A Pas d’Armes is an opportunity for pageantry and spectacle, in addition to displays of the chiivalric virtues for the edification of the populace.
Participants are encouraged to bring banners, personal heralds, wear heraldic garb and in general make great display!
The Tenans (the challenged) will stand at one side of the field and accept challenges. The Venans (the challengers) will come one at a time to the field and speak their challenge to their chosen Tenan, directly or through their herald.
The use of two-handed swords is strongly encouraged, but not required. Weapons and hand protection will be available for any who do not have them.
Once the challenge has been made and accepted, combat will proceed. Combat will consist of three passes, with weapons of the combatants’ choosing, terminating in simulated “death” or “disability” according to the Society’s and the Kingdom’s rules. “Death” or “disability” will be signified by the vanquished combatant taking a knee or falling to the ground. Further display by the vanquished is strongly encouraged.
The contest will be judged by the gallery. The gallery will consist of the consorts of the combatants of Crown Tournament, the Ladies of the Rose, and any others they may invite to join them. The gallery will award recognition and/or prizes at their pleasure. The awarding of favors by members of the gallery is mightily encouraged. For further information please contact myself, Her Excellency Ayisha or Lord Emerick In service,
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