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- Must I compete at the canter?
- No. You may compete at any gait. The game elements are scored without regard to gait, however slower gaits are an inherent disadvantage for some games (e.g. speed quintaine). You are encouraged however to choose a gait that makes a favorable impression on the judges, for the judges will be assigning points based on their impressions.
- May I vary gait between games?
- Yes, you may choose any gait you desire for any one of the games. Again, the judges will reward those who put on a splendid visual presentation and display showmanship and chivalric behavior, so keep this in mind when you choose your gait.
- Who is in charge?
- The responsibilities are shared...
- Who is in charge of the Emprise of the Black Lion Tournament?
- The judges will be the arbiter for all questions related to the running and scoring of the tournament. If any disputes arise about the running or scoring of the tournament, or the appropriateness of any behavior during the tournament, please discuss it with the noble judges.
- Who is in charge of equestrian logistics and safety?
- Take equestrian logistics and safety concerns or suggestions first to the marshal running the particular field (multiple marshals will be sharing these responsibilities) or the nearest Eq. Marshal. Should you need further advice, Mistress Ynesen Ongge Xong Kerij-e is the Equestrian Marshal-in-Charge.
- How is the equestrian tournament scored, exactly?
- In a true King Rene style system, the scoring would be 100% subjective and at the discretion of the judges. This is the method we use for the overall winner -- the judges are informed by the scores from each game, but are not bound by them. For each individual game the scores are 75% objective and 25% subjective. Impressing the judges by dressing as prettily as possible, displaying chivalric behavior, and involving your herald and your heraldry is critical to success at this event.