Salutations unto Their Majesties, Highnesses, Barons and Seneschals who receive these words. Now comes well wishes and hopes of prosperity in your lands from Syr Valdemar Ironfist. In order to promote prowess, honor, chivalry and heraldry it is a pleasure to announce my intention of holding a tournament on the nineteenth day of June at the War of the Lilies in the Kingdom of Calontir. The hour shall be that of three in the afternoon or as soon as any battles that may occur that day have ended. This tournament shall be known as The Tournament of Champions and shall be open only to champions of official SCA groups that with the exception of Royal Champions have been chosen by right of combat. In order to encourage heraldry, Champions shall be required to wear their Champions' tabard or the colors of their local group. Group or personal Banners are also most welcome. I do hereby invite your Champions should they meet the above requirements to attend and participate in this contest of arms against other Champions of The Knowne Worlde.
May the Gods smile on you and hold you in their favor.
Syr Valdemar Jarnknefi (Ironfist)