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The Twenty-ninth Year

Darkwood/Tarnmist War
The Great War of the Baronies -- Darkwood


May 21, 1994 (AS XXIX)

Gardner's Cove,
Modesto, CA

From The Page (May, 1994):

Hark! The Darkwood-Tarnmist War is Dead. Long live the Great War of the Baronies. Yes, the barons and baronesses of the kingdom have decided that life is boring without more WAR. Henceforth, the First Great War of the Baronies will be held at Gardener's Cove near Modesto (same site as March Crown).

To demonstrate your prowess on the field you must be a member of, allied to, or paid by one of the landed baronies of this kingdom. In the interest of realistic medieval war combat archery will be allowed; castles are encouraged and so is camping by units, baronies or mercenary units, etc.; and any herds, flocks, gaggles, etc. of beasts will be subject to weekend long raids by unarmored troops.

Each barony must provide (at least one and hopefully more) marshals water earers and support personnel. The water on site is said to be potable, but bringing your wn water is recommended. Spiders may be present. No swimming in the river. Pets on I ash only. Kingdom fire rules are in effect; no ground fires and all raised fires must be watched. There is q small store on site that will be well stocked with ice and drinks. There are also a few flush privies and showers a small distances from camp. Lots of trees for shade.

Site fee is $5 per person, $2 for children 12 and under. The site opens Friday at 1 p.m. and closes Sunday at 4 p.m.

Competitions for War Points: (a) best homemade siege rations for a fighter (b) best artwork of a war scene (can be drawn, sewn, painted, etc.) (c) best handmade leather container (could be a pouch, box, war chest, scabbard, etc.)

Page School: Classes in making "flying sheep" and tennis ball slings.

Merchants are welcome, $5 per spot. Call the autocrat for details.

Autocrat: Wilhelm van Zweikopfig Falke (name/contact info).

Directions: (omitted)

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