From Friday 6th to Sunday 8th of May 2016, the May Crown AS51 Crown Tournament of Lochac was hosted by the Barony of Kraé Glas at the Clifford Park Activity Centre, 7 Clifford Dr, Wonga Park, Victoria, Australia. The event steward was Lady Veronica Bellini, and the food and layout was inspired by the comfort and splendour of the late-period Ottoman Empire. The event token was a gold sphere hung by a cord.
- 1 Saturday
- 2 Competition Results
- 3 Sunday
Guildmaster Don Gilbert de Walghop was admitted into Lochac’s Order of Defence, becoming the seventh Peer of the Order.
Afterwards, Their Majesties called up the Ottoman physician – The Honourable Lady Clara Bone-Adventure – to ask about the Queen’s recent ill health. It was at this time that all were advised that Queen Bethony was with child and she immediately insisted that the Kingdom seek Heirs immediately so that They could step down in preparation for the arrival of Their newest family member.
Saturday began as a warm, sunny day with clear skies and a buzz of excitement from the crowd.
Sixteen combatants presented themselves, and their consorts, to the Crown during Invocation Court with their intention to enter Lochac’s May Crown Tournament AS51. In order of precedence, the entrants included:
- Baron Sir ThorolfR Olfuss Brandsson for Baroness Halla Vinagjafar Hrafnsdóttir
- The Honourable Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig for Duke Sir Niáll inn Orkneyski
- The Honourable Countess Engelin Teufel for Count Sir Theuderic
- Count Baron Master Sir Steffan Glaube for Countess Branwen verch Lewis ap Thomas
- Baron Master Sir Lorcan of River Haven for Ella Darcey
- Orlok Hanbal al-Barbari for The Honourable Baroness Ute von Tangermünde
- The Honourable Master Sir Kitan von Falkenberg for Baroness Alesia de Cheval Blanc
- The Honourable Baron Master Varndell Lynche for Lady Nyssa Mjoksiglandi
- Master Sir Jon Dai of the Lane for The Honourable Countess Mistress Margie of Glen More
- The Honourable Baron Sir Wulfgar Jarnsiða for Lady Elena Anthony
- The Honourable Sir Blethyn ap Gryffyd for The Honourable Baroness Mistress Ailis inghean Mheadhbha
- The Honourable Sir Rowland Bridgeford for Mistress Tailltiu ghoirt ruaidh
- Lord Mark Ottignon for Lady Lavinia of the Tyrol
- Lord Semyon Alexandrovitch Drakan for Viscountess Baroness Mistress Muirghein ni Ghrainne
- Lord Alain Quartier for Lady Flur de Olepenne
- Lord Nikolai of Stormhold for Lady Ysabel Norrice
Crown Tournament and Results
Lists were run by Mistress Nicolette Dufay, and the heralds were co-ordinated by Lord Miguel Rodriguez de Santiago.
Seven rounds were fought – the first six were single kill, double elimination and the finals were fought as a best of three. Lord Benedict of York fought each of the byes.
Duchess Liadan v Count Steffan (win)
Countess Engelin v Sir Kitan (win)
Orlok Hanbal (win) v Sir Rowland
Master Varndell v Sir Blethyn (win)
Lord Mark (win) v Sir Lorcan
Lord Semeon v Sir Wulfgar (win)
Lord Alain v Sir Jon (win)
Lord Nikolai v Sir ThorolfR (win)
Duchess Liadan (win) v Lord Mark
Sir Kitan (win) v Orlok Hanbal
Count Steffan (win) v Countess Engelin
Sir Blethyn (win) v Lord Semeon
Sir Jon (win) v Master Varndell
Sir Wulfgar v Sir Lorcan (win)
Sir Rowland (win) v Lord Nikolai
Sir ThorolfR (win) v Lord Alain
Fallen at the end of Round 2: Countess Engelin, Master Varndell, Lord Semeon, Lord Alain, Lord Nikolai.
Sir Lorcan v Count Steffan (win)
Orlok Hanbal v Sir Jon (win)
Sir Kitan (win) v Duchess Liadan
Lord Mark v Sir Rowland (win)
Sir Wulfgar (win) v Sir Blethyn
Bye: Sir ThorolfR (win)
Fallen at the end of Round 3: Lord Mark, Orlok Hanbal, Duchess Liadan, Sir Lorcan
Sir Kitan (win) v Sir Wulfgar
Sir Blethyn v Sir Rowland (win)
Sir Jon v Sir ThorolfR (win)
Bye: Count Steffan
Fallen at the end of Round 4: Sir Blethyn.
Sir Kitan v Sir Steffan (win)
Sir Wulfgar v Sir ThorolfR (win)
Sir Rowland v Sir Jon (win)
Fallen at the end of Round 5: Sir Rowland, Sir Wulfgar, Sir Kitan.
At the end of Round 5, three fighters remained. Count Steffan and Sir ThorolfR were as yet undefeated and Sir Jon had lost one life. As such, Their Majesties decreed that Count Steffan and Sir ThorolfR would fight each other. The victor would go to the finals, and the fallen would fight Sir Jon for the second spot in the finals.
Count Steffan (win) v Sir ThorolfR
Sir ThorolfR (win) v Sir Jon
Fallen at the end of Round 6: Sir Jon.
Round 7 (Finals)
Baron Sir ThorolfR won the first.
Count Sir Steffan won the second.
In the third, Count Sir Steffan legged Baron Sir ThorolfR at the same time as Baron Sir ThorolfR took Steffan’s right (dominant) arm. After a long and tense final, Baron Sir ThorolfR emerged victorious.
Baron Sir ThorolfR olfuss Brandsson and Baroness Vinagjafar Hrafnsdóttir were named as the 29th Crown Prince and Princess of Lochac. Count Sir Steffan Glaube became Lochac Champion Elect and Countess Branwen became Lady of Lochac Elect.
Crown Tournament Video Footage
The victory feast on Saturday night was run by the feasting steward Baroness Elspeth Caerwent. The food was plentiful and a diverse range of delicacies were served across three courses.
- Orlok Hanbal al-Barbari was named as Vicar of Stormhold, minding the Barony on behalf of the Crown Prince and Princess until they step down at Twelfth Night 2017.
- Crown Prince and Princess ThorolfR and Halla swore fealty and were presented the Heirs Coronets.
- The Wreath of Chivalry was awarded to Orlok Hanbal al-Barbari and Baroness Ute von Tangermünde.
- Master Dafydd of the Glens and helpers sang an entertaining song – ‘A Tale of Today’s Finals’, filked to the tune of Stella Splendens.
- Lucas and Erin of Krae Glas were presented Award of Arms.
- Elizabet Hunter told grievous news to the Crown, that someone had been overlooked for reward. Liam Thorolfsson was called forward and presented an Award of Arms.
- His Highness ThorolfR olfuss Brandsson was awarded the Star and Lily.
- The Crown of Drachenwald sent Ambassador’s with a missive and gifts in amity.
- Baron Cormac Lenihan was presented with a golden sword.
- Lady Marared coed Radnor was presented with a Prometheus.
- The Honourable Lady Alliette Delecourt was awarded the Cockatrice
- The Honourable Lady Miriam bat Shimeon was awarded the Silver Pegasus.
The Worshipful Company of Broiderers ran a Bayeaux Stitch competition. The winner was announced in Court as The Honourable Lady Miriam bat Shimeon.
Three Kingdom Arts and Sciences competitions were run on Saturday, with the following results:
- Jewellery, 1300-1600: Lord Kit Hackforth (1st place) and Lady Mairi of Kilravok (2nd place),
- Embroidered, illuminated letter: Lady Mairi of Kilravok (1st place), and Lady Gabriella de la Riviere (2nd place),
- Wooden item used in medieval torture: Lord Thorgrim the Dwarf (1st place) and Lady Mairi of Kilravok and Team Matt Squared (Lord Miguel and Baron Leif) (tied for 2nd place).
Unfortunately, the wonderful weather from Saturday turned overnight into overcast skies and a continuous drizzle of rain. A few keen people did pickups under shelter, but the Rose Tournaments for Heavy Combat and Rapier had to be cancelled.
Her Majesty Bethony thoughtfully offered the roses that would have been used in those tournaments to all mothers at the event in honour of it also being Mother’s Day.
Krae Glas Baronial Court
- Apollo Delphinis, Baronial Awards for service, were awarded to Lady Philippa Wildefuhel and Lord Obbi Illugi.
- Mistress Gwir verch Madog, The Honourable Lady Miriam bat Shimeon, and Lady Emma de Lastone were thanked for running the kitchens for a May Crown with rings from Baroness Elspeth’s hand.
- The Steward, Lady Veronica Bellini, gave tokens as thanks to those who significantly contributed to the event. Her Majesty gave Lady Veronica a gift for taking over the stewardship at short notice. Baroness Elspeth also gave her the Baroness’ Cypher.
- Lord Checkers was rewarded with an Award of Arms and the Silver Helm.
- Orlok Hanbal plugged Thor’s War in September in Stormhold – it will be a Royal Event.
- Master Hrothgar plugged Winter Feast, which will be the weekend after Midwinter in Western Stormhold.
- Baron Leif Magnússon was asked to join the Order of the Pelican, lured by a bowl of freshly cooked bacon, and accepted the offer (to be elevated at a later date).
- King Gilbert gave some final words about the Royal Household remaining in Constantinople for a while longer, and expressed their joy at finding Their Heirs, and Their anticipation of more fun in Their continuing travels around the Kingdom.