From The Page (January, 1986):
Cynagua Winter Investiture will be at Hale Park in Lodi on January 25 from 1 to 11 p.m. Decorating and setup will be from noon to 1 p.m. and cleanup will be from 11 p.m. to midnight. The hall must be empty by midnight.
The tentative schedule is as follows: 1 p.m. doors open; 2 p.m. first court, intermission and then Investiture; 6 p.m. dinner; 7:30 entertainment, dancing and revel; 11 p.m. doors close, cleanup; midnight out of the hall.
No smoking is allowed in the main hall. There are anterooms for smoking. Please consider others. There will be a potluck banquet, the following is a guide for what to bring: A-F salad or vegetable; G-K breakds; L-S main dish; T-Z dessert. This is a guide only, you may bring what you wish. Kitchen facilities are available for warming dishes.
Any decorations or banners you have that can be used in making the hall more appropriate for the occaision would be appreciated.
The autocrats are Eric and Fiona von Stehinhaus, (contact info omitted).
Per chevron argent and gules,
three mallets counterchanged.
Raven ni Roane
(Raven of Golden Rivers)
Gules, a seal naiant, its tail reflexed
above its head, within a bordure
"We gave one last award, the last act of our Closing court the Order of the Black Flake of the Devil (OBFD), awarded to Viscount Robert Kinslayer, as an inside joke on something he once swore he would do if he were given a La Courtesia. Keegan wrote a ceremony that started out exactly like the La Courtesia ceremony ... Rob thought we were calling his bluff, and he was tormented. The look on his face was priceless. As the herald continued to read, however, he gradually realized the ceremony was diverging ... until it came to the end, ... "And we do therefore admit him to the Order of the Black Flake of the Devil, O.B.F.D." and we handed him a huge plastic snowflake (4 inches across, a Christmas tree ornament) spray-painted black. We then declared the Order permanently closed.
"Afterward, Maelgwyn de Lyonesse demanded to be admitted to the Order. When refused, he tried to take Robert's token by force, breaking it in the struggle. A fitting end." -- Colin de Bray
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