[Ansteorra-archery] Royal Huntsman Duties
doug.copley at gmail.com
Mon Feb 13 12:53:16 PST 2012
What does a Royal Huntsman do? What are their duties?
IMO, the Royal Huntsman has a variety of duties.
1. The Royal Huntsman is a representative to the Crown and to the
populace for the entire archery community, both target and combat.
2. Help work as part of their entourage to make the events go smoother
and the courts be easier for everyone involved.
3. Stand in every court that they can attend.
4. Protect the Crown both on and off the field. Our wonderful Queen is
a fighter and does not back down from a challenge or a fight. As such
she armored up and took the field in both Rapier and Chivalric, even
though she had never fought Chivalric previously. She got her first
kills on the Chivalric field at BAM. She said that was not enough so she
was going to also do Combat Archery, so one of my duties was to get here
ready, authorized, and take the field with her. Unfortunately, due to an
injury and surgery we have not been able to complete this task, yet. Our
young Princess also plans to take the field and do Combat Archery, so
taking the field with her and being there to help and protect the Crown
5. Make plans for possible shoots and tourney formats for the next
Royal Huntsman. Introduce yourself and meet with the Prince and Princess
as soon after Crown Tourney as possible. Find out what they want, have a
proposal for them, and be prepared to run it in whatever format and at
whatever location and time they choose.
6. Always remember that although it is an honor and title you have won,
it is also a set of duties and expectations that you have accepted. Just
as the Rapier and Chivalric Champions are called forward before the
finals to make sure that they are willing and able to accept those
duties so shall it be with the Royal Huntsman tourney.
7. No matter what you hear, no matter what you do, when you are with
the Crown you are there for them and for the populace and to perpetuate
8. Anything else that the Crown may ask:-)
Are you good enough to win, are you prepared to make the commitment, and
are you willing to sacrifice some of your time and energy to help the dream?
All archers are invited and I know of some archers that do not plan to
win or are not prepared to make the commitment, but they still want the
opportunity to see if they can even make it to the finals. Come join the
fun, see what happens, see who can win the day!
Vincenti da Murano
Royal Huntsman, Kingdom of Ansteorra
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