The Lysts at Castleton V
A Mounted and Field Combat Pas
Ansteorran Royal Lancer Competition

April 9 - 11, 2010      Austin, Texas

The Castleton Museum

Our renowned landlord, Don Shamino is gracious enough to allow a significant portion of his period arms and armour collection to be displayed in the Curtain Theater during the event. Some of the items to be displayed are a 15th c. German Gothic field harness, a 16th c. reproduction jousting harness and lance from the famous Tournament of Eglinton and various other swords, crossbows and other arms from the 15th and 16th c.


Crest and Letters of Venency Judging

Crests and Letters of Venancy judging sponsored by the Baron and Baroness of Bjornsborg.

On the evening after the lords, knights and squires arrive, and the judges as well, all the ladies and damsels who have come to see the festival should assemble. Each tourneyer must bring his crest and letter of Venancy to be divided into those of one side and those of the other and viewed by the judges and shown to the ladies.

When the helms have been set up and displayed, then ladies and damsels may come, with lords, knights and esquires, to see all of them. The judges should lead them three or four times around the cloister to see the crests and letters. There will be a herald or pursuivant who will tell the ladies the name of the person whose crest is before them.

Points will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. The entrant who has most impressed the judges will receive a prize and public renown.

Ladies Reiviewing Crests

Curtain Theater