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Atlantia follows all standards set by SCA policy with the following additions and changes:
  1. The Deputy Earl Marshal of the Horse
    1. The Kingdom Equestrian Officer (KEO) shall be known in Atlantia as the Deputy Earl Marshal of the Horse. The KEO is a deputy of the Kingdom Earl Marshal of Atlantia and shall be warranted by the Kingdom Earl Marshal and The Monarchs of Atlantia.
    2. The Deputy Earl Marshal of the Horse (KEO) will oversee the training and warranting of cavalry marshals as well as maintaining a roster of qualified cavalry marshals for events, and a roster of qualified instructors for the required Atlantian cavalry classes.
    3. The KEO defers all regulation of the authorization documentation to the office of the Kingdom Minister of the List (KMOL), who will issue and track all paperwork necessary to ensure the proper registration of riders.
  2. Regional Cavalry Marshals
    1. The KEO will warrant a regional marshal for the North Eastern (MD), North Central (VA), Central (NC) and Southern (SC, Augusta, GA) regions of Atlantia, as needed. These shall be known as Regional Cavalry Marshals.
    2. The Regional Cavalry Marshals will be responsible for coordinating cavalry activities and events in their region to ensure that each activity and event that include horses are staffed with the necessary marshals and that all regulations are followed.
    3. The Regional Cavalry Marshals will also be responsible for assigning a mentor for the MITs in their region. Mentors must be warranted marshals and must agree to mentor the MIT.
  3. Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge (EqMIC)
    1. The EqMiC at an event must be a warranted equestrian marshal. The EqMiC is responsible for equestrian activities at the event and all reporting requirements relating to the event. Reporting shall be done as per the requirements of the Earl Marshal of Atlantia.
    2. Mounted archery activities can only be conducted by a Mounted Archery Marshal. Equestrian combat activities (Jousting, Mounted Combat, Mounted Crest Combat) can only be conducted by a Cavalry Marshal authorized to run these equestrian combat activities (i.e. an equestrian combat marshal).
    3. EqMICs shall work with event autocrats to arrange for the required additional insurance a minimum of 60 days before an event that includes horses.
    4. A warranted equestrian Marshal must be on-site at all times in which equines are present. If the EqMiC must leave the site, a cavalry marshal of sufficient experience must be appointed to act in the place of the EqMiC, in all respects, until the EqMiC returns.
  4. Equestrian Marshal Regulations (Cavalry Marshals) 
    1. Cavalry marshals and cavalry marshals-in-training must attend a Cavalry Marshal class or Unevent session once every two years. The KEO may waive the Cavalry Marshal class in lieu of attending a Cavalry Marshal Seminar (weekend gathering to discuss rules and train marshals).
    2. Becoming an Equestrian Marshal
      1. All cavalry marshals will have completed the steps in the Marshalin-training program (policy section 3.1.3.1.7 above) as required by the Atlantian Earl Marshal before being warranted.
      2. Marshals in Training (MiTs) will be responsible for asking for a mentor for the period of training. The mentor shall be a senior equestrian marshal the MIT can work with on a regular basis (i.e. running local practices and events). Mentors must be warranted equestrian marshals and must agree to mentor the MiT.
      3. Mentors are responsible for updating the regional marshal on the progress of the MiT.
      4. The prospective Marshal-in-Training (MiT) will be responsible for holding onto their training paperwork until the MiT is ready to be warranted. Upon such time as the MiT is ready to be warranted, the MiT and their mentor shall turn in the paperwork to the KEO or the marshal designated by the KEO for taking MIT paperwork
    3. The warranted cavalry marshals will supervise the activities of all ground crew and cavalry marshals-in-training to help insure their safety.
    4. All warranted cavalry marshals can marshal riding and lancer level activities.
    5. Mounted Archery Marshals must complete the following before becoming warranted to run mounted archery activities: 
      1. Take the Archery Marshal 101 class
      2. Assist with inspecting archery equipment (bows and arrows) at 3 different events under the supervision of an equestrian archery marshal or a target archery marshal. These do not have to be mounted archery events, but can be just target archery shoots at a non-equestrian event.
      3. Assist with planning, range set-up, and running mounted archery shoots at 3 events. The intent is for the MiT to assist with all 3 aspects: the planning, the range setup, and running of the shoot.Mounted Archery Marshals must complete the following before becoming warranted to run mounted archery activities:
    6. Equestrian Combat Marshals (for marshaling jousting, mounted combat, and mounted crest combat) must complete the following before becoming warranted to run equestrian combat activities:
      1. The marshal must: Train under an authorized equestrian combat marshal and assist in running 6 activities. Within these 6 activities, the marshal must train in both jousting and either mounted combat or mounted crest combat. Each activity must have a minimum of 2 training sessions. Multi-day events will count as one training activity per day.
      2. Once the training is complete, the KEO must receive the training paperwork and will determine final approval for the equestrian combat activity marshal authorization.
  5. Ground Crew and Rider Responsibilities
    1. Anyone who plans to step out onto the Cavalry List field while horses are present or in the call-forward area must complete a ground crew authorization. This authorization consists of successful completion of the Cavalry 101 class, practical field training, and any other requirements deemed necessary by the KEO. The Cavalry 101 class must cover: list field safety, safe weapons handling, and safety and liability with horses.
    2. Any person functioning within close proximity of horses, handling horses or within the arena as the mounted activities are run must be able to demonstrate the ability to move quickly out of the way of horses and riders in an emergency situation.
    3. Every rider or ground crew must be a current SCA member with the proper waiver on file in Milpitas OR sign a waiver on site with the Minister of the Lists (MOL) at each event. Every rider and ground crew person must also sign the state specific equestrian waiver prior to stepping or riding out on the list field at each event.
  6. Authorizations
    1. All equestrian authorizations must be conducted by two equestrian Marshals.
    2. Atlantia recognizes the following equestrian authorizations:
      1. Ground Crew. Authorization consists of passing Cavalry 101 Class, participating in the practical ground crew field training, and have read and understand Atlantian equestrian policy.
      2. Rider (Ride Only). Rider must complete ground crew authorization and then demonstrate ability to control mount at a walk, trot or canter unencumbered by weapons or armor.
      3. Lancer (Games). Rider must have completed the rider authorization and then demonstrate ability to control mount and wield a single weapon safely while performing the games and unencumbered by armor
      4. Jousting. Rider must complete the Lancer authorization and then demonstrate the ability to safely compete on the jousting list with appropriate armor, shield, weapon, and equine protection with the addition of another competitor on the other side of the list. Minimum gate is equivalent to the trot or faster
      5. Mounted Crest Combat. Rider must complete the Lancer authorization and then demonstrate the ability to safely compete on the list field with appropriate armor, equine protection, crest, and weapon with other competitors on the field. Minimum gate is equivalent to the trot or faster.
      6. Mounted Combat. Rider must complete the Lancer authorization and then demonstrate the ability to safely compete on the list field with appropriate armor, weapons, equine protection, with other competitors on the field. Minimum gate is equivalent to the trot or faster.
      7. Mounted Archer. Rider must complete the Lancer authorization and then demonstrate the ability of safely handling a bow from horseback. Rider must be able to demonstrate an ability to shoot with the horse moving faster than a walk. This authorization is available to Lancer authorized riders. Minimum gate is equivalent to the trot or faster.
        1. Mounted Archery authorizations are only to be done for equestrians who are already comfortable with a bow. First time shooters must attend archery practice and build their safe handling ability and competence with a bow.
        2. Mounted Archery authorizations are to be done as follows:
          1. First (on foot), the unmounted rider must show ability to draw the bow with an arrow smoothly/ not fumbling with arrow. Best case, rider can draw without looking at arrow.
          2. While on foot, have rider to shoot bow while standing to the side of the horse (behind the front shoulder). Best case - no reaction from mount.
          3. Request rider mount, enter the lane, nock arrow, and shoot. This must be done at a walk at a minimum, but should be at a trot or higher. The best case is a controlled and smooth release at trot and canter.
      8. Driver. Rider must demonstrate the ability to safely control a horse-drawn cart or chariot while wielding weapons or transporting one passenger who is wielding weapons. Anyone who plans to step out onto the Cavalry List field while horses are present or in the callforward area must complete a ground crew authorization. This authorization consists of successful completion of the liability class and any other requirements deemed necessary by the KEO.
    3. Minor Equestrian Authorizations and Regulations
      1. The Kingdom Earl Marshal, and Deputy Earl Marshal of the Horse or their designate must be present for all minor authorizations and must be notified in advance of the youth authorization.
      2. Minors may not serve as Cavalry Marshals in Training.
      3. Minors may authorize as Rider, Lancer, Archer and Driver, but may not authorize in Jousting, Mounted Crest Combat, or Mounted Combat.
      4. Minor archers are restricted to combat arrows only and may not use target points.
      5. Minors may serve as ground crew for the purpose of waterbearing off the list field or resetting the games between riders. Minors may not hand off weapons to riders or be on the list field when horses are competing or warming up, unless they are an authorized rider.
      6. Minors may not serve as horse monitors except under the condition that a warranted equestrian marshal is within hearing or line of sight of the minor and horses being monitored.
      7. A parent or legal guardian of minor must be present and within line of site at all times while their minor is mounted.
  7. Rider Responsibilities at events
    1. Horse owners will be financially responsible for any damage to a site caused by their horse, truck and trailer or personal equipment, as well as any towing fees accumulated to pull their rig out if stuck at an event.
    2. Stallions, known biters and kickers policy
      1. Owners of stallions must notify the EqMIC of an event or practice prior to arriving that they intend to bring a stallion. Stallions must be marked with yellow ribbons in forelock and tail.
      2. Horses that are known biters or known kickers are not allowed without the permission of the Kingdom Earl Marshal or KEO and the event EqMIC. Biters must be marked with red tassel or ribbon on forehead. Kickers must be marked with red tassel or ribbon on tail.
      3. The KEO may ban horses that have caused safety incidents at three or more events or practices from participating in SCA activities in Atlantia. There must be sufficient cause to warrant banning a horse from events.
    3. Horse Supervision Protocol
      1. Horses on site during the day must have a cavalry marshal or cavalry marshal-in-training in line of sight at all times unless they are in a barn within stalls. Horses in stalls must have a cavalry marshal or cavalry marshal-in-training within easy access.
      2. Temporary Enclosures
        1. The use of any barbed wire or electric wire to contain or restrain a horse is not allowed. All other enclosures are allowed at the discretion of the EqMIC.
        2. Enclosures should be clearly marked on each side that the tape is electrified (if applicable).
        3. Horses in electric tape enclosures must be used to being restrained in such enclosures prior to attending the event.
        4. The owner(s) of horses restrained within electric tape enclosures must remain on-site and within line of sight entire time horses are within electric tape enclosures or make arrangements for a horse monitor prior to the event.
      3. Horses on site during the night must have a cavalry marshal or cavalry marshal-in training within easy access if they are housed in open pens of metal or wood. Horses housed in a barn with stalls must have a cavalry marshal or cavalry marshal-in-training within easy access of the barn.
      4. Horse owners are required to care for their own horses during the event, including camping in the cavalry encampment, or make arrangements for a horse monitor prior to the event for the proper care of their horse. The owner or monitor must remain within easy access and hearing (preferably line-of-sight) during overnight hours. This does not mean that horse owners cannot go have feast or hang out at a party in another encampment for a few hours during the evening, as long as someone is watching the owner’s horse.
    4. Horse accessible areas at events
      1. Riders may ride horses in the Cavalry encampment and the Cavalry list field and a designated path between the encampment and the field.
      2. Riders may not ride in any other encampments except as directed for a processional.
      3. The EqMIC may consult with the autocrat and designate “riding areas” at their event that may include riding on main thoroughfares between encampments and other areas of a site that can be traversed safely by mounted riders. Any person functioning within close proximity of horses, handling horses or within the arena as the mounted activities are run must be able to demonstrate the ability to move quickly out of the way of horses and riders in an emergency situation.
  8. Equipment and Weapons
    1. Mounted Archery
      1. Crossbows are prohibited.
      2. The cavalry marshal must be a warranted Atlantian mounted archery marshal and must inspect bows and arrows, verify range set-up, and enforce range safety.
      3. Range Set-up
        1. An archery lane 4 to 8 feet wide by minimum 100 feet long with physical barriers on each side is required. A clear area is needed at each end for stopping horses.
        2. A safety area beginning at each end of the lane and going back at least 150 feet at a 45 degree angle is required. If multiple targets are to be used, the lane must be long enough to allow riders to attempt more than one shot safely.
        3. Targets must be placed no closer than 10 yards (30 feet) to the lane’s inside barrier. Targets may not be placed closer than 10 yards (30 feet) from each end of the barrier.
    2. Mounted Thrown Weapons
      1. Only non-living targets are allowed.
      2. Javelins (spears) are the only weapons authorized for use with mounted thrown weapons.
      3. Equipment Standards
        1. Javelins should be at least four feet in length but not exceed 9 feet.
        2. Javelin heads must be attached to the shaft as to not come off. The javelin shaft must be sound, free of cracks and without any burrs or rough surfaces that can cut or give splinters to the unprotected hand.
        3. No tape can be hanging off the weapon (to avoid becoming tangled with a rider or tack).
        4. Mounted thrown weapons targets may only be soft targets (i.e. foam, hay, or straw bales).
    3. Mounted Crest Combat
      1. Requires a Mounted Crest Combat or Mounted Combat authorization.
      2. An equestrian combat activities marshal must inspect rider’s armor and weapons before mounted crest combat begins.
    4. Mounted Armored Combat
      1. Requires a specific Mounted Armored Combat authorization.
        1. An equestrian combat activity marshal must inspect rider’s weapons and armor before mounted armored combat begins, including the horse’s armor. Minimum armor requirements are identified in the Society equestrian handbook.
    5. Jousting
      1. Requires a specific Jousting authorization.
      2. An equestrian combat activities marshal must inspect rider’s weapons and armor before jousting begins, including horse’s armor. Minimum armor requirements are identified in the Society equestrian handbook.
      3. The left elbow behind the shield must have the point and bones at either side of the elbow covered by rigid material underlain with at least ¼” (6mm) of closed-cell foam or equivalent padding. The shield may assist in providing this coverage, but is unlikely to be capable of providing full coverage by itself.
      4. All riders must make left shoulder to left shoulder passes on the tilt barrier and carry the lance in their right hand regardless of the rider’s dominant hand.
      5. Jousting shields should have at least 165 square inches of surface area (nominally 12” x 14”) to present a reasonable minimum target area to the opponent.
      6. An equestrian combat marshal must marshal the joust. The marshal of the field shall arrange ground crew appropriate to the circumstances. This should include suitable line judges for scoring, and ground crew to prepare lances for each pass and to assist with the replacement and cleanup of broken tips and tubes.
      7. Each rider shall be responsible for checking his or her equipment prior to commencing a match. The marshal of the field should also check the equipment and the field conditions.
      8. Riders should have three lances available in order to be able to place one at the distant end of the list for those times when riders are not returning to a “home end” after each pass.
      9. Once the match is announced each rider should proceed to their end of the tilting lane and prepare for the pass. After the marshal of the field has indicated to the riders that the list is ready for the pass, once both riders have signaled their readiness, they may make the pass. Jousting is to be done at the trot or higher.
      10. If a rider is having difficulty controlling his or her horse or equipment, or does not follow the conventions of the list, the marshal should suspend further passes until the situation is addressed. Remember safety is the first priority in this activity.
      1. All equipment on the field of combat will be inspected for compliance with Kingdom Law section 10.1.4, which requires items to present a period appearance. For specifics and examples of this requirement, please refer to the Earl Marshal's Web Site - http://marshal.atlantia.sca.org/.
      2. Armored Combat Weapons and Armor Standards
        1. Armor Regulations. Atlantia uses the SCA regulations without additions.
        2. Armor Inspections. All participants must have their arms and armor inspected by a warranted marshal before participating in combat at each event, practice, or other official activity.
        3. Weapon Inspections. The marshal in charge of each bout should visually inspect weapons before each bout unless they are using a method of marking already inspected weapons. Questionable weapons must be physically inspected prior to combat commencing. For simple swords, these checks should be extremely brief. Marshals should pay more attention to padded weapons and thrusting tips.
        4. Weapon Regulations. Atlantia uses the SCA regulations with the following additions:
          1. Polearms
            1. A polearm shall be constructed so as to emulate a medieval example. Allowable examples of a medieval emulation would be a padded head in the form of a period weapon, or a split-rattan head in the form of a period weapon.
            2. Atlantia defines an excessively flexible polearm as one that allows the head of the weapon to strike a telling blow to a target despite the intercession of an unyielding block to the haft of the weapon.
          2. Great swords
            1. Greatswords must be 6' or less in overall length.
            2. The grip must be 18" or less.
            3. The portion of the great sword above the quillons (called a ricasso) may be left without edge markings and therefore can be grasped.
          3. Spears may not be more than 9 feet long overall.
            1. Mandrake style 2” tips are no longer acceptable as thrusting tips on fiberglass spears. Section VII-D-5 of the Society’s Marshal’s Handbook is no longer valid in Atlantia.
          4. Offensive shields are prohibited.
          5. During combat, the blade of the sword may not be grasped. Also the striking surface of a mass weapon or thrusting tip may not be grasped.
          6. Single-handed weapons shall not be constructed so as to place a thrusting tip or butt spike within four inches of a rigid structure such as a basket hilt, metal pommel, or steel-gauntleted hand.
      3. Combat Archery Weapons and Armor Standards
        1. Armor Regulations.
          1. Armor standards for combat archers are the same as those for armored combat participants except that Demi Gauntlets may be worn on one or both hands in place of the full Gauntlets.
          2. When utilized in conjunction with rapier combat, rapier armor standards shall apply.
        2. Weapons Regulations.

          All combat archery weapons (including projectiles) must meet the requirements of the SCA Missile Combat Rules. The following additional requirements apply in Atlantia:

          1. Arrows/bolts may have a base construction of a fiberglass shaft or Siloflex tubing as described in the SCA Marshals Handbook. All fiberglass shafts must be longitudinally covered with a filament strapping tape and are required to have an 'approved' Anti-Penetration Device (APD) IAW the Society Marshal's Handbook. Shafted arrows/bolts are not required to have APDs when used in Rapier Combat.
          2. Fiberglass shaft arrows/bolts may utilize Baldar Blunt, CUBB and UHMW heads. CUBB and Baldar blunts shall not be used in Rapier Combat. All ammo used on the rapier field shall have no less than 1 inch of resilient padding after taping. This must be added in front of the blunt and be at least the same diameter as the blunt.
          3. Siloflex arrows may be gleaned and fired again. A warranted marshal must inspect all other arrows prior to reuse. All arrows shall be clearly marked for identification with the name of the user, home branch and kingdom.
      1. Scope and Validity
        1. This document delineates the rules and regulations that govern the marshaling of combat in Atlantia.
        2. All combat and animal activities must be conducted according to the policies defined in this document.
          1. Combat Disciplines are Armored Combat, Combat Archery, Rapier Combat, Target Archery, Youth Armored Combat, Youth Rapier Combat, and Thrown Weapons.
          2. Animal Disciplines are Equestrian Activities and Hounds.
        3. All activities under these categories must be supervised by a marshal warranted by the Atlantian Earl Marshal's Office to do so.
      2. General Responsibilities
        1. Safety must be the primary concern of all Marshals. If a safety problem arises through the rules, the Marshal must halt the activity until a safe way can be found to conduct the activity. If this happens, the Marshal In Charge of Events (see MIC-Events, section 3) must report this as a serious problem, following the procedures defined in Problem Resolution section, including the nature of the conflict between rules and safety, the resolution at the event, and the other Marshals present.
        2. The Marshals must enforce rules evenhandedly, regardless of the rank, affiliation, or degree of rudeness of the fighters involved.
        3. All Marshals must conduct themselves in a safe, courteous, and controlled fashion.
        4. In any contact discipline that includes projectile weapons, the Marshals must wear shatterproof sports or industrial high impact plastic eye protection.
        5. Marshals are expected to contribute to the rules modification process by suggesting improvements or commenting on proposed changes to Policies and Conventions.
      3. The Structure of the Marshallate

        There are 3 basic levels of marshal:

        • Kingdom Level(this includes the Earl Marshal, and all Deputy Earl Marshals (DEM)).
        • Group Level(this includes the group Knight's Marshal (KM) and all of his or her Deputies (DKM)).
        • Bottom Level(this includes all Apprentice Marshals (MIT) and Crowd Control Assistants (CCA, Line Marshals, etc.)

        There is a DEM for each sanctioned marshal activity. They report directly to the Earl Marshal and to a Corporate Officer (if one exists in that role) and have no direct reports save any regional deputies that they may create to aid them. Their role is to oversee all aspects of that activity, recommend scenarios to the Group Level Marshals, recommend rules changes to the Earl Marshal, work with the DEM for Training to create and maintain appropriate training materials.

        The Group Level marshals report directly to the Earl Marshal for the purposes of submitting event reports and reporting problems. They should seek advice on the design of scenarios from the DEM of their activity as needed and recommend rules and training changes to them as well.

        1. The Types of Marshals and their Responsibilities
          1. Earl Marshal (EM, KEM)
            1. The Earl Marshal shall be responsible for the formulation, publication, and distribution of the rules of all activities and the marshal's policies. The Earl Marshal may delegate to one or more deputies for this purpose, but the ultimate responsibility lies with the Earl Marshal.
            2. The Earl Marshal must conduct appropriate review of sanctions imposed by the Marshal In Charge of an Event (MIC). The participants must be notified within five (5) business days of receiving of the report, or appeal, whichever arrived first. The participants must be informed of the status of the investigation - closed and upheld, closed and overturned, or pending further investigation, with an explanation of the reason for delaying a decision.
            3. The Earl Marshal must submit required reports to the Society Earl Marshal.
            4. The Earl Marshal must meet the Marshal's mandate established in Kingdom Law and must meet the requirements of the Corporate Policy and those of the Society Earl Marshal.
            5. The Earl Marshal must appoint all Atlantian marshals but may designate Deputy Marshals to appoint Marshals in the Earl Marshal's place.
            6. The Earl Marshal must appoint Deputies for each Combat Discipline.
            7. The Earl Marshal must appoint an Emergency Successor to handle proper transition of the Earl Marshal office in case the Earl Marshal is no longer able to serve.
            8. The Earl Marshal will determine and publish the rules and regulations for experimental weapons and other experimental rules.
            9. The Earl Marshal is the arbiter for interpretation of all conventions or policies for all disciplines of combat.
          2. Deputy Earl Marshal for an Activity (DEM)
            1. The DEM must assist the Earl Marshal in creating and maintaining the conventions of the discipline, including:
              • Equipment standards
              • Authorization standards
              • Rules of Engagement
              • Scoring/Acknowledgment conventions
              • Safety Rules
            2. Conventions produced by a DEM must be approved by the Earl Marshal and published according to policy and/or law before taking effect.
            3. In the absence of the EM at an event, the DEM will be the final authority on the interpretation of conventions in their specific discipline. In extreme cases, the DEM may overrule the MIC of an event, but only if they are not participating in the activity at the time of the dispute.
            4. The DEM may appoint assistants, but they will have no official standing within these policies.
          3. Deputy Kingdom Marshal for Training (DEM-T)
            1. The DEM-T will establish a training program that will maintain quality marshal's activities.
            2. The DEM-T may designate Deputy Marshals to carry out the training program across the Kingdom.
            3. The DEM-T will screen training program applicants. Those applicants accepted will become apprentice marshals.
          4. Knight's Marshal (KM)
            1. Any group that wishes to conduct any marshal related activity at an event must have a Warranted Marshal or sponsorship from a warranted Atlantian Marshal that will assume responsibility for the event. If the Marshal is unable to serve as Marshal in Charge for the event/activity (unable to attend the event, not warranted for the activity, or for some other reason) a warranted marshal must be recruited to serve as MiC.
            2. Each group will have at most one Knight's Marshal.
            3. The Knight's Marshal must ensure that practices are conducted in accordance with SCA corporate policy and the guidelines that are defined in this document and its appendices. The Knight's Marshal must ensure that the group has a representative marshal present at such practices for all of the disciplines being practiced. Any one marshal may represent any or all disciplines in which he or she is an authorized marshal.
            4. The Knight's Marshal should encourage the other marshals in their group to accumulate loaner equipment and do so themselves.
            5. The Knight's Marshal should encourage the marshals of each discipline in the group to become cross-trained in other disciplines and do so themselves.
            6. The Knight's Marshal must train new participants in the activities for which the Knight's Marshal is a warranted marshal. The Knight's Marshal may delegate this responsibility to another marshal as long as that marshal is warranted in that particular discipline.
            7. The Knight's Marshal must ensure that there is a Marshal-In-Charge (MIC) for each local event that includes any marshal related activity. In this process, the Knight's Marshal must work with the group's seneschal and the event's autocrat to select a mutually acceptable MIC. The Knight's Marshal need not be the MIC.
            8. The Knight's Marshal shall ensure that the MIC for events hosted by their group files an event report. A Knight's Marshal that fails in this obligation may be removed from office.
          5. Deputy Knight's Marshals (DKM)
            1. Marshals who have completed the specific training and testing program for a given discipline will become a warranted marshal in that discipline.
            2. Warranted marshals with no other role will be assigned as a DKM of their local group.
            3. Local groups may have any number of DKMs.
            4. The DKMs are deputies of the KM. The DKM must train participants in the disciplines that they are warranted in, upon request by those participants in that discipline. The DKM may offer assistance, but may not mandate participation in training exercises by any participant.
            5. Upon request by the KM or the MIC-Event, the DKM must assist the MIC-Event with the administration of marshaled activities at events sponsored by the DKM's home group.
          6. Marshal-at-Large (NO LONGER IN USE)
            1. The position of Marshal-at-Large is immediately terminated. All Marshals-at-Large in every discipline will be assigned as DKMs to their groups of residence.
          7. Apprentice Marshals (also known as Marshals In Training (MITs))
            1. Apprentices may not serve in any of the capacities listed above. They may serve as line marshals with warranted marshals who are training them.
            2. Apprentices must meet the requirements listed for all marshals in Item 3 (below).
            3. Anyone wishing to join the apprenticeship program must send a written request to the Earl Marshal containing all of his or her contact information.
            4. Apprentices must attend at least one marshal's training seminar.
            5. Apprentices must make arrangements with a mentor to guide them through the apprenticeship. This mentor must be a warranted marshal and must be listed in the request for entrance into the apprenticeship program.
            6. The apprenticeship program consists of the following:
              1. Apprentices must assist in marshaling at least four different events.
              2. The apprentice must get the prior approval of the Marshal in Charge for that event.
              3. At these events they will assist in all marshal functions.
              4. At least two of these events must be outside their local group.
              5. At least one of these events must be in a different region of the kingdom.
              6. At least one of these events must have significant melee combat.
              7. A warranted marshal must supervise all of the apprentices' activities.
              8. At the end of the combat activities, the apprentice must get written feedback from the Marshal in Charge. This must be recorded on the apprenticeship form.
              9. After completing the apprenticeship program the apprentice shall send the completed form to the relevant discipline Deputy Earl Marshal.
              10. Completion of the apprenticeship program makes the apprentice eligible for a warrant, or warrant-eligible.
              11. Warrant-eligible apprentices may be warranted to a vacant knight marshal or deputy knight marshal position and then become warranted.
          8. Crowd Control Assistants (also known as "line marshals" (CCA))
            1. Crowd Control Assistants are only allowed at the discretion of the MIC-Event or the MIC of an Activity.
            2. Anyone may be a Crowd Control Assistant.
            3. The only activity of the Crowd Control Assistants is the warning of participants and spectators that they are approaching the boundaries of the combat activity.
            4. If the MIC deems that any CCA is dangerous, incompetent, or redundant, the MIC may remove the CCA from participation.
            5. Warranted marshals must take into account that Crowd Control Assistants may not be completely experienced in safety measures around a given activity and that they should be protected from dangerous situations.
          9. Responsibilities of all Marshals
            1. All marshals must attend an Atlantian Marshal's Seminar in their discipline once every three years. This could be their discipline meeting at Unevent or any marshal's training approved by the Earl Marshal or the appropriate discipline deputy.
            2. All marshals must be members of the SCA and receive The Acorn at their place of residence.
            3. All marshals must be completely familiar with the SCA Rules of the List, the SCA Marshal's Handbook, and this document.
            4. Marshals must provide their names, addresses, phone numbers, email (if any), local group names, membership numbers, and membership expiration to the Earl Marshal. The Earl Marshal shall be notified when this information changes.
            5. Marshals must complete the appropriate training program as set forth by the Earl Marshal.
            6. If any officer with the authority (such as the event Autocrat, local, regional, or Kingdom Seneschale) removes sanction from an event, all warranted marshals must leave the site.
        2. The Roles of the Marshal

          There are three basic roles that a marshal may play at an event. They may be the Marshal In Charge of the event (MIC), they may be the Marshal In Charge of an activity, or they may be a regular marshal (i.e., has no supervisory role).

          The responsibility of each role is delineated below:

          1. Marshal In Charge of an Event (MIC-Event)

            The MIC-Event is the marshal who is listed on the event registration form filed by the autocrat with the Kingdom Chronicler. If the marshal listed on the event registration form is unable to fulfill this commitment, they must inform the autocrat and the group's Knight's Marshal as soon as possible. A new MIC must be identified and the event registration form updated.

            1. The MIC-Event shall oversee all combat at an event (including official practices and published demos).
            2. The MIC-Event must ensure that for each marshal related activity there is a marshal warranted in that discipline in charge of that activity.
            3. The MIC-Event must submit an event report (See Event Reports).
            4. Marshals who fail to properly handle their marshal-in-charge commitments will be removed from all marshal positions.
            5. MIC-Events may set specialty parameters to certain battles as long as the parameters are within current rules and explained in writing in the event announcement or in flyers at the door.
            6. For inter-kingdom events, changes to the conventions of either Kingdom must be published in both Kingdom newsletters as per Society Earl Marshal ruling.
            7. MIC-Events must set scenarios, or delegate to a MIC-Discipline. Note that the event's Autocrat defines the general nature of the scenario; however, all details of the execution of the scenarios are in the purview of the MIC-Event and MIC-Discipline.
            8. The MIC-Event must enforce all policies and conventions, and apply problem resolution as needed.
            9. The MIC-Event must withdraw sanction from any event where the MIC-Event is unable to halt unsafe or illegal activity.
            10. A MIC-Event must have:
              • A Marshal's Staff
              • A Marshal's tabard (or other readily identifiable garment)
              • High-impact eye protection, if missile weapon combat is involved
              • A copy of this document
              • A copy of the SCA Marshal's Handbook
              • A copy of the SCA Rules of the List
              • A Pen
              • Paper
              • A whistle on his/her person while on duty, if large melees are involved
            11. The MIC-Event may not participate in any marshal-related activities at the event outside the role of MIC-Event.
          2. Marshal In Charge of an Activity (MIC-Activity)
            1. Each marshal related activity conducted at an event must have a MIC-Activity.
            2. The MIC-Activity must be authorized to marshal that discipline.
            3. The MIC-Activity must deal with any problems during the discipline activity. All problems rated significant or severe must be reported to the MIC-Event.
            4. The MIC-Activity has the specific right to remove any participant from the Activity. This is to be treated as a severe problem and reported accordingly.
            5. The MIC-Activity must conduct, or assign subordinate marshals to conduct, an inspection of the armor and weapons that will be used by all combatants prior to starting combat activities.
            6. Before each activity, the MIC-Activity must ask the combatants if they have had their equipment inspected. If any equipment has not been inspected the participant must complete the inspection process before starting the activity.
            7. The MIC-Activity must attempt a quick visual inspection of all equipment before commencing the activity. This is not always possible, and does not take the place of proper inspection procedures, or the responsibility of the user to maintain equipment in a compliant status.
          3. Marshals assisting MIC-Activity
            1. These Marshals must be warranted in the discipline over which they are officiating.
        3. (Deleted and reserved for future policies)
        4. Participants and Their Responsibilities
          1. Definition:

            All individuals who wish to participate in a marshaled combat discipline in Atlantia must either:

            1. Have a permanent address within the borders of the Kingdom of Atlantia where the participant receives their Kingdom newsletter and is authorized by the procedures outlined in this document.
            2. Be resident in a foreign Kingdom as defined by Corpora and properly authorized by the Marshals of that Kingdom. Visiting fighters must review with the MIC the Policies and Conventions that apply to the discipline in which they wish to participate.
          2. Combat Participant Responsibilities
            1. All participants must know and follow the current rules.
            2. All participants must report to the Minister of Lists and either show proof of waiver on file with the Office of the Registry or execute a waiver.
            3. The Marshals assume that all participants believe they are acting in a safe and courteous conduct at all times. It is the participant's responsibility to demonstrate this by his or her actions before, during, and after the activity.
            4. All participants are responsible for conducting themselves in a controlled, courteous, and safe fashion at all times, and must accept the criteria of the Marshals for these characteristics.
            5. Participants at events may only participate in activities that they are correctly authorized in, with the exception of authorizing activities.
            6. At official practices, participants must either show proof of a waiver on file with the Office of the Registry or complete a waiver of liability and submit it to the MIC of the practice.
            7. All participants must have all equipment that they plan to use that day inspected by a Marshal for the activity or the designated Inspecting Marshal (if there is one) before participating in that activity.
            8. If the participant has a grievance, resolution will be conducted immediately after the activity by the MIC of that activity, and can be appealed to the MIC-Event by the aggrieved individual.
            9. The participant must give truthful information in cases where reports must be made. Falsification of information may result in termination of all authorizations or other sanctions.
            10. All participants, regardless of office or rank, must obey the directions of the Marshals while involved in a marshaled activity. (NOTE: This applies to marshals as well.)
        5. Dishonorable Behavior
          1. It is understood by the Marshals that all but a tiny fraction of participants in the marshaled activities participate in a spirit of honor, dignity, and chivalry. However, even with the best intent, participants may behave in a manner contrary to that spirit. It is the Marshal's responsibility to bring any such behavior to the participant's attention in such a fashion to indicate the above message. Repeated behavior of unsportsmanlike nature will result in sanction at the Marshal's discretion. Such unacceptable behaviors will include, but not be limited to:
            • Verbally abusing or arguing with the Marshals, CCAs, MoLs, Chirurgeons, or Waterbearers
            • Name calling/taunting of other participants
            • Pushing or other physical contact
            • Excessive swearing
            • Spitting at another participant or a Marshal
            • Purposefully delaying the activity by any method
            • Throwing equipment in a fashion that indicates anger or loss of control
            • Any other behavior the Marshal finds inappropriate on the field
        6. Holds
          1. When hold is called, every participant must cease the marshaled activity at once, place their weapons on the ground if applicable, and stand in place, or kneel if directed by the marshal, until directed otherwise by a marshal.
          2. The marshal for some group combat activities may declare a "bubble hold" option before the activity begins. In a bubble hold, the marshal may direct participants around the cause for hold to act as informal line marshals, informing other participants who approach the bubble of the perimeter of the hold. Participants who are directed in this fashion must hold their equipment in a fashion that will indicate that they are not combat ready, i.e., holding a bow horizontal or a sword by the blade.
        7. Warrants
          1. Prospective Marshals must undergo an apprenticeship in a specific discipline in order to supervise that discipline. This requirement may be waived or modified, at the Earl Marshal's or relevant discipline Deputy Earl Marshal's discretion. The Earl Marshal's office encourages all marshals to cross train in as many disciplines as possible.
          2. A Marshal may not be warranted in disciplines in which they are not authorized to participate. This requirement may be waived, at the Earl Marshal's discretion.
          3. Warrants will be kept by roster by the Earl Marshal.
          4. For Knight's Marshals, warrants will remain in effect for 2 years from the date of issue, unless the warrant is suspended or removed by the Earl Marshal, or another warrant is issued for that position.
          5. Deputy Knight's Marshal warrants expire upon resignation or termination by the Earl Marshal.
          6. Kingdom Deputy Marshals serve at the pleasure of the Earl Marshal.
          7. The Earl Marshal must annually audit the roster, and any individual no longer meeting the required attributes of a Marshal will have his or her warrant terminated. The KEM must submit the roster of Marshals to the Crown once per reign. This will usually happen at Curia Regis, or at Coronation on request of the incoming Crown.
        8. Reporting
          1. Event Reports

            An event report must be filed by the MIC-Event within 10 days of each event (except where required to file a special report earlier due to problem resolution) and must include the following information. Event reports must be filed in writing and must include any supporting documentation as necessary.

            1. The name of the Marshal in Charge of the Event submitting the report, and the Minister of the Lists.
            2. The name of all marshals (incl. apprentices) and the capacity in which they served.
            3. A list of all authorization attempts including weapon form and result.
            4. A description of marshal activities for the day, including disciplines represented and scenarios enacted, with an evaluation of the activities for success and safety.
            5. A description of any injuries requiring professional medical services. This is in addition to the requirement for notifying the KEM within 24 hours.
            6. A description of problems arising from combat related activities, including the name of offending participants, the nature of the offense, and the resolution. This report must include any decisions of the marshal's that were overturned by the Crown.
            7. Any intervention by higher ranking Marshals (either invited by the MIC or unilateral on the part of the ranking Marshal).
          2. Fighter Practice Waivers: Any waiver signed during the course of official local fighter practices shall be collected from the marshals-in-charge of fighter practices by the Knight's Marshal of the hosting group on a monthly basis.
            1. All fighter practice waivers and a fighter practice waiver report form will be submitted by the Knight's Marshal of the hosting group to the Kingdom Waiver Secretary on a quarterly basis, in accordance with the following schedule:
              • Quarterly fighter practice materials are due April 15 (for fighter practices held between January 1- March 31)
              • July 15 (April 1 - June 30)
              • October 15 (July 1 - September 30)
              • January 15 (October 1 - December 31).
            2. In the event that no fighter practice waivers have been collected at official local fighter practices, a fighter practice waiver report indicating this will be submitted by the Knight's Marshal of the group on the above schedule. An electronic fighter practice waiver report may be accepted at the discretion of the Kingdom Waiver Secretary in the event that no waivers have been collected.
          3. Filing Reports

            Reports may be filed by US Mail; UPS (or other delivery service, which does not require a signature for delivery); by email to the Earl Marshal at EarlMarshal@atlantia.sca.org; or by a form in the appropriate section of the Atlantian Marshal's Website.

            Reports may be filed by other methods on a case-by-case basis, but only with the approval of the Earl Marshal. These methods may include fax, same day delivery requiring signature, or hand delivery to the Earl Marshal.

          4. Incident Reports

            Anyone may file an incident report for any problem that they perceive in the execution of combat activities. This includes: reports by participants about marshals at an event, reports about participants by participants at an event, reports by marshals about participants outside events (specifically including practices announced in the group newsletter), and reports by marshals (other than the MIC-Event) concerning problems with other marshals. The following guidelines govern incident reports:

            • Incident reports must be filed within 10 days of the incident
            • Incident reports must include the name of the filing individual
            • The name of the offending individuals (if appropriate)
            • The names of witnesses (if any)
            • The specific description of the problem with a reference to Policy or Law to demonstrate the offense
            • The Earl Marshal will evaluate the Incident report for action. If the Earl Marshal finds that the incident has merit, he will act on it as the equivalent of a "severe problem" as described in the section on Problem Resolution.
          5. Deadlines
            1. If a report is not turned in by the deadline, the marshal will be placed on suspension for a period of not less than 90 days, during which time s/he may not perform any marshal activities including (but not limited to):
              • Authorizations
              • Armor and weapon inspections
              • Marshaling a fight
              • Marshaling a practice
              • Serving as MIC of any event
            2. Following a second offense, the marshal's warrant will be revoked for a minimum of one year.
            3. Failure to report may negate any sanctions or authorizations at the discretion of the Earl Marshal.

During all activities, the Marshals running that activity must enforce the rules governing participation. Infractions fall into one of three categories defined below. When a violation occurs, the marshal shall use the following guidelines to attempt to resolve the issue(s).

Ordinary: The vast majority of violations will be transitory single occurrences. These should be noted, but not be the subject of action during the activity. The marshal should discuss the problem with the individual or group after the activity ceases.

Significant: If there is a pattern of violations, or if there is a safety hazard, the marshal shall stop the activity, if it is a single bout. In a group activity, the marshal should pull the participant aside if possible without stopping the activity. Circumstances may make this inadvisable without a hold. Although it is desirable to allow activities to run while problems are resolved, this may not be allowed to compromise the need for safe management of the activity.

The Marshal will clearly, concisely, and courteously explain the violation to the combatant. The MIC of that activity may remove the combatant from participation in the duration of the activity, or from the next scheduled activity.

The Marshal will clearly communicate that the violation must not be repeated. The Marshal will inform the erring combatant that report of this action will be in the event report.

Severe: These are severe safety hazards, a continuing pattern of violations, or an injury requiring medical attention.

The MIC of an activity must order the participant to leave the activity area and prohibit that participant from any further activity either for that day or the duration of the event. In head to head competitive activity this is treated as a lost bout. In scored activities, the score accrued before ejection becomes null and void. During group activities, the activity continues without the sanctioned participant. (No resurrection allowed.)

In all three of the above situations, the MIC-Activity must inform the MIC-Event at the end of the activity about the violations and any actions taken. In the case of an injury, the activity must be stopped until the injured participant can safely be removed for medical assistance. If the injury requires off-site medical assistance, the MIC must record the name of the emergency service or hospital used in the MIC report. The MIC must inform the KEM within 24 hours by telephone.

      1. MIC Responsibilities and Powers

        The MIC-Event must assess any problems for immediate action.

        1. The MIC must immediately record, on paper, all significant or severe problems and include them in the event report.
        2. In the case of severe or continuing problems, the MIC may remove the participant from further participation in any activity for the remainder of the event.
        3. If the MIC feels that the participant represents an ongoing problem or danger s/he must suspend the authorization of the participant.
      2. Suspension

        The suspension of any one Authorization by the MIC-Event will also be a suspension of a participant's authorization in all disciplines until resolution by the Earl Marshal.

        1. The MIC-Event will physically take possession of the participant's authorization card.
        2. If the combatant does not cooperate that is an additional violation.
        3. The MIC must complete the event report immediately after the event.
        4. The MIC must contact the Earl Marshal by email or telephone within two days of the end of the last activity of an event.
        5. The MIC must send copies of the event report to both the Earl Marshal and Minister of Lists.
        6. Suspensions last until lifted or replaced by the Earl Marshal.
      3. Review and Investigation
        1. The Earl Marshal will begin a review of any authorization suspension immediately upon receipt of the report.
          1. The Earl Marshal may lift the authorization suspension.
          2. The suspension may be left in place during further consideration.
      4. The Earl Marshal may designate an investigator for serious rules violations.
        1. The investigator will gather information and make recommendations.
        2. This initial investigation must take less than 15 days.
        3. After reviewing the investigator's recommendations the Earl Marshal will take any action at his/her sole discretion, including dropping the matter.
      5. Marshal's Court
        1. For the resolution of serious problems, the Earl Marshal may either convene a Marshal's Court or begin a summary problem resolution (see below).
        2. The Earl Marshal may not unilaterally levy sanctions more severe than suspension without such sanctions being recommended by a Marshal's Court.
        3. The Marshal's Court will consist of three to five marshals and may not include the Earl Marshal.
        4. The Marshal's Court shall determine their deliberative process with due regard to Fairness.
        5. The sanctions imposed by a Marshal's Court may include, but are not limited to, the following sanctions:
          • An official reprimand. This must be paired with a required public written apology by the offending participant, which must be published in the Acorn.
          • The suspension of all authorizations for a fixed period.
          • Recommendation of the permanent revocation of all authorizations.
          • The suspension of a specific weapon authorization for a fixed period.
          • A restriction of activity, such as no melees.
          • Recommendation of banishment, permanent or fixed period, from the lists.
          • The revocation of a marshal's warrant.
          • Probation: Probation may include special requirements to address the problem but the offender must agree to the conditions of the probation. The results of violations of probation must be specific.
        6. Appeals of the Marshal's Court decisions may be appealed to the Society level.
        7. The Marshal's Court may make the following recommendations (to the Crown):
          1. A Court of Chivalry
          2. A Court of Courtesy
          3. Banishment of all types
          4. Revocation of rank and awards.
      6. Summary Problem Resolution
        1. The Earl Marshal may involve the subject of an investigation in a summary resolution process.
        2. The Earl Marshal and the subject must both agree to an open ended summary resolution. The subject agrees to an abbreviated process run directly by the Earl Marshal.
        3. Fixed summary resolution results from an agreement between the Earl Marshal and the subject specifying the violations and the sanctions. The fixed summary resolution must be specified in writing and signed by both the Earl Marshal and the subject. There are no limitations on the terms of this problem resolution.
        4. Once the subject and the Earl Marshal agree to either an open ended or fixed summary resolution, any Marshal's Court shall be terminated.
      7. External Problems
        1. Marshals at all levels may have to deal with problems beyond the combatants and the Marshals.
        2. In all such cases the marshals are expected to work with the appropriate officers to resolve such problems.

          Example: A child gets too close to the fighting. The first time, the marshal calls hold and directs the child out of the way. If the problem recurs, the marshal must find and counsel the parent. If the problem continues, the marshal must work with the autocrat to have the child removed from the area of the combat.

      8. Complaints and Appeals
        1. Complaints or grievances by marshals or participants must be submitted in writing within 15 days of the last activity of an event using an incident report form such as that furnished in the Reports Appendix or the Marshals Web Page.
        2. Participants' appeals of sanctions must be made in writing, postmarked within 15 days of the MIC-Events sanction.
        3. All submissions must be typed or printed out and must be signed and dated. Electronic submissions must be followed within 15 days of the last activity of an event by typed or printed copies which are signed and dated.
      1. Deputy Earl Marshal for Training

        The proficiency of the Marshallate is one of the primary concerns of the Earl Marshal. In order to foster professionalism and competency, the Deputy Earl Marshal for Training (DEM-Training) position has been created. The DEM-Training shall be responsible for:

        1. Creating and maintaining instructional material
        2. Planning and staffing the track of marshaling classes at each session of the University of Atlantia.
        3. Working with the other Deputy Earl Marshals to be sure that the available curricula address the specific needs of that discipline.
        4. Training senior marshals in the prepared materials to enable them to serve as instructors.
      1. Armored Combat Authorization Procedures
        1. Authorization is designed to ensure that all fighters are able to conduct themselves in a safe and courteous manner while on the field of combat.
        2. The authorization process ensures that all fighters taking the field are conducting themselves according to a common standard.
        3. This process also ensures the minimal level of proficiency necessary to ensure that they do not present a threat to themselves or anyone else on the field.
        4. All combatants in tournaments and melees in Atlantia must be authorized in the weapons they wish to use.
        5. Visitors to Atlantia may participate at Atlantian events if they go over the Atlantian rules with an Atlantian marshal before they compete.
        6. Fighters with a valid authorization from another kingdom who move into Atlantia may trade in for an Atlantian authorization card. See the Policies of the MoL for the procedure.
      2. Who May Become Authorized
        1. To become authorized a fighter must meet the following requirements.
          • Be at least 16 years old.
          • Combatants under the age of 18 have additional authorization requirements described in the minor authorization procedures.
          • Thorough familiarity with all weapon and armor standards, conventions of combat, and other rules concerning combat related activities in Atlantia.
          • Complete an authorization.
      3. Where Can Someone Go Through the Authorization Procedure
        1. All armored combat authorizations will be held either at an SCA event or at fighter's practice.
        2. Marshals wishing to conduct authorizations at practice must obtain prior permission to do so from the Deputy Earl Marshal for Armored Combat, and coordinate MOL support to insure all reporting standards, both for MICs and for MOLs, are adhered to.
      4. When Can Authorization Occur
        1. Authorizations can be held at any time during the course of the event. When a combatant authorizes during an event they may participate in subsequent activities as allowed by their new authorization.
      5. Marshals
        1. At least one of the marshals must live in a different local group from the candidate. If the candidate lives in a barony, at least one of the marshals must live outside that barony.
        2. At least one marshal MUST be authorized in the applicable weapons form.
        3. Inspect the armor and equipment of all personnel participating in the authorization process.
        4. Test the knowledge of the candidate regarding the applicable rules governing combat in Atlantia.
        5. The knowledge test should include questions applicable to the weapons being used in the authorization.
        6. Inform the participants in the authorization of how the authorization is to be conducted.
        7. Ensure that both combatants' armor is legal.
        8. Neither of the marshals may be fighters who regularly practice with the candidate.
      6. Authorization for Minors

        In order for anyone who is 16 or 17 years old to become an authorized fighter in Atlantia outside of Youth Combat, the following procedure must be followed.

        1. The candidate must have either a Minor waiver on file at SCA Corporate Headquarters (blue membership card) or must complete a SCA 'Minor's Consent to Participate and Hold Harmless Agreement (General Waiver for Minors)'.
        2. For a minor to fight or even practice, either a prent or legal guardian shall be present, or someone holding a notarized Medical Authorization for Minors granting them authority to approve medical treatment shall be present.
        3. During early training, those who are running the practice must make careful determination as to the minor's physical and emotional maturity. The variations among minors are considerable. At this age, many are unready, either physically or emotionally, for SCA combat. The marshals must be conservative in this respect. If there is any question, remember that if the minor is truly emotionally ready, they will not react inappropriately to being told to wait a year. If the marshal is not sure that the minor is ready, they must be told to wait a year.
        4. The local marshal will arrange for at least one of the parents or legal guardians to observe the fighting practice. Every attempt should be made to ensure that the parents leave with a familiarity with SCA fighting.
        5. The minor must attend at least one fighting event before the event at which the minor attempts to authorize.
        6. The parents or legal guardians shall be asked to come to an event before authorization.
        7. A standard authorization will be conducted with at least one of the officiating marshals being the Earl Marshal or designated Deputy Earl Marshal.
        8. All of the paperwork involved in the minor's authorization must be reviewed by the Earl Marshal or designated Deputy Earl Marshal before being processed by the Minister of Lists.
        9. The front half of the helms and masks of sixteen and seventeen year olds who participate in combat activities, either as armored, rapier or equestrian combatants, combat archers or siege engineers, must be clearly marked with three green dots, no less than 1" in diameter, arranged in a triangular formation forming a trefoil.
The Atlantian Book of Policy (Updated - 2017-02-01)
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