May Crown ASLI

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.

Saturday

Opening Court

Guildmaster Don Gilbert de Walghop was admitted into Lochac’s Order of Defence, becoming the seventh Peer of the Order.

Guildmaster Don Gilbert de Walghop joined the ranks of Lochac's Order of Defence. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Guildmaster Don Gilbert de Walghop joined the ranks of Lochac’s Order of Defence. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

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.

The Ottoman Physician, Lady Clara Bone-Adventure, advised the Crown of what "ailed" Queen Bethony. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

The Ottoman Physician, Lady Clara Bone-Adventure, advised the Crown of what “ailed” Queen Bethony. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Invocation Court

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:

  1. Baron Sir ThorolfR Olfuss Brandsson for Baroness Halla Vinagjafar Hrafnsdóttir
  2. The Honourable Duchess Liadan ingen Fheradaig for Duke Sir Niáll inn Orkneyski
  3. The Honourable Countess Engelin Teufel for Count Sir Theuderic
  4. Count Baron Master Sir Steffan Glaube for Countess Branwen verch Lewis ap Thomas
  5. Baron Master Sir Lorcan of River Haven for Ella Darcey
  6. Orlok Hanbal al-Barbari for The Honourable Baroness Ute von Tangermünde
  7. The Honourable Master Sir Kitan von Falkenberg for Baroness Alesia de Cheval Blanc
  8. The Honourable Baron Master Varndell Lynche for Lady Nyssa Mjoksiglandi
  9. Master Sir Jon Dai of the Lane for The Honourable Countess Mistress Margie of Glen More
  10. The Honourable Baron Sir Wulfgar Jarnsiða for Lady Elena Anthony
  11. The Honourable Sir Blethyn ap Gryffyd for The Honourable Baroness Mistress Ailis inghean Mheadhbha
  12. The Honourable Sir Rowland Bridgeford for Mistress Tailltiu ghoirt ruaidh
  13. Lord Mark Ottignon for Lady Lavinia of the Tyrol
  14. Lord Semyon Alexandrovitch Drakan for Viscountess Baroness Mistress Muirghein ni Ghrainne
  15. Lord Alain Quartier for Lady Flur de Olepenne
  16. Lord Nikolai of Stormhold for Lady Ysabel Norrice
May Crown ASLI - Duchess Liadan, Countess Engelin, Orlok Hanbal, Master Varndell, Lord Mark, Lord Semeon, Lord Alain, and Lord Nikolai were asked to take the Queen’s side (i.e. the challengers for the first round). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

May Crown ASLI – Duchess Liadan, Countess Engelin, Orlok Hanbal, Master Varndell, Lord Mark, Lord Semeon, Lord Alain, and Lord Nikolai were asked to take the Queen’s side (i.e. the challengers for the first round). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

May Crown ASLI - Baron Sir ThorolfR, Count Sir Steffan, Sir Lorcan, Sir Kitan, Sir Jon, Sir Wulfgar, Sir Blethyn, and Sir Rowland were asked to take the King’s side (i.e. the challenged for the first round). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

May Crown ASLI – Baron Sir ThorolfR, Count Sir Steffan, Sir Lorcan, Sir Kitan, Sir Jon, Sir Wulfgar, Sir Blethyn, and Sir Rowland were asked to take the King’s side (i.e. the challenged for the first round). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

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.

Round 1

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)

Round 2

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.

Round 3

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

Round 4

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.

Round 5

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.

Round 6

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.

The finals of May Crown ASLI were fought between Baron Sir ThorolfR (left) and Count Sir Steffan (right). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2

The finals of May Crown ASLI were fought between Baron Sir ThorolfR (left) and Count Sir Steffan (right). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

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.

Their Majesties Gilbert I and Bethony I (right) with Their Heirs, Crown Prince ThorolfR and Crown Princess Halla (left). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Their Majesties Gilbert I and Bethony I (right) with Their Heirs, Crown Prince ThorolfR and Crown Princess Halla (left). Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Crown Tournament Video Footage

Lord Ciaran of Saint Monica undertook the filming of all of the bouts of Lochac’s May Crown 2016 Tournament. They are available on Ciaran’s YouTube channel.

Victory Feast

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.

Feast Court

  • 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 ThorolfR presented Orlok Hanbal with the Baronial ring of Stormhold, with the latter standing in as Vicar until Twelfth Night 2017. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Crown Prince ThorolfR presented Orlok Hanbal with the Baronial ring of Stormhold, with the latter standing in as Vicar until Twelfth Night 2017. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Baroness Ute and Orlok Hanbal were presented the Wreaths of Chivalry at May Crown ASLI. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Baroness Ute and Orlok Hanbal were presented the Wreaths of Chivalry at May Crown ASLI. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Mistress Ailis and Sir Blethyn were presented the Wreaths of Valour at May Crown ASLI. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Mistress Ailis and Sir Blethyn were presented the Wreaths of Valour at May Crown ASLI. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

  • 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.
The Crown Prince and Princess were presented a ceramic plate from the Drachenwald Ambassadors. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016

The Crown Prince and Princess were presented a ceramic plate from the Drachenwald Ambassadors. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016

The Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas were presented a ceramic plate from the Drachenwald Ambassadors. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016

The Baron and Baroness of Krae Glas were presented a ceramic plate from the Drachenwald Ambassadors. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016

Competition Results

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:

Sunday

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

The event Steward, Lady Veronica Bellini. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

The event Steward, Lady Veronica Bellini. Photo by THB Ceara Shionnach, May 2016.

Royal Court

  • 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.