Rowdy Creek Campground,
Crescent City, CA
From The Page (September, 1997):
Treachery, Deceit and Foul Play! Last year's Warlord Ascension was beset wtih scandal as chosen Warlord (an archer), in collusion with the evil minions of the College of St Brenden, pillaged the camp of valuable artifacts, including the Autocrat's sheild and Da'Vikings prized sheep, Olga! Needless to say, Da'Vikings roared out of the North this last qiring and took back what was theirs! But, it appears that the traitorous Wariord has gone into hiding, not only bringing dishonor to his name, but also to al Ihte light fighters of the Known World! Is it your destiny to become a great warrior and rise above the rest in battle? Any warriors who think they are strong enough, brave enough and hoiwrable enough to take up the challenge of fighting through multiple war scenarios to become the next Wariors of Wuduhold be Secg, get your weapons ready for travel! And light fighters, can you undo the damage to your reputatin as honorable fighters? Prove yourselves by slaying many fierce fighters and then join us as we revel into the night, telling of the great deeds seen on the battlefield that day!
This year the Warlord Ascension was pushed back into the very fiar month of September to accomodate fighters of St. Brenden and other colleges, so they can come here and play with Da'Vikings! It is sure to be quite pleasant and the creek should be warm enough to swim in! There will also be a torchlight prize tournament Saturday evening for those who thirst for more fighting. It will be drawn weapons tourney, so bring all your toys! West Kingdom Archery Conventions will apply to all missle comlsat. An Tirian archers don't have to wear screen. Thistle missiles and 11/4" blunts only!
And for non-combatants there will be activities and contests throughout the day: Northern Mountains and Summits Geography Contest, Heraldry Class for Smalls, Name that Armor Contest and Most Revitalizing After Battle Meal. Also, there will be an Adventourous Quest for Mystical Treasure! Plenty of activity for all who attend.
The event will be at the same site as last year, which includes flat ground for comfortable camping, shady trees to relax under and a cool creek to swim in after a long day of fun-loving war. (Parents please watch children as there will be no lifeguard available). There is a working well on site, but twinging drinking water is advised (A Ray's Food Place is adjacent to the turnoff for supplies). West Kingdom Fire laws will be in effect. Parking will be tight, so please carpool if possible.
Site fee will be $5 per person plus a tax of one unopened 12 oz bottle or can of their favorite beverage or just $7. Smalls under 10 only $2.50 with no beverage tax, 5 and under FREE. All beverages collected will be raffled off either as a whole or as lots, Saturday afternoon. All proceeds go to benefit the Wuddy War Fund for Siege Weapon Development. Tickets will be $1 each or $5 for six. Winners must be present to collect prizes.
Autocrat: Thorkil Stormchaser (contact info 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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