The Forester's Trials
To demonstrate a Forester applicant's prowess at arms each applicant must:
- Own their own equipment as required for archery and thrown weapons, that shall be complete, suitable, and in good repair.
- Applicant must also have sufficient supply of weaponry, as required for testing. At least one item shall be of the applicant's own making (see item 4 below).
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the most current An Tir Book of Target, as it pertains to Archery and/or Thrown Weapons.
- Be, at minimum, a warranted junior archery or thrown weapons marshal.
- Be able to create, by their own hand, two of the following;
- Bowstring or crossbow string
- Arrow or Bolt
- Bow or crossbow
- Throwing knife
- Throwing axe
- Throwing spear
- a Target either Archery or TW
- Demonstrate knowledge of targets, weapons and other equipment standards as regards to archery and thrown weapons, and perform a range inspection.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize least three native animal tracks (examples would be bear, cougar, wolf, deer, elk, rabbit).
- Show an ability to conduct archery and/or thrown weapons practices and train new archers and throwers.
- Demonstrate the ability to recognize and identify at least three different types of local trees and three different plants and have knowledge of any potential usefulness or toxicity they have.
- Fully equipped, walk one field course using a bow weapon and one field course using a thrown weapon. At each stations on the course halt, aim, and fire at designated target (targets will be varying heights and visibility). On each course applicants must hit over 50% of the targets.
- Display courtesy on and off the field.
NOTE: for Foresters only, they can choose "Field Rations" under the Military Expertise section of common knowledge for all Serjeantry.
The candidate will prepare and describe two kinds of field rations. One for their personae,
and one as if they were from another region. The one for their personae should include how being a forest manager/forester would relate to what they brought and how it would feed an army of 1000.