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The Twelfth Year

Expedition to Camelot -- Barony of the Angels
August 6, 1977

From The Page (July, 1977):

As it hath done of yore, ye House of Gracewirth be planning an Expedition to Camelot (miniature golf) on ye sixth day of August, and ye House inviteth all gentlefolk to attend. We do hold intent to meet at Camelot when ye clock striketh 5:30. Ye fee to ye warder of ye castle be 125 pence, or 75 pence be tehre 10 or more gentlefolk commited to ye enterprize by 3 August. Little folk pay ye same toll as big folk.

Once ye devoir at ye castle hath been accomplished, we will repair to Warhouse (address omitted) for repast and revel. Ye service will be potluck, and we do pray that all will bring ye main dish and ye salat, or ye main dish and ye sweet enough for your group and a little more. We pray further that you will bring your own table service. Ye House of Graceworth will provide (non-alcholoic) beverage, and pray your response (phone omitted) so we may know how many gentles to buy for.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Hosted by House Graceworth. Lady Jeanay La Rue de Cheval and Lord Anonymous the Amnesiac tied for the lowest (and therefore best) score. They were awarded the Order of Ye Pink Putt Tee. Merriment was provided when Lady Faye of ye Farther Glens could not get her ball past the water hazard and Lord Chenan of Greyoak patiently fished it out of the water. A revel was held at Warhouse.

“At closing court a contest was held for the best impersonation of Prince Balin, which was won by Amsha al Sirhan, who mimicked his distinctive walk, his gestures, and his skill with a blow-dryer.” – Robear du Bois

“Balin was so vain about his Prince Valiant hair style, it was difficult to get him started before he got his hair fixed the way he wanted. Lorissa had just gotten a short haircut just before becoming Princess, so she had no worries about her coiffeur (sp?). Someone found or devised a wind-up blow-dryer for Balin's hair on tourneys where there was no electricity. It didn't actually work, of course, but it was the source of much amusement.” – Flavia Beatrice Carmigniani

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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