Held at Lakeside School, Seattle, WA. Michael the Black and Stevanna of Hoghton were the autocrats. There was a costume contest. Edward of Stonehaven and Caitlin na Darac won the wenching race. There was a costume contest. In the lists Elrond Blacksabre defeated William of Portsmouth. Castellan Liam of the Barque held baronial court and admitted Anne of Caerdydd and Theodulf of Borogrove to the Order of the Red Branch and gave the Green Leaf Award to Catherine Winifred of Tor Bitterroot, Donn an Bronach, Gwendolyn of Caer Cerddinen, Sean Gealt, Sigurd von der Nordenkrasse, and Stevanna of Hoghton. Castellan Liam and his lady Dierdre Muldumhnaigh, were handed paper sacks and told to pass out what was inside to the people whose names appeared on the back of the items. The items turned out to be secretly made Red Branch medallions with their own names on them, made by the rest of the Order, and so they were admitted to the Order of the Red Branch. Michael the Black gave out scrolls of appreciation for their dancing, food, or costumes to Anne of Caerdydd, Caitlin na Darac, Beverly, Consuelo, John of the Angular Dove, Jane Grey, Margaret of Ashford, Tajara, Duncan of Chisholm, Robert of Winchester, and Fiona di Varanus.
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