Safe within their walls, the defenders listen to the sounds of the besieging army outside. The early morning attack had surprised them, and no one knew if their hurriedly sent messengers had gotten through. Suddenly the guard cries out a warning. Far down the road another army is headed their way. Fear begins to sweep through their ranks, for how can they hold out against more? And then the wind picks up, whipping banners around for the watchers to
see. A cheer rises from behind the walls. The allies have come!
In order to celebrate the alliances that strengthen us all, all competitions
will be for teams, not individuals. In addition, there are "Alliance Points"
that can be won by competitors. The Barony, Shire, or Canton that wins the
most "Alliance Points"€