[Ansteorra] Missive HE Chiang, Baron of Bonwicke and HE Gavin...

Tom Jenkins tomjenkins at suddenlink.net
Fri Jun 13 17:25:57 PDT 2008

"I would offer my services as a mediator (for a small fee of course :) to 
facilitate these peace negations..."
I'm not so sure I would deem this "selflessly," my dear brewer... The word 
"opportunistic" certainly comes to mind, however.

The home and hall of my neighbor, the blood of donkeys and poo, flung 
mercilessly and without regard... While the politicians quibble about lands, 
titles and backalley exchanges, me and my people are caught between two 
power hungry giants. Somehow, I can't see these supposed "negotiations" 
yielding anything but pain and woe for those of us caught between the 
borders of Trelac and Bonwicke.

I fear diplomacy is a foregone conclusion... and simply the precursor to 
bloodshed. If so, I hope the blood of these tyrants is the first to hit the 
field. There will be no "in the rear with the gear" when the donkey poo hits 
the fan.

Ld. Thomas Logan Macleod
residing in what remains of the pillaged and burnt Crossrode Keep

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Miles Grey" <Kahn at West-Point.org>
To: "Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Friday, June 13, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Missive HE Chiang, Baron of Bonwicke and HE 

> An excellent suggestion, your Excellency.  Very wise of you, and most
> noble of you to offer your services so selflessly.  I am moved by your
> example, and shall open my cellar to offer up some stocks of my
> libations in this cause.  If they may be used to help settle matters
> peacefully, I would be honored to have played some small part in
> avoiding bloodshed.
> Of course, it would seem such a waste to transport these wares so far to
> the West if it turns out violence is unavoidable.  If that is to be,
> then I would be equally honored to offer them as refreshment to the
> courageous warriors upon whom will fall the burden of the sad failure of
> diplomacy.  And to the diplomats, to help ease their sorrow over their
> inability to prevent warfare.  And to all who accompany both the
> warriors and the diplomats, for their work is so often hot, tiring, and
> thankless.  And, naturally, to those who just traveled out there to see
> you guys.
> For those diplomats who must surely be negotiating even now in an effort
> to deny the cruel Spectre of War his grisly measure, I offer one bit of
> solace in the event an agreement cannot be reached.  Nearly three
> decades ago, I was taught that blood makes the grass grow.  So if
> bloodshed there must be, at least the victor's livestock shall not fall
> upon sparse grazing and lean times.  (It being the natural course of
> such things that the livestock of the vanquished shall fall upon the
> spit, to be roasted in celebration of the victory.)
> Let us drink to peace.  Let us drink to war.  Let us drink to our
> comrades.  Let us drink to our foes.  Let us drink to our joys.  Let us
> drink away our sorrows.
> Does there seem to be rather heavy emphasis on drinking in this
> message?  How typical for a brewer.  :-)
>  Miles Grey
> Baron Niklas Vasilevich wrote:
>> Greetings from a Noble cousin who has held lands for the Crown of
>> Ansetorra and today honors the Crown and service as a member of the
>> Barony of Bryn Gwlad...
>> I send my counsel to all on this matter of wayward servants who, while
>> trying to please their Master have taken liberties in their actions.
>> Perhaps some kind of material compensation by both sides in the name
>> of Pax may be in order at a parlay of the effected parties.
>> May I suggest an exchange for a settled amount of mead, beers, wines,
>> items of value such as weapons, armour, steads and stock or such for
>> the incresse on the lands of Bonwicke and damages done.
>> I would offer my services as a mediator (for a small fee of course :) to
>> facilitate these peace negations between the Grand Barony or Bonwicke
>> and the fine folks of Baron Gavins Shire of Trelec that may have made
>> transgressions on the lands of Bonwicke.
>> I would be honored to help my cousins of the West as well as my Lady
>> as We hail from the lands of Western Ansteorra and We began our
>> journies in the SCA many years ago in the lands of Bonwicke, Trelec
>> and Mendersham.
>> It also gives us a really good reason to travel out there and see you
>> guys.....hehe....
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