Greetings unto the Outlands, and to the rapier community specifically!
I have greatly enjoyed my term as Kingdom Rapier Marshal. I've enjoyed meeting and fencing so many of you, and working to make sure that my office has addressed your concerns positively. I've seen the kingdom re-open from pandemic closure, witnessed not one but two new authorization methods, revised the ruleset (and submitted another revision), and streamlined the inclusion of requested improvements to those rules. It's been rewarding having the chance to hold a dialog via my Wednesday Facebook posts, which have led to a number of positive discussions.
That said, all good things must came to an end. My term is up in July, and as such, I will require a successor. Per Outlands law, I am announcing my impending term-end several months in advance, to give the populace a chance to apply for this position, and offer the successful candidate the chance to get a little while seeing how the office works before stepping up. The position is largely an administrative one, and one which requires understanding the rules as well as interpreting them when needed. One should be comfortable being a marshal, keen to champion and improve upon the rules, and be comfortable answering to the office of the Earl Marshal and the Crown.