Fall of Ashes Logistical Details

The weekend event for April 29-May 1 will have some significant logistical hurdles. We’re doing our best to help you overcome them so we can all just focus on playing. Notes:
  • “at the top of the plateau” means at the top of what is referred to as “FU Hill.”
  • “The Meadow” refers to the part of 80 Acres we have used as Cornerstone previously-- the mowed campsite immediately adjacent to the lake. THE MEADOW AREA IS OFF LIMITS THIS EVENT.  We can and will be using the meadow’s back entrance (where the archway was put up at the last work day) to get to other play spaces, but the meadow itself is off limits.
    • There will be campers attending the wedding in this space; DO NOT DISTURB. They know who we are, what we do, and understand we're sharing the majority of the land, and both groups have been asked to not interrupt the others' camping spaces. 
  • PLEASE BE PATIENT. Pack in/Pack out will likely be a much longer process than it has been at previous events. Please understand we’re doing the best we can with the tools available to run the best event we possibly can.
  • PACK LIGHT. Because of the logistical challenges for getting everyone to the top of the hill safely and efficiently, we ask that those without 4WD/AWD vehicles please work hard to reduce the amount of gear to haul up the hill.
  • BLUE designated notes will have a video that covers this topic. Stay tuned to the Event page.
  • RED designated notes have pending information Staff is waiting on confirmation of, or waiting for another source to provide us so we can pass it on to you. Stay tuned to the event page.
  • UPDATES in ORANGE. 
 

LOGISTICS DETAILS

    • Map
      • A map will be uploaded to the Brittanis FB page in the next couple days, outlining the House Pavilion, Monster Camp, and Camping areas.
  • The Hill
      • It’s going to be raining most of the week, so the road up FU Hill is going to be slick and muddy. **ONLY** 4WD/AWD vehicles should attempt the climb. We will have vehicles on standby to help you and your gear get to the top of the hill.
      • For those with vehicles that won’t make the hill, we will have a large tarp set up at the stump area to drop your gear and then proceed to park; once we have a 4WD/AWD drive vehicle completely loaded, we’ll haul everything up to another tarp at the top of the hill and unload there.
      • Once your gear is unloaded at the top, you may proceed to set up camp.
  • Parking
      • There will be some parking at the top of the plateau, reserved for those with medical needs and Staff vehicles. This parking is to the right of where the trail enters the plateau.
      • Primary player parking will be at the bottom of the hill, to the right of the trail (where we’ve parked before) and if that fills up, tertiary parking will be on the farm road as we have done before.
    • Bathrooms
      • There will be two PortaPotties at the top of the hill, nearby the Tavern area.
      • If you want something other than standard commercial grade toilet paper, you should pack it, and put it in a ziplock so it doesn’t get wet.
      • Glowsticks/lights to designate the toilets are a good idea.
  • House Pavilion Areas
      • The Tavern space is marked out as reserved. All House Pavilions should be placed within easy reach of the Tavern/Fire pit. The goal is to maintain the close community feel of the House pavilions as we have done in previous events. Please keep in mind our players with limited mobility when placing your House Pavilion.
      • PLEASE talk to the other Houses before setting up your own House Pavilion. Co-ordination and teamwork are going to be essential.
  • Camping
    • Camping areas were mowed a couple weeks ago, and will have much less growth than the non-camping areas.  There will still likely be some growth there (it’s spring after all), so be prepared to trample some grass if you’re intending on camping. Camping areas are the flattest we could create nearby and still maintain the community of Cornerstone.
    • Please make sure your camping areas stay close to the fire pit/Tavern area. The farther afield you camp, the more play space we lose at the top of the hill.
  • Monster Camp
    • Monster Camp will be at the far back of the plateau area, basically where Fellhome was at the last event.
    • Team Monster Camping is in that areas as well.
  • When can I arrive onsite?
    • Friday, earliest for players is 1600/4PM.  DO NOT arrive after 2100/9PM. Wait till daylight. .
    • Saturday UPDATE: Weather permitting, the wedding will be held at 1500  (3PM) on the stage. This means there can be NO ENTRANCE TO SITE between 1400 (2PM) and 1700 (5 PM). Plan on coming either before 2 or after 5, and park along the Farm Road. 

  • Fires
    • At this time, the fire ban is lifted; that being said, it’s going to be raining sporadically all weekend, so bringing some firewood and protecting it from the wet is likely a good plan.
    • There will be a SINGLE LARGE FIRE in the pre-designated fire pit (can't miss it). Because of the wet, we ask everyone to work together to keep that fire up and going and as the center of our community. 

  • Checkin

    • Checking will be at the BOTTOM OF THE HILL NEAR THE STUMP. YOU MUST FULLY CHECK IN BEFORE YOUR GEAR WILL BE TAKEN UP THE HILL. 
  • Wildlife
    • It’s Spring in Kansas, in the wild. All manner of wildlife is everywhere. YOU are responsible for taking care of yourself.
    • 80 Acres has ticks, chiggers, mosquitoes, bees, and all other manner of wildlife. We highly recommend the strongest bug repellent you can get your hands on. Deep Woods OFF is a good start.
    • Remember that Permethrin is poisonous to cats, and can be transferred by touch. Keep your garb away from the kitties.
    • The top of the plateau is far “wilder” than the Meadow. Deer, raccoons, possums, and mice all frequent it. SECURE YOUR FOOD AT NIGHT.
    • If you’re allergic to wildlife of any kind, have your Epi-Pen/Benadryl/etc ON YOUR PERSON at all times. Let your House Mates know where it is on you, in case you are incapacitated.
  • Weather
    • It looks like it’s going to be raining all week, and high percentage chances of at least some rain all weekend. GAME WILL NOT STOP except for lightning/severe storms. If you see a thunderstorm roll in, RETURN TO CAMP and help your fellow players batten down the hatches and secure their gear.
    • Be prepared to half-collapse your House pavilions in the event of high winds. The LAST thing we need is for your awesome stuff to get damaged by Mother Nature.
    • It’s gonna be muddy. Pack extra EVERYTHING for clothes, especially underwear and socks. Trench Foot is a real thing and it’s awful.