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The Thirty-third Year

Duchesses War -- Stealth vs. Flash -- Beaconsgate

October 24, 1998 (AS XXXIII)

Camp Herms,
El Cerrito, CA

From The Page (September, 1998):

Their Graces, Leticia de Scotia and Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez invite one and all to help them with a minor disagreement. Which is better—stealth or flash? The duchesses have gone to war! Choose up sides; if you can't decide, you are free to fight alternating battles for each side, but only if you promise to have fun. The winner has already been choosen: you! The winners are all those who come to the event and have fun.


In addition to standard battle scenarios, there will be games of "Gules Light, Vert Light," and "Fighter Arranging" (like flower arranging, except bigger and smellier). Whether you stand out in a crowd or appear mysteriously from nowhere, this is the event for you.


At mid-day Their Graces will provide a stealthfully flashy lunch—bread, cheese, stew (those are the stealthful elements) and subtleties (that's the flash). If you'd like to bring additional food to flesh out the meal, as well as yourselves, please do so.


Non-combatant activities will include jeu de bal (medieval bocce), hunkerhauser, and any other silly games we can come up with. There will be an open arts competiton for the artifact that best exemplifies stealth, the artifact that best exemplifies flash, and the best combination of the two. Remember craftsmanship, periodocity (that's not the right word, but you know what I mean and it sounds silly) and humor are what will count in this competition.


The site opens at 9:00 a.m. and closes at 9:00 p.m. The site fee is $6.

Autocrat: Brocc of Alderden (contact info omitted).

Advocate of Stealth: Leticia de Scotia (mundane name)

Advocate of Flash: Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez (mundane name)

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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