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The Eleventh Year

St. Patrick’s Day Mini-Tourney -- Barony of Calafia
March 12, 1977

Held in Balboa Park, San Diego. Giesele Hildegaard of the Mystic Dragon was the autocrat. There was a costume contest for the best use of green, and a Green Medieval Edible contest. There were bare-handed lists, wrestling matches, and an obstacle course. That evening Cameron of Caldoon sponsored a toga party at the home of Lady Cristóbal. All in attendance wore their best sheets and drank a strange concoction called “Gunther’s Blood”. It was ghastly, but it did manage to disappear during the evening.

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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