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The Tenth Year

An Tir Twelfth Night Coronation and Revels -- Principality of An Tir
January 3, 1976

Held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Seattle, WA. Caitlin na Darac and Edward of Stonehaven were the autocrats. Abra the Trader, the new Master of Arts, designed the coronation ceremony. Prince Edward and Princess Fiona held court. King William attended. Edward of Stonehaven announced that he had again won the wine contest, and then turned over the job of Master of Sciences to Ulfheddin hinn Vegfarandi. Then Elrond Blacksabre and Gilréan of Regen were crowned Prince and Princess, and exchanged vows of fealty and protection with King William. Duke Paul of Bellatrix read the new Charter of the University of Ithra (formerly of Madrone). Chancellor Michael the Black announced the appointments of Duchess Carol of Bellatrix and Baroness Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland as Regents of the University. Maelyn of Kynge’s Lea turned over the office of Principality Seneschal to Viscount Edward Zifran, Bastard of Gendy. Robert of Winchester had previously resigned as Black Lion Herald and the new Black Lion Herald was Wilhelm von Messer. Princess Gilréan presented the Golem Award for Gallantry to Gerard of the Roses and Sean Gealt. She named William von de Huge, William of Portsmouth, Donn an Bronach, and Michael of Dragonswood to be the Princess’ Escort. Prince Elrond gave an Award of Arms to Edward of Stockwood. Edward the Indolent, alias “Corwen of Strathclyde”, was publicly excoriated for his treasonous composition “Edward, That Bastard”, circulated at Samhein, and was stripped of the office of acting Marshal and banished from the court of Prince Elrond. A banquet and revelry followed.

Elrond Blacksabre
Sable, four patriarchial crosses
in cross argent, a chief ermine.
Gilraén of Regen
Vert, a candle and candlestick
flamant Or.
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Colored by Evaine MacGreger.

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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