[Ansteorra] To all Gulf War Rapier Fighters and Marshals -- No Fault Removal

James Crouchet james at crouchet.com
Fri Mar 2 11:09:23 PST 2007

Don Doré here, wearing my Kingdom Rapier Marshal hat.

This is a description of a marshaling technique that will be in use for
Gulf War rapier.  It is similar to things we have done in Ansteorra from
time to time to handle minor problems in melees. If you plan to fight or
marshal in the big rapier melees at Gulf War, you should take the time
to read this and understand it. Keep in mind that these are meant to be
guidelines, not rules.

*No-fault removal:* During large melees at Gulf War the marshals will be
using an informal process to deal with some minor problems. These may
include throwing excessive blows, displaying anger on the field, a loss
of control such as shoving or knocking down enemy fighters and hitting
from behind. Marshals may choose to send fighters to the sidelines (or
back to their resurrection point in a resurrection battle), order them
to take a water break before rejoining the action, or order them out for
the rest of that scenario according to the problem and the judgment of
the marshal. This will allow the marshals to deal with minor problems
without needing to stop the action. Arguing with the marshals about a
removal will invoke a formal process which may result in formal
disciplinary action. More serious problems, including any situation
where an injury occurs will be handled formally.

If you will be marshaling, you should use no-fault removal when you are
confident there is a minor problem where no-fault is appropriate. In
general this will be for problems you personally witness, or where there
is a lot of confirmation (such as multiple fighters from both sides
confirming the incident or the fighter admitting their actions), or
where circumstances make it obvious what happened. This will not be a
tool for one side to use by spuriously accusing the other side's
fighters of violations.

Once ordered out of the action, if a fighter chooses to argue with the
marshal instead of leaving the field the marshal should escort the
fighter off the field or, if necessary, call HOLD, and begin a formal
discipline process.

When giving a no-fault removal marshals may add instructions such as
ordering a fighter to take a water break, telling an angry fighter not
to come back onto the field until he has his anger under control, or
ordering a fighter to meet with the marshals after the scenario to
discuss the situation.

Christian Doré

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