[Ansteorra] Advice to a new Baron and Baroness
ld.blackmoon at cox.net
Thu Dec 30 18:48:41 PST 2010
while the below post is the best i have seen / heard in many years,
i would also have to agree with Cynric , that this is a form of
entertainment that we all CHOOSE to participate in .
RELAX , its supposed to be fun.
the other point i would add , is that to the vast majority of the populace ,
as a landed or crown , you portray the " NOBILITY " with all that entails.
including the belief ( true or not ) that all nobility are the living
examples of what we the populace should be striving to imitate in order to
" the dream " ( tm, cc, or some such ; )
so please , have an alternate personna ready , if you find you just have to
go check out the "barbarian beach babes" party at war ; )
just my thoughts, ymmv ; )
Be Safe , Be Happy, Have Fun .
ps.. believe in yourselves,and your populace . the populace and the crowns
believed in you !! you'll do fine : )
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Threlkeld" <rjt at softwareinnovation.com>
To: "'Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.'" <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 6:20 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Advice to a new Baron and Baroness
I have been the Seneschal to three B&Bs. One well established (and extremely
successful in my opinion) when I become Seneschal and one that started a bit
later. My successor had to step down to become the Baroness, so I stepped
back up for a short time.
There are many things I observed and probably just as many that I should
have noticed, but did not. But the most important in my opinion is "The
things the B&B pay attention to thrive. The things they don't pay attention
to don't thrive." I've seen it happen again and again. And I've seen it
reversed by retargeting the B&B's efforts. You don't have to be the biggest
cheerleader for everything, but pay everything some attention. Visit a guild
meeting each month and make it a different one each time. Go to official
fighter practice as often as possible. Meet with event stewards several
times and look for problems (don't just ask "Is everything alright?"). Be at
the business meeting every month and participate actively. Watch for people
doing things right and complement them in public - in court if possible. In
short - pay attention.
Caelin on Andrede
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ansteorra-bounces+rjt=softwareinnovation.com at lists.ansteorra.org
> bounces+rjt=softwareinnovation.com at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of
> Hillary Greenslade
> Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2010 4:32 PM
> To: ansteorra
> Subject: [Ansteorra] Advice to a new Baron and Baroness
> Of late, there have been a number of new transitions for the office of
> Baroness (B&B) in the landed Baronies of Ansteorra, and several more to
> this season. This job is probably the hardest office of the SCA, both for
> length as well as it's depth.
> Many years ago, as I met Baron Edwin FitzLloyd of the Steppes, along a
> at an event, I asked him how he was enjoying his retirement from Baron of
> Steppes which he had vacated some few months before. After a pause,
> astutely said "It is a pleasure that the opinions I give are from Edwin,
> than the 'Baron of the Steppes'". Wisely said.
> Some of you have held the post of B&B and may have many words of advice
> to a new
> B&B. Many with years in the society, having supported your landed Baron
> Baroness, may also have words of advice. I've asked this question before
> this list and you can search the archives for responses, but I think it
> The question:
> What advice, suggestions or counsel would you give to a new Baron and
> in order for them to find success in their new office?
> Or to those considering applying for the honor of holding the office of
> and Baroness?
> Regards, Hillary
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