Program for Alternative Combat Archery Authorization
Revised / Reviewed January 26, 2013
Disclaimer: The following was published in March 2009 by Count Alaric Lefevre , Earl Marshal for the Middle Kingdom in the Kingdom newsletter "Pale" . This program will remain in effect until such time he changes it or a new Earl Marshal updates the program or decides not to support it.
Program for Chivalry-Sponsored Combat Archery Authorization
To expand the number of combat archers while providing a more "period" approach to the use of archery on the field of battle.
To allow those who train directly under a member of the Chivalry, the opportunity to authorize in CA without authorizing in weapon and shield first.
To offer continued guidance to combat archers in the Rules and Cultural Expectations for combat archery among the Armored Combat Fighters.
Any member of the Chivalry may undertake the training of Combat Archers.
Anyone wishing to authorize CA as a first authorization may seek out a member of the Chivalry for training. Members of the Chivalry may also seek out gentles they feel would be interested in becoming combat archers.
Any member of the Chivalry that agrees to take on such gentles agrees to become responsible not only for their training in CA, but also for their training in the culture of Armored Combat as practiced within the Midrealm.
The Chivalry sponsor must be present during the authorization!
The actual authorization must still take place at an SCA event during a melee.
Note: The purpose of this program is not to see how many new CA authorizations can be generated, but rather to increase the awareness of Combat Archery and to offer continued guidance to combat archers in the Rules and Cultural Expectations for combat archery among the Armored Combat Fighters. It is hoped that members of the Chivalry that take part in this program will continue to oversee all of the combat archers they train.
If you have any questions about combat archery or suggestions contact Master Erik Erikson.