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The Ninth Year

(No event title) -- Barony of the Golden Rivers
February, 1975

Candlemas Issue (XII) of the Golden Rivers Current. This was the first of the large size editions. Rodrigo de Cerdaña resigned as Master of Sciences. Josette du Chantecleer was his successor.

“This was a - What do we want to do this year? Planning and brainstorming meeting for the barony about events we wanted to hold, local activities (martial practices, guilds etc.) internal organization, fund-raising and so on. (My contribution on the fund-raising topic was that we needed outside sources of income (e.g. paid demos.), because our established 'self-taxing' ways of getting money were too limited).
     “If my memory is accurate, this is about the time that Rodrigo de Cerdana and Aarond the Gray were begining to organize the Arcarian (baronial archery) guild. We wouldn't start outdoor practices for another few months because the public outdoor range at Discovery Park was still under water from the spring run off of the Sacramento and American Rivers, but the topic was also discussed at considerable length at this meeting.
     “The specific phrasing about the event's attendance (above) is a subtle way of saying that Patrice and I, though holding no baronial office or position, were invited to attend by reason of our Kingdom status and relatively extensive SCA contacts and experience.
     “I regret that I can't recall whether or not David and Cheryl were able to attend or if the meeting was an attempt by Stone as Seneschal to cope with their increasingly tenuous participation. Perhaps Edward of South Haven may have memories of the meeting from his Chronicler's viewpoint.” – Kevin Peregrynne

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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