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The Eighth Year

Baronial Dinner -- Barony of the Isles
April 6, 1974

Held at the home of Martin the Temperate, Santa Barbara, CA.

“I found the SCA in Santa Barbara about 6 months earlier in November AS VIII. I met up with an old high school buddy who was a member, Rupert Fairchild. He suggests I give it a try. I attended a couple of local revels and fighting practices, (pretty barbaric training techniques leaving me black and blue but I persevered.)
     “This is the first event I host. Because it was published in The Page, a "long time" member of the SCA who had never been to an event found us. Namely Maihie McFergy who knew my mother and recognized my name. Maihie is a boon to the barony because of his energy and because we now have a critical mass of fighters, enough to start showing improvement among ourselves. Maihie and I start traveling to other baronies and more importantly, to Western "crown" events.” – Martin the Temperate

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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