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The Sixteenth Year

St. Katherine/Teufelberg War -- Teufelberg
March 6, 1982 (AS XVI)

From The Page (February, 1982):

To those of you in the knowne world who are warmongers, and those who aren't, the people of the college of St. Katherines (U.C., Berkeley) and the Shire of Teufelberg (Contra Costa County) are going to hold a war on March 6, 1982 c.e. We would be very happy if many people show up so, Please, oh Please, Oh Please come!

The fighting events will include: open field battles, hill fights, ambush battles, ravine fights and archers only battles. There will be war archery in all of the battles except the ravine fights, so fighters remember to bring your mesh (medium 1/4" opening). Also as required by Kingdom Law all javelins must be wrapped with one or more layers of strapping tape or the equivalent.

Non-combatant events will include: a favor contest, who can get the most favors at the end of the tourney and a balzon the device contest, yes, you heralds get a contest of your own.

Directions
(omitted) (Event was held at Briones ...)

[A couple of form letters that are hard to duplicate ... were also in The Page, filled out, one from The College of St. Katherines, the other from The Shire of Teufelberg ... I will do my best -- highlighted items were circled, underlined were hand-written ... Hirsch]

TO: THE People of the known World
FROM: The College of St. Katherines
RE: The St. Katherines-Teufelburg war on March 6 A.S> XVI (1982) at Brions Park

After Teufelberg (kidnapped/poisoned/insulted) our (Seneschal/Warlord/High Ranking Mucky-Muck), we, the (oppressed/abused/war-mongering) populace of St. Katherines have taken the liberty of (declaring war/having war declared upon us). Ere we lose more of our (meager/dwindling) population, we (demand/request/beg) of all those who are (chivalrous/bloodthirsty) to give aid to our (poor but honest/meager/dwindling) (shire/province/college/other) in our battle against the (barbaric/uppity-uppity) hordes of Teufelberg. There will be (loot/ale/glory/women/men) aplenty for all who come to (fight/watch/laugh). The war will take place even if St. Katherines and Teufelberg manage to (decimate/annihilate) each other.

TO: The People of the Known World
FROM: The Shire of Teufelberg
RE: The Teufelberg-St. Katherine's war on March 6

After St. Katherine's (kidnapped/poisoned/insulted) our (Seneschal/Warlord/High Ranking Mucky-Muck), we, the (oppressed/abused/war-mongering) populace of Teufelberg have taken the liberty of (declaring war/having war declared upon us). Ere we lose more of our (meager/dwindling) population, we (demand/request/beg) of all those who are (chivalrous/bloodthirsty) to give aid to our (poor but honest/meager/dwindling) (shire/province/college/other) in our battle against the (barbaric/uppity-uppity) hordes of St. Katherine's. There will be (loot/ale/glory/women/men) aplenty for all those who come to (fight/watch/laugh). The war will take place even if Teufelberg and St. Katherine's manage to (decimate/annihilate) each other.


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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