A place for you to discuss and ask questions about this activity. Please be respectful, we may all walk the same path but we may not all be on the same mile.
|Posted by Ringulf on May 28, 2013 at 12:50 AM||comments (0)|
I just wanted to let you all know that I heard many requests this weekend for the specs and instructions for building the TW target.
Your requests have been heard and I will endeavor to get something up this week to satisfy your querries.
I will also be working on putting up the Ranking system and the collected info from TMT.
|Posted by Ringulf on May 24, 2013 at 12:15 AM||comments (0)|
We shall be having a Thrown weapons Tripple Royal Round Tourney at TMT this year. Normally TMT is the culmination of the Thrown weapons calendar and fall Corronation starts the cycle of martial activities. I would like to make this a new start to our martial discipline that will be celebrated each year at this time.
In order to start our new ranking system and celebrate a great year, We are going to have a two day, "best out of three", Royal Round Event! The winner of the TMTTW Tourney will be the highest of your three Royal Rounds thrown between Saturday and Sunday.
The running ranking system will be determined by the average of your last three official Royal Round scores starting with this TMT. So by throwing three Royal rounds this weekend you can get on the board!
A brace of throwing knives and commemoritive Scroll, as well as your score upon the ranking board (To be posted here) will be awarded. Please see Royal Round rules and description on this site and come prepared to throw steel!
We will be starting at approximately 10:00am and end at 4:00pm on Saturday and re-open at 10:00am on sunday and go till 4:00pm to conclude. Recognition to be given in court on Sunday evening.
Lord Ringulf Haakonson
Kingdom Thrown Weapons Ranger
|Posted by Brandwyn Alston on May 15, 2013 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Here is a recipe I modified from a basic indian pan fried bread.This was served at the Ranger Moot I last year and is great travel bread - easily something a ranger could have as part of their trail rations. It is also something that can be cooked on an open fire when on the trail. Enjoy! Brandy
Pan Fried Bread:
5 cups self-rising flour
1/8 tsp rosemary
1/8 tsp thyme
1 tsp baking powder
1 to 1 ½ cups milk
Olive Oil (enough to make 1 inch deep in cast iron skillet)(or use Canola or vegetable oil)
1. Pour olive oil into cast iron skillet one inch deep and heat
2. Place flour in a large bowl
3. Mix in rosemary, thyme and baking powder
4. Add enough milk to moisten flour and kneed into a big dough ball
5. Roll out or pat out dough patties about 5-6 inch in diameter and ¼ inch thick (Make thinner and smaller- they raise a lot)
6. Drop patties into hot oil in a deep cast iron skillet and cook until golden brown and crispy on the outside (it only takes a couple of minutes or so)
7. Remove from oil onto paper towel covered tray to drain. Serve with butter or honey.
|Posted by Ringulf on May 9, 2013 at 9:30 AM||comments (1)|
I just wanted to let you Hurlers know that there will be TW at the Gathering of the Clans.
Please spread the word and come on down to throw!
|Posted by Brandwyn Alston on May 2, 2013 at 11:40 PM||comments (1)|
The Shire of Vaca del Mar presents Ranger Gathering II
Date: June 7-9
Site: Holiday Travel Park at exit 278 from I=95 in Bunnell
There will be a tri-tourney just like last year's Ranger Moot I consisting of three parts: archery, thrown weapons and combat archery.
We have also added light weapons and heavy weapons to the event this year.
There will be Arts and Sciences classes and open display and an open scroll display. We will also be having several classes and a Bardic both nights.
Pets are welcome and the site is discretely wet.
See the flyer for fees and more details:
|Posted by Zhao Fong on April 30, 2013 at 8:35 PM||comments (3)|
Well, I broke an axe handle last week, so I said to myself "Self. Its high time you customized this thing like you've always wanted to. And since we have to order from Cold Steel anyway, lets get a new knife." So this happened
I might do more to the axe as I get ideas, we'll see. And then of course I needed a spear to practice with so...
|Posted by Odus de Radford on April 29, 2013 at 10:45 AM||comments (1)|
I became a "Ranger" simply because I enjoy the art. I love to throw but also draw as much enjoyment from teaching others. The satisfied smile that crosses every throwers face on that first solid stick, the excitement of the first bull’s-eye. To see new people return and improve with practice and to see them bring friends to share the art they have learned. What does it take to be a Ranger? Sure knowing the rules and making sure everyone is safe. But its more than that, you must balance the command of respect, the trust of the throwers, and the ability to make the art fun for every gentle that shows up on your range regardless of their skill level. Share your knowledge but accept theirs as well. I have learned more from others on the range than I could ever get from books or videos. It takes time and dedication to become a Ranger. Don’t expect to show up one day and be endowed with a title. Some have taken months to be deemed "ready", but don’t let that quell your interest. The joy of providing this service to others is well worth the wait.
I became a "Ranger" simply because I enjoy the art. I love to throw but also draw as much enjoyment from teaching others. The satisfied smile that crosses every throwers face on that first solid stick, the excitement of the first bull’s-eye. To see new people return and improve with practice and to see them bring friends to share the art they have learned.
What does it take to be a Ranger? Sure knowing the rules and making sure everyone is safe. But its more than that, you must balance the command of respect, the trust of the throwers, and the ability to make the art fun for every gentle that shows up on your range regardless of their skill level. Share your knowledge but accept theirs as well. I have learned more from others on the range than I could ever get from books or videos.
It takes time and dedication to become a Ranger. Don’t expect to show up one day and be endowed with a title. Some have taken months to be deemed "ready", but don’t let that quell your interest. The joy of providing this service to others is well worth the wait.
|Posted by Ringulf on April 29, 2013 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
I felt that along with the activity of Live weapons we could indulge ourselves in what I consider the Ranger Lifestyle.
What is the Ranger lifestyle or Ranger culture? Well for that matter what do we consider a Ranger to be?
In Trimaris a Ranger is a Live Weapons Marshal, be that Target Archery or Thrown Weapons. However, I would submit to you that it is more than that.
In litarature, History and Fantasy, Ranger types have always captured the imagination, be they the Archers of Agincourt or Sherwood Forest, The Dunadain of Middle Earth, The Ranger Corps of Araluen, the Viking Raiders amphibious assaults or the Celts and Franks with their lofted volleys of axes and spear.
Men and women of the outdoors, of nature, of the elements, earth, wood, water, and sky. Those of mountains and loamy,deep forest, marshes and dunes. The arid desert, lush verdant landscapes or even the stark white tundra. Lincoln green wool and supple, rich, ruddy leather. Those who where not confined to the court but not unaccustomed to it either.
The emphasis on nature and living in ballance with it, focuses not only on the weapons and tools but also on things like clothing, foods, crafts, skills, attutudes and values, and permiated all levels of medieval society
Well this is a place for just that. Got a recipe? Just finished a nice axe handle or new knife sheath? That rare cloak or quiver pattern work out? All food for thought and great topics of conversation.
Write, send pictures, share ideas. This is the core of the Ranger Community. This is the Ranger Culture!
|Posted by Ringulf on April 27, 2013 at 1:05 AM||comments (0)|
This is the link to the Thrown Weapons Handbook on the Society level.
Every Kingdom must at least comply with what is written here. Many of the other kingdoms as well as Trimaris have written Handbooks.
In most cases these have been written to help with compliance of more local laws and situations.
I will post others as I find them, it is never a bad thing to see how other Kingdoms do things. Who knows, you may be throwing there some day!
This link is to the Trimarian Live Weapons Handbook. This is the one we shall use and the definitive regulations for the Kingdom of Trimaris. Following the standards set forth here will satisfy both Society and Trimarian Law
|Posted by Ringulf on April 25, 2013 at 3:20 PM||comments (0)|
I am working on getting some tutorials up on this site.
I have had many requests for online instruction, but until we can make a few of our own, a Ranger friend of mine from North Carolina gave me permission to link to his Youtube videos. Avery is an accomplished thrower as you will see and I have learned alot from his instruction. So to start off with, I am going to post the link to his Youtube channel, of which there are a bit over 20 vids to watch. Have fun and Thanks Avery!