Held in Hendricks Park, Eugene, OR. People came as New World persona, or as Old World persona with a story of how they came to be present. A game of Norse stickball was won by Duke James Greyhelm and Duchess Verena of Laurelin. Following a New World Feast, Sir Elrond Blacksabre and Dublin tied in the story-telling contest, as each related the reasons for their presence. One local Viking was dubbed Thuringer, with an appropriate weapon (a sausage), and the populace broke in to a rendition of “Hark, the herald Michael sings, Glory to the new Viking.”
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