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The Tenth Year

Egils Prize Tourney -- Barony of Adiantum
May 24-26, 1975

From The Page (May, 1975):

There will be a prize tourney in Adiantum Memorial Day weekend, May 24, 25, 26 as a memorial to Egil Skallagrimsson--skald, warrior, and most cunning drunk. The schedule will be thusly: Friday night and Saturday-setup, marshals approval of weapons, signing of waivers. Saturday sunset--pretourney revel, story-telling contest, wine contest. Sunday sunrise--eliminations start. Sunday midday--melees, challange matches. Also all day Sunday--wrestling, archery, games, and twilsey wopping. Sunday mid-afternoon--final rounds of prize tourney. Sunday night (sun-set to sunrise)--REVEL, potluck feasting and sundry diverse entertainment. Monday morning--recovery and departure.

This site is on a farm outside town. There is camping space available-- bring pavilions, camping gear, lanterns. Bring food for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and a potluck contribution for the revel Sunday night. There will be open fires for cooking, with cauldrons and grills. For more information about the tourney, contact the autocrat Thorgir the Thirsty (contact info omitted).

The wine contest Saturday night will have a minmum entry of one gallon wtih 20 lbs of sugar for a prize. To be judged by popular acclaim. The prize for the Bards contest will be a drinking horn. The prize for the winner of the tourney will be a decorated drinking horn.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held on a farm outside Eugene, OR. Thorgir the Thirsty autocratted. Contests for prizes were held in story-telling, wine, fighting, wrestling, archery, games, twilsey-whopping, a Bards contest, and overall score for the tourney, for which the prize was a decorated drinking horn.

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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