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

Feast Menu for Calontir Spring Crown 2019

Greeting, Friends!

The feast for Calontir Spring Crown, in honor of Calontir’s 35th birthday, is an early Anglo-Saxon one fit for those of us who remember the days when we were known as the wearers of dirty brown wool.

The dishes that do not say they are meat or dairy don’t contain any, and all veg-based dishes will be available without meat or dairy for those who wish – this unabashed carnivore believes in being vegan-friendly. Please let troll know when you register if you are meatless for the feast, and you’ll get a little bundle of herbs to set at your table to let the servers know.


Elspeth Modlen ferch Daffydd

1st Borde
Hard-boiled Eggs
Olives & Pickles
Bread and Cheese
Fresh Butter
Bean Butter

2nd Borde
Greens with Bacon
Cabbages in Cream
Roast Chicken with Green Garlic Sauce
Gleaner’s Pottage

3rd Borde
Barley with Leeks and Mushrooms
Shoulder of Pork with Mustard Cream
Roast Roots and Apples

4th Borde
Spiced Fruit
Barley cakes

olives & pickles
bean butter
spiced fruit

Vegan accommodative
greens no bacon
cabbage no cream
gleaner’s pottage no chicken
roast roots & apples no pork
barley cakes no butter

Post expires at 3:25pm on Saturday April 20th, 2019

HE Duncan Bruce of Logan on Twelfth Night 2019

From His Excellency Duncan Bruce of Logan, gleaned from MeWe.

Another successful and fun Twelfth Night in the Barony of Lonely Tower .

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.

Highlights from Toys for Tots 2017

The main news is, of course, the donations to the USMC Toys for Tots drive to provide toys for children whose families cannot. This year our donations were even more important; in October thieves broke in to the storage locker where donations were being stored and made off with several large boxes.

As usual, Calontir came through. The final count on toys was 2371 toys collected.


And once again this year, the local USMC presented the Kingdom with an award, the Coordinator’s Award. Their Royal Majesties and Their Royal Highnesses accepted the award and had Their photos taken with the local Sea Cadets.  The Award was later presented to Halvgrimr Riddari , who has been a driving force behind this…and also brought the most toys, over 300.


In addition there was a silent auction to benefit our friends in Ansteorra and Trimaris. The auction raised $434, which will be split between the two kingdoms.

The next big news was the elevation of the three premiers of Calontir’s Order of Defense, Donald Andrew MacDonald, Gawin Kappler and Ravasz Janos. The event was well attended by Masters from other kingdoms, wishing to lend their support.


There were two other elevations, those of Conna ingen Ui Chearbhaill to the Order of the Pelican and Severin Svendottir to the Order of the Laurel. We were unable to get photos of these ceremonies. As always, check Master Vilhelm von Lich’s Flickr feedMistress Rhianydd Arbeth’s Flickr feed, and other of the Kingdom’s great photographers for more images.

The Youth Combat, Cut & Thrust and Armored tourneys were well attended and well fought. Several folks stated this was the largest C&T tournament ever in Calontir, and I believe it may well have been.

Credit: Lorraine Devereaux/Lorraine Gehring

Credit: Lorraine Devereaux/Lorraine Gehring

Credit: Jóhann Steinarsson/Jay Reynolds


For more details on awards, recognition and elevations, see Dorcas’ Court Summaries

Toys for Tots Tournament Brings Joy to Hundreds of Children, Recieves Commander’s Award

For the 28th year, Calontir brought holiday joy to hundreds of children through donations made at the annual Toys For Tots Tournament in Wyvern Cliffe.

1507 toys were donated, along with $1360 dollars in cash donations. The cash donations alone will provide holiday cheer to 750 needy kids.

Lady Kolfinna Halvgrimsdottir was the individual who brought in the most toys, at 209.

The Barony of Forgotten Sea was the group that provided the most toys, at 297.

In recognition of 28 years of donations to this great cause, Their Royal Majesties accepted the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Commander’s Award. Vivat Calontir!



Photos from Fall Crown Tournament A.S. LI – TRH Ashir and Ashland

Mistress Rhianydd Arberth announces that photos from Fall Crown Tournament A.S. LI, won by TRH Ashir and Ashland are available on her Flickr site:


2016-10-08 Crown Tournament Ashir & Ashland

Flickr is almost certainly the best online photo management and sharing application in the world. Show off your favorite photos and videos to the world, securely and privately show content to your friends and family, or blog the photos and videos you take with a cameraphone.


Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US