It should have been the fourteenth Battle for ford, but the nature was against it – a big flood came and everything that surrounds the ford went soggy. The event was cancelled and I thought I will have a free weekend. Well, that was the first impression, about a month ago, but the situation has since changed. There was another event coming as a replacement, set to the end of the Hussite wars – The Conquest of the castle Sion.
Not much remains from the castle, and the remains are slowly consumed by the forest. A few years ago there was another conquering event held here; and when they left some sceneries here, why shouldn’t we use them, right? Because they wanted the battlefield to be more interesting, the organizers of the cancelled Battle for ford – Rytíři řádu bílého kříže – brought some battle wagons along.
There were two camps, as were the sides in the conflict, the defenders had their camp at the castle and the conquerors were camping on a nearby meadow. There was also a river and a beautiful forest between the two camps.
But I’ve missed most of the fun, because I didn’t know about it – during the whole night up until the early morning there was a “larp”, mainly around the battle preparations. And it all ended just as I arrived. So I and most of the visitors not only from nearby villages enjoyed only the main conquering event that took place in the evening.