[Bonwicke] Heavy Marshellate Stuff
m_geisendorff at yahoo.com
Mon Sep 27 19:53:33 PDT 2004
After carefully reviewing the current Marshalate Roster, it was quite
that we have a serious problem in the current authorizing system
Armored Combat. Some of these problems include authorizing marshals in
field (letâs say armored combat) authorizing participants in other
fields such as
archery or siege engines. We have had authorizing marshals who have,
turn, âmadeâ more authorizing marshals. Those who have served as
and/or DEMS have been allowed to keep their authorizing marshal status
have stepped down from their respective positions. These are all
There is no easy way to institute controls. So, changes are coming:
(1) Unless you are a Regional Marshal, a DEM (a deputy directly under
Earl Marshal), or a selected member of the Order of Chivalry, you are
an authorizing marshal. Do not continue to authorize participants as
you issue will not be valid. (In the case of members of the Order of
being authorizing marshals, I will be contacting you directly.)
(2) All participant (fighter) cards will expire at the end of March
You will need to be re-authorized by a Regional, a DEM, or one of the
members of the Order of Chivalry. I am hoping to have new cards
the first of November, 2004. The system that will be put in place will
require authorizing marshals, DEMs, and select members of the Order of
submit a form for each combatant being authorized and a card will be
the Marshalate Secretary. The Marshalate Secretary will also be able
cards at events where she will be present. Her schedule and lists of
authorizing marshals will be posted on the Marshalate webpage.
(3) Only HRM, the Earl Marshal and DEMs will be able to create (new)
(4) Regionals â your job has just become more travel intensive. You
required to travel to events and fighter practices to do
would suggest you make out your travel schedule beginning in November
post it to the e-groups in your region. In the case of performing
authorizations at events, set a time that you will be available for
you wonât have to miss out on the dayâs events. If you are not
able to travel,
please see me so we can work out a solution.
For the time being, these changes will only affect Armored Combat
Archery and Siege Engines. Youth Combat, Youth Boffer, and Youth
not have to go through this process although new cards will be issued.
same may go for Rapier, Equestrian, and Thrown Weapons.
It is my goal to complete this task with as little disruption to our
âfunâ as possible. There will be a flurry of activity for a couple
months then things should smooth out. By the time you read this
missive, I will
have spoken personally with those who will be authorizing marshals.
remember the old saying âNo rules means Chaos.â We donât want
Remember, drink fluids and be safe. We are all here to have fun and to
memories. Letâs make them be good memories. Rememberâ¦if you are
practicing - mind and body - someone else will triumph!
Until next we meet,
Also, It has been said that Contrasting tape is fine on cutting edges
of Swords. Red tape on thrusting tips, but contrasting tape is fine for
Have you ever danced with the Devil by the pale moonlight?
I always ask that of all my prey. I just like the sound of
it. *Evil laughter*
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