In the year AS. XIII (1978), the newly-created Barony of Three Rivers hosted the Crown Tournament. It was there that Lord Stephen Ironhand, Seneschal, was created Baron Three Rivers along with Lady Arwyn Antarae, his Pursuivant, as Baroness Three Rivers. Even before the news of his elevation had traveled Kingdom-wide, he had foully betrayed his King and Kingdom while inebriated at that same Crown Tourney Feast
For the Third Anniversary Celebration of the Founding of the Barony of Three Rivers, a "TRAITOR BARON SONG CONTEST" was declared, and the entries sung at the revel. The judging was done by watching Baron Stephen's face; a good song brought a brilliant blush from his toes to his ears, as well as a chortle of laughter or a scowl of dismay as the truth hit home.
Here, then, are those songs...................
All songs copyright 1978 ANDA NAR PRODUCTIONS St. Louis, Missouri
What will the years say of him? How will future Society members hear the Legend of the Iron Head? Will posterity even care?
The answers to these, and other burning questions, can only be answered by time, and, as we all know, Stephen in always late....
At any rate, he still lives and reigns in the Barony of Three Rivers, our beloved Baron and scheming Seneschal. He still manages to wipe out the creampuff population after our weekly meetings at our usual hangout....and the hangout over his baronial belt is greater than ever.
New additions to the Plague Rat song occur all the time, and your additions (factual only, please; we have quite enough of them that way without resorting to fiction!) will be welcome. Send them to me, his gentle and kind Baroness....and perhaps another songbook will be forthcoming.
Baroness Arwyn Antarae