Replacement Regalia Bid Proposals

From Their Royal Majesties:

We, the Kingdom, are in need of artisans to place their bid proposals for replacing the Kingdom regalia that was recently stolen. We are opening the bids up to anyone who would like to submit one.

You can see all of the items that need to be replaced and submit your proposals via the form here:

Each item or set of items will need a separate bid proposal, and even one requires a “team bid proposal”.

Bids will close at Midnight on May 11, 2019, the day of St. George and the Dragon.

Thank you, Calontir!

Crown Tournament Court Summaries, April 13, A.S. 53

On the field:
Duke Anton Raghelan and Lady Yseult de Michel were invested as Prince and Princess of Calontir.

Evening court:
Franco Suares – AoA
Tyr of Three Rivers – AoA
Isabel of Three Rivers – AoA
Padraig of Three Rivers – Leather Mallet
Nolan son of Bero – Queen’s Chalice
Michael of Sussex – Leather Mallet
Rosaline Fortescue – Golden Calon Swan
Matthew of Three Rivers – Torse

Other court tidings:
Prince Edmund of the Middle Kingdom invited one and all to the Middle Kingdom 50th Year Celebration.
Lord Otmar Eichman won the C&T tournament.
Mistress Luckie Glasbrenner, Baroness Gwendolyn verch Morgaine and Mistress Roselyn of Aberdeen won the A&S competitions.
The Barony of Three Rivers presented largess and a tithe.
5 newcomers received mugs.
Their Majesties are accepting bids for replacement of items lost to bandits on the road to Gulf Wars: traveling crowns, His Majesty’s sword, Their Majesties’ thrones.
Donations to the Kingdom Regalia fund will be accepted.
Lord Andromir Vukovic is the new Kingdom Regalia Coordinator.
Master Andrixos Seljukroctonis was created a Herald Extraordinary by the authority of Mistress Brigida von München, Gold Falcon Principal Herald.
Honorable Lord Lawrence Taillefer the Leech (Known as Doc) and Mistress Geneviève de Chambéry will be invested as the new Baron and Baroness of Vatavia at the Tournament of Valor.
A boon was begged for Honorable Lady Emeline de Moulineaux to join the Order of the Pelican.

The Unicorn is Found (from the Unicorn Tapestries) 1495–1505, The Met Museum. CC0 license.

Where the Falcon Soars Above the Heartland

Tacuina sanitatis 14th C. Public domain in the US

At Gulf Wars XXVIII Lady Elaisse de Garrigues won the A&S Champions Battle, with a project titled “Where the Falcon Soars Above the Heartland:  Musical Compositions Exploring the Development of Polyphonic Organum”

Here are the documentation and accompanying recordings for that winning entry:


Ninth Century Parallel Organum:


Eleventh Century Free Organum:


Twelfth Century Florid Organum:


Organum Triplum:








Calontir Storycorps at Crown Tourney

Come, bring us your stories!
Calontir Storycorps is collecting the recollections of the populace at Crown Tourney! We would like to hear and record SCA stories (or at least involving SCA people): stories you were there for personally, stories that were told to you, and events/happenings you think pivotal to our history. We can record your story day of, or you can arrange a phone-call or to send us your own audio file. Why? We want to fill in the story of the kingdom, get points of view from our elder members especially, and ultimately provide a source for future Calontiri to use in creating performances and written histories in the period style. Please find/Contact me (Elynor) at the event to sign up for an interview!
Legal stuff: In future we may seek to post the actual recordings or transcripts online so that they may be easily accessible to the populace.To that end each participant will be asked to sign a Society media release form, to give permission for use (and which kinds of use: audio, transcript) at the time of the recording.

Post expires at 9:22am on Wednesday May 8th, 2019

Spring 2019 Crown Tournament List

The Crown Tournament List for the Spring 2019 Tournament has been published

Duke Tristram of Lindesfame fighting for Mistress Rhianwen Ferch Bran ap Gruffydd

Duke Anton Rhaghelan fighting for Lady Yseult de Michel

Duke Hirsch Ross Eichmann fighting for Duchess Magdalena Vander Meere

Sir Erich Hlodwechssun fighting for  Mistress Elasait Ingen Diarmata

Sir Duncan Mac Torquil fighting for Honorable Lady Maria Arosa De Santa Olalla

Sir Mathieu Chartrain fighting for Duchess Aislinn Morcroft

Sir Gavin O’Shannon fighting for Lady Elizabet Walker of Paisley

Sir Cilian Mac Marroo fighting for Honorable Lady Bronwen de Westhold

Sir Titus Decimus Alexander fighting for Lady Cordellia Uxor Alexander

Sir Maren Þorskapitr fighting for Honorable Lord Saito Takauji

Mistress Katherine Von Heilige fighting for Lord Ren Jie

Lord Aed mac Cormaic Ua Feidhlim fighting for Mistress Aidan Cocrinn

Lord Ren Jie fighting for Mistress Katherine Von Heilige

Honorable Lord Zachariah MacDonald fighting for Lady Mel McAplin

Post expires at 7:03am on Thursday May 2nd, 2019

History Museum of Calontir at Spring Crown Tournament 2019

Unto the Kingdom of Calontir does Baroness Slaine send greetings.

At Crown Tourney on April 13th in the Barony of Three Rivers there will be a museum dedicated to the history of Calontir. Please bring historical artifacts, curiosities, and wonders which tell the story of Calontir – freon can helmets, early AoA scrolls, event flyers from well-loved past events, etc.

Take a minute to write out what you know of the history of the item. (Ahead of time is great or I’ll have note cards and pens available the day of.) Items that are larger such as furniture or banners please let know so that I can arrange the proper space.

We learn so much about medieval history by way of material culture. What does the material culture of Calontir say about us? What have we learned?

Post expires at 2:56pm on Wednesday May 1st, 2019

From Their Royal Majesties: Letters of Intent and Why We Fight

Unto the Chivalry, Huscarls, Fyrdmen, and Men at Arms of the Kingdom of Calontir, and unto those who inspire them to deeds of greatness,
Greetings, from Donngal, Fourth of that name, King of Calontir, and Catalina, Fierce Queen of the Heartlands.The deadline grows close for submitting letters of intent to contend to become Our heirs. Before that deadline passes, please consider our words:
Different Kingdoms have developed different traditions surrounding Crown Tournament:

Some Kingdoms allow anyone from the Known World to enter, whist others have held that only the Chivalry may enter without an express invitation from the Crown. Our Kingdom Laws reflect a desire, borne from our first days as a Kingdom, that nobody, Crown or common, should be able to influence the outcome, outside of the will of the combatants themselves, and our long-held tradition which states that you shouldn’t enter crown unless you’re there to win it; a pushback against the notion that crown is a good place to be seen by the chivalry.

We were reminded, today, by a good friend’s post from a far Kingdom, that every fighter in the list lends their renown to the eventual victor.

To that end, we ask each of you, fighter and consort, to search your hearts, and if you are ABLE to serve as Crown (as opposed to actively wanting it), then we beseech you, take up pen, then sword, and bring your renown to add to the glory of our eventual heirs, and to the history of our great Kingdom.
In Love and Service to the Crown & Kingdom
]|)onngal & Catalina