[Ansteorra] The whole pirate thing...
duncan_macnamara at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 13 17:17:38 PDT 2005
I see the point from your(and everyone else's) point of view, I really do.
But perhaps I have been going about this the wrong way? Perhaps, in the name
of diplomacy, I could call our Hosuehold a "Nautical" one and call ourselves
"Free men of the Sea" instead of "Pirates" until we gain our Letter of
Marque. This way we can meet in neutral waters, so to speak, and I will not
at the same time be mis-representing ourselves.
Our ship will still fly our flag, however... It has now become synonymous
with our Household... all of our belt favors feature a variation of it,
which I took the design from a period design I found for a skull and crossed
bones off of a tombstone, and the Maltese/Formy cross from my registered
Coat of Arms. Once we gain a Letter of Marque, I will also make and fly an
Ansteorran flag, which will fly properly over our Household banner/flag,
taking precedence over it as it should.
I think that's a fair tradeoff, wouldn't you say? We will cease and desist
calling ourselves Pirates (at least in SCA-related activities) and in
exchange, we can meet in the middle on some of the other things. I think the
word I am looking for is compromise.
Lord Duncan MacNamara
Captain of the Iron Lotus
Commodore of the Allied Outlanders Fleet
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