Sir Tristen Sexwulf, Earl Marshal of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc, reports on new conventions for marking minor involved in armored combat with adults.
Sir Tristen writes:
The Society Earl marshal has ruled that there be a single Society Convention for marking minors combating with adults that replaces the many individual systems.
This standard is: a single yellow diamond no larger than 1" but no smaller than 0.5" to be placed on the front hemisphere of the helm (preferably on or near the inspection sticker.) This policy is effective immediately and will appear in the next printing of the Marshals Handbook. Minors competing with adults in Rapier will have the same diamond on the cuff of the glove of their dominant weapon hand.
The Pennsic War Marshal has decides that the convention for Pennsic War will be a little more specific:
At Pennsic, all minors combating with adults are to be marked with a single yellow 1" diamond to be placed directly above the inspection sticker.
This decision came down just a few weekends ago after the BOD meeting. The Pennsic War website has been updated.
Currently AEthelmearc's policy is "A Contrasting Y placed on the helm or mask". As there is now a Society Standard we are doing away with our own marking system effective immediately. It is no longer necessary to place a Y on your helm/mask in AEthelmearc.
Effective immediately all minors competing with adults in any combat related activities, whether at events or at practices, must adopt the Society Standard. They must mark their helm/glove with a single yellow diamond no larger than 1" but no smaller than 0.5" placed on the front hemisphere of the helm (preferably on or near the inspection sticker.)
Although this change is immediate it will be published in the September AEstel.
Sir Tristen Sexwulf
Earl Marshal of AEthelmearc