The time has come! Let Don Quixote’s journey bring you to the Barony of Settmour Swamp on May 26! The time is late 16th Century Spain. An eccentric Spanish Lord by the name of Alonso Quijano has become obsessed with the Chivalric Romances of Old and decides to become a knight, sallying forth, to fight for all that is good and true. He re-names himself Don Quixote de La Mancha and, with the aid of his trusty companion and valet Sancho Panzo, heads out into the world on his adventures. His first stop on his journey this day is to a local Inn, where he becomes convinced the landlord is a king protecting a mighty castle. Quixote asks a boon, that the inkeeper to offcially name Don Quioxte a knight. In an effort to hurry Don Quioxte on his way, the innkeeper tasks the adventurer with discovering the six knightly virtues. Only then will he be a true knight. To complicate matters futher, Don Quixote has made off with the barber’s prized shaving basin, believing it to be the famed Helmet of Mambrino, and he will only give it up to those he deems worthy of it’s magnificence.

Thus begins the Quest for the Knightly virtues (And one shaving basin) , in which each team is tasked with discovering the 6 knightly Virtues, those of Courage, Wisdom, Honor, Generosity, Mercy and Humilty. Once a team proves themselves worthy they will be able to complete their quest by finding and knighting Don Quixote and retrieving the “Helmet of Mambrino” which they can return to the poor barber! Come prove that your team is the worthiest of all!

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201 Sidney Rd C
Pittstown, NJ 08867

This site measures well against the checklist of the Kingdom Accessibility Porter. For additional concerns, please contact the Event Steward listed to the right.

  • Pond:  There is a pond on site, this is not for swimming.
  • Pets are permitted, and must be kept on a leash at all times.  Certain areas will be off limits to pets.
  • Alcohol:  No alcoholic beverages may be brought on site.  There will be a site-run bar available, and open until 2:00am.  This policy will be strictly enforced by event staff. Anyone in violation of this policy will be removed from the site.

First Remove:

Marqah Ḥabb al-Rummān wa al-Aruzz al-Maqlū (V)
Aromatic Soup with Pomegranate Seeds and Rice: This soup will have a long-grained rice base with pomegranate seeds and spices including cumin, ginger, and sesame seeds.

Manti (V)
Little Canoe Dumplings with Spinach and Cheese filling: These little canoe-shaped pies will be filled with spinach, feta, and onions.

Būrānīyah: of Būrān
The Caliph’s Wife’s Eggplant and Lamb Stir-Fry: This dish contains fried eggplant sauteed with chopped lamb, onions, coriander, ginger, and cinnamon.

Tatbīl al-Qanbīṭ (V)
Cauliflower with Tahini-Walnut Sauce: This dish’s main feature is the sauce, which packs robust flavouring from tahini, walnuts, mustard, mint, and caraway which is then drizzled on the cooked cauliflower. The star of the sauce though is aṭrāf al-ṭīb which is a 15th-century spice mix containing spikenard, betel leaf, bay leaf, nutmeg, mace, cardamom, cloves, rosebuds, ash tree fruit, long pepper, ginger, and black pepper.

Second Remove:

Dajāj ‘Amrūs
Grilled Chicken in Yogurt: This dish contains thinly sliced chicken sauteed with
coriander and onion and cooked with a plain yogurt sauce.

‘Ujjah min Ghayr Bayḍ (V)
Spiced Chickpea Patties: This dish is a perfect vegetarian, protein-packed, crunchy delight. It contains smashed chickpeas mixed with onion, coriander, and pepper which are then fried.

Couscous (V)
Couscous will be cooked in vegetable stock and mixed with flavourful herbs. This dish will serve as a base to put the other dishes on.

Tabboole (V)
Tabboole is a salad with a burghol grain base mixed with parsley, mint, and onion with a lemon juice and olive oil dressing.


Assorted Fruit Sherberts (V)
Dairy and vegan fruit sherberts with flavours like orange and lemon.


Sharāb Na′nā′ (V)
Zesty Mint Drink: This simple drink is made with mint, basil, lemon, and sugar. It serves as a refreshing mint tea/lemonade-like drink.

Your hosts ask of you: Please do not set up any tents until you have signed in at gate/troll, in order to avoid any confusion about the layout of the camping areas and help us get the Covid paperwork handled first.

Your hosts ask of you: Please do not set up any tents until you have signed in at gate/troll, in order to avoid any confusion about the layout of the camping areas and help us get the Covid paperwork handled first.

Don Quixote de la Mancha, a Spanish middle-aged gentleman who had a dream of bringing chivalry back to its original glory, starting from transforming himself into a knight. His challenging quest started after reading multiple books on chivalry, romance and fantastic characters. These sparked a purpose in his heart and marked the beginning of a journey.

So will your quest begin similarly. To enter you will let us know what sparked your purpose. Also bring a tribute to the Barony’s own Dulcinea, Baroness Charis or “Don”cinea, Baron Orlando. (This can be anything, good words, a flower, a poem, a slightly used handkerchief, or any other small object.)

Like Don Quixote, our journeys can be full of adventure and the paths can be quite different. To start, you may choose your own weapon form. This will be either double elimination or round robin based on the number of people. The top four will advance. In case of a tie for fourth place, fighters will fight single one-handed sword.

Don Quixote was nothing without his squire and companion Sancho Panza. For the semis, you will be fighting as the brave squire who would stand by his knight with nothing but a dagger.

Perhaps the most famous scene of Don Quixote is when he jousts windmills. There is an elegant absurdity to this. For the finals, you will fight with spears.

(Loaner spears, daggers, and gauntlets can be supplied for those who do not have them.)

This years' Arts & Sciences Competition will be run by Bjarni a’ Bheithir. This will highlight the learning process behind any successfully made item. Judging with their Excellencies will be at 4:00pm.

Format will be dependent upon the number of participants.

Format TBD and the event will be updated once available.

Format TBD and the event will be updated once available.

Merchants: For details please find the staff section of this page to contact the Event Steward.