Present: Arion, Wyllym, Reynier, Argylle,
Aasni, Varinn, Rurik, Gildchrist (sp?), Heddi (sp?),
1. Venue Change:
Wyllym suggested that we discuss whether to change the
location of future rapier meetings. Reynier asked if
this implied more regular rapier meetings. Arion stated
that he would like to have baronial rapier meetings on a
monthly basis. Wyllym suggested that such monthly
meetings be held on Melee nights because it was easy to
remember, then reminded the group that Carys had argued
for meeting at the park instead of Chuy's. Reynier
argued that meeting in the park before a melee practice
would allow the group to put discussion points and
war-prep plans into immediate action. Arion reminded the
group that meeting before practices left some fighters
with little time to eat, and that meeting at Chuy's
offered an ideal solution. Varinn joined the meeting and
brought up the issues of noise at Chuy's and seating in
the park. Argylle, also recently joined to the
discussion, argued that Chuy's was a relaxing
environment more conducive to planning. Much rabble
ensued, only one man was slain.
Result: The next Tir Ysgithr Rapier meeting will be held
on October 7th in Reid Park at 6pm before the baronial
2. Practice Structure: Preparing for War:
Arion asked the now enlarged group if and what they
thought about changing the structure of fighter
practices to prepare for war. Reynier's memory failed
and deferred to generalized discussion notes.
Much debate was had over when and whether to start
practice with drills for those interested.
Some questioned if the drills might interfere with the
rapier community's adopted task of setting up the
practice aerics. Someone asked if having a set of the
field-locker keys would resolve this.
Wyllym mentioned that baronial by-laws required
(unchecked) that a person carrying the keys must have a
warranted office. Both Rurik & Reynier offered their
warranted positions as candidates for this duty.
Rurik made the point that many drills do not require
suiting up, and could be done without any setup.
A consensus was reached: people won't show up at 7pm if
they know nothing will happen until 7:45. So if we start
running drills somewhere between 7pm and 7:30pm, people
will start showing up for them. After all, the rapier
community sets the example in this barony. ~poke poke~
Arion volunteered to run the 7pm drills by default.
Rurik also made an offer to run drills.
Several were injured in the fray; Argylle was stricken
Result: BTY will now run unarmored rapier drills from
roughly 7-7:20. At 7:20, the group will assist Lady Mina
in setting up the aeric.
3. Units: the Gathering
Reynier asked that decisions be made with regard to the
structure of the baronial units. Arion then stated that
the Warthogs would be led by himself, and requested that
persons interested in commanding the Warpigs see him as
soon as possible. Wyllym and Gildchrist then chimed in
to suggest that the units begin training together during
melee nights and develop their own unit drills. The
conversation was tabled until the end of the meeting, at
which point Reynier plead with the group to finalize at
least one baronial unit - namely the warthogs. Before he
could finish, Wyllym interjected and nominated Reynier
to lead the Warpigs. He then moved to a vote and Reynier
was elected to lead the Warpigs. A duel was called on
the spot, but, as no seconds were selected, the
plaintiff's issue was cut short by an early injury to
Result: Arion will select and lead the Warthog unit
while Reynier will select and lead the Warpig unit.
4. New Melee Night
Wyllym brought up the demands of many fighters and the
Baron himself in asking whether the group supported the
notion of a second melee night. The group was dumbstruck
with consensus. The answer being obvious, he moved on to
suggest that the third week of each month be used as a
melee night. The group was once again unanimously
agreed. Wyllym offered that the first Tuesday ought to
be spared for broad forms and unit cohesion, while the
third Tuesday be used for special tactics. No one
Result: The rapier community shall hold melee practices
on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. The first
of which shall be used for general training, while the
third shall be used for special tactics (i.e.
door-busting, line-punching, etc..)
5. Estrella War: Hints from the KRM
Wyllym brought up several points regarding the rules for
the upcoming Estrella War. Epic hints were dropped, and
lengthy arguments over DKP were had.
THL Wallace will serve as acting KRM for the event, as
THL Wyllym will be busied as the officiating marshall
for the event.
Running while not in engagement distance will be
Dropped blades will no longer require a local or general
hold to be called. They will be treated as an
obstruction on the field to be minded by the fighters.
Coincidentally, a thousand Caidans cried out in the
Scenarios will have multiple win conditions. The KRM
hinted that time would be a secondary condition in some
Some scenarios will allow armies to start out at
The KRM also hinted that flag scenarios would be present
in the upcoming war. Arion offered to design new
changeable-flagposts for the scenarios, citing sticky
flags as a problem in previous years.
This conversation was purely informative and yielded no
6. The Next Meeting:
The group finished by conceding the need for a fixed
agenda at future meetings. Mentions were made regarding
an agenda offered, though not used, which Carys had
earlier posted. It is presumed that the agenda for
future meetings will be discussed - at length - on the
tir-rapier yahoo group.