Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Thirty-ninth Year

Beltane Coronation

April 29-May 1, 2005 (AS XXXIX - XL)

Marie Hill Ranch,
Cloverdale, CA

From The Page (April, 2005):

Their Royal Majesties invite one and all to celebrate and bear witness to the coronation of Their Heirs. Come celebrate i n the grand traditions of the West with courts, arts, sciences, fighting, singing, dancing, archery, and parties.

Site Information: We will be returning to the lovely Marie Hill Ranch at (address omitted) in Mendocino Co, just across the Sonoma Co border. Gate opens at 11 am on Friday and closes at 5 pm on Sunday. Site fee is $12 for members, $15 for non-members; children age 10 and under are free. There is no water on site, so make sure you bring your own water for drinking and washing.

Site Rules: Because this is a working sheep ranch we have had to agree to certain terms in order to rent the property. The main three are:

  1. No Ground Fires. Only contained, attended, and above ground fires with a fire extinguisher within 20 ft are allowed.
  2. We are restricted to the areas we have rented. Do not go into the hills and woods surrounding the site. (This is where the owner has put the sheep for the duration of the event).
  3. Absolutely no pets are allowed.

Merchants: Merchants will be allowed on site at 10 am on Friday. .

Autocrat: Eric von Steinhaus (contact info omitted).

See photos of this event

Thorfinn the Cruel

Gules, a boar statant to
sinister and a chief
potenty argent.
Geirdis Valsdóttir

Gules, a club inverted Or
within an orle of bezants.
Thorfinn's Arms by Vigdís vestfirzka;
Geirdis' Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov


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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