Apr. 19th, 2009

So this weekend, the Kingdom Rapier Marshal was up to authorize a couple of our rapier fighters and hang out. I had decided a few weeks ago to start on my Authorization as a Rapier Marshal, since it would continue my growth/education as a Marshal. In the process of working on that, I played with a rapier a little bit, and realized just how much I missed fencing.

Well, by the time Steffan left us this weekend, I had become a Rapier Marshall, and he had forced me to accept a loaner schlager so I could start working on authorizing as a fighter as well.

I still plan on authorizing in Chivalric. My main focus is still on my Marshaling, and I don't think I can/should become a Senior Marshall without getting in armor and knowing the game from that side. Hell, I really am not sure I'd ever feel comfortable authorizing somebody myself if I didn't know what it felt like. Kind of funny though, learning to fight to become a better Marshal instead of the opposite way around. The other part of my continued education as a Marshall will be going after both Archery and Siege Engine Marshal authorization. The only one I don't want is Equestrian.

While I'm not sure I'll ever be a decent Chivalric fighter, I do think I can be a decent rapier fighter, so I'm going to put some energy in there. Yes, I'll probably keep a hand in both, so I can at least be a useful spearman on the line during wars.

I need to give some more thought to the Herald side of my SCA growth. Since leaving Ansteorra, it hasn't had the same draw to me as the Marshalling. Should I put it down or put it on a back burner? I don't think I can put it down until I find somebody else up here who is interested in it and train them up. I was in the process of doing that, but then the person had to up and become Baroness. So at the very least, I'll be heralding court in Allyshia.

And then one of these days, I'll actually start working on the bookbinding project...



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