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The Eleventh Year

Bardic Revel -- Barony of Lion's Gate
May 8, 1976

Held in the Lutherin Campus Center, U.B.C. Campus, Vancouver. Baroness Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland autocratted. A Monboggian Horde Court was held, at which Akbar the Sot presided. Bombor of Bombardia was given a license to practice as a pardoner, all his fees and gifts going to the Save the Yurt Fund. Duncan Bog Cameron was recognized as Ambassador to the Monbogs from the Scottish throne, and Sir William Gordon of York was made military advisor, the pact being sealed with Athole Brose. Baron Gerhard Kendal was called forward and told that, as far as the Khanate of Monboggia was concerned, Lion’s Gate was a Barony. At the formal Baron’s Reception Seaghda of Green Mountain and Tara nic an Fhleisdir announced their betrothal and impending marriage. Duncan Bog Cameron was named Keeper of the Calendar for Lion’s Gate. Styraemon won the pavilion designing contest; Harold of Warrington won in Arms and Armor, Hecuba the Harpie won the Decorated Food Contest, Bombor of Bombardia won the poetry contest, Dierdre Muldomhnaigh won the Story contest and the Song contest, and Sativa won the needlework contest. The contest for the best drawing of the Bog Beast, held in the Monboggian Horde, was won by Morgan of Aberystwyth. The fight over the City of Bellingham between Madrone and Lion’s Gate (loser keeps it) was announced. Akbar the Sot was given a Monbog device (Or, a rabbit insane).

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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