Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Eighth Year

Fighting Demonstration -- Barony of Dreiburgen
November 17, 1973

Held at Olive Dell Nudist Camp, Cotton, CA.

“What is the story about the above? Was this the extreme in the relaxation of armor standards? As it was in November, wasn't a bit cold for an all-natural event?” – Roger of Belden Abbey

“I'm curious too ... even if the protective gear was permitted (nobody cleared an exception with the Earl Marshal, I can swear), wouldn't plate and chain against bare skin be excruciating in November? For that matter once the armor is off, how does one differentiate between period skin and contemporary skin (visions of goose flesh set off with coronets, pendants, belts and chains appear)?” – Kevin Peregrynne

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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