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

The Eleventh Year

Egilstourney -- Barony of Adiantum
May 29-31, 1976

Held outside of Vida, OR. Corwynn of Thornwood was the autocrat. The tourney proceeded through a perpetual downpour. There was a potluck dinner on Saturday. The Bards contest was put off until the next evening “as the weather couldn’t get worse”. It did. The morning was clear but a new storm swept in. The contests proceeded anyway. Duke James Greyhelm emerged victorious in the fighting contest and won the coveted Viking chest. Elrond Blacksabre was appointed Warlord of the North, and Gandharva Chandra was named official ambassador from Atenveldt and official Bardic representative as well. With the rain growing steadily worse the tourney adjourned to four revels: House Oakenshield, House of Cruzan, Dragontryst, and Bromleys’. The calligraphers were present at Cruzan so the calligraphy and illumination contests were held, with Janet of Arden and Gwendolyn Caer Cerddinen being the winners, respectively.

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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