Awards and Coronets
pug at arlut.utexas.edu
Tue Mar 28 05:56:54 PST 1995
> > I think that the desire to be King should be the goal of every fighter
> > in this Kingdom. (Since that is how King is decided.) I can understand
> > that not all of thm will want the recognition, but this is the ability
> > to be the best fighter in the Kingdom, not to be the best Knight.
> Oooo. I don't know about that. I don't think I want a King who does
> not have the qualities of a knight. The King should represent the
> epitome of knighthood, if you ask me
I would love to have a King who showed all the Knightly qualities. The
reality, as I read them in the by-laws, are such that one just needs to
be considered "acceptable" to the current crown. (This is off the top of
my head.) I read this, probably wrong, that as long as the person isn't
unacceptable, they will be allowed to fight in Crown.
Kingship appears to be outside of the current peerage for a reason, and
I think it's a good reason. If only Knights were allowed to be King,
there could be a bad inbreading. (IMHO)
Of course I don't know if there has ever been a King who wasn't a Knight.
Honestly, I know little of who was King when and when they became a
> > I honestly view Kingship outside of the peerage realms. This loan title
> > has nothing to do with the attributes of becoming peers. (Very little to
> > do with Knights as I understand who can become King.)
> Any knights out there who care to comment on this? Sir Kief?
> You still lurking? How do the knights view the kingship? I would
> say that having the attributes of a peer is an integral part of being
> a good King/Queen.
I would like to hear from Knights as well on this. Heck, I'd just like
to hear from anyone on this particular topic.
If one is to be a peer (Knight), should the other be a peer as well?
Should either one of them be peer? Does it matter?
> I hope this thread hasn't made me sound like a cookie monger myself
> even though I've argued the part to an extent.
No. It seems to me that you have argued for the rights of cookie mongers.
> Like I said, I freely
> admit to having aspired to be a knight, and it was very disappointing
> when I realized I would never make it. I think I can say I always
> fought with honor and humility, and I shall have to be content with that.
I'm sorry you will not reach the state of knighthood. I am glad you
fought with honor and humility and I hope you continue to be honorful
> But there will always be a part of mewho wanted to be "Sir" Gunhilda,
> even if it was just in my dreams.
Dreams are a good thing. I can dream of wanting to be Doctor Pug, or
Master Phelim, or whatever, but I shouldn't hold this dear to my heart
and have it be my driving force. If I am able to do the work as if I had
the title, I shouldn't worry or become bitter about the title associated.
Phelim Uhtred Gervase | "I want to be called COTTONTIPS. There is something
Barony of Bryn Gwlad | graceful about that lady. A young woman bursting with
House Flaming Dog | vigor. She blinked at the sudden light. She writes
pug at arlut.utexas.edu | beautiful poems. When ever shall we meet again?"
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