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The Fifth Year

First Tournament -- Barony of Madrone
May 3, 1970

From The Page (April 1970):


Sunday, May 3rd, at the holding of Clyde Schumann, 12 noon 'till exhaustion... Fighting with diverse weapons, Maypole dancing, etc., etc.
Although some meager efforts will be made to provide refreshments, everyone is requested to bring his own lunch/supper/suckling pig/fattened calf/what have you...

(Directions omitted)

For further information, call Raymond the Mild at ...

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held on the ranch belonging to the father of Baron Raymond the Mild, in Olympia, WA. There was fighting and revelry.

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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