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

  • Archery, Combat Champion
    Giuliana da Castiglione (Nov 18, 2023; AS 58)
  • Archery, Target Champion
    Gunnar Stigandsson (April 29, 2023; AS 57)
  • Arts & Sciences Champion
    Maryam bint Yusuf al-Nasran (April 1, 2023; AS 57)
  • Bardic Champion
    Cushag an Ellan Vannin (April 1, 2023; AS 57)
  • Cut & Thrust Champion
    August Hermann Konker (Nov 18, 2023; AS 58)
  • Games Champion
    Uilliam mac Fearchair mhic Gille Aindrias (April 1, 2023; AS 57)
  • Heavy Combat Champion
    Nicklaß Volkhart (April 29, 2023; AS 57)
  • Rapier Combat Champion
    Daimhin O’daire (April 29, 2023; AS 57)
  • Thrown Weapons Champion
    James Wolfden (April 29, 2023; AS 57)
  • Youth Combat Champion
    Xander Havorcson (Nov 18, 2018; AS 53)

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 choose 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 18, 2023)

  • Archery
    Mistress Caitrin ni Cingeadh
  • Arts and Sciences
    HL Malyss Makneile
  • Bardic
    HL Elspeth Farre
  • Heavy Combat
    Þórbjorn of Lions Gate for Heavy Combat
  • Rapier
    Kennari Brynja Kortsdottir for Rapier
  • Service
    Roesia du Bois
  • Thrown Weapons
    Guy of Lions Gate
  • Youth