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Free Scholar


  • Have at least one primary authorization and be proficient in at least two secondary forms
  • Have at least two years of experience as an authorized fighter
  • Wear period garb in the list
  • Be involved in at least one other aspect of the SCA
  • Have obtained an appointment as a Marshal in Training

Prize Requirement

To earn the rank of Free Scholar, the Prizor must fight 30 bouts, followed by a minimum of 15 minutes of open challenges.

Duties of Free Scholars

  • Have Fun!
  • Get that Marshal’s Warrant
  • Work with other fencers in training and guidance
  • Keep working on technique and weapons forms, especially period forms
  • Begin a research project

Symbol of Rank

A green scarf

Free Scholars of the Academy: see Academy Roll