Academie d'Espee

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The Atlantian equivalent of Lochac's Guild of Defence. Members of the Academie come in three ranks:

  • Scholar: Anyone authorised to fence in Atlantia who has taken the oath of the Academie. Scholars wear blue scarves.
  • Free Scholar: A rank only attained by those who display honor and ability on the field, Free Scholars take a second oath after proving their worth to three Provosts (white scarves). Free Scholars wear yellow scarves.
  • Provost: The highest rank, Provosts of the Academie wear white scarves. To be considered for a membership in the ranks of the Provosts, a candidate must meet the following criteria:
    • They must be considered the equal of their prospective peers in the basic weapons of rapier combat.
    • They shall have been obedient to the governing documents of the Society and the laws of the Kingdom of Atlantia.
    • They shall have consistently shown respect for the Crown of Atlanta.
    • They shall have set an example of courteous and noble behavior.
    • They shall have demonstrated support for the aims and ideals of the Society by being as authentic in dress, equipment and behavior as is within their power.
    • They shall have shared their knowledge and skills with others.
    • They shall have practiced hospitality according to their means and as appropriate to the circumstances.
    • They shall have made every effort to learn and practice those skills desirable at and worthy of a civilized court.
    • They should participate in Society recreations of several aspects of the culture of the Middle Ages and Renaissance.

The White Scarf is an award bestowed by the Crown and carries a Grant of Arms.