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The Ninth Year

First Darachshire Tourney -- Barony of the Angels
February 20, 1975

[Note that the annotated history has a note that Darachshire was actually part of the Barony of the Isles ... Hirsch]

Held in Bubbling Springs Park, Oxnard, CA. Baron Maihe McFergy won the Dessert Contest. Elizabeth of Esvere won for Main Dish, and Katie NicChlurain won for best pouch and best embroidery. Robert of the Isles was the Seneschal of the new canton, located in the Oxnard - Port Hueneme area. Lilith of the Isles was Chatelaine and Mistress of Arts. Elizabeth of Esvere was Mistress of the Lists, and Aelfgar Eathelwin Bertstrom was Master of Sciences.

"Darachshire was in Isles, (at least for a while longer.) I've dredged up another memory which makes me believe Darach entered the event into the Page this way, (i.e., Angels.) It later became a wedge between Isles and Angels, as to with which Barony Darach was "more closely aligned" and before the question could be resolved, Robert of the Isles declared it would be best if Darach was independent of both Baronies and was in fact independent, (just look at the name Darachshire.)” – Martin the Temparate

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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