ARCH - Royal Hunstman Tourney & Academy of the Bow ironwyrm at
Sat Apr 28 06:05:52 PDT 2001

Lord Wilim,

That does have a nice ring to it doesn't it.  I have but three
suggestions for that format should you wish to use it in the future. 
1st, always keep the buck target in the huntsman tournament as it does
lend nice feel to that match.  2nd, I would suggest thirty yards might be
a more appropriate range for that format.  and third, raise the points
value on the staff as it was the most difficult target to hit. 

The site was very nice, however does need a bit more clearing out. 
Little stumps, vines, and rocks were a bit of a problem but the more a
site is used people will tend to clear those out themselves.

Lights and sanitizers in the port-a-lets would have been nice,
and a handicap port-a-let near the list field and range would have been
convenient (I didn't see one).

I did not see anywhere really suitable for large units, combat archers,
or siege weapons without doing a lot of clearing of trees.

Of course some areas with water and power for our good gentles who have
medical problems would also be helpful.  I am concerned about this when
having an event in mid-late summer
(A lot of our good friends just can't take the heat!).

But over all it is a very nice site that shows great promise.  Thank you
for all your efforts in procuring the new location for our SCA events.

As for the AoB we had four new live marshals authorized in the Steppes
and should you wish to do live steel at that event we will be at your

In service of the Steppes and Ansteorra,


PS: To all have expressed concern about Guyjin San, he is OK and is now
at home resting.  But he will have to undergo some lifestyle changes to
remain in good health in the future.  We do pray this will not be too
difficult a task for him!  Thank you for your concern and well wishes. 
And thanks to the site Chirurgeons who did such a wonderful job when they
were needed.

On Mon, 30 Apr 2001 10:08:15 -0500 "Wilim Penbras"
<wilim.penbras at> writes:
> Greetings,
>      I only help run the range but I came up with the shoot format.  
> Was it a good shoot?  We have our first Crossbow winner, but since 
> the lead between shooters was less than the average point value for 
> a single good shot I think it was close.  We had a 3 way tie for 
> second and the Huntsman was only 6 or 8 points ahead. 8 points was 
> about the average value, given for hitting an 8" wreath at around 
> 20yds.
>      What do we think of AoB at that site.  We will be removing 
> about 6 or 7 trees from around the roadway to open up navigation and 
> help with larger, or trailered vehicles.  Parking will be marked off 
> better and I will make sure everyone knows the site rules allow a 
> certain amount of clearing in campsites.
>      I will have a place for the heavy fighters I have asked to 
> attend for war practice to play while waiting for the melee area to 
> openup to war units/combat archer/siege training.
>      Let me know what you think and would people that have expressed 
> an interest in teaching contact me with a course description and if 
> possible a brief outline.  Also I will need to know which 
> instructors wish to compete in the next Royal Hunstman so we may 
> plan classes around the Tourney.
>      If people have topics they would like to see or would like to 
> see, including live steel and/or siege.  Please let me know.
> In Service,
>      Wilim
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