The Company of Saint Michael
We of the Company of Saint Michael love well all that pertains to tournament s and noble deeds of arms. We equip ourselves, as closely as we can, like the men-at-arm s who would have fought in such contests, and the good people who would have watched them. We do so because it gives us joy, but also that others may see the delight that comes from such good customs, so that noble deeds of arms and the proper practice of arms may become more common, to the greater advancemen t of arms, and the profit of all.
We are organized as a tournament society, composed not of knights and squires alone, but also gentle ladies, and good heralds, and all the gentlemen needful to carrying out noble deeds of arms.