dameon Greybeard

Madeleine de Eyncourt

Bernard Stirling

after 4:30pm outside hall Set up List Field
Archery Range Geoffrey de Wulf Gareth Robertson Friday afternoon or first thing Saturday Pine Grove Set up archery range ready for shooting. Please check location with stewards before setting up.
Tent Set-up (William)

Albert Bossard

Emrys Twdr

Friday afternoon or first thing Saturday by list field Set up arming tent

 

Saturday

 

 
Chore Person in charge Helpers Time Place Description
Breakfast prep Aveline Goupil

Bartholomew Baskin

Emrys Twdr

Lizbet

from 7am Kitchen Help Aveline make and serve breakfast
Hall set-up: breakfast  

Leta von Goslar

Inigo Missaglia

7:30am hall Check that hall is in a fit state for breakfast, re-set tables and tidy up a bit if it needs it
Breakfast clean-up  

Mathilda de Villiers

Suzanne Gibbs

9am hall, kitchen and scullery Collect serving dishes, wipe tables if needed, clean kitchen and wash dishes
           
Sunshades Edward Braythwayte

James of Southron Gaard

Beatrice Maria Malatesta

Brusi Anderson of the Shetlands

Isobel le Breton

Allessandro von Firenz

9am (or a little before if possible) near list field Put up Sunshades
Royal Sunshades (Ginevra, royal household)

Beatrice Maria Malatesta

Amalie von Brisache

9:30am Sunshades Set up thrones, etc under sunshades, with anything else necessary to make it comfortable
Decorate outside  

Phillipe de Tournay

Ceara Shionnach

9am list field and balconies Banners around list field, and overlooking list field from balcony
           
Archery marshal Geoffrey de Wulf Gareth Robertson 9:30am Pine Grove Manage archery contest
           
Armour inspections William de Cameron   from 11:30am List Field Armour inspections for Crown Tournament Entrants
           
Lunch prep A Margaretta Haywards

Cecily de Montgomery

Godric of Twynham

from 10am Kitchen Help Margaretta chop carrots, etc
Lunch prep B Margaretta Haywards

Valentino Salvatore

Helewys Myrie

Peter of Smithfield

Constance of Southron Gaard

Connor McCormick

from 11am   Help Margaretta set out lunch plates
Lunch tables (Anna)

Yvonne Gwyn

Mathilda de Villiers

about 11:30 meet in scullery Fetch tables from hall, set up tables for Margaretta to serve lunch to
Lunch cleanup A - kitchen  

Sinech ingen Chonchobair

Yngvildr Hafrdottir

from 1pm, or when you've eaten your lunch  kitchen Clean up kitchen, wash dishes used making lunch
Lunch cleanup B - plates  

Philippe de Tournay

Eva y Bwa 

from 1pm, or when you've eaten your lunch meet in scullery  Supervise washing and drying of lunch plates, wash them for anyone who is in a hurry (e.g. Crown entrants and consorts), walk arounnd the site to gather any strays, and see that washed, dried, plates are stacked and returned to the kitchen. See that napkins are collected for laundering.
           
Tournament snacks  (Anna or Katherina)

Leta von Goslar

Bryan Burling-Claridge

Catalina de Noche 

during Crown Tournament; meet after invocation court to decide timing  meet by BBQs

Prepare snacks, serve to populace, clean up. 

Use: a table from the hall, some platters, etc from the kitchen, and the BBQs. 

Prepare during first round, serving during later round(s) as you think appropriate. 

"Menu": fresh and dried fruit, nuts, chorizo (slice and cook on BBQ) - stewards will give you details on the day

           
Tournament Heralds           
Tournament Marshals           
           
Lists  Maximilian von Monsterberg   Fiora Vespucci  Lists open from 11:30am List field 

Max: Run Crown Lists.

Fiora: help Max get lists set up (fetching a table, etc), and then be a runner/gopher/general assistant during the tournament itself. 

           
Water bearer    Ormhilda  during Crown Tournament  List field  Circulate with water, offer it to all who want it, especially fighters between rounds of the tournament.  
           
Retrieve Banners  

William de Wyke

Amira de Kent

     
           
Feast prep A   Vettoria di Giovanni 

Maheshti al-Barraniya

Robert Dolby

Idonea of Nordskogen

Stephen Peacock

Arna Brown

Loralein dell'Isolla

1:30-3:30  kitchen  
Feast prep B  Vettoria di Giovanni 

Maheshti al-Barraniya

Robert Dolby

Constance of Southron Gaard

Edit Simpson

Tariq ibn Jelal

Juliana de Northwood 

3:30-5:30  kitchen   
Feast C   Vettoria di Giovanni 

Margaretta Haywards

Amalie von Brisache 

5:30 to about 7:30 kitchen   
           
Feast hall set-up Katherina and William 

Isabel Maria del Aguila

Christian Baier

Ian Piddington

Angele de Savigny

5pm or end of Investiture Court, whichever comes first Hall 

Set tables and chairs, set out tablecloths, water carafes, light lamps, etc

(Note: not everyone doing this chore will be lifting/carrying stuff)

           
 Platers A  Anna de Wilde

 Katherine of Glastonbury

Norina

Amira de Kent

 4:45pm  Outside kitchen Help Anna de Wilde present the food in the first credenza course (nibbles) ready for service 
Platers B  Anna de Wilde 

Katherine of Glastonbury

Beatrice Maria Malatesta

Ceara Sionnach

5:30pm     Help Anna de Wilde present the food in the first kitchen course (main course) ready for service 
Platers C  Anna de Wilde 

Katherine of Glastonbury

Maximilian von Monsterberg

Fiora Vespucci 

6:15pm     Help Anna de Wilde present the food in the second kitchen course (second main course) ready for service 
Platers D  Anna de Wilde 

Katherine of Glastonbury 

Yvonne Gwyn

Elena Spycer

7:00pm     Help Anna de Wilde present the food in the final credenza course (nibbles and dessert) ready for service 
           
 Feast service Katherina and William 

Gregory Tortouse de Sloleye

Angele Marie de Savigny

Adrienne Furet

Jason Atkinson 

meet at end of investiture court, or 5pm, whichever comes first   hall Serve feast 
 Feast dishes A Anna and Vettoria 

 Sinech ingen Chonchobair

Cicilia Lyons

Harry

Lea (not Lea Cheval)

after first credenza course (nibbles)   scullery and kitchen

Wash and dry cooking and serving dishes from first credenza/nibbles course. Return cooking dishes to kitchen, serving dishes to Anna and platers. 

(Note: servers will bring used serving dishes to scullery - no need to collect from tables)

Feast dishes B  Anna and Vettoria 

Yngvildr Hafrdottir

Luan an Fael

Lizbet

Suzanne Gibbs

 after first kitchen course (first main course) scullery and kitchen 

 Wash and dry cooking and serving dishes from first kitchen/main course. Return cooking dishes to kitchen, serving dishes to Anna and platers. 

(Note: servers will bring used serving dishes to scullery - no need to collect from tables)

Feast dishes C  Anna and Vettoria 

 Robyn atte May

Helewys Myrie

Peter of Smithfield

Ian Piddington

after second kitchen course (second main course)  scullery and kitchen 

Wash and dry cooking and serving dishes from second kitchen/main course. Return cooking dishes to kitchen, serving dishes to Anna and platers. 

(Note: servers will bring used serving dishes to scullery - no need to collect from tables) 

Feast dishes D  Anna and Vettoria 

 Stephan Bedford

Eleanor Hall

Ouriel le Fuiz Danyel

Alexandra Allison

 after end of feast scullery and kitchen 

 Wash and dry all remaining kitchen and serving dishes from feast; and put them away. Leave kitchen ready for breakfast cooks / late night snacks.

(Note: servers will bring used serving dishes to scullery - no need to collect from tables) 

           
Children's Table Caterina Nuova   feast near high table

Caterina will help to entertain the children's table (available to any children under 7 who would like to sit there). Note: parental supervision still required - Caterina is NOT providing a child-care service. 

Some places will be reserved nearby for parents (as well as the option to sit directly at the kids' table). Young children who would prefer to sit elsewhere in the hall with their parents are perfectly welcome to do so.

           
High table dishes A Ginevra

Maerwynne of Cluain

Inigo Missaglia

end of first kitchen course (first main course - not needed after initial nibbles/credenza course) high table and scullery

Collect personal dishes from high table (not serving dishes), wash, dry, and return

High table dishes B Ginevra

Medb ingen Iaschata

Gerel

end of second kitchen course (second main course) high table and scullery

Collect personal dishes from high table (not serving dishes), wash, dry, and return

High table dishes C Ginevra

Caterina Nuova

James of Ildhafn

end of feast high table and scullery

Collect personal dishes from high table (not serving dishes), wash, dry, and return to attendants/baskets for next day

 

         
Bonfire Edward Braythewayte Bridget Lewis end of feast firepit under the oak tree Set bonfire (may want to do this late afternoon), light it, keep an eye on safety, make sure it's safely extinguished 
Late night snacks Edward Braythewayte Elena Spycer about 11pm kitchen Round up feast left-overs in kitchen (they will be put aside in one place), re-heat if necessary, serve anything that looks like good snacks to the revellers by fire or in hall

 

Sunday 

 

 
Chore Person in charge Helpers Time Place Description
 Breakfast prep Katherine of Glastonbury 

Edit Simpson 

Christine Bess Duvaunt

Rowland Bridgeford

Tailtiu na Gortrua

7am  kitchen  Make and serve breakfast 
 Breakfast hall setup Leta von Goslar     7am hall 

Check that hall is in a fit state for breakfast, re-set tables and tidy up a bit if it needs it

Rope in others as required

Serve breakfast before meeting   Isabel Maria del Aguila 8:15am kitchen, royal suite

Deliver breakfast suitable for Their Majesties and Their family, and the Masters of Defense who will shortly be meeting them, and anyone else They wish (e.g. attendants) to the Royal Privy Chamber

 Breakfast cleanup  

Loralein dell'Isolla 

Maerwynne of Cluain

Eleanor Hall

from 9am  hall, kitchen and scullery  

 Lunch prep A

 Svartr Ormsson

 Bartholomew Baskin

Valentino Salvatore

 from 10am  kitchen Help Svartr chop veggies, etc, to prepare lunch 
Lunch prep B  Svartr Ormsson 

 Cecily de Montgomery

Godric of Twynham

Bernard Stirling

Madeleine de Eyncourt

from 11am   kitchen  Help Svartr plate lunch ready for service
 Lunch cleanup A - kitchen  

Steffan Glaube

Alexandra Allison

Leonie de Grey 

1pm  kitchen  Wash and dry lunch dishes, assist in cleaning kitchen
Lunch cleanup B - plates  

 Stephen Peacock

Arna Brown

   

 See that lunch plates are washed, dried and stacked, and that napkins are collected. 

Wash up for anyone who is in a great hurry (e.g. has to leave site).

Wander round to collect any stray platters and napkins.

           
 PACK-UP          
 bunkrooms  stewards everyone who used one  1pm  your own bunkrooms 

Clear personal stuff from hall and bunkrooms ASAP

  • return heater, power cords, to anteroom (if you have one)
  • wipe down mattress, stand on side
  •  sweep bunkroom
  • mop if required
  • any other cleaning needed
 bunkroom check    Leonie de Grey about 1:45 all bunkrooms  walk through each bunkroom, check for cleanliness, close door if satisfied (rope in crew to clean if not)
 bathrooms  Alexandra de Santiago

Alexandra de Santiago

Grim of Thornby

Ratbot von Borg

 

from about 1:30 all bathrooms 

 Clean all bathrooms

There is a "cleaning box" in the kitchen - back, yellow lid, marked with three red stripes. It contains bleach, gloves, etc.

Scrub toilets, wipe basins, mop.

There are 5 bathrooms on site: one male and one female for each set of bunkrooms, and one under the stairs by the kitchen. Divide them as you will.

 Pack and clean kitchen kitchen  Anna de Wilde

 Steffan Glaube

Idonea of Nordskogen

Dameon Greybeard

Bridget Lewis

 from 1pm

(but clear own bunk first)

kitchen 

Pack all baronial gear into correct box, deliver to float

Replace all site gear as it was at beginning of event (ask stewards for photos)

Assist in dealing with left overs

Wipe all surfaces (including chiller), mop floors 

 Pack and clean hall Katherina Weyssin 

Robyn atte May

Calach Dregson

Lea Cheval

Isabel Winter 

from 1pm 

(but clear own bunk first)

hall   Take down banners, fold and pack. Pack all other baronial gear, deliver boxes to float/anteroom. Sweep and mop floor.
 Pack list field William de Cameron 

 Ratbot von Borg

Ranif Pallesser

Jajiridai

Svartr Ormsson

after 1pm

(but clear own bunk first) 

list field  Collapse list field. Deliver to float. Help pack float if needed.

 

Throughout event

 
Chore Person in charge Helpers Time Place Description
Tea and coffee (Anna) Catalina Oro Sol

several times a day, as is convenient

servery, end of hall

Check that the tea- and coffee- station in the servery is well stocked and tidy, replace anything that it needs - milk, sugar, tea-spoons, etc.

Anna de Wilde will provide any advice or assistance needed.

 Laundry    Jan Howard after lunch saturday, after feast   laundry (by scullery)

after Saturday lunch, wash napkins, then dry them, fold for Sunday. After feast (or Sunday morning) wash and dry tablecloths (if this seems feasible - don't bust a gut!)

There is a coin-operated washer and dryer in the laundry, by the scullery. The stewards will have coins for you.

Bathroom check  

Catalina Oro Sol

Albert Bossard

morning and evening Saturday, 

Sunday morning

check all bathrooms 

Check that there is toilet paper, soap, and a reasonably clean and dry hand towel; and that they are reasonably clean and tidy.

There are five bathrooms on site: a male and a female bathroom at the end of each bunk building, and a small bathroom under the stairs next to the kitchen.

Albert, please do both male bathrooms all both days, and the kitchen one on Saturday. Catalina, please do both female bathrooms both days, and the ktichen one on Sunday morning.

 

NOTE: someone else is assigned to clean the bathrooms at the end of the event: you job is to see that they're well-stocked and reasonably clean during the event. 

(Catalina: if serious cleaning is required, feel free to rope in another helper, or ask the stewards for help).

Thank yous!

 

Many people have done (or will do) many things for this event beyond those that make it onto the chores roster. Thanks in advance to all of you who will pitch in at the event, above and beyond your "share": you are the best of us. 

Below is a - very incomplete - list of the extra things people are already doing for this event, that have not made it onto the list above:

  • hanging lamps - Rudiger and Aleynora
  • trial feast dinner - Vettoria, Maheshti, Robert, Anna, Katherine and all the others who made this work (including diners!)
  • re-painting thrones - William de Cameron
  • pre-baking pies for lunch - Anna, Katherine, Katherina, Jess
  • helping Their Majesties and Their Excellencies - Ginevra, Katherne, several many others of their households
  • heralds, marshals, attendants, competition judges, performers and more 
  • making sure the Master of Defense ceremony goes well - Leonie, Leofric, Blodeuwydd, Their Majesties, Dameon, William, Caleb, Ludwig, and the Order of the White Scarf (and many more)
  • transport for baronial gear - Isabel, Bridget, Amira for lending your trailers and floats
  • quartermaster - Ludwig, for storing the stuff the rest of the time
  • firewood - Isabel Winter
  • arranging competitions before event - Edward, William
  • general set-up - so many of you I can't list you all - but thank you to every one of you who has volunteered to come early and help set up
  • pack-down - the same thanks to all of you who have offered to stay and help pack up
  • entertainments - Elizabeth, Elena, and all the wonderful performers who have been practicing so hard, making new things, learning new material
  • hospitality - all of you who are billeting a traveller, lending some gear, offering a ride, looking after a newcomer, lending clothes, etc
  • tokens - Bastian for making them, Ginevra for bringing and stringing them
  • candy - Vettoria is not only cooking the feast, but has making many different candies, for months
  • gardeners - all you who've grown herbs, or offered produce for the event
  • horses - Isabel Winter
  • fixing archery frames - William de Cameron
  • soteltie making - Maheshti
  • banners - we're borrowing banners from Cluain, and even Southron Gaard - thanks to those who've arranged and transported them

And finally ... everyone who's taken the time to drop a friendly note to the stewards. Your kind, appreciative words have made such a difference.