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The Ninth Year

First Baronial Masquerade Ball -- Barony of the Golden Rivers
October 5, 1974

Held at the home of Cadwalladyr Stone of Stonecroft. The participants were required to come in disguise. A chronograph contest, sponsored by Rodrigo de Cerdaña, for a time keeping device without gears, was won by Guy of the Silver Horses. A contest to see who could enclose the most members of the opposite sex in their cape or cloak was won by Terrance of Halliday. Kriemhild of Stonecroft and Clarissa of Red Crab Manor on the James were the autocrats. Kriemhild was made Mistress of Arts and Cadwalladyr Stone of Stonecroft became Seneschal.

“I remember coming as the Lone Marshal, in my white outfit from the previous Twelfth Night, a white mask, matched white-scabbarded shortswords on my knight's belt and a dimestore Marshal's badge that James Greyhelm had given me as a joke on my chest. (Move over Clayton Moore!)” – 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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