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- These are the rules for Fencing Combat in the Kingdom of Lochac.
- All combatants and marshals are responsible for knowing these rules, as well as the Rules of the List, and the Society Fencing Combat rules:
- The Kingdom rules are located at: https://rapier.lochac.sca.org/index.php/Rules.
- The Rules of the List are in Chapter X.
- The Society rules are located at: https://www.sca.org/officers/marshal/combat/rapier/.
- All fencing combat activities must be undertaken in accordance with the policies and requirements of the SCA Australia and New Zealand, including but not limited to:
- insurance and sign-in requirements
- health and safety policies
- Code of Conduct.
- The Crown's representative in all matters dealing with Fencing Combat is the Kingdom Earl Marshal, then the Kingdom Fencing Marshal, then, by delegation, members of the Kingdom Fencing Marshallate.
- A Fencing Marshal in Charge must be appointed to supervise Fencing Combat in events or practices.
- Each bout must be supervised by a Fencing Marshal or an authorised Fencing combatant.
- Fencers from other kingdoms are welcome to take part in events held in Lochac. Guest fencers must meet the Kingdom's standards for protective gear and weapons set out in these rules.
Application of the rules
- These rules are designed to promote safe Fencing Combat. No matter how clear or accurate, rules cannot replace common sense, good judgement, and concern for the participants.
- These rules may be subject to change to clarify requirements, reflect changes in Australian or New Zealand law, or to address other situations that might arise.
- Formal announcements about these rules will be made through the Lochac Fencers email list: firstname.lastname@example.org; and will also be posted on the Lochac Rapier Facebook page: www.facebook.com/groups/358519257540934/.
- All fencers and marshals should make sure they keep up with these announcements.
- The minimum age for training and authorisation in Fencing is 14. All fencing activities involving minors must be conducted according to youth activities policies and activities as set by the SCA in Australia and New Zealand. When combatants under the age of 18 undertake training and authorisation, the Kingdom Fencing Marshal (or their delegate) shall ensure that the minor's parent or legal guardian has observed Fencing in the SCA, is aware of the risk of injury inherent in this martial art, and has signed a statement explicitly acknowledging the above.
- Fencers aged between 10 and 14 years are covered by the Youth Fencing Combat Rules.
- Combatants in Lochac who are under the age of 18 are exempt from the Society rule requiring a marking to identify them as a minor.