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The Sixth Year

Valentine’s Day Revel -- Barony of Madrone
February 19, 1972

From The Page (February, 1972):


The Court of Love (formerly the Valentine's Day Masque) will be held, open to all in costume who wish to come, on 19 February at the Newman Center (formerly known as the Westminster house) at (address omitted). The revel is potlatch [we think he means 'potluck'; very few members of the Society could afford a traditional potlatch] and, as the hall is rented, a donation of roughly half-a-dollar or so is requested from each solvent adult. (We will, of course, in no way limit your generosity!) The revel will begin at 8:00; the feast will start at 9:00. Bring your own trenchers and goblets. Autocrat Lady Jaicinth of the Lion's Gate, known to some as Sparrowhawk, will coordinate all the goings-on; she may be contacted at (phone omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at the Newman Center, Seattle, WA. Jaicinth of the Lion’s Gate was autocrat. Gerard and Marie of Wedgewood were the King and Queen of Hearts. The Singing Turtle [Corrected in Annotated History to: The Voice of the Turtle -- Hirsch], composed of Roger the Goliard, David of Bagulay, and Maleen of Gamliel, made its debut and sang. In contrast the Ordure of Motley, formed by Jaicinth of Lion’s Gate (known as Sparrowhawk), Liam of the Barque, and Dierdre Muldomhnaigh previously, made its debut, to the groans of the populace, by performing skits. There was belly dancing by Theodora, Salome, and Glynys of Arran.

[The Singing Turtle] "Voice of the Turtle" – Edward Zifran of Gendy

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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