Site Rules

King’s Arrow Ranch is a private property. The Autocrats, Autocrat designee or site owner has the right to refuse or deny admission without cause or reason of any kind. Infraction of the established rules may result in curtailment of activities and/or expulsion from the site without refund of fees. The Autocrats are the final arbiter of grievances and issues not specifically covered here.

This is not a comprehensive list of site rules. Many of the rules and standards may be found in the various department SOP’s. A “common sense” approach to rules and code of conduct will be applied to areas not specifically addressed in this document.

Registration and attendance are tacit agreement that you will follow site rules.


  • All federal, state, and local laws apply on Site. Breaking mundane law = calling mundane authorities.
  • No fighter’s card = no combat-related activities.
  • No fireworks.
  • No firearms.
  • No cannons.
  • Participants are required to make an attempt at pre-17th-century clothing.
  • The speed limit on Site is 5 MPH. Speeding and being a hazard to pedestrians may result in expulsion.
  • No smoking in any of the public buildings or public event tents or within 30 feet of the entrance to these venues. Police your butts.
  • The legal drinking age in Mississippi is 21. Anyone serving/giving alcohol to a minor will be expelled. Alcohol may not be served to anyone not possessing & showing a government-issued photo ID or other acceptable proof of age.
  • The medallion issued at Troll is your receipt for the event and must be visibly worn at all times. Participants must show their medallions to re-enter Site, or you may be required to pay to enter Site. Lost Medallions will not be replaced. Check with Lost and Found at The Watch. Troll has a procedure[MP1]  to allow you access to the site and site functions in the event of a lost badge. Bring your Troll receipt.
  • Trespassing is against the law and is a punishable offense. Gate crashing or sneaking onto Site is Trespassing. Anyone caught trespassing or aiding in the act of gate crashing will be expelled.
  • Golf carts are for exclusive use by staff. “Borrowing” golf carts is unacceptable and will be dealt with appropriately, up to and including expulsion from Site. If you see a golf cart being operated in an unsafe manner, please notify The Watch.
  • No gas-powered scooters, private golf carts, or other modern personal conveyances (bikes, skateboards, gas scooters) are allowed. Electric scooters/power chairs used for special needs are allowed and encouraged.
  • Per Gleann Abhann Kingdom Law: Children should not be left unattended at events. Children under the age of 12 must be within the sight or voice range of a designated responsible person at least 15-years-old at all times. Failure to do so may result in sanctions ranging from expulsion from Site to notification of mundane authorities, depending on circumstances.
  • Service dogs are allowed on Site. Other animals that a person may regard as “service animals” (cats, snakes, goats, etc.) will be considered “pets.” Pets are not allowed at Gulf Wars.
  • To ensure the safety of all guests at Gulf Wars, drones are not allowed on the property except by commercial media with the written permission of the Gulf Wars Media Coordinator. Commercial media representatives may submit a written request to the Gulf Wars Media Coordinator at ( for review and approval before the beginning of the War.
  • The swimming pool is closed for the duration of the war. No swimming on site.
  • RULE OF THUMB: If it’s dangerous, don’t do it!


King’s Arrow Ranch is in a pine forest. The following rules must be followed carefully:

  • No ground fires. Fire pits are allowed with appropriate precautions and due regard for safety.
  • No open flames in tents.
  • No bowl-type tiki torches are allowed. Only torches with screw-on tops are permitted.
  • Tiki torches must be staked in a firm and stable fashion.
  • Tiki torches may not be placed in hay bales.
  • Do not leave torches, candles, or campfires unattended.
  • No flammable liquids may be thrown on fires.
  • All camps must have at least two fire suppression methods, such as water, fire extinguishers, buckets of sand, fire flaps, etc. The Department of Emergency Preparedness is authorized to check all camps for fire safety and investigate all infractions.
  • There must be 10 feet between fire pits and tents.
  • All tents must be spaced 3 feet apart as a fire break.
  • Camps must be separated by at least 10 feet.
  • In the event of a fire, use extinguishers and immediately contact The Watch.
    Watch patrols are authorized to enter empty camps and extinguish open or unattended flames.
  • No fire spinning, spitting fire using chemical agents, nor any other fire-related performances such as fire twirlers, jugglers, swallowers, etc. are permitted on site.
  • Should site management or Autocrat staff determine that further restrictions are necessary, for any reason, such further restrictions shall be announced and enforced.


  • You will be issued a car tag which must be displayed clearly on our dashboard. Without a car tag, you will not be allowed to re-enter Site.
  • Display your contact information on your vehicle parking pass.
  • There will be a 3-hour limit placed on vehicles for unloading when setting up camp.
  • Cars should park in the parking lots in such a way as to not restrict access or endanger other vehicles.
  • Do not block access to the handicapped access parking.
  • Cars driving in camping areas after dark must drive with their headlights on.
  • You must display your handicap plate or hangtag for the state in which you are registered to receive a Gulf Wars handicap parking slip.
  • LOCK YOUR VEHICLE! We are not responsible for your goods.
  • If your vehicle is blocking traffic or another vehicle, causing a hazard, or parked in blatant disregard of the parking policy, a MARGINAL effort will be made to locate the owner, time permitting. Otherwise, the vehicle will be towed at the owner’s expense.


  • If you plan to bring your own shower, it MUST operate with a water reservoir system to accommodate the water pressure requirements. If you erect a shower that does not operate with a reservoir system, you will be instructed to take it down. Failure to do so may result in eviction from Site.
  • Do not block access to the faucets or electrical outlets.
  • Access to electricity is restricted to those who have made prior arrangements with the site owner. Violators will be unplugged. Repeat offenders will be subject to disciplinary action, including expulsion from the site.
  • Electrical extension cords must be rated for outdoor use.
    Water hoses and electrical cords must be buried at least an inch under ground cover.
  • Failure to comply with using a Y connector or burying them may result in confiscation.
  • Dispose of water by pouring away from tents and encampments.
  • Trash is the responsibility of each individual attending war. The owners provide large trash dumpsters at 4 locations throughout the site. Trash cannot be piled up in camp, outside of camp, or on the side of the road. There will be aluminum recycling containers near the dumpsters. Propane tanks should be placed neatly on the outside of the dumpsters. Sharps should be disposed of in the sharps container at Watch or Sanitation at 5 Points unless you have your own sharps disposal. Police your site before leaving the war and deposit trash in dumpsters.
  • Do not leave hazardous materials of ANY sort behind. This includes propane bottles (full or empty), auto/marine batteries, or similar materials.