Crown Tournament Letters of Intent

TRM Logan & Ylva

TRM Logan & Ylva

Part of being a responsible Crown is ensuring the smooth transition from one reign to the next. To that end We are setting forth these requirements for those who would wish to compete in Our Crown list in Lonely Tower this October. Please provide your letter of intent to Us and Our seneschal by September 24th, 2016. You may present them at an event or send an electronic copy to both and

We encourage everyone who meets the criteria below to participate. Being Crown of Calontir does take time and effort, but the experience brings more joy than we could have imagined.  You must be willing to serve the Kingdom in this fashion, but not necessarily wishing to with all your being. Taking part in Crown Tournament is a privilege that more people should take advantage of. At no other time can you participate in the selection of your next Sovereign. And who knows, it might be you!

Our requirements for both the combatant and the consort are as follows:

  1. Per kingdom law, you must be familiar with kingdom law, and swear an oath that you are. Please read it.
  2. It is vital that the Crown be able to work together to accomplish great things. Please provide an example of some project that you have worked on together and how you managed it. It needn’t be an SCA project, just an indication that you can deal with each other in somewhat stressful situations.
  3. The Crown makes many decisions that affect the entire Kingdom. To show that you have some knowledge of the breadth and depth of Calontir, please provide a list of the events that both of you have attended (together or separately) in the last 12 months.
  4. Individually, please provide your reasoning for selecting that person to fight for/to carry your favor. What makes them special in your eyes.
  5. For Our seneschal, please provide copies of your proof of membership, which should last through the end of your potential reign. (Should your current membership end before your reign would, you will be required to renew it immediately after winning Crown Tournament)
  6. Also for Our seneschal, please provide proof of residence within Calontir for the past year, or indication that you have been “treaty-ed in” for at least that long. A driver’s license will usually provide this.

We look forward to a wonderful tournament, and hope that everyone will join Us, either on the field or not.
— TRM Logan & Ylva —


From Her Royal Majesty Ylva, Patroness of the Arts

Another great opportunity at Pennsic! This one is for the A&S War Point, and has been offered to Calontir by TRMs Ealdormere, Nigel and Adrielle. The entrant would need to be “unwreathed” (not a Laurel), and other information is below. Please contact ME ASAP if you are interested. We want to let Them know by Friday at noon.

“Basics of the A&S War Point

When – Thursday of War Week, in the Great Hall. 9-3pm

Entrants are encouraged to arrive around 8-ish to set up- each entrant will pick a number out of a hat, which will correspond to a table space. (Approximately 3-4 feet). Artisans are encouraged to stand by their displays to interact with visitors but it is not mandatory.

Judging is by “populace choice”- any person with an A&S award given to them from a Crown (AoA, GoA, and Peerage levels) will receive 3 pony beads to vote with. Judging takes place from 9-3. From 3-4pm the votes are tallyed, and results are announced at 4.

Documentation is not required, but, because at least some of the voters are laurels, it is probably wise to provide it. The works of a specific artisan are judged as a body of work- so you could bring one mas terpiece, or several smaller pieces. Last years winners spanned the gamut- we had one single, extraordinary piece as the top winner on one side, and multiple part bodies of work win for the other side.

The Great Hall will be overseen by volunteers during the competition- A&S Officers and solicited help from several kingdoms, but there’s always room for more volunteers. 🙂

We would love to be able to show off one of Our artisans in this way!

Ylva drottning


Largesse Requests for Their Majesties Matsu and Elena

My lords and ladies! Do you enjoy having a hand in making our Kingdom a better place? With better… schwag?

Here’s your chance! If you’d like to make unique period gifts for Their Majesties to pass along to your fellow populace and to increase the fame of our gifted artisans throughout the known world, contact me!

Do you enjoy sewing? Currently Their Majesties are in need of fluffy cloth bags to help protect plates, mugs, and bowls as they gift them.

Soon we will need personal gifts for the royal gift exchange at Gulf Wars, please let me know if you’d be interested in showcasing your talents in that way!

In Service,
Lady Marie le Faivre

Crown List

From Their Majesties…..

The Crown List for this weekend is as follows:

Count Damien McGavin for Contesse Issabell St Charles

Master Jack Banyard for Mistress Cara Wythers

Riddari Halvgrimr Stormtossed for Baroness Gabriella Von Fredrichstahl

Sir Duncan McTorquil for Countess Fionna nic Alisdair

Sir Xerxes for Mistress BelAnna de Rouge de Anjou

Sir Colyne Grey for Lady Emma Marthokys

Sir Mar for Baroness Fionnuala inghean Fhearghuis

HL Jawhar ibn Akmel for Mistress Ishmala bint Yuhannah

HL Pepin of Forgotten Sea for Lady Cecilia de Gatisbury

HL Xandre for Lady Cordeilla uxor Alexander

HL ValdrickR inn danski for Lady Inga inn danski

HL Maren Þorskapitr for Master Owain ap Bleddyn y Llwyd

HL Hildibrandr Tjúguskegg for Lady Alessandra De Piro

Lady Amba Allrasystir for Lord Hrothgar the Smith

Lord Zachariah Lochrie for Lady Aine nic Taillier

October Awards Granted by TRM Agamemnon & Gwen

Thanks to HG Phaedra:


Fall Crown Tournament

Otto von Wolfhagen – Torse
Tanaka Ujimori – Award of Arms
Binde Lavin – Award of Arms
Giovanni Loredan – Torse
Yasamin al-Hadiyya – Golden Calon Swan
Cassius Acillius Rufus known as Voltz – Queen’s Chalice
Winnifred d’Artois – Calon Lily
Edward Blythe – Order of the Pelican
Cai Dubhglas announced for Chivalry

Octo-Bear Fest

Caitriona ingen Faelen – Award of Arms
Ceridwen ferch Llewelyn – Leather Mallet
Cian Mac Lorccan ua Connaill – Iren Fyrd
Otric van Mecklinberg – Leather Mallet
Yumm – Award of Arms
Od Barbarossa – King’s Favor

Hail to the Striking Falcon

Barrett Thickblood – Award of Arms
Kathryn Alice Northrup – Award of Arms
Rafe le Mountere – Torse
Elena Morena del Mar – Award of Arms
Eynon Llangenydd – Silver Hammer
Ivar of Grimfells – Award of Arms
Alexandra Rivke Jessen – Torse
Annora Reynor – Eo-Hirth
Alarich Iarngrad von Thorn – Torse
Kara of Grimfells – Queen’s Chalice
Gustav of Grimfells – Award of Arms
Nakos Theodorosides – Leather Mallet
Eowyth þa Siðend – Court Barony
Mar of Grimfells – Order of Chivalry
Halvgrimr Riddari – King’s Favor

TRMs Address Newcomers Token Controversy, State “We believe apologies are in order”

TRM Calontir, Martino and Ariel, have posted a missive titled Regarding Newcomers Tokens to the website.

In it They state that the Kingdom had initiated the Newcomers Tokens with the express permission of the Society Seneschal. They further state that the first notice anyone in Calontir had of the Society Exchequer’s ruling disallowing such tokens was emails from the Society Exchequer sent after the tokens were already in circulation; official publication of the Society Exchequer’s ruling was not issued until April 4, 2014.

Their Majesties go on to say:

We are, quite simply, trying to restore the good name of Our officers and Calontir. Our kingdom officers are true and dedicated servants of the kingdom and the Society. We are very displeased that they should be treated poorly in a public forum by those who did not have all the information before they made accusations and condemnations. We believe apologies are in order.

Please be sure to read Their Majesties’ full Missive at the website.

Letters of Intent for Coronation requested

From the Kingdom of Calontir webpage:

Crown Tournament will soon be upon us. It is of utmost importance that We find worthy heirs to secure the future of the Kingdom. To that end We ask that anyone who wishes to petition for entrance into Our Crown Tournament send Us your letter of intent listing all offices you have successfully completed in the SCA, if indeed you held an office. Successful completion of an office means holding the office for the full term, which is usually two years, and finding a qualified replacement. Please include a copy of your current SCA Membership card as well as valid photo identification. All letters should be received by Us and the Kingdom Seneschal no later than March 8, 2014.

Martino and Ariel
Calon Rex & Regina

Request for comment from TRM Martino and Ariel

Unto the Good People of Calontir do Martino and Ariel send Greetings

The following proposal regarding a Society Youth program was sent to Us recently. We ask that you take a moment to read it and let Us know your opinion of this idea.

Thank you for taking the time to help guide Us.


Subject: Introducing the SCA Youth and Family Achievement Program

Greetings to the most noble Royal families in the Known World and Their Kingdom Seneschals,

The following missive is an introduction to the new Youth and Family Achievement Program (YAFA.) that the SCA Inc. intends on making available to any Kingdom that would like to use it. The goal is to have it ready for all Kingdoms before the Summer of 2014 so it is key that we start to spread the word and generate the same kind of excitement about the program that we all have here. If Your Kingdom has decided to make use of the program could you please forward the following to Your Kingdom Chroniclers for print in Your newsletters. Please feel free to distribute it in any forum and suggest that it be announced in courts, posted on youth lists and kingdom lists and posted on websites.

Thank you so much for Your time and please feel free to contact me if You have any questions,

Duchess Rustique, Co-lead YAFA..

Announcing the arrival of the Youth and Family Achievement Program (YAFA.).

From the 2010 SCA Census of the membership one of the key questions was about declining membership — when asked this question the 4th most cited reason was families were finding it difficult to attend events with children and that there was nothing for the children to do. The Youth and Family Achievement Program (YAFA.) is the SCA Inc.’s response to the Survey results. A team was pulled together to create the YAFA. program and since June 2012 they have been working diligently on providing a solution and program forSCA families to use.

The vision for the YAFA. program is to encourage active participation by families with children and teens in the study of a variety of medieval subjects and activities, sharing their experiences and accomplishments with others, and create ownership and investment in the Society. The goal is to have an energetic society of honorable citizens developed from within. This program will guide and encourage young people and their families in seeking opportunities for involvement in the SCA.

YAFA.’s mission is to create opportunities for youth-protected activities and achievements designed to retain and support participants and their families through education while respecting, protecting, and fostering the cultural climate of individual Kingdoms. The YAFA.Program is based in a foundation of chivalry, the arts, and service to help encourage values important to the Society. Those youth participants completing their individually chosen areas of study will be eligible to wear tokens of achievement.

The goal is to make the program available to all SCA Kingdoms before the Summer of 2014 so the Society encourages you to read the link below on important FAQ’s and please let us know if you have any additional questions.

The YAFA. team can be contacted at:

Link to the FAQ: