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The Eighth Year

First Annual College of Sciences Quest -- Province of the Mists
April 13, 1974

Held at Redwood Bowl, Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland. Teams of a maiden, an archer, a magician, and an astrologer competed for the prize of a bottle of wine, a bag of jewels, and a rotating trophy: an oaken helm made by Master Beverly Hodghead. Brian Dritar an Con was the autocrat.

“Golden Rivers fielded at least two teams (I was archer for mine). I don't recall either team scoring outstandingly overall, but it was a symptom of GR poking its nose out into the wider world of Kingdom events.” – 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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