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The Ninth Year

“A County Fair in a City Park” and Madrone Anniversary Revel -- Barony of Madrone
May 11-12, 1974

Held in Seattle, WA. The fair was sponsored by the Junior League of Seattle. Duncan of Chisholm autocratted an SCA demonstration. On Saturday a Maypole was erected (which the wind later blew down). Sunday was Mother’s Day. Sean Gealt, carrying a Ravenwolf battle-axe, found himself being used to threaten recalcitrant children by the local mothers. On Saturday evening Katrina Pietrova and Gwendolyn of Caer Cerddinen held a Madrone Anniversary Revel at Lechbury Abbey. Festivities featured the poisoning of Durance the Vile, his Motley-sponsored wake (complete with keening and a parady of “Finnegan’s Wake”), and his resurrection as a new persona, Donn an Bronach, who would hopefully find greater favor with the College of Heralds. The reading of the “Chronicles of Madrone” (mythic variety) and “Bunstable, Martyr, Patron of Madrone” preceded a storytelling contest, won by David of Bagulay for his version of the History of the Barony.

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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