Awards Policy (Households in Ansteorra)
Jeanne C. Stapleton
jstaplet at adm.law.du.edu
Tue Jan 21 08:49:50 PST 1997
[snipping stuff about being an auxillary bard to a number of
> The Idea of being an auxillary to all those households was they
> didn't have to take care of me. Quite the contrary, I took care of
Well, please bear in mind that some people *like* caretaking. :-)
> And most of the kingdom knows I don't tell tales out of school.
Not intended as pointing at your personally, no offense intended.
It's not a question of "telling tales out of school"; sometimes it's
a question of genuine concern, mentioning "Gee they don't seem
to be getting along".
> However, I am not offended. I have met the type that would go
> running out os the hall to tell who did what to whom at the most
> inopportune moment. So I can understand your fear of the "Auxilary
It's not a "fear", I'm mentioning why it might be a concern. It
certainly is not a "fear" of mine.
However, I'm not offended. :-) for me, my personal belief and
statement that I tell many people in the SCA is that Neutrality is
overrated. An individual can become so neutral that they have
no opinion on anything any more. I guess that for my part, I'd
want to know if a person was with my household or not. I'd be
delighted to entertain a bard as an honored guest, have done so
on a number of occasions.
> My own service to the households has been as entertainer, records
> keeper, and on very rare occasions, peacemaker between houses. I am
> considered outside the main of the houshold buisness, but inclusive
> of service within the house, so I am the most logical one to send to
> talk to another house that might have done or said something
> percieved to be mean.
Suppose so. :-)
> (Have you ever noticed how we take this game too d##n seriously
> sometimes? What Lord So-An-So said is not going to destroy us, or
> damage us really. I have been called on to do this three times in
> my 10 years in the society. Every time it could and was settled
> with a few well placed drinks, a joke or two, and the realization
> that "it's a game! We do this for fun!")
Yes, it's true.
> However, I will not attempt to teach this to my bardic household. I
> have had years of training with Bikers, Black Powder Groups,
> Druggies, and Elementary School kids. Don't try this at home!)
Sounds like quite the background.
Countess Berengaria de Montfort de Carcassonne, OP
Barony of Caerthe
Kingdom of the Outlands
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