[Ansteorra-archery] Steppes Warlord

Susan Hill sueorintx at hotmail.com
Sun Apr 24 19:19:54 PDT 2005

Unto all the Citizens of Ansteorra, most especially the Archers and friends 
of Archery do I send greetings and these tidings.

Warlord Cometh!!!!

Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2005, brings the Thirty-second Steppes 
Warlord in Canton, TX. This year we have not just one, or two, or even three 
archery competitions, but FIVE (5) for all skill levels and ages.

On Saturday we will have the William Tell shoot which is always 
entertaining, closely followed by the Bowman's Tournament. This competition 
is for archers who have Royal Round averages of 44 or less and have never 
won a tournament. For those who have not got a RR average, we depend on 
one's sense of honor and to a certain degree on the person's reputation as 
an archer. If you are in the quarter or semi-finals at Royal Huntsman 
tournaments, you probably won't be shooting as a Bowman or under. This is a 
huge event and is open to youth level archers, as well. Last year we had 
nearly 50 competitors for this tournament.

Also on Saturday will be the Period Equipment only shoot. This will be 
starting as close to 2:30 as we can manage it. For this shoot, all equipment 
must be period style. For crossbows, this means no aluminum or fiberglass 
prods. For bows, a certain amount of fiberglass will be allowed so long as 
it does not plasticize the bow. Documentation of equipment is desired but 
not required. For more information on this shoot, check with HL Jaque the 

Sunday will have the Children's Shoot starting at 8 sharp. This shoot must 
be completed before morning court so we need to get this going in a timely 
manner. Last year we had kids dragging in to shoot as we were getting ready 
to head to court. Sorry folks, not this year. No new entrants will be 
accepted after we start shooting.

Steppes Archer starts 1 hour after court concludes. Sign ups will take place 
in that hour between Court and starting. This is a championship shoot and 
requires the winner to fullfill the requirements of the position of Steppes 
Archer including standing up in Baronial Courts at Steppes events. It may 
also require other duties at the discretion of Their Excellencies. This is 
not an event for children, nor for novice archers. Last year I had a mother 
who wanted to enter her teenage (under 16) son in the contest for his first 
competition....no! That's what the Bowman's Tournament is for.

Crossbowmen will be required to shoot while standing for all events.

For the first time, we will be awarding the Silver Arrow of the Steppes. 
This award will be voted on by the archers and marshals participating and 
serving on the range for the Bowman's, Period Equipment, and Steppes Archer 
competitions. These same archers and marshals are eligible for the award. 
They will be voting on the person who most demonstrates, or has impressed 
them with their chivalric behavior on the field...Honor, loyalty, courage, 
grace, courtesy, and humility, these are what we will be looking for.

If you have any questions, please contact myself (sueorintxathotmail.com)or 
my deputy HL Jaque the Spink at (jspinksatix.netcom.com) please substitute 
the @ for the 'at' within the addresses to get them to work properly. For 
information on other aspects of the event and information on hotels, etc. 
please go to: http://www.steppes.org/warlord/

We look forward to having you join us for this most memorable event.

Yours in service to the Barony of the Steppes, Ansteorra, and the Dream,

Lady Lyneya de Grey
Baronial Archery Marshal

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