Per the Æstel, just in case you were unsure – May Crown tourney has been officially postponed/cancelled.
Their Majesties announced this via their Court at Coronation. They also will let everyone know as soon as we can when it will be held. They indicated that they would give as much notice as possible, so that combatants could get in their letters.
As Kingdom Seneschal, I have gotten a variance from the Society Seneschal for this postponement/cancellation.
More information TBD. As soon as I know, I will let you all know. Girl Scout’s Honor.
Greetings unto Æthlemearc from Maynard and Liadain, Heirs to the Sylvan Thrones.
While the rule of King Timothy and Queen Gabrielle is undoubtedly strong and prosperous, the Sylvan Line must be ensured. As is our duty and honor, we would encourage all to attend our upcoming Crown Tournament to be held on May 2, 2020 in the Barony of Thescorre.
It is our greatest wish that all who are willing and able endeavor to participate, witness and be present for this most auspicious day in the history of Æthelmearc. The continuation of the Kingdom and succession of the Crown lay in your hands. The victor should be tested on the tournament field by every valiant and honorable combatant that Our skilled Kingdom has to offer. All combatants from novice to Knight are urged to take up arms.
It would please us greatly to host a grand tournament with a large number of combatants to truly showcase the prowess and chivalry of Æthelmearc. We will limit those requirements outside of Kingdom Law to the following:
Prospective consorts must be present at the tournament.
Each combatant and consort must display a banner during the grand procession.
Combatant couples are to be announced by a herald for the grand procession.
All modern armor and equipment must be covered. This includes modern sports equipment, company logos, bright colored or blatantly plastic armor, etc. These may be worn but concealed with a heraldic tabard, surcoat or similar covering. Modern footwear is acceptable if disguised or understated (ie. black or brown).
Please also review the section of Kingdom law listing requirements included below. Contact us if you have any questions regarding any of these requirements. Be mindful that letters of intent must be postmarked or received by the Crown no later than 30 days prior to Crown Tournament. Confirmation of receipt will be provided as received. Please contact us via email if you have any concerns.
Letters of intent must include the following elements for both entrants: SCA names, Legal names, Postal Addresses, Telephone numbers, E-mail addresses, Proofs of membership, Age (proof to be supplied at Crown Tournament) and Proof of current authorization for Combatants. We would also request that the preferred titles of both fighter and consort are included in letters of intent to ensure accuracy and promote pageantry (ex. Lord, THLady, Baroness, Sir, Mistress, etc.) There is also an online Letter of Intent Form available here.
Our mailing information:
TRH Maynard and Liadain
c/o Michael and Deidre Biondo
3208 Rachelle Dr.
North Tonawanda, NY 14120
We would also like to announce that Our first Curia will take place the Sunday morning of War Practice at 10:00 am. We will publish an agenda online prior to the event. We are very much looking forward to the upcoming months and hope to see many of you in Our travels.
Maynard and Liadain
Prince and Princess
III-100 Entrants in this section of Law are defined as the combatant and consort entering Crown Tournament.
III-200 All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be members of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
III-300 All entrants in the Crown Tournament must be 18 years of age or older as of the date of Crown Tournament.
III-400 The withdrawal of either entrant from the Crown Lists shall automatically eliminate both from that Tournament, except as provided below in paragraph III-1100. Either may withdraw at any point in the Tournament by notifying the Minister of the Lists.
III-500 In order to be eligible to fight or be fought for in Crown Tournament, a person must be a subject (as defined in Corpora) of Æthelmearc for one year immediately prior to Crown Tournament and be able to demonstrate a reasonable level of participation in Æthelmearc during that period.
The Crown may waive the above requirements if the entrants are subjects of the Kingdom and able to demonstrate to the Crown’s satisfaction by their own words or by recommendation of peers of the Kingdom that they have sufficient familiarity with Kingdom Law and customs and an acceptable level of participation.
III-600 Letters of intent must be sent to the Crown. They must include the following elements for both entrants:
• SCA names
• Legal names
• Telephone numbers
• E-mail addresses
• Proofs of membership
• Age (proof to be supplied at Crown Tournament)
• Proof of current authorization for Combatants
To facilitate complete letters of intent, a form is available on the Kingdom website as well as from the Crown and the Seneschal on request. Prospective entrants are encouraged but not required to use this form to ensure a complete letter. Letters of intent must be mailed, e-mailed, or hand-delivered to the Crown no later than 30 days prior to the Crown Tournament. The Kingdom Seneschal shall verify eligibility as defined in the Bylaws and Corpora.
III-700 No person shall enter the Crown Tournament without intending an honorable attempt to compete for the Crown. At the discretion of the Royalty whose Crown it is, the Kingdom Officers who administer Crown may step aside and have their emergency deputy administer the Tourney, so they may enter. In the event a Kingdom Officer should win Crown, the Law regarding Emergency Deputies and office succession will apply.
III-800 The entrants must be acceptable to the Crown or Their representatives.
III-900 No person fighting in or being fought for in Crown Tournament may administer the Crown Tournament.
III-1000 Any two people may champion each other in the Crown Lists (hereinafter referred to as a combatant couple so long as neither is championed by any other person.
III-1100 If one member of a combatant couple is removed from the Crown Lists for marshallate infractions or any infractions of the Rules of the Lists, both members are ineligible to continue in that Crown Tournament. If one member of a combatant couple voluntarily withdraws as a combatant in the Lists, the MOL and Marshal will confer with the withdrawing member to determine if they are also withdrawing as consort or if the other member may continue in the Lists. If the participant withdraws both as fighter and consort, both shall be ineligible to continue in that Crown Tournament.
III-1200 The preferred method of Crown Tournament is a double-elimination format.
III-1300 The winner of the Crown Tournament and the winner’s consort become the new Heirs to the Throne of Æthelmearc. They are each entitled to the Title of Crown Prince or Crown Princess, as appropriate to the individual’s persona.
III-1301 Upon ascending to the Throne, They may rightfully be acknowledged as Monarch and Consort with alternate Titles as appropriate to the dignity of the Throne.
An account of the court of Sven and Siobhán, King and Queen of Æthelmearc, held at Their Crown Tournament on the twelfth day of May in the 53rd year of the Society in the Barony of Endless Hills. Reported by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova, Jewel of Æthelmearc Herald, assisted by THL Sophie Davenport, Silver Buccle Herald and Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful.
In the Morning:
Each combatant and consort couple was called forward; each couple presented an item for the A&S display. At the end of Kára Hróksdóttir‘s song (her A&S item), she dropped to a knee and asked her Champion, Lord Laegaire mac Conaill Meic Shiadahail to marry her. He said yes.
Kara proposes to her consort, Lord Laegaire. Photo by Lady Mary Christina Lowe, called Jinx.
The Earl Marshall’s representative, Duke Maynard von dem Steine, had words about honor on the list and grievances end once the combatants leave the list. The Seneschal’s representative, Baroness Hildarun Hugelmann, read words from His Grace. Their Majesties followed with words to the same effect. Her Majesty then spoke about consort inspiration and drew the random pairings to begin the tournament. The court remained open throughout the day.
Upon the Field after the Tournament:
Upon confirmation by the Marshal in Charge, Duke Titus Scipio Germanicus was called before Their Majesties and declared victor and Prince of Æthelmearc. His Majesty placed the Heir’s Coronet upon His Highness’ head. It was then said that no Champion can succeed without a source of Inspiration. His Highness then placed the Heir’s Coronet upon the head of Countess Anna Leigh, naming her Princess of Æthelmearc and wished her a happy birthday.
Prince Titus crowns Princess Anna Leigh. Photo by Jinx.
Later in the Afternoon:
The populace was asked to please refrain from flash photography during court and thanked for their understanding.
Their Excellencies, Verde and Fiona, Baron and Baroness of Endless Hills came forth and swore fealty on behalf of their Barony.
Baron Verde and Baroness Fiona swear fealty. Photo by Lord Mikus Magellus.
His Excellency Marcus Claudius Cincinnatus, Proprietor of Delftwood, offered fealty on behalf of himself, his Lady-wife and the Barony of Delftwood.
Proprietor Marcus swears fealty. Photo by Lord Mikus.
THL Aine O’Muirghesan, Kingdom Chronicler, came forth and swore her oath as a Kingdom Officer. Their Majesties, however did not give her leave to depart for there was some unfinished business with her. It had been discovered that Her Ladyship had not been present in the court where she was inducted into the Order of the Millrind and had thus not received her scroll. This was remedied and the scroll, illuminated by THL Phelippe Ulfsdotter, was presented to her.
THLady Aine swears fealty and receives her Millrind scroll. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties then gave leave to Their Excellencies of Endless Hills, to hold their court.
Baroness Fiona and Baron Verde hold court. Photo by THLady Amalie Reinhardt.
The Ladies of the Rose, Garnet and Edelweiss asked for time in court and was granted leave. Countess Margerite spoke of the many acts of courtesy and chivalry that were witnessed in the tournament and asked that THL Roulande Willobrooke accept a token from her hand for his acts that day. She then announced that Countess Kallista had earlier presented THL Lothar Hugelman with a token as well. Countess Caryl spoke of how the holder of the Shield of Chivalry carries with them the honor of all the Former Royal Consorts. It was then announced that THLord Lotharius qui et Sigamundus had been selected to be the next bearer of the Shield of Chivalry. A representative of Duke Malcolm Duncan MacEoghainn, the most recent bearer, presented the Shield with apologies from His Grace as he was traveling the lands of his ancestors and could not make the presentation in person.
THLord Lotharius receives the Shield of Chivalry. Photo by THLady Amalie.
THLord Rouland receives a token from Countess Margerite. Photo by THLady Amalie.
Their Majesties presented Coins of the Realm to those fighters who volunteered to stand as Bye fighters in the lists.
Bye fighters receive tokens from Their Majesties. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Her Majesty then called before her the Children of the Realm. She thanked them for attending and explained that there were gifts in the back of the hall for them to pick from so that they might enjoy the rest of court.
Their Majesties summon the children for goodies. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties then summoned before them Romey Feurhertts. It was remarked that this good woman has become well known for her active participation as Herald, kitchen staff, fencer and entertaining bardic performances. For all this she was Awarded Arms. Scroll by Eleionora inghean ah Bhaird.
Romey receives her AoA. Photo by Lord Mikus.
His Majesty then asked to speak with THLord Lotharius qui et Sigamundus. His Majesty spoke of the skill of arms that has been witnessed coming from this gentleman. He is an inspiration on the field with both skill and comportment. For this he was inducted into the Order of the Golden Alce. Scroll by THL Alianora Bronhulle. An ancestral medallion from Hus Farhaga was then presented to THLord Lotharius as well.
THLord Lotharius receives a Golden Alce. Photo by THLady Amalie.
Those members of the Order of the Golden Alce were asked to stand. Her Majesty asked that the rest of the populace please look around and take note if there are any sitting that should be a member of the order and to please write in recommendations.
Their Majesties called all those for whom this was their first event or first court to please attend them. Her Majesty spoke of how those that are new are an inspiration to us all, reminding us of why we joined the Society. As a gift of welcome, they were presented with mugs and goblets, in hopes that they would find use when returning to future events.
Newcomers receive drinking vessels from Their Majesties. Photo by Lord Mikus.
The Order of the Millrind was called into Court. It was remarked that the order seemed to be lacking. Baron Cormacc mac Gilla Brigde was then summoned before Their Majesties. His Majesty talked about how His Excellency was one that was always seen working, even in areas that were not his home group. For this he was inducted into the Order. Scroll illuminated by THL Vivienne of Yardley, calligraphed by THL Shirin of Susa.
Baron Cormacc is inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Her Majesty then said that she felt that the Order was still missing something. Baroness Elena de la Palma was asked to present herself. Her Majesty spoke of how this lady never seems to stop. She serves as Seneschal, chatelaine, autocrat, retainer and anything else that needs doing. Because there was no stopping her, the only thing to be done was to name her into the Order of the Millrind. Scroll illuminated by THL Vivienne of Yardley, calligraphed by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.
Baroness Elena is inducted into the Millrind. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Their Majesties called for Lord Ulf the Barelegged to present himself. His Majesty remarked that he has a fondness for the brewed beverages and has noted that Lord Ulf does brew such things. Such fine artistry could not go unrecognized and thus he was named to the Order of the Sycamore. Scroll by THL Mairghread Stiobhard inghean ui Choinne.
Lord Ulf receives a Sycamore. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Lady Aurelie of Nithgaard was then called into court. Her Majesty spoke of how the skill with needle and thread that Lady Aurelie shows is breathtaking and the enthusiasm with which she shares her knowledge is contagious. For all this she was named to the Order of the Sycamore and presented with a scroll created by Lady Rivka bat Daniyel and Isabella Montoya.
Lady Aurelie receives a Sycamore. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Those members of the Order of the Sycamore in attendance were then asked to stand. Their Majesties again asked the populace to look around and take note if someone should be recommended.
His Majesty then asked that those who have contributed to the creation of scrolls over the last year to please rise. He spoke of how the scribes give of their time and skill for free so that every recipient of an award has a special item to remember the day and asked the populace to please thank them for all they do.
Lady Magge Illefoster, the Event Autocrat, was called forth and thanked for all the work she and her staff did to make the day happen. Her staff was asked to join her and Their Majesties presented all with coins of the Realm as a thank you token.
Their Majesties thank the event staff. Photo by Lord Mikus.
Lady Asa Helgulfsdottir was called before Her Majesty. Queen Siobhán spoke of how it is her joy to look among the populace and find inspiration in Her subjects. Lady Asa has routinely inspired Her Majesty to try just a bit harder, go a bit further, do just a bit more. For this Lady Asa was named Queen’s Inspiration for the day and presented with a token of appreciation.
Lady Asa is named Queen’s Inspiration. Photo by Lord Mikus.
There being no further business, court was closed.