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The Fourteenth Year

Black Rose Fayre -- Shire of Blatha an Oir
May 5-6, 1979 (AS XIV)

From The Page (April, 1979):

The House of the Black Rose and the Shire of Blatha an Oir send greetings and announce that they are sponsoring a Medieval Fayre on May 5 and 6 on the campus of Pacific Lutheran University. There will be a prize tournament with other contests: a hero contest (how could Aragorn slog through all that snow in that skimpy little skirt? he was a hero!); a Court of Love in which lords compete for the honor of Gwendolyn Fairface, the most desirable (and imaginary) lady ever to grace the wold with the step of her foot, by telling a panel of judges why their own virtues are sufficient to excite the lady's interest and, simultaneously, why their competitors aren't worth noticing (subtlety is a major factor); a cooking contest; an embroidery contest on the theme of mythological creatures; a best bawdy ballad contest; an archery competition. Artisans are invited to set up booths and sell their wares; there is a $5 booth fee and the booth and artisan(s) must be appropriately medieval in appearance.

Sleeping space exists on the site with water and sanitary facilities and a fire wagon for cooking. No alcohol will be allowed. The campus movie Sunday night is Monty Python and the Holy Grail; admission -- 75cents or 10cents for those in costume.

For further information: Martin of the Wold (contact info omitted) or Antadina Exeter du Nordlac (contact info omitted).

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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