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The Sixteenth Year

Arbor Day Tourney and Revel -- Totenwald
April 17, 1982 (AS XVI)

From The Page (April, 1982):

The Shire of Todenwald invites one and all to come celebrate the return of Spring and the growth of future deadwood (that is why you plant trees on Arbor Day isn't it?). There will be activities for teh martial of spirit as well as for those of a more gentle inclination.

The days events will include:

  1. Elimination lists to determine who shall be the "Seeker of the Secret of the Sacred Stump."
  2. At least one blindfold melee and various other challenges and melees.
  3. Axe throwing (we will supply the axes).
  4. Acorn/leaf art, to be done at the site.
  5. Best green and/or brown costume.
  6. A leaf throwing contest (we will even supply the leafs for that one too.)
  7. Log rolling.

And that's just at the Tourney! There is also going to be a revel that evening, after a short dinner break. The Shire will have a thick soup with bread and cheese for sale to those who don't wish to go to one of the many restaurants in the area. The revel will be at the hall on the site and a small donation may be requested to help cover the rental fee. For those who aren't too exhausted from the days events so far, there will be a Best Wooden Shoe Dance contest, regular dancing, a chess tourney (find out why the Church banned chess as a form of gambling), a story telling contest with the subject to be the Sacred Stump and such earth shaking questions as: Why is it sacred? Where is the rest of the Tree? Just what can this thing do for, to, or with anything?
Yes! all this in one day, don't miss the event of the year (or at least of the week)! Be There! Where is there you ask? Well just read on and find all the gory details.

(directions and schedule omitted)

For more information call the Autocrat, Sir Thomas the Incomplete at (phone).

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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