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Dragon Hills Event Pointers


Let's cover some basics. We have some folks who've done one or none of the previous events, so we'll need to get some things squared away. I'm going to copy and paste together some of my info from previous events. You all need to read all of it, and make sure you know it.



LOCATION:
It's behind the Red Horse Ranch, but it now has its own driveway. You'll come to a hut where the woods start.

This hut is "troll." Troll is the facility where your dues are paid. You pay, sign the release (like at practice), and get your event tag. Then, you're able to move in to the camp. Phone connection dies pretty hard out there, so calling out might be tough.

Start asking around ASAP for your unit name (most folks there think "Canaur" is a unit anyway).



GARB:
You'll need sufficient garb to cover your naked body for one evening and two full days. Personally, I don't mind if it's the same clothing, but you'll be fighting in it, so... you know... deodorize or something. Might want to make it a little warmer than what you're wearing at our hot campus practices (see CLIMATE section below). Get to the field, pitch your tent, then use it to change into garb. You should be in garb before your leave your camp to meet other realms.

Remember, you have a Dag Name! USE IT. It's part of your garb. No one wants to know your real name (unless they ask you for some weird reason). If you're a part of a unit, feel free to identify the unit as well, but most there believe the "unit" is Canaur.



FOOD:
You might bring hotdogs for fire-roasting dinner for one or two nights. Otherwise, you should bring other things that are easy to grab-and-eat.

For this purpose, fruit is a real winner. Grab a sack of oranges - they last quite awhile, they're easier to grab and eat, and they're full of orange juice (you'll need the hydration). Also, maybe bring two of the large bags of beef jerky. The protein works wonders, but the salt requires you to eat it ONLY after battles. Don't try it before or you'll dry yourself out while fighting.

Additionally, you could bring beer for night-time consumption. Not much nutritional value (depending on who you ask, perhaps), but it'll fill you up if you drink enough! This is for you of-age folks.

Oh, and also there's a Wal-Mart about 15 minutes down the road.

But!! If you would rather have actual COOKED food, just bring money. For pretty cheap, you can buy actual hot food (to the tune of quesadillas, sausage biscuits, and hamburgers, depending on time of day) from the on-site kitchen.

The hosts of the event own a large horse ranch. The area where we fight is behind this ranch, and upon it sit several building, including a kitchen.

Most of the food can be purchased from the food for very cheap. Most items are around $2 to $3, depending, and they'll fill you up. They also serve coffee for you addicts.

If you brought about $25, you could probably eat like a king (or, at least, a king who is eating from a ranch-kitchen-diner).

Generally, it's wise to combine the two. Bring your own stuff and also eat from the kitchen. Honestly, having someone serve you a hot breakfast is THE BEST EVAR (!!) when you're wandering around groggy in the cold morning.

Very important part (!!!!!): Buy and bring your own 24-pack of water bottles. You'll thank yourself.



CLIMATE:
It is COLD during those nights up near Atlanta in November. Make SURE you bring lots of blankets and things for your tents (else you will freeze during the 28 degree nights - not good for Florida folks). If possible, do your best to acquire a cloak before then as well. You'll thank yourself a hundred times during the weekend if you do.

If you're able, find a warm body to sleep next to. If said multiple bodies are able to produce additional heat through various means, that might also be effective to combat the cold. Use good judgment and any accessories that might be prudent if such a situation presents itself.



ITEM LIST:
The following is a list of items that you should strongly consider packing along. This list is NOT necessarily complete, and you may think of other things. Please consider the following (especially the firewood, as we cannot guarantee dry firewood at the campsite):

- 24-pack bottled water
- Bundle of firewood ($[sign in to see URL] at Publix!)
- Roll toilet paper
- Extra blankets
- Sleeping bag
- Towel/Soap/Shampoo (if you want to bathe)
- Light camping food
- Adult beverages
- Camping/Lawn chair
- Skewers for food
- Sufficient garb
- Neat garb accessories/feast wear
- Musical instruments (only if you can play them please)
- WEAPONS/ARMOR/SHIELDS (duh?)
- $25 to get in the door
- Spending money, if you can afford any
- Lighter fluid, matches
- Axe, hatchet
- Bamboo tiki torches, torch fluid
- A tent (again, duh?) or plans to bunk with someone
- Your game face



Cordane Damshire
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Can I get this thread stickied, please?
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