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The Eleventh Year

House Llewellyn Picnic -- Barony of Lion's Gate
September 19, 1976

Held at Lion’s Gate Park, Port Coquitlam, BC. House Llewellyn and the Monboggian Horde challenged the rest of the Knowne World, led by Baron Gerhard, to a twilsey war. Law and Order were not in effect that day, so two well known outlaws, Styraeman and Thomas Berkley, were fighting as mercenaries. It was finally decided that the rebels had lost and the day ended with a short court at which Nhille von Hakenkreuz was made a member of the Princess’ Guard, Styraeman was pardoned by the Baron (but not by House Havok), and double-headed twilsey axes were outlawed except for those already in existence.

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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