Society Marshal

SCA Fencers

Rapier Combat

Deputy for Rapier

Master Laertes McBride (Greg Wylie)

Deputy, Special Projects

Mistress Xandra Rozina Xiberras Galea (Rozi)

Deputy, Cut and Thrust Combat

Master Robert MacFarland

Rules and Policies:

Rapier Combat Handbook pdf
revised January 2017
Rapier Combat Handbook Appendix 6
Exceptions to Allowed Blades Rule
Rapier Experiment Proposal Form
To be submitted to the Society Rapier Marshal by Kingdom Rapier Marshals


June 1, 2017
The Society Marshal is currently seeking candidates for the position of Deputy Society Marshal for Rapier (a/k/a "Society Rapier Marshal"/"DSMR"). Applications for the office will be accepted through July 15, 2017.

The DSMR's duties include the following:

  • Supervision of all Kingdom rapier combat rules to ensure they adhere to current Society rules.
  • Maintaining, updating and enforcing the Society rules for rapier combat.
  • Acting as a resource for Kingdom Rapier Marshals (KRMs) and all rapier marshals throughout the Society.
  • Acting as a resource for other Society and Kingdom officers for other combat disciplines when coordination is needed.
  • Review and approval of experimental rapier combat proposals which Kingdoms may wish to explore.
  • Coordination of bids for Known World Academy of the Rapier (KWAR).
  • Administration of the electronic mailing list for KRMs, the office's pages and the unofficial social media accounts.
  • Regular reporting to the Society Marshal and through that position to the Board of Directors.
  • Other duties as required.
The successful candidate should have the following skills/competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills: written, oral, and electronic.
  • Ability to work with other Corporate, Society and Kingdom officers and deputies.
  • Extensive familiarity with Society level armored and rapier combat rules.
  • Strong knowledge of the differences in rapier "culture" between the various SCA kingdoms.
  • Knowledge of current Society Rapier policies and issues currently facing SCA rapier combatants.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Familiarity with SCA Corporate and Kingdom structure.
  • Availability to travel to large interkingdom events (Pennsic, Gulf Wars, Great Western War, etc.)
As easy accessibility is a vital part of this office's responsibilities, and as the bulk of the management of the office is done electronically, a reliable internet connection is also required.

All interested parties should send a professional resume, SCA resume, and cover letter with contact information to by the deadline listed above.

May 30, 2017

Greetings from Master Laertes McBride, the Deputy Society Marshal for Rapier.

This office has received an unsolicited proposal to host KWAR 2018 next September and is now opening the process for other interested kingdoms to submit their paperwork.

For those parties also interested in hosting KWAR 2018, the two deadlines for sending information to this office are:

  • Sunday, June 11, 6PM PT - an email stating that your kingdom is interested and will be submitting a proposal. (If no additional correspondence is received by this deadline, the submission phase will close.)
  • Friday, June 30, 6PM PT - an email from the parties that submitted a letter by the previous deadline containing the complete proposal.
All proposals must comply with host kingdom and Corporate rules for inter-kingdom events.

Emails should be sent to