The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it.Thucydides 460 BC
Elfsea Defender in Chivalric Combat
Come forth brave men and women of Ansteorra, for now is the time to show your skill with blade or bow! Step forward and lay claim to the title of Elfsea Defender in one of the three Defender tournaments hosted this day!
Format: Swiss Five
Weapon styles and format information to follow.
Elfsea Defender in Rapier Combat
The tournament will be a double elimination with each fight being fought to the best of three points.
The first round will be a reverse Order of Precedence challenge, starting the the combatant of the lowest rank challenging "up the line", until all pairings are determined.
Successive rounds will be random draw by the list officials.
Elfsea Defender in Archery
The Elfsea Archery Defender will take place approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Royal Huntsman.
There will be a minimum of two rounds, with extra rounds depending upon the number of participants and available time
Format for Round 1
Targets will be at 40 yards. There are three shoots in this round.
For the first shoot, you begin with 6 arrows. Each hit that scores in a standard scoring format will give you one point and the right to shoot that arrow again. Any arrows that do not score may not be fired in the following rounds.
For the second shoot, you get to use any scoring arrows from the first shoot.
For the third shoot, you get to use any scoring arrows from the first shoot.
Format for Round 2
Targets will be at 30 yards, and will be a 30-second timed round.
You may bring as many arrows as you can shoot in 30 seconds.
Scoring is arrow within the outer ring is one point, and arrow within bullseye is five points
Format for successive rounds
Other rounds will be at the current Defender's discrection.
Format for tie-breaker
In the event of a tie-breaking round, it will be a 6-arrow, string shoot at 30 yards. The tightest grouping wins.