Held at Meadows Playfield, Tilden Park, Berkeley. Sir Steven MacEanruig was the Champion of Arms, crowning his lady Margaret Threadbare Queen of Love and Beauty. A revel followed at the Mills College Student Union, at which the Champion of Arts was Zrzystof z Lublina. Gormflait ni Cuallachta was the autocrat. Douglas admitted Francesca the Bemused to the Order of the Leaf of Merit.
“I'd completely forgotten about this one and still can't remember it much at all. I guess I must have been there. I do remember Margaret. I met her on the way to the crown that Douglas won when I stopped to help two SCA ladies who had run out of gas. I drove her back to a gas station while her friend stayed with the car, struck up a conversation with her, fought for her that day, and eventually dated her for several years. It was several years later that she told me she had her hand in her pocket the whole trip clutching her knife in case I was some sort of nut.” – Steven MacEanruig
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