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badge marshal equestrianThe following statement was issued by the Society Marshal on Sunday Oct. 7:

On Saturday, October 6, a brother in arms to many of us lost his life in the pursuit of our game. The Society’s Equestrian Marshal, Master Terafan Greydragon, died while competing in an equestrian game at an SCA event in Kentucky. The Society is investigating the matter and is fully cooperating with the authorities. The Society Marshal is conducting an investigation to determine what might have led up to the accident, and what specific measures should be taken to ensure that this does not occur again. Upon the completion of our investigation, the SCA will make the results available to the public. We have reached out to Terafan’s family to express our support for them at this moment of loss. We ask that Terafan and his family be held in your hearts.

Society Marshal – Alan Gravesend, Society Marshal

Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
SCA Inc.
Box 360789
Milpitas,  CA 95036

You may also email comments@lists.sca.org.

This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc.  Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.

Master Terafan was a much-loved participant in equestrian activities in the East, as well as in his native Atlantia.  A separate remembrance of his life and accomplishments is planned to appear on the Gazette website.

The Society Marshal also issued the following directive to all Equestrian Marshals throughout the Society:

Effective immediately and until further notice from the Society Marshal, the activity known to the Equestrian community as pig-sticking (or variants such as “tent-pegging”) is not allowed in any form at any SCA activity, event or practice.

This stand down is intended to give the marshallate time to study the incident that occurred on October 6th, and review how the SCA should proceed with this activity in the future. This stand down includes any form of pig-sticking, either as a standalone activity or an activity in combination with others.  This applies to the activity regardless of the type of lance, spear or other simulator used.

Also effective immediately, Mistress Arabella Di Siena (Melissa Midzor) is the Acting Society Equestrian Marshal.

Regards,

Gravesend

Marshall of the Society