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The Sixth Year

Harvest Revel -- Barony of Madrone
October 30, 1971

From The Page (October, 1971):

BARONY OF MADRONE-- A HARVEST REVEL, October 30th, 7:30 p.m., at (address/phone omitted).
Everyone attending is requested to bring some item of food or drink. This revel will be a masquerade: costumes should be on a medieval theme, either historical legendary. There will be a small prize for the most authentic interpretation. Sleeping space is available for those in neeed if asked in advance. For further information, contact ...

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Seattle, WA. The autocrats were Ladies Jaicinth and Pat. At this potluck revel the Fool had a terrible time getting anyone to cast the straw man into the flames, thereby achieving fertility for a year. Therefore the Fool reversed the prognosis and declared it would grant sterility for a year, whereupon she was swamped by eager prospective strawman-casters. There was belly-dancing by Theodora and Glynys of Arran followed by "The Temptation of St. Anthony" by Dierdre Muldomhnaigh and Liam of the Barque. Inspired by two different styles of belly dancing, the revelers took to the streets with the musicians and danced around a blue and white fire chariot with a red lamp on top and a dubious-looking gentleman inside.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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