Piers of Malmesbury
Laurel, Provost (Inactive)
- 'Fechtbuch aus dem Jahre 1467' Talhoffer
- 'The Private schoole of Defence' G. Hale 1614
- Vincientio Saviolo
- 'True Art of Defence' Giacomo DiGrassi 1594
- 'Paradoxes of Defence' and 'Brief Instructions on my Paradoxes of Defence' George Silver
- Excerpts from Swetnam (Ch 12), Lignitzer, Leichtenauer
- 'Old Sword Play' Alfred Hutton 1892
- Go Rin No Sho 'Book of Five Rings' Myamoto Musashi
- 'Art of War' Sun Tzu
motion, geometry and tempo and it's relationships with psychology (confidence and attitude as a limiting factor on the physical).
Tactics, techniques, morale (psychology).
calligraphy, illumination, painting, sculpture, jewellery making, cooking, brewing, dance, metal casting, armouring, sword making...
First event, Rowany 12th Night 1983 (AS 17). Was a fringe player except for my association with House SPON (don't remember being properly initiated, but apparently that's a common side effect of the initiation). Lost contact with Rowany (and the SCA) when SPON broke up (sometime around 1985/86). Moved to Tasmania in 1988, found the SCA again in 1993 and rejoined. This time I bit the bullet and paid my membership and took an office and have held (at least) one ever since. Authorised light in late '93, authorised rapier in January '94 (trained by Alysaundre de Bergerac), authorised heavy in June or July of '95. In September of '94 I represented Tasmania in teams sabre at the Nationals after a 40 minute 'rules conversion' the night before (they were a man short). Lost my bout 5:1 to the number 1 sabreur in the country, but hey, I got a point. Proved to me that what we do works. Did it again in '95 and represented Australia in individual epee (by mistake, I went as a Tasmanian...it's a long story) and Tasmania in teams epee at the Nationals; our team made the final 8 and got to fence Estonia (what a hoot!) We went down 45:20. Current member of the Lochac College of Scribes (journeyman), the Peynters and Limners Guild (not ranked yet) and the Lochac Guild of Defence (Provost, like it says at the top). Associated with West Kingdom Scribes, ex member of the Brewers Guild. Have been a Captain of Archers, canton A&S minister, Baronial Chronicler, Ynys Fawr Seneschal, Ynys Fawr Knight Marshal, Baronial rapier marshal, deputy KRM and KRM for Lochac.