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In there rear of the castle there's a small addition that houses a single enormous bell. The room has a simple tin roof and isn't fancy or ornate (or insulated), but it's framed out with enourmous beams and the wooden floors are washed and worn down in a satisfying way. There's a small stool, very low to the ground, indicating that it's ok to sit here for a while if you want.
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  1. make your donation (any amount)
  2. clap twice
  3. ring the bell
  4. allow the bell sound to ring out completely
  5. clap once
thank you

image All donations go towards maintenance of the castle and a stipend for the groundskeeper.

As of 2021/01/19, all donations of $7 or more that include an address will get this embroidered patch as a keepsake, our way of saying thank you for your ongoing support. The patch commemorates the upcoming thousand year anniversary of this castle.

Until this notice is removed, all donations of any amount that include a mailing address will get a small paper model of the castle to display on your curio shelf. The model is handmade, roughly 3x3x4", and ships flat. It assembles instantly with no glue or tools needed.

This bell produces sound, so please make sure your computer speakers are up as loud as possible. To test if your sound is working correctly, click here to play the sound of a cicada:
[cicada, 23 seconds]

Correctly performed bell ringing is good luck for you and for everyone that can hear it.

Your donations help enourmously. Please come back and ring this bell as often as you would like!

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