[Ansteorra] Missive to HE Gavin

James Crouchet james at crouchet.com
Wed Jun 11 22:13:34 PDT 2008

Your Excellency,

I understand that in your area cousins may find the need to hold family
discussions sword in hand from time to time and I have no stake in such
affairs. However, respectfully, I say that when seeking advantage be
cautious how you use Her Majesty and her good name lest you find Her
defenders arrayed against you and the conflict turned more serious than a
scuffle between cousins.

Baron Christian Doré

On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 9:28 PM, HE Chiang <chiang at nts-online.net> wrote:

>  My Good and Dear Friend,
> You seem so quick to take offense and give it as well. The fence was just a
> small border fence, using just a few of the bricks my Brothers from the
> North gave me. When I received this gift, Her Majesty told me to build a
> fence with it, just not on my northern border, or something to that effect.
> I was just trying to do as Her Majesty wished.
>  I have not really felt the need for a personal guard, with the threat of
> Raspoli gone and others dealt with. I had always thought that the fighters
> of our area would come to aid if ever the need arose, perhaps I was
> mistaken. It would seem that the southern borders of Bonwicke are not as
> secure as I thought. I will assemble a guard and gather a few friends
> willing to help my Fair Barony and we shall deal with this threat from my
> southern borders, be it from outlaws or your "Civil Guard".
>  As for the last part of your message, well the words I would write should
> not be read by mixed company or young children.
>  Baron Chiang,
>  Baron of Bonwicke
> ----- Original Message ----- From: <barongavin at suddenlink.net>
> To: "Western Region" <western at lists.ansteorra.org>; "Kingdom of Ansteorra
> - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Cc: "HE Chiang" <chiang at nts-online.net>
> Sent: Wednesday, June 11, 2008 1:02 PM
> Subject: Missive to HE Gavin
> Good and Noble Brother and Cousin,
> If you are not capable of protecting your lands against raiders of any
> kind, perhaps you should instate a guard of your own since I know of none
> currently serving in this position.  However, now that we've come to the
> point of building walls, this action has come to disturb me greatly.  I find
> it wholly inappropriate that one should divide our fair kingdom with a wall,
> be it one of wattle-and-daub, of stone and mortar, or a white picket fence.
> If you should be so callous as to offend those who have so staunchly
> supported you in the past, then I will not stop my Civic Guard from tearing
> down a wall which divides our fair kingdom.
> Though if you are truly searching to seek offence – your tone when you
> refer to my "Civic Guard" is an insult not only to me but to the whole
> Shire; I would pit my Civic Guard against you and yours any day.  In fact, I
> invite the rest of the kingdom of Ansteorra to stand with the Shire of
> Trelac, and let us teach this wayward, wall-building Baron his place and
> that no wall, no matter how high and of what materials made, may divide this
> fair kingdom!
> So in language you might understand, Your Excellency…Bring it, y'all!
> Neener-neener!
> Baron Gavin
> Seneschal - Trelac
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