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The Eighth Year

St. Patrick’s Day Revel -- Province of the Mists
March 16, 1974

From The Page (March, 1974):

The Province of the Mists will hold its second Annual Spring Revel on March 16, from 7 pm to midnight, in the Parish Hall of Good Shepherd Church (address omitted) in Berkeley. This revel will be the occasion of a Court of Love, to be conducted by a guest of the Province, and the second annual Poetry Contest. The subject of poems for the contest is "the beloved". The winner of the poetry contest is entitled to wear a handsome medallion for the year intervening until the next contest; last year's winner was Mistress Karina of the Far West, who plans to defend her award.

Refreshments must be pot luck; there is a small kitchen at Good Shepherd with a stove and refrigerator, but please do consult with the seneschals before planning to use these. Dishes in honour of Spring are most appropriate. For further information call the Seneschals, Master Andrei de Sevastopol and Mistress Gormflait ni Cuallachta (contact info omitted).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in the Parish Hall of Good Shepherd Church, Berkeley. Andrei de Sevastopol and Gormflait ni Cuallachta were the autocrats. There was a court of love and the Second Annual Poetry Contest.

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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