[Ansteorra-rapier] Vivats for several fencers at Guardian of the Gauntlet / Iron Star
james at crouchet.com
Sun May 4 11:52:02 PDT 2008
BTW, who is the new Guardian of the Gauntlet?
On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 1:50 PM, James Crouchet <james at crouchet.com> wrote:
> Thank you, Master Robin. This is a great report for those of us who could
> not be there. I hope we see more great acts of chivalry, courtesy and
> prowess at the upcoming Squires & Cadets.
> Christian Dore
> On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 11:20 AM, Jay Rudin <rudin at ev1.net> wrote:
> > I've returned from the event, and several fencers caught my attention.
> > Don Dyryke, Don Sebastian. As previous winners of the Gauntlet, they
> > each took the field and faced thirty opponents, one after another.
> > Don Alaric. Reminding us that our focus is more than just fencing,
> > Alaric challenged each entrant by asking questions about period military
> > history.
> > Giovanni of the Steppes. Facing me in the first round, he won the
> > fight. He struck my neck when my blade hit (and bounced off of) my arm. I
> > walked off content. But he wasn't. He realized that my shot had bounced
> > into his chest, so he came up to me, and then the list mistress, to re-fight
> > his first tourney victory over a Don, because he wanted honor more than
> > victory.
> > Lady (?) Caitlin. Is there a more fun fight anywhere in the kingdom?
> > She came up for pick-ups, and more than held her own against me in my
> > furious, run-around, closing-fast style of fight. Her skills are slowly
> > growing to match her level of fun -- no small feat.
> > Vyolante. Fairly new, she entered both the Guardian of the Gauntlet and
> > a rather challenging bardic competition. But her willingness to help is
> > strong enough that I had to find a replacement marshall for her so she could
> > actually get to the bardic competition
> > Lord Brian ui William: No particular moment, but Brian always brings
> > honor, respect and joy to our field. He is focused on his fencing, without
> > ever losing sight of the fact that it's about more than a physical struggle.
> > When he's there, the Star shines more brightly.
> > Delayed Banishment -- melee team of Prince Ulsted, Lord Corvin,
> > Emmeline, Caitlin, and one other, (Somebody please supply the name. He /
> > she deserves the word-fame. The team was formed on the day, from people who
> > had not worked together and didn't even attend the same practice. With no
> > White Scarves, they fought well together and placed into the finals. Well
> > done!
> > Prince Ulsted. His Highness honored us by fighting in both the tourney
> > and the melees. He turns out to be pretty darn good at protecting himself
> > with a large shield. Who knew?
> > Baron Avery. In his first Iron Star melee, his opponents tried what
> > seemed like a good tactic -- isolating Avery from his team. They sent two
> > fencers to keep him busy. It worked reasonably well -- they forced him back
> > and kept him away from the main melee. But while he was defending against
> > them both, he was able to keep watching and directing the rest of his team
> > -- giving commands that were winning the battle. That was probably the
> > most impressive fighting feat I saw throughout the Star melees. (It
> > convinced Us that it wouldn't be good enough to isolate Avery's physical
> > presence -- because his mind was still deep in the rest of the melee.)
> > Iron Star defenders -- Baron Avery, Baroness Gwenneth, Master Pug, and
> > two more whose names I can't place (name please?). After a round-robin that
> > reduced the field to three teams, they were fighting Us, and had reduced Us
> > to Uilliac alone against four of them. They offered him single combat,
> > which he won. Had the four of them chosen to swarm him, they would have
> > easily won. The only reason they didn't place into the final round was the
> > high level of honor they showed to their opponents. We are honored to
> > follow them as defenders of the Iron Star.
> > Lord Uilliac. He was the star of the team that eventually won the Iron
> > Star. He faced four on one, was granted single combat, and then faced
> > three-on-one, two-on-one, and then one-on-one with both of them grounded. He
> > won that fight, setting up the final bout (and his team's eventual victory).
> > He is also the only fencer who has competed in every single Iron Star
> > tourney.
> > The White Scarves, supporting the arts. Attending the Elfsea bardic
> > competition were one knight, one Pelican, one Laurel, and three White
> > Scarves. Yup, we showed three times the support for this arts competition
> > as any peerage, including the Laurels. Also, there was deep White Scarf
> > support for the event. We had Dons / Donas made in 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002,
> > 1997, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1991, 1984, and 1981.
> > There were more great moments. I didn't see it all, and don't remember
> > all the great moments I saw. But all day long, I was continually reminded
> > how proud I am to be associated with Ansteorra's fencers.
> > Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
> > _______________________________________________
> > Ansteorra-rapier mailing list
> > Ansteorra-rapier at lists.ansteorra.org
> > http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-rapier-ansteorra.org
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Ansteorra-rapier