From The Page (September, 1989):
The Kingdom of the West will gather once more for its annual Twelfth Ntght celebration at Hayward Centennial Hall, (address) on January 6: Tickets for the event will go on sale at Ducal Prize Tourney, and Will be available at Kingdom and Principality events after that; or they are available by mail from Countess Amanda Edwin (name/address). Ticket prices will be $7 Sept. 1 to Oct. 15, $8 Oct. 16 to Dec. 1, and $9 thereafter and at the door. Our theme this year is the Conquest. Autocrat's Whim contests is costume from the Conquest, any of the several cultures involved in the events leading up to the fateful day (e.g., not only Norman or Saxon, but Viking from Harald Hardraada). An Arts and Sciences Display will be held during the day; Grun der Spitzenkloppler (same address as autocrat, see below) will be coordinating it, and wishes to have at least one item representing each of the groups in the Kingdom. More information in the next Page. All questions should be addressed to the autocrat Berengaria de Montfort of Carcassonne, (name/contact info).
From The Page (November, 1989):
On January 6 the Kingdom of the West will gather again for its annual Twelfth Night celebration at Hayward Centennial Hall, (address), Hayward, CA. Tickets will be availahle at Cynagua Coronet Tourney; and also available by mail from Amanda Edwin (name/address). Ticket prices will be: $7.00 to October 15, $8.00 October 16 to December 1, and $9.00 thereafter.
Our theme this year is The Conquest; Autocrat's Whim Contest is costume from the Conquest, any of the several cultures involved (e.g., not only Norman or Saxon, but Viking from Harald Hardraada.) An Arts & Sciences display will he held during the day; Contessa Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez (formerly Grafin Grun der Spitzenkloppler - for address see Autocrat) is coordinating it, and wants at least one item from each of the groups in the Kingdom. For items from far away (i.e., Lochac , Oertha, etc.) or bulky items (i.e., longships , etc.), photographs are encouraged. Viscountess Siobhan of Cloverdell will be back with The Casbah, selling refreshments; the Abeyance of the Westermark will be running their popular coffee concession as well.
A coordinated potluck will take place in the evening. A child care room will be open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The mezzanine will be available for bardic, The Pied d' Argent will be holding dancing in the evening, at which time dances for the coming year's contests wlll be taught.
Address all questions to the Autocrat, Mistress Berengaria de Montfort of Carcassonne (name/contact info).
From The Page (December, 1989):
The Kingdom of the West is gathering again for Twelfth Night at Hayward Centennial Hall, (address), Hayward, CA. TICKETS: available by mail from Crown Princess Amanda Edwin (name/address), or at events from Mistress Berengaria de Montfort of Carcassonne. They are $9.00 by mail or at the door.
Our theme is The Conquest; Autocrat's Whim Contest is costume from the Conquest, any of the several cultures involved (e.g., not only Norman or Saxon.) An Arts & Sciences display will be held during the day; Contessa Juana Isabella de Montoya y Ramirez (formerly Grafin Grun der Spitzenkloppler, for address see Autocrat) is coordinating it, and wants an item from each group in the Kingdom. For items from afar or bulky items, photographs are encouraged. Viscountess Siobhan of Cloverdell will be back with The Casbah selling refreshments; the Abeyance of the Westermark will be running their coffee concession too. There is limited space in the MERCHANTS' ROOM; communicate with the Autocrat to reserve some. Wooden Spoon will run a bake sale, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.
PEERAGE meetings are at 10:30. At Noon is the Last Court of Christian and Susan. A lunch break is at 2:00 pm. Coronation and First Court of Jade and Amanda is at 3:00. Dishes for the potluck should go to the kitchen at 4:00, the potluck starting at 7:00. The Casbah, Merchant's Room, and Arts & Sciences Room close at 11:00, with clean-up at Midnight (anyone around is fair game).
By request of Her Highness, there will be a CHAMPION'S LIST on the plaza in front of the Hall at 9:00 am. All fighters in the Kingdom are encouraged to participate. It will run as a single elimination tourney. If you plan to fight, RSVP vith the Kingdom's Liats Mistress (see Officer's listing in back) or Lady Krystyana of Dragon's Run (name/address). NOTE: the fighting will be on a hard pebbled surface--bring your 'BART pads.' We're making arrangements for clean-up facilities. NOTE: the hall won't open until 10:00, so dress accordingly (there is an overhang in case of rain). The Lists should conclude before First Court.
The ARTS Competition is Costuming; the SCIENCES Competition is Costume Accessory. Both should be for the period from 1201 to 1400 AD. The competitions will preferably take place before First Court, so be there early. Information will be posted in the front lobby. Check for it vhen entering.
A coordinated potluck is in the evening, dish assignments made by area. Contact your local Seneschal. Attendance isn't mandatory, so bring your own if you wish, visit the Safeway down the hill, etc. If you want to help in warming, etc., call Lady Krystyana (above) or the Autocrat (below). A child care room will be open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm, certain restrictions applying. The Page School will have several activities available: A Costume Game Card, an Illumination Contest--with a prize, and a Beginning Belly Dance Class. Information will be posted in the Casbah. The mezzanine is available for bardic. There will be Scottish dance lessons during the day. The Pied d'Argent will hold dancing at 9:00 pm, at which time dances for the coming year's contests will be taught.
Address all questions to the AUTOCRAT, Mistress Berengaria de Montfort of Carcassonne (name/contact info).
See photos from this event
Jade of Starfall
Per chevron inverted wavy ermine
and vert, a double-headed eagle
sable and a compass-star argent.
Or, two garden roses gules, slipped
and leaved, stems conjoined, vert,
between two chevronels inverted azure.
This event saw the end of the first reign of Christian and Susan, and the beginning of the second reign of Jade and Amanda.
During Christian's reign (at October Crown), a mishap occurred where he lost a bridge in his mouth in a small lake on the site. There followed a "Quest for the Holy Tooth" and many people came forward at Twelfth Night with relics containing the one true tooth. It was fun.
Christian's final speech just before the Coronation of Jade and Amanda was the first (and to date, only time) I have seen the King receive a standing ovation by everyone in court. It was a heart-felt, stirring speech about how wonderful it had been serving the Kingdom of the West. -- Hirsch von Henford
Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.
The West Kingdom History Website was created by and is maintained by Hirsch von Henford (mka Ken Mayer).