The following rules represent the standard ruleset for Tournaments being held by Royal Arts fencing academy. This includes: Ascalon, Blue Box, Looking Sharpe, and Hemmageddon
General Operating Rules
1.16 - Stepping Out of Bounds aka Ring-outs
If a fencer steps out of bounds, the fight will be halted and fighters will return to their starting positions.
A fighter is considered out of bounds when both feet are completely past the line denoting the ring.
A fighter may score and then step out of bounds. A fighter may not score as they are stepping out of bounds.
Additionally, a fighter stepping out of bounds is still considered a valid target and may be struck even as they are stepping out up until the halt is called provided the attack is already in progress within a single tempo.