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The Eighth Year

August Bardic Revel -- Barony of the Golden Rivers
August, 1973

Held where and when? Freeman Stone (Cadwalladyr Stone of Stonecroft) and Loretta Wilson hosted the revel. Rosemarie Lewis, John Templin, and Dann Lunsford were notable in the readings.

“The locale was Loretta Wilson's old backyard (Centinella Drive, North Highlands). Winn Star (Lord Winn) also did a notable reading. Rosemarie Lewis (aka Roslyn) read a timeless piece by Edgar Allen Poe. I did something woefully out of period (a science fiction poem by L. Sprague de Camp). A lot of people rolled their eyes; you could hear the squeaking.
     “By the way, Daniel Lunsford prefers the spelling "Dann". His SCA name was Daniel d'Luciel. Freeman Stone was the Golden Rivers Pursuivant herald.” – Edward of Southhaven

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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