Tuesday, September 27, 2011

SRM's 2011 Q3 Report

I am pleased to report that rapier is going well in the Known World.
- Calontir is slowly but steadily gaining support and momentum with their rapier program
- the King of the East is interesting in finding a written legal opinion from the SCA lawyers that it's OK for adults to hit youth in all the states and provinces within the East Kingdom
- Aethelmearc now allows heavy rapier to be a first authorization, not requiring light rapier first
- a new experiment proposal document has been distributed to the KRMs and additional experiments are anticipated soon
- Caid has done a good job of running a spear experiment using Alchem blades
- there is some interest in running a Known Worlde Academy of Rapier in 2012

Across the Known World we have:
Light Rapier combatants: 1140
Heavy Rapier combatants: 4007
Cut & Thrust combatants: 338
Total combatants: 4409
Total Marshals: 1381

Additional details for the SRM's report are available here:
Details for SRM report


Baroness Eyrny
Society Rapier Marshal

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

I want to experiment with something!

If you're inspired to propose a change to the SCA Rapier Rules the document outlining the proposal requirements is available here:
http://www.sca.org/officers/marshal/combat/rapier/

Read it over and send your proposal to your KRM.  If they agree, they will send it on to me for review and approval.

This document is NOT for suggesting new blades for current methods of play!  Stay tuned for how new blades will be evaluated.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Update on the Trimaris ban on Hanwei blades

At the past Trimaris Coronation the kingdom ban on Hanwei blades was lifted.  Techniques for inspecting a blade were reviewed and concerns were relieved.

Saturday, September 03, 2011

Don Porthos of Trimaris

My condolences to Trimaris, on the passing of Don Porthos in a motorcycle accident. 

I met Porthos many years ago on a trip to visit family in Florida, he helped us get to the local rapier practice and have a fun time.