[Ansteorra] FW: Steppes Warlord Sunday morning
eadric at scabrewer.com
Sun May 17 15:55:04 PDT 2009
What you appear to be suggesting is that you are going to allow people
who are not combat archery authorized shoot at one another. This would
violate Society Law.
While I was Society CA Marshal I had to constantly remind people of this.
1. If you are shooting at people is it Combat. Just because there are
only two combat archers does make it something other than combat.
2. The absolute first rule in the SCA marshals handbook says:
/I. COMBAT AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS/
/1. All persons who wish to participate in SCA combat activities
must authorize under the Society and Kingdom-of-residence
authorization procedures. SCA combat activities are defined as
armored combat, period fencing, combat archery, siege, and marshaling./
The rule is clear. Combat Archery is listed separately from armored or
rapier combat as a distinct type of _combat_ participation and it
3. The Rules of the List that we are all supposed to know and that are
part of Corpora and repeated in the Marshals Handbook says in Rules of
the List #2
/2. No person shall participate in Official Combat-Related
Activities (including armored combat, period fencing, and combat
archery) outside of formal training sessions unless they have been
properly authorized under Society and Kingdom procedures./
4. If this is a tournament where people are competing, then this is NOT
a formal training session. It is Combatants in a Tournament.
5. Bottom line is that if people are going to shoot at one another then
those participants must be authorized for combat. No exception.
Otherwise you violate corpora.
_*Now*_ at Squires, Cadets, and Arcarius event last spring we held a CA
( rules we used found here
Before we had our CA tournament I called the Society SCA Marshal and he
confirmed for the that of course to participate is such a tournament you
had to be authorized but he also granted the same provision that I had
granted as DSEM CA and allowed that since there would ONLY be CA and no
other combat taking place, as long as all participants were properly
authorized, and properly armed and armored, that folks could
participate equipped for either the Armored Combat field or the Rapier
Combat field as long as all of the bows and ammo where legal on both
the armored and rapier fields (ie.you cant shoot a baldar blunt at
someone in rapier armor, you cant shoot at someone in rapier armor with
a 1000 IP bow, etc.)
Of course if what you intend IKCAC style archery then never mind. That
is target archery and not combat so no authorization is required.
> Date: Fri, 15 May 2009 21:42:01 -0700
> From: ironwyrm at sbcglobal.net
> Subject: Re: Fw: Re: [Ansteorra] Steppes Warlord Sunday morning
> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org
> CC: centurionalmarr at yahoo.com; wyvillmike at hotmail.com
> YES! I shall be making a more detailed post tomorrow (just so
> much to do and so little time!).
> Its a privately sponsored combat archery tournament open to
> all of legal age to participate within SCA armored or rapier combat.
> You are not required to be authorized in missile combat for this
> contest, however you shall be required to participate wearing legal
> & inspected armor or kit appropriate for heavy or rapier combat.
> Be advised, we shall not be making loaner armor available, you
> must supply your own!
> You may use you're own inspected missile combat gear or the
> loaner missile combat gear which shall be made available to use
> (note - balders will not be allowed vs. rapier opponents).
> Basically its a combat archer vs combat archer blind draw
> double elimination (ties or no scores count as a loss for both
> shooters). Participants will be limited to 12 missiles for each
> end and all ends are timed. Should we still have participants left
> at the completion of the three ends the elimination rounds become
> a blind draw pick. Winner shall be determined by the by the
> combat archer winning the most ends!
> The format might be adjusted depending on just how many
> participants we have, we're kinda winging it because there hasn't
> been a combat archer vs. combat archer tournament held for
> quite a while that I'm aware of, the last one we held had about a
> dozen participants but was restricted to combat archery authorized
> only. This one we're opening up to all whom have an interest in
> combat archery and can supply their own armor.
> The goal is to stimulate more interest in combat archery by offering
> a little first hand experience and to further encourage folks to take
> a shot at it (pardon the pun) I'm offering one of my own "Draconian
> X-bow" combat crossbows as the prize for the winner of the contest!
> I'm not sure I'm on this list, but pray feel free to past this post
> Ironwyrm (aka HL William Black Dragon)
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