From The Page (October, 1977):
Members of the Valifriborg Freehold will host a Revel at Columbia Park, Portland, OR, on Saturday, October 8. This event will include afternoon fighting, weather permitting.
A large pot of beef stew will be provided, and guests are requested to bring whatever additional food they wish to eat. This is not a potluck in the usual sense -- if people so desire, they may bring extra food to place on the communal table and share with others, but it is not a requirement. To cover the cost of the stew, we are asking each adult to contribute 75cents at the door. The helm will not be passed.
CONTEST prizes are offered for superior examples of: 1) a head-piece (or hair decoration); 2) an SCA persona origin story (in addition to th eprize, the winner will be published in The RUNSTONE, the unofficial newsletter of the Barony of Three Mountains); 3) a personal banner; and 4) a suit of peasant armor.
For further information, please contact the Seneschale, Lady Valkyrie, (contact info omitted).
This information reprinted courtesy of The RUNESTONE. -- Ed.
From the History (by Wilhelm):
Held at Laurelhurst Park Field House, Portland, OR. Hosted by Valfriborg Freehold. There was fighting practice in the afternoon. Koressa Thokuballa was the autocrat. A potluck banquet was held. Contests: head piece, SCA persona origin story, personal banners, suit of peasant armor.
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).
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).