Great Western War Updates

Mattheus Faelen Reyner, Publicity Director for Great Western War IX, has posted a update containing a number of announcements pertaining to the War which takes place October 5-11, 2005 in Chino, California.

Hail and greetings,

Below you will find the latest release of announcements regarding Great Western War IX. If you could please take a moment to re-post the items below to your local lists, we would be most appreciative.

Thank you,
Mattheus Faelen Reyner
Great Western Publicity


Great Western War IX
Oct 5-11 2005

Online Registration
The War can now accept registration and payment (with credit card) online! For more information visit:

From Arts and Science:
Done fighting for the day? You've shopped 'til you dropped already? Thinking about what to do your time at Great Western War IX? Come by the Arts and Sciences Encampment! This year with 60+ class sessions, the A&S Encampment is sure to have a class for you! Whether it be a quest for knowledge or to learn a new craft, come on by and allow our instructors to teach you something you didn't know or discover a talent you didn't know you had! For more information visit:

Peoples Prize Competition:

The Performance Pavilion
The Performance Pavilion is once again available for events, demos or contests that you wouldlike to host!! The Pavilion is a perfect location for attracting drop by attendees, or last minute particpants to your event! Centrally located in Merchants Row, near food vendors, restrooms, and the battlefield, everyone will be sure to notice any class or meeting. Picnic style tables/benchs are already positioned in the pavilion, only needing your special touch to make it the perfect setting for your plan! Scheduling is an ever present part of the war effort, so if you are interested in utilizing the unique qualities of the Performance Pavilion, please contact me via email with a schedule date and time, an outline of what you have planned, and any requirements you will need to make your event a reality!! For more information visit:

From Volunteers
Can your group beat Gyldenholt and claim the Volunteer Banner?

Volunteers are always needed, with out your help the war would not happen! An hour or two (or more!) of your time will greatly enhance the war experience for all. Whether it is water bearing on the fields of battle, tending gate or one of many things needed at war, your support not only makes a big difference but can be rewarding to both you and your local group! Please contact

To volunteer, or for more information about volunteering, contact, For more information visit:

From Youth
Greetings one and all!

Teachers! The Youth Pavilion needs teachers!

If you've taught a GWW class before and would like to do so again, please contact me now with your schedule preferences. For more information visit:

From Waterbearers.
Unto all of the Honorable Baronies, Shires, Cantons, Colleges, War Bands, Households, Guilds, and populace of Caid and the Known World does Marciano Dragonette, Waterbearing Steward for GWW IX brings you news of a challenge of Epic Proportions!

Last GWW Caid showed the Known World their mettle, their honor and their generosity and boy oh boy did the Known World take notice! The Brotherhood of the Black Sword, myself, and the staff of GWW VIII were floored by the overwhelming commitment Caid and her most Honored guests showed towards all of our fighters on the field. Because of this amazing display of generosity o your part- both in goods and in service- we only had one heat related injury reported on the field of battle in total over the duration of fighting!

Upon hearing this news the Brotherhood of the Black Sword rejoiced loudly and celebrated the honor and chivalry displayed for our fighters. When the last cup had reached the table and the last swig of pilfered...errr...procured ale had been swallowed, a lone voice from the masses was heard above the rest....

"Oh sure" it said, with only the confidence Ale can bring, "anybody can do it ONCE!" And therefore......

The Brotherhood of the Black Sword, Darach's Ferocious and Scary war band has thrown the gauntlet once again at the feet of you, Caid!

Caid, your honor is at stake again! The field has been set again! I'm repeating myself again! Will you walk away from the challenge and be labeled as all are who slink away OR will you accept this mighty challenge? Will you defend your honor and your reputation? Will you show the Known World exactly what Caid is made- and that's mighty chivalric stuff, indeed!

The Brotherhood of the Black Sword has pledged the following:

  • 25 Gallons of Pickles
  • 25 lbs of Oranges
  • 1 waterbearer for every five of their Great and Glorious Fighters who take the field for the duration of their presence!

Their Challenge to you is to surpass them yet again! Prove that you're not just a fly by night who just wanted your name on a website! Do you have the stick enough to do it?

These great and glorious gentles have that, in fact, THEY DO have stick enough to pick up the gauntlet!

  • The Mighty Odin's Eye has promised 1 GALLON OF BLEACH AND 2O LBS OF ORANGES!
  • Lovely Bethany from the Most Fierce and Brave Kingdom Of Atenveldt has promised HERSELF AS A WATERBEARER!
  • Amazing and angelic Kira Baranova, former Kingdom Waterbearer for An Tir and all around swell Ladyship of the Realm has promised 10 -1 LBS BAGS OF NOT RED GATORADE AND HERSELF AS A WATERBEARER!
  • The Mesmerizing Mireczka z Gosprzydowy has donated HERSELF AS A WATERBEARER!

Will you join them? Will you rise to this challenge? Will you show your stick to CAID and the Known World?

What we need to insure that fighters don't drop like flies- from the heat, that is- is located here:

Are you strong enough, honorable enough, or desperate enough for recognition? Good! The warriors of GWW need you!

To donate, you can email me at E-mail me Please make a special not of the last item I need donated. I need one- badly, really badly, and I mean REALLY REALLY BADLEY!!!!

Your most humble, and ever confident, WB Steward for GWW IX,