[Ansteorra] good or bad courts
james at crouchet.com
Mon Apr 30 07:08:20 PDT 2007
Sounds like what you describe would eliminate some of the annoyances of
IMO the "too quiet to be heard" parts of court should be limited to
stage direction and the like, such as, "What's next?" and "Go ahead and
kneel on the pillows." Personal discussions are, well, personal and do
not belong in a public court. The sitting noble could ask the person to
return at the end of court or at some other convenient time if they have
things they wish to say in private. Discussions that do not include the
sitting noble (i.e. between two people standing in court in front of the
noble) should be handled before the court or after, or perhaps quietly
off to the side (if it really needs to get done before the end of court)
while the rest of court proceeds.
But then, this is just one of my radical opinions about courts.
zubeydah at northkeep.org wrote:
> One of the most cleverly arranged courts I have been to was at last year's
> Triumphe of the Eclipse, in Mooneschadowe. The manner in which the court was
> arranged was, for the greatest part, very smooth and kept the 'flow' of things
> going very well. It was also very nice that they had two heralds for part of
> the court, both of whom were easily heard.
> As it was a court in which their past year's champions and their new champions
> were being acknowledged, they were called up together, rather than seperately.
> This also helped the audience correlate who had achieved which champion, and
> helped give a sense of the 'history' and the 'passing down' aspect of the
> distinction which had been won.
> As well, the bards were careful to relay what was going on at the front, when
> folks were speaking too quietly to be heard, when it was appropriate to do so.
> It was really nice. I'm not sure who was in charge of organizing it that
> specific way, but it turned out cool. Easy to follow, brisk pace, very cool.
> - Zubeydah Jamilla al-Badawiyyah
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