Donngal and Catalina are the New Princess and Princess

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

His Grace Sir Donngal Erikson and Her Excellency Countess Catalina de Arazuri are the newest Heirs to the Crown of Calontir.

Their Majesties had declared each bout for the tournament would be best two out of three, with all byes also being fought tow out of three.

His Grace defeated His Excellency Sir Uldin of Ravenscroft in an expanded finals format; best of three in sword and shield, best of three in great sword/two handed, and best of three in spear if needed. Donngal won the sword and shield round 2-0, and the great sword round 2-1.

Many thanks to Meisterin Brigida von München for her play-by-play on the Book of Faces.

Falcon Banner Publication to Google+ Ending

Detail from the Hunterian Psalter, Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2) circa 1170. Public domain in the US

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Crucible at the Crossroads Court Summary, September 22, A.S. 53

In evening court:
Yngvarr Bjarnakarl – Torse
Kenda Ottarsdottir – AoA
Mjǫll Úlfarsdóttir – Golden Calon Swan
Jon Chesey – Leather Mallet
Yseult de Michel – Golden Calon Swan

Other court tidings:
The Barony of Shattered Crystal team won the day.
12 newcomers received mugs.
Lord Ren Jie will be the new Social Media Officer.
Many good gentles received War Certificates from RUSH.

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

Queen’s Prize Tournament Court Summary, September 15, A.S. 53

In evening court:
Rowan of Golden Sea – Queen’s Chalice
Piers Fauconer – Torse
Skinna-Hrefna – AoA
Tessie of Cúm an Iolair – Leather Mallet
Knorr bestingr – AoA
Ki no Kotori – Calon Lily
Ashland de Mumford – Calon Lily

Other court tidings:
1 newcomer received a mug.
Lord Finán mac Crimthainn and Lady Gianna Viviani shared the Judges’ Choice award.
Emma Under Foot received the Youth Queen’s Prize.
Lord Hugo van Harlo received the Queen’s Prize.
A boon was begged for Marie le Faivre to join the Order of the Laurel.

Unknown Artist. Minstrels with a Rebec & a Lute.
13th c. Manasseh Codex. El Escorial, Madrid. Public domain in the US

King’s Companie of Archers Court Summaries, September 8, A.S. 53

On the range:
Ashland de Mumford – Boga Fyrd

In evening court:
Elaisse de Garrigues – Boga Fyrd
Eynon Llangenydd – Boga Hirth

Other court tidings:
Konstantia Kaloethina is the new Lanner Herald, to help with ceremonies.
A boon was begged for Alessandra de Piro to join the Order of the Pelican.

Archery practice at earthen butts, c1325. The center markers are small wreaths. Detail from the Geoffrey Luttrell psalter. Public Domain in the United States

A Brief History of the Duncan Tournament

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Ed. Note:  HE Duncan Bruce of Logan has provided a couple of short historical articles. The following is an introduction to the Duncan Tournament, and the resulting Duncans, for those who may be unfamiliar with this part of Calontir’s history.

 


 

Many years ago, there were several young gentlemen starting in the SCA, and they were discussing names with the heralds. These men were all in different parts of Calontir, and this was before the current days of easy communication between groups. As many people do, they all started at the beginning of the alphabet looking for a good Celtic name. One by one they all came upon the name Duncan. They asked the heralds they were working with if there were any other Duncans of note in Calontir. The answer was invariably “No. There’s Duncan Bruce of Logan, but he goes by Logan, so you should be good.”
Each of those men ended up registering Duncan as part of their SCA name.
Several years later, as all of them became more active at a kingdom level, they came to realize they had inadvertently created a sort of brotherhood. The Duncan Collective was born, and you WOULD be assimilated.
One year, Duncan Fearmac MacLeod decided there were enough Duncans that there should be a Duncan Tournament at Lilies War. The prize was possession of the Duncan Brain (a brain shaped nerf football). To particpate you had to take a Duncan name for the duration. Some of the memorable ones I remember were Duncan Godjira, Isadora’s Duncan, Slam Duncan Sven, and The Old Duncan (Caught Fire). There were many others. The tournament was always fun, and usually quite silly. In fact, when it became a mark of prestige to win, the Duncans decided to end it, giving the brain to Alvira, wife of Duncan 11 of 9.
If you look in the OP you will find 16 gentles with the name Duncan, proving that it is still a popular name, despite our best efforts.
— Duncan Prime —
Sir Duncan Bruce of Logan

A Brief History of Triatia

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Ed. Note:  HE Duncan Bruce of Logan has provided a couple of short historical articles. The following is an introduction to Triatia for those who may be unfamiliar with it.


For those of you too young to have been there, or too old to remember, here is a brief (and biased) history of Triatia.
Triatia consisted of the Barony of Forgotten Sea and the Shires of Carlsby and Crescent Moon. It was ruled over by the Lizard King Sir Otto. Since there weren’t enough fighting events to suit His Imperial Majesty, he declared war on Vatavia.
It was a wonderful event that included a Base Brawl game, where the batter had to hit a softball with a single sword, and then run the bases, killing the person guarding each base. Since the rules didn’t state that the person guarding abase had to stay there, His Lordship Tomeki (this shows you how long ago it was) ran from third base to help defend first. The umpire (Her Ladyship Eleanor Isabeau D’Autun ) said he couldn’t do that. An argument ensued, he kicked dirt on her boots, she ejected him from the game, and it ended with a bench clearing brawl. What a great time.
There was a second Triatian War, about which the details are much fuzzier in this reporter’s memory, except for the rock bowling, in which Sir Eringlen bowled a rock through the walls of someone’s modern nylon tent.
The third and final Triatian War was with Three Rivers, to claim the rights to all things Three. It was a cold and rainy day, that culminated with His Grace Shadan in a prom dress in a dunk tank. Oh, and His Majesty Rorik declared the war a tie and everyone should go home friends. The only other comment of note was Sir Lars wanting to take home the clay that was made by churning the straw in the battlefield into the mud created by the bridge battle to make pots.
I said it was brief, didn’t I?
— Logan —

Tournament of Horse and Falcon / Playing with Fire Court Summaries, September 2, A.S. 53

On the Equestrian field:
Chrystopher Wotjowicz – Eo Hirth

In evening court:
Scarlet Rose of Oakheart – Purple Jess
Oren Tokesson – Iren Fyrd
Æthelred the Well Read – Iren Hirth
Zofia Zygmuntówna – Queen’s Chalice
Dirik von Rosswald – Chivalry

Other Court tidings:
2 newcomers received mugs.

Küche mit Kachelofen, aus: Kuchenmaistrey, erstmals erschienen 1485 bei Peter Wagner. V

Cattle Raids Court Summary, August 25, A.S. 53

In evening court:
Markos of Macedon – AoA
Batilda Rabbitt – Golden Calon Swan
Kainen Brynjólfsson – Purple Feather
Matilda of Grimfells – AoA
Brady of Oakheart – Falcon’s Claw

During feast:
Caterine le jeune – Golden Calon Swan

Other court tidings:
The Barony of Mag Mor presented largess and a tithe to Their Majesties.
10 newcomers received mugs.
The Kingdom Social Media Deputy seeks a successor.
Letters of intent to be the Kingdom Webminister are due September 30, 2018.
Sir Xandre reported on the insurrection that was put down in Forgotten Sea.
The heads of the Soup Kitchen seek a successor.
The Kingdom Equestrian Officer seeks a successor.

Codex Manesse, UB Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848, fol. 17r, “Herzog von Anhalt”, 1305-1315. Public Domain in the United States