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The Fifth Year

Spring Tourney -- Barony of Madrone
April 17, 1971

From The Page (April, 1971):


This is the first event in a big week-end for the northwest. It will be followed by a Revel in Olympia, andon the next day the hardy can continue down to Portalnd for the Three Mountains Tournament.

The Madrone Tourney will be on Foster Is. in the Arboretum, Seattle, from noon until dusk. Besides fighting, participants may engage in dancing, feasting (BYOE) and Medieval games. The autocrat of Gwynfdd of Ogg, Mistress of the Arts (phone).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held on Foster Island, in the Arboretum, Seattle, WA. Gwynned of Ogg and Crispus Alexander replaced Barony Raymond as autocrats. 150 people attended, including a dozen fighters. After the tourney a revel was held at the home of Baron Raymond the Mild.

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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