What is a Rapier Marshal in Training?
Metaphorically speaking, being an RMiT is very much
like being an Acting Luitenant in the Royal Navy of our time period.
Although technically still a midshipman, he was given all the duties
& paperwork of a luitenant and much of the responsibilities, too.
On board ship he was expected to serve in the capacity of a luitenent
while at the same time learning the intricacies of modern navigation.
Yet, he was not afforded the full resposibilties and privileges of the
rank of luitenant until he passed the board and achieved his comission.
How does this apply to an RMiT?
An RMiT serves in many capacities as a full Marshal:
---Teach new fighters in basic movement and combat
---Know, instruct and enforce the rules
---Report quarterly on your activity and that of
---Advise new fighters regarding how to acquire/make
---Marshal individual bouts & small melees and
assist other marshals with larger ones.
---Hold Rapier Practices in your local group and
throughout the kingdom, serving as The Marshal in Charge for said
---Design and orchestrate tournaments and melee
scenerios which your group will host at their events. However, You may
NOT serve as the Marshal in Charge for any event. Only a Full Marshal
may do so. Note: It should not be difficult to arrange for a Marshal to
attend your events.
---Assist with authorizations, but may not conduct
In short, the only difference between an RMiT and a
Marshal is that the RMiT may not be the Marshal in Charge at anything
other than a practice.
The training program is simple:
An RMiT warrant is good for 2 years.
RMiTs are eligible to try for a full warrant after 6
To do that, they must accomplish the following goals:
--Train under a Marshal at 6 occasions (3 of these
need to be events)
--Attend the Marshalling Seminar
--Pass the Marshal's Exam (90%)
--Be approved by an RRM and the KRM
One final note - If there is very little rapier
presense in your local group, it would be your special responsibilty to
get things rolling.
If you are interest in becoming an RMiT or have any
additional questions, please contact the Kingdom Rapier Marshal.
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