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Title Decoration  Barony of Mons Tonitrus

Within the Society for Creative Anachronism are 19 Kingdoms, and within each of those Kingdoms are a variety of groups. Those groups range from Principalities to Baronies, Marches, Shires, Colleges, Cantons, Ridings, Strongholds, and Ports. In Anno Societatus (AS) XVIII (1983) we became the the March of Mons Tonitrus in the Kingdom of Atenveldt.

We became a Barony in AS XXIV (1989), and the name officially changed to Barony of Mons Tonitrus. The Founding Baron and Baroness, Uchdred and Constance, assumed their office on August 26, 1989. Uchdred stepped down and Alwyn became the second Baron on June 20, 1987. Alwyn and Constance stepped down on April 26, 1992 when Morgan and Angelica became the next Baron and Baroness over these lands. On April 23, 1995 Baron Duncan and and Baroness Moire were invested and reigned until Philip and Selina assumed the office on December 13, 1997. Then on August 26, 2000 came the investiture of Odinel and Judith as the next Baron and Baroness. Followed by Seamus and Gwenllian when they assumed the Coronet on August 25, 2002, followed by Charles and Christine on August 27, 2005. Then Barons and Baronesses Egan and Meadhbh stepped up on August 30, 2008 and Heinrich and Juliana accepted the crown on August 21, 2010. That leads up to now, with Finnian and Brigit taking the thrones on August 24, 2013.

Over time, several devices and badges were registered for the Barony. A device associated with the Barony itself was registered in November 1986, its description is argent, in chief a laurel wreath vert between a pile in bend and another in bend sinister and in base three chevronels braced, all sable. It is our official symbol and can be seen at the top of this page, it can also be used without the wreath by anyone. With the wreath it is a symbol of the Crown and Coronets, and its use represents the Coronets of the Barony of Mons Tonitrus.

A populous badge associated with Mons Tonitrus was registered in November 1987, described as argent, a pile inverted sable, surmounted by a chevron inverted counterchanged. This is often unofficially refered to as "the flying nun," and is available for use by the entire populace. In January 1992 the Baronial Ensign was registered, it is argent, a thunderbolt sable, and a tierce vert.

In 1989 the Order of the Sable Chevronels to recognize service and sacrifice, Order of the Sable Harps for those working in medieval arts & sciences, Order of the Silver Morion to recognize light fighters, and Order of the Silver Thunderbolt to recognize heavy fighters. At the same time the Order of the Guardians of the Saguaro was also created, for those displaying exceptional courtesy and grace. Shortly after that, the Order of the Defenders of Mons Tonitrus was made to recognize the past Barons and Baronesses and their sacrifices for the Barony.

In 2000 the Ordo Stellae Argenteae was created to recognize the youth and their contributions to the current middle ages. In 2003 the Order of the Sable Arrows was added to acknowledge archery skills.

Additionally, there are badges for Baronial champions. The Baron's (heavy fighter) Champion (quarterly argent and sable, a thunderbolt counterchanged within a bordure vert), Baroness' (light fighter) Champion (quarterly vert and argent, a thunderbolt counterchanged and a bordure sable), Archery Champion (quarterly vert and argent, a thunderbolt counterchanged argent and sable and a bordure counterchanged), and Arts & Sciences Champion (per chevron through argent and vert, two harps sable and a fleur-de-lys argent).

(badge quarterly argent and sable, a thunderbolt with a bordure counterchanged)

The Barony of Mons Tonitrus is located in Cochise County, Arizona. Depending on the documents you read, the founding of the March of Mons Tonitrus could be in March at Coronet Tourney, Spring of '86, or September 1986 (founding date and official date per Kingdom Seneschal's December 1995 report)

The first of a series of Mace and Great Sword Tournaments was held on August 27, 1988 at the Sierra Vista Community Center and the City Park.

The Second Annual Mace and Great Sword Tourney was fought on Saturday, August 26, 1989. It was also the Investiture of the Founding Baron and Baroness, Lord Uchdred of Danglemire and Baroness Constance d'Orleans. The site was the Sierra Vista City Park.

The first Baronial Champion Tourney was held on Sunday, October 29, 1989 at Keller Park in Wilcox, AZ.

The Third Annual Mace and Great Sword Tourney was fought on the first anniversary of the Barony of Mons Tonitrus. This was a shieldless tourney. Fighters fought great sword, mace Florentine, and single mace for the honor of winning a French flanged mace. The competition took place on August 25, 1990, in the Sierra Vista City Park.

The Third Anniversary and fifth Mace and Great Sword Tourney took place on September 5-6, 1992, at Sierra Vista Veteran's Memorial Park. The fighting activities were limited to mace and great sword. On Sunday the Barony held a Weapon's Tourney to select the next Baronial Champion.

The Mace and Great Sword Tourney was hosted again on August 27, 1994. The event was a heavy weapons, shieldless tourney with weapon forms restricted to single mace, mace florentine, great sword, mace with great sword inverted, and single mace in the off hand. The prize for the tourney was a beautiful French Gothic flanged mace. The site for the event was Veteran's Memorial Park in Sierra Vista.

Baronial Investiture April 23, 1995, at Murr Community Center of Fort Huachuca
Mace and Great Sword Tourney August 26, 1995, Rancho Los Robles, Sonoita
Baronial Anniversary August 27, 1995, Fort Huachuca

Title Decoration  Barons and Baronesses

AS 24–AS 26 (1989–1992), Uchdred and Constance

  –AS 26 (  –1992), Alwyn and Constance

AS 26–AS 29 (1992–1995), Morgan and Angelica

AS 29–AS 32 (1995–1997), Duncan and Moire

AS 32–AS 35 (1997–2000), Philip and Selina

AS 35–AS 37 (2000–2002), Odinel and Judith

AS 37–AS 40 (2002–2005), Seamus and Gwenllian

AS 40–AS 43 (2005–2008), Charles and Christine

AS 43–AS 45 (2008–2010), Egan and Meadbh

AS 45–AS 48 (2010–2013), Heinrich and Julianna

AS 48–   (2013–  ), Finnian and Brigit

Title Decoration  Champions

 
champ  Baron's Champion (Heavy)
champ   Baroness' Champion (Bladed Weapons)
champ  Archery Champion
champ  A&S
champBardic
A.S. 22 (1989) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 23 (1990) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 24 (1991) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 25 (1992) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 26 (1993) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 27 (1994) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 28 (1995) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 29 (1996) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 30 (1997) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 31 (1998) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 32 (1999) –
Lord Marius Connor o'Connaught
Lord Jacques du Monet
Lord Breogan de las Rias Altas
 
 
A.S. 33 (2000) –
Senhor Gocauo Diego Ramiric
Jacques or meadhbh??
Lord Johann Von Salzbrunnen
 
 
A.S. 34 (2001) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 35 (2002) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 36 (2003) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 37 (2004) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 38 (2005) –
Lord Hakon Thorgeirsson von Eignersfjord
 
 
 
THL Brigit ni Sheachnasigh
A.S. 39 (2006) –
 
 
 
 
 
A.S. 40 (2007) –
 
 
Lord Thomas de Lacy
 
 
A.S. 41 (2008) –
Thegn Charles de Lacy
THL Jacques d'Aymonet
Master Seamus Sinclair
Lady Seadna Mey of Caithness
m'Lord Friedrich Sybold
A.S. 42 (2009) –
Lord Martin de Gras
Captain Gavin Featherstone
Lord Charles Veitch
Youth – m'Lady Jasmyna of Mons Tonitrus
Lady Caoilfhionn inghean Mhaoil Ruanaidh
Youth – m'Lady Jasmyna of Mons Tonitrus
 
A.S. 43 (2010) –
 
Lord Koga no Kenshiro Hideyori (Taka-go)
 
Youth – m'Lord Daniel de Lacy
Lady Tiphina of Ledbury
 
A.S. 44 (2011) –
Lord Finnian Tulloch MacLeod
Lord Taida Shigekune (Hei-go)
Lord Robert Redbowe
 
Captain Gavin Featherstone
A.S. 45 (2012) –
Lord Marius mac Conchobhair
Lady Isobel inghean Alasdair
Lord Randolph Caparulo
Youth – m'Lord Johnathan
THL Johann Wolfgang von Hesse
THL Brigit ni Sheachnasigh
A.S. 46 (2013) –
Lord Gregory Whitehawk
Bannthegn Juliana la Caminante de Navarra
Lord Finnian MacBride
Youth – m'Lord Rylan MacLean
Lady Seonaid inghean Mhuireadhaigh
 
A.S. 47 (2014) –
Lord Liam BearSark
Lady Hamasaki Miyako
Master Thomas de Lacy
Youth – m'Lord Karl Hrafnsson
Lady Margerita da Ferrara
Youth – m'Lady Alyssa of Mons Tonitrus
m'Lady Alyssa of Mons Tonitrus
A.S. 48 (2015) –
Lord Liam BearSark
Lady Hamasaki Miyako
Master Thomas de Lacy
Youth – m'Lord Karl Hrafnsson
Lady Margerita da Ferrara
Youth – m'Lady Alyssa of Mons Tonitrus
m'Lady Alyssa of Mons Tonitrus

Title Decoration  Mace and Great Sword

The Mace and Great Sword Tourney is a heavy weapons, shieldless tourney with weapon forms generally restricted to single mace, mace florentine, great sword, mace with great sword inverted, and single mace in the off hand. The prize for the tourney is a mace.

1st Annual - A.S. 23 (1988) – Prince Mark von Neumansgrund (Prince of the Sun at the time; later banished and stripped of all awards)
2nd Annual - A.S. 24 (1989) – Lord Komask of Tir Ysgithr (Knighted November 1991)
3rd Annual - A.S. 25 (1990) –
4th Annual - A.S. 26 (1991) – Sir Ulric Brettvalda the Dragon Bear (Prince of Drachenwald, 1989)
5th Annual - A.S. 27 (1992) – Sir Justin du Roc This Mace was donated to the Baron to be wielded in state (BTY at the time)
6th Annual - A.S. 28 (1993) –
7th Annual - A.S. 29 (1994) – Sir Justin du Roc (2)
8th Annual - A.S. 30 (1995) – Lord Feamir Bek (Made Master of Arms a week later)
9th Annual - A.S. 31 (1996) – Baron Duncan Arthur Ross the Black (BMMT) (Baron of BMMT; knighted in 2000 in Ansteorra)
10th Annual - A.S. 32 (1997) – Lord Shawn Robert of Kilkenny (Knighted January 1999)
11th Annual - A.S. 33 (1998) – Sir Bryon l’Ours d’Argent de Bourgogne (BMMT) (Formerly Prince of Drachenwald)
12th Annual - A.S. 34 (1999) – Sir Justin du Roc (3)
13th Annual - A.S. 35 (2000) – Senhor Gõcauo Diego Ramiriç(BMMT) (Knighted later)
14th Annual - A.S. 36 (2001) – Sir Justin du Roc (4)
15th Annual - A.S. 37 (2002) – Lord Sean of the South (Knighted a year later)
16th Annual - A.S. 38 (2003) – Sir Shawn Robert of Kilkenny (2)
17th Annual - A.S. 39 (2004) – Sir Cosimo Orsini (Knighted 3 weeks before the Tourney)
18th Annual - A.S. 40 (2005) – Sir Walrick de Blakeney (Knighted February 2005)
19th Annual - A.S. 41 (2006) – Sir Walrick de Blakeney (2)
20th Annual - A.S. 42 (2007) – Lord Stefan Zinnecker der Jegar von Ansback (BTY)
21st Annual - A.S. 43 (2008) – Sir Walrick de Blakeney (3)
22nd Annual - A.S. 44 (2009) – Sir Justin du Roc (5) (Presented it to his Lady, Viscountess Victoria)
23rd Annual - A.S. 45 (2010) – Lord Thomas de Revele (Knighted October 2011 and Crowned November 2012)
24th Annual - A.S. 46 (2011) – Sir Brion the Pious (Founding Baron, Granite Mountain at the time)
25th Annual - A.S. 47 (2012) – Lord Stefan Zinnecker der Jegar von Ansback (2)
26th Annual - A.S. 48 (2013) – Lord Stefan Zinnecker der Jegar von Ansback (3)
27th Annual - A.S. 49 (2014) – Kniaz Ivan Petrovich

Title Decoration  Longsword

1st Annual - A.S. 48 (2013) – Lord Koga Takashiro Kagehiro, called TakaGo
2nd Annual - A.S. 49 (2014) – The Honorable Lord Malis Athelstan McKendry