Yvianne's Consort Arts Page

Consort Arts


20 years ago, before I went to my first SCA anything...
I was loaned a Known World Handbook to look through.
I remember flipping through the pages and thinking....
Laurel, that sounds like fun. I could do that ...
Ooohhh! Consort. That's what I want to be!! :-)

... formal presentation of ladies, favors, salutes, inspiration, respect and honor - What's not to like?

I have since earned many titles, but none compare with the joy and honor that has been mine from the first time my Champion took the field
... and renews itself every time he salutes me.

Information on being a Consort is scarce:
Partly because the experience is different for each person
... and partly because sharing your experience, which can have a lot of private aspects to it, isn't easy.

Below is a list of links and articles that consorts may find
useful, inspirational or interesting.

It is my sincere hope and desire to make this list grow.
Please send suggestions to me here

Consorts by Duena Acacia de Navarre Broken link - May 2019

How To be a Consort by Duchess Katerina O'Callaghan, Pel

Overview of Medieval and SCA Favors (pdf) by Lady Diane de Arden
Broken link - May 2019

Crown Tournament and Carrying Favors by Sandra Dodd

The History of Favors and Their Place in the SCA Society Today

by Lady Taysia della Vuenta

A Viewer's Guide to Crown Tourney

by Maitresse Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon

Things to talk to your Consort about before winning Coronet/Crown

Upon Giving and Receiving Favors

by Countess Tessa of the Gardens, Baroness Bordermarch

On Being Royal A guide for Crown Consorts... and beyond

from the Ansteorran Order of the Rose website

Royal Consorts of the Midrealm
Link on left under "CONTACTS" to ask a Royal Consort

By Any Other Name by Hector of the Black Height

An essay about the Ladies of the Rose

For the Love of Ladies: Women's Agency in Medieval Tournaments

By Lady Elizabeth of Rivenstar

Medieval Tournament Prizes by Galleron de Cressy Broken link - May 2019

The Gallery from the Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Site

For a Lady, Preparing for a Pas d'Armes

From "Reviving Chivalry" the website of The Company of the Silver Swan,
a modern medieval tournament company.

Here's a nice change of pace.. articles from the fighter's point of view.

Fighting for Consorts

What's The Best Way to Become a Knight?
includes a section near the bottom "To enhance the renown and defend the honour of the peer's Lady or Lord"

A collection of articles on Chivalry from Knighthood, Chivalry & Tournaments Site
Steve Muhlberger - Brian R. Price - John Chamberlain - Steen Jensen

An Tir Culturewiki - Inspiration

" Bow to the Crown" YouTube music video by Mistress Marian of Heatherdale

"A Ballad For My Champion".... words only

Maitresse Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon

For further reading:
Chronicles of the Rose Royal Tournaments

Courtly Culture by Joachim Bumke
Tournament by David.Crouch
Chivalry by Maurice Keen

Discussion Groups:

  • SCA_Consorts list at Yahoo
  • There is also an old SCA consorts list
    It's inactive but the old posts contain some great information.
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