Held where? Catriona NicChlurain was the autocrat. Viscount Christian of Orange and Viscountess Denisa presided in the absence of Baron Piers and Baroness Ximena. Prince Thomas and Princess Elayne attended, along with Al Caid Gregory of York and Al Caidessa Vivian Aurora de la Mer. Baron Maihe McFergy won the lists to become the Champion of the Angels. Dana Reimann won the cooking contest with herb bread. Al Caidessa Vivian won the herb guessing contest. Käthe von Munchausen won the Barbed Pheon Punning Contest.
“This event was held at Arroyo Seco Park, just off the Pasadena Freeway near South Pasadena. I was fighting with my first shield, a 15 pound round shield (guaranteed not to be destroyed by a rattan sword or, for that matter, anything short of a 50 mm cannon) which was so heavy that any fighter who would throw a leg-head combination easily killed me. After I had been eliminated in the first round, I decided to enter some of the contests. Tyra Stewart of Moray's herb and spice identification contest was the most fun. Of the twenty bottles, cinnamon was the only one I knew, so I decided to make up names for them all, such as Green Muggleswort. One bottle contained several dark brown rounded objects that I confidently identified as Merde du Lapin, and my skill was such that, while not winning the contest, Tyra gave me a special prize, a children's cook book.” – Robear du Bois
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