From The Page (July, 1997):
To arms! In the Silver Desert, 'tis the season to prepare for battle. You are all being called upon to form combat units for the Second Annual Ransom Tourney. There will be a feast prepared by Alchemy, Inc., the culinary guild of Silver Desert. We will have a vast bevy of appetizers, side dishes, and desserts in addition to the fire. You bring the beast to roast and, of course, feast gear.
Friday, July 18: Site will open at noon (12:00 PM.)
|Saturday, July 19:||10:00 A M||Armor Inspection|
|11:00 A M||Tourney Begins|
|6:30 PM||Feast & Festivities Begin|
Sunday, July 20: If tracks are found, the boar hunt will proceed ...the site closes at 1:00 PM.
Rules For Ransom: Each team will consist of three fighters. It will be an open field battle amongst the teams. Any member of a team that is defeated is captured. Other members of the captured member's team can attempt to perform a rescue prior to the opposition removing the "captured" in to the conqueror's safe haven. At this point, a ransom must be paid for the release of the captive from the opposition,
Gate Fee: $6.00 per person, smalls free.
Feast Fee: Advance tickets: $6.00 per adult, ages 12 to 16 $3.00, and smalls under 12 free. At the Gate: $7.50 per adult, ages 12 to 16 $4.00, and smalls under 12 are free. The deadline for advance tickets is July 12th. No Exceptions, Please! Contact Lady Teresa at the same number and email address as the autocrat. West Kingdom Fire Laws will Be Enforced. This is a dry site (no potable water available on site); a small creek runs near camp.
Autocrat: (Mahon) Mathghamhain MacDiarmada (contact info omitted).
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