Talon Crescent War Site Rules

The laws and codes of the U.S. Government, the State of Nevada, Clark County and Craig Ranch Park will preside over all and will remain in force at all times. Failure to comply with these laws and regulations will result in the involvement of the relevant modern authorities.

All participants are expected to follow the rules and guidelines of the SCA and the Kingdom of Caid.

No firearms or fireworks are permitted on site.

Persons shall not remove, destroy or mutilate any park or event property. Any person who moves event property without the express permission of the event staff will be subject to immediate ejection from the event. These properties include but are not limited to: road signs and markers, tents, tables and chairs, markers used for activities, restroom or shower facilities, etc.

Contact the Constable regarding any Lost or Found items. You may retrieve your lost items at the Event Headquarters tent located at The Court/Bardic Stage.

We are here to have fun but not at the expense of others. Please be respectful to those around you.

NO trenches, wastewater pits or fire pits may be dug on site.

Please stay in garb at all times.

There are NO SCA approved swimming or boating areas on site.

There are coyotes in the area, who are excellent scavengers and not afraid of humans. Please ensure garbage does not become an attractant. Please keep these predators in mind in regards to pets and children.

No refunds will be given to persons ejected from the event.

Entry Policy

Your site token issued at Gate is your receipt to the site. Be sure to wear your site token at all times. You must show your site token to re-enter the site.

Without the site token, you must pay to reenter. If you cannot show your site token on request, you will be escorted to your encampment to retrieve your site token or to the gate for a token purchase.

Anyone who cannot produce a site token and who refuses to purchase one will be ejected from the event without refund.


Trespassing is against the law and is a punishable offense. Gate crashing or sneaking onto the site using false or expired tokens is considered trespassing. Anyone caught trespassing or aiding in the act of gate crashing, etc., will be ejected from the site without refund.

Alcohol / Illegal Substances

The legal drinking age in Nevada is 21 years. Underage drinking will not be tolerated. Intoxicated underage adults and intoxicated minors, along with their parents/guardians, will be removed from site; the local authorities will be called.

If a household or individual is found serving alcohol to underage individuals, that individual or household will be removed from site and the local authorities will be called.

If a household is hosting a party, that household is expected to check IDs appropriately before serving alcohol.

If you are planning on drinking, you should carry a valid, legal form of ID on you at all times. The constabulary and war staff will be asking to see IDs if underage drinking is suspected.


Campers will be responsible for hauling their own trash to the Road side next to the Privies for collection by the trash crew. To help control odor and pests, please place all garbage in securely tied bags. The bags should be regularly hauled to the road side for pick up. There are coyotes in the area, who are excellent scavengers and not afraid of humans.

Please DO NOT wait until the last day of the war to move your trash to the road for pick up. Any encampments that abandon large amounts of trash at the end of the event will be contacted and may be subject to additional fees for future attendance at this event.

If you find that you need to dispose of large items, PLEASE take them to the dumpsters. Don’t leave discarded tents, bedding, or personal items in your campsite for our overworked volunteers to deal with.

Remember our SCA tradition of leaving a site cleaner than we found it.

If you post flyers advertising your wares, your party, etc., you are responsible for taking the flyers back down. If you don’t, you may be assessed a fine.

Fresh Water

This site does not have potable water spigots, you will be responsible for supplying your own water.

Basic Hygiene

There will be a shower truck, and porta-potties strategically located throughout the site. Please no personal showers this year; as such issues have not yet been cleared with the Park Rangers. Do not bathe in the sinks in the stone privies.

Grey Water Disposal Clarification: “Grey Water” is dish and bath water. It contains no human or animal waste – all human or animal waste (diapers, private porta-potties, etc.) must be appropriately disposed of in the restroom facilities. Do not leave it on the ground.

Grey water should be disposed of in grey water tanks only; please do not put it in the sinks or toilets in the stone privies or into the porta-privies. This can quickly fill or clog the tanks. Please do not dispose of food in gray water or restroom facilities; food scraps should be disposed of with your trash.

When using the gray water tanks, please be extremely careful to avoid spilling – spills can be very difficult to clean up and can be very unsanitary.

There may be no substances intentionally disposed of on the ground. Do not dig a grease pit or dishwater hole. Pour hot grease into an empty can, let it cool and then dispose of it in the trash containers. Please use the gray water tanks or white man-hole funnels for gray water only.

Please place your food scraps in a trash bag and take the bag to a trash container.

Fire Safety

No ground fires will be allowed. No open flames in tents. Wood fire pits, braziers and propane fire pits are welcome at Talon Crescent - Provided that the base of the pan is at least 12” above the ground AND you have a heat shield to protect the grass from burning. A simple piece of 1/8” or better mild steel or half a sheet of “cementitious” (cement based, not silicon based) tile board available at your favorite home improvement store. A LIMITED number of heat shields will be available at gate for a small fee, on a ‘first come’ basis.

Campfires and candles may not be left unattended at any time. Constable patrols are authorized to enter empty camps and extinguish open or unattended fires.

EVERY tent or RV and flame source (fire pit, camp stove, etc.) must have at least (1) 3lb. or larger ABC rated fire extinguisher. Please keep a fire extinguisher or a bucket of sand or water and a spade in plain view next to any brazier in use. All kitchens should have at least one fire extinguisher nearby.

Do not throw flammable liquids on fires. All fuel for flame-powered devices should be handled according to the safety instructions on the containers. Liquid fuels should be stored and transported in their original container or other state-approved container.

No Fire play (Juggling, Twirling, etc) is allowed on site.

In the event of a fire, use extinguishers and immediately send for TCW Constabulary.

Vehicle and Parking Regulations

Speed limit on all event roads is 5 MPH and will be enforced.

Please observe all traffic laws and signs in the park.

Driving on the grass is permitted only for loading and unloading. Please be courteous and move your vehicle as soon as it is unloaded/loaded. The roads are clearly marked with chalk lines and wide enough so that vehicles may move in both directions.

Park only in allotted spaces – do not block access or other vehicles. Parking space for several hundred vehicles and Dry RV space is available, but the preferred parking (near the camping area) is reserved for pre-registered persons only.

Parking permits must be filled out and displayed at all times.

There are no RV hookups on site, TCW has Dry RV spaces only. All RV campers should park their RVs in the designated lot.

Do not park in handicapped parking unless you have the appropriate license plates or placard displayed.

Remember to lock your vehicle; TCW is not responsible for theft or damage to personal property.

Violations of parking and vehicular regulations will result in towing at owner’s expense.


Quiet Hours

Quiet hours will be enforced from midnight to 7am throughout the entire site.

Pet Policy

With the exception of the Hound coursing activities, all animals must be on a leash and in under control at all times.

No animal may be tied to any tree, shrub or fence.

Proof of current vaccinations is required.

Always pick up after your pet.

Please keep in mind coyotes are native to this area.

The war staff will attempt to return lost pets to their owners if the pets are properly marked. However, if this becomes a repeated problem or your pet demonstrates aggression or dangerous behavior, county animal control officers will be called. Please be a thoughtful neighbor and do not allow your pet to be a nuisance. Barking dogs, pets that repeatedly escape and waste left for others to find are considered nuisances.

Minors & Youth Activities:

Parental Responsibilities - Minors may not attend TCW alone. A responsible adult must accompany all minors (under the age of 18 years in Nevada), who are not legally emancipated, to the war site. This must be a parent or court-appointed guardian or the adult designated on the appropriate waivers signed and notarized by the parent or legal guardian. All minors must be in the care of a responsible adult who should be aware of the minor’s location and activities at all times. In Caid, minor youth less than 12 years old should be in eyesight/earshot of the parent, designated adult or teenager (as determined by the parent). This “sight and sound” policy does not include the use of electronic means of communication, i.e. cell phones, walkie-talkies, or FRS radios. Parents are responsible for knowing where their youth are at all times. Neither Constables nor the merchants are responsible for unsupervised youth, although a Constable may return unattended youth to their parent’s camp. There will be no babysitting or daycare services provided. Check the event handbook for a list of youth activities during the event. Youth seven (7) years old and younger must wear the bracelet issued at gate at all times. A&S (adult) classes held in a merchant booth or private camp: the minor may attend if he/she brings a parent/parent substitute.”

Parental Consent Forms - In Caid, two forms are used for parents who allow their minor youth to attend an event without them. The “Waiver for Minors” form is used to show a parent’s consent to participate. The “Minor's Medical Authorization” form is used to designate temporary guardianship; it allows medical treatment to be provided in the event of an emergency. BOTH FORMS MUST BE SIGNED BY THE PARENT AND NOTARIZED. Please bring 2 copies of this form; one to leave at gate, and one to keep with you at all times.

If you have any questions regarding these requirements, please contact a Seneschal in Caid, or ask your Kingdom liaison to contact the Stewards for information. These forms must accompany the minor and show the age of the minor at the time of the event. Individuals attempting to circumvent these requirements will be considered trespassing and appropriate action will be taken. This could include expulsion from the event site of all parties involved in the attempt.

Neglect of Parental (or Guardian) responsibility for minors - Youth under 12 years old should not be allowed to wander freely at this event and should be checked on periodically by their parent/responsible adult to ensure their safety and suitable behavior. Failure to do so may result in sanctions ranging from expulsion from the site to notification of modern authorities depending on the circumstances.

  • 1. Minors whose behaviors violate SCA Governing Documents, Kingdom Law, Officer Policies, or site rules will be escorted to their parent/guardian and issued a verbal warning for the first offense at an event. The matter will be reported to the Kingdom Seneschal.

  • 2. On a second offense at a given event, the parent/ guardian will be required to keep their minor(s) with them for the remainder of the gathering. A report will be tendered to the Kingdom and Society Seneschals.

  • 3. For a third offense, the minor(s) and parents/ guardians will be expelled from the event, and the matter will be reported to the Kingdom and the Society Seneschals.

  • 4. Habitual offenders will be subject to review by Kingdom and Society level for possible sanctions.

Youth Activities –Youth activities or classes shall not be located in private camps at overnight events in Caid.

Curfew - In Caid, at overnight events, a curfew of 11 pm is established for minors under the age of 18 years old. This means they must be in their camps or cabin, unless escorted by their parent or guardian. This does not include un-interrupted trips to the privies.

Click to access all Minor Forms; the Minor's Waiver, Minor's Medical Waiver, Minor's Combat Waiver & Family Waiver forms.

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