Rapier Tournament formats for Septentrian Investiture
- Given the potentially limited space--given the weather--only one formalized tournament is planned, the second tournament is an open ended format that will continue until the end of the day.
Inspections and Authorizations
In the first hour after the end of court.
Dubious Kill Tourney (Court+1 hour to Court+2 hours.)
Don't let down your guard!!! Modern forensics and period accounts suggest that a kill is not necessarily an instant kill. To sumulate this, in this tournament, a combatant loses the bout if a killing blow is landed, however, an opponent is only disabled after they take two killing blows. This gives the loser of the bout a chance to take their assailant with them. The Dubious Kill Tournament is a round robin format.
Fiendish Coin Pick up Tournament (Court+2 hours until list closes.)
Each combatant gets five coins. Find an opponent who is willing to fight for a wager of a coin, and then find a judge to hold the coins and oversee the bout. The winner of the bouts takes the coins. In the event of simultaneous hit, the judge gets the coins. Judges maybe anyone, thus non-fencers can participate and even win the tournament.