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The Eleventh Year

Lupercalia Festival -- Barony of Madrone
February 12, 1977

Held Where? Sir Edward Zifran of Gendy was the autocrat. Prizes for contests: Most Beautifully Illuminated Valentine, Most Lecherous Gentleman, Best Despcription of a Tassie Massie, Aphrodesiac Recipe, Story of the Most Difficult Conquest of Your Heart’s Desire, Most Beautiful Poetry in Representation of Valentine’s Day, Best Skit pertaining to Lupercalia, Most Ornately Pleasing Welsh Spoon. Children’s contests: Best Valentine Poem, Best Costume Design by a child, Most unusual beastie, and tale thereof, Best Illuminated Valentine. Potluck Feast, Music, Storytelling.

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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