Commit a47db442 authored by Anna Wilson's avatar Anna Wilson

changes suggested by Victoria

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The weapons used in our armored combat activities are largely made out of rattan poles - these look and feel very much like large, solid bamboo poles. Replica weapons, for example axes, might be made instead from rubber and foam. Weapons must be passed by a marshal before every fight.
As you can imagine, acquiring armour is not a trvial task and armouring is a skill in itself. Fighters may choose to buy or make their own armour using a variety of materials. The fighter community is enormously helpful and keen to get new fighters, so you 'll get armouring help from all over. There is a set of minimum standards for this armour, but as a general rule, armored combatants must have sufficient protection for their head and neck (gorget), their joints (wrists, elbows, shoulders, and knees), their hands, and their kidneys and groin. Some fighters go for a generic style of armour that does the job, but many take pride in constructing kit that matches their "persona" - the person of a certain time, place and culture that the fighter has chosen to research and present as, or the period of combat the individual prefers to study. You can see fighters in full plate metal fight fighters in armour made chainmail and hardened leather. Shields can be made from wood or metal and are decorated to represnt the fighter with heraldic devices.
As you can imagine, acquiring armour is not a trivial task and armouring is a skill in itself. Fighters may choose to buy or make their own armour using a variety of materials. The fighter community is enormously helpful and keen to get new fighters, so you'll get armouring help from all over. There is a set of minimum standards for this armour, but as a general rule, armored combatants must have sufficient protection for their head and neck (gorget), their joints (wrists, elbows, shoulders, and knees), their hands, and their kidneys and groin. Some fighters go for a generic style of armour that does the job, but many take pride in constructing kit that matches their "persona" - the person of a certain time, place and culture that the fighter has chosen to research and present as, or the period of combat the individual prefers to study. You can see fighters in full plate metal fight fighters in armour made chainmail and hardened leather. Shields can be made from wood or metal and are decorated to represent the fighter with heraldic devices.
### Authorisation
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_Lady Gytha Ui Bhanain_
> Every fighter has a different story about getting started in armoured combat, but all of them will include tales of the friendliness, support and generosity of your fellow fighters. Getting involved in combat will be as simple as finding your local practice, turning up, and asking what you need to do next. Fighters are very keen to share where they sourced rattan for making swords, ABS plastic for making your first armour, and they'll go out of their way to see if they have a spare helm/pair of knees in the attic for you to borrow for a while. (My first bout as an authorized fighter, I was wearing borrowed elbows and knees, and carrying a borrowed shield!)
> Every fighter has a different story about getting started in armoured combat, but all of them will include tales of the friendliness, support and generosity of your fellow fighters. Getting involved in combat will be as simple as finding your local practice, turning up, and asking what you need to do next. Fighters are very keen to share where they sourced rattan for making swords, ABS plastic for making your first armour, and they'll go out of their way to see if they have a spare helm/pair of knees in the attic for you to borrow for a while. (My first bout as an authorised fighter, I was wearing borrowed elbows and knees, and carrying a borrowed shield!)
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> The first objective will be to get authorised, to ensure you can play safely according to the rules. Once you are willing to put a certain amount of effort into training, you will see yourself improving and entering into tourneys. Keep a roll of duct tape, a pair of shoelaces, and a leather punch in your armour bag and you'll find yourself integrating very quickly into the pre-tourney rituals. Armouring up with the other fighters is a great way of settling nerves, and there's always an extra pair of hands for that fiddly buckle.
### Practical Tips for Starting with armoured Combat
- Find a practice you can get to regularly
- As a beginner you don't need to buy all equipment before you start, you will be starting with unarmoured drills and "slow work" for a little while and you can chat with other fighters about your options. You can also enqure about the availability of loaner equipment at your local practice or at an event.
- As a beginner you don't need to buy all equipment before you start, you will be starting with unarmoured drills and "slow work" for a little while and you can chat with other fighters about your options. You can also enquire about the availability of loaner equipment at your local practice or at an event.
- You MUST pay attention to what your marshal tells you, they are there for your safety!
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### Getting involved in “A&S”
Whether you arrive in the SCA as a complete beginner at a particular activity or bring with you many years of experience, you’ll be welcome to get stuck in and encouraged to have-a-go or share your knowledge. Many activities are affordable and easy to get started – and there will almost always be someone in the Kingdom who can help you to find a place to start.
Whether you arrive in the SCA as a complete beginner at a particular activity or bring with you many years of experience, you’ll be welcome to join in and encouraged to participate or share your knowledge. Many activities are affordable and easy to get started – and there will almost always be someone in the Kingdom who can help you to find a place to start.
Many events include classes run by fellow participants. These could include a practical introduction to a craft, a talk about the topic of someone’s personal research, or a presentation of their latest project. Some examples from event schedules around Drachenwald include Italian bobbin lace, Pre-Norman Irish food and Heraldry in War and Tournament.
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title: Office of the Exchequer
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Welcome to the page for all Exchequer related activity in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. Here you will find the forms which must be completed for Shire Quarterly reports and for reporting on the finances-v2 and attendee numbers at events. There are also a number of useful articles describing how to complete these reports.
Welcome to the page for all Exchequer related activity in the Kingdom of Drachenwald. Here you will find the forms which must be completed for Shire Quarterly reports and for reporting on the finances and attendee numbers at events. There are also a number of useful articles describing how to complete these reports.
## Corporate Policies
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- Event Report Form (xls): [all currencies]({{ site.baseurl }}{% link offices/exchequer/files/event-report-all-currencies.xls %})
Note: NMS for Kingdom level events (Crown and Coronation) held outside the affiliate organisations (i.e not in Nordmark or Aarnimetsa) is now €5 per adult non-member. This must be sent to the Kingdom Exchequer after the event.
Note: NMS for Kingdom level events (Crown and Coronation) held outside the affiliate organisations (i.e. not in Nordmark, Aarnimetsa, Insulae Draconis, or Ad Flumen Caerulum) is now €5 per adult non-member. This must be sent to the Kingdom Exchequer after the event.
{: .notice}
- Funds Transfer Form: [MS Word]({{ site.baseurl }}{% link offices/exchequer/files/funds-transfer.doc %}) or [PDF]({{ site.baseurl }}{% link offices/exchequer/files/funds-transfer.pdf %})
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