And to make this one extra special, His Excellency Thomas de Chateau Noir, the originator of the Social Club tournament was there. The Social Club went on for 4 hours of fighting. Between the top 5 finalists there were over 500 wins counted!
(For those of you who don’t know how the Thomas de Chateau Noir Social Club tournament works, it is a bear pit tournament where the winner stays on the field. The expectation is that the combatants will introduce themselves before each bout, and the loser informs the list table of the name of the winner. By the end of the day, all the fighters will have probably crossed swords with each of the others at least once, and hopefully will remember their names. Hence the “social” part.)
There were fighters from all over the kingdom, and everyone seemed to have a great time.
There was also an armored combat novice tournament that was well attended, in addition to several cut & thrust tournaments and a couple of A&S competitions.
Several worthy people were recognized by Their Majesties in court, many of which had to be fetched from the kitchen. Their Excellencies Lonely Tower celebrated their first year by announcing new archery and cut and thrust champions. And in Their final act in Their final court at Their final full event, Their Majesties brought Hugo van Harlo in Their Order of the Silver Hammer for all his research into and wonderful recreations of period map making techniques. Very well deserved.