ANST - "Groups" at Coronation (long) (was: RE:
Timothy A. McDaniel
tmcd at crl.com
Mon Aug 4 09:39:22 PDT 1997
Let me make a small addendum to Galen's excellent and subtle post.
If a lady wins Crown Tourney, the general rule (to judge by an
article in the Ansteorran Gazette by the Star Principal Herald
when Rowan won) is to swap "King" and "Queen". E.g., "We, Rowan
and Hector, Queen and King of Anst..." rather than "King and Queen".
I don't know the details, however, and there are a lot. King's
Champion by rapier, Queen's by heavy? King wearing a white scarf?
Queen's Gauntlet and King's Glove?
The formal Corpora terms are Sovereign and Consort: the Sovereign
won the Crown Tourney, and they were fighting for the Consort.
(There sometimes needs to be care in using the terms. Atlantia
attempted an armory change recently. They were returned for other
reasons by Laurel King of Arms, which was fortunate. One was for
"the Sovereign", and the other was "for the Queen". As Da'ud pointed
out, if a lady won Crown Tourney, she'd have two separate coats of
arms (!), and the King would have none.)
Daniel de Lincoln
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