Rapier at Feast of the Hare
- Post on behalf of THL Cristabell Wensleydale, MIC,
Greetings unto all who plan to attend Feast of the Hare,
I will be your Marshal in charge for the Rapier Tournament. In order
to make the most of the day there are a couple of things you should
We must be quick - The tournament is scheduled to start at 11am. Time
and floor space are at a premium and we have the floor first. If you
are able to arrive at 10 to help set up please do, any assistance is
most welcome. If you can arrive dressed and ready to fence that will
also help get things moving. The tournament format will be a
round-robin, truncated to fit with in the time allowed. Every one will
have an equal number of fights, (late arrivals will be allowed to join
in, but not given catch-up fights).
Grab a partner – Every combatant will need a "patron" who will not be
fencing. Your patron's job will be to handle the money in hopes of
winning a prize for you. When you sign up for the tournament your
patron will be given a bag of coins with which to make wagers when you
fight. The patron with the most coins at the end of the day will have
won a beautiful fencing cloke for their combatant. In return for their
hard work, the combatant who wins the most will have earned a special
treasure chest for their patron.
In order to plan accordingly there are a few things I would like to
know in advance too:
Looking to authorize? Please let me know in advance (by e-mail or
phone). You will need to arrive early. We likely have time to run four
authorizations before the tournament, as long as there are marshals
ready to help out. Priority will be given to primary authorizations.
Are you a Cadet or Scholar in the EAoD? If enough Cadets or enough
Scholars will be present we will include one of the recently published
Prizes in our day. So please let me know by phone or e-mail if you are
a Cadet or Scholar planning to be at Hare.
I look forward to seeing as many of you as can make it this year.
THL Cristabell Wensleydale
Free Scholar of the Ealdormere Academy of Defence