Re: [EKSouth] Fighters and Fencers for Ransom Tourney on October 15
- Do the fighters atleast get dayboard or even water if they come?
Baron Adolphus Benner
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Sent: Thu, 14 Sep 2006 8:38 AM
Subject: [EKSouth] Fighters and Fencers for Ransom Tourney on October 15
Please forgive the crossposts; but if I have missed an appropriate
list, please post there.
The Shire of Caer Adamant is hosting a demo for the Red Hat Society on
October 15. We would love to have, and certainly need, as many
fighters as possible to entertain the ladies. Please see below:
From Grainne inghean ui Bhrolachain
MoL At Large
Ransom Tourney for Red Hat Demo
A ransom tournament is basically each fighter for him/herself. A fighter
starts the tournament with a "stake" of tokens of some sort, in this
case ten beads [the number of starting beads can be changed to make it
more of a challenge] . The fighters will receive the beads after passing
inspection and checking in with the MoL. For our tournament, we're
asking that each fighter bring a container for the beads. A cup, a bowl,
a hat, whatever, but preferably unique, since this will hold the tokens
for the fighter, and there will be a lot of beads running around. Then
the fighters are free to go fight. When a fighter is killed, the winning
fighter receives a bead from the losing fighter's stake. Both fighters
must present themselves to the MoL to move the bead. By the end of the
day, the fighter with the most beads will be the winner of the
Fighters will be able to step out as often as they wish. Fighters can
not enter the field without beads in their containers. Do whatever you
like with the beads, but it's the count at the end that matters.
Here's the challenging part. The field won't be the only place to win
beads. Each of the Red Hats will be given five beads as they enter to
dispose of however they wish. They can keep them, chuck them, or, most
importantly, give them to fighters they think deserve them. I know of a
couple fighters that plan on being there and are already plotting, so
you might want to work on strategy now!
In order to make this work, there are a couple things I as the MoL need
from the fighters. If possible, I need to get as much of a headcount as
I can ahead of time. I have to get the beads and make sure there's
enough, and that we'll have enough participation to pull this off! We'll
also need marshalls and a herald or two. An extra pairs of hands or two
for the MoL table would be nice as well. If there are any volunteers,
please let me know buy the end of September so I can switch things
around if I need to.
Good luck and good hunting!
Heraldic displays are highly desired and encouraged, as well as period
If you are interested in showing off your skills, such as juggling,
playing an instrument, dancing, etc., please let Lady Serena know so she
can add you to our list of events for the day.
A wonderful dayboard will be provided for all participants, both Red Hat
and the SCA. It will be prepared by our own Lady Ravenild Frogenhall.
Dayboard is limited to the first 50 reservations and anyone who has not
registerd will not be able to participate in dayboard(UPDATE: THERE ARE
ONLY 10 RESERVATIONS LEFT FOR DAYBOARD with the good possibility of
additional reservations if needed!). Send reservations to:
Lady Serena vonWeldick
MKA: Monique Borda
moniquephotography AT hotmail DOT com
AND the MoL at large:
From Grainne inghean ui Bhrolachain
mschroy AT hotmail DOT com
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