[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
moiranliam at earthlink.net
Tue Jan 30 13:54:54 PST 2007
The Other Scenario, which happened to me many, many moons ago, is when you
need to use the pole to keep from getting run over in the melee. I was
marshalling and the fighters were getting to the edge of the world and I
guess they didn't hear me hollering at them. I pushed the pole out with
some force and I know I hit a couple of fighters, and got knocked down
anyways. So: You could potentially be whacking fighters with your
marshall's pole. I'd MUCH rather get hit with rattan.... Wouldn't you?
Who had to give up marshalling, for now.
> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 20:08:45 +0000
> From: "Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace" <sirlyonel at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge
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> Salut cozyns,
> Gods. The temptation to resort to sarcasm is overwhelming.
> Michael, in all your years in the SCA how often have you seen anything
> the scenario you describe? I've never seen it. Even at Estrella, where
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 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
> lo vostre per vos servir
> En Lyonel
> Impedimentum via est
> (The obstacle is the path)
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