Re: a ghost shoot
- --- In SCA-Archery@yahoogroups.com, "Daniel Stratton"
I am an archer and Bard, not skilled in that order. Your recounting
word inspired this -- which I hope you will enjoy.
In the swirling mist of Blackstone,
dusk betraying our sight and sound;
Goblins betrayed our sunlit trust
and challenged our archer's ever bond.
One there shot, and pray one again
With eyes shut against hidden pain.
Such evil plan we will destroy,
the soul to guide our gifted aim.
> We had a great time at the Blackstone Raid (Aethelmearc) lastweekend.
> Robert the Grey and Charles of Alden made up some woods walks of aquite
> diabolical nature. I feel pretty good that I only lost a fewarrows, and hit
> as many x's as I did. Arwenna and Alea (the former Generals) didas well as
> I, or better depending whether you're counting hits or points. Twoshooting
> stakes at each spot, one difficult, one lots more difficult, formore
> points. You choose...most unusual
> Of the various courses of archery challenge I experienced, the
> one was the ghost shoot.the wisp
> Imagine if you will:
> Nighttime, after ten pm, no lights but the sort of glowing will o
> over there in the bushes, out in the woods, away from the lightsand
> campfires. Just the group of you, on a x files woodswalk, shootingat
> figments of Robert's imagination. They had to charge up theglowing buggers
> each time we moved on, before we could have at, and that made theyardage
> sort of knowable mostly, but by the time You are at the shootingstake, that
> memory is a fading joke. The truth might be out there, but can youshoot it?
> If you've never tried to shoot without any visual cues at all,this is an
> experience you might like. It is somewhat like shooting with youreyes shut,
> except that they aren't. Sight marks? Arrow point aiming? forgetit. Just
> you, your mind, and knowing what you always do to get the job done.ghosty as
> Interesting as, uh, well, I hated it a lot, even though I hit
> often as most. Good thing they had flashlights, to find the arrows
> Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe
> OP, Midrealm Forester
> "Well said is good, well done is better"