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The Thirty-fourth Year

Pas d'Armes and Provincial BBQ -- Golden Rivers

September 25, 1999 (AS XXXIV)

East Portal Park,
Sacramento, CA

From The Page (September, 1999):

On Saturday, September 25th, the Province of Golden Rivers welcomes all to bask and revel in the face of the ascendancy of autumn. The site is a small park surrounded by great trees of elm and oak, but no tree dares stand in the path of the mighty warriors who approach to take part in a grand pas d'arms in the Burgundian style. As was the manner of the Burgundians, the Pas d'Arms was a feast for the eyes and ears, with grand and glorious pageantry, the call of trumpets, the thunder of elephants, the song of maiden voices all coming together in a procession of grandeur and a presentation of artistry unrivaled. This paramount splendor will be reborn on this autumn day so that all who bear witness to this event will see the lions in their dens, trembling at the approach of each warrior poet, ancient worthy or fierce barbarian. The challenges will cut the air in song and rhyme, the consorts will inspire both valor and panache, the clash of swords, axes, maces and pole arms will shake the mountains and the gentle breezes of Autumn will still the waters of our Golden Rivers. The gallery will present ribbons to those combatants whose honor, valor and panache have brought splendor to our noble land.

Please note: the Province Rapier Tournament has been deferred until November 27th.

Site/Feast info: $4.00 for adults, $2.00 for children twelve and up, and all smalls under twelve are free. The site opens at 11:00 a.m. and the Pas d'Arms will begin at 12:00 p.m. Bring your sunshades and chairs or sit under a tree and transport yourselves to the Burgundian fields and woodlands, but take note, mundane activities will be ensconced in the South-East corner of the park. A t 4:00 p.m., the clubhouse will open and the firepits will be lit - we provide the fire, you provide the meats and vegetables to be grilled. Those who stay for the Bar-b-que are asked to take part in our potluck, A -M (mundane last names) bring a salad/side-dish and N -Z (mundane last name) bring a dessert/ fresh fruit; both portions should be enough to serve eight. Dogs must be on leashes and there is *no alcohol* to be consumed in the park with the exception of the clubhouse which will be *discreetly wet* from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Those found to be consuming alcohol on the grounds of the park will be asked to leave; remember, the consumption of alcoholic beverages is limited to the clubhouse only at the aforementioned times.

Autocrat: Antonio Giordano da Sicilia, Castellan of Golden Rivers

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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