Historical Recreation in the Kingdom of Calontir


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Mark Schuldenfrei <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 4 Dec 2014 07:25:33 -0500
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The Board has recently circulated potential language for changes
to Corpora to support a possible new Peerage for Rapier.  They
are asking for commentary.

One of the codicils at the end (I'll quote it below), seems to move
rapier from an ancillary activity that Kingdoms may or may not
choose to support, to one that they must support.

How would this impact Calontir?


IX. Society Combat


[C. Rapier Fighting in the Society

The Board acknowledges rapier combat as an ancillary activity of the 
Society when properly supervised by the Marshals and when approved by 
individual kingdoms. Rapier combat may take place within a kingdom only 
by rules established by the Marshallate of that kingdom and after the 
approval of those rules by the Marshal of the Society. The Marshal of 
the Society will maintain guidelines for rapier combat within the 
Society. Rapier combat, not having been part of formal tournament combat 
in the Middle Ages, shall not be a part of formal tournament lists for 
royal ranks and armigerous titles. ]


C. Royal Lists

Only Chivalric (rattan) combat shall be used for formal tournament lists 
for royal ranks.

[This last might need some explanation. The current Section IX.C is a 
holdover from a Governing and Policy decision from October 1979, when 
the Board decided that rapier combat would be allowed in the SCA as an 
ancillary activity. Rapier combat is no longer considered an ancillary 
activity and has not been for many years. Also, the duties of the 
Society Earl Marshal are properly defined in section VI.D. So this 
section is reduced to a single clear, unambiguous rule.]

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