Once, years ago...I called a shot that I did not see. I was certain it hit based on the flight path before my view was blocked and accused the guy of cheating when he didn't take it. He was pressured into taking the death. I felt vindicated since people near me with a better angle were sure it must have hit too. I later discovered from a friend with another angle entirely that at the last second his shield moved just enough to deflect the shot some few degrees, effectively killing the arrow before it bounced into him. I agonized in my head about it for a while and seriously re-thought my position on archers calling shots. It's all well and good when you're going to be fair and even let go the ones you thought might have hit, but in this case I had a grudge against the guy (involving visitation of our child) and didn't want to give him an inch on anything, and was not being at all fair, objective or reasonable. I should have let it go at "It didn't hit me." I should have said "whatever" and shot him square in the head the next time. If you've noticed a change of direction in my stance on archers calling shots this is why. I remember my first argument for it was something like (short version) "Well the archer should call it and if they call too much crap they should be disciplined!" My point of view has shifted and matured some since then and my current stance is more complicated and I believe more fair.(also short version) "If the arrow hit is in question, you can tell them where it hit (if you saw it. I now ignore all shots that I didn't see hit and leave it to the target's honor to take what he saw/felt) if the fighter looks around in confusion, was facing the other way wearing armor, was in a press of people and mistook it for incidental contact, etc they can choose to agree or disagree and take it or not. By the time they make their choice you should have already shot them again or moved to the next target.
Anywho, for a brief and ugly moment, I was one of "Those stupid god/herald archers!" I deeply regret it, not because I made Speck take a death (That still sort of tickles me.), but because I abused my perceived power. In doing this I saw what everyone else was talking about and was able to change both my actions and my way of thinking. I don't mean for this to become a discussion on the archery rules, just a confession and an example of how I learned a lesson.