[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
sirlyonel at hotmail.com
Tue Jan 30 12:08:45 PST 2007
Gods. The temptation to resort to sarcasm is overwhelming.
Michael, in all your years in the SCA how often have you seen anything like
the scenario you describe? I've never seen it. Even at Estrella, where many
of the marshals use hardwood marshalling staves to push clots of errant
warriors back into the open field, I have never seen a marshal's staff
Is it possible? Yes. A meteorite crashing through my roof and killing me is
possible, but I don't plan to start wearing my bascinet all the time.
Let's start with a far more likely scenario for breaking a marshalling
staff. Say I found myself in the position of having to block a powerful shot
with my marshalling staff. In the few such cases that I can recall, the
block was accomplished with a minimum of impact (easy to do when you're not
the target). Still let's posit a blow that actually breaks the staff. It
doesn't matter. I leave the field and throw it away.
I think this rule is overkill resulting in a waste of cash and good rattan.
lo vostre per vos servir
Impedimentum via est
(The obstacle is the path)
>From: Michael Silverhands <silverhands at sbcglobal.net>
>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 12:58:35 -0600
>On Jan 30, 2007, at 12:48 PM, Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace wrote:
> > Salut cozyns,
> > I had the same thought initially, Faelan, but section 12 of the
> > Ansteorran
> > Complete Participant's Handbook, section 12.II.A.1 on marshalling
> > shaves
> > specifies:
> > The staff shall be made of rattan or pultruded fiberglass (NOTE:
> > PVC caps or
> > equivalent
> > must securely cap each end of any pultruded fiberglass shafts). No
> > hardwood
> > shafts or
> > dowel rods are allowed.
> > <<<<
> > Personally, I can't see any point in that rule. Jean Paul? Your
> > Majesty?
> > En Lyonel
>Suppose you are on the field, marshalling with a nice oaken staff.
>Suppose a combatant stumbles and falls against you, and the staff
>breaks. Suppose what happens next when the combatant lands on the
>nice, fresh, sharp, oaken stakes.
>That's why marshalling staves (and banner poles and anything else
>that ends up in a "live" combat area) are required to be made of the
>same material as our weapons. :-)
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