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The Ninth Year

Dinner Party -- Province of the Mists
September 28, 1974

Held at La Buillabaisse, Alameda. Duchess Carol of Bellatrix and Duke Siegfried von Hoflichskeit were the autocrats.

“As I recall the ostensible reason for this party was visitors from Atenvelt including Deaton Claymore and Kare Cherie. The Escargo and the Coquille St. Jaques were delicious.” – Kevin Peregrynne

“How could you treat those visiting dignitaries so poorly, eating the Escargo and Coquille!! By the way, exactly what do those titles mean??” – Martin the Temperate
“My favorite Deaton story dates from about two years later.
     “Quite a number of us were gathered at Duke Siegfried's place on Sacramento Street in Berkeley at a revel in honor of a bunch of Aten visitors (who also included Ioseph of Locksley). Our daughter Kelly, a typical toddler was busily exploring the house and Siegfried's furnishings and belongings, requiring frequent admonishments from Patrice to keep her within bounds. Deaton (who I must point out is very large and strong) literally flinched and cringed every time Patti spoke to our daughter. Finally, he spoke up "Patrice, please stop that, every time you say 'Kelly' in your MOM voice it hits me in my spinal nerves." We all had a good laugh and Patti changed tactics.
     “Deaton's mundane first name is Kelly and apparently Patti sounded just like his mom to his childhood programming.” – 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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