[Ansteorra] Re: Branch Champions responsibilities and privileges

Mr. and Mrs. Fryday fryday at swbell.net
Thu Jan 24 19:00:20 PST 2002

Protectorate XXV was my first event and I may have been spoiled by the way
your Barony treated it's Champions. Namron seemed to have a close
relationship with their Champions and I expected to see that repeated
everywhere I went. Whatever your populas does in the future, as far as
changes in the relationships with your Champions, I hope you keep that
closeness. Tell HE Ulf that I look forward to out shooting him the next time
we are in a Archery competition...

Gassion de Beaumarchais

----- Original Message -----
From: "Maleah" <maleah at mmcable.com>
To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2002 4:08 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Re: Branch Champions responsibilities and

> There has been a recurring theme here about the champions (by whatever
> they are called) helping to run the tournaments for the next year and that
> is true here in Namron as well. This holds true for the Equestrian, A&S
> Bardic. We ask our fighting champions to choose weapons variations for our
> traditional Swiss Five tourney format and offer their consorts the
> opportunity to help our Listmistress run the list (this is not required
> is offered). We ask that our Protector and Rapier Champions teach our
> fighters and lead them in war as they are able. The Bard, Equestrian and
> Champions are asked to teach their skills to our Barony when they are able
> to be here but no hard and fast rules have been set as to number of times
> when.
> We have pass down regalia which stays with the office and give personal
> gifts to our retiring Champions which vary from year to year.
> When Don Modius could not be here due to the distance between us he asked
> Lord Matthias (whom he had to defeat for the title) to stand in his place.
> Hawkins always made me feel like I was gold, which to a new Baroness meant
> more than I can tell you. Count Gunthar and Sir Asoph never failed to let
> know in multiple ways and many times over that we were special in their
> eyes. In my short tenure as Baroness I've only had three Rapier Champions
> and 3 Protectors, but upon winning they became a part of this Barony and
> history. Each has been special to me personally because of what they came
> mean during their tenure. It was no one thing that stands out but the
> things that mattered, standing behind me at far events or escorting me
> court or just the hug and kind words whenever we met. What no one has told
> you so far is how much these champions can come to mean to the Nobles of
> group or how hard it would be when the time comes to let them go. I can
> sympathize with the Queen when it is time to release her champion, call me
> sap but I cried, one of the hardest things I've ever done. I have been
> teased unmercifully for claiming Earl Alaric before the world at
> but that's how Namron sees her Champions, the best of the best and proud
> claim them so. Nothing makes me sadder than to see a Champion who treats
> title as just another notch on the way to whichever peerage they may be
> striving for. They miss out on so much. The friendship and closeness of an
> entire group that could have been theirs for a minimal amount of effort.
> Luckily, most are cut from a different cloth and this the exception rather
> than the rule.
> We feed our Protector and Rapier Champions and their Consorts free at
> Protectorate at the feast and an omelet breakfast Sunday mornings. This is
> what the group decided on years ago and is still continued today. Because
> the rules for fees of the site we had been traditionally using free site
> was not offered but that may change in the future. It's something we have
> been talking about as an option but hasn't been decided yet.
> Ulf and I along with our Barony are still defining what we would like to
> from our champions. It will change over time as we become more comfortable
> in our role as Baron and Baroness and will be different with our
> successors.That's the nature of the beast.  No matter what role each
> assigns to them, the champions add so much to the pageantry of the game. I
> will never forget the small kindnesses that have been offered by those
> have come and look forward to those that shall come.
> Maleah
> Baroness of Namron
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