Champion of the White Hart

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The Champion of the White Hart is Lord Christian Goldenlok.


HISTORY

The idea of the Pas d’Armes, or Passage of Arms, was a type of chivalric hastilude that evolved during 14th century and remained popular through the 15th century. It involved a knight or group of knights (tenans or “holders”) who would stake out a traveled spot, such as a bridge or city gate, and let it be known that any other knight who wished to pass (venans or “comers”) must first fight, or be disgraced. If a traveling venan did not have weapons or horse to meet the challenge, one might be provided, and if the venan chose not to fight, he would leave his spurs behind as a sign of humiliation. If a lady passed unescorted, she would leave behind a glove or scarf, to be rescued and returned to her by a future knight who passed that way.

FORMAT

Each Venan will process and introduce their Consort to the populace. A pass will be set for Venans to challenge the Tenan who currently holds the pass.

-If said Tenan shall win the challenge, they will remain holder of the pass.

-If said Venan wins the bout, the Tenan will bequeath the pass onto the victor. Weapons forms will be matched, unless otherwise proclaimed by the Gallery.

Each Pass won will be recognized with a charm. The individual with the most charms at the end of the Pas d’Arms in inherit the title of Champion of the White Hart and be known for their Prowess.

  • Lord Marcus du Coeur, 18th Lord of the White Hart