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

The Twelfth Year

Summer Coronation Tourney -- Principality of An Tir
August 13, 1977

Held at a site near Maple Falls, past Bellingham, WA. Maelen of Kynge’s Lea, Edward Zifran and Almatea were the autocrats. The day began and remained hot, with flights of bees, wasps, and mosquitos. The final court of Prince Steingrim and Princess Fiona was held in a relatively shady spot. Prince Steingrim gave an Award of Arms to ?. Then Viscount Edward Zifran, Bastard of Gendy and Viscountess Almatea av den Telemarken were crowned Prince and Princess. After many presentations and announcements their Highnesses dismissed their grateful subjects to go find some more shade. Alisoun Varena and Genevra of Estolat tied in the sweet dish contest, and Seamus Peacemaker won the Men’s Costume Under $10 contest. Theodulf of Borogrove won the next day’s fighting and Phillippe pres de ’Eau won the archery competition. Alisoun Varena became first Principality Mistress of the Pied Piper’s Place, in charge of supervising young children at events. At his last court Prince Steingrim gave Awards of Arms to Alison Varena, Almatea av den Telemarken, Catherine of Häga, Glanwyn ty Mellionen, James the Nameless, John of the Angular Dove, Ludwig von Lemminghaus, Reynaud of Burgundy, Sonya of Samarovsk, Susan of Kathculneen, and Yulseth of Darkwood. Allysen of Dunrobin became Acting Mistress of Equestrian Arts.

Edward Zifran of Gendy
Lozengy sable and ermine, a
baton sinister gules.
(av den Telemarken)

Lozengy sable and ermine, a
Gendy flower gules.
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Colored by Evaine MacGreger.

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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