Lord Erick Blaxton 1988
Duke Artan macAilin 1989
Lord Van of the Skilled Hands 1990
Lord Rathe (Hrothgar) 1991
Lord Rorik (Hrorek)1992
Lord Jonathan Whitewolf the Younger 1993
Baron Otto the Obscure 1994
THL Lycurgus du Loch 1995
Sir Cameron Blackswan 1996
Lord Shimshon 1997
Lord Martino 1998
THL Brodir 1999
Sir Caesan 2000
Sir Hakon 2001
Duke Kynan 2002
Duke Hrothgar 2003
Duke Tomuki 2004
THL Mordygan MacGregor 2005
Lord Alrik Boleslavson 2006
THL Boleslav Ragnarsson 2007
Lord Li Guang Ming 2008


the 1993-2005 list above was gathered by Pendar the Bard, Artan macAilin made a few tweaks, and AElflaed found the first five, digging through newsletters. Kathryn contacted Lycurgus to ask who came before him.

From The Baronial Shaft May 1992, page 14:

The Lord of Outlandish

This year on Friday afternoon of Grand Outlandish there will, for the fifth time ever, be held a tournament to choose "The Lord of Outlandish." The victor is presented a leather crown which has been worn in the past by Eric Blaxton, Artan MacAilin, Van of the Skilled Hands and Rathe [Hrothgar]. The privileges of being Lord of Outlandish include sitting in court, hobnobbing with royalty, and getting free drinks from various people (probably).

There was a rumor that there had been Lord of Outlandish tournaments since the first Outlandish, but that's not true. The basis for the misunderstanding is probably this: Before the Outlands was a principality, the victor of each Grand Outlandish Tournament was named "Lord of the Outlands." The Outlands is much bigger, and lasts longer, than Outlandish. The lady whose favor was borne was named "Lady of the Outlands." These titles lasted six months, until the Grand Outrageous Tournament, which was sponsored by Caerthe each fall. This alternating of tournaments lasted a few years into the Principality days, until Loch Salann (Salt Lake City) and the Citadel (El Paso) complained, fairly, that it wasn't right not to rotate the coronet tournament among all the large groups. When Grand Outlandish was no longer a coronet tournament, the Warlord of the Outlands was chosen there. When the Outlands became a kingdom, the kingdom warlord tournament rotated, again, to various places, and "The Lord of Outlandish" title was invented to have a good excuse for a big tournament.

There is still a former Lady of the Outlands in al-Barran, and that is Lady Simonetta Ambrosini, who was in those days Sybilla von Drachenstor. (Simonetta's not active now, but you may have met her as "Jodi" over at Raymond's Quiet Press.)

Ton and Elizabeth were Lord and Lady of the Outlands twice in a a row, followed by
Bren Malokai and Sybilla (Simonetta),
Ulrich (later Master Ulrich von Matanuska, who is known to many) and Roxanne, and
Stephen of Strathglyde and Penelope (al-Barranians who went away soon afterward).

[This all happened in the mid-1970's.]

Information gathered and reported by Mistress AElflaed of Duckford
who never personally saw a Lord of the Outlands tournament
but who is a great collector of Outlandish trivia.


the first Lord of Outlandish scroll
From The Baronial Shaft May 2007, page 21:

Twentieth Lord of Outlandish Tournament by AElflaed of Duckford

He who wins the Lord of Outlandish tournament on Friday at Grand Outlandish will be the twentieth to bear that title and honor.

Those who have come before are... [and the list from the box above appeared]...

Wilhelmina, the lady of the first Lord of Outlandish, informs us that the leather crown was made by Master Creon the Artisan. It was intended for that first winner to keep, but Lord Erick chose to pass it on, and so the same crown has been used for the past nineteen Lords of Outlandish.

Stefan and Beau were baron and baroness the first time a Lord of Outlandish was chosen, and the rights given to that first winner were permission for him and the lady of his choice to Wander, for him to proclaim the start of the evening's festivities, to berate those disposing of butts improperly and to boast and bray that he was truly an outlandish lord.

Hrothgar is the only one to have held the title twice.

Additional credits and thanks for the gathering of the list and the history appearing above: Pendar the Bard, Artan macAilin, Wilhelmina Martini, Lycurgus du Loch and Kathryn of Iveragh.

Photos or stories can be sent to Sandra@SandraDodd.com

Mistress Cailte has offered this for the Lord of Outlandish collection, and wrote "nothing serious, just a fun 'drinking song' type."

THE LORD OF OUTLANDISH
Lady Cailte Caitchairn

With iron in his thighs, and steel in his eyes,
Oh, the men they all cheer when he passes
So comely of face, with such manly grace,
Oh, he takes quite a toll on the lasses.

When the Lord of Outlandish walks by, walks by,
With the ladies all heavin’ a sigh.


He’ll stride to the field, oh he’ll never yield
No foeman can stand in his way
He’ll hear the crowd roar, then vanquish one more
For he’ll be the victor today

When the Lord of Outlandish walks by, walks by,
With the ladies all heavin’ a sigh.


He’ll drink all the wine, so hold on to thine
And he’ll boast and he’ll toast with each cup.
Young maidens will wait by yon moonlit gate
In the hope on their lips he will sup.

When the Lord of Outlandish walks by, walks by
With the ladies all heavin’ a sigh.


Tomorrow at dawn he still will fight on
For to do so is only his way.
And tales will live on, in story and song
Of the great deeds he did in his day.

When the lord of Outlandish walks by, walks by
With the ladies all heavin’ a sigh.


With iron in his thighs, and steel in his eyes,
Oh, the men they all cheer when he passes
So comely of face, with such manly grace,
Oh, he takes quite a toll on the lasses.

When the Lord of Outlandish walks by, walks by,
With the ladies all heavin’ a sigh…..
A sigh……… (aaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh)
When the Lord of Outlandish walks by!

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