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The Eleventh Year

Christmas Revel and Council Meeting -- Barony of the Angels
December 18, 1976

Held at House Opal Cross, Duarte, CA. Somehow Lady Catriona NicChlurain squeezed eighty-three people into her home for the revel. After a swift council meeting the reveling began. “Cocktails” ran the gamut from beer to wine, mead, and Thelin’s Wassail. A potluck dinner ensued, with a well laden table. Then the Gift Exchange was held, with Lord Renfield of the Inland March (Edmund Renfield Wanderscribe) running the show, aided and abetted by Lady Fiona Gregorovna (Natalya de Foix). The tree was decorated, and general revelry filled the evening.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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