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  • Kinjal of Moravia
    ... I am an archer and Bard, not skilled in that order. Your recounting word inspired this -- which I hope you will enjoy. Night Shoot In the swirling mist of
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      --- 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.

      Night Shoot

      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.



      <agincort@a...> wrote:
      > We had a great time at the Blackstone Raid (Aethelmearc) last
      weekend.
      > Robert the Grey and Charles of Alden made up some woods walks of a
      quite
      > diabolical nature. I feel pretty good that I only lost a few
      arrows, and hit
      > as many x's as I did. Arwenna and Alea (the former Generals) did
      as well as
      > I, or better depending whether you're counting hits or points. Two
      shooting
      > stakes at each spot, one difficult, one lots more difficult, for
      more
      > points. You choose...
      > Of the various courses of archery challenge I experienced, the
      most unusual
      > one was the ghost shoot.
      > Imagine if you will:
      > Nighttime, after ten pm, no lights but the sort of glowing will o
      the wisp
      > over there in the bushes, out in the woods, away from the lights
      and
      > campfires. Just the group of you, on a x files woodswalk, shooting
      at
      > figments of Robert's imagination. They had to charge up the
      glowing buggers
      > each time we moved on, before we could have at, and that made the
      yardage
      > sort of knowable mostly, but by the time You are at the shooting
      stake, that
      > memory is a fading joke. The truth might be out there, but can you
      shoot 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 your
      eyes shut,
      > except that they aren't. Sight marks? Arrow point aiming? forget
      it. Just
      > you, your mind, and knowing what you always do to get the job done.
      > Interesting as, uh, well, I hated it a lot, even though I hit
      ghosty as
      > often as most. Good thing they had flashlights, to find the arrows
      > afterward.
      > ............................................
      > Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe
      > OP, Midrealm Forester
      > "Well said is good, well done is better"
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