Barony Beyond the Mountain Investiture and East Kingdom Armoured Champions Tournament

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In the lands of the Housatonic River, change comes slowly.  Since the reign of Akbar II there have only been six barons and five baronesses Beyond the Mountain.  Therefore, when the coronet of the thirteenth oldest Barony in the Known World changes – a Barony older than all but four Kingdoms – it behooves the subjects of the East to take notice.  Such transitions should be marked by pomp, and ceremony, and attended by signs in the heavens, so seldom do they transpire.

On the 11th of May, such a ceremony shall occur. Baron Mark and Baroness Gwenllian, having held the lands of the white oak in the King’s name for six years, will retire from the Housatonic thrones, and the coronet will change for only the sixth time in fifty-two years.

Therefore, join us to celebrate the Investiture and acclamation of Sir Angus Gove MacKinnon and Mistress Ciara McRobbie as the seventh Baron and sixth Baroness of the Barony Beyond the Mountain.

The Barony Beyond the Mountain is delighted to host the East Kingdom Armoured Champions Tourney at our Investiture.  To All Rattan combatants who would vie for the title of Sovereign and Consort’s champion of arms-below is the format for this year’s contest!

The day will begin with all combatants distributed into 4 pools to fight a round-robin style tournament.  Combatants in this round may bring their preferred weapons form.  The top 4 combatants of each pool will advance to the next round of 16.

The Round of 16 will be double elimination, with all pairings being a single pass, and double-kills re-fought. Combatants in this round may bring their preferred weapons form.

Starting in the Quarter Finals, all pairings will be fought best 2 of 3 passes, with double-kills being re-fought.  Combatants in this round may bring their preferred weapons form.  PLEASE NOTE: if a combatant enters the Quarter Finals with zero losses, then loses 1 pass and wins 2 – that combatant does not retain any losses.  If a combatant has 1 loss going into the Quarter Finals, that combatant must still lose 2 of the 3 passes to be eliminated.

The Semi-Finals will be fought best 2 out of 3 passes.  The combatant with 1 loss must win 2 passes, the combatant with no losses need only win 1.  All passes in the Semi-Finals will be fought with each combatant’s preferred weapons form. The Finals will be fought as a best of five (5) with all prior losses forgiven.


  • Round 1 – Weapon Chosen by Sovereign
  • Round 2 – Weapon Chosen by Consort
  • Round 3 – Weapon Chosen by Lower Precedent Combatant
  • Round 4 – Weapon Chosen by Higher Precedent Combatant
  • Round 5 – Combatants Bring Their Best (Weapons form)

The site is accessible as per the Accessibility Porter’s criteria.  Please contact the steward for the full breakdown. 

There will be a thrown weapons range for practice, as well as some fencing coordinated by our own baronial fencing champion, Lord Gareth.

Unto all who may hear these words, distant fellows and neighbors next door, pray attend.  On the day of their Investiture, Sir Angus and Mistress Ciara, newest Baron and Baroness of Barony Beyond the Mountain, have the wish to see your Arts and Science works.  Bring for display something you have made or a skill you have learned, since the start of the pandemic, that you are most proud of.  Their Housatonic Excellencies shall make time over the course of the day to discuss with the display with all who shared their works.  Please contact Lord Severin at to arrange for display space.

BUT WAIT!  There is more!  We will also be hosting Youth Heavy Combat!  Bring your youths!  Bring their desire for combat!  And maybe some friends too!  Youth Heavy Combat is for fighters aged 6-17.  Loaner gear will be available on a first come, first served basis.  We encourage all fighters to bring at the very least their own groin protection, along with anything that is appropriate for armor, even if they lack a full kit. 

Additionally, the EK Youth Combat Program is also seeking donations of loaner gear, which will be distributed to marshals in need to support the program.  For a full list of items appropriate for donation, please see

Luncheon will be a progressive feast served in two courses, based around what is in season in the British Isles in May in the 1590s and items known to be used by the Lord Deputy of Ireland’s household. There are 120 feast seats available – it will be served buffet style in order to accommodate those who wish to eat outside the hall.

Available at both services: Bread, butter, several types of hard and soft cheeses. The bread available is baked at a separate facility and will be the only gluten in the feast.

Served at Noon:
A Sallet of All Kind of Herbes (Lettuce, spinach, rocket, watercress, cucumbers, lemons, olive oil, red wine vinegar, with hardboiled egg slices served on the side)
Baked Turkie (Turkey, butter, salt, pepper, cloves)
Fritters of Spinnedge (spinach, eggs, gluten free breadcrumbs, sugar, cinnamon, ginger, pepper, dates, cider, rice flour)
Custarde (gf flour blend, butter, cream, eggs, sugar, raisins)

Served at 1:30pm
Greens (pea greens, shallots, sunflower oil)
French Pottage (Beef, carrots, onions, thyme, rosemary, parsley, sage, mace, cinnamon, salt, pepper)
Tart of greene Pease (gf flour blend, butter, peas, saffron, verjuice)
Fine Cakes (gf flour blend, butter, eggs, sugar, cloves, mace, saffron)

Those with dietary issues are welcome to email the Feast Steward, Sisuile Butler, at