Populace Survey – Methods for Crown Tournament Format

Greetings to the stellar populace of Ansteorra,

In review of the martial statistics provided on the survey (note that statistics data below is pulled from authorizations where available in the marshal database for Ansteorra only) and after our open forum discussion at Gulf Wars, we are requesting feedback on methods for crown tournament format.  Though the current crown is unable to enact any changes to the combat style format, this survey is to collect data so that Ansteorran future royals may have data points on the topic.  While the survey is limited to marshal formats and some non-marshal formats, feedback on other formats in commentary are most welcome.

The intended target demographic is the Kingdom of Ansteorra.  However, while we wish to primarily understand the Ansteorran populace’s stance on this topic, those from other kingdoms are welcome to complete the survey as well. The survey data will be made available to all except any personal identifying responses such as name, membership number, contact information and the commentary feedback field.  The commentary section will not be shared outside of any who are current Ansteorran sitting royals, sitting heirs, incoming royals or incoming heirs.

We urge each populace member to respond to this survey so that we can get an accurate picture of the data and the opinions of our populace.  Even if you do not have an opinion it is important to complete the survey.

King Sven IV and Queen Antigone III

Survey form link:    https://forms.gle/UPHXoXmXsYABWpSq5

kingdom achievement

Unto the Great and wonderful Kingdom of Ansteorra do We Lochlan IV & Gwen III, King and Queen, send Our warmest greetings.
No doubt you all know that Crown Tournament is but little more than 2 short months away. To that end, these are Our requirements for entry into this most august tournament.
1. We will adhere to Kingdom Law as written without exception.
Article V : Events
Pages 20-21
Section 5 : Requirements for Entry into Crown Tournament
A. The Sovereign and Consort may not enter Crown Tournament during their reign.
B. The Kingdom Seneschal or a representative will verify proof of membership at or before Crown
Tournament using a roster of paid members for every entrant and consort.
C. Any competitor in Crown Tournament must make known to the Crown the identity of his or her
prospective consort.
D. Consorts may bestow their favor to only a single entrant in Crown Tournament.
E. At the pleasure of the Crown, any person entering Crown Tournament as a fighter or consort must:
1. Be acceptable to the Crown.
2. Be paid members of the SCA with access to the kingdom newsletter.
3. Be of legal age in the state in which he or she resides.
4. Have lived within the boundaries of the kingdom for the previous calendar year.
5. Have served in an administrative office of the SCA, or its equivalent, for at least a total of one
year. **EDIT** See Table – Page 5, Section 1, A, “Kingdom, Regional, & Local Officers”
6. Be able to exhibit a good working knowledge of SCA structure, kingdom structure, the powers
and responsibilities of the Crown, and other major kingdom offices as defined in Corpora and
Kingdom Law.
7. Display a demeanor and appearance suitable to being a Sovereign or Consort.
8. Bear the favor of a person as potential consort.
9. Have sufficient income to support the office of the Crown.
10. Have a means of rapid and regular communication.
11. Have a dependable means of transportation.
12. Give sufficient assurance that he or she will remain in the kingdom for the next nine months.
F. In addition, any person entering Crown Tournament as a combatant must have:
1. At least one year’s fighting experience.
2. A member of the Chivalry who will speak for him or her prior to the Crown Lists.
3. A current fighter authorization.
G. Combatants who are on probation or suspension with the marshallate cannot compete in Crown
Tournament without the express permission of the Crown.
H. Any fighter entering Crown Tournament must swear the following oath in the presence of the Crown
of Ansteorra:
“I do declare my intent to compete in the Crown Tournament of Ansteorra. I do swear that a
gentle person has granted me favor and agreed to rule with me should I win. We do meet all
requirements for assuming the Crown, as set forth in the Laws of Ansteorra. I swear, for myself
and my consort, that should I win the Crown Tournament of Ansteorra, we will rule justly and to
the utmost of our abilities, sparing no effort to fulfill our duties as Crown of Ansteorra. All these
things I do swear by my honor.”
I. Any person entering Crown Tournament who willfully and deliberately falsifies their qualifications
under these laws forfeits their right to participate in that Crown Tournament.
2. We require letters of intent sent to Crown@ansteorra.org no later than Wednesday, January 3rd, no exceptions.
3. We require all entrants to pre-register at http://seneschal.ansteorra.org/crown_tourn…/entrants_add.php by Wednesday, January 3rd, again with no exceptions.
We thank you in advance for your willingness to serve Ansteorra, and We wish you all the best of luck.
Lochlan & Gwen
Rex et Regina Ansteorrae

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