From The Page (July, 1984):
On July 7, 1984, the armed forces of Southern Shores and various mercenary contingents will be intercepted by the Esfenn Field Negotiation Team in the Oak Knoll Camp Grounds in Ed Levin Park in Milpitas.
The site opens at 8am, with the native forces battle starting at 10am sharp. The open resurrection battle, including pillaging, plunder, and a sheep, will start at 11. No archery is allowed at the site, but light weapons troops need to have a helm sturdy enough to take a hit by a rattan sword, in accordance with His Majesty Ronald's rule.
The Third World Tavern will be present, with food and drink for those who don't know where to pack food after gathering their various weapons of destruction.
The gate fee will be $2 per car, with the hat passed later to cover the cost of bales, site reservation, water carriers, etc.
Directions: (omitted). For information, contact the AUTOCRAT: Theodrik of Skane (phone).
Greetings to the populace of Southern Shores. Thank you for the recent
bribe contribution to our treasury. However, there seems
to be some misunderstanding concerning mercenary groups in your land.
True, mercenaries in our service under Duke Frederick will soon be traveling
south, but they will merely be vacationing and doing a bit of sight-seeing.
Surely, you have nothing to fear from such fine, upstanding, peace-loving
brigands fellows. You must have them confused with some OTHER
mercenaries. We wouldn't want such ruffians to disturb the travels of our goodly
lads, would we? Therefore, on July 7, let our native forces
representatives meet on the fields and bridge of Ed Levin Park
in your northern territory for further discussion on these and other
matters. (SOMEBODY'S sword forges have been keep us awake nights!)
Immediately following, we suggest the various mercenaries meet for field efficiency
testing of their sundry troops out in the Milpitas sunshine. Let there be
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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