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The Twelfth Year

Vikingsholm Rides Again -- Barony of Golden Rivers
May 21, 1977

From The Page (May, 1977):

On June 25-26, there will again be a Vikingsholm Tourney in Lake Tahoe. Price will be $5 per adult (children under 16 free). This cost will include a catered Viking lunch and beverages, and also goes to cover insurance and site rental. What remains after all is paid for will be given to the Land Fund.

There will be several fighting events, including a holgang, and an event in which one fighter holds the shield, and the other holds the sword. There will also be a miniature longship race (12" - 18") with two prizes: one for the fasts, and the other for the most authentic. There will be a quest, and other events. We have the use of the courtyard for Court. (For those of you who weren't there last year, Vikingsolm is a reconstructed Viking long house -- in period, and beautiful.)

We need to know as soon as possible how many people want to come. (Yes, unfortunately, there is still a long way to go from the cars.) If you are interested, please contact Josette de Chante Claire (contact info omitted).

From The Page (June, 1977):


Due to the unexpected high cost of insurance, and a variety of other factors, the previously announced Vikingsholm Tourney, scheduled for Lake Tahoe on June 25 and 26, has been cancelled.

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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