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The Eighth Year

The Mythopoeic Society Yulemoot -- Barony of the Golden Rivers
December 15, 1973

Held in San Jose, CA. The members of the shire caravaned down to attend. Over fifty people attended the event. Among the anachronists present were Sir Kevin Peregrynne, Patrice du Couer Fidel, Sir Bela of Eastmarch, Mistress Karina of the Far West, Isaac the Unlikely, and Cadwalladyr Stone of Stonecroft. There was plenty of food, drink, song, and demonstrations of fencing and swordfighting. Michaelle of Ramboouillet was married to David McConell. At this time the Shire petitioned for Baronial Status.

“Isaac the Unlikely is aka Isaac Bonewitz, author of the book Real Magic, reputedly the only person to receive a formal academic degree in Magic from an accredited university. I was minister for the wedding ceremony (courtesy of a Universal Life Church credential, cost $1).
     “Though the event was fun and successful, this was our last effort to combine a Mythopoeic Society event with an SCA event. The two groups were growing in different directions.
     “Issue 4 of 'The Shire Scribe' appeared in January.
     “The Golden Consort (madrigal troupe), under the tutelage of Lord Gerald (Gary Thompson), began meeting regularly, even did some successful 'mundane' gigs (Cal State University, & St. John's Church).
     “We began to dream of baronial status.
     “Members of the local group at about this time were David, Cheryl, Theron & Todd of Castlewhyte; William, Elaine, Suzanne, Yvonne & Ann of Gad (the Gadbury family); Roe, Cerise and Joy & Kim Williams of Llewellyn Manor; you, Rand; Diana (Deana Davis); me, Edward; Alec of Hallet (Cliff Burg); Paula Ward; Michaelle of Rambouilette; Anne of the Golden City (Miki Byrns); Clarissa & Elliot of Ruxton Hall (Evelyn & Chuck Sechrist); Chantell (Joyce Trumbull); Rodrigo, Yolanda & Paul; Kevin & Patrice; Stone & Kriemhilde; Daffyd (Bill Jennings); Gerald & Josette (Gary & Rosemary Thompson); Angela & Don Harlow; Meg Glasscock; Markus the Blue (Markus Linville); Dea (Dee Taylor); Jim Dublier; Laurelyn (Laurine White).” – 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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