La Prova Dura AS50

Lochac’s La Prova Dura III was held from Friday 28th to Sunday 30th of August 2015, hosted by the Barony of Innilgard at 216 Douglas Gully Rd., Blewitt Springs, South Australia. The event steward was Viscountess Ingerith Ryzka.

King Steffan fights La Prova Dura III. Photo by Duchess Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, August 2015.

King Steffan fights La Prova Dura III. Photo by Duchess Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, August 2015.

29 fighters competed in a 28 bout round robin for over 6 hours with pickups afterwards.

Baroness Sir Eva von Danzig (left) fighting Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig (right) in La Prova Dura III. Photo by Duchess Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, August 2015.

Baroness Sir Eva von Danzig (left) fighting Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig (right) in La Prova Dura III. Photo by Duchess Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, August 2015.

The victor of the tournament on Saturday was Count Sir Felix Arnett von Danzig, defeating Sir Rowland Bridgeford 2-1. In recognition of his victory, Count Sir Felix was presented with a silver ring (made by Lord Benedict of York). Following Lochac’s La Prova Dura tradition, he then presented the ring to Viscountess Ingerith Ryzca in recognition of her work stewarding the event.

Finalists of La Prova Dura III - Count Sir Felix (left) and Sir Rowland (right). Photo by Duchess Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, August 2015.

Finalists of La Prova Dura III – Count Sir Felix (left) and Sir Rowland (right). Photo by Duchess Constanzia Moralez y de Zamora, August 2015.

The full results for La Prova Dura III tournament have been tabulated below, derived from the list published by the event lists officer – Lady Margueritte de Valenssa:

RANK COMBATANT WINS
1 Count Sir Felix Arnett von Danzig 28
2 Sir Rowland Bridgeford 26
3 King Steffan Glaube 26
4 Sir Gullaume d’Oze 21
5 Sir Stigh Joghenson 20
5 Sir Ysambart Courtin 20
7 Lord Tristan 19
7 Viscount Vladmir Ivanovich Kurgan 19
9 Lord Benedict of York 18
10 Sir Kitan von Falkenberg 17
10 Tybalt Della Scala 17
12 Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig 16
12 The Honourable Galen Wulfric 16
14 Sir Eva von Danzig 15
14 Lord Fagan the Butcher 15
16 Lord Finnbjorn Skeggasson 13
17 Lord Otto Sex Burger 11
17 Baron Master Yevan de Leeds 11
19 Baroness Alesia De Cheval Blanc 9
19 Lord Timothy of Newton 9
19 Lord Rafail Boiak 9
19 Master Waldo Turner 9
23 Lord Diego Alvarez 8
24 Cenwulf the Smith 7
25 Lord Gabriel van Dorne 5
25 Mistress Miriam Galbraith 5
27 Lord Nikolai of Stormhold 3
28 Heinrich Eberhardt von Thorn 2
29* Lord Aymer de Mannvers 1
Fighting at La Prova Dura III. Photo by Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig, August 2015.

Fighting at La Prova Dura III. Photo by Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig, August 2015.

The spectators of the La Prova Dura tournament on Saturday were invited to vote on who should be invited into the La Prova di Amore tournament on Sunday, judged on the display of virtues by each combatant. Eight combatants were nominated, but one had to withdraw so King Steffan Glaube fought the byes. The Honourable Lord Galen Wulfric was ultimately victorious on behalf of his consort Lady Sláine inghean Uí Ruadháin.

LPDIII rose by Fagan

The victors rose of La Prova di Amore III, won for Lady Slaine by her consort TH Lord Galen. Photo by Lady Sláine inghean Uí Ruadháin, August 2015.

The full results for La Prova di Amore III tournament have been tabulated below, derived from the list published by the event lists officer – Lady Margueritte de Valenssa:

RANK COMBATANT WINS
1 The Honourable Galen Wulfric 5
2 Tybalt Della Scala 4
3 Lord Otto Sex Burger 2
3 Lord Fagan the Butcher 2
5 Lord Benedict of York 1
6 Master Waldo Turner 0
7 Lord Timothy of Newton 0
King Steffan Glaube fought the byes

During the event, Their Majesties Steffan and Branwen rewarded many members of the populace, including:

  • Order of the Laurel peerage for Ursula von Memmingen,
Ursula von Memmingen was admitted into the Order of the Laurel at LPD III. Photo by Lady Fionn inghean ui Mheadhra, 2=August 2015.

Ursula von Memmingen was admitted into the Order of the Laurel at LPD III. Photo by Lady Fionn inghean ui Mheadhra, 2 August 2015.

  • Award of Arms for Jarnskeggi the Mad, Ethan Drake, Sorcha de Breton, Elric Leifson, Tybalt del la Scala, Tobias, Brand Oakwood, Trica Ludwig, and Dominico Fernando de Pontferrada,
  • A Silver Helm for Lord Timothy of Newton,
  • A Golden Sword for Lord Fagan the Butcher,
  • Star and Lilies for Baron Hugh de Beaufort, Lord Faelan mac Flainn, and Lady Fionnabhair inghean ui Mheadhra,
  • A Rowan for Lord Gabriel Ziegler,
  • An Augmentation of Arms for Sir Haos Windchaser, and
  • A Golden Tear for Lady Margueritte de Valenssa.

On Sunday, a Valhalla style tournament was held on the rapier lists with 8 fighters contesting. Lord Kit Hackforth was victorious in the rapier melee, recieving a tassel from Baron Yevan de Leeds for impressing everyone with his display on the field.

La Prova Dura III was also filled with fun and games. Here, a balancing tug-of-war game between His Majesty Steffan and Her Grace Liadan is taking place. Photo sourced from Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig, August 2015.

La Prova Dura III was also filled with fun and games. Here, a balancing tug-of-war game between His Majesty Steffan and Her Grace Liadan is taking place (they are each standing on a rocking platform made from wood). Photo sourced from Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig, August 2015.