Good Gentles!

photo by Ida Caroline Cliff

photo by Ida Caroline Cliff

The time is almost upon us to find out who our next heirs will be. Who will be the best fighter of the day? Whose game is at its peak at just the right moment? Who is so hungry for the Crown that none shall best them? Whose colors will fly highest at the end of the day and meld into the red of Æthelmearc, making our Kingdom even stronger than before?

We shall find out on Saturday, May 2nd at the Wellsville Elementary School in Wellsville, NY (Shire of Hartstone). Site opens at 8:30 am, with armor inspection from 8:30-11:30. Starting at 11:00 am, our beautiful Queen will be hosting a Consort’s Tea in the Royal Pavilion, please plan on attending if you can to hear the wise words of our Queen and the Ladies of the Rose. A banner filled procession is to take place at 12:00 pm, so bring your banners and wear your colors proudly! Bring a herald (or hire one!) to announce you and your consort to Their Majesties and the populace – there may be something in it for them! The Tourney and Dayboard will follow the procession, fighting will continue until a victor is declared and we have the names of our newest Heirs.

The day wouldn’t be complete without admiring the skills of the artisans of our great Kingdom! There will be an Arts and Sciences Display area for any and all who wish to show us what makes our artists so special. Please feel free to bring your finished pieces or works in progress so we can admire your hard work and talents. There will also be space available both indoors and out for any gentle that wishes to merchant during the event, at no charge.

The focus of the day will be on the combatants and consorts, but that can’t happen if you don’t get your letters delivered to the hand of Their Highnesses by this Saturday (April 11th). Please consider entering Crown Tourney so you can have a deciding voice in guiding our Sylvan Kingdom on her path to increased greatness. Also, please contact the autocrat with the dimensions of any day shade or pavilion you intend to set up around the List Fields so we can be sure all have the space they require ahead of time. There will be a map of List Field pavilion setups available the day of Crown, please check with the autocrat or Baroness Helene of Delftwood, for your allotted space before setting up.

We look forward to seeing you there! Please check the Facebook Event page or the Kingdom website for more information.


Lady Lasairfhiona inghean Aindriasa
Autocrat – Shire of Hartstone