[Ansteorra-archery] Royal Huntsman

Donnchadh Beag mac Griogair donnchadh at cornelius.norman.ok.us
Tue Dec 2 21:20:23 PST 2008

As was mentioned, this is after the bow out stage of the tourney.  For those
who are not familiar with the Royal Huntsman tourney, anyone can enter, but
there is a point late in the competition where people who do not feel that
they would be able to fulfill the duties (and there ARE duties) of the
position, are given an opportunity to honorably step out.

To the best of my knowledge, there is usually a combat archery aspect to the
Royal Huntsman as that person will be the Crown's champion on both the
battle field and the target range.

That being said, I will have all of my gear and I will be happy to loan it
out, IF I'm not using it that is =).

For those interested in combat archery, I urge you to come to wInterkingdom
where we will have a full track of combat archery classes.  It will include
everything from the rules and what it takes to get authorized, to building
the equipment, to basic armor.  You'll even get a chance to try out the
equipment, hopefully at some live targets.  And believe me, if you think
shooting at foam knights is fun, just WAIT till you try shooting at the real

In Service,
Baron Donnchadh
NR Archery Commander
NR Archery Marshal
On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 10:21 PM, Lawrence <huntsmanlance at cox.net> wrote:

>  *Ok here is a response from Ironwrym that i received from a fellow archer
> about the Royal Huntsman tourney to clarify about the combat archery
> questions.....*
> This is our Gulf War Royal Huntsman Tournament and does include a combat
> archery round near to or right after the bow out. All are welcome to compete
> however it requires helm or rapier mask, half-gauntlets & gloves or rapier
> gloves, and twelve of the appropriate combat bolts or arrows for the chosen
> style. One might think this end favors the fighters however I have actually
> seen an eight year old boy defeat a Duke during the combat round.
> So I believe the answer you are seeking is yes, the tournament does include
> elements of both target and combat archery. Please note the barony has said
> they do not have the combat archery equipment to loan, so should you not own
> combat archery equipment yourself might I suggest you make arrangements to
> borrow some prior to the tournament.
> Our Royal Huntsman champion is expected to own and provide their own
> equipment which is why we do not provide loaner gear for this tournament,
> but no one really frowns upon a target archer in borrowed combat archery
> equipment.
> Looking forward to seeing yourself and the noble archers of Namron Saturday
> afternoon for the tournament!
> Safe journey,
> Ironwyrm
> *I have never participated in a Royal Huntsman tourney so i wasnt aware
> that combat archery was included in the shoot. Apparently i wasnt the only
> one who wasnt aware of this either. I had posted the question about what the
> schedule was and how the shoot was going to be to drum up some excitement
> and and hopefully entice more archers to attend.....if i hadnt asked then
> allot of local archers i know would have shown up and been completely taken
> by surprise.*
> *Maybe all of the past tourneys have always included a combat round and we
> should have known but im afraid that everyone i know didnt have any idea and
> with the answer coming only 4 days ahead of the event there will probably be
> no way for any to borrow the necessary equipment.*
> *Maybe with this posting there will be some combat archers who will come
> forth and let others borrow their equipment but if not then there are going
> to be allot that wont be able to compete.*
> *Lance*
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> *From:* ansteorra-archery-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org [mailto:
> ansteorra-archery-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org] *On Behalf Of *William
> Black Dragon
> *Sent:* Tuesday, December 02, 2008 8:02 AM
> *To:* Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra
> *Subject:* Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Royal Huntsman
>     Bad spell check, leave the words you can't define alone!  That's
> suppose to read "Wiesenfeur" not "Whenever"!  Gads!
> (Oh well, at least its something else to blame mistakes on in
> 3AM postings)
> Ironwyrm
> --- On *Tue, 12/2/08, William Black Dragon <ironwyrm at sbcglobal.net>*wrote:
> From: William Black Dragon <ironwyrm at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra-archery] Royal Huntsman
> To: "Archery within the Kingdom of Ansteorra" <
> ansteorra-archery at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 3:13 AM
>    I guess I'm missing a lot of chatter here keeping myself
> so busy lately?
> There's no secrecy as to the format of the coming
> Royal Huntsman tournament it's very basic really, with
> a slight twist of course.  We're planing a head to head,
> double elimination contest, any bowing out archers may
> offer their slot to a previously eliminated competitor as
> a single resurrection.  Final end to be determined
> between the last two or three competitors remaining
> (no deadly bye for that round).
> I'm told up north the archers really enjoy non-five ring
> target shoots so I've planed about a half dozen of my
> favorite most complained about targets or shoots from
> over the last ten years for the tournament.  Of course
> there shall be a combat archery round (no loaner gear
> will be provided) and should the last two or three
> competitors all be authorized combat archers we just
> might finish with a combat archer's duel (is that the
> theme to the movie "The Good, the Bad & the Ugly" I
> hear playing in the background, maybe not?).  So it's
> highly recommended combat archers bring their full
> armor kit and at least a dozen legal combat missiles.
> Please be advised all stated above shall be subject
> to change depending upon the number of archers
> actually participating and to the whims of our
> Majesties, after all it is their tournament (but we're
> going to be the ones having all the fun!).
> So bring your bows, arrows, crossbows, bolts, armor
> & combat missiles and join us at the Whenever Yule
> Revel to compete with the best & greatest archers we
> have to offer for the title of next Royal Huntsman of
> Ansteorra!  Hope to see ya there.
> Regards,
> Ironwyrm
> (aka HL William Black Dragon, Royal Huntsman of Ansteorra)
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