For many of the youth and their parents, you represent the first link they have with the East Kingdom and the Society. Be prepared to answer questions as a chatelaine and fix and build armor and weapons. Avoid sending a fighter away from the list with failed weapons or armor. Instead, try to help them fix their gear. Get them moving. Be a bridge between the modern middle ages and the world outside!
Sign-In Form for use at events and practices.
The Two-Deep Rule
Society Seneschal Memorandum
The rules of the East Kingdom require youth marshals to have a valid background check and supervise practices using a “two deep” model. This means that all practices and events require the presence of two adults who are not related to one another. One of them must have completed the background check.
Marshals should also know what their charges will be reading and following:
EK Youth Combat Rules revised January 2019.
We also have a handy checklist to help marshals stay organized. It includes items to prepare the list field, things to remember when checking equipment, and other necessaries for Youth Combat Marshals.
Marshal’s Checklist for Events
Marshal’s Checklist for Practices
For the time when a fighter/parent has constructed a helmet, here are the Helmet Construction Guidelines.
To learn about medieval armoring techniques, fighting, and fighter culture: The Armor Archive
For a foundation in a combat training regimen, try Bellatrix Fighting School
For another, more structured approach to combat instruction, try Novicious Training
View the Youth Combat Calendar.
If you have a Google Mail account (gmail), you can add the EK Youth Combat calendar to your own calendar, so any changes made online will show in your calendar. It’s a very handy tool.
Become A Marshal!
Join the Group
Warranted marshals are added to a kingdom-wide mailing list. If you are a warranted marshal and have not automatically been added to this list, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org to be subscribed.
Send a message to email@example.com to reach all of the marshals. You can see an archive of previous messages at https://groups.google.com/a/youthfighters.eastkingdom.org/d/forum/marshals
Youth Marshals who are on Facebook should join the EK Youth Combat Marshal Discussion Group.
Marshals should file their quarterly report via the online report form on or before the following dates: February 15, May 15, August 15, and November 15.
(MiTs should check-in with their training marshals a week earlier.)
The East Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat reports to the East Kingdom Earl Marshal two weeks later on March 1, July 1, September 1, and December 1.