[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
sirlyonel at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 30 10:48:49 PST 2007
I had the same thouht initially, Faelan, but section 12 of the Ansteorran
Complete Participant's Handbook, section 12.II.A.1 on marshalling shaves
The staff shall be made of rattan or pultruded fiberglass (NOTE: PVC caps or
must securely cap each end of any pultruded fiberglass shafts). No hardwood
dowel rods are allowed.
Personally, I can't see any point in that rule. Jean Paul? Your Majesty?
Impedimentum via est
(The obstacle is the path)
>From: "Faelan Caimbeul" <faelancaimbeul at gmail.com>
>Reply-To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc."
><ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
>To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
>Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:34:25 -0600
>Does it have to be rattan? I've heard of other woods being used as well. I
>guess it's because we're not supposed to wack anyone with them.
>On 1/28/07, Chris Zakes <dontivar at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Fair greetings,
> > This is something that's been bugging me for several years, and it
> > finally came to a head at Queen's Champion this weekend. We need more
> > marshalling poles.
> > Because we had six fields running, I saw several instances where one
> > or both marshals on the field were working without a marshalling
> > pole. This isn't quite as much of a problem for the armored folks,
> > who can usually scrounge up a spear or polearm, but it is for the
> > rapier fighters. I normally bring three marsahlling poles to any
> > tournament I attend and it's *very* rare that my spares don't get used.
> > So, I'm issuing a challenge to the rapier fighters in Ansteorra: If
> > you're authorized as a marshal, you should have your own marshalling
> > pole. Buy a stick of rattan, cut it off to five or six feet (maybe
> > give or sell the rest to an armored fighter who needs a new sword)
> > hit the ends with some paint or colored tape--black and yellow are
> > the usual marshallate colors--and you're good to go.
> > -Tivar Moondragon
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