ANST - Fighting awards/orders...
Chris and Elisabeth Zakes
moondrgn at bga.com
Thu Nov 6 14:20:37 PST 1997
At 03:25 PM 11/5/97 -0800, Galen wrote:
>> A note: Usually in Ansteorra, the Dukes, etc. are not referred to as Royal
>> Peers, since in this Kingdom (unlike in some others) the title does not
>> carry a Patent of Arms. I generally hear "the royal family."
>_Corpora_ defines "Royal Peers" as the ducal, county and viscounty ranks;
>these may or (as in Ansteorra) may not carry patents of arms. In some
>kingdoms, some royal peers have patents and some do not. I happen to
>believe that Patents of Arms should be abolished.
We just tend to sidestep the issue by not using the word "peer," which to
many carries the connotation of Patent of Arms.
>> The QR is given to fighters whom the Queen thinks is going in the right
>> direction to eventually earn a White Scarf.
>Hmmmm, so it would be Bad Thing for someone to have a Queen's Rapier
>but never be a candidate for a White Scarf?
I guess it depends on whom you ask and what the someone continues to do.
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