2022 Tournament of Saint Marta


Casilló y Réal, the Chivalrous State, the land of the Eagle and the Knight, extends its invitation to all honorable and chivalrous nations to the Tournament of Saint Marta of 2022.

The Tournament of Saint Marta was founded in 1755 as a competition between the various feudal territories of the nation. To keep the traditions and skills of the Corric Knight alive, the Tournament is held every two years in the Duchy of Avantana to much fanfare and revelry. Historical Armored Martial Arts trace their roots to this time-honored spectacle of bravery, skill, endurance, and prowess. Today, it is the crowning title of the sport worldwide. Many men-at-arms have aspired to winning the Tournament, but few ever become true champions. The Tournament is a full-contact armored event and all teams are required to pass rigorous physical fitness, insurance, and equipment reviews before participation. No lethal action, incapacitation, or dismemberment is allowed and any rulebreakers are summarily detained for dishonoring the event.

Join the chivalry of Antora in the Avantana Hastilidium, the most modern and expansive HAMA facility in the nation, for a week of daring spectacle and feats-of-arms from interntional competitors. Competitions of jousting, wrestling, melée, and duels await those teams that qualify for the honor of facing off against the best warriors Urth has to offer. The grand prize includes the Knight’s Crest trophy, to be taken home by the victorious team until the next tournament, Champion Belts for each participating athelete, and a sponsorship deal with the Madigá County Smithy, the most famous purveyor of quality armor in Antora.

The Tournament

The Tournament will take place between March 1st and March 5th, 2022, on Urth. The actual forum posting will be around this time but not totally synced to give us more time to work with. It has three main events and a fourth bonus event. Each event will give teams oppertunities to earn points, with the team with the most overall points naturally winning.

Jousting is the first competition to take place, and will follow a bracket-ranking system. Four competitors from each team face off individually against a gauntlet of other competitors until one can be crowned the official champion of the event. Winning the jousting competition will award a team with 50 points, while the points earned by the participating atheletes will also be counted.

The second competition is wrestling, which pits individual atheletes against each other in a bracket format similar to jousting. Winning a match of wrestling will award a team 2 points, winning the entire competition awards 30, and atheletes can score single points by impressing the judges with technique.

The third competition is the melée, which is the most popular event. Twelve atheletes from each team ace off in a round robin rotation, with each team fighting three other teams over a two day period. Atheletes can earn points by successful defensive or offensive techniques, eliminations, and captures. Winning a melée match awards three points. The teams that win at least two matches will face each other, and then the pair of the most successful teams will compete for the final victory, which awards fifty points.

Dueling is the fourth event. They are a secondary competitin between randomly-picked individuals from different teams. Duels take place in between matches and events to provide continued entertainment and experience for the atheletes. While duels have no inherent point value, the number of them an athelete wins can be counted towards breaking ties. If teams have grievances with each other, they are allowed to settle them through duels, the loser of which recieves a negative point penalty.


  • All teams must have 30 members: twelve melée fighters, four jousters, four wrestlers, and ten reserve players.

  • All teams must have at least one independant sponsor and the sponsorship of their native nation to ensure parity in funding, training, and equipment.

  • Atheletes may be of any race and species and gender and creed so long as they swear on their honor they will uphold the practices and traditions of the competition and that of Antoran chivalry for the duration of their participation therein.

  • All atheletes must pass a physical fitness test, an insurance review, and an equipment check.

  • All equipment must be sourced before the Tournament and meet the Administrative Board on Armored Martial Arts standards for protectivity and usability.

  • The Tournmanet is non-lethal but full-contact. Effort must be made to keep participants alive and functioning.

  • Any obvious attempts, or potential attempts, to kill, maim, paralyze, harm, or otherwise incapacitate an opposing player will be met with the disqualification of the offender and a negative point penalty to their team proportional to the offense. Fines are permitted for grevious offenses.

  • Any obvious or potential attempts to cheat, rig, defraud, decieve, weigh, or otherwise harm the integrity of the competition and its presiding officials will be met with the instant disqualification of the team in question and their banning from the Tournament for two seasons. Fines are permitted for grevious offenses.

  • Each martial event will be subject to their historical and traditional rules as according to the ABAMA and will not be scored or judged based on the traditions of participants native nations.

OOC Rules

  • All atheletes require names so that they can be referred to properly.

  • Teams must be submitted by qualifying nations by February 15th.

  • Teams must have livery; your nation’s colors or flag or coat of arms are fine.

  • If you want certain atheletes to specialize in certain areas, please include that information so it can be used.

  • Deciding what teams win what will be a combination of RNG and roleplay.

  • Please request if you would like your jousts simulated.

To Qualify:

Remember, this is the national sport of a semi-feudalist constitutional monarchy with a culture that revolves around honor and chivalry. They will be picky about who participates. A modern democracy or former colony of an empire is unlikely to have chivarlic history, as well as socialist revolutionary states. That being said, if you have the traditions and history mostly down, this competition can be a good bit of worldbuilding to help flesh things out! While the main focus is going to be on Novaris, other countries from around the world are encouraged to attend if they have knights already.

  • Your nation must have an established tradition of chivalry that exists into the modern era to provide a reason you are participating in a fuedalist sport.

  • Your nation must practice on some professional level the sport of Historical Armored Martial Arts in order to have a team to nationally sponsor.

  • Your nation must not be overly authoritarian in order to conform with the chivalric ideals the tournament is founded on.

Other than that, please feel free to join in!

Royal Tavari Society for Historic Armed Martial Arts

To all who read these presents, greeting:

The Royal Tavari Society for Historic Armed Martial Arts is pleased to submit this application for the 2022 Tournament of Saint Marta. Established in 1938 under the direct patronage of then-King, His Majesty King Zaram III, the Royal Tavari Society for Historic Armed Martial Arts seeks to maintain and uphold the ancient Tavari traditions of the sword and shield and to inculcate and protect within Tavari society the appreciation of the noble tradition of chivalry in all the ways it can be found across the world. The Tavari tradition translated into Staynish-Codexian as “knighthood” was born in the early years of the Kingdom, with Her Majesty Queen Anadra I inaugurating the very first of what would become the Kingdom’s most prestigious, most hailed, and most trusted soldiers and servants of the crown: the Knights of the Amethyst Order (in Tavari: Revondrani Azocažan Koσobicavi) in the year 1371 CE. Today, to be a Knight of the Amethyst Order is the highest honor any Tavari can achieve, and while they no longer participate in military activities, the Knights are the upholders of Tavari values and the most esteemed members of Tavari society, just as they were in the 14th century.

The Knights of the Amethyst Order, and their patron, His Majesty King Zaram V, are the sponsors of the Royal Tavari Society for Historic Armed Martial Arts. This year, RTSHAMA is pleased to have as its corporate sponsor the Royal Rodokan Coffee Company - TEPwiki, which for four centuries has proudly represented Tavaris and its culture around the world and brought people together with one of Tavaris’ most significant—and delicious—exports, coffee.

[OOC: Please simulate our jousts. All Tavari participants are orcs.]

Roster of Participants


  1. Evroi Nevran Takanar
  2. Õvar Tenašt Kelvratt
  3. Lelandri Ventak Nelevar
  4. Indoríl Nuvo Ventaci
  5. Veldar Tõvišti
  6. Kavaci Išdašt Mobokri
  7. Otan Vonovi Betaran
  8. Šaštai Šonai Lakara
  9. Mentavi Rundra Kokaσo
  10. Nõvor Tonodri Valattõ
  11. Akran Intani Venevar
  12. Teldri Oren Kantoreš


  1. Vedar Rundra Akoren
  2. Melevar Haštanõ Ivinai
  3. Balak Nitrai Avettan
  4. Nanadar Vokraž Idai


  1. Karak Vantas Štraidaš
  2. Belaraš Nuvo Nantani
  3. Vandandri Elarai Nandrataš
  4. Širo Takaši Votron


  1. Ivoník Kadano Tovarak
  2. Nilai Venarar
  3. Mõcari Žoloroi Tínakar
  4. Eždai Nelar Σõcara
  5. Sendrovi Oren Tivibar
  6. Õrek Štan Delaro
  7. Žeremi Beltoa Štonži
  8. Ttaci Mendrovar Matani
  9. Icivor Šovori
  10. Andandri Nevran Kanatori

Rosalican Historical Armored Martial Arts

The Rosalican Combat Sports Association is proud to submit this application for the Tournament of Saint Marta of 2022 on behalf of the Rosalican Historical Armored Martial Arts team. Sponsoring this year’s team is the Valledigers of the Margravate, the royal guard of her majesty Margravine Rachel III, from whom many of our athletes served apart as. Another proud sponsor and close consultant is the Society for the Preservation of Westmound Heights Martial Arts, an organization that dedicates itself to the preservation and practice of historical fighting styles and techniques utilized by the valledigers and knights of old.


Melée Fighters
Berend Vogel
Jacob Ramakers
Andries Sevriens
Yorick Valman
Joos Klerk
Meinard Sieger
Sander Philips
Micheal Smit
Robin Janzen
Goswin Van Tralow
Bernard Jonker
Arnold Benscoter

Jousters (ooc: I’d like for it to be simulated)
Victor Van Willigen
Robrecht Roosevelt
Stef Cruyssen
Conrad De Wit

Tom Reitveld
Theo Abbink
Peter Post
Jonathan Beumer

Reserve Players
Jessie Kloeten
Sebastian Zegers
Hubert Snyder
Roger Alderliesten
Manfred Van Rompay
Arthur Appelo
Thomas Cuyler
Hendrik Alfons
Felix Teunisson
Nick Westenberg

The National Society for Traditional Arts is honored to submit its membership for the Tournament of Saint Marta. Formed in 1868 as a private club seeking to preserve and uphold historical Cryrian customs amidst a changing and industrialized world, the National Society has since gained government sponsorship through the Historic Commission in addition to its independent supporters. Today, the Society facilitates and hosts events for activities ranging from historic martial arts to falconry and traditional sailing.

Though the Kingdom does not maintain the practice of distinct and separate chivalric orders, the concepts of knighthood have played a unique role in the development and history of the Cryrian state. The power to bestow knighthoods is embodied solely in the Drifting Throne, and individuals so-honored are held to be representatives of the Crown in body and spirit. As such, the expectations of Cryrian knights was not to serve merely as warriors, but as statespeople and diplomats who would eventually lay the groundwork for our nation’s formal bureaucracy. It is in this manner that the ideals of chivalry are eternally embedded within the Cryrian nation, and the National Society is as such pleased to present its chosen contenders for this Tournament.

(OOC: I have no idea what simulated jousts entail but they sound super cool and you should definitely do it)


  1. Folke Liljeström

  2. Vollrat Jonsson

  3. Hugo Hopp

  4. Nataniel Lundgren

  5. Ögge Skarsgård

  6. Niklas Granqvist

  7. Anita Hammer

  8. Vernik Svensson

  9. Olle Hammarberg

  10. Ove Nordlund

  11. Ingegerd Wikström

  12. Hellen Crusenstolpe


  1. Mistry Knighte

  2. Charlotte Svenningsen

  3. Khara Gulug

  4. Yesugen Nomolun


  1. Saurabh Ashtikar

  2. Pankov Damian Rodionovich

  3. René Lorenzen

  4. Kamma Storgaard


  1. Osvald Mouritsen

  2. Albert Henriksen

  3. Yvonne Dall

  4. Kurt Lauridsen

  5. Mikael Koch

  6. Sulini Viswan

  7. Erik Ovesen

  8. Luna Johansen

  9. Kozlovskaya Tomochka Fyodorovna

  10. Ariq Boke

United Tribes Historical Armored Martial Arts

The United Tribes Organization of Taiyō, promoting tribe equality in Taiyō, is pleased to announce a application for the Tournament of Saint Marta of 2022 as the United Tribes Historical Armored Martial Arts. We believe that the different tribes of Taiyō deserve to be equal, including sports. Taiyō has had knights since before the tribes were united, when Taiyō united the tribes knights became even more prominent in the nation and still exist today. The sponsor of the team is Gengxin Technologies, the leading privately owned arms manufacturer in Taiyō. Gengxin Technologies has made weapons for decades, and promotes equality among the tribes through donations to the United Tribes Organization of Taiyō.
(OOC: Please simulate the jousts)


  1. Holuh Gengxin

  2. Mayari Kaya

  3. Temon Tao

  4. Talo Iena

  5. Nang Kashih Xun

  6. Gyoshan Botan

  7. Isoh Fen

  8. Dakpa Sozui

  9. Morniq Dai

  10. Lotu Eiko

  11. Eirenu Lingxin

  12. Woeser Ui


  1. Suennak An

  2. Kamo Shumei

  3. Zaiju Lin

  4. Ruhan Yachi


  1. Pormir Jiang

  2. Ovo Sora

  3. Maoso Cai

  4. Yihn Kyo


  1. Nori Tai

  2. Meng Ha Maki

  3. Songo Yhen

  4. Tung Hikari

  5. Seroyu Da

  6. Romu Rei

  7. Zikai Yating

  8. Norzin Hajime

  9. Hunros Ning

  10. Ler Nagisa

Tretridian Society for Historic Martial Arts

The Tretridian Society for Historic Martial Arts is proud to present the Tretridian team in the 2022 Tournament of Saint Marta. The Society is largely sponsored by an endowment from the Tretridian government, though it also receives a considerable amount of donations every year. The Society promotes awareness of HAMA within Tretrid and offers courses on the different modes of combat that can be considered part of HAMA.

Eohweald Wáðmundson
Ealhþegn Þéodhereson
Beorngár Þéodrícson
Hildríc Eorcenmundson
Éadwine Eallnóðson
Eohwulf Hroðwineson
Céolhelm Eoforhereson
Ealhwig Waldmundson
Þegnmǽre Swíðwigson
Wáðhelm Gódmǽreson
Grimhere Ælfsigeson
Æðelwig Éadþunorson

Glædfrið Sigewineson
Heredæg Wælfriðson
Heremund Déorwealdson
Óhtláf Wáðhúnson

Engelhún Wilhéahson
Brúnwine Beorhtnóðson
Eoforþegn Brúnhéahson
Beorhtgár Stíðrǽdson

Rícweard Beorngárson
Léofdæg Wígstánson
Hroðríc Ealhláfson
Ealdwine Cynehelmson
Stíðhún Bealdnóðson
Wealdgár Céolhereson
Friðsige Glædwig
Éadþunor Ecghúnson
Þegnþunor Ealldægson
Winerǽd Eallhereson

Tournament submissions close at 8 pm EST today! After this point the brackets will be made and the simulations will begin, and the written results and pageantry commences on the first of March!

Order of the Sun

The oldest and most respected knightly order in the Volscine Empire is proud to submit this entry to the Tournament of Saint Marta. Volscine chivalry is a tradition dating back centuries, and remains a part of the Empire’s culture and military traditions to this very day.

The Volscine team is sponsored by the Di Speziale family in the name of Benesuolo and l’Imperatrice herself. As such, both the heraldry of the Di Speziale and the Empire will be on display from the Volscine cavaliers. Participating on the team are members of the Order of the Sun, members of the Knights Vuoto, and members of the Benesuolo Honor Guard.

OOC: Please simulate my jousts!


  1. Gran Principe Marco IV Tibero
  2. Marchese Ancello de Chiavese
  3. Signor Elvio Eliseo Amadei
  4. Signora Benedetta Mazza
  5. Signor Fedele de Torolli
  6. Signor Enrico Santore
  7. Signor Diomede de Cadone
  8. Signora Marana Terravina
  9. Signor Canziano Marraccini
  10. Signor Apuleio Finelli
  11. Signora Elisea Mariella de Carra
  12. Signora Scambista di Spade


  1. Conte Baldassarre Calogero Arcuri di Gialto
  2. Signor Uriel Iacomo d’Sudevici
  3. Signor Celso Larione
  4. Signor Ambrogino Bianchi


  1. Signor Zuppa d’Pomodoro
  2. Signor Noioso Panebianco
  3. Signor Fabiano Moretti
  4. Signor Antonio Marino


  1. Signor Lodovico Iadanza
  2. Signor Alfonso Trevisan
  3. Signor Simone Mancini
  4. Signora Indossa Armatura
  5. Signor Cirillo Eneide
  6. Signor Doriano Paulo Ossani
  7. Signor Vincenzo Jilani
  8. Signor Marco Marcon
  9. Signora Rosa Chiappa
  10. Signor Pizzaro Margherita


The Tournament of Saint Marta has commenced!

In the great Avantana Hastilidium, most modern and respected sports arena in the nation, tens of thousands have gathered for the time-honored celebration and spectacle that is the 2022 Tournament of Saint Marta! The world-wide championships of chivalry, the pinnacle of knightly arms and deeds in today’s global culture. Seven teams have proven themselves worthy of this honor in the past year, and seven teams have traveled from far and wide to compete for glory, recognition, and the right to be recognized as the finest knights of Urth.

The unifying power of sport, of international friendship, of cooperation, of chivalry, and of competition have brought together spectators, sports lovers, lords and workers alike. The hosting of the Tournament, as ever graciously provided and funded by the Antoran government, provided an international opportunity for the adherents of chivalry and all its admirers to mingle as one people. Learn from each other, enjoy new foods and ideas, and take part in a time-honored tournament for which there is no equal anywhere else.

The Administrative Board on Armored Martial Arts, the Royal Antoran Heritage Trust, and the people of Antora welcome all those citizens and spectators who have come from all around the world to show their support. Without the interest, investment, and enthusiasm of the athletes, their families, and fans, this sport would not be as popular nor as exciting as it is for both the organizers and the observers.

Special thanks to each of the teams and their members, supporters, volunteers, and sponsors. All have worked hard; all have overcome challenges and injuries and struggles to make it to the position of the best seeded martial artists in their nations and in the world. Without perseverance, willpower, strength, and duty, chivalry cannot exist. All are to be honored and respected, the athletes especially, but also each and every person who has supported them, worked with them behind the scenes, and provided guidance and assistance to enable these teams to compete in this Tournament. All possess honor and courage of the highest caliber.

All participating teams shall begin the ceremonies in parade, jousting competitors astride their steeds with their national banners, all other combatants marching behind in columns for the delight and review of all spectators.

On the eve of the 133rd Tournament, Casilló y Réal has become Antora, a united region and people, and so the Royal Corric Chivalric Combat Academy’s team has been re-submitted under the Royal Antoran Chivalric Combat Academy’s Sponsorship. The Antoran Team, the Levin Order, has held the Knight’s Crest trophy for more than a decade. There is immense competition ahead for all international teams.

The Levin Order enters the Hastilidium in full parade, armed and armored in their best. Their matching steeds, black of coat and high at the shoulder, are bred specially for combat and have their only equals in private studs of certain nobility. The Caballero Negro - the strongest and most celebrated line of Avantana breeding! Only the most accomplished and skilled graduates of the Royal Antoran Chivalric Combat Academy may be admitted to the ranks of this group. Intense training and superb equipment do not detract from their enjoyment of the sport, however. Team captain and five-time jousting champion Sir Emilio Señor loves the roar of the crowd, he and his three mounted companions waving, smiling, and blowing kisses to all sorts in the crowds as they pass. The visors of all Levin knights are raised for this procession, displaying their wonderful smiles and not a fair few scars. Helena Ravelino, widely called “The Strongest Woman in Antora” seeks out cameras filming her, sending winks to the viewers at home.
The array of warrior-athletes marching in step behind their mounted compatriots paints a scene out of Antoran history. Twenty-six stout exemplars of honor clad in armor that shimmers like ink, carrying aloft banners of their own arms and of their team. The melée competitors, with their maces, spears, and tall shields, and the wrestlers, with their poniards and rondels and longsword, all fearsome in rank and belted with gold as all true knights should be. Their circuit around the stadium draws intense cheers and many flowers thrown. The noble humans, cava, and aurians of this team are all formidable veterans of this Tournament and will be defending both their honor and the honor of their nation, in accordance with Antoran tradition.

Joining them on this auspicious day are a further six teams who have displayed exemplary skill at arms and purity of purpose:

The Royal Tavari Society for Historic Armed Martial Arts, sponsored by Knights of the Amethyst Order and the Royal Rodokan Coffee Company

The Tavari team is headed today by honorary team captain, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Otan, representing His Majesty King Zaram and the Knights of the Amethyst Order! Each Tavari competitor carries a sword during the opening ceremony, in a callback to the ancient Tavari tradition of using swords as badges of office for positions of power or honor. Those Tavari competitors who are Knights of the Amethyst Order in their own right have amethysts embedded in the pommels of their swords. The sword carried by Crown Prince Otan is the longsword “Žavražan,” a 13th century blade that since the establishment of the Kingdom has served as the badge of honor for the heir to the Tavari throne. Žavražan is considered one of the Tavari crown jewels, and only the prince—not even the King—is permitted to handle it.
You will note the distinctive barding on the Tavari mounts—it is not a heraldic design but instead a design of jaguar spots. While the modern sport of armored martial arts calls for horses as mounts, the traditional mount for Tavari cavalry was the jaguar native to the tropical jungles of the aequatorial country. Horses are not native to the country and were not known to Tavari knights until contact with the Staynish in the 17th century. The armor worn by Tavari competitors reflects both indigenous Tavari and classic medieval armor designs, with classical chain mail accompanied by traditional Tavari feather-crested helmets with metal points on the ridge of the brow meant to be reminiscent of horns. The Tavari orcs have metallic caps placed on their tusks, with the leaders of the competitors for each sport noted by gold tusk caps.
The ranks of Tavari competitors can also be determined by the color of their tabards—solid purple for true Knights of the Amethyst Order, with other competitors, known as pages, wearing quartered purple and white. The Crown Prince wears the same quartered black and white design countercharged with four-pointed stars that features on the Tavari flag. Team leaders have tabards trimmed in gold. When the Tavari team stands still, you may notice that the four team leaders always stand with their heads turned eastward. According to the ancient Tavari traditions of the Tavat Avati, a soldier should always be prepared for an attack from the east—a tradition almost certainly borne from the fact that for centuries, especially during the medieval era, invaders of Tavaris came from Bana and Ni-Rao. Another tradition of Tavari knights found in the Tavat Avati is to always enter battle after having had at least three goblets of rum—a tradition to which Tavaris’ modern competitors have graciously agreed not to adhere to today.

The Rosalican Combat Sports Association, sponsored by Valledigers of the Margravate and the Society for the Preservation of Westmound Heights Martial Arts

The National Society for Traditional Arts, sponsored by the Drifting Throne

The Cryrian knights arrive astride Oshombrani Silvers, the most noble and ancient of steeds synonymous with the House of Leidensen and Cryrian chivalry! The shimmering coats of these great horses calls to the honorable colors of the royalty of their homeland, and each knight and their steed wears the barding of the white-and-blue of their nation. The array of armor and the people wearing it is as diverse as they come in the noble sport. There are Cryrians and Alemsi, Serramali, Zapolese, and Ethalrians all representing the great northern nation. Of all the participants today, special notice should be given to Saurabh Ashtikar! A champion wrestler and a strong contender for the events later in the week, his chivalric transition to a knight from a political activist and refugee has drawn much admiration here in Antora! The crowds give the Cryrians a good cheer and much applause, for there are many in the stands wearing their colors. The friendship between Antora and Cryria has been long-established, and it cannot be said that there are no local admirers of the silver team today!

The United Tribes Historical Armored Martial Arts, sponsored by the United Tribes Organization of Taiyō

The Tretridian Society for Historic Martial Arts, sponsored by the Witenagemot

The Order of the Sun, sponsored by the House of Di Speziale, the Knights Vuoto, and the Benesuolo Honor Guard.

With all the teams gathered in parade rest, the honor review has been completed. Competition begins presently in the Hastilidium with the first round of Melée combat. Each team will face each other team over a three-day period to determine the most proficient at deeds-of-arms. Points awarded for individual athletes’ actions will be added to a total at the end of these competitions, with three points additional to the team that wins each match. Throws, captures, parries, ripostes, defenses, and all chivalric combat techniques are scored appropriately by an expert panel of international judges. A great spectacle of sword, axe, mace, and hammer, of shield and spear, and of the fierce battle for dominance. Spectators be warned, these matches are full-contact and injury is possible. The faint of heart be warned yet assuaged, for rules are in place to prevent grievous harm and referees will spare no violator, just as medics will spare no injured.

Glory to all and honor to the worthy, victory to the deserving!
The Tournament begins!

Tretrid v Antora

Results: 7 points to 11 points, Antoran Victory

In the first match of the competition, Antora comes out strong with a solid defense that manages to catch the measured and careful Tretridian advance in a crushing series of ripostes and reversals. The match is finished with the remaining three fighters from Tretrid pinned against the perimeter fencing by Antoran shields.

Tavaris v Volscina

Results: 6 points to 7 points, Volscine Victory

A great showing from Volscina which managed to sneak a victory out from under Tavaris. The two teams seemed evenly matched, with competing shield walls and polearm duels helping to alleviate the strength advantage on the side of Tavaris. Some quick thinking by Apuleio Finelli and Marana Terravina using halberds to trip the opposing team allowed for the match to end after fifteen exhaustive minutes.

Cryria v Taiyō

Results: 6 to 8, Taiyōian Victory

Taiyō displayed quite a ferocious countenance out of the gate in their first showing, their aggressive style of attack breaking the Cryrians into two separate groups which were enveloped and beaten into submission separately. Their reckless strategy does a good job of catching the unprepared by surprise and allowed the Taiyōian team to win the encounter, but not without the Cryrians putting up an excellent fight through discipline and teamwork.

Tretrid v Rosalica

Results: 11 to 9, Tretridian Victory

An exceptionally heated match between Tretrid and Rosalica saw a brutal and effective strategy by the Tretridians. The team captain decided to have the strongest members of the team use bearded axes to hook the Rosalican shields and rip them out of the opponents hands. A special point award for ingenuity and effectiveness went to the Tretridians, but not without Rosalica claiming six eliminations and a ferocious display of swordsmanship on the part of Micheal Smit and Robin Janzen.

Antora v Tavaris

Results: 6 to 7, Tavaran Victory

The power of the south prevailed in this match over the chivalry of the north, with Tavaris claiming a single-point victory. The exploitation of Guillem Gállego stumbling allowed Tavaris to break through the Antoran shield wall and disperse their opponents’ formation. Paired and single combats netted each team a respectable amount of points, but the initial breakthrough proved decisive in the judges ruling.

Taiyō v Volscina

Results: 5 to 9, Volscine Victory

Taiyō and Volscina had a hard-fought bout, but the Volscine team seemed to be ready for the tactics already displayed by their opponents and caught them off-guard with second-rank polearms. Mariella de Carra and Signora Scambista di Spade each claimed two outright eliminations with their glaives and the Taiyōian cohesion collapsed. A series of quick duels and a few wrestled opponents later left the Volscine team victorious.

Tretrid v Tavaris

Results: 2 to 9, Tavaran Victory

The first outright rout of the competition, Tavaris dominated Tretrid in this match with little room for debate. The first elimination was Tretrid’s team captain Eohweald Wáðmundson, and the coordination of their team dissolved only twenty seconds in. Special note is given to the skill at arms of Þegnmǽre Swíðwigson and Céolhelm Eoforhereson who each earned a point for defending themselves against two attackers each, but the Tavaran team could not be stopped from eliminating seven of the ten Tretridians in only three minutes.

Rosalica v Cryria

Results: 6 to 8, Cryrian Victory

A valiant match between Rosalica and Cryria saw skillful use of professional techniques by the Cryrian team. In contrast to the more attractive prospect of using a central shield wall with several flanking elements, the Rosalicans were up against three groups of three Cryrians, with team captain Folke Liljeström coordinating and attacking with his halberd where necessary. The judges considered the Cryrians and Rosalicans generally even in dueling skill and knowledge of their weapons, but the Cryrian strategy netted them more points for effectiveness and novelty.

Antora v Taiyō

Results: 10 to 5, Antoran Victory

In a solid show of arms, the Antoran team employed their tried and true “hedgehog” formation against the Taiyōian advance. Five fighters with tower shields formed a semicircle with the five behind them using partisans, spears, and hammers to thwart attacks. The Taiyōian team earned special notice for disarming several Antorans of their polearms, but the sudden explosive attack they received in turn by the entire Antoran group resulted in an unbalanced and swift reversal.

Tretrid v Cryria

Results: 6 to 7, Cryrian Victory

Another victory narrowly cinched by the Cryrians, with Tretrid trying the same shield-stealing strategy which was unfortunately anticipated. The Cryrian team brought large tower shields which they simply let go of when attacked, and the force of the Tretridian fighter’s own strength let the shields smack into them while they were unbraced. This element of incapacitating several opponents let Cryria fight fewer at once and ultimately proved invaluable, with both teams losing six fighters by the end.

Tavaris v Taiyō

Results: 3 to 7, Taiyō Victory

In a stunning comeback, the Taiyōan fighters were able to dominate the team from Tavaris. A surprise maneuver by the Taiyōan center captures two Amethyst Knights and ferociously defends their prizes, bringing down three more Tavaran competitors before the match is called. A valiant display by the rest of the Tavaran team nets them three eliminations, but their initiative was lost and could not be recovered.

Rosalica v Volscina

Results: 10 to 12, Volscine Victory

In what is likely a match that will live on in the annals of Tournament history, we have the fiercest and most splendorous battle of the entire competition in the Rosalica versus Volscina bout. The entire hastilidium were on their feet for the incredible flashes of blade and armor, of shield and spear, axe and dagger. Both teams clashed in single combat, ten duels between twenty fighters, a rare sight in team-based fights like these. The Rosalican and Volscine contingents had clearly been preparing for their next opponents, for every blow was made to textbook precision and lightning speed. Some of the more historically-minded judges noted martial techniques from each nation in use, some that have been traced back hundred of years. Parries, ripostes, blocks, arm-grabs, half-swords, tempos, and the use of the body as a weapon are all well-known and documented, but when Marco IV Tibero launched a triple-feint reversal into a ricasso deflection culminating into a over-knee throw, the crowd positively lost their minds.

Tretrid v Taiyō

Results: 11 to 6, Tretridian Victory

Tretrid took an incredible victory right on the heels of the last intense match, displaying the skill at arms and techniques of their historical forefathers to run the Taiyōan team into the ground. Well-rested and prepared, the Tretridian knights employed wonderful use of a combined shield-spear formation and flanking skirmishers. While the Taiyō team performed valiantly on both offense and defense, scoring four eliminations, their losses were much worse at eight fighters out of action before the bell rang.

Cryria v Volscina

Results: 6 to 7, Volscine Victory

It seems the Silver Eagle flew only just too close to the Sun. Riding high off their last victory, the Volscine team showed incredible endurance by withstanding the valiant efforts of the Cryrian spears and swords. A stunning dagger-headlock combination by Hellen Crusenstolpe took the Gran Principe out of the fight, but the losses of Jonsson, Hammarberg and Skarsgård saw their team lose by a solitary point.

Antora v Rosalica

Results: 5 to 8, Rosalican Victory

An ultimately satisfactory showing, but nonetheless disappointing for the Antorans. A lack of awareness on the part of Monica Fuster o Fusté and Veronica Zapatero allowed the Rosalican left flank to break through and start disrupting cohesion. Several valiant but brief defenses on the part of Antorans saw their opponents stymied yet in the end, claiming four eliminations and two captures.

Tretrid v Volscina

Results: 7 to 9, Volscine Victory

A show for the ages, with neither team pulling their blows. This age-old rivalry brought intense participation from the crowds in the hastilidium, with the spectators from Tretrid and Volscina hurling insults, food, and even clothing at each other during the bout. A powerful opening from Tretrid resulted in the loss of four Volscine fighters to two of their own, with Grimhere Ælfsigeson standing out as a fine example of the half-sword technique as he claimed three points. The tide turned in the sixth minute after a struggled stalemate, the Volscine center switching to maces and going after the legs of their opponents. Trips, stumbles, and possibly a sprain or two let the Sun knights recover and press the new advantage, going on to claim three captures and three eliminations to Tretrid’s four eliminations and one capture.

Antora v Cryria

Results: 12 to 6, Antoran Victory

A comeback for the home team, who took the opportunity to rotate out some of their members and achieved a spectacular victory over their friendly rivals from Cryria. A stunning match that can only be compared to the tales of cavaliers of old scything through lesser-prepared foes. The Cryrian team will be hard-pressed to regain momentum after the elimination of eight team members.

Rosalica v Tavaris

Results: 7 to 8, Tavaran Victory

Another much-needed victory, Tavaris managed to maintain their cohesion long enough to batter Rosalica into a surrender. A great bout according to all spectators, the defenses of both teams displayed meritorious action against each other. Such was the skill and tenacity that the Tavari and Rosalican competitors took a shine to each other and performed a joint bow after the match was called.

Antora v Volscina

Results: 9 to 7, Antoran Victory

Hugely-anticipated combat, between arguably the two most famous chivalric nations in Novaris. East versus west, sun versus eagle. Both teams ensured that their ranks were full of fresh fighters before beginning a valiant display that had the hastilidium on its feet the entire time. Sweeping polearm clashes, shield-jockeying, and fantastic bladework from all involved, showed both Volscina and Antora had something to prove. Both earned respect and points, but in the end, Antora pulled ahead with the double-headlock tackle by the team captain.

Rosalica v Taiyō

Results: 10 to 4, Rosalican Victory

Taiyō seems to not be able to catch a break in their last several matches. Rosalica trounced them in a brutally quick series of captures and pins that had to be seen to be believed. While the judges didn’t deem it the most skillful or impressive of victories, the fact that Rosalica took the entire enemy team hostage left no room for doubt about their victory.

Tavaris v Cryria

Results: 7 to 11, Cryrian Victory

In the final fight of the night before the competing teams move to the joust, Cryria regained its footing and delivered a strong blow to Tavari hopes for domination. The tight coordination between their fighters helped them resist the strong and well-directed attacks of the Amethyst knights, and after a long and drawn-out battle, Cryria managed to steal several key eliminations on tired members of the Tavaris team.


With 5 wins and 1 loss, totaling 51 Combat Points and 15 Victory Points to 66 overall - Volscina!
With 4 wins and 2 losses, totaling 53 Combat Points and 12 Victory Points to 65 overall - Antora!
With 2 wins and 4 losses, totaling 50 Combat Points and 6 Victory Points to 56 overall - Rosalica!
With 3 wins and 3 losses, totaling 44 Combat Points and 9 Victory Points to 52 overall - Cryria!
With 3 wins and 3 losses, totaling 40 Combat Points and 9 Victory Points to 49 overall - Tavaris!
With 2 wins and 4 losses, totaling 38 Combat Points and 6 Victory Points to 44 overall - Tretrid!
With 2 wins and 4 losses, totaling 30 Combat Points and 6 Victory points to 36 overall - Taiyō!

Volscina leads the pack in the first third of the Tournament with Antora trailing by a single point! Good luck to the jousters and honor and glory on all who participated in the melée!

Apologies for the long delay with the results. I have had many difficulties on upkeep of my hobbies with life events and a job change. Rest assured that I fully intend to keep participating, hopefully with more activity over the summer.

More apologies to all those who submitted teams for participation. I had written out about half of the remaining tournament results before an access issue with my cloud storage some months ago left me unable to retrieve the documents related to the event. This killed the motivation I had to finish them by starting over completely. I deeply regret putting the events off for as long as I have, but unfortunately, life conspired to leave the play-by-plays unfinished.

As near as I can salvage from memory, the tournament was won overall by Volscina with the most points accrued, with Antora coming in second and Tavaris in third. Overall wins went to Tavaris, followed by Volscina, then Antora. Tretrid took the most victories against hard odds, and Cryria won the most one-on-one combats overall. All nations mentioned recieved special awards and commendations. Volscina may retain the right to host the next Tournament if they so wish, or may leave it to be hosted in Antora.

I hope to do this event to completion sometime in the future with the notes I managed to salvage in conjunction with the contents of this thread. Thank you everyone who submitted teams and again, I apologise for the way this has concluded.

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