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The Eighth Year

Twelfth Night Revel -- Barony of the Angels
January 12, 1974

From The Page (March, 1974):

At Twelfth Night Revels held in the Southern Baronies on January 12, His Majesty presented a number of Awards of Arms. Unfortunately, the heralds did not give him back his scroll, so the following list is probably incomplete. If you recognize a missing name, please tell your local Seneschal or notify the Page.

Awards of Arms

Jessica Lirindi of NorthmarchRichard of Rawnsley
Armand-Sebastien de la Forêt de Sevigny  Thomas of Waverly
Diana de SevignyAlejandro de Salamanca
Persephone of WoodlandÆolwig Æolwifgsson
Curtiss of Westlake

From The Page (May, 1974):

To the list of awards given by His Majesty at Southern Twelfth Night add Eric von Strein, Award of Arms.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in the St. Joachim’s Church Hall, Costa Mesa, CA. King Andrew attended. He held court and gave Awards of Arms to Aeoelwig Ilfwigsson, Alejandro de Salamanca, Armand Sebastian de la Forêt de Savigny, Curtiss of Westlake, Diana of Savigny, Eric von Streign, Jessica Lirindi of Northmarch, Persephone of Woodland, Richard of Rawnsley, and Thomas of Waverley. Then King Andrew knighted Edgar the Unready. Baron Sárkáyi admitted Bevin Fraser of Sterling, Catriona NicChlurain, and Renfield of the Inland March (Edmund Renfield Wanderscribe) to the Order of the Seraphic Star, and Sir William the Lucky to the new Order of the Angelic Star, for those not resident in the barony. Baron Talanque admitted Armand Sebastian de la Forêt de Savigny to the Order of Leodamas. Tamara iz Kiev and Raymond Crüs Hümmer were wed. A feast was served, prepared by Sir Christian of Orange and Alejandro de Salamanca. Conrad von Regensburg was the pursuivant.

“I didn't make this one, though I recall hearing some stories about it from Bill. Something about a song sung by various northerners to Andy. Perhaps Bill could comment. I do note that Andrew had already knighted Edgar the Unready.” – Steven MacEanruig

[Not in the original annotated history, this was received in email on July 1, 2003:]

"Andrew of Riga was King by this time. The hall was a small affair, with one of those narrow stages. The throne was on the main floor with its back up against the stage. At one point, Andrew was on the throne being the Presence. Suddenly, behind him, Paul of Belatrix and William the Lucky came out on stage--- one from each side. They were wearing towls on their heads, wrapped with a cord so that they looked like arab headdress. People on the floor started chuckling, and when Andrew looked over his shoulder to see what was causing this, and saw those two, he leaped out of the throne, spinning, to land facing the stage, with his hand on the hilt of his sword. Facing one another, Paul and William began (to the tune of "The Streets of Larado"), Paul: "I see by your burnoose, that you are an arab." William: "I see by your burnoose that you are one too." Together: "We see by our burneese, that we are both arabs." Turning together and pointing down at Andrew: "You don't have a burnoose, you must be a Jew!" After all of the laughter subsided, Andrew said only: "God 'll get you for that." I believe that this incident is what led Andrew to invent the "Elevator to Hell" joke." -- Eric Von Rheinhausen

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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