[Ansteorra] Bards, Brewers, and Cooks (now with shopping!)

Elizabeth Blackthorne eblackthorne at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 12:30:02 PST 2008

I would come to this without fighting, and know others in my area who would
find this facinating.  As a member of an A&S group with one fighter who
can't fight himself so has stopped, we would all love to see and support
this kind of thing

L.Elizabeth Blackthorne
Shire of Crossrode Keep
(for at least another week)

On Jan 9, 2008 1:49 PM, Cisco Cividanes <engtrktwo at gmail.com> wrote:

> YES! I have seen fighter's hijack non-fighting activities. (though not
> an event)
> I have plenty of friends who openly dismiss non-fighting event as "no
> fun" without even attending them. and some of those same friends are
> EXACTLY the type to post to the list the weekend before the event and
> say "hay, Im going to bring my armor and do some pickup fights by the
> parking lot if anyone wants to come."
> No, we are not trying to solve a non-existent problem. The fighting
> culture in the SCA is such that fighting is assumed to be welcomed at
> every event (and it is 99.9% of the time, with open arms). and most
> fighters don't realize  how much of a destructive drain even a pickup
> fight off to the side would be at the type of event we are trying to have.
> Yes, their are plenty of fighters who would come and not fight, but
> their are plenty of people who would also come with armor, and would
> armor up at the drop of a hat.
> Also, I know some personalities who would not hesitate to use their rank
> or prestige to try and get us to allow fighting, and ultimately,
> depending on who the autocrat is, that is not a hard thing to do,
> especially last minute.
> This event goes against the prevailing culture of the kingdom. This is
> not a bad thing, but that culture will push back, which is why we are
> doing this the way we are.
> Ivo

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