[Ansteorra] Robin's favorite event
ulfie at cox.net
Mon Jan 14 18:11:44 PST 2008
Don Master Baron Etc Just Plain Robin of Gilwell wrote:
> 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!
> Vivat Ansteorra!"
> I will believe.
I always snip the messages I reply to. I cannot do so to this one. I
have tears in my eyes.
I have never heard someone define so well why I go to events. I will be
there. And I, too, will believe. And you will see me at the event
after that one, believing.
More information about the Ansteorra