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The Eighth Year

Prize Tourney -- Province of Southern Shores
October 21, 1973

From The Page (November, 1973):

Duke Paul of Bellatrix, Sten av Norden, and Mistress Geraldine, Baroness of Bufo, are sponsoring a festival tourney in celebration of the fighting prowess of the mean of the West. Its purpose is to display their fighting skills by means of various competitions, for prizes of goods and purses of money. The tourney will be held, weather permitting, on 21 October at Junipero Serra Park in San Bruno (see map - omitted). The first competition will begin at 11:00 am. Competitions will include:

"The Duke's Purse" for general excellence in fighting.

"The Philanderer's Presentation", a bottle of rare perfume for the lady most skilled with boffers.

"The Purse of the Baroness of Bufo", a purse of $5 to the fighter most skilled in a variety of weapons.

"The Baron's Bounty", a purse of $5 to the winner of a competition among those not yet sixteen.

For more information, or if you wish to sponsor a competiton, call Duke Paul of Bellatrix (phone), Sten av Norden (phone, or (phone), or Mistress Geraldine, (phone).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at the Junipero Serra Park, San Bruno. Duke Paul of Bellatrix, Sten av Norden, and Geraldine of Toad Hall were the autocrats. There was "The Duke's Purse" for general excellence in fighting, "The Philanderer's Presentation" (a bottle of rare perfume) for the lady most skilled with boffers, "The Purse of the Baroness of Bufo" ($5) for the fighter most skilled with a variety of weapons, "The Baron's Bounty" ($5) for the winner among those under sixteen years of age.

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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