[Elfsea] Steppes Fighter Practice 07-15-2007 with Lord Elfsea in Attendance

Mike meggiddo at netzero.net
Tue Jul 17 19:42:01 PDT 2007


Heilsa,

I wish each member of Elfsea a good day and
a moment of your time.

I wish to Thank Lord Elfsea for making the trip
to test the Steppes fighters and their skill. I know
that each of the fighters welcome the opportunity
to test their skill against his.

And now on to what  that day -

Typically Average day in July
Yes, Temperature both Morn and Night
As it should be for this Time - Hi 96F
Varying Shade as always between Sun and Cloud
Times seems to be a War over Head
Trumpet has sounded and War declared
Oh, how many does it require to take up arms?
To faced the Foe - feared and Known
All before who face such - have Fallen
All within this Kingdom
Yet the Call to Arms have gone forth again
Measure of Time - Beyond Count
As reckon by Means
Some by Hand - Others by Celestial
Heavenly Bodies indeed above
Witness this contest of Might and Will
It is neither Right nor Wrong - Just Natural
Yet it will always come - another Call to Rally
Time means nothing
The Foe, whose patience beyond of Job
For that is what it will Take
It will win no matter the number array against It
All efforts have come to naught in the past
For many have try - to end with less than desire
At best an uneasy truce
Tasks and Methods beyond Memory
Some adopted to became more
All in the Main Tapestry of Our Lives
Point that These are Standard
Again Measure by Time
Still Efforts continue to Rise Above
Seek out those that have not been Tested
Only through the Fire and Heat of the Forge
Known as Experience - later is Wisdom
To produce that which might stand before
Will Yield that which None has seen before
To confront the Foe
Reduce the Foe to once again
Which could be laughably call - Tamed
We who have endured the Yoke
Be it in the Practice Yard
Be it on Tournament Field
The Battlefield, where even
Great Warlord Murphy must bend a knee
To this Foe - though at times
Becomes Murphy greatest Ally
Fields of Labor the Foe - is felt more keening than Others
To this Might Foe - all have bend the Knee
 >From the highest to lowest
They say bring forth new means
And renew the Test before One and All
As the Time moves forward
Measured by Above
Foe who owns fealty only to One
Queen of Summer - who now Rules
Who Must give away before that of
King of Winter - months away
Yes, the greatest Foe - meets defeat for short time
Is what makes us at times glad
Other times wishing it away
Foe - be thy Name, Heat!

Remember to Drink Water both before going to an event/practice
and bring enough water to sustain yourself during practice!



Next Sunday - 07-15-2007
A Bear Pit Tournament will be held
and the winner will be determine by one's skill
of arms. 4 squares will be erected and to
advance then each fighter must winner two (2)
fights within the square, before advancing to the
next level or square.

War is coming
Gothic Wars to the West
Listen for the Call
Sounding for Dogs of War
To Answer
Pack and travel as One may
Labor Day Weekend, 2007

Please start drinking extra water several days prior to the day
of practice.

This is also true of going to an event, be it SCA related or not.
You will have a better time and enjoy yourself more
if you are hydrate before you start your activity.

Energy drinks may give you a lift, but will not carry you as far,
when compared to water and gatorade.

Remember - Pace yourself!

Everyone needs to bring water to the park. I would recommend
the following:

Please bring at least 1 gallon or more of water and gatorade
to replenish your energy levels if you are in armor and fighting.
Suggested of items you might wish to bring out:
- cold pickles
- oranges - energy bars - etc...
- Bring Chairs for you to sit upon.
- Sunscreen, a bright sun with some wind and...
- Hats
- etc...

Training involves separate levels of heavy fighting -
Basic level to "Good"
Man-At-Arms
and/or Squire entry level
Centurion level
Tournament level
Combat Archery

Looking for a someone who builds armor
then check out:
Patrick's web site is:
Thadenarmory.com


The shop is located in Denton, just north of Dallas.

Ashcraftbaker.com is another on site, but out of State.

People in heavy armor:  6
Children:  3
Total in attendance:  14

In attendance this day of July:

Lord Charles from the Outlands stopped to check out
the practice prior to catching a flight home.

Lady Katheryn Cunningghame - Baroness of Steppes

HE Armand Dragonetti  - Baron of Elfsea,  Squire to Sir Romanius

Condottieri:
Centurion Cionaodh O'Hosey
     with children
         daughter - Tori
         and son - Jon
         and son - Nikko
HLady Honour du Bois - Squire to Sir Galen of Bristol (KSCA - Knight in SCA)
Lord Michael Kettering - Steppes Knight Marshal

Lord Hugh Le Bruin - Just moved from Kingdom of Altantia
    with his lady, Myrne - House of Aroyue (sp?)

Lord Alexander Marcellus from Canton of Glaslyn
and Mathios from Canton of Glassine

John


Weapons used this day:
Sword
Short Spear
Glaive

Shields used this day:
Heater
buckler


Individual fights witness this day:
Baron Armand with heater and sword
     vs Centurion Hosey with buckler and sword

John with heater and sword
     vs Baron Armand with heater and sword

Centurion Hosey buckler and sword
    vs Baron Armand with heater and sword

Mathios with heater and sword
    vs Centurion Hosey with buckler and sword

John with heater and sword
    vs Baron Armand with heater and sword

Centurion Hosey buckler and sword
    vs John with heater and sword

Lord Alexander with short spear and sword
     vs Mathios with heater and sword

HLady Honour with buckler and sword
     vs Mathios with heater and sword

John with heater and sword
      vs Lord Alexander with short spear

HLady Honour with buckler and sword
      vs Baron Armand with heater and sword

Baron Armand with heater and sword
      vs Lord Alexander with short spear and sword

Centurion Hosey with buckler and sword
     vs HLady Honour with buckler and sword

Lord Alexander with short spear and sword
      vs Centurion with buckler and sword

John with heater and sword
      vs HLady Honour with buckler and sword

Centurion Hosey with buckler and sword
     vs John with buckler and sword

Mathios with heater and sword
     vs HLady Honour with buckler and sword

Baron Armand with heater and sword
     vs Mathios with heater and sword

Mathios with heater and sword
     vs John with heater and sword

HLady Honour with buckler and sword
     vs John with heater and sword

Alexander with glaive
     vs Centurion Hosey with buckler and sword

Baron Armand with heater and sword
     vs Mathios with heater and sword

John with heater and sword
     vs Baron Armand with heater and sword


YIS,
Lord Michael Kettering
Steppes Knight Marshal
Combat Archer for the Condottieri
King's Archer
Steppes Deputy Hospitaler



More information about the Elfsea mailing list