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The Sixteenth Year

Beltane Coronation
May 2-3, 1981 (AS XVI)

From The Page (May, 1981):


The BEltane Coronation Festival will be held at the Hawk Ridge group campsite in Chabot Park (East Bay Regional Park District) in the Oakland hills. Their Royal Highnesses William and Andrea, Crown Prince and Crown Princess of the West, bid the Populace attend Them at this event.

King Frederick and Queen Nicorlynn will hold court (both formal and informal) at 10:00 on Saturday morning. During the lunch break the Province of the Mists will hold their 15th annual picnic on the field. Court will re-convene at 2:00 pm that the Populace might witness the Coronation of William and Andrea as the King and Queen of the West. Thereafter the field will be open for challenges and melees.

The campsite is conveniently arranged so that the "party" party may have their noisome festivities at the end nearest the large wooden pavilion, where the bardic circle will be held at dusk (and beyond), while the "wiser" party ("early to bed ...") may rest in peace at the quiet end - farther from said pavilion. Be forewarned that you may bein the appropriate place whilst some seek peace.

Kingdom Arts Competition - Fine Arts: Poetry and Art (no scrolls); Performing Arts: Instrumental Performance; Technical Arts: Brewing (beer), Cooking (medieval dessert), and Costuming. For details contact your local Arts Officer or Mistress Freydis Tollefsdottir (contact info omitted).

Ladies of the Bay (a courtesans' guild from Southern Shores) is sponsoring a lottery to benefit the Kingdom Travel Fund. Tickets: Donation of $1.00 each - Ambrosia de Andalucia (contact info omitted).

Archery will consist of competitions, with awards for top scores for Archer and Bowman classes; IKAC and a combat archery contest; the latter to be shot at plywood monster targets with war (30 lb.) bows and blunts while wearing a mask or helm. There will also be a class in combat archery basics and tactics.

The Order of the Wooden Spoon Competition - Meat and fruit dishes. Include your recipe. The privelege of judging the bound-to-be-tasty entrise will be auctioned (proceeds to the Order of the Wooden Spoon).

Costumers Guild Comeptition: Tourney-Court Costume, being the clothing worn by the upper class in attendance on their liege lord at an outdoor court. It should take into consideration the exigencies of the weather, the terrain, and the occasion. It should be washable, wearable, and worthy of the wearer.

The Constabulary requests that all minor children not travelling with a parent or guardian bring a waiver already signed by a parent or guardian. The information required on the waiver is as follows: (info omitted).

THe site will be locked with SCA locks, the "key" to which is the date of the Battle of Hastings (1066). Please be sure to lock the gate after passage.

Directions (omitted)

Autocrat: Lord Catalin di Napoli (phone)

William the Lucky
Erminois, a chief embattled azure
in the dexter a roundel Or.
Andrea of Clear Mount
Per chevron azure and argent, in
chief a compass star between two
mullets of four points, all within
a bordure argent.
Arms drawn 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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