Mudthaw 2023

Thanks to everyone who came out and made youth combat at Mudthaw a success despite the cold weather. We had six fighters, including a mix of newcomers and experienced Div IIIs, and I was impressed with the way the more-senior kids dialed things back to avoid overwhelming the first-timers. Thanks to Karrah and Janette for helping to run the list, and to Judith and her team for providing snacks and support throughout.

A Well-Done Marshal’s Handbook

The East Kingdom’s handbook of youth combat rules is clear and succinct, but it relies on marshals picking up a bunch of additional context during their training.

By contrast, the YC Marshal’s Handbook from Æthelmearc is quite a bit longer, and includes valuable guidelines for youth training, combat techniques, and tournament structures.

Much of that additional material is relevant to youth combat marshals from any kingdom.

My thanks to Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope for her work in assembling this resource.