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The Thirteenth Year

Coronation -- Principality of An Tir
May 13, 1978

From The Page (May, 1978):


The An Tir Coronetting Festival will be in the Barony of Three Mountains, May 13. It will be in the First Congregational Church, <address omitted>, in Portland, Ore.

First Court is to begin at 4 p.m., with a second Court following immediately. Food will be served at approximately 6:30.

No alchol is allowed in the church, so the Barony will provide spiced apple cider and fruit juice to drink and Cornish game hen halves to eat. To cover the costs of all this, everyone past the age of 12 will be charged $1.50 at the door.

Autocrat/Contact: Baron Dietrich.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at the First Congregational Church, Portland, OR. A Curia Regis was held. King Gregory and Queen Bevin attended.

Steingrim Stallari
Paly of six Or and sable,
a fess counterchanged.
Janeltis Karaine, Starfollower
Azure, a beardless winged unicorn
salient to sinister argent, wings
elevated and addorsed Or, between
in chief three mullets of eight
points and in base two of the same
in bend sinister Or.
Steingrim's Arms by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, colored by Evaine MacGreger;
Janeltis' Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov

“I believe this is the event that I attended alone, Gregory being otherwise committed. I'd been given authority to create Laurels and Pelicans at the recommendation of the Laurels and Pelicans of An Tir (which I did, at least one of each) and to knight any fighter strongly recommended by the chivalry of An Tir (which they didn't, at that time). It was a fine event!” – Bevin Fraser or Sterling

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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