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The Eighth Year

First Baronial Practice Tourney and Revel -- Barony of the Golden Rivers
April 21, 1974

Held at McKinley Park, Sacramento, CA. Rodrigo de Cerdaña was the autocrat. About this time the ladies Patrice du Couer Fidel, Anne of the Golden City, Yolanda del Campo, and Aierione made a Baronial pavilion.

“This was literally the Barony practicing how to stage and run a tournament which we had never done. David and Cheryl, Patti and I were in the process of bullying the rest of the populace into accepting the idea that we WERE going to hold events that attracted folk from all over the Kingdom for traditional SCA outdoor activities. (And we WERE going to do it right!) The completion of the pavilion project (besides the obvious) was timed to provide David and Cheryl a setting in which to practice presiding over this event. If I remember correctly, Rodrigo, aided by Edward of South Haven also ran an archery contest (foreshadowing later events) and I ran the fighting.” – 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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