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Title: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Lady Jouster on 2016-05-23, 18:28:43
As I recently joined the forum, I thought I should introduce myself to those of you that don't already know me.  My name is Krissie England and my husband and I know a few of you from the Virginia Renaissance Faire (www.VARF.org), where we are currently in our 11th year as the armored jousters (as in, right now - we have two weekends left, come out and say hi!).  I tell people it's probably one of the few sports where spouses can get paid to strap on armor and hit each other...

As a girl, I was always fascinated with chivalry and knights in armor but I didn't understand why I couldn't be the hero.  After all, who wants to be the damsel in distress?  I have been riding horses since I was young, and as an adult, extending that into mounted combat seemed the logical next step.  When a certain male jouster, the owner of a jousting troupe, told me I would never joust because I was a woman, that was probably the worst thing he could have said to me.  Never tell a woman what she can't do!  I have been proving him wrong for over a decade.

We have become friends with the Order of the Marshall members at VARF over the years and definitely share many of the same ideals. I am happy to join this group and keep in contact during the off season, and hopefully add something of worth to the conversation.  In addition to jousting, we are former SCA fencers and would love to get back into fencing.  However, full time jobs, three sons, and a farm have taken a huge hit on our available time.  One day...
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Naythan on 2016-05-23, 19:32:26
Welcome! Ill be down at Virginia faire my first time this weekend, I look forward to meeting you in person.
Jousting also allows one to knock the Doubter Jousters on their arsers
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Brian on 2016-05-23, 23:08:22
Hail and well met Lady Jouster! I am very glad you have joined the forum and look forward to having discussions in regards to your expertise in jousting. It is also convenient for us if you'd occasionally remind your husband and our Order brother to come see us on the forum more often! ;)

Give us a yell if you need additional squires as we will have a plethora of Order members there is weekend. Our Page
Naythan and Yeoman Aiden are young and fleet of foot and I'm sure eager to be of assistance! :)
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Lady Jouster on 2016-05-24, 13:15:47
Thank you for the welcome, Naythan and Sir Brian! Glad I finally found you all here. I'll give Mike a nudge...

We can always use additional squires on the field! This weekend we are short at least one squire and we have an additional rider, so any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully we won't have any pop-ups flying overhead this weekend and we'll actually have the footing to hit each other.
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir William on 2016-05-24, 14:06:54
Hail and well met, Lady Jouster!  Nice to put a name to the person I've seen in the lists at VARF!
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Edward on 2016-05-24, 15:44:14

Welcome to the forum! It's great to see you here!
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Jon Blair on 2016-05-24, 19:28:30
Welcome to our noble assembly!
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Martyn on 2016-05-25, 02:02:19
Welcome good to see you here!
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Patrick on 2016-05-25, 04:44:05
Hail and welcome!
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Lord Dane on 2016-05-25, 15:43:00
Hail & well-met. I'll be at VARF for first time as well for Sunday 5/29. :) So see you there.
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Rodney on 2016-05-26, 04:59:51
Welcome and Well Met!   :)
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir James A on 2016-05-27, 00:42:07
Howdy and welcome! I'll see if Chris wants to help out again. If I skip armor for any shows and can help out, I will.
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Douglas on 2016-05-27, 15:20:41
Welcome!
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Thorsteinn on 2016-05-29, 23:44:56
Welcome! Hope to meet you next year when me & my wife have relocated to the east coast.
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: MDJouster on 2016-05-30, 14:13:03
oh crap!

i mean hello dear welcome to the order.
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Martyn on 2016-05-30, 16:03:14
 ;)
oh crap!

i mean hello dear welcome to the order.
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Lady Jouster on 2016-05-31, 18:17:05
And he wonders why I like to climb on a horse and hit him with a big stick...   ::)
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Brian on 2016-06-01, 18:01:51
And he wonders why I like to climb on a horse and hit him with a big stick...   ::)
oh crap!

i mean hello dear welcome to the order.

lol, now that you are both on the forum, is there any chance we can encourage you both to start a discussion in the
'Courtyard' section of the forum that describes in great detail the typical play by play of preparing for a joust, what
techniques you ensure to employ prior, during and after you tilt, etc. I realize this is a far more complicated request
because if I was tasked with giving a rundown of a sword fight I would be hard-pressed.  ;)
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Lady Jouster on 2016-06-01, 19:00:29
Hoo boy, you don't ask much, do you?  LOL

Give me a little time to think on it.  You know how things that you do all the time, you don't really remember the details when listing them because it's all just part of a larger routine? Or at least, that's the way my brain works...
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Sir Edward on 2016-06-01, 20:22:22

Oh heck yeah. I'd have a hard time thinking of all of the small habitual details for just about anything I do. ;)
Title: Re: Hail and Well Met!
Post by: Lord Dane on 2016-06-11, 12:56:40

Oh heck yeah. I'd have a hard time thinking of all of the small habitual details for just about anything I do. ;)

Wake up, shower, shave, drink coffee, eat, work, go home, eat/drink, sleep. Repeat til weekend. Seems rather simple. :) Not really!!