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The Thirty-sixth Year

Purgatorio Coronation

August 24-26, 2001 (AS XXXVI)

Fort Ord Travel Camp,
Monterey, CA

From The Page (August, 2001):

We welcome you to the coronation festival of Crown Prince Hauoc and his lovely lady, the Crown Princess Ginevra! We will give our loving farewells to King Fabian and Queen Susan as they step down from the Western thrones, and we will rejoice at the ascension of our new King and Queen. Many will be the activities to celebrate this momentous occasion. There will be a tourney of Champions for all fighters, a beginner's rapier tourney as well as an advanced rapier's tourney, and possibly an archery range for target shooting. The Page school will be organizing a boffer tourney and there will be a children's bardic hosted by Ivone Punslayer, the Bard of the West. There will also be Arts and Sciences competitions, as well as the Wooden Spoon competition and the Pied d' Argent.

In the evening, in addition to many revels, there will be a themed Bardic, hosted by Ivone Punslayer, Kellyn Firesinger, and Branwen Cryccthegn. These three bards will each be fielding a theme and will ask for contributions which fit those themes. The themes are humor, love and praise pieces, and adventure. All are welcome to the bardic.

Site Info: The site will open at noon on Friday, which is the time space on the eric will be available. There is no water on site, so please bring plenty of your own. There will be fire danger due to the season, and all tall grass needs to be removed from any area close to a fire pit or cooking site. There will be a fire watch, and volunteers are appreciated. Pets are welcome, but must be on a leash at all times. Site fee is $8 for adults and $5 for children. Site closes at 4 on Sunday.

Autocrat: Branwen Cryccthegn Deorcwuda (contact info omitted).

See photos of this event
Portraits and other photos taken by Caradwc an Cai

Hauoc of House Bender
Sable estencelé Or, a cross
formy fitchy throughout argent.
Ginevra da Ravenna
Barry wavy gules and argent,
a pegasus salient to sinister
Hauoc's Arms by Vigdís Vestfirnzka;
Ginevra's Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov


"It was a cool, but windy event, not surprising for the site (Fort Ord), but it was a fun event.

"Morning court started on SCA-Time (late), but some of the business was fun -- Dregel Alewolf was knighted; Rose de Le Mans was admitted to the Order of the Pelican, and lots more.

"Coronation was very impressive -- Crown Prince Hauoc and Crown Princess Ginevra were escorted by a landsknecht military unit, with a good drummer, and the men carried HUGE speers/pikes. Her Highness' escort was less military -- ladies in Italian garb.

"After Coronation, a Champion's Tournament was held (note, not a "Queen's Champion's Tournament" ...) which was fun to watch, and the participants had a good time.

"Sunday morning saw some of the usual peerage meetings, followed by a short court, in which the impressive piece of business was Katherine ní Ceallaigh of Skye was asked in court (after being asked privately by Their Majesties) if she would be willing to join the Order of the Pelican, to which she responded with a hearty "Yeah, sure!".

"After that, the usual packing/schmoozing/hanging out occurred. It was a nice, low-key event, and from all I could see, everyone had a good time." -- 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.

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