The Champions of Lions Gate

Twice a year, competitions are held within the Barony to choose our Champions. Heavy Combat, Rapier Combat and Archery Championships are held in the summer, while the Arts & Science and the Bardic Championships are held in the Spring. The Champions each wear a Champions’ belt, and receive further regalia depending on their field. They swear an oath of fealty to the Baron and Baroness, and hold a place in court. At the end of their term of service, Champions are entered into The Order of the Lion’s Fang.

Current Champions

  • Heavy Combat Champion
    Sir Bryn Fitz Savaric
  • Archery Champion
    Archos Anika Styfe
  • Arts & Sciences Champion
    Lady Elizabeth Villicus
  • Bardic Champion
    Viscountess Wulfwyn of Meduseld
  • Rapier Combat Champion
    Lord Davin Adair
  • Thrown Weapons Champion
    Master James Wolfden
  • Games Champion
    His Lordship Laric Godwin
  • Cut & Thrust Champion
    Master Kian O’Ruadhri
  • Youth Combat Champion
    Xander Havorcson

The Baroness’ Inspirations

The Baroness regularly recognizes members of the populace that inspire her through their deeds and words. A token of her choosing is worn by those she recognizes for a period of six months until it is time for another to be chosen. Traditional disciplines recognized are Heavy Combat, Archery, Rapier, Service, Arts and Sciences, and – more recently – Equestrian activities. However, the Baroness may chose not to recognize any of this list, or may add new Inspirations as she wishes. Previous Inspirations can be found on the Awards page.

Current Inspirations (November 19, 2022)

  • Archery
    Mistress Agnes Scherer
  • Arts and Sciences
    HL Malyss Makneile
  • Bardic
    HL Elspeth Farre
  • Heavy Combat
    Fionnguala inghean ui Murchaidh
  • Service
    Saethryth de Apelaia
  • Thrown Weapons
    HL Jaqueline LeFleur
  • Youth
    Perigrina Drakker