June 14-16 was THE weekend of the festival which would celebrate the Home Stone placement anniversary of Caer Cadarn. The festival contained many events and activities, dancing, radio broadcasts and lots of fun. The whole thing was kicked off on Friday June 14, 2019 by a speech by Master Gorm Runo – Administrator of Caer Cadarn and a performance by the Horettes.
Following is the speech given by Master Gorm Runo and below that please watch and enjoy the performance by the Horettes
Tal and greetings and welcome.
In Book Six, Raiders of Gor, the combined fleets of Cos and Tyros were bearing down on Port Kar. The people were filled with panic, and were running away. No one was willing to stand and defend their home because it had no Home Stone
Tarl Cabot posed two important questions to his men. The first asked if Port Kar had no Home Stone, because men did not love it, or did men not love Port Kar because it had no Home Stone.
The answer was obvious to them. They loved their city. It needed a Home Stone!
The second question was how does a city get a Home Stone?
And the answer was “Men decide it will have one.”
A little village grew up in the Delta region of Gor. It was a village of serious Goreans, many working for the Black Tarn pleasure resort, or the House of Runo, but others providing goods and services, or protection to the village at large.
Often times, people would ask about the Home Stone of Caer Cadarn, and we would tell them,,,,”Caer Cadarn does not have a Home Stone.” And they would wonder, I suppose, did Caer Cadarn not have a Home Stone because its citizens did not love her enough to decide they would have one.
I know I wondered that same question, and I realized I did love Caer Cadarn, and I found others in the village who did so, as well. Together, we decided that it would have one.
We sent a slave to the bank of the swamp, and she returned with a stone. I touched that stone, and declared it to be “The Home Stone of Caer Cadarn, and I pledged that from then on, it would be my Home Stone as well.” Other Goreans of the village, took the stone from my hand, and repeated the same words. And Caer Cadarn had a Home Stone, and took its rightful place among the communities of Second Life Gor.
We are gathered here this weekend to both celebrate the one year anniversary of this event, and to rededicate ourselves to the vision that brought us together, and to the Home Stone of Caer Cadarn, which now is the symbolic heart of that vision.
If you can not understand the surge of pride that we citizens feel as we celebrate today, you can not truly understand what it means to be Gorean.
We have a Home Stone in Caer Cadarn!!!!
Let the celebrations begin.