|The dates for these changes are non-linear at this time to allow readers to go through this update from the 2009 handbook from start to finish. Future updates post release of this wiki should be in date order with the most recent at the top.||5 July 2018|
|1. Classes of Participant and Combat||The following footnote to 1.1 has now been included as a rule.
The term "combatant" is used in this book to refer to people who are actually fighting, whether with melee or missile weapons. The term "participant" is used to refer to everyone taking an active role in combat-related activities. Everyone on the field, combatant, auxiliary or non-combatant, is a participant. "Plumed participants" refers to both plumed combatants and plumed auxiliaries.
|2 July 2018|
|Fixed a typographical error. Changed 1.1.2.b from "Must wear a plume in their helmets..." to "Must wear a plume on their helmets..."||19 August 2018|
|2. Combat Authorisation Requirements||In Section 2, references to marshals with regards to authorising have been updated to Senior Marshals as appropriate. Only Senior Marshals can conduct armoured combat authorisations, as per the Marshal Handbook.||26 May 2019|
|The following footnote to 2.1.1 has been incorporated into the rule.
There are also authorisation requirements for rapier combat and equestrian activities but these are dealt with in their respective handbooks.
|5 July 2018|
|2.1.3a(i) has been updated to clarify that a Heavy Combatant authorisation allows the participant to engage in heavy combat with melee weapons and to take the field as Plumed Combatant or Plumed Auxiliary. And 2.1.3a(ii) has been updated that to act as a Plumed Combatant, a fighter also needs another weapon authorisation such as thrown weapon, combat archery or siege engine. Plumed Participant on its own only allows a fighter to act as a Plumed Auxiliary (banner bearer)||26 May 2019|
|2.1.4a has been updated to use the term Auxiliary Marshal.||5 July 2018|
|Removed references to indemnities from 2.1.8 as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.||3 June 2019|
|References to royal treaty have been removed from 2.1.10. Lochac has no royal treaties to consider another kingdom's subjects as its own. References to royal treaty were removed from the Society Marshal's Handbook March 2018. Updated to say "Authorisations shall not..." from "Authorisation cards shall not..."||23 June 2019|
|2.1.11-13 about indemnities have been removed. Indemnities are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.||3 June 2019|
|2.3.2 has been updated to reflect the forms required for minor participation and that it must be the parent or guardian present for the authorisation, not a Nominated Caregiver. References to indemnities have been removed as these are dealt with as part of membership, event and practice attendance, not specifically combat.||26 May 2019|
|2.3.5 had been updated to reflect that minor participants must have a guardian or Nominated Caregiver present at the event.||21 May 2019|
|3. Rules of the Lists||3.1 has been updated to use the wording from the Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018). The Rules of the Lists cover all SCA martial field activities.||30 May 2019|
|3.2 and 3.3 have been updated to the most recent version of Corpora (January 2018) and Marshal's Handbook (Oct 2018), and corrected for standard NZ and Australian spelling. There are no changes to these from the April edition of Corpora or August 2006 edition of the Marshal's Handbook used previously. Examples of "he or she" and "his or her" have been changed to "they" and "their".||5 July 2018|
|Due to our requirement for approval by the Board of SCA Ltd Australia and Committee of SCANZ Inc, we must remove the Sovereign's right to waive any of standards that Lochac has in addition to Society combat rules in Rule 3.2.4.||1 July 2019|
|4. Conventions of Combat||Figure 4.1 didn't render properly in the Kingdom of Lochac Fighters Handbook 2009 File:Fighters-handbook 2009.pdf. The correct images are now included.||28 June 2018|
|4.2.2 The footnote "See Grievance procedures" has been removed.||5 July 2018|
|The following footnote to 4.2.24 has been incorporated into the rule:
This rule is meant to allow the kneeling combatant to straighten if they desire and is not intended to keep the standing combatant from leaning forward to stay in range if the kneeling combatant leans back. Gendered pronoun has been changed.
|5 July 2018|
|The footnotes for 4.5.2 indicating that holds may not be necessary if the problem can be dealt with without one for broken weapons and armour have been included in rule.||5 July 2018|
|5. The Use of Weapons and Shields||A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. This has been inserted as 5.2.3, and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.||14 June 2019|
|6. Target Areas and Acknowledgement of Blows||A Society rule update in 2008 included further instructions around the use of pavises. 6.5.2-3 have been updated to reflect that combatants behind pavises struck by siege munitions are no longer killed, and include instructions for when pavises are hit by siege munitions.||14 June 2019|
|7. Armour Requirements|
|The following footnote to 7.3.1.a has been incorporated into the rule:
The cervical vertebrae are the vertebrae in the neck. The first thoracic vertebra is the first major lump which can be felt in the spine at the base of the neck.
|5 July 2018|
|The following footnote to 220.127.116.11 has been incorporated into the rule:
While it is necessary to protect the bones of the jaw, it is not considered essential to completely armour the soft tissue in the underside of the jaw.
|5 July 2018|
|Rule 18.104.22.168 had a footnote about helms made prior to 2002 of 1.3mm (18 gauge). This footnote is no longer valid and has been removed.||28 June 2018|
|The following footnote to 22.214.171.124 has been incorporated into the rule:
The process of spinning the top thins the metal, thereby requiring a heavier gauge to start with.
|5 July 2018|
|The following footnote to 7.5.7 c has been incorporated into the rule:
Although the gauge of the woven wire is less than previously allowed, the protection offered by this security mesh is superior to the current approved materials.
|5 July 2018|
|12kg fencing mask mesh, and other mesh which will not significantly flex, spread apart, or deform under pressure of 12 kg applied by a standard rapier mask tester repeatedly to any single point have been added as options to 7.5.7 as e. and f.||6 June 2019|
|Rule 7.8.1-3 have been replaced with the new wording from the Society Marshal's Handbook Oct 2018. The prohibition on wearing groin protection designed for the opposite sex has been removed
The rules were updated to make things more inclusive for trans and non-binary participants. The prohibition against wearing the opposite gender's groin protection had been included due to marshals of the past requiring women to wear a male athletic cup.
|29 October 2018|
|Rule 7.9.1 has been updated to note that viscoelastic polymers (i.e. Zoombang) can be considered the equivalent of heavy leather worn over 1/2 inch (6 mm) of closed-cell foam. (Society update from August 2014)||30 May 2019|
|Rule 7.11.1 - corrected to match Society minimum requirement for hand protection to extend to 25.4mm (1 inch) above the wrist. The footnote about coverage has been removed.||28 June 2018|
|The following footnote to 7.11.1.b.iii has been incorporated into the rule:
Ice hockey gloves are considered to be the equivalent, but look blatantly modern, and their use is discouraged. Kendo, lacrosse and street hockey gloves are not equivalent.
|5 July 2018|
|7.11.2 has been updated to clarify protection requirements, include those using throwing weapons, and clarify that those who wish to be able to transition to using melee weapons during combat must be wearing the appropriate hand protection for use of their melee weapon.||14 June 2019|
|A Society rule update in 2008 included construction standards for pavises. This has been included as 7.14.4.||14 June 2019|
|Rule 7.16 and 7.17 are formatting errors in the 2009 pdf and have been put back into 7.15 Noncombatant Armour Requirements as 7.15.5 and 7.15.6||28 June 2018|
|8. Melee Weapon Standards|
|Rule 8.1.10 The use of flails and quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is expressly forbidden.
The use of quarterstaves for combat in the SCA is not expressly forbidden in the 2018 Marshals Handbook, so that statement has been removed from the rules. The rules continue to prohibit weapons from having a cutting and/or smashing heads at both ends.
|28 June 2018|
|The following footnote to 8.1.12 has been incorporated into the rule:
The purpose of this rule is to ban weapons where there is no mechanical leverage or give in the weapon/hand/arm system to absorb some of the force of the blow.
|5 July 2018|
|Rule 126.96.36.199 has been updated to say that all cutting edges and thrusting tips shall be marked in a contrasting colour, rather than contrasting tape as there are other valid ways to mark them. (Society rule update in 2008)||14 June 2019|
|What was 8.2.3 Single-handed Mass Weapons has been combined with 8.2.2 Single-handed Swords as 8.2.2 Single-handed Weapons, and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.||20 June 2019|
|Rule 188.8.131.52 has been updated to include polypropylene round rod for single-handed weapons (Society rule update in 2012) and describe the approved Siloflex equivalent for Lochac.||28 June 2018|
|Construction requirements for polypropylene weapons have been added as Rule 184.108.40.206 and the other paragraphs in this section renumbered.||28 June 2018|
|The following footnote to what was Rule 220.127.116.11 has been incorporated as Rule 18.104.22.168.a:
Users should take extra care when constructing mass weapons to ensure that they are able to control the weapon and not inadvertently generate excessive force.
|5 July 2018|
|What was Rule 22.214.171.124, nowRule 126.96.36.199 - added to match Society maximum weight for single-handed weapons of 2.27 kg (5 pounds). This is a change from the previous 2.73kg (6 pounds). Table 8.2 has been updated accordingly. Subsequent paragraphs have been renumbered.||14 June 2019|
|Due to the common usage of low-profile thrusting tips, the following footnote to 188.8.131.52 has been removed and included in the Notes.
Duke Eringlin, Society Marshal has given Lochac this dispensation, June, 2001 - Rubberised towball covers of a lesser diameter must be enlarged to conform to Society standards.
|5 July 2018|
|9. Throwing Weapon Standards||Rule 9.1.4 B has been updated to include Lochac's equivalent to Siloflex.||28 June 2018|
|A Society rule change in January 2015 allows the use of low-profile thrusting tips for throwing weapons. Rule Rule 9.1.6 has been updated accordingly.||31 May 2018|
|10. Missile Weapon Standards||Society rule about a prohibition on missile weapons intended to simulate firearms, slings, slingstaffs, and atlatls has been added as Rule 10.1.4 and the subsequent paragraphs in this section have been renumbered. This also required the removal of an exception for manually pumped compressed air used in cannon rounds from rule 10.1.6, and the removal of rule10.4.1 a and e.||19 August 2018|
|Rule 10.2.1 updated to include the Society minimum poundage for bows used for combat archery of 20lb at 28 inches, and manufacturers tolerances for bow weights.||28 June 2018|
|Rule 10.2.2 has been updated to correctly describe measuring the draw weight of a bow according to Archery Manufacturers Organisation standards that bow poundage is measured by.||28 June 2018|
|Rule about the use of crossbows in combat prohibited in Australia inserted between 10.2.2 and 10.2.3 and the remaining paragraphs in this sections have been renumbered.||28 June 2018|
|What was 10.2.3 has been made specific to combat archers in New Zealand, and now included the Society minimum poundage for crossbows.||28 June 2018|
|What was Rule 10.2.4 - The rule about the legality of crossbows and its footnote about use of crossbows in Victoria has been removed, due to the use of crossbows in combat being prohibited in Australia by insurance policy, but they may be used without restriction in New Zealand.||28 June 2018|
|Society rules about non-period aids, that bows and crossbows must be powered only by the flex of the limbs, and modern pistol grips are prohibited on crossbows have been added as 10.2.6, 10.2.7, and 10.2.8 and the remaining paragraphs in this section have been renumbered.||28 June 2018|
|What was Rule 10.2.7 - added Society requirement that during inspection, all bows must have their poundage and draw physically measured with a ruler or other metered device and poundage scale.||28 June 2018|
|Updated Missile Weapons Standards 10.3.3 to include species name and common names for allowed timbers, removed ramen/ramin as an approved timber type for combat arrows, and added Western Red Cedar.||28 June 2018|
|11. Grievances and Sanctions||Dispute resolution process updated to meet current Lochac Kingdom Law. This removes Quarter Courts.||28 June 2018|
|References to Society Earl Marshal in 11.2 have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.||18 June 2019|
|12. Procedures for Changes to These Rules||12.2 has been updated to include a 30 expiry on temporary rule changes.||30 June 2019|
|List of required approvals for rule changes added as 12.3.a and the subsequent paragraphs renumbered.||13 June 2019|
|12.5.d has had reference to the Society Marshal removed as the list of required approvals is more extensive.||30 June 2019|
|13. Glossary||Archers Gauntlets have been removed from the glossary. Demi-gauntlets are the minimum requirement for combat archers, siege engineers and those using throwing weapons. Removed from Society rules in 2008.||17 June 2019|
|References to Society Earl Marshal have been corrected to Society Marshal, in line with Corpora and the Society Marshal's Handbook.||18 June 2019|
|All||Conversion of the Kingdom of Lochac Fighters Handbook 2009 File:Fighters-handbook 2009.pdf to wiki format||26 June 2018|