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  • H.L. Agnarr Thorvaldsson
    Sir Jon I think your computer decided to play a nasty trick to your posting of the SCA Rules just approved. It apparently left off part of some of the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 1, 2000
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      Sir Jon

      I think your computer decided to play a nasty trick to your posting of the SCA Rules just approved. It apparently left off part of some of the sentences. If this was the case could you repost the correct paragraphs in question.

      Thanks ahead of time on this and all your hard work on getting this done at the last BoD meeting.


      The errors that I found are as follows:


      1. The Marshal-in-Charge (MIC) shall be responsible for establishing a safe area for spectators and non-combatants. The Marshal-in-Charge shall ensure that all spectators are made aware of the danger of missile weapons prior to the start of combat. He shall attempt to minimize the risk to all spe ( ? )

      3. If any combatant crosses any established boundary (i.e., into a spectators' area), a hold must be called immediately and the combatant(s) involved must be repositioned safely before being allowed to resume combat. Any combatant who crosses such a boundary and then discharges a missile or other ( ? )

      5. Non-combatants, such as marshals, on the field during combat are required to wear eye protection which is sufficient to protect against the combat arrows or other missiles in use, such as industrial or sports safety glasses or goggles. Note: An SCA legal helm is considered sufficient protectio ( ? )

      2. Full-Contact Missile Combatant:

      A combatant wearing armor which meets at least the minimum requirements for rattan (heavy) weapons combat and who will be using missile equipment in combat. EXCEPTION: A full-contact missile combatant's hand protection shall meet the Archer's Gauntlet requirement as defined below in the Missile C ( ? )

      3. Full-Contact Combat Archers shall wear an "Archer's Gauntlet'' on the hand which is used to pick up and draw arrows. The hand in which the bow is held shall meet the minimum Society standards for hand protection for a fully armoured, heavy weapons combatant. The "Archer's Gauntlet'' shall be ( ? )

      4. A Full-Contact Combat Archer may be struck/killed in the same manner as any combatant on the field. A cry of "yield" shall be accepted. Once killed, Full-Contact Combat Archers are treated as any other dead combatant, being removed from combat as soon as practical (thus decreasing the chance ( ? )

      � Either changes his/her "Archer's Gauntlet" for a combat-legal gauntlet, or places that hand in an approved basket hilt. "Approved" in this instance means the basket hilt was inspected and approved by a warranted marshal while the Combat Archer was wearing his/her "Archer's Gauntlet'' inside t ( ? )

      NOTE: Since only Lochac in the West and the Southern Reaches of Caid still use 3/4 inch blunts, reference to these has been removed from the rules. The SCA Marshal will continue to allow the above-named regions to use the blunts, as well as plumes instead of the red pheon for the non-contact symb ( ? )

      Under: Non-Contact Armor Requirements:

      1. In combat situations where light weapons are used exclusively, the minimum requirement is a fencing mask. The mask or helm must cover the front and sides of the head, and be fastened in such a manner as to prevent it from coming off or being significantly dislodged during normal use. In addit

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      A barred or visor slotted helm of 18 gauge metal, which otherwise meets the minimum SCA construction standards, is acceptable. A helm without legal face bars or slots shall have all openings covered with well-secured perforated metal, chain mail, or stout wire mesh with openings of no more than 1 ( ? )

      2. If non-contact missile users are to be on the field during mixed combat, they must wear a helm which meets the minimum SCA construction standards, except that it may be made of 18 gauge steel. It must be padded adequately to protect against an unintentional blow. However, if the helm resembl ( ? )

      Under: BOWS
      General Requirements:

      2. If both wood/fiberglass shafted arrows and golf tube arrows are to be used at the same time, then those bows designed exclusively for golf tube arrows (see "Heavy Bows" below) must have the full width of the upper limb clearly marked with a strip of red tape, or the equivalent, for the top si ( ? )

      2. If the arrows to be used are not golf tube arrows, but their nock ends cannot penetrate the visor slot or bars of a combat-legal helm, then the bow to be used may be permitted to have a draw weight of more than 30 (thirty) pounds. This will be determined, on a case-by-case basis, by both the
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      Light Crossbows:

      1. A Light Crossbow is one which does not exceed 600 inch pounds. The number of inch pounds is determined by multiplying the length of the power stroke in inches by the pounds of pull at the locked position on the string. (The pull weight is to be measured at the nut--i.e., string position when
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      Heavy Crossbows:

      2. If the arrows to be used are not golf tube arrows, but their nock ends cannot penetrate the visor slot or bars of a combat-legal helm, then the crossbow to be used may be permitted to have a draw weight of more than 600 inch pounds. This will be determined on a case-by-case basis, by both the ( ? )

      2. New designs or materials for blunts, shafts, etc. must first be tested at a kingdom level for safety and durability. Interested parties should contact the Society Archery Marshal for testing standards. Then the test results must be sent to both the Society Earl Marshal and Society Archery Mar ( ? )

      � Handmade blunts are required to have a minimum of half an inch of resilient padding (measured after taping) over the full striking surface of the face. The padding should have progressive give and should hold up under repeated impact. The blunt must have a finished diameter of at least 1 1/4 ( ? )

      4. Blunts shall be firmly secured to the shaft so that they cannot come off on impact or if the shaft is broken. The cable tie alone is not sufficient for Baldar Blunts. All blunts must be secured by at least one strip of 1/2 inch wide (minimum) good quality electrical or strapping tape. This st ( ? )

      6. Metal points must be removed prior to mounting blunt points. The front end of the shaft must be flat, not pointed. A slight rounding of the edges is allowed for ease of construction. The use of metal points or sharp shafts will be considered grounds for removing a fighter from the field and/o
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      7. The shaft of the arrow shall be spirally or longitudinally wrapped with plastic tape, such as electrical tape, Mylar, or strapping tape, totally covering the surface from the front of the fletching to the tip of the shaft. The tape should be strong enough so that if the shaft should break, i ( ? )

      Using a strong cord of 1/8" or less diameter, tie the tennis ball to the golf tube by crossing two pieces of cord through the golf tube underneath the reinforcing ring, and over the tennis ball. Be sure that the knots are located on the side of the tennis ball and not at the tip. Securely tape th ( ? )

      Construction methods should be similar to those of thrusting tips for rattan weapons. The tip should be a minimum of 1.5 inches diameter, and should allow for a minimum of 1 inch of compression. The shaft of the arrow need not be taped as there is no chance of breakage. Fletches are recommended f

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      To reduce the likelihood of a golf tube arrow penetrating an SCA legal helm in the event of "bounce-back," a plug made of foam, paper, 35mm film can or similar material should be put in the nock end of the arrow so as to limit the tendency of the tube to compress upon impact. (Alternative solutio
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      1. Javelins may be constructed from lengths of one inch outer diameter (3/4 inch inner diameter), schedule 40 PVC tubing, or equivalent materials approved by the marshallate. Any equivalent should be as strong or stronger, and not significantly heavier, than schedule 40 PVC tubing. The use of Si
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      8. The javelin shall be constructed so that, when thrown head first, it will always strike head first. If necessary, fins, fletching, streamers, etc. should be used to prevent the javelin from turning and striking butt first. The fins should be constructed of a non-rigid material, such as closed ( ? )

      Under: Responsibilities of Thrown-Weapons Marshals:

      11. The Kingdom Thrown-Weapons Marshal shall report to the Society Archery Marshal any injuries related to thrown-weapons activities which required professional medical treatment as well as any potentially dangerous circumstances or incidents involving thrown-weapons activities in the kingdom an ( ? )

      Under: Equipments Standards for Spear Axea and Knife.

      under: Spears.

      � Is the handle taped? If a weapons handle has been taped or reinforced, it must have been done for a reason. Ask the owner about it. Give it extra attention; make sure that it is structurally sound and safe. Duct tape is not an acceptable fix for a handle with a major crack. If it cannot be insp ( ? )

      Under: Axes.

      3. Some axes are designed to allow the head to slide up a tapered handle and pressure-fit on. The heads will come off if they are pushed toward the butt of the handle. When the axe is used, the head is forced into place and seats tightly. The inspecting marshal should ensure that the head does i ( ? )
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