SR - Champion tourney

Rollie W. Reid carcassonnais at
Wed Feb 24 21:49:36 PST 1999

Here's another vote for a William Marshall Tourney.  I feel like Lyonel is
making it overly complicated, but it's a great idea.

lucetis sicut luminaria in mundo

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-southern at Ansteorra.ORG
> [mailto:owner-southern at Ansteorra.ORG]On Behalf Of Dennis Grace
> Sent: Wednesday, February 24, 1999 2:41 PM
> To: southern at Ansteorra.ORG
> Subject: SR - Champion tourney
> Salut Cozyns,
> Lyonel aisai.
> Baron Pendaren pens:
> >	I personally think that setting a traditional style for
> a tourney
> >that determines a champion, and then sticking with that style works
> better.
> >Of course, I could be the only one who feels that way. I
> will volunteer
> to
> >set up and be in charge of the chivalric tournament. In
> doing so, I'll
> poll
> >the fighters in the region and see what kind of list they
> would like to
> >have.
> Let's do a William Marshal era tournament.  This is a blast,
> and it can
> go on as long as the daylight holds and the combatants can stand and
> swing a weapon:
> Each fighter is assigned a ransom value commensurate with
> her/his rank,
> and we choose up sides with a random count.  Every time a warrior
> receives a telling blow, the defeated warrior is considered
> captured and
> follows the captor to the sidelines to pay ransom. If, while
> en route to
> the ransom point, the captor is waylaid by two or more of the
> captive's
> compatriots, the captive is immediately freed (but, to avoid some
> potentially nasty situations) is not permitted to attack the
> captor for
> at least five seconds.  If, on the way to the ransom point,
> the captor
> is attacked by a single foe, the captive must await the
> outcome of the
> bout.  If the captor bests the foe, the foe also becomes a captive.
> At the ransom table, ransom points are delivered to the captor who.
> Each team has its own points of egress a ways away from the
> ransom table
> (this prevents a bottleneck at the ransom point).  In my
> experience, the
> fighting can go on longer if each warrior is assumed to have
> unlimited
> ransom.
> Warriors may work singularly or in teams (agreeing to split ransoms
> received, naturally).
> Here's one of my favorite variations: Ransom points need not remain
> static.  Naturally, ladies of quality should be enticed to watch the
> tournament.  Heralds should announce the deeds of prowess upon the
> field, and the ladies should sue with the keeper of ransom to
> increase
> the value of the truly preu warriors. How many ladies must
> request this
> increase?  Well, that depends upon the rank of the ladies of course.
> In order to reap the benefits of this system of inflating
> ransom values,
> warriors should wish to do each of the following:
> 1) perform nobly and with much prowess,
> 2) wear crests, torses, mantles, tabards, surtouts or other
> accouterments in order to be more readily spotted in the press, and
> 3) hire a good herald for the day.
> At the end of the day, the total points are announced, tales
> of prowess
> and chivalry are shared, and the ladies choose the champion
> (this need
> not be based on the point tally).
> lo vostre por vos servir
> Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
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