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The Nineteenth Year

Valhallan Day on the Green -- Cynagua
September 14, 1984 (AS XIX)

From The Page (September, 1984):

The appointed day is close at hand. The time has come to prepare, to put your money in your purse and lust in your heart, for Valhallan Day on the Green approaches, and Tribe Rot Mahne invites all to attend. Having made several prosperous business trips this season, we have acquired many exotic items from near and far. Now, as our business season closes, we invite all to attend our prize tourney and see what they can walk away with. Who knows, you might see something you recognize.

VDOG is (for those unenlighted ones) a Viking prize tourney sponsored annualy by Tribe Rot Mahne, a small household located mainly in the West, to benefit the smaller shires in the Principality of Cynagua. All non-nordic types are invited to attend and see how the other half lives. Contests so far scheduled include: the Unbelted list; a Bastard sword list; Ship to ship fights; Pike duels; a Buckler and sax (or ax) list; and the Ragnarok and Rot Mahne vs the Rest of the Known World melees. Also, there will be a Viking Costume contest, a Skaldic poetry contest; and the Gjallerhorn competition, plus a lot more that weren't ready by press time (one of the boats is still out).

Furthermore, we will once again be holding the Rot Mahne Persona Contest (any period personal will do) which may yet see an entry. For contest rules, see the August PAGE; I'm tired of writing them down.

Finally, you must be made aware that the tribe on its travels has searched out and trapped the most ferocious, wildest bears in the world for the fourth annual VDOG Bear Pit wrestling championships! Enter at your own risk!

The site is once again Camp Pollack Boy Scout Camp in Golden Rivers. This is a nominally dry site, so plan to be discreet. There will be a two doallr site donation requested. No pets will be allowed. WARNING: The site lies next to the American River, a major tributary of the Sacramento River. If you have children and are not sure they will have sufficient supervision, please leave them at home. The site will open 5pm Friday.

Improved directions: (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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