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The Fourth Year

WorldCon Coronation, Kingdom of the Middle
September 7, 1969

Held in St. Louis, Missouri. During the four day convention a coronation was held. King MacGregor of Goetz-Carlsberg was present and presided. Astrid of Hawk Ridge sat as his Queen, since the true Queen of the East was not present. King MacGregor knighted Cariadoc of the Bow and then crowned him the first King of the Middle. King Cariadoc then crowned his lady Diana Alene as the first Queen of the Middle. This marked the creation of the Kingdom of the Middle. Subsequently, The Pale, the newsletter of the Middle Kingdom, appeared, with Thorvald the Grim as editor. Lady Mandi Tamborello was the Seneschal. King Cariadoc was also Earl Marshal. Bran of Cornwall later became Dragon Principal Herald.

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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