Cast & Guilds
Mary, Queen of Scots
The village of Dunrose is alive with excitement as word spreads that Mary, Queen of Scots and her court are arriving to visit the town! The villagers can hardly contain their joy at the prospect of hosting such a prestigious and powerful guest. Mary is returning to her homeland after years away, and the people are eager to show her their support and loyalty. With music, dancing, and feasting on the agenda, the stage is set for days of revelry and celebration. So come one, come all, and witness the triumphant return of Mary, Queen of Scots, as she graces the village of Dunrose with her presence once more.
The name John Knox commands a certain level of respect and fear in the village of Dunrose. A passionate and uncompromising figure, Knox is a Protestant reformer who is unafraid to speak his mind and challenge the established order. His fiery sermons and unyielding convictions have earned him both admirers and enemies, and his presence in the village always draws a crowd. Everyone is anxious to see how he responds to the arrival of their beloved Queen Mary, because John Knox is vehemently opposed to her Majesty’s Catholic faith and sees it as a threat to his Protestant beliefs.
The Swedish Court
The lovely Princess Cecelia and her court have traveled from afar to visit Durose, bringing her most favored pets for your enjoyment. Come and meet her unicorns, rabbits, and goats, and have your Flemish painting done and feed the animals treats. Enjoy your own treat by joining the Princess at 1pm (both Saturdays & Sundays) to attend her tea party and decorate your own crown. Only 12 guests per day, so be sure to RSVP at the Swedish Court to save your seat!
There’s a new group of mercenaries in town, eager to entertain guests and take on odd jobs – as long as the price is right! This is the Landsknechts’ first year in Dunrose, so come by the encampment to see some daring sword fights, hear tales of adventure from faraway lands, and be sent on an adventure of your own!
The Blue Footed Booby
Welcome to Mistress Chastity Taille and Captain Long Ben’s house of ill-repute, blue-gartered working “Birds” and very, very bad puns. How many Private’s does it take have a good time? ‘Just One Buccaneer’s!’ Come get your fancy tickled for two pence, your secrets unlocked for a gold doubloon, your need for stale water quenched on the house, and test your skills at our card, dice and chest tables.
Remember, half-priced Sundays include the bartender’s special, Wet Willy, and a peek at the girl of the day’s left ankle. We accept all forms of currency, including livestock, fine trinkets, treasures, and your mother’s best garter belt.
Troupe Seven Stars - Weekends 1 & 2
Troubadours, actors, poets, and bards. Troupe Seven Stars are creators, virtuosos and vagabonds; making their way across the lands to spread their passion for their craft during an era when the ideals of learning, art, and beauty have become paramount once more. With no food left to fill their bellies or supplies to keep the carts on the move, this raggle-taggle band of folk artists and street performers has set up camp in town until their welcome has been worn out or they have scrounged up the means to move along. Catch them performing music, dancing, Commedia dell’Arte, and more in the streets
The Scottish Court
A group of performers portraying the royal court of Her Majesty, Mary, Queen of Scots. Players reenact what it would have been like in Mary’s life throughout her reign of Scotland, Ireland, and France.
James Stewart, the Earl of Moray
The Earl of Moray, also known as James Stewart, is a prominent Scottish nobleman and the half-brother to her Majesty, Mary, Queen of Scots. The Earl welcomes the Queen with great hospitality, demonstrating his loyalty to the Scottish monarchy and setting the tone for a promising future for the country. Although the Earl is a dignified and respected man, his footmen appear to be panicked by the arrival of the Queen and the pressure to make a good impression.
In renaissance Europe, there’s always a war happening somewhere. Hawkwood’s Troope makes that war their business! Demonstrating advanced historical fighting techniques in several styles and offering the chance to learn how to swing your sword like a mercenary! An ongoing project combining resources from several Oregon and Washington schools of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA) to educate the public about the realities of warfare in the middle ages and renaissance and how much fun historical martial arts can be! But watch out, you may just be recruited into the Troope!
Wotan the Fairy Smasher
Wotan the Fairy Smasher is a friendly giant from the Emerald City who performs at events on both coasts of United States. This silly barbarian loses every fight to children and faeries of all ages. As an antagonist it is his goal to let the children be the heroes of their own fairytale and go home bragging how they defeated the giant. Wotan hates all things beautiful and magical, and he is allergic to fairy dust and blown kisses send him running away!
From the magical realms of the Wyldewood, the Faerie Queen Tanaquil Glorianna has heard that the Queen of Scots, Mary Stewart is to be honored with a summer faire at the Vale of Dunrose. Intrigued to see a mortal queen, she has gathered her court of Fae to come and partake of the festivities.
Come meet the Faerie Queen, Princess Aurelia, their faeries, elves, goblins, satyrs, pixies, brownies and more! The Queen likes her entertainment, and so there will be songs, dancing, and crafting, all aimed at enchanting your wee ones!
Brotherhood of Oceanic Mercenaries (BOOM)
Privateers to her Majesty, Queen Mary, through swordplay, shanties, and a robust historical display, the crew of the Emerald Rose shall both Amaze and Inform your entire family.