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The Eleventh Year

Summer Investiture Tourney -- Principality of Caid
June 5, 1976

Held at Arroyo Seco Park, Pasadena, CA. Prince Gregory and Princess Vivian held their final court. King Paul and Queen Carol attended. Fiona Gregorovna (Natalya de Foix) resigned as Caid Seneschal, and Eadmond de Battlemont replaced her. Sir Hugh the Undecided became Caid Knight Marshall. Bjo of Griffin (Flavia Beatrice Carmegrani) became Deputy Vice Chancellor of the U. of Ithra at Caid. Guy Marchand de Montvert presented their Highnesses with the new Coronets of Caid. He then announced his resignation as Al Caid, owing to mundane conflicts. A Coronet List was then held. In the finals, Sir Morven of Carrick defeated Sir Hugh the Undecided. Bevin Fraser of Sterling was Morven’s Lady. Prince Gregory and Princess Vivian held their final court. All Caid fighters who had participated in the Caid Rebellion swore allegiance to King Paul. The knights were called forward and King Paul knighted Armand-Sebastian de la Forêt de Savigny and Maihe MacFergie. Prince Gregory presented the first Caid Award of the Dolphin to Bjo of Griffin (Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani). Then Morven of Carrick and Bevin Fraser of Sterling were crowned Prince and Princess of Caid. They named Gregory of York and Vivian Aurora de la Mer Viscount and Viscountess. A reception followed.

Morven of Carrick
Checky gules and Or, a bear
statant erect sable.
Bevin Fraser of Sterling
Vert, three fraises Or, pierced
vert, on a chief Or a rose gules
barbed and seeded proper.
Arms by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission
Bevin's Arms colored by Aja du Jardin,
Morven's Arms Colored by Evaine MacGreger.

“While the Tourney took place in Arroyo Seco Park, the Investiture, banquet, and Revel took place at Holy Trinity Church, in Alhambra, about 5 miles away. Armand and Maihe were knighted at the park, and then court adjourned for about an hour and a half so Morvin and Bevin could change into suitable attire. I think Morven may have gotten a chance to shower at Hugh's house en route to the hall.” – Robear du Bois

[Guy Marchand de Montvert presented their Highnesses with the new Coronets of Caid.] “A gallant gesture as he had made them for his own use, which was not to be.” – Martin the Temperate

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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