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The Eighth Year

Medieval Night -- Barony of Madrone
March 23, 1974

Held in the Britannia Club, Seattle, WA. Forty Madronites attended and entertained in costume. A battle was held, with Sir Kevin Peregrynne surviving.

“Having committed to doing the entertainment, the Madronans realized that they hadn't ever done anything of the sort before and desperately needed someone to coach their fighters on indoor demonstration fighting, provide fighting at a more than unbelted level and show/train them in medieval dancing for demonstrations. How desperate? They flew me up two days before the show for total immersion rehearsals and training. The difficult part about surviving the battle wasn't the other fighters it was avoiding tangling your weapons in the cloth bunting looping down from the ceiling that was a permanent part of the club's decor. The day after the show, I gave a workshop for the fighters at a local park, then flew home to Sacramento.” – Kevin Peregrynne

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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