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The Twenty-fourth Year

Poacher's Feast -- Caer Darth

September 30, 1989 (AS XXIV)

From The Page (August, 1989):

It is rumoured that the peasants of the Shire of Caer Darth are phenomenally adept at provisioning their larders from the lands and fields of the Baron and other nobles residing in their area. It is even whispered that these bold rogues have the temerity to hold an annual feast to which each family brings a dish 'poached' from the lands of their betters. This feast is a grotesque parody of the fine civilized affairs held by the nobility, with drunken serfs mimicking their betters and carousing far into the night. There are even tales that some brave peers have attended these debauches, cleverly disguised as common folk and so went unrecognized. It is further rumored that such an affair is being secretly planned even as you read this. At great personal risk, this brave chronicler will endeavor to keep you informed of further developments. Some of these further developments are: Fees: site, $2.50, food, $4.00, total $6.50. Main dish provided by Shire, bring side dishes only: A-G, salads and veggies, H-M, rice, potatoes, etc, N-S, breads and cheeses, T-Z, desserts. Directions in September Page. Autocrats: Frank the Fortunate (name) and Sabrina Goldbender (name), (contact info).

From The Page (September, 1989):

On September 30 the ribald peasantry of Caer Darth (Santa Cruz) are gathering in a secret location (see map) to celebrate the success of our annual poacher's harvest. In fact, we have been so successful that we are providing the main course (a large, split-roasted creature currently being lured off its owner's lands) and we are asking those attending to bring side dishes (see last month's Page). The cost will be only $4.50, rather than the $6.50 previously announced. The site opens at 5 pm, and feast begins at 7 pm. Important! Only peasants (or what looks like one) will be admitted: After all, being hung for poaching can ruin your whole evening. Only 65 tickets will be sold; deadline is September 20. Call for further information, or just send money to the autocrats: Frank the Fortunate (name) and Sabrina Goldbender (name), (contact info).

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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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