[Ansteorra] Missive to HE Gavin

Ian ian1550 at sbcglobal.net
Wed Jun 11 15:41:49 PDT 2008

Goode Nobles, Gentlemen All,

Please know that I speak here after with all diplomacy and care. Words from 
these missives of late are quick with anger and unprovoked challenges. I 
will try not to speak in such a manner as it does not befit our station. 
Noble Cousins and good men of Ansteorra please do not make take these 
aggressions further. As a leader among men in these Northern reaches of 
Ansteorra I must warn against such actions and accusations for they raise 
the ire of the proud and fierce people of the North and since we are all 
brothers under the sable star you should not bring strife. If you cannot see 
past what ever the cause and strife is unavoidable then I am saddened to be 
the one who must remind you that that no Baron in the Northern Region does 
stand alone.

We of the Northern Region are Ansteorran peoples just as you are proud and 
strong as the children of the lion should be. It troubles me to see that 
although leadership changes trends do not and perhaps your choice of words 
takes a queue from days past where the bullying of a Western regional noble 
may have proven good sport when they stepped astray. I can not see where HE 
Chang has gone wrong, and the days of a Western region are now gone. Let the 
wall of Chang stand as it is his right to take what ever steps deemed 
necessary to protect the people and lands placed under his care by our King. 
If you and your "Civic Guard" are impinging upon Chang’s rights and 
responsibilities by tearing down his walls then sadly it seems it is you who 
have strayed. Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the harsh life offered on the 
borders of the Kingdom where walls are a necessity to protect ones way of 
life. There is not one Barony nor Shire in the North ever so small who would 
stand alone in their rights as Ansteorrans to defend themselves, their 
lands, and their way of life from any incursions or insults even those offer 
by a fellow Ansteorran, thinking he is doing right however misguided he may 

Here in the North we stand together in unity serving the Crown of Ansteorra 
and its people both on and off the field of battle. So as your proceed 
remember that we are one people standing as one army. If you insist on 
bringing your provocations and hostilities into these Northern borders 
against Baron Chang and Bonwicke then too do you bring the same against 
Northkeep, all the North, and there by all of Ansteorra. I would ask that 
you think long and hard about such an enterprise. Many a brave fool from 
lands other than Ansteorra has thought to challenge the people of the 
Northern Region of Ansteorra and now their folly makes fodder for the green 
grasses upon the fields of Gulf War and Lilies. I beg you good cousins do 
not be a fool such as the others. Do not give up the lives of our fellow 
Ansteorran's, those who might follow your banner or your misguided cause, as 
fodder to the fields of the Northern Region.

In Service and Solidarity I remain,

Ian Dun Gillan

Baron of Northkeep

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