[Ansteorra] What was your favorite event?
rudin at ev1.net
Mon Jan 14 13:37:39 PST 2008
I can't name a single event that was my "favorite event" although I suspect
that, given time, I could probably name fifty.
But I think my real favorite event at any given time is the next one.
Right now that's Vanessa's Queen's Champion.
I will swear the Legion oath to the Queen, and hear her return oath of love
and loyalty. I will fence with Mistress Serena's favor, for the honor of
Queen Vanessa. I will treat my opponents with honor, trying to win with
humility or lose with grace. I will accept the challenge of fighting in
Queen's Champion with an injured leg. I will watch my cadets, Mistress
Rhiannon and Lord Dyryke. I will be an Elizabethan. I will be an
Ansteorran. I will share the joy of period fencing with the entire rapier
community. I will attempt to defend the Iron Star against all comers, with
Don Yngwe, HL Rixende, Lord Dyryke and Lord Uilliac. I will "stand in the
strife, to hazard my life, for a glance from Her Majesty's eyes".
I will watch the banners flying in the breeze. I will admire the ladies'
beautiful dresses. I will drink toasts. I will listen to the call of the
heralds. I will carry some lady's basket. I will help train some fencers.
I will marshal so others can fence. I will herald, if needed. I will
listen to somebody who needs to talk. I will flirt with the list mistress.
I will watch for noble deeds to mention to the Crown or extol in poem. I
will perform, if there's time. I will attend the court, and cheer the
people who have earned awards. I will yell "Vivat Regina! Vivat Rex!
I will believe.
Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
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