5th Crown

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King Finn and Queen Cyf, Prince LLoyd and Princess Jocelyn, Count Tonn and Countess Elizabeth of Atenveldt
Photo by Tessa of the Gardens
Sovereign: Finn Kelly O'Donnell - (OP)
Consort: Elzasif (Sif) Ironhand - (OP)
Crown Tournament: (date) in (location)
Coronation: July 18, 1981 in Stargate
Stepped Down: January 30, 1982 in (location)
Predecessors: Sigmund the Wingfooted and Sieglinde Syr
Heirs: Lloyd von Eaker and Jocelyn Alleyne Reynard

Reign Overview

Royal Whims or Declarations

Staff Members

  • Head of Entourage:
  • Chief Lady-in-Waiting:
  • Star Signet:
  • Herald:



  • Bard
  • Middle Eastern Dance
  • Kingdom Artisan


  • Kingdom Warlord:
  • Queens Champion: Sigmund the Wingfooted
  • King's Champion:
  • Queen's Blade of Honor:
  • Royal Huntsman:
  • Guardian of the Queen's Hope - Junior Division:
  • Guardian of the Queen's Hope - Senior Division:
  • Guardian of the King's Dream:

Peers Elevated

Name Date Peerage
Sigmund the Wingfooted - OP 1981-07-18 Knight
Richenda de la Selva - OP 1981-09-12 Laurel
Torin Ertheshert - OP 1982-01-009 Knight

Special Recognitions


Pepin Moroni - (OP)

Gauntlets & Gloves

King's Gauntlet

Queen's Glove

Progress While Prince & Princess

Progress While Crown

The Words of the Crown

The Words of the Populace

A Chronicle of Coronation

Being the Coronation of Finn & Cyf, Stargate, July 18, A.S. XVI (1981)
July 18, A.S. XVI, a hot humid and lazy Saturday, led into the Coronation of Their Majesties Finn Kelly O'Donnell and Cyf Ironhand. Most of the attending Bjornsborgers had arrived very late (early) Friday night (Saturday morning). On Saturday, we set up camp in the shade of an overhanging tree, and remained there conversing and gambling until Court and the feast were about to begin. Hrabia Jan and Jarlinde Kemreth led a small entourage down to the pavilion for Evening Court. During the final court of Their Majesties Sigmund and Sieglinde, Awards of Arms were granted to Briony Blåaslagen and Ariel Manchette; Jocelyn Allyne Reynard was made a Lady of the Rose; Sir Sean de Carew was made a Knight of the SCA; and Sir Dragomyr sued for the hand of Baroness Alexandra. Then Sigmund presented the King's Gauntlets to Sir Tarl Mapt and Sir Sean de Carew and Sieglinde presented the Queen's Gloves to Baroness Arlene the Soother and Lady Siobhan nic an Baird. After a very touching farewell, Sigmund Rex was no longer, and Sir Finn Kelly O'Donnell was crowned King of Ansteorra, whereupon he crowned Sir Cyf Ironhand Queen. Following this, Sir Sigmund the Wingfooted was made a Knight of the SCA; Sigmund and Sieglinde were granted the titles of Jarl and Jarlinde; John Budriss the Healer was presented the Queen's Glove; and Pepin received a license as Court Fool. Also, many presentations were made to Their Past Majesties and Their Present Majesties.

After Court was closed, the Bjornsborg contingent went back to their campsite and most were up quite late preparing dinner (BBQ chickens for eight takes a while on a little bitty grill that holds 1 chicken at a time). Following the food, some retired and some went for a cool, relaxing late-night swim. Sunday dawned hot and humid. The Bjornsborg fighters armored for melees against the Ravencrew and the Stargate crew, at which they made a good showing. Rei Galen of Bristol was made Squire to Count Sir Ton in a brief ceremony. Finally, all broke for lunch; then we loaded up and headed home.
Briony Blåaslagen
Bjornsborg Historian

A Tale of the Crown Tourney Bouts

Many years ago, at a crown tourney ( won by Sir Finn Kelley) I was delighted by the bout between Sir Finn and Baron Korwyn. Pepin de Moronis was squiring for Korwyn. When the bout was called Pepin strode up to Sir Finn, carrying a plethora is sword, any way he could. Pepin would pull out a sword, "measure" Sir Finn with it, then present the sword to Korwyn. Korwyn would swing it once or twice, then throw it aside, shaking his head no. This went on with two or three weapons till Korwyn was satisfied and Sir Finn was clearly champing at the bit to start fighting.....it was a more civilized entertainment......
Beorhlic Folcwineson

Reign Notes



  • At their Coronation, held at the Blue Water Country Club on Lake Conroe, there was a competition in Calligraphy and Illumination, as well as a competition to determine the "Best Summer Coronation Robes." On the day following Coronation, there was a Tournament between the various fighting units of the Kingdom to determine "which will carry the Queen's favor on their War Banner." The event stewards were Mistress Arlene the Soother and Lady Siobhan Mac an Boihrd. Coronation Feast consisted of: Chicken & Roses, Sausage Balls, Cheeses, Condiments, Bread, Beouf Abdulah, Fruit Salad, Pita Bread, Khoshkashiya, Vegetable Salad, Rice Pilaf, Pastries, and Sweet Breads.

Reign Photos