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The Seventh Year

Second Provincial Festival -- Province of the Mists
August 12, 1972

From The Page (July, 1972):

FROM THE PROVINCE IN THE EAST BAY:

The Provincial Festival will be held on August 12 at the same location at the same location as the last Festival (see the April/May Page or call the Provinciail Seneschal, Andre de SSevastopol, at (phone omitted). Events, which begin at 10:00 a.m., will also be much the same as before: fighting competition to select a Provincial Mistress of Courtesy and Provincial Champion of Arms, and artistic comeptition to select a Provincial Champion of Arts. In all combats upon the field, the victor of each combat will be requested to require the loser to pay homage to the victor's lady, in a manner to be chosen by the victor. This rule is to amplify and further the principle that all fighting on the field is to honour ladies.


From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in the Meadow Playfield, Tilden Park, Berkeley. King Paul and Queen Carol attended. Duke James Greyhelm was the Champion of Arms and crowned Duchess Verena of Laurelin Queen of Love and Beauty. Dorcas Dorcadas was the Champion of Arts. Master Frederick of Holland was presented with a blue cloak with appliqued unicorns and embroidered infinity symbols (the elements of his arms) as a going away present from the ladies of the kingdom, many of whom worked on it. Master Frederick was moving to the Middle Kingdom. Somewhat later Master Beverly Hodghead was appointed Provincial Master of Sciences.


Annotations:
“I was sorry to see Flieg go, though we weren't necessarily always on the same side in the various minor political hassles to still go on in the SCA. I always liked the Tilden Park Meadow because it was easy to get to. You had (and probably still have) to get it on a first come/first serve basis so someone would usually end up going there at some godawful time in the morning and set up a pavilion of some sort to reserve it. I don't recall that anyone ever got there before us though at least once we did a deal and traded the near field for the far one so they could have the baseball backstop there.” – Steven MacEanruig


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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