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The Forty-Ninth Year

Baroness' Masked Ball -- Darkwood

October 18, 2014 (AS XLIX)

Santa Cruz Masonic Lodge,
Santa Cruz, CA

From The Page (October, 2014):

Come join Darkwood at for a great day of music and dancing, of games, and of Bardic Arts. Show off your skills in the A&S competitions: Memento Mori, Death or Plague Masks, and a dirty dozen competition. Make yourself a mask and join the masked processional in the theme of Danse Macabre.

Compete for Bard of the Oaks.

The competition will include: a period piece (song, dance, poem, story or other performance piece you like, but it must be documentable); an original piece in a period style in the theme of Danse Macabre (song, dance, poem, story or other performance piece you have created, but in documentable style/format & relate to the event theme); three words from a hat- the populace will be solicited for words, each entrant will choose 3 words from a hat, then each will then have 20 minutes to create a piece to present using all the words.

There will be a food competition in the style of soteltie. Sotelties were food disguised in an ornamental way for example meringue cookies designed to look like bones or skulls. Documentation is not required. Period recipes are encouraged but not required. The focus is on taste and presentation. There will be a side board. We will be providing food for the sideboard but to add to it we ask that everyone bring dishes to share for 8 to 10 people according to the following:
     Last Name begins with -,A thru I - Side Dish, J thru S - Snacks, T thru Z - Desserts

Site Information: Santa Cruz Masonic Lodge (address omitted, Santa Cruz, CA 95060)

Site opens 11 am and closes 10 pm

Site Fees: $10 Members, $15 for non-members, minors 12 and under are free, Family cap $40.

Autocrat: Amairgein Mac Coachlaoich and Seraphina Van Eldstorm

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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