From The Page (August, 1982):
ARE YOU TIRED OF GOING ALL THE WAY TO THE PENNSIC WAR AND GETTING RAINED ON? ARE YOU TIRED OF CLEANING RUST OFF YOUR ARMOR? THEN COME TO SUNNY CAID AND VENT YOUR BLOOD LUST BESIDE THE BLUE PACIFIC!
On Labor Day weekend, the Army of Caid will do battle against an allied army that will, hopefully, contain elemnts from all the Kingdoms of the Knowne World. The site will be El Captain Ranch Park, a campground twenty miles west of Santa Barbara, California, and one (1) mile from the beach. The camp-ground has flush privies, pay showers, a swimming pool, and a small snack bar/general store.
Saturday morning's activities will include a Field Battle, a Bridge Battle, and stag hunting for non-combatants. During lunch a siege engine competition will be held with judging on range, accuracy, rate of fire, and authenticity. Saturday afternoon, combat will move into the canyon for a broken-terrain battle, leaving the field open for inter-kingdom archery competition. Saturday's contests will include siege cooking, calligraphy, bardic presentations, needlework, and more.
Sunday morning's activities will begin with a Boar Hunt (men are hounds, ladies are huntresses). Sunday's battles will be fought with mixed sides, using combat archery and shinai (a bamboo sword used in kendo). For those who cannot kill without rattan, the field will be open for challenges in the morning, and inter-kingdom lists will be fought in the afternoon. The archery and shinai combat will commence with a field battle on the hillside overlooking the camp, and a resurrection battle in the canyon after lunch. Oriental garb is encouraged for Sunday, and Japanese games will be taught and played.
Camping space is limited, so reservations are suggested. The camp fee is $3 per car, plus $1 per person per night (i.e., 1 car + 2 people for 3 nights = $15). Reservations should be sent to Lady Cornelia of the Sapient Throng (contact info omitted). Questions regarding combat or contests should be addressed to Sir Robear du Bois, Earl Marshal (contact info omitted).
Description of this event (if any) taken from The Page.
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