Authorisation of Marshals

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General

  1. Combatant authorisation procedures can be found in Combat Authorisation Requirements.
  2. The Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal may, at their discretion, allow alternative authorisation procedures if those described below would be impractical.
  3. You must complete and send the authorisation form, signed by the authorising marshal(s) to the Kingdom Lists Officer. It is your responsibility to make sure that the Lists Officer receives your completed paperwork in a timely manner.

Renewing marshal authorisations

  1. The process for renewing a marshal authorisation is the same as doing the authorisation the first time, but if the senior marshal conducting the authorisation has observed you marshalling recently (eg marshalling a tournament or war), this may be counted as demonstrating marshalling ability; holding a separate bout or scenario purely for renewal purposes does not need to happen.
  2. An assistant marshal authorisation is automatically renewed when the armoured combat authorisation is redone (if held).
  3. The authorising marshal must be satisfied that you are aware of any changes which have happened in the rules since your last authorisation.
  4. The authorising marshal must not perform a "tick-box" authorisation; they must take the time and ensure that you are competent.

Authorising as an assistant marshal

  1. Only a senior marshal can authorise an assistant marshal.
  2. If you are authorised for armoured combat, you are automatically authorised as an assistant marshal (unless you are under 18).
  3. You must show the authorising senior marshal that:
    1. You are familiar with:
      1. Rules of The Lists
      2. The Lochac armour and weapons standards
      3. Lochac Conventions of Combat
      4. The use of weapons and shields
      5. Target areas and acknowledgement of blows
    2. You can use the Lochac handbooks to find the details of Lochac armour and weapons standards, when you need them.
    3. You can function safely on the field.

Authorising as a marshal

  1. Only a senior marshal can authorise an armoured combat marshal.
  2. You must have been authorised as an assistant marshal before you can be authorised as a marshal.
  3. You must show the authorising senior marshal that you:
    1. Understand the responsibilities of the role
    2. Have good working knowledge of, and willingness and confidence to enforce:
      1. the Rules of the Lists
      2. the Lochac rules and conventions of combat
      3. the Lochac armour and weapon standards
      4. the way disputes are dealt with by the Lochac marshallate
      5. the injury reporting procedures
    3. Can inspect armour and a variety of weapons. You should conduct an armour inspection, and weapons inspection of the major common weapon types, under the supervision of the authorising senior marshal and to their satisfaction.
    4. Can safely control armoured combat, whether it is single combat, team combat, general melee, or part of a war environment. The authorising marshal must personally observed you functioning as a marshal in a variety of situations.

Authorising as a senior marshal

  1. It takes two senior marshals to authorise another senior marshal.
  2. Only one senior marshal is required to renew an authorisation for another senior marshal.
  3. You must have been authorised as a marshal before you are authorised as a senior marshal.
  4. You must show the authorising senior marshals that you:
    1. Understand the responsibilities of the role
    2. Have good working knowledge of, and willingness and confidence to enforce:
      1. the Rules of the Lists
      2. the Lochac rules and conventions of combat
      3. the Lochac armour and weapon standards
      4. the procedures for authorising combatants and marshals
      5. the way disputes are dealt with by the Lochac marshallate
      6. the injury reporting procedures
  5. At least one of the authorising senior marshals must personally observe you functioning as a marshal in a variety of situations.
  6. Where it is not possible for two senior marshals to be present, the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal or Earl Marshal may act as the second senior marshal by conducting a thorough test of the candidate verbally. This can be via phone or other voice technology.
  7. Where there are no current senior marshals physically available, the Kingdom Armoured Combat Marshal or Earl Marshal may conduct a thorough test of the candidate verbally, and use a recently lapsed senior marshal to observe and make a recommendation on the practical component, or, as a last resort, issue the authorisation based on their own assessment of the candidate.
  8. A new senior marshal may not conduct authorisations until they have received their card from the Lists Officer (signed paperwork isn't enough). This is to make sure that the new senior marshal is in the authorisation database before the Lists Officer tries to process paperwork from anyone the new senior marshal authorises.

Authorising as a siege marshal

  1. It takes a senior marshal and a siege marshal, or a senior marshal who is themselves a siege marshal, to authorise someone as a siege marshal.
  2. You must have been authorised as a marshal to be authorised as a siege marshal.
  3. You must show the authorising marshals that you know:
    1. The rules governing siege combat in Lochac. (You also need to be aware that different countries and states in Lochac have different real-world laws that affect SCA siege combat.)
    2. The different types of siege engine and ammunition (Ballista/Arbalest, Catapult/Onager, and Trebuchets both counterweight and man-powered)
    3. The inspection processes and hazards specific to each type of engine.
  4. You must show the ability to:
    1. Inspect different types of siege engine.
    2. Identify and inspect different types of siege ammunition.
  5. A new siege marshal may not conduct authorisations until they have received their card from the Kingdom Lists Officer (signed paperwork isn't enough). This is to make sure that the new siege marshal is in the lists database before the Lists officer tries to process paperwork from anyone the new siege marshal authorises.