[Ansteorra] Combat Archery Challenge

Paul Thorne paul.v.thorne at gmail.com
Wed Mar 23 12:48:47 PDT 2011

The moment you shoot "at" someone it becomes combat.


On Wed, Mar 23, 2011 at 2:43 PM, Chris Zakes <dontivar at gmail.com> wrote:

> At 11:53 AM 3/23/2011, you wrote:
>> The is no way you can do without the authorization.  We have taken this to
>> the Society level on a couple of occasions.
>> When you are shooting at another live person it becomes "combat"  and from
>> the Marshals Handbook.
>>   *II.B.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. /
>> So if it is a "tournament" or a "competition"   it is almost impossible to
>> call it a "formal training session".
>> I agree with you that I would NOT want it to be part of a Baronies
>> "Archery"  Championship Tournament because it means that so many people that
>> traditionally participate in target archery would have to be excluded.
>>  However, it does not have to be part of "archery" championship and can be a
>> stand alone competition.
> I'm curious about something. If it was a "target" shoot, but the targets
> were fighters in full armor, just standing there, would the shooters still
> have to be combat authorized? (We did this, along with a boffer "fight the
> knight" game several years ago at Canterbury Fair, a fundraiser for a local
> wildlife preserve.)
>        -Tvar Moondragon
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