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The Tenth Year

First Darachshire Anniversary Tourney -- Barony of the Isles
February 28, 1976

Held at Bubbling Springs Park, Port Hueneme, CA. There were lists for Champion of Darachshire, Ladies Boffer lists, and contests in Ladies’ embroidery, Men’s embroidery, Ladies’ Neck Nuzzling, Siege Engines, Heraldry, Children’s Coloring, and Pastries. A revel followed at Castle Darach. Lady Dediana du Corwyn was the autocrat.

“Darachshire was in Isles, never in Angels, not even by dispute, but by now Robert of the Isles has pretty much gained his independence, based on the name. The concept of Canton of Darachshire has been lost. They were a nice group, no doubt about it, just unfortunate that Robert wanted to be autonomous.” – Martin the Temperate

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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