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The Ninth Year

Second Baronial Anniversary Banquet -- Barony of the Golden Rivers
November 30, 1974

Held at Putah Creek Lodge, at the U.C. Davis Campus, Davis, CA. Patrice du Couer Fidel and Megan of Thistledown were the autocrats. A banquet was provided. Andy Swan was a juggler and jester.

“Andy was a non member, quite entertaining as a performer, but a bit clueless about the delicate state of relations between UCD and the SCA (they were not quite sure that we were a reliable group). When he started setting off firecrackers inside the Lodge "to liven things up" (like we needed that?) - I got a bit peremptory with him. I guess that's how one might describe a situation ending where I was on my knees on the floor with my left hand smothering a firecracker, and his left foot standing on that hand while I was looking up and asking him if he wanted me to break his knee with my (three days out of its cast) right elbow. I guess I must have looked deadly serious because he desisted (wise choice). All that aside it was a fine party, somewhat depressed by David and Cheryl's economic problems (it's still historically mundane oil embargo time) which made us worry whether they could keep on being Baron and Baroness.” – 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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