The Non-Metal Weapons Experiment will now include limited Melee engagements, following these specifications:
1)There may be no more than ten combatants TOTAL (5v5, 6v4, etc).
3)NMW users are considered to be “at fault” for any injuries that occur. Injuries must be reported both in the experiment report and to the Regional Marshal and KRM.
4)Butt Strikes and Shaft Strikes are explicitly prohibited.
5)There must be one marshal for each “side” of the melee, and a ratio maintained of one marshal for each pair of NMW in play. Example; 4 NMW in play = 2 marshals, 6 NMW = 3 marshals, 8 NMW = 4 marshals. The primary 2 marshals must be C&T marshals in the NMW experiment, additional marshals may be any rapier marshals.
6)All combatants must be C&T authorized and armored, but do not need to be part of the Non-Metal Weapons experiment.
Maestra Mirabai Sitt al-Sirr
DKEM Fencing, Midrealm