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The Twelfth Year

Queen Calafia’s Consort Tourney -- Barony of Calafia
August 6-7, 1977

Held on Vacation Island in Mission Bay, San Diego. There were ladies boffer lists, sand castle competitions, Lists for Queen Calafia’s Consort (triple elimination, two man viking boat fighting), a serpent egg hunt, paper boat races, and a kite flying contest. Lord Cameron of Caldoon was autocrat.

“What I remember most about this tourney is Cameron muttering "This may be the end of the S.C.A. as we know it.", as more and more members slipped out of their medievals and walked over to the adjacent beach. Only the people who won their fights were forced to keep their armor on, and it was more of a beach party than anything else. As the sun began to go down, the swim suits began to be replaced by medievals, and it once more seemed like a tournament. 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

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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