Fencing Marshal
Office of the
Fencing Marshal
Lord Thomas Throckmorton
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Pentamere (Michigan) Rapier Fighters at Pennsic XLIII. Photo credit Inez de La Fuente.

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Interested in keeping in touch with the Cynnabar fencers? Join the Barony of Cynnabar Facebook Page and/or the Pentamere Rapier Social Club Facebook Page.

For Kingdom-level info on SCA fencing, visit the Middle Kingdom Rapier Combat Homepage.

Cynnabar Rapier Practice Location(s): 

Milan Location (all current Cynnabar rapier practices, unless otherwise noted):  Join the whole Barony at Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160!  All of our rapier loaner gear is available here.  Fighting will be held outside as long as the weather is good.  Bathrooms and socializing rooms are inside the church, where masks are currently required at all times. 

Upcoming Rapier Practice Schedule:

October

Thursday, October 20: 7-9 pm, Cynnabar rapier practice (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160)

Saturday, October 22: Brawl at the Crooked Dragon (~2.3 hrs away, https://falconsquarry.midrealm.org/brawl/) has a beautiful outdoor site with large covered pavilions for rapier combat!

Sunday, October 23: Cynnabar Fall Revel is at Island Park from 12-7 pm!  There will be a potluck dinner and Baronial Court, and rapier activities for much of the afternoon!

Thursday, October 27: 7-9 pm, Cynnabar rapier practice (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160)

November

Thursday, November 3: 7-9 pm, Cynnabar rapier practice (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160). Birke will be running a tournament, just for fun, with the prize of a piece of inkle weaving from her stash of inkle weaving.  Tournament starts at 8 pm!  (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160)

Saturday, November 5: Fall Harvest event was just announced in the Canton of Rimsholt!  It will be at the Howard Christensen Nature Center (~2.5 hours away), just north of Grand Rapids. Baron Blackram is running rapier and planning some fun scenarios!  https://rimsholt.midrealm.org/fall-harvest/

Thursday, November 10: 7-9 pm, Cynnabar rapier practice (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160)

Saturday, November 12: Golden Dream is held just a half hour north of Cynnabar, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our neighbors, the Barony of North Woods!  

Thursday, November 17: No practice - prepping for Grand Day of Tournaments!

Saturday, November 19: The Barony of Cynnabar presents the Grand Day of Tournaments (https://www.cynnabar.org/grandtourney/), our great fighting event!  Tons of rapier fighting, led by our own Lord Thomas Throckmorton!  Please sign up to help volunteer, if you can.

Thursday, November 24: No practice - have a Happy Thanksgiving!

December

Thursday, December 1: 7-9 pm, Cynnabar rapier practice (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160). Birke will be running a tournament, just for fun, with the prize of a piece of inkle weaving from her stash of inkle weaving.  Tournament starts at 8 pm!  (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160)

Thursday, December 8: 7-9 pm, Cynnabar rapier practice (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160)

Saturday, December 10: Yule Feast has rapier combat, run by the Canton of Hrothgeirsfjordr in Toledo (1 hour away, https://midrealm.org/events/yule-feast/). 

Thursday, December 15: 7-9 pm, Cynnabar rapier practice (Peoples Presbyterian Church, 210 Smith St, Milan, MI 48160)

Thursday, December 22, 29: No practice - have a great end-of-year break!