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The Eleventh Year

Lyonnesse Anniversary Tourney and Revel -- Barony of the Angels
July 17-18, 1976

A revel was held on the 17th at the home of Gabrielle nicChluraine. The tourney was held the next day at the Carriage Crest Park, Carson, CA. Prince Morven and Princess Bevin held court. Prince Morven gave an Award of Arms to Marguerite the Uncoordinated and admitted Conrad von Regensburg to the Order of the Dolphin. Certificates were presented to Lady Gabrielle nicChlurain as Purveyor of Brownies and Chocolate Chip Cookies to the Coronet, and Lady Sine Singing Hands as the Purveryor of Shortbread to the Coronet. Then the lists and contests were held. Fiona Gregorovna (Natalya de Foix) was abducted by a scurrilous band led by Marvin of Carrot and Rorgar Greywolf (Morven of Carrick and William of Hoghton), but was saved by the other fighters. Lord Guy de Montvert defeated Baron Waldt von Markheim to become the Champion of Lyonesse, as well as its seneschal. Cedrik the Dark gave the Best Performance prize to Lady Marguerite the Uncoordinated and the Best Song prize to Lady Joan of Crawfordsmuir. Lady Marguerite awarded a compact sewing kit enclosed in a thimble on a chain to Lady Hedja de Loup. Lady Fiona Gregorovna (Natalya de Foix) gave four awards for Best Favors to Anne-Elizabeth of Westmarch, Anne Christopher, Sofya Volkavna, and Lady Su of the Silver Horn. Princess Bevin’s Calligraphy Contest was postponed til the next event. After a blazon-off Sofya Volkavna gave the Heraldry prize to Baroness Alison von Markheim. Lord Guy de Montvert gave the Dead Mackeral to Lord Rondal Negra Khan for his splendid death at Their Highness’ feet.

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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