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The Eighth Year

Baronial Masque Ball -- Barony of Calafia
October 20, 1973

From The Page (October, 1973):

The Baronial Masque Ball will be held on Saturday, October 20 [see invitation herein collated if we didn't run out]. All are encouraged to wear at least a mask. There will be a judging of costumes in two categories: disguises for people (e.g., dance and theatre costumes of the Middle Ages) and nonhuman creatures (e.g., mythological, allegorical, and folk legend beasties and persons). Costuming will be judged on adherence to period, construction, and uniqueness of choice. A special award may be presented to the best disguised person. The Ball will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church Hall (address omitted), San Diego, starting at 7 pm. (see map -- omitted) Bring thine own spiritus frumenti. For further details contact Kä Feghut-von Munchhausen at (phone omitted). Housing will be provided for those who desire to stay overnight.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at the St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Hall, San Diego, CA. There were contests for Best People Disguise, and Best Nonhuman Creature Disguise. Käthe von Munchhausen was the autocrat, appearing as Draco the Rediculous, a green dragon. Matriana du Cameliard was now Mistress of Arts.

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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