Gladius (mka James Koch), the owner of Alchem Incorporated, has graciasly offered to donate two travelling prizes for Better War through Archery (February 16-17, 2013). During the morning's competition, The winner of the Hand Bow division and the winner of the Crossbow division will take home Popinjay prizes and hold them for six months. After six months, the Popinjays will be returned to Gladius to be used in another competition of his choosing. In addition, Gladius is providing hats to the two winners, which will belong to them. There will be other prizes for Youth competition, Team competition, and various prizes away in a drawing during Court. I have attached pictures of the two Popinjays. One holds a bow and arrow (Hand Bow division) and the other holds a crossbow (Crossbow division).
In addition to the individual competition, archers may participate in four-member teams to bring honor to your local groups. If you do not have enough archers to make a team to represent your local group, there should be enough archers to make teams at the event.
Also, we will have a friendly competition between fencers and fighters in order to give an opportunity for them to compete on the archery field. For those who participate in fencing and heavy fighting, you will have to choose which team you want to be part of. The number of people on these two teams is irrelevent as each team's total score will be divided by the number of team members. The prize for the winning team will be bragging rights to tell the Knowne World which group makes the better archers.
Lord Eadric of Grenefelda
Barony of Sternfeld Archery Captain
Order of the Dragon's Barb, AoA
Order of the Golden Tower, Award of the Nova, Yeoman
Pandus planto populus mico.
(Archers make people quiver.)