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The Twenty-ninth Year

Border Skirmish -- Desert Guard

July 22-24, 1994 (AS XXIX)
Spring Creek Campground,
Elko, NV

From The Page (July, 1994):

Oyez! Oyez! Let the word be passed to all within the realm that the horns of battle do blow. Raiding parties from northern Atenvc1dt have been seen and a call for aid to repel these raiders and to have a good ol' time while doing so has been sent forth unto the populace of the West.

The theme for this years Border Skirmish is Viking Pillage and Plunder. The total theme has been edited so as not to give the Vikings too bad of a rap.

All fighters and non-fighters are invited to join in the fun as there will be plenty for all to do. Merchants from both sides of the border are encouraged to come as are bards (we wouldn't want a one sided account of how things really turned out during the weekend), so that beneath the twinkling stars songs may be sung, tales (lies) be told and good time be had by all.

For the fighters there will be many scenarios including a sea/beach battle, broken field battle, combined bridge and village battle and a church battle (our version of a castle battle) plus many more. Light fighters are encouraged to join in. Armor inspection begins at 9:30 a.m. and fighting begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

For the non-combatants there will be many activities including a archery competition, medieval chess/games competition, story and/or poem competition preferably relating to the day's happenings for the bardic circle and an arm wrestling contest for men and women (as Viking women were often as strong as the men or was that visa versa?).

The site is at the Spring Creek Campground about 15 miles south of Elko, NV. The site will open at noon on Friday and close at noon on Monday. Site fee will be $8 per person 16 years and older (children under 16 are free), $15 merchant fee (this includes the $8 for the merchant) and $2 day fee for Saturday or Sunday.

It is suggested that you bring potable water but we should have water available. There is a stream running through the campground but it is advised that you boil it before you use it.

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrat: AElfhere "Wolf" Bayne (name/contact info).

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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