Baronman at Baronman at
Thu Feb 20 07:43:17 PST 1997

 Lord Marquet de la Heyt,
          When dealing with the household of the Amazons be VERY VERY careful
what you say in jest.  At  War with the Outlands 1 ( BTW- my very first war)
I became a little inebriated (spelling- ok- drunk!) and made a vow to kiss
the hand of every maid or maiden at the war.  The more hands I kissed the
drunker I got, until I was barely able to crawl back ot our kingdom camp
fire.  There I managed to shoot my mouth off about having kissed every hand
at the war.  Somewhere out off the darkness a small voice asked if I had
kissed the hands of the household of the Amazons.  Brazenly(drunkenly)
I replied that the"Amazon were all mine".  Lightning could not have more
speed than that comment going back to the Amazons.  After partially sobering
up in the evening, I was "requested " by several armed men and women to meet
with a lovely lady named "Regina", who was just dying to meet me. Boy was I
in for it.  Regina told me to get as many people to fight with me as
possible, and meet her on the field to settle my insult to her and her
household, at the next war with the Outlands.  Very sober, I went back to the
camp and explained what transpired.  Duke Hector and Duke Patrick Micheal and
Count Gaylen and every body else I knew said " Good Luck".  No one was going
against the Amazons with me.  Figureing I had two choise's: 1. get out of the
SCA or 2. figure out how to make ammends, I picked #2.  For one year I cast
as many broaches and gather as much "treasure" as I could afford or find.
 Next year at the war, with my tail tucked between my legs and a helper to
carry all the stuff, I went to find the Amazons.  After some fancy talking
and many apologies Regina accepted my gifts and my apology.  We drank the
adult beverages I had brought and parted friends.  To this day, I still think
about that year of hell, and of the new friends I made after it.  To this day
, I have never gotten drunk at an event.  Gosh- it was a wonderful
experience- now that I think back.  BE CAREFUL- BE VERY CAREFUL
   Baron Bors of Lothian
  Par Deu, bel sire, cist est de ae vostre lin,
  Et si mangue un grant braun porcin
  Et a dous traitz beit un cester de vin.
  Ben dure guete deit il rendre a sun veisin.

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