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The Fifth Year

First Crown Tourney -- Kingdom of Atenveldt
January 16, 1971

From The Page (December, 1970):

The first tournament for the Crown of the Kingdom of Atenveldt will be held Jan. 16th at McCormick Park. Attendees should arrive as early as possible in the morning to begin setting up pavilions and to make preparations for the noon meal. The court of Prince Robert Roundpounder will be held at 11 a.m. Weapons inspection will be at 12 noon. Challenge fighting will begin at 12:30 p.m. and the Crown Lists at 3 p.m.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at McCormick Park, Scottsdale, AZ. Duke Henrik of Havn was the emissary from King Jean. At this tourney Atenveldt became a Kingdom. Prince Robert and Princess Kathleen presided. The first Crown lists were held. Sir Richard Ironsteed was the winner, defeating Timothy the Traveler (now Sir Ton the Traveler). Felicia MacChlurain was Sir Richard’s lady. Duke Henrik presented Sir Richard with the Crown of Atenveldt, along with the title of the Principality of Atenveldt, the Barony of Caerthe, the Barony of New Mexico, and all lands between the West and the East and below the Middle. King Richard then crowned himself and his lady Felicia as the first King and Queen of the Kingdom of Atenveldt. King Richard gave Awards of Arms to Darius of Navarre and Kathleen MacChlurain. From this date onwards the citizens of Atenveldt were dropped from the Order of Precedence of the West. (Kathleen’s Crown Baroness dates from this date.)

Richard Ironsteed
Quarterly azure and argent,
a horse rampant sable.
Felicia MacChlurain
Sable, a lion's head cabossed Or
between upon a pair of flaunches
argent two thistles proper.
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Arms colored by Evaine MacGreger

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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