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The Eighth Year

May Tourney -- Barony of Dreiburgen
May 12, 1973

From The Page (May, 1973):

[Perhaps a bit of explanaton is in order. The Canton of Gorgonoth, in Riverside County, is technically part of the Barony of the Angels. Its inhabitants are said to be mostly exiled Calafians. The Canton is sufficiently removed from both Baronies that it plans and holds its events more or less independently. SOmeday the Principality of the South will get it all together.]

The Canton of Gorgonoth will hold a tournament on Saturday, May 12, from 11 am or thereabouts till dusk. It will be held in Fairmount Park in Riverside. To get there (directions omitted). Therewill be no cooking contest. Alys von Markheim will be autocrat.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Fairmont Park, Riverside, CA. Waldt von Markheim and Alys von Markheim (Alison von Markheim) were the autocrats. There were lists for First Dragon-Slayer of Gorgonoth, fighting, games, the second Barbed Pheon punning contest, breadbaking contests for white, dark, and other, and a contest for non-alcoholic beverages. A revel followed. Thomas of the Double Axe was now Master of Sciences. Christina Jehanne de Bruges won the punning contest and was admitted to the Order of the Barbed Pheon.

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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