Archery at Midrealm Spring Crown
Archery at this year's Midrealm Spring Crown went well from a
marshalling point of view. The weather was great. As much as we had
fun complaining about the heat and humidity, I will take that over the
weather at Baron Wars any day.
The morning started out slow. Dougal did a great job as an MIT.
Honestly, there are some people who should be allowed to skip the
signature process half-way and take their test.
In the afternoon, we began the novelties. I had purchased several
animal targets and made creative and cruel use of them.
My mantra is "keep the shoot simple", so I did. We had the turkey
target (named Will) at a randomly chosen distance somewhere between 20
and 30 yards. I had the rabbit up close and personal, about 7 yards.
The fox was placed behind two targets acting as "bushes" and another
animal target was placed at an angle from the shooting line and folks
had to straddle a specific spot to hit. Dougal then set up an
"advancing animal" shoot.
Oh, there was the head. I set up a styrofoam head beyond 40. We
estimated it to be about 65 yards. Folks then shot 6 arrows to see
who get the closest to it. The best shot of the day was 3/4th of my
arrow shaft. Many of the archers learned to aim the arrow up so the
arrow could drop down from the sky. It also made the shoot more
Overall, the archers seemed to enjoy themselves. I would say there
were up to 20 folks at one time at the range before the count started
to drop off.
Lord Caedmon Wilson
Oaken Region Youth Combat Marshal
Oaken Region Thrown Weapon Champion
Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabris, ad caput tuum
saxum immane mittam.