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The Eighth Year

SCA Demonstration -- Province of the Mists
January 17, 1974

From The Page (January, 1974):


On January 17, Thursday, 11:00 am to 11:40, the Kingdom is presenting a demonstration for the Agricultural Women's Club of the University of Califonia, Berkeley. Dancers, singers, musicians, bards, or other artists who might be willing to perform should contact the Mistress of Arts, Lady Rima of Rockridge. Fighters willing to help with a fighting demonstration should contact the Lord Seneschal, Sir William the Lucky. Their addresses and farspeaker numbers are found on the front page of the Page. Refreshments will be served at 10:30, and participants are invited to come early and chat.

[Note: periodically the Bay Area is referred to as the Principality of the Mists in the newsletters, but it isn't until several years later that an official Principality is created ... I am not sure if this is something the Chroniclers did, or if people actually called it a Principality. Considering the ruckus that came about when attempts were made to name the Bay Area a Principality with a Prince and Princess, and all that, I have been surprised to find these references. -- Hirsch]

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at UC Berkeley. Rima of Rockridge and Sir William the Lucky autocratted an SCA demonstration for the Agricultural Women’s Club.

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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