2015 11 23: Fighting Practise, Halifax

posted Nov 23, 2015, 8:36 PM by Freydis Egilsdottir   [ updated Feb 24, 2016, 9:43 AM by Mikhail H- ]
Almaric and Mikhail went down to the centre of Ruantallan this evening to the weekly fighting practise in Halifax, in order to acquire rattan for swords, meet the local fighters and marshals, and investigate getting authorized as marshals themselves, Almaric already in the process of becoming a marshal for fence and Mikhail having been a senior marshal for many years back in An Tir when he was playing there.

An order was made for two pieces of rattan, one of which is slated to become either a pole arm or a marshalling staff, the other for two to three swords (depending on length). Mikhail was unable to immediately get his marshalling authorization (as was Almaric) but the process was started. Mikhail and the Baronial Seneschal, Sir Gareth, will follow up with each other online.

Mikhail was also asked to demonstrate his marshalling skills by inspecting fighters and helping the rather large influx of new fighters gear up. Hal-con aroused a great deal of interest, he was told. That took up most of his time there.

All in all it seems to have been a success, although with the late return on a work night, Mikhail does say he won't be able to do it as a regular thing, much to his regret; aside from anything else it means it will take that much longer to become a full marshal as the process happens over many practises.

Incidentally, Tandy Leather (who now give discounts to SCA members) had a Black Friday flyer there (this Thursday and Friday only) which is showing hide shoulders for a very good price, although they are expected to disappear very quickly. Might be worth checking the sale out though if you are in need of their supplies. But get there early. ;)