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Subject: PP:  Rapier Infomation and Schedule for Pennsic 30--to be shared!
Date: Fri, 15 Jun 2001 14:12:58


Submitted by Master John Inchingham the Fool (inchingham at hotmail.com)

Updated 6/15/01 (AS XXXVI)

Part I--Welcome to All Rapier Combatants
Part II--Rapier Combat Schedule.
Part III--Descriptions of Rapier Activities



Unto the Rapier Combatants of the Known World doth Master John Inchingham
the Fool, Marshal-in-Charge of Fencing Activities at Pennsic XXX, extend
most courteous greetings.

This year, practitioners of the Noble Art of Defense will discover an
amazing variety of tournaments, melees, and training opportunities awaiting
them at Pennsic War--including three Pennsic FIRSTs:  A Youth Rapier
Tournament; a Woods Melee and a Fort Melee.  Once again, a tent and a
portion of the battlefield have been set aside specifically for rapier
activities.  However, this year, selected rapier events have also been
scheduled to occur in other venues (such as in the Fort, on the Red
Tournament Field, on the Main Battlefield and in the Woods).  There will be
at least one Middle Kingdom Marshal on duty on the Rapier Field from 9:00 am
to 5:00 pm from Sunday (August 12) through Friday (August 17).  Midrealmers
on duty will be wearing Rapier Martial Baldrics to make identification
easier.  Otherwise, free-sparring may take place as long a warranted fencing
marshal from any kingdom is present.

Tournaments and melees at Pennsic War are run according to the rules of the
the sponsoring kingdom.  Lists for tournaments and melees generally open one
hour before the scheduled start time and close whenever the
Marshal-in-Charge so decrees.  Unless, otherwise noted, all rapier events
take place on the Rapier Field.

Before participating in any rapier activity, you must have your protective
gear, weapons and parrying devices inspected TO YOUR KINGDOM’S STANDARDS by
a warranted rapier marshal of your own kingdom.  If no marshal from your
kingdom is present at Pennsic, you may instead be inspected to Society
standards by any available marshal.  A sticker will then be attached to your
helm, mask or other head protection, indicating that you have been
inspected.  (Blades will be inspected but NOT stickered.)  Once you have
been inspected, you are responsible for maintaining the integrity of your
protective gear at war.  If you lose your sticker or change any part of your
protective gear, you must be reinspected.  If any warranted rapier marshal
sees a potential safety problem in your protecive gear, that marshal may
reinspect you (keeping in mind that protective gear need only pass your
kingdom’s standards NOT the standards of the kingdom hosting the rapier
activity in which you are participating).  Because weapons and parrying
devices must meet the specifications of the kingdom hosting each rapier
activity, weapons and parrying devices must be reinspected before each
activity begins.  The host kingdom’s Marshal-in-Charge will determine how
this is to be accomplished.

Each host kingdom will specify which weapons are allowed in each tournament,
melee or other activity.  A listing of “Schlagers” might include equivalent
blades, or it might not, depending upon the host kingdom’s rules.  The same
would be true for a listing of “Epees and Foils.”  Remember that schlagers
and other heavy blades may NOT be used against epees or foils or other light
fencing blades.  If a tournament allows “All Weapons,” a Default Weapon may
be specified.  Rubberband Guns may be used in some melees.  Kingdoms may
also specify which dagger blades are acceptable and which are not.

Authorizations will be conducted depending on the availablility of marshals
from your kingdom.  Fencers (from any kingdom) who authorize for the first
time at Pennsic XXX will NOT be allowed to participate in Middle Kingdom
sponsored MELEES.  This ban does not prevent such fencers from participating
in Midrealm tournaments nor does it apply to melees hosted by kingdoms other
than the Midrealm. Midrealm rapier combatants will not be allowed to fence
with epees unless they pass an “Epee Qual” authorization at Pennsic.

Because Pennsic attracts rapier combatants from across the Known World, your
opponent in any given rapier activity may not be familiar with your rules or
customs.  If, whenever possible, you take a moment to discuss such things as
blow calibration, weapons standards and wound conventions with fencers you
do not know, you may be able to avoid misunderstandings later.

If you DO encounter problems or conflicts, you should notify the Midrealm
Duty Marshal (the one in the baldric) as soon as you can.  Either he or she
will be able to help you or they can tell you where you can get help.  If
you should need my assistence but cannot locate me on site, my Drop Dead
Deputy is Herr Maximilan der Zauberer.  He should be able to answer any
question you may have.  Scheduling concerns may be addressed to Her
Excellency, Baroness Brighid the Ageless.

All rapier participants are asked to remain flexible, adaptable and
forgiving of the mistakes of others . . . so that we may all enjoy Pennsic
War together.

Please note: the Rapier Combat Schedule was completed several MONTHS ago in
order to meet a publication deadline.  Changes and additions to the schedule
will be posted in the tent on the Rapier Field, as will any fencing-related

Sed ludus solum est.

John Inchingham



AUGUST 5-11:  Open sparring.


9:00 am to Noon:  Academia Challenge.
Noon to 3:00 pm:  Home Game Schlager Melee.
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm:  Northshield Schlager Madness Melee
Evening:  Known World Rapier Party AT SHARC PIT.


9:00 am to 1:00 pm:  RAPIER FIELD CLOSED for Opening Ceremonies.
(Free sparring may occur before and after Opening Ceremonies.)
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:  Midrealm Schlager and Dice Tournament.


9:00 am to 2:00 pm:  Free sparring on Rapier Field.
10:00 am to Noon:  Rapier Champions Tournament ON RED TOURNAMENT FIELD.
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:  Aethelmearc Town Rapier Melee ON MAIN BATTLEFIELD.
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:  AnTir Sicilian Two Step Tourney.
5:00 pm to 6:00 pm:  Meridian Rapier Brawl.


10:00 am to Noon:  East Kingdom Tournament.
Noon to 3:00 pm:  Ealdormere Ribbon Tournament.
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm:  Atlantian Five-Man Melee Tournament.


9:00 am to 11:00 am:  Drachenwald Mixed-Pairs Rapier Tourney.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm:  RAPIER FIELD CLOSED for FIELD BATTLES.
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:  Ansteorran Rapier Tourney.


9:00 am to Noon:  Youth Rapier Tourney.
9:00 am to 11:00 am:  Trimaris Fort Rapier Melee AT FORT.
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm:  Third Annual Meridies Novice Open.


9:00 am to 5:00 pm:  Free Sparring on Rapier Field.
11:00 am to 1:00 pm:  Rapier Woods Melee IN WOODS.


Rapier Field CLOSED.

Date: Sunday, August 12.  Time:  9:00 am to Noon:  Marshal-in-Charge:
Master Aelfred of Chester.  The Academia invites all cadets, wards,
provosts, squires and other senior students of the noble science of defense
to stand challenges from all comers.  All rapier blade styles and weapon
forms will be allowed.  This is not a tournament so no default weapon is
specified.  Play with whatever blades you are authorized to use.

Date:  Sunday, August 12.  Time:  Noon to 3:00 pm.  Marshal-in-Charge:
Warder Alexander de Seton.  Weapons allowed:  Schlagers and Rubberband Guns.
  Multiple teams of an indeterminate number of fencers try to put a “ball”
(a duffle bag filled with chainmail) across a goal.  No one holding a “ball”
may have a weapon.  There may be multiple “balls” and multiple goals.
Fencers (of any kingdom) who authorize for the first time at Pennsic XXX
will NOT be allowed to participate in this melee.

Date:  Sunday, August 12.  Time:  3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Marshal-in-Charge:
TBA.  Weapons allowed:  Schlagers and Rubberband Guns.  Fencers (of any
kingdom) who authorize for the first time at Pennsic XXX will NOT be allowed
to participate in this melee.

Date:  Monday, August 13.  Time:  2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Marshal-in-Charge:
Master John Inchingham the Fool.  Weapons allowed:  Schlagers and other
heavy rapier blades only.  A tourney for the flexible and opportunistic
fencer, in which Luck takes a hand and Fun presides.  Many round robin
pools, playing simultaneously, provide lots of fencing.  Roll of a die will
determine weapon styles for each bout.

Date:  Tuesday, August 14.  Time:  10:00 am to Noon.  Marshals-in-Charge:
Master John Inchingham and Don Arioch the Quick.  Location: RED TOURNAMENT
FIELD.  Weapons allowed:  Schlagers and other heavy rapier blades only.
Selected by their respective Majesties, twenty Midrealm rapier champions and
ten allies will square off against an equal number of Eastrealm champions
and allies in a special double-elmination tournament.  The contest will end
when one side is eliminated.  Rules and Team Rosters for the Champions
Tourney will be posted in the Rapier Field Tent.  Team muster times and
locations:  TBA.  Marshals’ Meeting: 9:15 am on Red Tournament Field.

Date:  Tuesday, August 14.  Time:  2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Marshals-in-Charge:
Dona Elisa inn Rau Hara and Don Eric Brehattin.  Location:  MAIN
BATTLEFIELD.  Weapons allowed:  Epees, Foils and Rubberband Guns.  Timed
Battle with Resurections.

Date:  Tuesday, August 14.  Time:  2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Weapons allowed:
TBA.  Two great Sicilian families, the Vendetti and the Revengi, are
traditional rivals.  One day a pair of members of each family is walking
down the street when their paths cross.  Rivalry turns to bloodshed and
bloodshed demands vengence.  Only one family shall survive the bitter feud.
The tourney will be a series of two on two fights with the fallen members
replaced at the end of each round by their “cousins,” who aim to avenge
their deaths.

Date:  Tuesday, August 14.  Time:  5:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  This “Light Tourney
with a Twist” is open to any and all comers.  Weapons choice is at the
fighters’ discretion.  For this modified William Marshal style tourney,
tokens will be available for $1.00 each, with all proceeds to go to a worthy
cause TBA.  You may purchase as many or as few tokens as you wish.  Fight as
much or as little as you want.  If you lose all your tokens, more may be
purchased.  At the conclusion of this one-hour tourney, the fighter who has
collected the most tokens will be declared the victor and receive a prize.
But everyone wins!  Come join the fun!

Date:  Wednesday, August 15.  Time:  10:00 am to Noon.  Marshal-in-Charge:
Don Arioch the Quick.  Weapons allowed:  All (Epee Default).

Date:  Wednesday, August 15.  Time:  Noon to 3:00 pm.  Marshals-in-Charge:
Lord Wilhelm von Potruff and Lady Eyrny Ormarrsdottir.  Weapons allowed:
Schlagers and Epees (but they cannot face each other).  Each fencer will get
5 ribbons--one ribbon for each authorization (or multiples of a color if
they are not authorized in all weapon forms).  Each fencer will find an
opponent and bet a ribbon against that other fencer.  The fencer must fight
with the weapon form represented by that ribbon.  (If you don’t have a
ribbon for a form, you can’t use it.)  Winner keeps both ribbons.  The
tourney will end at a predetermined time and the fencer with the most
ribbons will be the winner.

Date:  Wednesday, August 15.  Time:  3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Marshal-in-Charge:
  TBA.  Weapons allowed:  Epees and Foils; No Rubberband Guns.  The
traditional five-man melee format.  Only two Dons/Provosts/White
Scarves/Warders or kingdom equivalents per team.  Round robin multiple list
fields, with winners advancing from each list to the quarter finals.

Date:  Thursday, August 16.  Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Marshal-in-Charge:
  Raphael di Angelo.  Weapons allowed:  All (Epee Default).  No Rubberband
Guns.  This team tourney is single elimination with each encounter being the
best two out of three.  Each team must be comprised of one lord and one
lady.  8 inch draw cuts.  Tip cuts optional (must be decided before the
fight).  No push cuts.

Date:  Thursday, August 16.  Time: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.  Marshal-in-Charge:
Her Excellency, Countess KayLeigh, WSA..  Weapons allowed:  All (Epee
Default).  Double elimination tournament will be run with the Kingdom of
Ansteorra’s rapier rules:  10” draw cuts; tip cuts optional (must be
discussed before the fight); push cuts also allowed; one thrust or one cut
to take limb--no math used.  Dead is dead.

Date:  Friday, August 17.  Time:  9 am to Noon.  Marshal-in-Charge:Lord
Guillermo del Halcon.  Weapons allowed:  Schlagers.  Midrealm Youth Rapier
Rules.  Round robin pools.  FIRST TIME EVER AT PENNSIC!

Date:  Friday, August 17.  Time:  9:00 am to 11:00 am.  Marshals-in-Charge:
Don Khalid and Lady Jeanne Francesca Fitzgerald.  Location:  FORT.  Weapons
allowed:  Epees and Foils.  (If time allows, a second melee will be fought
with schlagers and Rubberband Guns.)  A seige battle in the style of “Gulf

Date:  Friday, August 17.  Time:  2:00 PM TO 5:00 pm.  Marshal-in-Charge:
The Honorable Lord Tormod dubh Gunn.  Weapons Allowed:  Schlagers.  This
tournament offers those who are just getting started a chance to shine.
Novice fighters (authorized no earlier than last Pennsic and never won a
tourney) will face-off in a standard pooled robin tournament.  Come and see
the new fighters play and witness one of them claim their first tourney

Date:  Saturday, August 18.  Time:  11:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Marshals-in-Charge:  Warder Cecil DuPont and Lord Christian d’Fournier.
Location:  THE WOODS.  Weapons allowed:  Schlagers.  No Rubberband Guns.
Midrealm rules.  Fencers (from any kingdom) who authorize for the first time
at Pennsic XXX will NOT be allowed to participate in this melee.  Several
resurection scenarios on a multiple-capture-the-flags theme will be fought.
Troop Muster and Marshals’ Meeting times and locations:  TBA.  FIRST TIME

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