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The Ninth Year

Inaugural Tourney, Canton of Novamarc -- Barony of the Angels
May 11-12, 1974

Held on the Claremont College Campus, Claremont, CA. Daniel the Bard was Seneschal, Celeste Lamuray de Provence was Mistress of Arts and Pursuivant Extraordinary. There was a spear throwing contest, an axe chucking contest, archery, fighting, dancing, games, a bardic circle, a potluck dinner and a revel. About this time Piers Howells de Cambria and Ximena Aubel de Cambria became Baron and Baroness of the Angels. (?)

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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