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The Ninth Year

Monboggian Mid-Winter New Moon Festival -- Barony of Lion's Gate
January 18, 1975

UBC Student Union Building, Vancouver BC Canada, Ballroom. 1st official Lions Gate event. AutocratsAkbar the Beast, Ulfhamr. Baron Liam of the Barque and Baroness Dierdre Muldomnhaigh attended and Liam stated"you of Lions Gate are on the ... the past, those on the edges of the world, were entrusted as the guardians of civilization, keeping the memories alive while other societies waxed and waned." He stated that the Shire was indeed worthy of that trust. Liam fought Iron Maiden, Bjorn used Ballock-Biter against Bolverk using naganata, Sigurd von den Nordencrosse took the field till Bognonymous defeated him. Twilsey-wopping, tale-telling, table-thumping.

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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