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

The Ninth Year

Midsummer Crown Tourney
June 22, 1974

From The Page (August, 1974):

At the Midsummer Crown Tourney held on June 22, in addition to presenting those Arms listed below, Their Majesties saw the presentation of many scrolls of ancient date, either dating from Time Immemorial or previously destried by fire, as Mary of Tamar, Duchess; Fulk de Wyvern and Siegfried von Höflichskeit, Dukes; Henrik of Havn, Count; all to the delight of the populace and to the credit of teh hard-working Scribes. Their Majesties also named Patrice du Coeur Fidele and Luise of the Phoenix Baronesses. Her Majesty presented the Queen's Order of Grace to Marynel of Darkhaven and Jean Teresa Violante. The haggis competition was won (for the second time) by Sterling Beast-Tamer; Sterling being about eight years og age, the prize, a bottle of scotch, was accepted by Sir Robert of Dunharrow. The Order of the Wooden SPoon for rose tea went to Mistress Geraldine of Toad Hall. The Mucking Great Clubbe for ferocity went to Bern Bellower, and the Battered Helm for effective dying to Christopher of Hoghton.

THe long-awaited Eastern visitors, including His Oriental Majesty Asbjørn Gustavsson, were present at the Tourney, and participated in such events as interested them, as fighting, revelling, and the comparing of notes on how to be the Compleat Viking.

The Ordure of Motley has established a branch in the Mists under Lady Trude Lacklandia. And may God have mercyupon our souls.

At the end of the Crown Lists, Sir Douglas Longshanks defeated Sir Andrew of Riga and won the Crown of the West for his lady wife, Lorna of Leeds. This marks the first time in the Kingdom's history that the King has been resident outside the Bay Area.

Honours List

Awards of ArmsGrants of Arms
Rodrigo de CerdañaElizabeth de la CapucinePiers Howells de Cambria
Yolanda del Campo de Cerdaña   Kelson de la CroixXimena Aubel de Cambria
Stone of StonecroftFiona O'MorianWaldt von Markheim
Rand of DunbarAlice of BriarbrookAlys von Markheim
Domina KrimehildeGeoffrey of the Broken BladeJessica Llyrindi of Northmarch
Clarissa of Red Crab ManorWilliam of GadRowen-Lynn
Edward Zifran de GendyElaine of Gad
Elrond of GornathRanulf of the North Country, OLM
Jeanne of OakenshieldMartin of the Fallen Star, OLM
Steingrim WulfaressonJon the Lean, OLMPatents of Arms
Theodulf of BorogroveMichaëla de Nueville, OLMSuzanne of Ravenhill, OL
Odin UlfssonTalanque, OLM
Alice of the Midnight RoseCatriona nicChlurain, OLM
Rosemary the UndecidedMorrigan Caillte, OLM
Gerald Bright AngelRoy des Cascades, OLM
Daniel the BardSumengo of Amaranth, OLM
Celest Lamuray de ProvenceGilmirron of the Blue Flame, OLM   
Käthe Feghut-v. MunchhausenSiegfried von Höflichskeit, OLM
Richard of HavnSheen of Ire, OLM
Francesca the BemusedPaul of Bellatrix, OLM
Geoffrey of Ramsgate

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Kennedy Grove Park, El Sobrante, California. William II and Donna reigned. King William II gave Awards of Arms to Alice of Briarbrook, Alys of the Midnight Rose, Audun Ulfsson, Celeste Lamuray de Provence, Clarissa of Red Crab Manor on the James, Daniel the Bard, Kreimhilde of Stonecroft, Edward Ziffran D’Gendy, Elaine of Gad, Elisabeth de la Capucine, Elrond of Gornath, Fionna O’Morain, Francesca the Bemused, Geoffrey of Ramsgate, Gerald Bright Angel, Jeann of Oakenshield, Jeffery Brokenblade, Kathë Feghut von Munchausen, Kelson de la Croix, Rand of Dunbar, Richard of Havn, Rodrigo de Cerdaña, Rosemary of Talmont, Steingrim Wulfharesson (Steingrim Stallari), Cadwalladyr Stone of Stonecroft, Theodulf of Borogrove, William of Gad, and Yolanda de Campo de Cerdaña. He admitted Catriona nicChlurain, Gilmirron of the Blue Flame, Jon the Lean (Jon FitzRolf), Carol of Bellatrix, Martin of the Fallen Star, Michaela de Neuville, Morrigan Cailte, Paul of Bellatrix, Ranulf of the North Country, Roi de Cascades, Sheen of Ire, Siegfried von Hoflichskeit, Sumingo of Amaranth, and Talanque to the Order of the Leaf of Merit. Then Crown Lists were held. Sir Douglas Longshanks won, defeating Count Andrew of Riga. Lorna of Leeds was his lady. Elric de Cassel gave the MGC to Bern Bellower. Brian Dritar an Con gave the OBH to Christopher of Hoghton. Mistress Geraldine of Toad Hall won the Order of the Wooden Spoon competition for rose recipies. Visiting were, from the East, Duchess Diana Alene of Tregirtsee, Lady Liossliath of Donelly, King Asbjørn Gustavsson, Duke Cariadoc of the Bow, and Sir Patri du Chat Gris, and, from Atenveldt Sir Ton the Traveler. At final court King William II made Countess Luise of the Phoenix and Patrice du Couer Fidel Crown Baronesses. He gave Grants of Arms to Alys von Markheim (Alison von Markheim), Jessica Lyrindi of Northmarch, Piers Howells de Cambria, Rowen-Lynn, Waldt von Markheim, and Ximena Aubel de Cambria. Suzanne of Ravenhill was admitted to the Order of the Laurel in a new, and elaborate ceremony. Then King William II admitted Craig of the Chambers, Gilles of Lennox, Hal Ravn, Mark von dem Falkensfenn, Rand of Dunbar, Ranulf of the North Country, Waldt von Markheim, and Warren the Strange to the Queen’s Guard. Then Queen Donna admitted Jean Teresa Violante and Duchess Marynel of Darkhaven to the Queen’s Order of Grace.

“You know, I'm not at all sure that Luise ever heard about this. For the first time since the second tourney, we missed a crown event because we were invited to a coronation in Atenveldt. Our Atenveldter friends wanted Luise to dance for the king. Now I'm trying to remember who the king was, but I think it was Reynard. He was either coming on the throne or stepping off it. We stayed with him and his then wife and had a great time hanging out with them and other friends like Denis of the Titans, William of the Shire, and others.
     “The down side was that we missed the visiting SCAers and I have yet to meet any of them face-to-face.” – Stefan de Lorraine, who always remembers Atenveldt hospitality fondly ...

“I'm probably wrong again, but I have this strong sense of Douglas having defeated William the Lucky, not Andrew. Somebody tell me if I'm wrong. I did meet my new lady, Margaret Threadbare, at this event, as I recall. She went to the tournament with a friend who's car ran out of gas and I happened to be the next one along. I drove her to the gas station, got the car started for them, later asked if I could fight for her, and got into the semi-finals, giving her a substantial scare.” – Steven MacEanruig

“Nope, Doug beat Andy. He beat me a year later (June 1975).” – William the Lucky (who has a list of all of the finalists from the first tourney through 1996 -- and really must get around to updating it for the last couple of years before everybody forgets the details.)

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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