ARCH - Enough is enough lizdenpeters at
Thu Apr 19 16:07:22 PDT 2001


I read all the postings on the list regarding the combat archery
question.  There were a number of things I noticed about this.

1) There was no broadcast from the SEM prior to making his decision. 
Everything on the list was second or third hand.  On an issue of such
importance, it is my feeling that the SEM should have made a kingdom wide
announcement delineating the issue(s) to be addressed including an
address for such concerns to be forwarded to.

2) Combat arrows are difficult to control under current rules and will be
impossible to control under the rules effective August 1, 2001.  Also,
they are the death knell for combat crossbows.  It will be impossible to
use the new mandate for crossbows currently in use.  To use the combat
bolts under the new rules will require a special crossbow designed and
used for combat purposes only.  This will be cost prohibitive for most of

3) A much simpler solution would be adding screening or lexan to the
helms currently in use.  A cost of less than $5.00 would not only prevent
injuries from bounce back but from sticks, rocks and other dangers as

4) I hate to say it but it would appear that the archery community must
arbitrarily correct something without looking for any other, simpler
solutions,  Apparently we must NOT ask the other participants on the
field to do anything considerate for the archery participants.

It appears to me that this ruling is arbitrary and much to the delight of
the fighters will, in effect, kill the sport of combat archery.  At least
we can still shoot static archery and have tournaments until they decide
that is too dangerous too.  See you at the bonfire.

In service to the dream,

Nuala of Arkham

On Thu, 19 Apr 2001 12:13:19 -0500 "Dewart, Charles R. --G3 Contractor
(Anteon Corp)" <Charles.Dewart at> writes:
> Greetings and Hi There,
> OK folks, I'm at work now and not on all the list I am at home.  So 
> I don't
> know what is going on right now.
> However, whatever it is, it's been enough.  The SEM has made his
> recommendation to the BoD.  And somewhere along the line they will 
> decide.
> In the mean time we can still shoot target.  And we can decide to 
> either to
> continue to rain death and destruction on our Kingdom's enemies.  Or 
> we can
> have one hell of a bonfire.
> I must admit I have had both thoughts going through my mind at once, 
> plus a
> few I won't go into.:)
> I've said it before to darken the skies with Ansteorran arrows, we 
> must
> first make them.  Now it's we must remake them.  And they though I 
> brought a
> lot of arrows this last year.  Babe, they aint seen nothing yet.  
> (Very evil
> determined grin)
> Gilli
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