Today's Group in Focus is the barony's new rapier unit known as the "Hael Cats". His Excellency and I have enjoyed fighting as a part of the group for the last two Pennsic's and we are really happy for people to get a chance to learn more about the unit and how it is growing!
Does the group have a device or heraldry?
Not yet, hoping too soon!
Who is the head/leader of your group?
No one officially. I (Miriel du Lac) have been guiding the Main base of the fighting unit for the last 2 years, while Wolfgang Starke had been leading the Cats harrier group.
When was the group started?
About two years ago.
Is the group still active?
Oh yeah and we are hoping to grow even more.
Approximately how many members are in your group?
We have about six primary members and a group of floating fighters from the barony and other areas who join us on the field at times.
What type of group is it (fighting household, A&S, mixed)?
Baronial Rapier Unit
Is the group primarily in the Rhydderich Hael?
Yes. Who do have some fighters from other areas who like to line up with us when they can though.
Please provide a brief history of your group.
The Rapier Warlord for Æthelmearc was asking fencing groups to sound off so they could have a count for Pennsic. After discussing it with the Hael fencers we decided that we wanted to make an actual unit and name for the Rhydderich Hael Rapier fighters on the field. And the Hael Cats were born.
Is your group accepting new members?
Yes! We hope to grow even larger and already have more fighters this year!
Who should interested people contact?
Baroness Miriel du Lac: Sara Joy Herringshaw on Facebook or firstname.lastname@example.org