Author: Master Brian de Moray, KRM
Last Modified: 2017-12-04
Since last year, we have 8 new marshals. Please join me in welcoming the following new marshals to our roster: Humfrey Lovett, Seamus Maxwell, Klaus Jager, Dyggvi Hrolfsson, Gilbert de Châtillon, Wilhelm der Schwarze Leopard, Marina Wymarc, and Colette Vitalis.
Dame Rosalind Delamere stepped own in April, and Master Richard Ffaukes will be stepping down in December.
I am actively seeking candidates to act as Deputy KRMs. See the announcement in the Acorn for details. Decisions will be made and announced by 1/2018.
The next SRM will be Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea (known as Rozi). Intends to come to at least one rapier event in every kingdom in her first two years. I recommended Gem Joust or WOW.
Two candidates from Atlantia made it to the “final four” of selections, Master Giacomo and myself.
The Ansteorran KRM submitted an experimental program proposals to test the use of commercially produced rubber-tipped spears on the rapier field, for heavy-rapier melee and C&T. The proposal is still under discussion. If there is sufficent interest, when the experiment opens up to other kingdoms, we may request to join.
Due to injury reports, SRM will be requiring additional hand protection for C&T. Rule proposal discussions are on-going at the SRM/KRM level. No need to panic or buy new gear.
If you are the Event-MIC or Disipline-MIC, you must submit an event report. Reports must be submitted within 10 days unless there was an injury, then it must be submitted within 24 hours.
If you assist in marshalling an activity, meet with the Disipline-MIC at the end of the day to discuss any issues.
If you are warranted rapier marshal, you may act as a rapier marshal for any activity that you hold an active authorization. Example, if you have an active rapier marshal warrant and an active C&T auth, you may marshal and/or authorize C&T fighters. This means you must maintain an active authorization if you wish to continue to marshal. Exceptions are made on a case by case basis.
Multiple reports of excessive use of “fleeting contact” as justification for hip checking or shoving someone to the ground using equipment. No injuries have been sustained at this point, but this will not continue.
Last spring, I started the process to develop an experiment proposal for Military Style C&T, to explore the viablity of lightly armored C&T combat. The process stalled due to the impending SRM change-over, and will be revisited once the new SRM takes over.
I am currently investigating restrictions for how we implement blade grasping. Solicited feedback earlier this year identified multiple problems, including injuries and broken equipment. Potential adjustements to include making it non-standard.