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Request for a new KRM
27 Sep 2019

Greetings to the Populace, The time has come to seek a new Kingdom Rapier Marshal for ... Read More

The Challenge for the Iron Ring has been met!
24 Apr 2019

At Rowany Festival this year, Maestro ibn Jelal was challenged by Lord Seumas Mac ... Read More

New rapier rules V4.0
29 Mar 2019

Lochac Rapier rules V4.0 will be released at Festival on 18/4/19. The new rules have been ... Read More

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    Request for a new KRM

    27 Sep 2019

    Greetings to the Populace,

    The time has come to seek a new Kingdom Rapier Marshal for Lochac.
    To that end, applications are now open for the role.

    The Kingdom Rapier Marshal is an important role for the Kingdom and is responsible for managing rapier (civilian) martial activities in Lochac, providing our voice in Society decisions about rapier and managing the safety of rapier activities. The Kingdom Rapier Marshal is one of the deputies of the Earl Marshal and a Lesser Kingdom Officer, so appointed in consultation with the Crown.

    This appointment for a term of two years.

    If you are interested in the role, there are a few requirements. You need to:
    • be a current, paid member of the SCA or its affiliates
    • be over 18 years of age
    • coordinate all Rapier Combat within the Kingdom of Lochac.
    • maintain a current Rapier Marshal authorisation
    • ensure all groups in Lochac with rapier activities are compliant with Lochac Rapier rules
    • create and communicate quarterly reports to the Lochac Earl Marshal and to the Society Rapier Marshal
    • ensure that testing of all rapier equipment occurs according to schedule
    • maintain and review the rules for rapier combat in consultation with the Kingdom Earl Marshal, the Crown, and the SCA Ltd Board and SCANZ Committee
    • appoint a deputy to support you, and deputies for cut & thrust, youth rapier and spear activities
    • respond to rapier incidents implementing disciplinary procedures up to and including suspensions with a specified minimum length and revocation of authorisations
    • be one of the administrators of the Lochac Rapier Facebook page
    • be on the Kingdom Rapier Marshal mailing list, maintain the Group Rapier Marshals email list and Facebook group to facilitate communication between Group Rapier Marshals and the Kingdom Rapier Marshal
    • advertise for a successor before your term is over, allowing sufficient time for handover.

    Please send all applications to rapier@lochac.sca.org and marshal@lochac.sca.org.

    Applications will close midnight (in Aneala) Wednesday 15 October 2019.

    Capitaine Angele de Savigny
    Earl Marshal

    The Challenge for the Iron Ring has been met!

    24 Apr 2019

    At Rowany Festival this year, Maestro ibn Jelal was challenged by Lord Seumas Mac Thorsten, and he was successful in the challenge. This makes Lord Seamus the second bearer of the Iron Ring of Lochac.

    You can find the full details in the Chronicles of the Iron Ring!

    New rapier rules V4.0

    29 Mar 2019
    Lochac Rapier rules V4.0 will be released at Festival on 18/4/19. The new rules have been uploaded to the website.

    A new Challenge for the Iron Ring of Lochac has been played

    4 Dec 2018
    Maestro ibn Jelal has received and met a challenge for the Iron Ring of Lochac, by Christopher of the Red Shirt. You can find the account in his journal.

    Two Handed Swords Disallowed for Melee Combat

    28 Sep 2018

    Notice from the KRM

    Effective immediately: Two handed swords are not to be used in melees, war scenarios or any combat involving more than two (2) combatants until further notice.

    Several serious injuries occurred at Fields of steel involving two handed swords being used in war/melee scenarios. To manage this risk no two handed swords are to be used in rapier war/melee or any combat involving more than two combatants until further notice. 
    This measure is to provide opportunity to investigate the use of these weapons and to develop appropriate guidelines for use.
    I realise this may impact activities at this Spring war, however I ask your cooperation with this requirement to ensure our game is not placing our fencers in unnecessary risk.

    yours in service
    Lindoret of Byrn Myrddin OP. OD
    Lochac KRM.

    Updates to the Chronicles of the Iron Ring

    1 Aug 2018

    The journal of Maestro ibn Jelal, in the Chronicles of the Iron Ring has been updated.

    The current ring bearer is disappointed with the lack challenges received over the last couple of events!

    The Challenge of the Iron Ring has been issued!

    16 Feb 2018

    Today, on the 16th February AS LII (2018), Maestro ibn Jelal has issued to the Kingdom the Challenge of the Iron Ring.

    Let all who profess to prowess seek him out and challenge for the right to be the Ring Bearer.

    You can follow the history of this Challenge on the Chronicles of the Iron Ring.

    New Version of the Lochac Rapier Rules have been issued.

    28 Jul 2017

    Please check out the new version of the Lochac Rapier Rules, now at v3.5. This set of rules replaces v3.0 and the 2017 Addenda.

    All the various rules can be found on the Rules Page.

    The actual rules can also be downloaded directly.

    Don Ludwig, KRM

    Addenda to The Lochac Rapier Rules now available

    2 May 2017

    There have been several Addenda made to v3.0 of the Lochac Rapier Rules.

    A copy of the Addenda can be downloaded from the Rapier Rules Page, or you can download the Addenda directly.

    This Addenda is to be read in conjunction with the current Lochac Rapier Rules.

    A number of changes have been made to the Lochac Rapier Combat Rules.  In summary, those changes are:

    1. Addition of rules governing the use of "Pole Weapons", i.e. pikes and other long-handled weapons.
    2. Update of the rules for permitted blades and the blade flexibility test to current Society rules.
    3. Update of mask/helm requirements and addition of new padding requirements as required by Society.
    4. Addition of the ability for Rapier Marshals in Charge to use Rapier Combatants to supervise combat.
    5. Prohibition against grasping opponents equipment in order to clarify the rules and close a possible gap.

    Please familiarise yourself with these changes.

    YiS,
       Ludwig, KRM

    Call for Guild Membership

    We need your help! | 19 Jul 2016 | Comments: 1

    Updates for the Guild Membership list are currently underway by Provost Secretary, Adair MacDermid and his able Guild Mistress assistant Juliana.  If there are any updates, please email Juliana (email can be found on her directory page).  Adair is working to get the Provost Secretary email directed to him.

    Kind regards