80th Crown

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Photo by Caelin on Andrade
Sovereign: Miguel Sebastian de Oporto - OP
Consort: Conall Ó Ríoghbhardáin - OP
Crown Tournament: July 14, 2018
Coronation: October 13, 2018 at Steppes
Stepped Down: April 13, 2019
Predecessors: Jason Drysdale II & Margherita de Mantua II
Heirs: Vladislav Strelec & Margaret Ny Connor

Reign Overview

Royal Whims or Declarations

Staff Members

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




Peers Elevated

Name Date Peerage
Biatrichi Canzoniere (OP) 2018-10-27 Order of the Laurel
Absolon of Hereford (OP) 2018-11-17 Order of Chivalry
Orlando Giovanni de Gilead (OP) 2018-12-15 Master of Defense
Isaac Bane (OP) 04-13-2019 Order of the Laurel

Special Recognitions


Avery Shaw (OP)

Gauntlets & Gloves

King's Gauntlet
Notes: King's Gauntlets made by Mistress Dyan du lac des Calandres & another artisan. Embroidery for two of the four Gauntlets completed by Livia da Nicolosi.

Queen's Gloves

Progress While Prince & Princess

Communications while Heirs

Jul 25, 2018: Greetings to the Kingdom as Prince & Princess

(Taken from the Ansteorra Kingdom Email list)

Greetings Fair Kingdom,

It is with great joy that we write to you, for good fortune has smiled upon us and we have become the heirs of Ansteorra again. Crown tournament was hot and dusty and a bit of a shock to our systems after being in the great white north for most of the previous 2 weeks.

As anyone who has been to crown tournament can attest, especially ones outside in Ansteorran summer, just fighting in the tournament is a team event. Not one person wins alone. It is with the help of friends that we keep from completely sweltering in the heat. They give us food & water, shade, and cold wet towels. It’s almost like watching Nascar in slow-motion. They are our pit crews and our cheering squads and (in summer) literally help keep us alive. Therefore, we would like to thank some of the folks who helped us to win the day: Mistress Colleen, honorable lady [[[Silvana Corwin|Silvana]], Centurion Absolon, Countess Nicolette, and of course my faithful squire, Lord Frederick! Thank you all! And thanks to all of the other squads that kept your fighters as cool and as focused as possible that day!

We look forward to seeing old friends and making many new ones this reign! If you want to get involved and see how the kingdom runs from the perspective of the crown when we are in your area, please talk with Mistress Colleen.

It’s been 14 years since last we set the thrones, so we might be a bit rusty, but we promise to brush-off the rust and oil the machine of fun for our upcoming reign. Of course we are going to stick with the key traditions that make our kingdom special and unique, but as before, we will likely add a bit of our own flair. There may be a bit of theatre and even more song and other bard craft. We hope that you enjoy it as much as we do!

Be kind to others. Let’s not hate, let’s celebrate!

Miguel and Conal
Princeps et Principessa

Invitation by Emma de Davyntre

Progress While Crown

  • Coronation - Steppes - October 13, 2018: Despite a King's Champion tournament held in the pouring rain, a good time was had by all!(OP) / Photos by Richard Threlkeld
  • Queen's Champion - November 10, 2018 : Greetings Ansteorra! The Queens Festival and Championship was fantastic. The site was beautifully decorated and the games tavern was a blast. His Majesty and I look forward to such revelry in the future. Our gratitude to the many, many folks who made this event special - especially the event stewards Baroness Elspeth and Duke Hrafn and their hard-working event staff. Through unforeseen adversity you made this event a success. The tournaments were well-run and awesome to watch. Congratulations to my Queen's Champion, Don Edward Mercer. I know you will represent me and all of Ansteorra very well. To my Queen's Hopes, Aila and Thora - Your skill and presence on the field show all that you are the future of rapier. To our Royal Blade, Duke Gabriel - You showed a great range of skills only matched by your enthusiasm and panache. And finally, to my Queen's Blade of Honor, Master Brendan, you are a legend. Dona Conal is proud to be of your lineage. (OP) / Photos by Caelin on Andrade
  • War of the Rams - Bordermarch - November 15, 2018
  • Dragonsfire Tor Yule Revel - December 1, 2018:
  • Wiesenfeuer Yule Revel - December 15, 2018 :
  • Steppes 12th Night: (OP) / Photos by Caelin on Andrade
  • Winter Crown Tournament - January 05, 2019 - Northkeep: (OP)
  • Winter Roundtable - January 19, 2019 - Isenholt
  • Sable Soldier IV - January 26, 2019 :
  • Candlemas February 2, 2019 - Bryn Gwlad:
  • Kingdom Arts & Sciences - February 9, 2019 - Ffynnon Gath: (OP)
  • War College - February 15, 2019 - Raven's Fort:
  • Estrella War XXXV - February 19, 2019 - Out of Kingdom:
  • Northkeep wInterKingdom: (OP)
  • Gulf Wars: (OP)
  • Step-Down: (OP)

The Words of the Populace

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