The Golden Spear of Ansteorra

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History

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A.S. LVII (57) The idea for the Golden Spear of Ansteorra was shamelessly stolen from the Kingdom of the East at Pennsic 49 after the at the time Ansteorra Kingdom Thrown Weapons Marshal Lord Aki Seulf met with THL Matteo Genovese of the East Kingdom.

On September 17, 2022, the Tourney of the Golden Spear of Ansteorra was held at the 35th Defender of the fort in Livingston Texas in the Barony of Raven's Fort with Evan Kragssen winning the tournament.

Golden Spear of Ansteorra Rules

-The only way to acquire the Golden Spear of your Kingdom is to challenge the current holder.

-The format of the challenge is fixed and shall be strictly followed to insure this does not alter from its original intent:

-To declare the challenge the challenger declares 'I request the Challenge of the Golden Spear'.

-The proper responses are 'I accept your challenge' or 'I am forbidden from accepting your challenge'.

-The Golden Spear may only be exchanged once in any given day; if another challenger requests a Challenge to the new holder on the day they have won the axe from another, the holder is required to decline the Challenge. Otherwise, the holder may accept up to three Challenges in a given day, assuming the holder is the victor of each preceding Challenge that day.

-The holder of the Golden Spear is required to accept the first Challenge in a day. The second and third Challenges are optional, and the holder should only accept those if they feel that they can show sufficient prowess and stamina after the exertions of the first Challenge.

-Once the Challenge is issued, it should be taken up as soon as is reasonable. (And really be reasonable here - if the challenged holder would like time to warm up, that's acceptable. If they are called away suddenly by an important commitment or royal command, that is also acceptable. "Calling dibs" on a challenge immediately after the current one may be acceptable, but calling dibs for tomorrow and expecting that challenges be refused until then is not.) A challenger for the Golden Spear may only issue a single challenge per day.

-Terms for what the contest will be determined by the participants. The challenger, as part of the challenge, will name the terms of the contest at the time of the challenge. The holder of the Spear can change ONE of the terms (distance, number of throws, method of throw, etc.).

-Throwers must comply to the safety standards of the Marshal in Charge of the range, the Kingdom of Ansteorra, and SCA rules.

-Weapons must be SCA and Ansteorra Kingdom legal. If it looks like an spear and throws like an spear, it's a spear. Only the competitors can determine if something is fair or not.

-The Golden Spear may not reside outside of it's Kingdom's borders. As such, it will revert to the previous holder or Kingdom Thrown Weapons Marshal if the current holder moves from the spear's home kingdom or stops playing.

-The Golden Spear shall be displayed prominently while at events and practices so potential challengers may know who is the current holder.

-It is the duty of the outgoing holder of the Golden Spear to make sure the incoming holder is fully aware of these rules.

-In the event that holder of the spear has not accepted a challenge in 3 months then the spear will be given to the Kingdom Thrown Weapons Marshal or previous holder who will hold a new tournament at the next practical official SCA event that has a thrown weapons range.

-Holders of the spear may modify the spear as long as it is done in good faith and in the spirit of advancing the prestige of the spear.

Photos

Holders

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Holder # Date Winner Location Notes
1st Sept 17, 2022 Evan Kragssen Defender of the Fort
2nd Jan 14, 2023 Úlfeiðr á Þróndheimi Coronation
3rd Sep 03, 2023 Jonathan of York War of Legends


Trivia

-This item is similar to The Golden Axe of Ansteorra and The Golden Knife of Ansteorra