Johanna De Swynford Johanna De Swynford

March Missive

Greetings, Kinsmen,

We have chosen our Generals for Pennsic!!

Rapier General will be THL Cledwyn Gwehydd and his XO will be Warder Moira Eiriksdottir, OP.

The Armored General will be Lord Stefan Einarson and his XO will be His Excellency CAM Abelard die Elster, OP.

We thank them very much for being willing to lead the Griffin Army at Pennsic and know they will do an outstanding job.

Unto Northshield do We, Ajax and Gaia, Princeps and Princepissa send greetings.

Spring Crown Tournament will have two portions. The first portion will be round robin and the second part will be double elimination. The top four fighters from the round robin pool or pools shall proceed to the double elimination portion of the tournament. If the number of combatants is eight or less, the tournament will go straight into a double elimination format where you will bring your best weapon style.

Seeding will be determined on the day of the tournament.

The round robin portion of the tournament shall be fought with the following styles: sixfoot polearm, any two-weapon combination, and 18” buckler with sword in two out of three bouts. Combatants must match weapons styles. The combatant of lesser armored combat award precedence shall choose the first weapon style of the bout. The combatant that lost the bout will choose the next weapon style to be fought. Every bout shall be fought with a different weapon style, and double kills will be re-fought with the same style. The size and number of round robin pools shall be decided on the day of Crown Tournament.

The double elimination portion of the tournament shall be made up of the top four fighters from one or more of the round robin pools. If there are multiple pools and fighters with the same number of wins, they shall fight each other in best two out of three bouts to gain entry to the final four with any of the above listed weapon styles. Whoever makes it to the double elimination portion of the tournament will declare their best weapon and fight with it the whole time. Doubles will be re-fought. No tournament weapons greater than six feet will be allowed. No throwing weapons, no combat archery, and no daggers.

The finals shall be best two out of three fights. Double kills will be re-fought.

Letters of Intent are due no later than the midnight before Northshield's Spring Coronation on 4/09/2022. They shall be emailed to and This letter should provide evidence of fulfillment of all requirements for entrance by the prospective combatant and consort and outline their involvement in diverse areas of the SCA.

All prospective combatants and their consorts must meet the minimum criteria in the Society Governing Documents, as well as the following requirements from the laws of Northshield:
• Each must be a member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and have access to the Northwatch.
• Each must have been a subject of Northshield for one year immediately before the Crown Tournament.
• All prospective combatants and their consorts must be acceptable to the Presiding Royalty.
• No one under 18 years old may fight or be fought for in a Crown Tournament.
• No member of the Royal Family may either fight or be fought for in a Crown Tournament.
• One member of the couple must also affirm that they can and will maintain the ability to legally cross the U.S./Canadian international border for the duration of their reign, should they be victorious, to ensure that they are free to travel to all parts of the Kingdom.

Additional requirements: please include the specifics in your Letter of Intent:
• All prospective combatants must hold a valid Northshield armored combat authorization card. If the combatant does not hold all authorizations that will be used in the tournament, they will not be able to participate in the tournament.
• Modern names, contact information, membership numbers and expiration dates for both of the pair.
• The combatant and consort must have a video release on file with the kingdom Social Media office that allows a “release of all videos and photographs” for at least the Crown Tournament event.
• Both must have at least an AOA.
• Both the combatant and consort must have held a reporting officer position of two continuous years within the Kingdom of Northshield.
• Both must provide their pronouns and preferred titles to be used on the day of the tournament to assist the heralds and give proper recognition to you, the Combatant and Consort.
• Must have a Chamberlain present that day.
• Both Combatant and Consort must make a reasonable attempt to hide modern gear.
• An arts and science project will be required for display. This can be done as a team or by one of the pair.

Ajax and Gaia

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