A Patron is an honourary rank within the Ealdormere Academy of Defence. A Patron is anyone who supports the fencing community in Ealdormere. Anyone who wishes to be considered a patron should ask, and should be accepted.
Patrons are given a purple scarf as a mark of their rank. For special service, the Academy may vote to accord a Patron a gold stripe on their scarf. This would cover those whose support is more active and of long duration. Examples of service include, but are certainly not restricted to: assistance at list tables, assistance with paperwork, support of fence as a chirurgeon or waterbearer, constructing garb for fencers, making equipment (hilts, etc.) for fencers, research of any kind into fencing or the culture of the rapier era, etc.
Include, but are not limited to: