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The Ninth Year

Twelfth Night Revel -- Principality of Caid
January 11, 1975

From The Page (April, 1975):

The Fourth Southern Twelfth Night was held in Dreiburgen on January 11. King Paul and Queen Carol were present, as was Prince Hugh the Undecided, who gallantly rose from his sickbed to attend court. There was an afternoon court followed by a banquet, entertainment, and revel.

The Autocrat, Lady Alys von Markhim, would like to thank the following people for the following things. Lord Thomas Double Axe and Lord Renfield of the Inland March, for devoting endless hours in the hot August sun and much chariot fuel to go hall hunting with her. Lady Käthe von Münchhausen for drawing up the tickets. Baroness Ximena de Cambria for tons of valuable advice. Lady Tyra Stuart of Moray for providing the sheep. Ionenes Leckie for the loan of his music system. The Barony of Calafia for all the lovely bread. Everybody who sent in their money early. Leo de Coronado and Rowena de Segovia for handling tickets and helping in general. Lavender of Lorne and her wonderful cast and all the other entertainers who brightened the evening. Also everyone who cooked, served, and helped clean up, especially Viscount Christian of Orange, Lord Alejandro de Salamanca, Kate of Headington, Vanessa, Rebecca Ba-Sherra, Katherine of Tyron, Kerrinda of Kymry, Elvira del Refugio, Tarah Lea, Roxandra of Orange, Amy of Oak Glen, Avesta T'Zar, Aethelbrand Haffocwellar, Aeoelwig Aelfwigsson, Bernard ben Barra, Duke Paul of Bellatrix, Jon Trimara, Kirstin Hoschar, Lady Jana d'Aquitaine, James of the Dunes, Ionnes Leckie, Renfield of the INsland March, Dana, Boncueur and Aragon of Kerry.

And mostly she thanks her lord, Baron Waldt von Markheim, for putting up with her in the last few weeks before the great event.


From the History (by Wilhelm): Held at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, San Bernadino, CA. Prince Hugh and Princess Rosemary held court. King Paul and Queen Carol attended. King Paul gave an Award of Arms to Arabella Lyon de Rohese and made Armond Sebastian de la Forêt de Savigny and Maihe McFregy Court Barons. There was a banquet followed by contests and revelry. There was a St. George and the Dragon play, and Giesele-Hildegaard sang and played the guitar. Karin von Schatten won the embroidered trim from scratch contest, a friend of Baroness Jessica Lyrindi of Northmarch won the knitted or Starting from Existing Trim contest, and the Insulter’s Guild won the final contest with a truly yucky entry. Eric von Strein was made Principality Chirurgeon. Alys von Markheim (Alison von Markheim) was the autocrat.


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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