Requirements Before Becoming a Knight Archer
1. Learn the rules of heraldry. Be able to identify by name the tinctures,
metals, and furs, and the laws governing them. Be able to identify by name on
sight the basic divisions of fields, lines of partition, and ordinaries. Be able
to list at least 10 charges and their proper names. Be able to explain the rules
of helmets, crests, mantles, coronets, and badges. Identify all coats of arms of
the Offices of Warwick.
2. Develop and register your coat of arms with the Officer of Arms.
3. Make a surcoat and battle shield with your coat of arms.
4. Acquire medium or high impact armor (depending on your field of combat) plus the tools and equipment appropriate for the position.
5. Write a 2000 word essay on the time period you are portraying.
6. Custom make your own Arrow with your charge colors (one usable arrow required).
7. Compete in at least 10 organized tournaments, contests, or formal challenges.
8. Read the Archery Handbook and pass the Archers Test. Have it graded by the Officer of Archery and send the results in to the Crown Marshal.
9. Earn certification as a Range Master.
10. Aid in marshaling at least four archery tournaments.
11. Sponsor a Bowman.
12. Have the endorsement of a Noble, and the Crown Marshal.
13. Write a 1,500-word essay on the progression of arms, armour or warfare in the Middle Ages.
14. Memorize the Knight's Code.
15. Enter & complete the Trials of Knighthood.
16.Obtain a Knight's Badge to be presented at court.
17.Earn 3,000 points
When a Knight Sponsors a member for Knighthood he/she will need to guide their member in the studies needed to become a Knight of Warwick and the Knight will need to keep track of all accomplishments their student has achieved and inform the Crowns when the student is ready for the next level of their trials.