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The Fourth Year

Autumn Revels
October 26, 1969

From The Page (OCtober? 1969):


Many of HIs Majesty's subjects near the fair capital of Sacramento have expressed interest in and a desire for courtly gatherings and festivities. All are therefore invited to an Autumn Revels to be held in the small village of Folsom on Oct. 26th. (Directions omitted)
     The company will be serenaded with madrigals and entertained by exhibitions of saber fighting and the presence of an affectionate puma called "Tom". Knights and other warriors are encouraged to bring weapons and demonstrate their prowess to the unaccustomed. News has been received from Hobbiton that Bilbo Baggins, Gandalf, and the assorted dwarves and elves may join us. All lords, ladies, gentlefolk etc. of the Society are invited to come and make merry.

Autocrat: Lady Anne of the Golden City ...

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in the Folsom City Park, Folsom City, California. (This was the first event for the area which later became the Barony of the Golden Rivers.) Anne of the Golden City was the autocrat.

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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