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The Ninth Year

Third Anniversary Tourney -- Barony of Madrone
May 18, 1974

From The Page (May, 1974):

On May 18 there will be held the Third Anniversary Tourney in Volunteer Park, hard by the Seattle Art Museum at (address omitted). The schedule reads: "Set up and Qualifications, Grand Processions, Battle between Them and Us, Swordmaking & Cooking Contests, Public Dancing and Maypole and Games, Tournament of Elimination, Closing Court and Cleanup." The swordmaking contest referred to is for the construction of the best Society-tourney-style, Earl-Marshall-approved sword, which must be used in the day's fighting though not necessarily by its maker. The cooking competition is for the baking of bread. There will also be an appliqué contest. Parking, euphamisms, and water are available; bring pavilions, provisions, and standard tourney gear.

(Directions omitted)

For details and information call the Autocrats, Theodulf of Borogrove and Anne of Cardiff, at (phone).

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held in Volunteer Park, Seattle, WA. Theodulf of Borogrove and Anne of Caerdydd were the autocrats. Castellan Liam of the Barque held baronial court. Edward of Southhaven, Gernot of Gallimaufry, Margaret of Ashford, and Robert of Winchester were admitted to the Order of the Red Branch. The Green Leaf Award for service was given to Anne of Caerdydd, Fiona di Varnaus, Susan the Ambiguous, Theodulf of Borogrove, and Truedanna of the Belfry. Steingrim Wulfharreson (Steingrim Stallari) won the lists, and he and his lady Elayne were crowned King and Queen of the May. Motley erected a Maypole.

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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