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The Eighth Year

Demonstration Tourney, Canton of the Eastern Gate -- Barony of the Angels
December 6-7, 1973

Held at the Chapman College campus, Orange, CA. Andreant Vauxges d’Alsace was the autocrat. There were prize contests for best shortswordsman, best lady with a boffer, best double weapons fighter, Champion Protector of Naugas (whose hides were in common use in the area), fiercest, funniest, and best worded challenges, most chivalrous, most artistic dying, most medieval in appearance and deed for a lady, and the Golden Fox award for the lady judged most kissable. There was a poetry contest for poetry on the spot and another for poetry in honour of one of the ladies present. There was a potluck luncheon on Saturday. There were revels Friday and Saturday nights.

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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