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The Twelfth Year

University of Ithra -- Barony of Calafia
March 4-5, 1978

Held at the UC San Diego Campus, San Diego. It rained all day outside, but the classes were successful inside. On Sunday a baby hummingbird which had fallen from its nest was rescued. It was given to the San Diego Zoo.

"Actually, it only rained off and on, which is how the baby hummingbird was found by Lorissa du Griffin. We'd gone for a walk in the garden between classes. Everything was fine until the groundskeeper commented that the bell tower owl would have a nice meal off that bird. Lora went into a frenzy of finding someone with a car willing to drive us to the San Diego zoo. Imagine several people in full garb delivering a baby hummingbird to the zoo, leaving mundane attendees wondering what interesting program they'd missed! Since Lora was given the honor of naming it, the bird was listed as "Caid". We got a certificate thanking the SCA for its donation to the San Diego zoo. Almost a year later we checked on it, to find it happily living in the San Diego hummingbird house.” – 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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