The 2009 Siege of Dupont Castle

On the afternoon of August 16 in the year of our Lord 2009, we were descended upon by the forces of the Marlandrians led by Princes Anya. Little did we know that the evil Princess and her clan were advancing on the castle. First, they came through the gateposts and up the road.

As they got nearer to the castle, Princess Anya showed that she was armed and was about to try to take the castle.

She had a determined look on her face as she made her way to the deck near the door of the castle.

But our hero, Sir Galin, was determined not to let the castle fall to the invading forces.

The evil Princess Anya was able to breach the door defenses and she entered the castle. Sir Galin made his attack on Princess Anya. She was stunned, but not defeated.

Before the fighting could go on any further, Sir Galin noticed:
Hey, Princess Anya is kind of cute, I could party with this kind of girl.

So, party they did, although they were both heard to say: "I like to party, but no one told us we'd have to wear these stupid hats."

The party didn't last too long, Sir Galin is not as young as he used to be.

So, we've put away the swords,

and we've put away the armor,

and Sir T.O. and I went up to the battle deck where he kindly helped me place the cap pieces on top of the merlons. These caps weigh about 80 pounds each, so the help was much appreciated. Thank you Sir T.O.

Lady Shirley showed Queen Patricia a gift that she had brought to the castle. It is a BEAUTIFUL quilt that Lady Shirley made. She is a very talented quilt maker, and this quilt will be enjoyed for many years. Thank you Lady Shirley.

For breakfast the next day, Little Dragon selected some fruit,

Queen Patricia made pancakes, and we had a fine meal.

No one was forced to eat gruel.

As it turned out, this was not a bad siege. We were happy, Wizard the cat was happy,

and the face in the yard was happy.


I had a request from someone who wanted to see a better photo of the quilt. Here it is.

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Most of the photos on this page were taken by T.O. Galloway.