Greetings to all of Northshield,
We have 10 Combatants in our upcoming Crown Tournament. The following is a list of the combatant/consort pairs, in order of precedence based on fighting awards of the combatant.
-Duke Hrodir Vigageirr Toreson fighting for Yehudah nagid ben Yitzhak
-Sir Kaydian Bladebreaker fighting for Mistress Cassandra Antonelli
-Sir Jean du MalChance fighting for THL Katerina Unru
-Sir James Applegate fighting for THL Aneira verch Aeddan ap Afagddu ap Bran
-THL Svien Tunheim fighting for THL Meadhbh inghean Uí Néill
-THL Refkell Melrakki Einarsson fighting for THL Jehanette de Provins
-Baron Geoffrey de la Brugge fighting for Mistress Tatiana Marana Melville
-Baron Damiano Cioli del Castello di Linari fighting for Baroness Alinore Wyndover
-THL Tygustus Illuminatus fighting for Lady Aoife inghean Odhráin mhic Bhrain
-Lord Hideyoshi Yoshimitsu no kami Nobonaga fighting for Lady Caoilfhionn inghean Mhaghnusa
Morning court will be at 10am and will include a processional with the Tournament to follow.
As a reminder on the rest of the format and weapon styles:
The challenge in tree will be filled by token draw during morning court. There will be 8 numbered place tokens with 2 numbered challenge tokens, and 10 name tokens. We will have other people draw tokens from each to decide the ordering.
Those that are paired with the challenge tokens will start the tournament by challenging in to the main tree, the loser of the challenges will challenge in during the second round in the loser bracket. If anybody drops out of the tournament or is unable to attend at the last minute, The challenge tokens would be removed first. If it drops below 8, all of the tokens will stay in and the un-drawn tokens would turn into bye fights.
Prior to the finals, all bouts will be best 2 out of 3 with choice in matched weapons determined by Precedence based on fighting awards; first:lower, second:higher, third (if needed):lower. No repeats on weapon styles. Once we reach the semifinals, the two losers’ bracket combatants will need to win 2 out of 3 twice and the winners’ bracket combatant 2 out of 3 once, in order to move to the finals. The Finals will be best 3 of 5 with choice of matched weapon styles determined by Precedence based on fighting awards: Low, High, Low, High, Low. No repeated weapon styles.
Allowed weapon styles are bastard sword (4-5 foot), great sword (5-6 foot), pole arm (6-foot maximum), 6-foot spear (butt spike allowed), 2 single handed weapons, sword and buckler (18″ max).
If combatants do not have all the authorizations needed to use a particular weapon, it is suggested that they work on getting the authorization beforehand, otherwise a seax will be assigned for use.
Rules of the list include a handshake at the end of the bout/ bouts to conform both combatants are satisfied. If necessary, Marshals will call hold and have the Combatants discuss blows. They will not call blows unless asked.
We look forward to seeing you all in the Canton of Coille Stoirmiel on May 14. If you have questions on anything please contact us.
Rhys & Gwenhwyvar
King & Queen