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Principality of Solumbria Royal Tournament & Investiture

May 10 @ 5:00 pm - May 12 @ 5:00 pm CDT

Let the word go forth! A tournament shall be held to choose the first Prince and Princess of the new Principality of Solumbria!

The Barony of Willowbourne and the Shire of Stokeford-Upon-Trinity have been given the honor of hosting this auspicious event!

Baron Willowbourne himself will serve as chief steward of this event, and his lady wife, Dame Chiara, will be the Cook for the feast. Dame Cordeilla will serve as costeward, and additional staff will added in the coming time. The site is East Fork Park, a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) park on the banks of Lake Lavon in Wylie, Collin County, Texas, east of Plano, northeast of Dallas. See the discussion section of this event for photos, taken in January.


Site fee: $15 per person

Feast fee: $10 per person

Children ages 12 and under free, for both site and feast, with paying adult.

You can preregister for this event here: https://sma-prereg.square.site/

There is ample room for camping in tents and RV hookups.

For those not wishing to camp, there are no cabins, but the Comfort Inn & Suites Wylie, at 2011 N. Highway 78, Wylie, TX 75098 is 2.1
miles away. Their number is 972-429-1771.

Local Weather (Averages)

The average high temperature in Wylie on May 11th is 82º.

The average overnight low is 63º.

Average probability of precipitation on May 11th is 37%.



5:00 pm – Site opens, setup of list poles, pavilions

9:00 pm – Bardic fire


8:00 am – Wake-up call

9:00 am – Armor inspection

10:00 am – Opening announcements, welcome from V&V, Crown (if present)

10:30 am – Presentation of tournament entrants

11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Royal tournament

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Archery

2:00 – 4:00 pm – Crafts & Trades fair

4:30 – 6:30 pm – Royal Court of Prince & Princess, King & Queen (if present)

7:30 pm – Feasting
9:00 pm – Bardic fire


9:00 am – Wake-up call

10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Harnischfechten and/or Bloßfechten pas d’armes

2:00 – 4:00 pm – packup and cleanup
4:00 pm – Site closes


(Recognizing expected weather, all dishes will be served cold.)

First Remove:

1. Bread with butter, honey and herbs

2. Cheeses (garlic, herb & feta pate)

3. Marinated cucumbers

Second Remove:

1. Cold roast chicken (or other chicken dish)

2. Mushroom pasties (open top)

3. Additional side dish (tbd)

Third Remove:

1. Custard Pies

2. Fresh fruits


1. Lemonade 2. Iced Tea 3. Other light fruit drinks


The following conditions were part of the package approved by the Board in the petition for principality status for Solumbria.

1. Combat will be held according to the Rules of the List and Conventions of Combat of the SMA.
Specifically, this means rattan weapons.

2. If they are available, the tournament will be presided over by the King and Queen of Alendia. Neither the king nor the queen will be permitted to compete in the tournament.

3. The Marshal-in-Charge will be the Solumbria marshal, or his designate. Other marshals must be either warranted marshals of the Society, or Knights of the Golden Chain.

4. The tournament will be administered by the Solumbria Minster of the Lists, or his designate.

5. Knights of the Order of the Golden Chain are expressly encouraged to enter the tournament.

Presently, the Codex requires that entrants into a royal list be knights, but the Solumbria Seneschal is petitioning the Board to exempt this tournament from that

6. Each combatant must have a consort of the opposite sex who will rule
with them if they win. This consort may also be a combatant in the tournament.

7. The tournament will be fought as single fight, double-elimination. Each round will be drawn
at random, with no modifications allowed to the draw.

8. If there are two finalists, the final round will be fought as a two-out-of-three match. If there are three finalists, the final round will be fought as single fight, round robin. The win-loss record of the earlier rounds will not be taken into account during the final round.

9. At the joint discretion of the Minister of the List and the Marshal-in-Charge, bye fights may be introduced into the list. These matches will not count against the record of the participant; a combatant who draws a bye does advance to the next round. No bye fight will be introduced later than the quarter-final round.

10. The victor of the tournament and his or her consort will be invested as Prince and Princess on the day of the tournament.


May 10 @ 5:00 pm CDT
May 12 @ 5:00 pm CDT


Paul Mitchell


East Fork Park Group Campsite
1901 Skyview Dr
Wylie, TX 75098 United States
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