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The Sixth Year

First Tourney -- Barony of Calafia
February 19, 1972

Held in San Diego, CA. Talanque and Rowen-Lynn were the founding Baron and Baroness. The Barony had begun to organize as early as November of 1970. Dean the Learned was the first Seneschal. Giesele-Hildegaard was Mistress of Arts, Erzebet Tycodi was Mistress of the Lists, and David Farwanderer was Master of Sciences. Bruno von der Eiche was Knight Marshall. King Paul attended and gave an Award of Arms to Bruno von der Eiche. Queen Carol was also present. The tourney was held in their honor. The first issue of the Serpent’s Tongue, the baronial newsletter, came out.

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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