The days grow shorter and autumn begins to creep across the lands. Armies from all over the land come together for one last chance for glorious battle before winter binds them home. For years, warriors eager to earn another tale to tell around the hearth fires have come forth from all across the land to meet on that cruel hill. Today their thirst for glory still drives them, but the rumors of gold have given them a new hunger. Along with the warriors, others having heard these tales gather beside them. Musicians, dancers, tradesmen, and even a traveling carnival have been drawn to these harvest rituals.Together they create a world to themselves, filled with gold and glory.
Badon Hill VI is coming up quick and there's a few changes and announcements we want to start spreading. Please, forward this message along to anyone you know is even thinking about coming out. This is important stuff. Also, the website link from the national board is still leading to last years event, so please refer to this thread for updates.
The event will be help at Pioneer Park Campground in Somerset PA. We will be open Thursday evening till Sunday, Sept 22-25th
. Site opens Thurs at 6. Don't expect much to be going on until Friday morning, but we will have a full day's events planned and you won't want to miss any of it!Tickets are $20
available at the door, regardless of arrival time. No preregistration
is necessary for this event.
We've got a lot of awesome events filling the weekend. Not stop skirmish fighting Friday, Camelot Carnival Friday night, whole new theme battles for Saturday, the 2-man Tournament, and a Saturday night blow-out that will be bigger, better, louder, and longer than ever before!
Badon needs volunteers! We could really use a few more people to step up and help us make this event more terrific for everyone. In particular we need medics, field heralds, and weapons checkers. Volunteers willing to donate some time to these worthy causes should contact Brutus at dagorhirny (at) dagorhir (dot) com.Merchants
are welcome as always. So far Bad Ass Garb and Merchant Wares have both signed on, and I'm sure there's others coming as well. There is no merchanting fee, but you must still register at Troll and we do ask that you let us know your coming. Please contact Brutus at the above address as well. Last minute merchant's are allowed as well, but don't expect the best spots or to be mentioned in our event guide.
As much as we want to accommodate everyone at this event, due to liability concerns no minors will be allowed on site without a legal guardian
present and no pets
will be allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS!
We often have to turn around car loads of people because they've brought a minor without a guardian or a dog. Everyone, including us, HATES this. Please don't put all of us through it. Don't bring them and make sure new people know not to either.
This year's Camelot Carnival on Friday night
totally reinvents our party games with more prizes, more fun, and more ways to play. Everyone is given a set amount of "gold" coins at Troll when they check in. That gold can be won playing the carnival games and betting on duels as well as by performing for your fellow guests. There's also gold prizes for winning battles and tournaments, but the surest way to get gold is by contributing a game for everyone else to play during the carnival. Gold can be spent on drinks at our bar, betting on fights, hiring mercenaries, and playing the carnival games, but you'll want to save it up for the Spoils-of-War Auction on Saturday night
where we sell off a big pile of loot purchased from the merchant's area! That's right, we are going to spend the profits from the event on a pile of prizes everyone has a chance to win!
Ideas for carnival games could be a bean bag toss, dance contests, guess your race, etc. Think carnival style games. We will collaborate with anyone who wants to host a game to make sure their games are fair, and we will provide the house "bank" for their prizes. Groups who bring out the best games will receive the most gold to keep for themselves at the end of the carnival. Someone who makes a custom Roulette wheel will get more then someone hosting a "shoot the goblin off the apple" range with arrows, but both would be generously rewarded. Musicians, dancers, and performers will all also earn gold for entertaining the Carnival's crowds.
There are a lot of details about this, so if you want to know how gold will work check out this thread
, The Gold of Badon Hill - http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/index.php?topic=23098.0
Please post any queations about Gold, Camelot Carnival, and the Spoils of War Auction there.
Please reserve this thread for questions about other aspects the event.
I'm more excited than ever before to share this event with all of you. As you can tell, we are working hard to make some big changes turning an already great event into a truly legendary one. See you there!
P.S. As always, everything is subject to change (except the stuff about pets and minor, don't bother going there) so be sure to check this thread again for updates. I will edit this post with new information as it becomes available.