Rapier at Border Spat - May 12th - Full Details
- Greetings to the list,
The tentative schedule and details about rapier activities at Border Spat on May 12th are now up on the Harrowgate Heath web site at http://www.harrowgateheath.com
Here's the quick summary of the tournaments being planned. There will also be lists set aside for pick-ups in the afternoon, plus the activities scheduled for the Ealdormere Academy of Defence. Check out the site for the schedule.
Lord Dafydd ap Alan
RMIC - Border Spat
Team Melee Tournament: Capture the Noble
Teams will be selected to represent Skraeling
Althing and Dragon Dormant and their respective allies (numbers will be
evened out for fairness). Each round will include one attacking side and one defending side. The defending side will designate a “Noble” to
protect. This will switch when one team either has protected the “Noble” (all attackers are dead) or has taken the “Noble” alive (either by
submission or incapacitation by non-fatal wounds) for ransom. No death
from behind. The “Noble” will be armed with only a dagger.
Four rounds will be fought with each side defending
twice, and attacking twice. Tie breaker is based on quickest victory. If
the "Noble" is killed in the attack it is considered a victory for the
defending team (it's better to be killed in combat than to be captured
by the enemy). Intentionally killing your own “Noble” is not allowed.
The "Noble" on the losing team may be brought forward into court later
in the day for ransom.
Baronial Selection Tournament – War Point:
One-on-one tourney with the Barons/Baronesses choosing combatants for each round.
Fighter pools will be formed prior to the tourney to represent
Skraeling Althing and Dragon Dormant and their allies (we'll adjust the
"allies" so that there is an even number of combatants in each pool).
For each round, the Baron/Baroness for each side picks a combatant out
of their fighter pool. Matching forms is not required but is encouraged
in the case of newer fencers. No repeat selections, once a fighter has
been used, they may not fight again. As a result, strategy will be
important for the Baronial selections (when to chose to use best
fighters etc). Each round is best two out of three, and the number of
rounds will be based on number of entrants so that everyone gets to
fight. Tasteful heckling is encouraged.
The side with the most victories gets the Rapier war point. The
combined Barons/Baronesses may also select a fencer as their most
Roof-top Mass Melee tournament:
A riot has started in the streets of Naples, and it
has spread to the rooftops. This battle is a massive melee free for all, with each fencer on his/her own. Fighters can only walk along lines
painted on the gym floor (these are the roof peaks). At least one foot
must stay on the roof peak line at all times. If both feet come off, you have fallen down the steep roofs and down onto the street to your
death! No death from behind. Last fencer standing is the winner.
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