Greetings to the people of the East! I wanted to pass along some information about Crown tomorrow.
Their Majesties will be holding Court at 11am before the tourney begins. There will be a knighting at that Court.
At 11:30, we plan on lining up for the March. After speaking with Duchess Anna, Shepherd’s Crook Herald, we’re doing something different this time. To aid in lining people up for the March, when you check in for the Tourney with the Mistress of the Lists, you will be given a card with your name on it and a number. That number is your place in line for the March. We believe it will be easier to say, “Karl, you’re number 21, go find your place in line” than it will be to say, “Karl, go find Ane and Duncan and stand between them, assuming they’re both here today.” We hope to step off for the march as quickly as possible after the end of Court.
There are currently 58 combatant listed; the March should take about 30+ minutes. We’ll announce the pools after the March, then begin fighting. Hopefully, that will start as close to 12:30 as possible.
Beginning at 10:30am, the Youth Rose Tourney will also be underway.
Also note that after speaking with Their Majesties, we will be returning to full honours for each combatant and consort in the first round of combat. In the interest of speed, we will drop back to “what honours you will” in further rounds but wished the consorts to be given their proper recognition as inspiration to those taking the field in their names.
There is a lot to do tomorrow, and everyone involved with running this Crown Tourney would appreciate it if we could all do what we can to help it run smoothly and on time. I don’t know that anyone wants to see us still in the finals as it grows dark.
Thank you all for your help in this. May the spirit of chivalry and the inspiration of your Consorts strengthen and guide your arm. Long live the East.
– Baron Rowen Cloteworthy, Troubadour Herald