History of the Northshield Princess' Sleeve

The Story

At the first rapier championship of the Principality of Northshield, HSH Gwyneth Felton presented the victor (Isaac de Hugo) with one of the sleeves from the gown she was wearing at the time. At the next tournament, Isaac passed along this favor to the new champion, Adrien de Troyes, thus beginning the tradition of the Princess' Sleeve as a "hereditary" favor. The idea of a Princess' Sleeve tournament (independent of the rapier champion tournament) was presented during the third reign of the Principality Northshield. "I proposed this new tradition during TSH's Therica & Sigfried's reign because many rapier fighters felt that the selection process of a champion was too selective and that we should have an honor conferred by prowess alone - Julio."

Counting the initial two champions as joint sleeveholders/champions, the rapier community has provided a Princess' Sleeveholder to each and every princess Northshield has been graced with (as both a principality and now as a kingdom) {note, Countess Bridei, aka Queen Mum, was never the Princess of Northshield and did not host a Princess' Sleeve tournament}. Each princess chooses her own format for the tournament and the conditions for deciding the winner (for example, valuing virtues beyond prowess - such as chivalry, honor, joy, courtesy; and deciding if the tournament victor will automatically become the Sleeveholder or if Her Highness will choose a Sleeveholder from the combattants on the field). Winning also comes with additional responsibilities, also determined by Her Highness' desires - Sleeveholders often become part of Their retinue, and sometimes play a dual role as both Sleeveholder and Rapier Champion.

During the reign of Sigfried III and Elizabeth von Kulmbach, a King's Rapier Champion was chosen by tournament prowess.
The list of King's Rapier Champions of the Kingdom of Northshield can be found here.

The Princesses and Their Sleeveholders

Princess Sleeveholder Champion
HSH Gwyneth Felton Isaac de Hugo Isaac de Hugo
HSH Kassandra Tenebrosa Adrien de Troyes Adrien de Troyes/Issac de Hugo
HSH Therica Pembrose of Stonegate Manor Michael Sinclair Domhnull na Carraige/Elijah Cameron
HSH Nina Mirovna Korsakova Simon Morcar Michael Sinclair
HSH Prism of Blue Rose Lloyd of Penrose Guillaume le Fort
HSH Fiona nic Aoidh Alexander of Manchester Duroc MacMillan
HSH Isabelle de la Montana Dorian of the Blue Moon Simon Morcar
HSH Kelinda Garret Kristoff Fuegger von Augsburg Kristoff Fuegger von Augsburg
HSH Eilika von Lutzen Lazarus Gauge Doctour Jock McKee
HSH Yasamin al-Hadiyya Pedro de Carrion del los Condes Ramirez Roland the Mad
HSH Leyla ibnat ash-Shamaal Cyveliog McKinley Roisin ingen Ailill
HSH Aramanthra the Vicious Doctour Jock McKee Rodrigo de Montoya
HSH Elashava bas Riva Roisin ingen Ailill Roisin ingen Ailill
HSH Isabella Falcão da Galinha Kristoff Fuegger von Augsburg Kou no Toshikage
HSH Astrid of the Yellow Rose Michael St. Christian Rosa de la Mer
HSH Anne Geoffries of Warwick Kristoff Fuegger von Augsburg Kristoff Fuegger von Augsburg
HSH Giulia Isabella de Venezia Rodrigo de Montoya Rodrigo de Montoya
HRH Fina ingen Aeda Lazarus Gauge [no champion]
HRH Æsa Gilsdottir I Robert Talbot [no champion]
HRH Mary of Carrigart I Cyveliog McKinley Ambrose von Pasau
HRH Gwyneth Felton Nicholas of Rockhaven [no champion]
HRH Giulia Isabella de Venezia Ambrose von Pasau Rodrigo de Montoya
(captain of the Queen's guard)
HRH Eilis mac Maurice Martin MacKeegan [no champion]
HRH Mary of Carrigart II Michael St. Christian Rodrigo de Montoya
HRH Æsa Gilsdottir II Vincent Palmer Kevin O'Shaughnesssy
HRH Ailleanne ingen Faelin Charimmos Lakedaimonios Charimmos Lakedaimonios
HRH Elizabeth von Kulmbach I Edward of Kent Edward of Kent
HRH Sigrid de la Mare I Michael St. Christian Sibyl Sevenoke
HRH Anne Geoffries of Warwick I Margalit Medicus and Marcus Valerius Margalit Medicus
(Queen's rapier champion)
HRH Lusche della Cassiago I Robert Talbot Niccolo Falconetto
HRH Petranella Fitzallen of Weston I Jean-Robert LeMarchand [no champion]
HRH Devon Ffrench Ambrose von Pasau Charimmos Lakedaimonios
HRH Luce Tolle Leona Talbot [no champion]
HRH Lusche della Cassiago II Adele von Pasau [no champion]
HRH Anne Geoffries of Warwick II Marcus Valerius Marcus Valerius
HRH Elizabeth von Kulmbach II Sibyl Sevenoke Jean-Robert LeMarchand
HRH Petranella Fitzallen of Weston II Gevehard von Baden [no champion]
HRH Sigrid de la Mare II Cledwyn Radcliffe Tomas Ordones Sandino de Triana
HRH Æthelflæd Hadrurus Blach Audrey Cross
HRH Gwenhwyvar verch Owen ap Morgan Baldwin von Trier and Isabetta Viari Baldwin von Trier and Isabetta Viari
Yehudah Tarkhan ben Yitzhak Sven of Nordskogen Bastien de la Mesa

This page created and maintained by Mistress Teffan Koerwent
Last updated 05/30/2016