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The Thirty-fifth Year

Mists/Cynagua War

May 5-7, 2000 (AS XXXV)

Van Vleck Ranch,
Rancho Murieta, CA

From The Page (April, 2000):


Now that we have your attention, come one, come all to Van Vleck Ranch in Rancho Murieta and defend your borders. Once again we will meet upon the battlefield in the rolling hills just south of Sacramento.

As usual, Kingdom firelaws will be in effect and strictly enforced. There will be cattle on site, so leave the dog at home. (No dogs allowed.) There is a well on site; however, the water is NOT potable. Everyone is asked to bring their own water plus one gallon for the waterbearers which can be dropped off at Darkclaw. There will be a Hastings lock on the gate after midnight on Friday, please remember to lock the gate after you pass through. If you have questions regarding the site, contact the Site Coordinator, Anastacia Grindstead (contact info omitted).

Merchants are asked to contact Shohanna Von Stolken (contact info omitted).

Site fee: $8. Children 6-12 are $5 and under the age of 6 are free.

Site opens at noon on Friday and closes at 5pm. on Sunday.

Autocrat: Kateryn de Ver (contact info omitted).

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"This was held at the Van Vleck ranch in Rancho Murrieta. Our household (Darkclaw) helped setup and run this one as one of our members (Kateryn deVere) was doing her first time as autocrat. We had some amusing moments with cows investigating privies before ths site opened, but it pretty much went off without too much trouble. There were a few minor-to-moderate constabulary incidents here and there, but *I* had a nice quiet event (always a Good Thing for chirurgeons).

"Fighting got underway on Saturday morning and went until mid-afternoon when the sly decided to bust open and start some pretty serious dumping of rain through late afternoon. I probably got wetter that afternoon than at any other event I've been to, but I still had a great time." -- George of Berwick

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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