Rapier Activities at Menhir 2013
- Pale dawn creeps across a snow-shrouded woodland, skeletal trees emerging like silent sentinels from the gloom. Shadows give way before the wavering disc of the winter sun, retreating through the trees to the edge of a frozen lake. Under the ice the darkness finds its final refuge, a silent cathedral of cold oblivion. And there it lies waiting, as figures move above it, their hot blood pumping with violent intent. They have come here to kill and to die, but sharp steel is not the only danger. The terrible sound of shattering ice, a scream abruptly silenced, and another soul joins the patient darkness.
At Menhir, the Shire of Rising Stone presents a perilous rapier scenario that’s all about situational awareness. The Thin Ice Tourney will test your skill, your nerve, and your tactical ability as you fight your way across a treacherous expanse of not-so-solid ice. One wrong step could signal your doom, or your opponent's. Despite the chilling scenario, all this will take place inside a comfortably climate-controlled building. Afterwards, the field will be open for pick-ups and individual instruction.
In addition, we will be holding a Cut and Thrust Tourney for those that are so inclined. The C&T tourney will consist of rounds determined by the first to reach 5 touches on their opponent. Fighters will also be judged on period correct technique. There will be one overall winner, factoring in both winning bouts and accuracy of their fight. Honorable mentions for whoever wins the most bouts and whoever tries the hardest to stick with correct form. I have it on good authority that a prize most splendid will be awarded the overall winner of this tourney.
Menhir 2013 will take place on January 19th in the Shire of Rising Stone. For more information, please see the link below.
Capt. Jehan-Azriel du Corbier,
Rapier MiC for Menhir 2013