Re: [SCA-Archery] Re: wishes to find a marshal... (Reality)
> Really!!! Kingdom wide, IKACs and Royal Rounds aren't being shot norWeird. While I don't personally swear by them myself, they do offer a common
> are they being encouraged. This is really unfortunate and it is
mark with which to compare people's target scores, a measuring stick for
improvement up the ladder, etc.
> The only other IKAC that was shot, I am very greatful that I did notHere in the midrealm, that offer would never have been necessary. At every
> attend as these scores have never been submitted. I tried to get the
> marshal in charge of this event if he could PLEASE have a marshal
> available so I could shoot 3 IKACS (open bow, crossbow and period
> crossbow) and if he would do this for me I would volunteer to provide
> all the targets, drinks for the range and teach the remainder of the
> time the range was open. I'm betting that for a 3 day event if I
> made the same offer in another kingdom it would be jumped on in a
event with archery and targets, they can be freely shot.
A note regarding the open crossbow and period crossbow IKAC. According to a
question I asked and had answered, you can double score a round with your
crossbow if it qualifies for period while shooting your open score. That is,
shoot once, score according to each set of counting standards. It saves time.
Simply submit each score seperately.
> I really wish there was an abundance of good marshals in the kingdomMy sympathies.
> and it's unfortunate that outside of the Barony of Arn Hold this is
> not the case.
Here in the midrealm, you can't swing a bow around without whacking a marshal
upside the head.
- I think it is time to set the records straight here.
First and foremost let me say that at no time has 'the individual in
question' applied to become a Warranted Archery Marshal in Artemisia. I
have asked him about this numerous times, even asking him to consider the
position of Deputy Archer General for Southern Artemisia, but the
response has always been to the tune of "I could not possibly do that."
I have a long list of the better part of 100 e-mails that I have
received in the past two months criticizing the way I run archery in
Artemisia, and how I have been very unfair in working with the demands of
a single archer. Archery is a babe in the woods in Artemisia, where I
started Kingdom archery with nothing but an appointment by His Majesty at
Crown Tournament in October of 1998. Since then I have created an
Archery Handbook, put together a corps of trustworthy, stable Marshals,
and encouraged archers to shoot for score and become involved. Based on
the populace of Artemisia, this has met with solid success. Over one
fourth of the populace of the Kingdom has tried at least once their hand
at a bow or crossbow. Last year, Artemisia's first entry into the IKAC
with crossbowmen did well, especially considering that the most
experienced of the crossbowmen in Artemisia have been shooting crossbow
for less than 4 years. Most archers in Artemisia have had little to no
experience with medieval archery before coming to me wishing to learn
more. Some of my best examples are people who have been shooting for
slightly over a year, one with crossbow and one with recurve, and they
have gone from learning the basics to putting out some impressive scores,
with even more impressive aims for period re-creation.
I don't brag about scores in Artemisia. In truth, I do not personally
weigh heavily into IKAC and Royal Round scores because both shoots are
not period. I understand their need in the Society as a way to equally
test the skill of archers from Oertha to Drachenwald, and their service
to recognize archers for their ability. The difficulty is in how to
score the bow handmade from a stave of "witch" elm, or the archer who
acquires a 100+ pound longbow because it is an authentic weight? They
pursue these items because they strive to recreate the archer of
centuries past, not to shoot a great score.
If this gentle has something to offer archery in the SCA besides his
ability to say his piece and boast his ability to shoot well in practice,
then let it come forth. Otherwise, let our talk turn to more
constructive topics on this list of SCA-Archery; not Olympic shoots, not
Las Vegas scoring.
Ld. K. Braden von Sobernheim
- Archer General of Artemisia
MoAS of Arn Hold, Baroness' Champion
Protector of the Gryphon's Arrows for TRMs Konrad and Kortland