[Ansteorra] Marshalling pole challenge

James Crouchet james at crouchet.com
Mon Jan 29 01:17:25 PST 2007

Two other notes:

- put your name on the staff in an obvious place.
- bring it to Gulf Wars!

Christian Doré, Kingdom Rapier Marshal

> 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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