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The Eleventh Year

Second Annual Bergen am Bier Bread Riot and Prize Tourney -- Barony of Madrone
June 19, 1976

Held at Illahoe State Park, Bremerton, WA. Only three fighters showed up, and late at that. The champion twilsey-whopper was one David; Grand Loser was Catherine. The Bread Riot was won by Catherine, of the incipient Shire of Golden Blossoms, which was putting on the event. She demonstrated her mastery of furtive thievery and sharp business practices by stealing the most loaves of bread from her unsuspecting co-attendees. The Ladies Test of Grace (tying on a pair of shoes gracefully and modestly) was won by Genevre of Estolat. There were no entries in the sweetbreads or metal crafts contest, but the Song Parody Contest was won by Aduel and Sheah, with “Orgy Girl”.

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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