Sunday, 27 October 2013

Murder Melee 2008

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

Magistra Nicolaa’s observations:

Even though the archery was located some distance away, those who made it out to the range greatly enjoyed themselves, thanks in great part to Lord Michael of Brentwood’s assistance.  Percival’s Pendulum made another appearance, but the highlight was the “Duckman Shuit”.  Lord Donald the Duckman was having a birthday, and you had to try to shoot his age (which you had to guess).  The target was Lord Donald in a barrel with a shield featuring a duck.  Hitting his body or the duck was worth negative points.  It turned out that the Duckman was 60, and two archers were presented with prizes during court for coming the closest.  (I seemed to think he was 75—and it would have been worse had I not hit the body and the duck one time each, although Baron Percival’s –17 was a particular accomplishment.)

The great court with all of the baronies represented mentioned above was a return to the Melee days of old, where the baronies would sit together with Their Majesties and generally get into all kinds of trouble with each other.  It was wonderful to see this again.  Using the beautiful site we’ve come to love from FOOL and Ragnarok helped to ensure the success of this event, as did bringing back the 10-man melee tourney. 

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