This past Saturday on the occasion of the 12th Night Celebration in the
Barony of Bonwicke a new Royal Huntsman was chosen for TRM Aaron and Britta
The afternoon of competition included rounds shooting at IKAC style Period
Green/Gold Target Faces, a Speed Round at a Standard 60cm FITA Target, a
Combat Round shot with Combat Legal Arrows (with APDs) at a IKCAC style
man-shaped target, and a number of Rounds shot at a variety of Animal
targets (including a Rabbit at 40 yards). At the end of the day Lord
Lughaidh MacSheoinnin emerged victorious from the losers bracket of a double
elimination tournament to become the Fifth Royal Huntsman of Ansteorra.
That evening in court TRM created the Order of the Arcus Majoris of
Ansteorra. This is a Grant Level Order for accomplishments and
contributions to archery equal in rank to the Order of the White Scarf of
Ansteorra for Rapier which many of you will be familiar with. The insignia
of the new order is a White Bracer with a Black Star. Lord Fearghus
MacKenna (now Honorable Lord) was the first to be announced as a member of
the order. Two other companions of the order were also announced as premier
members but since they could not be present we shall keep their names to
ourselves for a bit longer.
It was a great day for Archery in Ansteorra.
Always in Service,
Lord Eadric Anstapa
Coastal Regional Archery Marshal, Ansteorra