Steppes Warlord XXXII
- Unto all Archers of the Knowne World and friends of Archery
do I send greetings and these tidings.
Memorial Day weekend, May 28-30, 2005, brings the Thirty-
second Steppes Warlord in Canton, TX. This year we have not
just one, or two, or even three archery competitions, but
FIVE (5) for all skill levels and ages.
On Saturday we will have the William Tell shoot which is
always entertaining, closely followed by the Bowman's
Tournament. This competition is for archers who have Royal
Round averages of 44 or less and have never won a
tournament. For those who have not got a RR average, we
depend on one's sense of honor and to a certain degree on
the person's reputation as an archer. If you are in the
quarter or semi-finals at Royal Huntsman tournaments, you
probably won't be shooting as a Bowman or under. This is a
huge event and is open to youth level archers, as well. Last
year we had nearly 50 competitors for this tournament.
Also on Saturday will be the Period Equipment only shoot.
This will be starting as close to 2:30 as we can manage it.
For this shoot, all equipment must be period style. For
crossbows, this means no aluminum or fiberglass prods. For
bows, a certain amount of fiberglass will be allowed so long
as it does not plasticize the bow. Documentation of
equipment is desired but not required. For more information
on this shoot, check with HL Jaque the Spink.
Sunday will have the Children's Shoot starting at 8 sharp.
This shoot must be completed before morning court so we need
to get this going in a timely manner. Last year we had kids
dragging in to shoot as we were getting ready to head to
court. Sorry folks, not this year. No new entrants will be
accepted after we start shooting.
Steppes Archer starts 1 hour after court concludes. Sign ups
will take place in that hour between Court and starting.
This is a championship shoot and requires the winner to
fullfill the requirements of the position of Steppes Archer
including standing up in Baronial Courts at Steppes events.
It may also require other duties at the discretion of Their
Excellencies. This is not an event for children, nor for
novice archers. Last year I had a mother who wanted to enter
her teenage (under 16) son in the contest for his first
competition....no! That's what the Bowman's Tournament is
Crossbowmen will be required to shoot while standing for all
For the first time, we will be awarding the Silver Arrow of
the Steppes. This award will be voted on by the archers and
marshals participating and serving on the range for the
Bowman's, Period Equipment, and Steppes Archer competitions.
These same archers and marshals are eligible for the award.
They will be voting on the person who most demonstrates, or
has impressed them with their chivalric behavior on the
field...Honor, loyalty, courage, grace, courtesy, and
humility, these are what we will be looking for.
If you have any questions, please contact myself
(sueorintxathotmail.com)or my deputy HL Jaque the Spink at
(jspinksatix.netcom.com) please substitute the @ for
the 'at' within the addresses to get them to work properly.
For information on other aspects of the event and
information on hotels, etc. please go to:
We look forward to having you join us for this most
Yours in service to the Barony of the Steppes, Ansteorra,
and the Dream,
Lady Lyneya de Grey
Baronial Archery Marshal