Penitencia Creek County Park,
San Jose, CA
From The Page (October, 2001):
Please join the Province of Southern Shores and the Barony of Westermark as they do battle! Each will use everything in their power to prove that their pavilion is the virtuous and innocent one...and the other the guilty party! Join our fighters in the melee...join our brewers as they taste...join our cooks as they stew! Choose your sides wisely my friends...for only the pure will prove victorious on this day!
Site Info: Penitencia Creek County Park. The site is open from 10 AM to 5 PM. Site fee is $5 for adults, and $3 for children.
Autocrat: Eliana Eraser (contact info omitted).
"Come one come all and join the Province of Southern Shores and the Barony of Westermark as they do battle! Each will use everything in their power to prove that their pavilion is the virtuous and innocent one...and the other the guilty party!
"At Penitencia Creek County Park the two groups gathered, each fought, and cooked, and brewed with all their might... and in the end it was called a draw! (as all wars around here are)
"All proceeds from the event (~$1,000!) were donated to a disaster relief fund for the September 11th attack
"The Westermark's annual auction was held, and many folk were able to take home treasures of every sort!.
"Autocrat: Eliana Fraser
"Activities/war points were
"Torses went to
Thorfin Magneson and Brand McClellan for prowess on the field
Uther's unit (The Spartans) for being a strong unit
Jeffrey Scott, for taping that stupid stuffed duck (seagull) to his helm (lunacy)
"Westermark was slaughtered on the field. We won a single point at St. Colin's Testicle, and a single open-field battle. We were outnumbered for at least some of the scenarios (especially the early ones), and had a great deal of difficulty handling Uther and his men (hence the torse).
"Also, Muirenn won the "kick ass can o' mickeys" award for her insane dedication to getting hammered (by fighters, not alcohol) for the barony....
"Unlike most November days, this one turned out to be bright and sunny! The lemonade (and water, and Gatorade) were greatly appreciated by the huge numbers of fighters, and visitors to our great war!" -- Evaine MacGreger
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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