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The Fourteenth Year

Purgatorio Coronation
August 25-26, 1979 (AS XIV)

From The Page (August, 1979):

The Barony of Allyshia will host the Purgatorio Coronation Festival again at the same site as last year: Freshwater Valley Stables. There is water, a nearby store (about a mile), and no poison oak. You will be asked to sign a blanket waiver at the gate; no open fires are allowed.

There will be: a stag hunt -- bring suitable clothing and 35 lb or less bows and boffer arrows. The hunt will be held late Saturday afternoon. Ladies are invited to snare a Unicorn (all ladies, notwithstanding the traditional limitations) with sweet biscuits (cookies) of their own secret recipe. At least two dozen cookies are desirable and a WRITTEN recipe; the unicorn will be present on Sunday morning.

Is anyone interested in choreographing a West Kingdom folkdance? Something Western subjects can do easily wherever and whenever three or more congregate. Dances should be based on a beat easily clapped or beat on a drum. Keep it simple ... something even a Shastan could do. Well, maybe not that simple. Judging will be by popular acclaim, with a suitable prize. There will also be a competition for the making of hats and head-coverings for protection from the ever-present Allyshian fog and occasional sun and the Baronial Master of Sciences would like to announce a fire making contest: could you light the Bardic Circle fire using pre-match (and Bic lighter!) methods? Contestants must produce enough flame to light a candle (which will be provided).

Directions: (omitted). For further information: the Autocrat, Baron Maelgwyn (contact info omitted).

Arts Championship competitions to be judged at Purgatorio will be in the Technical Arts Division: Costuming (modled if possible), Fine Needlework, Woodwork, Metalwork (including armor), Leatherwork, and Open (lace, bookbinding, paper making, weaving, candlemaking, etc.) There will also be make up sessions for performing arts, cooking, and brewing by prior arrangement only.

Entries should reflect the SCA's dedication to pre-1650 life. Open categories are open -- the suggestions are for insiprational purposes only. An item may be entered in more than one category. If you entry has interesting points which may not be readily apparent, attach a note of self explanation (did you make your own ink, grow your own tree, smelt your own ore?)

Each entry will be judged on its own merits with no reference to any other entry. You may enter more than one item in a category, but the scores for all items in a single category will be averaged to give a single score for the category. For more information: your local Arts officer or Kriemhild of Stonecroft, Kingdom Mistress of Arts (contact info omitted).

The Order of the Wooden Spoon contest for Purgatorio will be for Preserved Fruits. When fruits were bountiful during the summer, the cook overseeing the kitchen would certainly preserve some to be put away for winter consumption. Methods such as drying, putting up in syrup, etc would have been used. INCLUDE YOUR RECIPE with your entry.

See photos from this event

Radnor of Guildemar
Ermine, a sword inverted Or,
overall a hawk displayed, all
within a bordure dovetailed gules.
Shannon-Morgan of Astophar
(No arms registered)
Radnor's Arms by Beatrix zum Dunklenturm

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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