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Mists Fall Coronet and Investiture

Friday September 10th, 2021 to Sunday September 12th, 2021
Tres Pinos, California

To the good and fair people of the Mists does your Prince send greetings.

As no doubt you are aware, the time is finally upon us to determine our heirs. The tournament will be held on Sept. 11 at Bolado Park in Tres Pinos...

These have been challenging times for many and hopefully we are facing the beginning of the end of these times. We very much look forward to our tournament and once again seeing all of you in person. With these times in mind we have decided that while all are welcome to attend, only those of the Mists can be fighter or consort in our tourney. The next Heirs will be of the Mists and we trust they will carry us to more recognizable times. We call on the Chivalry of the Mists, take part in our tourney and assure that our Heirs are up to the task.

Wishing you all well.

Patric, Prince of the Mists in times of plague.


Mists Coronet Lists Announcement from the Principality Marshall, Sir James Kristof

It is my pleasure as the Mists Marshal to announce the format of the coronet lists for their Highnesses.

On September 11th the tournament shall be fought in a Double Elimination type tournament. Invocation and Challenges will be done as normal, but there will be a change to the fighting format within the tournament.

The fights shall be of two (2) counted blows to demonstrate victory rather than one killing blow.

Good shots to the legs and arms shall be counted as good blows but the fighter will simply acknowledge them and continue fighting unhindered.

After each acknowledged good blow there will be a separation of the fighters to reset; not a hold, and not to be reinitialized by the marshals, only a momentary pause to clarify the blow to the onlookers.

Double kills shall be refought from the beginning immediately, resetting all blows counted to 0.

While nobody dies in a counted blows tournament, it is specifically requested by their Highnesses that the fighter kneel or show some visible deference upon defeat, so the results of the fight are clear to those watching.

This will be our first tournament in over a year so please come to inspection early, ready for internal helmet inspection of padding.


From the Rapier Champion of the Mists, Juan Carlos Castillo de Guzman

To the most wonderful populace of this, our glorious Principality of the Mists, do I send joyous tidings! The plague which has swept across these lands is waning, and we shall soon meet again.

On the weekend of September 10-12, we shall reunite under the banner of our great sea-wolf, to make merry and find who shall be worthy of representing our principality on the rapier field. With the permission of their Highnesses, I have come to announce the format of the tournament!

We will be fighting a round robin, should our numbers not exceed 10 in the lists. Should we draw more fighters, a standard double elimination will ensue in its stead. Standard rules of the lists will be followed, including for blows, and all bouts shall be best 2 out of 3.

I hope to see all of you wonderful friends there!


From the Minister of Arts and Sciences

Oyez, oyez! Your attention is requested!

Arts & Sciences at Coronet wants YOU!

Come show off the projects that kept you going during the plague quarantine! Bring your best, bring your attempts, bring your crafts, bring your designs — let’s highlight all arts and sciences with an amazing display!

The Silver Muse will not begin at this event so that everyone has plenty of time to research the upcoming competitions and prepare. You will find details for the individual competitions on our Principality website — start dates will be announced!

So, help us start A&S off right in our Principality’s reopening event! Display will be from just after first court until just before last court at the A&S pavilion.

If you would like to teach a class please let me know. I’m sure many of us would enjoy some in person lessons!

Dm Ruthe Miller — Email: — Phone / text :510-505-0475


ALL Attendees MUST Pre-register. Fill out the google form on the ePay site

Pre-reg closes Wednesday, September 1st.

Unlimited Pre-registrations available. Registration cost is $25. Member Registration includes $5 dollar discount. Youth 18 and under are FREE. West Kingdom Welcoming Committee available.


West Kingdon Fire rules. Propane firepits only.


Event Coordinator: Da’ud ibn Ali (David K Williams) — E-mail:

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
Site Opens Friday, September 10th, 1:00 pm and closes Sunday, September 12th, 1:00pm
Site Fee: 
Adult Registration is $25. Member Registration includes $5 dollar discount. Youth 18 and under are FREE. Pre-registration is required.


Map of Bolado Park
Bolado Park and Surrounding Area

From south of Gilroy: Take the best route to US-101 N to CA-156 E toward San Juan Batista/ Hollister. Turn right onto Union Road. Turn right onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25. *Follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

From the Bay Area: Take US-101 S. Take the CA-25 exit toward Hollister CA-25 merging right going into Hollister. Turn left onto Santa Ana Road. Turn right onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.

From I-5: Take CA-33 exit at Santa Nella towards Gilroy. Turn West onto CA-33. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Gilroy. Turn left onto CA-156/ Pacheco Pass Hwy. Turn left onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.