Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Twelfth Year

March Coronet Tourney -- Principality of An Tir
March 25, 1978

From The Page (March, 1978):

This event to determine the next Prince of An Tir will be held at Bellfountain Park in Benton, OR, between Caer Lyon (Corvallis) and Adiantum (Eugene). Opening Court will occur at noon; the tournament lists schedule was unavailable at press time. Overnight camping will be available at the site; lodging will also be available in both Caer Lyon and Adiantum. For further information, please get in touch with the Autocrat, Ludwig von Lemminghaus (contact info omitted).

Also from The Page (March, 1978):

a paid political advertisement

(A cartoon of Darth Vader wearing a sash suspiciously similar to the bend from the arms of Paul of Bellatrix, saying "YOU ARE A MEMBER OF THE REBEL ALLIANCE, AND A TRAITOR!!!!!!!")


Joing the An Tir Rebellion! You too can know the joy of being oppressed victims of the Southern Tyrants. You can be persecuted to destruction, only to find your name revered by future generations as a Founder of Your Country.

Get your Martyr Crowns here!

Even if you live outside An Tir, you can know the rapture of being a subersive sympathizer of a treacherous consiracy!

Wear the grey armband of Rebel An Tir (our sky, proper). Share the scorn of the Royalist Lackeys; hobnob with fellow rabble-rousers. Sneer at those who toady for Royal Favor from the secretly-despise foreigner. UP THE REBELLION!

More to the point, our side has all the good songs. Send a contribution to the Cause (of further inflammatory political ads) and enclose a stamped, self-addressed envelope with 24cents American postage. In return you'll get the REBEL BROADSIDE, a collection of songs from the An Tir Rebellian.

"There once was a Kingdom, way out in the West,
Consisting of knights ever out on a quest.
And there were Directors -- men called them the BOD--
The whole situation smelt strongly of cod."

Send your contributions to the Rebel Alliance:
(address omitted)

This adverstisement signed on behalf of the Rebel Alliance:
           Deirdre Muldomhnaigh
           Liam of the Barque
           Genevra of Estolat
           Yulseth of Darkwood
           Geoffrey de Speraunce
           Serena Cleindori of Bagulay

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Bellfountain Park, Benton, OR. Ludwig von Lemminghaus was the autocrat. (Who won?)

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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