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The Eleventh Year

St. Edwin’s Day Coronetting Tourney -- Principality of An Tir
May 1, 1976

Held in Ravenna Park, Seattle, WA. Prince Elrond and Princess Gilréan held court. Sir Steingrim Stallari and Hrefna Aebsynth Neilsdattar came forward and were crowned Prince and Princess of An Tir. Prince Steingrim named Elrond Blacksabre and Gilréan of Regin Viscount and Viscountess. Challenges and a list were fought. Baron Liam of the Barque held a Baronial Court, at which he announced that the Order of the Red Branch was presenting the Green Leaf Award to Roger the Galiard, Hal of Gloucester, Linda of London, Genevra de Estolat, Elspeth Schnee-Flame, Fritha of Caer Bannot, Trixie LaTush, Eugen von Ostmarch, and Serena. The Baron Liam admitted into the Order of the Red Branch Sean Gealt, Caitlin na Darach, Shalom ben Avram of York, Donn an Bronach, and Serena. At final court it was announced that Serena had won the pottery contest and that Sigurd von der Nordenkraase had won the rabbit-joke contest.Sean Gealt was awarded the Incomparably Nefarious Award of the Plastic Turkey for wearing his pith helmet at the tourney.

Steingrim Stallari
Paly of six Or and sable,
a fess counterchanged.
Hrefna Aebsynth Neilsdattar
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission
Colored by Evaine ni MacGregor

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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