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The Eleventh Year

An Tir Twelfth Night Revels and Coronation -- Principality of An Tir
January 22, 1977

Held in the Pioneer Building, Lan County Fairgrounds, Eugene, OR. Úlfhédinn inn Vegfarandi was the autocrat. The evening started with two hours of socializing, and when events commenced a rather talented mime mocked the heralds by announcing into a dead microphone. Food was then paraded forth, including a kosher Boar’s Head (sculpted and presented by Gwendolyn Caer Cerddinen), and a quantity of crottled greeps were presented to the head table. Then David of Bagulay rendered a version of “Edward, the Bloody Bastard.” At final court Prince Theodulf named Morgan of Aberystwyth to be the new Black Lion Herald, replacing Wilhelm von Messer, who had been transferred away by the U.S. Navy. Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland was appointed Principality Games Master. Duncan of Chisholm was awarded a token for his patience, forbearance, and work. Numerous scrolls were handed out. Dierdre Muldomhnaigh recieved an appropriate INAPT pinned to her cleavage. Prince Thodulf gave Awards of Arms to Carline of Waldsdorf, Gilvaethe, Micheil MacGhillie Brath, and Valkyrie. King Andrew gave an Award of Arms to Janet of Arden and admitted her to the Order of the Leaf of Merit. King Andrew then admitted Maria Mindalova and Serena Cleindori of Bagulay to the Order of the Laurel, and Caitlin na Darach to the Order of the Pelican. Then Edward and Almatea were crowned Prince and Princess. They were given personal coronets by Ed Bromley and his lady. Theodulf of Borogrove and Anne of Caerdydd were named Viscount and Viscountess. Interspaced among gluttony, reveling, and flirtation were a Walking Talking Zifran Doll who staggered from the hall, flailing away; Friar William spoke of the manifest destiny for An Tir, while mentioning poison oak; Duke William of Hoghton was Foolishly anklebitten; and a papier-maché lion, bearing an uncanny resemblance to Prince Edward, was brought forth, cookie-filled and attired in green sneakers. Donn an Bronach won the photography contest, Gangenrath Woodwender and Alice won the costume contest, and Allysen of Dunrobin won the banner contest.

Edward Zifran,
Bastard of Gendy

Lozengy sable and ermine,
a baton sinister gules.
Almatea (av den Telemarken)
Lozengy sable and ermine,
a Gendy flower gules.
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Colored by Evaine MacGreger

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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