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The Eighth Year

Spring Festival -- Province of the Mists
June 2, 1973

From The Page (May, 1973):

The Province of the Mists will hold a Spring Festival ont he second of June at Chabot College in Hayward. The festival will be held in coordination with a Medieval Fair sponsored by the College. The Festival will set-up after ten o'clock in the morning; competitions for the champions of Arms and Arts will occur in mid-afternoon. The schedule of events will allow time for those involved or interested to participate in the Medieval Fair. It is anticipated that the Festival will be over by six o'clock at the latest. The Provinec is not (as previously announced) going to participate in the College's weekday and evening activities (though citizens of the West may be doing so as individuals); the scheduling could not be worked out. This activity on June 2nd is in order that Society members who are not free to participate on weekdays may have an opportunity to demonstrate their skills to the Chabot community.

The Champion of Arms in the Province of the Mists has the privilege and duty of crowning his lady Mistress of Courtesy. The Champion of Arts is the artist whose performance before the tourney is judged most skillful, artistic and entertaining. The present Champion of Arts is Lady Dorcas Dorcadas. The present Champion of Arms is Duke James Greyhelm and th eMistress of Courtesy Duchess Verena of Laurelin (no, this office is not identical with the Crown of the West!).


From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Chabot College, Hayward. As part of the Medieval Faire the spring festival was held. King Paul and Queen Carol attended. Count Stefan de Lorraine was the Champion of Arms and crowned Countess Luise of the Phoenix Queen of Love and Beauty. A competition for Champion of Arts was held.


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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