Kingdom Arms by Robin of Thornwood Calligraphy by Robin of Thornwood Populous Badge by Robin of Thornwood

The Ninth Year

Coronetting Festival -- Principality of Caid
November 23, 1974

Held at Tucker’s Grove, Santa Barbara, CA. Martin the Temperate and Baroness Jessica Llyrindi of Northmarch were the autocrats. Prince Christian and Princess Denisa presided over the first part. There were lists for the Princess’ Favor. A banquet was held at the Board Room of the Francisco Torres in Santa Barbara, followed by the coronation of Prince Hugh the Undecided and Princess Rosemary of Talmont. This event was also the first Bi-Annual Arts Festival. There were games and contests in cooking, comic monologues, comic scenes, serious monologues, serious scenes, and musical drama. Giacomo the Incomparable won the Order of the Barbed Pheon contest for puns. There was the first annual snapdragon contest for non-fighters. The winner got the Order of the Enflamed Digit. General revelry followed.

Hugh the Undecided
Gules, two griffins segreant
addorsed Or.
Rosemary of Talmont
Azure, a rosemary wreath proper
between three mullets of six
points argent.
Arms by Nicholas Bawcock of Petersfield, used with permission,
Arms Colored by Evaine MacGreger.

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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