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The Thirteenth Year

May Feast, Festival and Tourney -- Barony of Allyshia
May 27-29, 1978

From The Page (May, 1978):


Come join us in Medieval merrymaking and mayhem in the magnificent redwood forests of Patrick's Point State Park, 25 miles north of Eureka, CA. The site, Beech Creek Group Campground, offers privacy and a perfect setting, plus a few modern conveniences such as hot showers and cooking facilities. Also, within walking distance is Agate Beach or those who enjoy sand and seaweed.

Activities planned are to include: the Tourney; archery; pot-luck feast (Saturday); a May Queen and King; the Fourth Annual Allyshian Quest, with an All-Star Cast; contests (Anything in the Medieval Style Using Strawberries (include recipes) and Best Presentation of Flowers to a Lady)); Lunch-with-a-Lady (ladies, please bring a lunch to be auctioned on Sunday); plus much more!


In order to defay costs for using the park, we are asking for a $2 donation from each adult attending the tourney. Those wishing more information, or needing a place to stay Friday night (we can't set up at the site until Saturday) can call or write the Autocrat, Ceridwen of Allyshia ...

From The Page (July, 1978):


At the May Tourney in Allyshia on Memorial Day Weekend, two-thirds of the Warlord, together with the Lady of the Mists, did issue further challenge to the incipient Kingdom of Caid: that their insignificant lands could not match the beauties of the north -- pure clean air, pure water, and luxuriant greenery. To demonstrate these northern virtues, Lady Hilary of Serendip, the Lady of the Mists, filled a cup of Allyshian air, and turned the cup upside down -- demonstrating that nothing came out of the cup, which was therefore full of pure air. Then Sir Lorin Sur La Roche, one-third of the Warlord, filled a small basin with the "wine of the north" (pure clean water), and annointed the assembled potential members of the Crusade. Sir William the Lucky, the other present third of the Warlord, took the leaf (a laurel leaf -- a far better symbol of this particular Crusade than taking a cross) -- and taped laurel leaves to the helms of all who would join the Crusade. He used green tape -- a practice he intends to continue at June Crown Tourney, where he hopes to enlist more enthusiastic Crusaders.

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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