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The Fifth Year

Christmas Revel -- Province of Shasta
December 25, 1970

From The Page (December, 1970):


The provincial Christmas Revels will be held on Dec. 25th from 7:00 p.m. till everyone leaves.... at the Women's Improvement League Hall (address omitted). Dragon's tail, Wassail bowl and other goddies will be served, but you are advised to bring your own drinks and extras. Entertainment will include flute & dance soloes, medieval music, games & prizes. Presiding will be a "King & Queen of Chaos". Wear your finest costume and bring a friend!

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in the Women’s Improvement League Hall, Redding, CA. Gonwynnlynn of Hrassvelg was the autocrat. There was music, games, and revelry presided over by a King and Queen of Chaos.

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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