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The Fifteenth Year

Burro Creek IV -- Kingdom of Atenveldt
February 14-16, 1981 (AS XV)

From The Page (February, 1981):

The vital Atenveldt stronghold of Burro Creek will again be the scene of an invasion from Caid and the West on President's Day Weekend, February 14, 15, & 16, AS XV. Burro Creek Campground is approximately 50 miles north of Wickenburk on Highway 93. A site fee of $1.00 per person will be charged at the entrance. The Barony of Atenveldt will be operating a tavern.

Four scenarios are planned. To emphasize the "serious" nature of the warefare, the opening scenario will be a game of "log ball", probably with mixed teams. The object is to carry a log by force of arms and swiftness of foot, to the opposite end of the playing field. After a suitable rest period, the Atenveldt forces will attempt to return to camp. However, this will be the time for the new "supply train ambush" scenario. Saturday's activities will conclude with the usual revelry, and planned competitions in the gentler arts.

Sudnay's scenarios will begin as soon as possible in the morning. A fairly conventional open field fight is planned, followed by a castle scenario with Atenveldt defending. A closing court is scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

For those persons who have not been to Burro Creek before, the following directions and suggestions should be studied.

(directions omitted)

Burro Creek is an Arizona Bureau of Land Management campground and recreation area. Elevation is about 2000 feet. The terrain is rolling rocky desert. Temperatures range from near 80 in the day to below 40 at night. It has been known to rain at this time of the year. There is one pair of flush toilets and one fresh water hydrant. Fire pits and picnic tables are few. Coleman stoves and hibachis are recommended. Firewood can be scarce. The nearest store is over 50 miles away in Wickenburg.

Arrival can be at any time before Saturday morning; security personel should be on duty by Friday afternoon. This is often a very large event in a fairly remote location, and the hosting group can only provide so many services. Other groups should try to bring their own heralds, thrones, marshalls, healers, etc. In other words, try to bring a little of your own area's organizational structure.

Autocrats for this event: Sir Dale the Small (contact info omitted). Baron Woodford of Lorien (contact info omitted).

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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