ARN - Re: RN- Fighting indoors

Laura Feldner layla at
Tue May 30 20:34:51 PDT 2000

I found last year's indoor Queen's to be a truely delightful event. In fact
I fought better than I usually do in tournament. (Enough to be bestowed with
the Queen's Rapier that day). So my vote is most definitely for fighting
inside the hall. I will attempt to fight whether indoors or out, but if it
is outdoors I will have to be very cautious since I have had my taste of the
beginnings of heat exhaustion at the Kingdom Rapier Academy that was held in
Sweetwater a couple of summers ago. I do not ever want to experience that
again! There is plenty of room in that hall and it sounds like it is already
reserved anyway for feast I presume?
My two cents worth,
Lady Layla

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> Subject: ARN - Re: RN- Fighting indoors
> What has brought up the question of indoor vs Outdoor fighting events is
> Ansteorra's upcoming Queen's Champion Tourney.
> The site has been reserved.  The list field is generally placed
> in an area of
> direct sunlight, on grass.  At the time of year when Queen's will
> be held, it
> will be over 100 degrees, with considerable humidity.
> This same site also has a large hall.  Huge, in fact.  It can
> probably easily
> hold six to eight individual fields, if needed.  It's Air
> Conditioned, which
> means that it will drop the temperature by about 15 degrees, and
> may remove some
> of the moisture in the air (depending on the type of AC it is).  It has a
> concrete floor that's not horribly slippery (I fought on it, and
> it gave traction
> at least equivalent to slightly damp morning grass).
> Word has it that the last time one of our Queens held an indoor
> Championship, she
> received grief from people who would rather have had it held outdoors.
> No matter what our Princess chooses, she will receive grief.
> I, personally, get very bad heat headaches, to the point of
> nausea, no matter how
> much I drink (heat, not dehydration, related) and subsequent
> lingering mental
> dullness.  I can't even warm up enough to fight well, without
> overheating, in
> high temperatures.  I practice on concrete.  In this light,
> knowing that there is
> an air conditioned hall 500 yards away would be horrible.
> That said, and assuming that they've actually reserved the hall for the
> day...could, perhaps, we Ansteorrans get permission from HRH to vote as a
> community, for which place on the Canton site we want to hold the
> tourney?  HRH
> Allyson can always choose to accept our decision or's still up to
> her...but doing this ourselves would potentially make it our own
> decision and
> take any flack off of her.  I'll abide by the decision of the
> community and not
> whine (and die quickly and go sit in the hall if we hold it
> outside...okay, got
> the whining out of the way).
> Our present auth cards have email addresses on them, which probably are in
> Mistress Stella's database.   If we ask and get a green light,
> would anyone have
> time to do one heck of a multimailing?  I'll do it if
> necessary...but am swamped
> with other SCA obligations...
> Isobel (the heat wimp)
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