The winter has been mild and peaceful. All across the land are castles filled with sleek cattle, wooly sheep, and beautiful maidens. There is prosperity, peace, wealth….. why should THEY all get the good stuff?
You should conduct a raid! With only a few armed fighters and a little stealth and cunning, you can prosper beyond your wildest dreams! Increase your wealth! See new places! Inspire dread in the hearts of your enemies! Meet new people and take their stuff!
This old and time honored method of acquisition can be engaged in with no fear of retaliation from above: All you have to do is take what you want… and keep it, because if the lands aren’t embroiled in chaos, it’s just plain boring.
Can you get what you deserve and keep it? Teams of raiders will be charged with defending their holdings and acquiring the property of others. Each team begins the round with a Castle, livestock, and innocent bystanders to be ransomed. During the round they must both defend their Castle and raid other castles for a set amount of time. At the end of the round, the livestock are sold, the hostages ransomed and the income added to the treasury. At the end of the day, the most successful raiding party wins. This year’s prize is something special that will hopefully see years of good use by the winning team. Raiding parties can represent cantons, shires, provinces, households, war units or just general raiders.
Vakkerfjell just wouldn’t be the same without the time honored tradition of the Weasel Stomp, which will be conducted when the weasels raid the field at half time. We are calling the fleetest, most energetic, most ferocious people we know to accomplish this mission… kids. Stomped weasels make great pets and the chocolate golden coin bounty placed on them doesn’t hurt, either!
Throughout the day the A&S competition testing the knowledge, skills and creativity of non-combatants will be being fiercely played out using raid acquired supplies … and while spectators are spectating, nothing prevents them from a little pilfering of unattended raid treasuries for the benefit of their own teams. There is an awesome prize again this year for the acclaimed winner as well as a coin reward
Lo, there do we see our nagging mouths to feed
Lo, the gold and the livestock do call to us
They bid us take them home, and stuff them… into our children's mouths… so they will cease their BLEATING!
On the field we find glory, and honor, and PEACE AND AND BLOODY QUIET!
Additional event details will be posted as they become available.