Crown Tournament has begun in the Barony of Carolingia.
The following Combatant Consort pairs are vying for the Tyger throne in four pools, listed in no particular order:
Master Karl Meerstappa, fighting for Mistress Anne of Framlingham
Doyen Richard Crowe, fighting for Lady Ameria Brown
Sir Vlad Iliescu, fighting for Mistress Molly Schofield
Baroness Timeria Sthenone, called Timbrien, and Sir Pandarus, called Panda, fighting for each other
The Honorable Lady Leurona Winterborne, and Sir Ketilfastr Thorkilson fighting for each other
Honorable Lord Corwin Blackthorn, fighting for Lady Ada Wright
Lord Bran mac Cianain, fighting for Lady Ashling MacKynnan
Lord Thorvald Olafsson Kveld-Hrútssonar, fighting for Melisande De La Mer
Baroness Röskva Mac Cianain, called Widowmaker, and Baron Ludovic of Carolingia fighting for each other
Honorable Lord Michal Bialy, fighting for Nicasia Leontodes
Duke Vissevald Selkirksson, fighting for Countess Mara Kolarova
Honorable Lord Wulfhere of Stonemarche, fighting for Viscountess Gwenllian Rhiannon of Dragonkeep
Baron Ludovic of Carolingia and Baroness Röskva Mac Cianain, called Widowmaker, fighting for each other
Sir Duarcain MacWard, fighting for Maestra Cathain Reiter
Syr Matthew MacGyver and Baroness Lillian Stanhope, fighting for each other
Master Tiernan MacAlpin, fighting for Master Aciterix Caldius Julius Cittinius
Honorable Lord Friedrick Berkhymer, fighting for Lady Chana Freidl the Maker
Lord Thorfin Jarnison, fighting for Lord Bjorn Fairhair
Honorable Lord Ragnarr Blaskegg, fighting for Lady Arnora Ketilsdottir
Duke Magnus Tindal, fighting for Baron G. Emerson True
Master Giles William Trout, fighting for Baroness Maegwynn filia Brun
Sir Pandarus, called Panda, and Baroness Timeria Sthenone, called Timbrien, fighting for each other
Master Tiberius Iulius Rufus Primus, fighting for Lord Vopiscus Rufius Donatus
Baron Fearghus Mac Cailin and Honorable Lord Gilbert Christian Blackmoore, called Gilchrist, fighting for each other
Honorable Lord Volmar Sollons, fighting for Propraetrix Iulia Baebiana
Honorable Lord Eoghan Bastard mac Lachlainn, fighting for Lady Chiara di Marzo da Venezia
Lady Saga mac Cianin, fighting for Baron Sirion Dobbs
Lord Wilhelm van Hammaburc, fighting for the Honorable Lady Katla of Viborg
Count Valgard Stonecleaver, fighting for Lady Gracia Vasquez de Trillo
Viscount Culann mac Cianain, fighting for Viscountess Sefa Hrafnsdóttir
Honorable Lord Sigurdr Berserkr, fighting for Doyenne Pagan Graeme
Sir Matthew D’Arden, fighting for Mistress Fia Kareman
Sir Ketilfastr Thorkilsonand the Honorable Lady Leurona Winterborne, fighting for each other
Honorable Lord Gilbert Christian Blackmoore, called Gilchrist, and Baron Fearghus Mac Cailin fighting for each other
Baroness Lillian Stanhope, and Syr Matthew MacGyver fighting for each other
Nobilis Svafnir Thorvaldson. fighting for Lady Millicent Rowan
Baron Vladimir Bathory, fighting for Lady Andrea Noelle Bathory
The format for the tourney is as follows:
Along with choosing their heirs, Matthias and Æsa feilinn are looking for combatants to display their weapons depth and stamina, as well as showcase some alternate forms without being overly complicated.
Refight all doubles to a clean result. Discuss and come to an agreement on results before leaving the lists. Announce the results to the assembled populace.
Round Robin Pools
Pools of two-handed weapons only, such as greatsword, polearm, and spears. Combatants will fight everyone else in their pool. Weapon forms do not have to match and combatants can mix/match between fights as desired.
Number of Pools: Assume the standard four pools with 10-12 fighters per pool. Crown tourney could bump to 8 pools if there are 50+ entrants. Top 4 (or 2 if 8 polls) advance to Sweet 16.
Sweet 16. Double elimination. Bring your best. Single pass.
Semifinals. First to two wins. Combatants that advance from the Winner’s bracket start off with a 1-0 record and have to win just a single pass; combatants from the Wounded bracket start with an 0-1 record have to win two passes.
[Example: Fighter A from the Winner’s bracket starts off at 1-0; Fighter B coming from the Wounded bracket starts at 0-1. If Fighter A wins the first pass, they’re 2-0 and move to the finals. If Fighter B wins the first pass, it becomes tied at 1-1 and the fighter who wins the next pass moves on to the finals.]
Rotating, matched weapons forms. Combatant from the Wounded bracket picks the first form.
Best 4 out of 7. All previous losses are forgiven.
1st Pass. Consort’s choice of weapons
2nd Pass. Sovereign’s choice of weapons
3rd – 7th Passes. Rotating, matched weapons form. Combatants can only pick a weapons form once but either combatant may select a weapons form chosen by the Consort or Sovereign. Combatant with two losses (0-2) picks the first weapon form for the third pass; if the score is tied (1-1), the combatant with the lowest OP picks first, then alternates each round.
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