Three knights of the Kingdom, Duncan, Siegfried, and Raito, begging the boon for Roisin's elevation to the chivalry Three knights of the Kingdom, Duncan, Siegfried, and Raito, begging the boon for Roisin's elevation to the chivalry

Crown Tournament Announcement

Greetings Northshield,

We know that everyone has been anxious to hear details about the Crown Tournament and the  SCA reopening.  Hopefully by now you have seen the official reopening notice from the BOD. If not please see:
 
BOD Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of June 1st, 2021

https://www.sca.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/2021-04-01-Resolution-Announcement.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3xGXgmShI9q20XI7j_VnbBE6DO1wa-n-CXoahy9lH3AVmvU6B0KEvV1_E

 We have received a variance from the BOD to hold our Crown Tournament as scheduled in June and to allow the Northshield Law that one member must have the ability to cross the border to be waived for this crown.  Coronation is planned to be held, as normal, in September.

We feel it is important to get the kingdom back to a normal royal rotation as soon as possible, which is the reason we are not waiting longer to hold crown.  

We hope that Our Heirs will have the task of bringing SCA back to in person activities.   We foresee this will be challenging due to the pandemic not being completely eradicated and various people will be hesitant to attend events in person for a myriad of reasons.   We may have to live in a hybrid SCA world for a while.        

At this time it is hard to say what our summer will look like. We plan to step down in September.  We hope that much of Northshield will be able to attend the coronation of our Heirs.   We would also like to give our Heirs the opportunity to plan a Coronation and have time to plan their reign.  Hopefully the pandemic will have improved by September and US States and Canada will have less restrictions.  We would also like to be able to attend some events in person.  We have not forgotten the people on vigil and will be contacting them about their peerage ceremony plans.  We feel a slow reopening will give everyone time to readjust back to in person events.

Here are the current crown plans:

Crown will be held at Duchess Mary and Duke Lars’s home.  The Crown bid Duchess Mary submitted had an alternative option to host it at their home.   Due to the event size limitations from the state of MN, holding the event at Lord of Light is cost prohibitive.  

At this time, the border is closed and our combatant in Canada while thoroughly acceptable to the Crown will most likely be unable to attend.  We hope that Canadian combatant can join us, but if they cannot we will be moving forward with the tournament. While the border being closed has never happened before it is not the first time combatants have not been able to compete due to forces outside of our control.   Deciding this has been very difficult for us.  Our Canadian groups are very important and they are integral to Northshield. We have no control over the border situation nor do have any insight to predict what the governments will do.    

Attendance to Crown will be limited to Combatants, Consorts and one attendant per couple.  The rest of the attendance spots will be reserved for essential officers and event staff.  Pre-registration will be required.

We wish to have as safe and healthy an event as possible. We will abide by local and state pandemic regulations, as well as the SCA rules from the Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of June 1st, 2021 - 
https://www.sca.org/news/resolutiontoliftsuspensionapril2021/

We do plan to livestream Crown.  

Listed below are the combatants and consorts for the next Crown Tournament. In no particular order and without titles here are the potential heirs to the Stellar Throne.

• Gwenhwyvar verch Owen ap Morgan fighting for Rhys ap Owein ap Gwyn
• Kaydian Bladebreaker fighting for Cassandra Antonelli
• Wu Yun daren fighting for Tom Tinntinnabulum
• Geoffrey de la Brugge fighting for Tatiana Marana Melville
• Murdoch McArthur fighting for Serena Ordonez
• Hanman Hebenstreit Ritter von Mare Amethystinum fighting for Guenievre du Dragon Vert
• Hans Volsch fighting for Genevieve MacArtne
• Ulrich Aeowulf MacNaughtine fighting for Æsileif Glyfisdóttir
• Bazyli Boleslaw z Krakowa, fighting for Helena the Quiet

We have taken a lot of time and deliberations to come to these resolutions.  Please know that we did not make these decisions lightly or easily.  For We, like you, want what is best for Northshield.

As always, if you have questions or need further clarification, please contact us.  If you have questions regarding the SCA event rules, please contact Baroness Alinore at 
seneschal@northshield.org

Ciaran and Elis

Posted by: Their Royal Majesties on 4/3/2021

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