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The Twelfth Year

Summer Coronet Tourney -- Principality of An Tir
June 11, 1977

From The Page (June, 1977):

On June 11, the Barony of Three Mountains will host the An Tir Coronet Tourney in a private park near Forest Grove. Signs will be posted to facilitate locating the turnoffs. The cost will be 50cents per person each day -- not including children. Setup will begin at 8:00 AM.

Qualifications, the testing of new weapons, and challenge matches will begin at 10:00 AM. There will then be a Procession to the Throne, and the Lists will open (1:00 PM). During the afternoon, there will be dancing and contests, and artisans will be offering a selection of medieval foods and crafts from booths located near the battlefield. Court will occur at eventide (5:00 PM), followed by night revelling under the lights of the local tree fairies.

The contests are: Best Decorated Object; Costume; Pavilion Design; Best Viking Skaldic Poem; Armor; and a series of Children's Contests. For details, please see the May PAGE, or consult the Baronial Seneschal.

There is a large area for cooking and eating, with hot water available. A simple feast will be hosted by the Barony after Court.

For further information, please call the Baronial Seneschal, Lady Valkyrie (contact info omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in a private park near Forest Grove, OR. After the Grand March Prince Steingrim and Princess Fiona held court. King Terrence and Queen Jennet attended. The Barons and Baronesses were called forward to swear fealty to the King. Guillaume de Vinvert was named Senior Deputy Marshall for the Principality. Michael the Black and Gerhard Kendal of Westmoreland ranted at length concerning the war between Lion’s Gate and Madrone. Dennis an Seodoir was named envoy to Lion’s Gate and Duncan Bog Cameron was named envoy to Madrone. Coronet Lists were held, with Viscount Edward Zifran, Bastard of Gendy defeating Viscount Theodulf of Borogrove in the finals. Viscountess Almatea was Edward’s lady. A number of contests were held. Jewelry was won by Michael of Dragonswood and Steingrim Stallari; Weapons by James of Northkeep; Armour, by Blackhand; Pavilion, Blackhand and Ludwig von Lemminghaus; Footwear, Blackhand; Best Decorated Object, Edwin of Svart Elder. The winners for Best Pages and Ladies-in-Waiting were Kiega of Valfriborg, Melissa Kendal of Westmoreland and Andre Lessard. At final court Edward Zifran was proclaimed the winner, and Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland accepted for the absent, plague-ridden Almatea. Viscount Theodulf of Borogrove and Viscountess Anne of Caerdydd were admitted to the Order of the Silver Rose. Manfred der Blutfalfe won the Shattered Shield for best dying. Presentations were made to the new Baron and Baroness of Three Mountains, Dietrich and Amelia von Kriegsheldenburg, by members of the Barony. Ludwig von Lemminghuas was awarded the Mucking Tall Maul. The Three Mountains newsletter, The Bend Sinister, ceased publication. A feast was then held, followed by general revelry. In the morning there was a live chess game between King Terrence and Prince Steingrim, which His Majesty won. Then there was fighting and recorder music until the end.

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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