[Ansteorra] [Elfsea] Galen comments...
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Wed Apr 30 08:14:08 PDT 2003
> Subject: FW: [Elfsea] Galen comments...
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> Holy cats Batman! Take a gander at this...
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Mitchell [mailto:pmitchel at ev1.net]
> Sent: Tuesday, April 29, 2003 10:19 PM
> To: elfsea at ansteorra.org
> Subject: [Elfsea] Galen comments...
> Galen here (It had to happen sometime)...
> on 4/29/03 5:59 PM, elfsea-request at ansteorra.org at
> elfsea-request at ansteorra.org wrote: <snip> Master
> Richard wrote:
> > Maria I am sure you are not alone in wanting to
> know what happened. So
> > if you want to know I will be happy to tell you or
> anyone else what
> > has been involved in this matter.
> > Just remember we cannot go back and change the
> mistakes of the past,
> > just learn from them.
> What if the "mistakes of the past" turn out to be
> assassination and railroading of the Baron &
> Baroness? What lesson
> should we learn then?
> > I will not do this at a fighter practice, as I do
> not want to take
> > away from the fun we have. Also this will not take
> place at business
> > meeting or at populace as the Barony has important
> business to conduct
> > at these meetings.
> > Anyone have a suggestion?
> I have a suggestion; the history of the Barony of
> Elfsea has just taken
> a sudden, mostly unexpected, some would say
> undeserved, sharp right
> turn. Perhaps the mad rush to "the future" and
> "putting it all behind
> us" could be put on hold for a minute so that
> everyone can come to an
> understanding of what has actually happened, who has
> done what to whom,
> and why. I know that having talked to Daniel, Xene,
> Llywelyn, and
> Arabella, and traded email with Fearghus, Maria,
> Honour, Timothy, and
> Miguel, and also left a phone message for Their
> Majesties that has gone
> un-returned, I still don't believe I know the real
> reason why the Baron
> & Baroness were asked to step down. I'm sure I'm
> not the only one who
> believes that, as Guildenstern remarked, "there's
> something they're not
> telling us". I am amazed that the Seneschal of the
> Barony wouldn't think
> that these questions were worth time in an actual
> venue of the barony,
> but only to be discussed in private conversation.
> This is inconsistent
> with your new motto, "communication is the key",
> Richard. <snip> Master
> Richard also wrote
> > Until we have additional and more definitive
> information from their
> > majesties and their successors on any possible
> future hat race lets
> > just drop the topic all together.
> Why? What future surprises are planned, that would
> be ruined by someone
> else making plans? People were told that no decision
> about Daniel &
> Siobhan would be made until Monday, and then the
> time schedule was moved
> up suddenly and without warning and first thing
> Sunday morning they were
> pushed out. Who's to say that Their Majesties won't
> announce a quick
> two-hour polling at Coronation and put in their
> favorites as B&B, while
> everyone else is waiting for September to think
> about the "hat race".
> What's that? It would violate _Corpora_? And which
> of you will stand
> up to Miguel in his court, with Patrick standing by,
> and publically say
> so? Who stood up for Daniel & Siobhan? None of
> you, I think. Elfsea is
> certainly _not_ better off on Tuesday than it was on
> Thursday. It will
> be a long time before things are as good there as
> they were last week.
> Nothing has been fixed; some good people have
> suffered unjust
> punishments. If you don't unite, learn the truth,
> and stand up for
> yourselves and _each other_, it will surely happen
> again. <snip>
> Baroness Dana wrote:
> > I believe the Crown as well as the Kingdom
> Seneschal & Treasurer all
> > said if you had questions contact them and they
> would try to have
> > answers for you.
> Did they? I called the Crown on Sunday. I got
> their answering machine.
> They haven't replied to the polite message I left.
> <snip> Lord Armand
> > If you do not currently hold an office.......why
> Oh, Armand. I know you have to get these offices
> filled. But you
> should be more up front with people. Being an
> officer of Elfsea today,
> and particularly being its next ruler, is to paint a
> target on your
> back. The risk to your good name and enjoyment of
> the SCA is great,
> unless you perform with complete perfection. If
> your work is called
> into question, you will receive little support from
> those you have tried
> to serve, every flaw in your character and
> idiosyncracy in your behavior
> will be brought up, and you will find yourself
> severely disillusioned.
> Doing a good job in office will go largely
> unnoticed; trying your best
> and failing will be treated little better than
> active sabotage. These
> are the lessons of the recent weeks' excitement,
> which Master Richard
> has encouraged us to learn. Knowing all this, Elfsea
> still needs good
> officers. So if you volunteer, do it with your eyes
> open. And in my
> opinion, the same goes for offices of all sorts at
> every level. <snip>
> Lord Armand also wrote:
> > The Crown will announce when a polling and
> investiture is to occur.
> > Let us not be presumptious. Speculation is
> understandable and natural,
> > but not terribly helpful.
> Ah, but Baron & Baroness is just another vacant
> office, which will have
> to be filled. Anyone foolish enough to want to be
> next will naturally
> ask "why not me?" And anyone with the maturity to
> be next will
> certainly want to begin now to answer that question,
> and address his own
> shortcomings, the better to be ready-and be seen to
> be ready-whenever
> the call may come. Which, in fact, is exactly what
> the barony will need
> in its next Baron & Baroness. And...
> > In the meantime, let us earnestly address the
> > circumstances that have brought us here,
> Yes, please. I'd like this addressed earnestly:
> Can anyone say exactly
> _why_ the Baron & Baroness were removed, after the
> Baron was given a
> service award by this Crown only last month? I have
> heard several
> reasons, none justify the action taken. Most,
> closely examined, appear
> to be slander on either Miguel & Conal, or on Daniel
> & Siobhan, or on
> all four together. <snip> And Lady Maria wrote:
> > Ok...I've gotten some e-mails in my personal box.
> I would like to
> > clarify something.
> Maria, nobody likes it when you're trying to pull
> back the curtain
> hiding the wheels, levers, and gauges that make the
> fancy machinery go.
> <snip> Lady Thora wrote:
> > While on the subject of Who is Who and What is
> What, what is the
> > proper term of address for the Vicar and Vicaress?
> A question of some immediacy it would seem. There
> is no term of address
> for Vicar or Vicaress. They have whatever titles
> their ranks carry.
> And may God have mercy on their souls. And that's
> the hand grenade from
> me. The news from Elfsea that reaches me here in
> the Midrealm has been
> upsetting in the extreme; I dare not go into detail
> about how it all
> looks from here; suffice to say that from where I
> sit, there are no good
> guys, and no heroes. Just those who are villains,
> and those who are
> victims, of either the villains, their own errors,
> or both. You are all
> in my prayers.
> * Galen of Bristol
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