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The Tenth Year

First Tourney and Revel -- College of St. David
February 28, 1976

From The Page (April, 1976):


The sun shone bright on a fair field as the College of St. David enjoyed its first tourney. From Adiantum and Riselingshire, from Golden Rivers and Mists, lords and ladies gathered for a day of fighting and reveling and a chance to pay honor to the Patron Saint of Wales. Among the competitions of the day were the archery contest, won by Sir Kevin Peregrynne, the soup-making contest, won by Sir Kevin Peregrynne, and the body-carrying competition, which was NOT won by Sir Kevin Peregrynne, but by the team of Deborah Dream-Spinner and Lady Elaine, themselves very carryable bodies (their time, incidentally was 13 seconds). Duke Paul of Bellatrix proved his skill at maiden rescuing, gaining victory in that event. His Grace, like Sir Kevin, was a double victor, vanquishing Sir WIlliam the Lucky and Lodbrog in the List for Protector of the College. The day was enlived by the music and dancing of the folk of Perilous Visions, while the night was merrier for the singing and playing of the College's minstrels. The final entertainment of the evening as a masque put on by the members of the College.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Crown College, U.C. Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA. Yaegar Brokenenose and Joanna de Paquerette were the autocrats. Lists were held for Protector of the College, there were boffer lists for men and women, archery contests, a maiden-rescuing contest for men and a body-carrying contest for ladies. There was a cooking contest for soups, and a Pun Contest on the subject of Whales, with unnamed judges. The potluck feast and revel was held at the Senior Commons.

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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