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Twenty-second Year

Saint Nicholas Feast and Boar Hunt -- Beacon's Gate

December 12, 1987 (AS XXII)

From The Page (November, 1987):

In honor of the feast day of Saint Nicholas, the Incipient Riding of Beacon's Gate invites the gentles and populace to a banquet and boar hunt, to be held Saturday 12, at Camp Hermes, El Cerrito.

The hunt will muster at noon and the boar shall be loosed at 1pm. For those who have never joyed in the pursuit of these feisty and dangerous beasts, there will be armoured and unarmoured fighters (this is your chance to participate in a fighting event if you are usually a noncombatant). The "boar" is armoured and fights with two short daggers. The hunters are armoured and fight with spears only. The hounds are armoured and use one dagger. The dogs are unarmoured and act as scouts, and are expected to bark, yap, woof, run about and act doggish.

The banquet will begin at 6pm and will feature boar (of course), or at least pork. It will be a lavish and delicious three-remove feast.

For information contact the autocrat, Maythen of Elfhaven (contact info omitted). For tickets contact Rhonwen Meillion (contact ifno omitted). Site fee for teh hunt is $3. Banquet only is $8. Both events $10. Children 6-12 half-price; under 6 free. Coming next month - directions and menu.

From The Page (December, 1987):

The copy this month is the same as above, with the insertion before the autocrat details of the menu:

The banquet will begin at 6pm. The first remove will be Salmon Cakes, Salad, Winter Soup, Dried Fruit, Bread and Honey. The second remove will be Roast Pork, Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage, Apple Fritters, Creamed Onions, and Bread Pudding. The third will be Capon in Cherry Sauce, Glace Carrots, Savory Sausage, Leek and Barley Potage, and Welsh Cakes. There will also be a fourth remove of various desserts served after the main feast. Spiced cider will be served with the meal. The site is a Boy Scout Camp, and appropriately, it is considered dry. Creative table decoration will help us make the hall beautiful. (We are but a poor country incipient shire!)

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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