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The Tenth Year

Midwinter Feast and Revel -- Barony of Adiantum
January 17, 1976

Held in the Lane County Fairgrounds, Pioneer Building, Eugene, OR. Daphne and Phillipe of the House of Cruzan ran the feast and Diana of Cruzan and Michael of Dragonswood autocratted. Prince Elrond and Princess Gilréann attended. Master Beverly Hodghead delivered a letter from King William and Queen Donna, wishing all a successful feast, and presented a silver pin to Princess Gilréann. Corwyn of Thornwood then read a later letter from their Majesties expressing support for the Shire’s petition for baronial status. Feasting and entertainment followed. Then Prince Elrond and Princess Gilréann held court. They presented Daphne and Phillipe with a pearl necklace and a moon and star buckle. Úlfhédinn inn Vegfarandi then presented Daphne and Phillipe with a large hand-forged ladle and fork. The prize chest for the upcoming Egilstourney was displayed. The chest was made by Edwin of Svartelder, Úlfhédinn had done the metalwork, and Reginleif the Unruly and Victoria Anna de Toleda had done the lining. Duchess Marynell of Darkhaven won the Decorated Vegetable Dish contest and was presented by Daphne and Phillipe with a silver dish. Woltur the Saxon won the wine prize of a 20 lb. sugar loaf. Janeltis Karaine, Stargazer won the prize for Best Woman’s Costume: a revel cloak from Alyanora of Vinca, and Zachary the Short, Woltur the Saxon’s two year old son, took the Best Men’s Costume prize - a knife made by Edwin of Svartelder. Baroness Ellen Cross Quills showed films of early kingdom tourneys, and dancing and other entertainments commenced. Aud the Dreamer staged an operatic death scene, complete with longwinded speech.

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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