Unto all who would contest for the Tyger Throne do Basilissa Caoilfhionn and Basileus Brennan, Autokratera kai Autokrator Tis Anatolis send greetings,
We are eagerly anticipating the day when the East will find its new Heirs and Tir Mara their new Prince and Princess. We expect a day of prowess and pageantry, testing the mettle of those who would bear the weight of the Crown. To that end, we believe we have a fitting crucible.
The tournament will be fought in a double elimination format. Each round will be fought best 2 of 3 passes. The first round will feature a challenge-in where combatants from the bottom half of the day’s list, as sorted by precedence, will have the opportunity to challenge a combatant from the top half. From the 2nd round on, a traditional tree structure will be used to choose pairings. All double kills will be refought.
All combatants will be invited to use their preferred weapons form until the semi-finals. Those preferred forms need not match. Combatants should be prepared with gauntlets should they reach the semi-finals.
Semi-final pairings will feature one combatant from the winner’s list against one from the loser’s list, and each round shall continue to be the best 2 of 3 passes. The combatant from the winner’s list will need to win 1 round to advance. The combatant from the loser’s list will need to win 2 rounds to advance. The semi-finals will be fought with matched weapons forms. The combatant from the winner’s list will select the form for the first round. Should a second round be necessary, the weapons form for those 3 passes will be selected by the combatant from the loser’s list.
For the finals, all prior losses will be forgiven. The finals will be a best of 5 passes with rotating weapons forms of alternating choice. Matched sets of glaives and longswords will be provided should those forms be selected.
We have accepted letters of intent from the following couples:
Duke Randal of the Dark for the honor of Duchess Katherine Stanhope
Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver for the honor of Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Sir Jibril al-Dakhil for the honor of Master Philip White
Sir Wilhelm von Ostenbrücke for the honor of Mistress Vienna de la Mer
Sir Zhigmun’ Czypsser for the honor of Banthegn Leda Zipyos
Master Ávaldr Valbjarnarson for the honor of Mistress Eva Woderose
Syr Marcus Blackaert for the honor of Lady Solveig Bjarnardottir
Sir Luis de Castilla for the honor of Lady Margarita de Siena
Master Aethelhafoc Caegfindan for the honor of Mistress Siubhan Wallace
Master Perceval Gower for the honor of Lady Miranda of Ruantallan
Master Sigurthr VigurHafn for the honor of Baroness Medhbh inghean Ui Cheallaigh
Sir Ryouko’jin of Iron-skies for the honor of Lady Indrakshi Aravinda
Lord Spurius Genucius Rutilus for the honor of Lady Isolda Fairamay
Baron Fearghus O’Conchobhair for the honor of Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal
Lord Gawyn O’Clery for the honor of Maeve O’Clery
Lord Rheinhart Basorael Draculesti for the honor of Lady Leana Doucet
Lord Matthew MacGyver for the honor of Baroness Lillian Stanhope
Lord Hugh of Ruantallan for the honor of Lady Aveline d’Amiens
Lord Nicholas of Losthaven for the honor of Lady Mawdlyn Atwater
Lord Gaston Le’Cordier for the honor of Lady Mairead Drake
Lady Embla Knutrdottir for the honor of Lady Elena Rosa da Venezia
Lord Damian Ísólfsson for the honor of Nobilis Þórý Veðardóttir
Lord Albrecht Østergaard for the honor of Lady Anne Forneau
Good luck. Fight well and with great honor. The Kingdom looks forward to greeting its new Heirs.