[Ansteorra] Ansteorra Digest, Vol 21, Issue 55

David Whitford dbw6969 at yahoo.com
Sun Jan 13 23:09:51 PST 2008

I was looking at how far across it is across even a
single barony-how do they conduct buisness? two of the
are HUGE
--- Chris Zakes <dontivar at gmail.com> wrote:

> At 06:56 PM 1/13/2008, you wrote:
> >You do understand that all the regions exist as
> admin
> >tools of the kingdom and have no standing within
> the
> >SCA? They were created to attempt to streamline
> >paperwork and related items. As for distances,
> there
> >are baronies in Lochac that cover an area probably
> >bigger than our kingdom(Look at their kingdom map
> and
> >check out the barony in central Aust. and the one
> >covering the western area), somehow they handle the
> >distances-maybe we can learn something from them.
> >  Robert
> <shrug> Yes, but Lochac is operating under somewhat
> different 
> conditions. Australia is roughly the size of the
> continental US. Most 
> of its central part is uninhabited/uninhabitable
> desert; most of its 
> cities are on the east coast, with a few on the
> southern or western 
> coast. Plus they have New Zealand, across 1400 miles
> of ocean. 
> Imagine living in New York with the nearest SCA
> groups in Washington 
> or Boston and a few more groups scattered along the
> coast down into 
> Florida, one in New Orleans, a few near Los Angeles
> and a handful in 
> the Carribean.
> http://www.sca.org.au/lochac/groups/map.html
> I read the Lochac rapier list; the impression I get
> is that while 
> folks travel to nearby groups, the more distant
> groups will only see 
> outsiders once or twice a year, because the only
> reasonable way to 
> get from point A to point B is to fly there. A lot
> of stuff happens 
> at Rowany Festival (their big week-long event at
> Easter) which is 
> kind of like folks here going to Pennsic. Imagine if
> the only time 
> *you* saw the Crown was at Pennsic.
>          -Tivar Moondragon
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