From The Page (September, 1990):
Prince Farin and Princess Ascelin invite you to join them in viewing (or vying in) the choosing of their successors at Bort Meadows on September 15 & 16. As this tournament will be hosted by the Barony of the Westermark, diverse fun can be expected.
His Highness invites all fighters to bring their weird weapons, especially spears & short pikes, for some interesting combat forms on Sunday.
The site opens at 5 on Friday. On Sunday morning beginning at 9 o'clock the Arts & Sciences officers of the Westermark invite you (yes, you) to bring your works to an open exhibition. We wish to display for the Royalty & populace the hidden talents of our kingdom. No jduging is intended, anonymous displays are welcome, as are works in progress. Especially welcome are those who wish to stay & fashion & gossip.
The site is beautiful BORT MEADOWS, in the hills above Oakland. SITE FEE is $5 whether 1 day or for the whole weekend. The site is WET in terms of alcohol & VERY DRY in terms of terrain; all of the constablesfire directions must be followed.
Questions can be directed to the AUTOCRAT, Sir John Theophilous (phone).
[NOTE: The Silver Spoon Competition for Fall Coronet is Beef Anything. For more information on this, read the Words from the Holder of the Silver Spoon, in the Words From Section, elsewhere in this issue of the Page. And Good Cooking. GRIGORII.]
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"This was the event that Valgard Stonecleaver won the Coronet of the Mists for Megan nic Alister of Thornwood.
"It was also the event that Seamus Padraig O'Baoigheallain Mì-nàrach, Captain of Her Highness Ascelin's Escort, was declared officially "Dead" for the duration of the reign, due to the fact that he had insulted Prince Farin at the Mists/Cynagua War while getting out of armor, in a loud enough voice that His Highness heard it (Seamus' defense is that since Farin and he are in the same household and friends that he was just joking ...). In Court, Prince Farin called Seamus to task, and he was then challenged by: The Queen's Champion (Radnor of Guildemar), the Queen's Guard, and the Princess' Escort. Sunday morning saw Seamus up bright and early to fight Radnor, followed by many more fights. Those that he killed his opponent in he was declared the loser, and the rest, well, he died. For the duration of the reign of Farin and Ascelin as Prince and Princess of the Mists, an announcement was made in each court that "Seamus Padraig O'Baoigheallain is STILL dead". (I know, as I was the Seawolf Herald at the time, and did most of those announcements ...)" -- Hirsch von Henford
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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