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The Thirty-third Year

June Crown Tournament

June 20-21, 1998 (AS XXXIII)

Private Property,
Mariposa County, CA

From The Page (May, 1998):

Their Royal Majesties of the West invite the populace and those good gentles from abroad to come witness the wondrous tournament to determine Their heirs: the 100th Crown of the West. The event is a cooperative effort between the Kingdom of the West and the Kingdom Historical Trust, Inc. (KHTI). We have a fresh new site to explore and enjoy.

Many activities are being planned for the delight of all, and the site has many wonderful trees for those who prefer to relax Ln the shade. Whichever your preference, come and join us to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Page School will be conducting a boffer melee on Saturday On Sunday, Prince Richard is scheduled to teach a class on leather boffer helm construction. Check the event copy in the June issue of The Page for further details, including Equestrian and Falconry activities. A World Wide Web site is available for more detailed information at (website omitted).

There will be a meeting of the West Kingdom Metal Workers Guild on Saturday, June Crown, in the West Kingdom Arts & Sciences Pavillion. Please see the June Page for more information.

Site opens at 12:00 noon on Friday and closes at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. Everyone will need to sign a waiver since this is a jointly-sponsored event. The waivers will have both organizations listed. Standard West Kingdom fire rules apply.

Autocrat: Ian the Fariner, called Farin (contact info omitted).

Directions: (omitted).

Note: Please do not attempt to view this property before June Crown. First, because of the terrain, very little of the property is visible from the surrounding roads. Second, this is private property; anyone entering without permission is subject to arrest.


From The Page (June, 1998):

Their Royal Majesties of the West invite the populace and those good gentles from abroad to come witness this wondrous tournament to determine Their heirs: the 100th Crown of the West! The event is co-sponsored by the Kingdom of the West and the Kingdom Historical Trust, Inc. (KHTI). We have a fresh new site to explore and enjoy! Many activities are being planned for the delight of all, and a number of attractions will be available on site for you to explore; the site also has many beautiful trees for those who prefer to relax in the shade. Whichever your preference, come join us in celebration of this auspicious occasion.There will be a water truck with a limited supply of potable water on site. Please bring an initial supply of potable water and wash water with you.

A corral shall be set up for those folks interested in equestrian activities; for more information, contact the Kingdom Equestrian Officer. Hunting with hawks and falcons will be allowed in the wooded areas of this expansive site. Horseback riding and hiking will also be allowed in the wooded areas of the site. A spring-fed reservoir exists on the property, and both swimming and fishing will lie allowed, at your own risk. No life-guards will be present to supervise the lake. Be aware of this open body of water with small children in the area. Standard West Kingdom fire rules apply.

The Needleworkers Guild will display their needlework in the A&S pavilion on Saturdiiy of June Crown, starting at 11:00 a.m. Needleworkers, please bring your items for display to the pavilion between 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. They can be picked up between 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Classes: 1:00 p.m. - Class: How to Decorate Garb by Mistress Sabrina Goldbender. 2:00 p.m. - Guild Meeting - Please bring a chair and your favorite needlework book to share with others! 3:00 p.m. - Class: How to Cross-Stitch by Mistress Ellen of the Western Wind. Bring your embroidery scissors.

The Cookerie Guild will hold a meeting at approx 11:30 a.m. (following Invocation). The Metalworkers Guild will hold a meeting at 4:30 p.m.

Textile Guild will be meeting on Saturday in the afternoon at House Winsable. Please listen for annoucement for time. Bring any current project or problems to talk about.

Page School will be conducting a boffer melee on Saturday. On Sunday, Prince Richard of the Mists will teach a class on leather boffer helm construction. Supplies are limited, so it is on a first-come first-supplied basis.

Arts and Sciences contests include: Arts - Needlework: Heraldic Embroidery Sciences - Costume Accessories: Belt Pouch with Heraldic Markings Brewing - Unhopped Ales, with or without grut(s) Wooden Spoon - Herbal Breads or Desserts A World Wide Web site is available for more detailed information at (website omitted).

Autocrat: Ian the Fariner, called Farin (contact info omitted).

Merchant Autocrat: Sarah Elizabeth (contact info omitted).

Gate opens at 12:00 noon on Friday. Site closes at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Site Fee: $6 and free for children 12 and under..

Merchant Fee: $1 per frontage foot

Waivers: Everyone will need to sign a waiver since this is a jointly-sponsored event. The waivers will have both organizations listed.


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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