Tournament Of Love and Beauty

Let all knights, barons, lords, squires and men at arms of the baronies of Black Diamond, Bright Hills, Caer Mear, Dun Carraig, Hawkwood and Hidden Mountain, Highland Foorde, Lochmere and Marinus, Nottinghill Coill and Sacred Stone, Stierbach, Storvik, Tir-y-Don and also Windmasters Hill, and all cantons, shires, colleges, and border-marches that are in this most noble kingdom of Atlantia and all other Known World kingdoms, who are friends of our monarchs, Janos and Rachel, know that on the 18th of February, in the Barony of Ponte Alto, there will be a very great festival of arms and a very noble tourney with weapons of measure and tourney swords, in appropriate armor, with crests, coats of arms of the noble tourneyers, as is the ancient custom. The passages of arms in both armoured and civilian style combats shall include personal challenges of matched weapons, over a barrier or without as it pleases the combatants. Also there shall be a grand melee, consisting of two teams in full harnesses.

The winner of the armoured tourney will "crown" their consort the "Queen/King of Love and Beauty". Whilst the winner of the civilian tourney likewise, will "crown" their consort the "Princess/Prince of Love and Beauty." Both of which shall be seated at the high table during for the feast day of Saint Aldobrandini.

And at this Tourney Of Love and Beauty there will be noble and rich prizes given by ladies and damsels for the exemplification of the seven knightly virtues; Courage, Justice, Mercy, Generosity, Faith, Nobility, and Hope.

Moreover, we entreat all such knights, barons, lords, squires and men at arms who intend to participate in the tourney to bring with them their best displays of heraldic achievements, including banners, shields, surcoats and crests.

Registration, A&S, merchanting, and site information may be found at the Tourney of Love and Beauty website: http://pontealto.atlantia.sca.org/tolab.php

Lord Connor Sinclair de Winterfell