What is Sergeantry?
Sergeantry is a training and mentoring program for those wanting to learn more about the SCA and engage with their community. Madrone’s sergeants are a highly capable, respected group of SCA fighters, artisans, and servants in service to the Coronets of Madrone.
There are various paths for sergeantry:
- Sergeant: demonstrates armored combat prowess in tourney or war
- Gallant: specializes in rapier or cut-and-thrust combat
- Yeoman: skilled in missile target and combat arts – target archery, combat archery, target thrown weapons, combat thrown weapons, siege combat
- Artisan: prowess in the arts and sciences
- Steward: actively and effectively serves the branch and kingdom
- Lancer: demonstrates excellence in the equestrian arts
Why does An Tir have Sergeantry?
Sergeantry was originally created as a means for peerage candidates to demonstrate broad knowledge, skill, and courtly graces to a far-distant crown. That’s no longer necessary, but it still serves several purposes:
- It is a training and mentoring program to help candidates find their path and people within the Barony and Kingdom
- It is a cadre of proven, capable people that can assist the Coronets with all facets of baronial operations
- It is a hard-earned rank that demonstrates broad skill and capability to the peerage orders
Duties of the Sergeantry
Duties may include (but are not limited to):
- Be active in the barony and participate in your discipline in support of the Barony
- Act as baronial retinue or guard when needed
- Assist with setup and teardown of baronial property and court and support events
- Contribute to the sanity of the Coronets (a very important detail)
- Assist in recruiting, testing, and training new Sergeants
- Be a resource for those who seek to learn more about your areas of expertise
- Act in a manner that exemplifies the best of SCA ideals