Crown Tournament is an event where the heirs to the Crown are determined. Each fighter entered in Crown Tourney, the Combatant, must be fighting for a Consort so that the Crown will always consist of a Sovergn and Consort.
The style of the tournament is decided by the Crown. The Crown makes the final decision on who is and is not invited to compete in Crown Tournament.
In order to enter Crown Tourney the following requirements must be met:
The Crown, at their whim, may add additional requirements to enter other than those required by Kingdom law. Examples of additional requirements include, but are not limited to: a list of all events attended in the past year, descriptions of service performed for a local branch, an A&S project, documentation of a fighter's kit, and restrictions on weapons and shields such as: colors of tape, size and weight of weapons and shield, or shield materials.
In Ealdormere, Crown Tournament is held in mid May and mid October, after Coronation, which takes place in late April and late September.
Anyone can submit a bid to host Crown Tournament, however there is a rotation between the five Baronies and the Shires (taken as a whole) which dictates who is responsible for Crown Tourney in the event that there are no other bids. As the rotation distributes the event evenly across the Kingdom over the course of three years, in practice it is almost always followed, with people submitting bids from inside the branch on the rotation schedule.