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The Eleventh Year

Baronial Banquet -- Barony of Lion's Gate
November 27, 1976

Held in the Party Room of the Student Union Building of the UBC campus. More than a dozen dishes in five removes were served, featuring roast suckling pig and fresh stuffed carp. Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland autocratted.

Eighty-eight guests showed up, along with three cooks. King Kevin and Queen Patrice attended, as did Prince Theodulf and Princess Anne. Baron Gerhard and Baroness Amanda presided. A sumptuous banquet was served. Prince Theodulf gave Awards of Arms to Akbar the Sot, Melissa Kendal of Westmoreland, John of Candia, and Tara nic an Fhleisdir. Michael the Black and Stevanna of Hoghton presented Lion’s Gate Baronial Signet Ring to Baron Gerhard. The tannists Edward Zifran of Gendy and Almatea presented heraldic pillows to the Baron and Baroness. Liam of the Barque presented the Baron with the Baronial Commemorative Crier Cover (by Serena). Special awards were given to Scellanus of Skye and Whille von Haukenkreuz. John of Chilholm received a thanks for his work on the Canterbury Faire. Winifred the Witty came forth with a subtlety depicting a laot, and the cook’s guild gave Akar the Sot and Elsbeth a huge knife and fork. A posthumous award was given to the late Ilya Gryaznie, and an award for poetry was given Duncan Bog Cameron. Alex of Lavonia received the Baroness’ Badge as her Arts Advisor and Domric the Sober was named her Sciences Advisor. The Baron and Baroness awarded the Order of the Lion’s Claw to Bjorn of Havok.

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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