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The Ninth Year

First Coronet and Coronation Tourney -- Principality of Caid
June 8-9, 1974

From The Page (June, 1974):

The Principality's first Coronet Tourney will be held in the Barony of Calafia on June 8 and 9 in Balboa Park, San Diego, at the area north of the lawn bowling green, between Laurel and Quince Streets, also known as the Calafian Circle. There will be challenges, melees, and of course the lists to determine the first Prince of Caid. Other evengs will include games such as Clench-a-Wench and Poison, and the introduction of the namesake dances by the Baronial Mistresses of Arts. These dances will be indigenous to the baronies from which they come, and need not be historically correct in detail.

A luncheon will be served on Saturday, which will consist of lentil soup and bread, and another on Sunday, which will consist of cheese and fruit. Donations will be asked for both, 50cents for the former and 25cents for the latter. All these donations will go to the Principality coffers. A cooking contest will be held on Saturday in the category of vegetables.

There is no overnight camping at Balboa Park, so that pavilions will have to be dismantled at the end of the day; however, please bring pavilions and banners anyway if possible, for purposes of showing off.

Any who wish accomodations or need transportation from the airport should contact Lady Persephone of Woodland (contact info omitted).

The schedule is as follows:

(schedule omitted)

The Banquet will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, (address omitted). Since no alcholoic beverages are allowed in the church, a Revel will be held at Villa Lampara (address omitted). Anyone wishing to entertain at the Banquet or Revel should contact Lady Meg Shelford at (phone). A donation of $4.00 will be asked for the Banquet. Reservations for the Banquet should be mailed to Lady Meg and received no later than June 1. The reservations should include the mundane and Society names of all the members of the party and a self-addressed envelope.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Balboa Park, San Diego, CA. Persephone of Woodland was the autocrat. Coronet Lists were held on Saturday. Sir Christian of Orange defeated Sir Hugh the Undecided for the Coronet. His lady was Denisa de las Mariposa. King William attended. There were games of poison, clench-a-wench, challenges, melees, dances, luncheons were served both days. There was a Banquet Saturday Night at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, San Diego. Prince Christian and Princess Denisa were crowned by King William on Sunday.

Christian of Orange
Argent, an orange tree fructed
proper issuant from a mount vert.
Denysa de las Mariposas
Vert, a bend sinister argent between
two female Holly Blue butterflies
proper within a bordure 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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