[Ansteorra] Crown Tournament Participation Was: RE: Same Gender Consort Proposal

Robert G. Ferrell rgferrell at gmail.com
Thu Jul 19 16:01:58 PDT 2012

On 7/19/2012 5:42 PM, Kerry Pratt wrote:

> Because it is nearly impossible for the Crown to personally know
> every member of the populace, the Crown usually asks for members of
> the Chivalry to vouch for unbelted combatants in Crown Tournament.
> If an individual plans to participate in the Crown's List, it would
> be a good idea to prepare ahead of time and ask a member of the
> chivalry that you are familiar with if he/she would be willing to
> vouch for you.  If someone has asked this of me and I am unable to
> attend, I let another knight and the Crown know that I am vouching
> for the person so that there will not be an awkward moment of silence
> when the candidate comes before the Crown.  In practice, I have never
> seen an unbelted participant be turned away from the tournament.

The last Crown I fought in was 1986 (won by Dinaris the Wanderer). In
those days we held Crown on Sunday. Saturday was the qualifying round:
every unbelted fighter had to fight at least one knight who would then
vouch for that fighter's suitability as a participant. If you did not 
call blows, were rude, or otherwise failed to impress the Chivalry, they 
simply would not vouch for you. Of course, the Crown still had the right 
to allow you to fight if They so desired, but all in all I thought it 
was a good, effective system.

Cynric (squire to Sir Hrothgar of Farley and Sir Riccardo di Pisa, 

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