From The Page (November, 1988):
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to court ... the land Fund Board is sponsoring another event Saturday, January 28. Alas, the Drunken Dragon Tavern has been visited by plague, and the proprietors and workers have all died. However, the jolly sailors of the Sea Rat Inn have moved in and will be running many games for your enjoyment. There will also be dancing and, by special request, another special request bardic circle. There will be some contests and an auction of some very special items. Think of this event as a FUN(d) RAISER. The exact site and time will be announced next month. We DO need donations of auction items and prizes - if you would like to make a donation, call Ellis O'Boirne at (phone). If we don't use your donation for the revel, we will hold it for next year's Ducal Prize Tourney.
From The Page (December, 1988):
Just when you thought it was safe to go back to court ... the Land Fund Board is sponsoring another event Saturday, January 28. Alas, the Drunken Dragon Tavern has been visited by plague, and the proprietors and workers have all died. However, the jolly sailors of the Sea Rat Inn have moved in and will be running many games for your enjoyment. There will a special request bardic circle, games, jeu-de-bag, and hunkerhauser competitions, dancing fun, and frivolity. There will also be a wagering competition for all-your site fee includes your entry fee. You can wager on the many games as you test your skill (and your luck), or you can just play for fun. You are welcome to bring your own favorite games and share them with others. (But any games detected by the house as being fixed will be confiscated and run for the benefit of the house!) There will be further opportunities for wagering on the Jeu-de-Bag and Hunkerhauser competitions. The prizes for the wagering competition will be up for auction using the tokens from the competition. (There will be a bank where you can borrow if you lose your tunic, but all loans will have to be repaid before the auction.) In addition to the wagering prize auction, there will be a small auction of highly select items. All proceeds are for the benefit of the Land Fund (as usual). There will be tables set up for dinner, and we recommend that you BYOE-verything. The site is discreetly damp, so plan to remove your own bottles when you leave. Hot cider and munchies will be available for a donation to the Land Fund.
The site is San Felipe Community Center in Hayward, and the site fee is $4.00. The event begins at noon, and ends at 9:30 pm, since we MUST have the hall ciear by 10 pm. The bardic circle will run from 1 to five, then break for the auction and dinner. If there is enough interest, it will resume in the evening. The regular auction will be at 5 pm, dinner will be at six, and the prize auction will be at eight.
We still need prizes for competitions, and items for both the regular and prize auctions. If you would like to donate something, or would like to help with the event, contact Eilis O'Boirne at (phone, 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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