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The Thirty-ninth Year

L'escerizio Della Spada -- Betony Wood

June 18, 2004 (AS XXXIX)

Lockeford, CA

From The Page (May, 2004):

The Right and Noble company of The Martillodores sends word to all challengers to meet us and to play with Courtesy, Skill, Camaraderie and Style. All who would bout this day, will be showing the best of their genteel persons in the categories of the Arte of Defense (rapier), the skill of the Archer and with various tests of skill and cunning both martial and peaceful. The Martillodores, Betony Wood and Fettburg invite all who would come gather for this event to be welcome in our shaded galleries for their viewing pleasure, the better to see all of the festivities for the day. The Martial arts for the day will be conducted in the style of a Pas d'Armes, with the gallery awarding ribands for the display of the Chivalric ideal, Impressive skill in armes and Notable display of style of person. At the end of the day there will be recognition of several victors. One for Rapier, One for Archery and an Over-all victor. For those who do not partake in the Artes Martiale, there is planned to be Artes and Sciences activities as well as an open display table. So, if you are currently working on a project or have already completed one, please bring it to the event to show off. We are still looking for people to share their knowledge If you wish to teach a class, please contact the autocrat. If you intend to fight, you MUST meet the following requirements:

At the end of the day, there will be a side-dish potluck feast, with Fettburg and Betony Wood supplying the meat. We are also looking for people who have entertainment to share in the evening. If you have table games of chance, this should be the place for them too!

Site Information: Site fee is $5 for members, $8 for non-members, and free for children 13 and under. The site will open at noon on Friday and close at noon on Sunday.

Autocrat: Simon' Martillo de Cordoba (contact info omitted).

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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