See, below, a message from Fencer X. Please forward this missive far and wide in hopes that it should reach any and all eligible Middle Kingdom Fencers:
Unto the new fencers of the Dragon Army of the Midrealm do I Fencer X send greetings
I issue a challenge to one and all fencers who have been authorized in rapier for less than 1 year from May 15th, or who have never won a tournament.
One thousand bouts. That’s it, log one thousand fights.
Fencers from your local practice do not count, bouts are only recordable at official SCA events NOT PRACTICES. Only 10 passes per opponent, per day will count toward your score. Passes reported must include the number of bouts, the event, the date, the opponent's SCA name, and the opponent's email address. Periodic totals will be posted to MidMof and the native Yahoo group list for all to see.
1 Shiny new Darkwood Armory Rapier donated by Fencer X.
But wait, it gets better! Darkwood Armory hold the Middle Kingdom Rapier Community in such high regard that they have volunteered their time to make this blade custom. It will be uniquely identifiable as the blade hard won, and earned by the victor of this challenge.
Those who wish to participate, or observe the progress sign up to the group below:
Best of luck to you all, and thank you for being a part of the next generation of the Dragon Army!!!!