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The Thirty-sixth Year

Fool's Crusade II -- Ravenshore

March 29-31, 2002 (AS XXXVI)

Private Property,
Willits, CA

From The Page (March, 2002): The War will be held at a beautiful wooded parcel being developed as a small SCA War Site. There will be battles at an impasse in the woods and open field with an adjacent wooded area for ambushes and flanking maneuvers. A bridge battle over a real bridge and a battle at a permanent Castle to attack and defend. There will be a Treasure Hunt for the kids. Sunday will be open for melee challenges, pick-up fights or possible fighting practices, and there will be a Dragon Egg hunt for the kids. Also on Sunday, those interested can join in work parties for future site development. This is a fully SCA friendly site!

Site Info: There is space for 200 camps under a canopy of trees. Parking is available for day-trippers. There is no space for RVs or large trailers. The site will open at 10 AM Friday and close at 5 PM on Monday, April 1.

Site Donation: $6.00 is necessary to cover costs of the privies.

Autocrat: William Blood (contact info omitted)

On-site contact: Fredrick of WoodLyn / (phone)

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"Fun event! Garth of Windhaven, Torvald Torgarrson and I day tripped it on Saturday. The battles were frequent and well run.

"I particularly remember one castle battle where we had divided up the forces more or less randomly. I wound up on the outside and (after the archers in the castle towers were killed) stood to the left side of the castle seeking to distract the fighters inside. Every time they would start to force their way out the front gate I would step back around the tower and kill the ones who had come out. I guess it was a case of out of site out of mind. You'd think they would have gotten a clue after my doing this twice, but noooooo. :-) I managed the same trick at least three times, possibly four. Afterward Geoffrey of Griffenhold called me a sneaky bastard. :-) (He was one of my victims.)

"Another side light on this event was the Geoffrey's squire Maximilliam was over from Drachenvald. In several battles Max and Geoffrey were fighting side by side. Now it is a "tradition" that Geoffrey manages to kill his own squires in battle (when they were on his side). He's managed to do it at least once with every squire he's had. Garth, Torvaldr and I started a chant of "Kill Max, Kill Max" so he could keep the tradition alive. Sad to say Geoffrey never managed to do it! :-)" -- Vlasta von der Weissen Sonne

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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