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

The Fifth Year

Coronet and Coronetting Tourney -- Atenveldt
October 10-11, 1970

From The Page (September 1970):


The fall crown tourney will be held at McCormick Park, Scottsale, Ariz.
Schedule: Oct. 10
9 a.m. - set up pavillions, dress
10:30 a.m. - Grand March
10:45 a.m. - inspection of weapons
11 a.m. - melee and challenge fights
12:30 p.m. - lunch
1:15 p.m.- trebuchet contest
1:45 p.m. - challenge fights
2:30 p.m. - archery contest
5:00 p.m. - end fighting

Oct. 11
9 a.m. - breakfast
10 a.m. - church services
10:30 a.m. - wedding of Master Ijosef and Lady Kay
11:30 a.m. - wedding feast, entertainment
12:30 p.m. quarterstaff demonstration, special Guild entertainment
1:30 p.m. - challenge wrap-up
2:55 p.m. - crown lists

Costumes are required; meals are up to you. We have a beer permit only, for both days. There will be no melee on Sunday in respect for the wedding couple. Equipment and pavillions may be left at the grounds overnight, however, only married couples, people over 21 and males under 21 may stay at the grounds. A guard will be mounted and no exceptions will be made. A revel for the evening of Oct. 10 will be announced at the tourney.

For information, contact Seneschal Michael of Moria at (address omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held McCormick Park, Scottsdale, AZ. Arthur and Angela held court. With the consent of King Henrik Prince Arthur gave Awards of Arms to Anne Tannithcourt, Carole the Grim, Cynthia Arianhrood Caerdderwen, Eideard Slaightear Feusagach, Kay Gwenhwyfar of Locksley, Robert MacChlurain, and Woodford of Lorien. There was a trebuchet contest, an archery contest, and numerous challenge matches. The second day featured the wedding of Master Ioseph of Locksley with his lady Kay Gwenhwyfar of Locksley, followed by their wedding feast and a quarterstaff demonstration. Then coronet lists were held. Sir Robert Roundpounder was the winner, reclaiming the title he had vacated only four months previous. Kathleen MacChlurain was his lady.

Arthur and Angela crowned Robert and Kathleen Prince and Princess. Prince Robert, with the consent of King Henrik, gave an Award of Arms to Angela of the Meadows and admitted Rodena de Rohan to the Order of Light. Prince Robert then knighted Carol the Grim. (Arthur’s and Angela’s Crown Baron and Baroness date from this second day.)

Robert Roundpounder
Gules, upon a Latin cross argent
a sword inverted argent, hilted
sable, enflamed radiant from the
blade gules.
Kathleen MacChlurain
Per chevron embattled azure and
vert, a lion sejant Or langued
gules orbed sable.
Arms drawn by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Kathleen's Arms colored by Aja du Jardin,
Robert's 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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