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The Twelfth Year

St. Domitian's Day Frolic and Revel -- College of St. David
May 21, 1977

From The Page (May, 1977):

The College of St. David invites you to honor St. Domotian's Day on May 7 at its tourney site on the campus of the University of California at Santa Cruz. (Some site as the February tourney: behind the Performing Arts Center ...). For milords' and miladies' comfort and convenience, a flat-backed fire chariot (pickup truck) will be provided at the tourney site for hauling equipment and people to and from the roadside unloading area. There will also be ample close parking and privy chambers at the site. Water will be available in containers both at the Lists table and at St. David's pavilion. Setup will begin at 9:30.

The day's activities include an archery competition, a melee for teams of two (only one of which may be a belted fighter), a live chess game, and a Grand Quest for the Ghost of the Dragon of Huy. In the Quest, ingenuity and valour will be stressed. Equipment and supplies may be provided by individuals on quest teams -- use your imagination (bows, throwing weapons, rope, garlic ...). Fighting will be with boffer weapons only. Come prepared to do some walking.

At 6:00 PM we will adjourn to Crown Senior Commons to celebrate St. Domitian's Day with a potluck feast and revel. Refrigeration and cooking facilities will be available both during the day and at the revel. At 6:30, a cooking contest for the most skillful use of "dragon fire" (alcohol) in a main dish will be judged, with the feast immediately following. Revelling will continue into the night with music, dancing, games, and a story-telling contest for the Best Dragon Tale.

Overnight accommodations will be available for all who wish to stay. For more information, or accomodations for Friday night, contact the Seneschal, Joanna de Lisane (contact info omitted).

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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