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The Eleventh Year

Crier Benefit Tourney -- Barony of Madrone
July 31, 1976

Held in Ravenna Park Picnic Area, Seattle, WA. Sean Gealt and Gwili were the autocrats. Baroness Dierdre presided over a baronial court. A rummage sale was held. Serena did a provocative belly dance and was showered with coins. Lists were held. Duncan of Chisholm provided Athole Brose in return for contributions. The rummage sale went on apace, and the populace was encouraged to Give Until It Hurts by a specially hideous pipe-band-by-committee (everyone played different parts of the instrument, at length), Motley skits (the populace was encouraged to give to make them stop; money flowed), and a song based on the song “That Old Time Religion”, sung by Motley. The winner of the Lists was Eugen von Ostmark, who chose Fritha of Cair Bannog to be his Queen of Love and Beauty. At final court it was announced that the Crier had cleared $88. An unravel followed at Wakefield Castle.

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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