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The Forty-Second Year

Coronet Tournament -- Principality of Cynagua

May 25-28, 2007 (AS XLII)

Plumas County Fairgrounds,
Quincy, CA

From The Page (April, 2007):

Their undoubted Highnesses of Cynagua, Gunther and Julianna invite all to bear witness to the choosing of their heirs at Coronet. This three-day weekend is full of activities; A&S display and classes, rapier activities, Page School, Equestrian games, Bardics and more. Saturday will be devoted to games and the arts, Sunday will be the Coronet Lists and the Bard of Cynagua competition in the evening, and Monday will be the Lord Defender of Cynagua tournament and Princess Tea.

Site Information: Plumas County Fairgrounds, (address omitted) Quincy, CA 95971. Site opens at Noon on Friday and closes at 4pm on Monday. Site fees will be $12 for Members, $15 Non-Members, $10 kids 6-18, under 6 are free.

Autocrat: James Thorskiall (contact info omitted).

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Commentary:

It was my privilege to marshal the Princess of Cynagua's Equestrian Pas d'Armes held on May 26, AS XLII in the mountains of Cynagua at Their May Coronet Tourney. The riders did honor Ladies of the Gallery, including Juliana, Princess of Cynagua, Komitessa Aurora Komnenos, Patroness, Countess Victoria of Elmhurst, Viscountess Tamsin of the Raven Tresses, and many other worthy gentles.

His Grace, Duke Henrik had offered a Challenge to all members of the Order of Chivalry to meet him on horseback in one or all of three mounted games, Rings, Quintain or Jousting. As eight riders paraded onto the field this day exclamations were heard from the gallery. Duke Sir Henrik of Havn for the Brotherhood of Crossed Lances served as Tennan, while Sir Robert of Dunharrow, Duke Frederik of Holland, Duke Rolf the Relentless, Sir Connor MacAufflie FitzJames, Mistress Siobhan ni Seaghdha, Mistress Ryssza Polander and Lord Anton Polander (Princess Equestrian Champion) did profer challenges as Vennans.

Riders were introduced to the Gallery and Duke Henrik accepted challenges at the Quintain in two-to-one passes, each challenger took two passes to his single pass. When honor had been satisfied at the Quintain, four riders took up their swords for Crest Combat, Connor and Siobhan vs. Ryssza and Anton. When the dust settled, Siobhan was the only rider with her Crest still intact. In the Joust, five riders challenged Duke Henrik to cross lances in the Tilt. While the weather was warm, many could swear snow must be falling for there was much foam upon the lists.

At the conclusion of this Pas, Duke Henrik invited Sir Robert, Duke Frederick, Duke Rolf, and Sir Connor to join him as Tennans in the Brotherhood of Crossed Lances. In addition Her Highness, and the rest of the gallery were well pleased with the skill and chivalry of all riders in the first Cynaguan Equestrian Pas d'Armes.

Long live the Princess of Cynagua,

Viscountess Gwendwyn the Silent
Marshal of the Pas,
West Kingdom Equestrian Officer


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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