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The Twelfth Year

Valentine’s Day Revel -- Province of the Mists
February 11, 1978

Held at the Mills College Student Union, Oakland. Micaëla de Neuville was the autocrat. It was a successful evening as some forty members arrived to share valentine cakes and cookies. Master Hal Ravn showed slow motion films of SCA combat. A swooning contest was held and won by Mistress Janet Breakstone. There was a poetry contest, in honor of the beloved, won by Mistress Rima of Rockridge. A contest was held for Prettiest Pomander. Many joined in medieval dancing.

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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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