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The Sixth Year

Overnight Tourney -- Barony of the Angels
April 22-23, 1972

From The Page (April/May, 1972):


The Barony of the Angels will hold an informal tourney on Saturday, April 22, and Sunday, April 23, in Black Mountain Park on Mount San Jacinto, in Riverside County near the town of Idlewild (see map - omitted). If there is a late frost the event may be called off (because of frozen pipes) but this is unlikely.

Saturday, April 22
9:00 Park opens
2:00 Grand March
2:30 Choose sides (by lot) for a general war among all fighters who choose to enter. After the war ends there will be challenge matches till dusk.
3:30 Archery.
4:00 Cookery contest: pastry or sweet bread.
5:00 General policing of the area.
5:30 Dinner break (bring your own).
6:30 Revels. People learning medieval instruments who can play dance music are heartily encouraged to do so.

Sunday, April 23
12:00 War of Roses and Thistles--pillow fight between ladies and gentlemen (bring your own pillows). After which there will be the final rounds of the archery competition, foot races, a tug-of-war (Angels against all comers, with Sárkányi Gérö as anchorman), and many other games.
At the same time there will be fighters' workshops held by the Knights Marshalls; any other Marshalls or experienced fighters who can come and participate will be very welcome.
2:00 Challenge matches.
4:00 Comments from the throne, policing of grounds, and departure. Someone will remain at the site until dusk or so.

Bring your own food, and other provisions, in sufficient quantity; the nearest shops are some 40 miles away except for Idlewild which is a tourist trap. This is not a place for elegant costumes. The weather will probably be chilly, the terrain si rough, and many games are planned. Wear warm, washable medievals; pleasant dress is advised. Dress as if you were going on a hunt, not to court. There is reserved space for 100 people plus unreserved space for more. For details, contact the Baron and Baroness at (phone omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Black Mountain Park, Mount San Jacinto, Riverside County, CA. There was fighting, archery, a cooking contest, twilzey-whopping, and a revel.

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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