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The Twenty-ninth Year

White Shield Feast and Tournament -- Darkwood

March 4, 1995 (AS XXIX)

La Selva Beach Club House
Mar Monte, CA

From The Page (February, 1995):

In 1449, at Duke Rene of Anjou's Pas d' Armes of La Bergiere, 2 knights dressed as shepherds appeared before the King's mistress who was dressed as a shepherdess tending a flock of sheep. One of the knights carried a black shield for discontentment in love and the other bore a white shield of happiness. In honor of courtly love, honor and chivalry, Baron Wilhehn and Baroness Elizabeth invite all gentle folk to join them on Saturday, March 4th at Darkwood's annual White Shield Tourney &: Feast at LaSelva Beach.

Overall winner of the fists will receive a tourney shield in honor of our "tourney of peace"; and the fighter from the Barony who best pleases the Baron with their prowess and chivalry on the field will be proclaimed Baronial Champion. The Baroness win present the honor of wearing the Baroness's Champion Cloak to the Darkwood fighter who has best displayed honor and chivalry during the past year.

Armor inspection is at 9:30 a.m., followed by a prize melee at 10:00 a.m. The Tournament shall begin at 12:00 noon. List fee: $2.00

The tournament will be followed by barding, dancing, and a 4-remove feast featuring French cuisine and feastocratted by Agnas MacDonnell (name/phone), and Lady Rowan the Capricious. Hall opens at 5:00 p.m. and feast begins at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 12 & under. This feast ususally sells out, so call the autocrat now to secure your seat.

Call Anastacia Ivanovna at (phone) if you wish to donate services or items to our annual Silent Auction.

Arts &: Sciences competitions: (1) Cover drawing for the baronial newsletter (black ink on white paper works best but try to avoid large areas of black or subtle shading); (2) Head coverings; and (3) Handmade period armor.

Page School: class in "making tassels".

Autocrat: Isela di Bari (name/contact info).

Directions: (omitted)


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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