Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Tenth Year

Summer Coronet Tourney -- Principality of An Tir
June 28-29, 1975

Held in a wheat field outside Beaverton, OR. Grane the Golden autocratted. Prince Audin and Princess Gwendolyn presided. Michael the Black sponsored a hurlbut contest. There were contests for a meat main dish and for jewelry. Coronet lists were held and Edward Zifran, Bastard of Gendy won. Fiona di Varanus was his lady. They were crowned Prince and Princess of An Tir.

Edward Zifran, Bastard of Gendy
Lozengy sable and ermine, a baton
sinister gules.
Fiona de Varanus
Gules, a pale cotised Or,
overall a Komodo dragon
embowed in pale vert.
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Colored by Evaine MacGreger.

“True Story...
     “Being a brand new knight, and young (weren't we all in those days?), I attended my first event after my knighting, which was Summer Coronet. Viscount Sir Fredrick of the West Tower, walked up to me. He fondled the Chain (which was a present from My Knight, Sir Gerald), and tugged on the belt ... He smiled and then said, "You got balls, Edward. You got Balls ..." He then walked away and the Coronet tourney happened. Well, I won, after two double kills in the Finals, with Elrond ... As some of you may remember, in those days, you just got the Coronet. No waiting period. So there Fiona and I are, sitting as P&P, after I have promised there would be no Pogroms (much to the delight of King Andrew), taking Fealty, holding court and what not. Court is over and Sir Fredrick, comes up and kneels, and says "MY Prince, I must apologize". I was taken aback and asked why. He said that he wished to say he was sorry for his chiding me earlier in the day. You see, no one had told him that I was knighted a week earlier. And he figured if anyone had the balls to masquerade as a Knight, it would be me ... Boy, I hope my reputation has gotten better in the last 20+ years...-)
     “Another true story, which involves the campfire that evening and the Prince of An Tir, rescuing a young lady from a drunken churl, ... Oh, well, maybe we shouldn't print that here ... Andrew can tell you ...” – Edward Zifran of Gendy

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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