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The Eleventh Year

Aurora Coronet Tourney -- Principality of An Tir
October 2-3, 1976

Held at Warner Lost Park, Burnaby, British Columbia, CAN. The autocrats were Gerek the Far-Seeing, Duncan Bog Cameron, and Bombor of Bombardia. Once again it was raining hard. Coronet lists were held, in which Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy emerged victorious. Almatea (Alma Tea av de Telemark) was his lady. The populace then adjourned to the home of Domric the Sober for court. King Kevin and Queen Patrice attended. King Kevin knighted Theodulf of Borogrove. Prince Theodulf gave Awards of Arms to Asvald Evaldsen Styraeman of Lolland, Elspeth Schnee-Flame, Janeltis Karaine Stargazer, O’Guin Silverwolf, and Yolanda of Thymbra. Sir Elrond Blacksabre won the insult contest and there was a tie in the hand-kissing contest, between Baron Gerhard Kendal for best lead-up, and Viscount Steingrim for best follow-through. King Kevin gave Grants of Arms to Baron Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland and Baroness Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland and admitted Maelyn of Kynge’s Lea to the Order of the Laurel. The second day was moved, as Warner Loat park was flooded. There were challenges, contests, and fighting instruction by the King.

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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