[Ansteorra] Advice to a new Baron and Baroness
claryce at cox.net
Thu Dec 30 21:26:49 PST 2010
There's a lot of advice out there, and here's what I say to new Baron and
1) It's a game. A lot of people will try to convince you it's not, but it
really won't help you pay the bills.
2) Take time to be your mundane selves away from the SCA. This helps you
reset your brain and emotions. Even if it's only 1 weekend a quarter, set
time to be away from the SCA. Set it up where only a trusted member of your
entourage can get in touch with you, and they know to only call if the
entire barony is burning/flooding/etc.
3) Listen to the advice of current and former landeds. They will have very
valuable experience that you can only get from sitting in those "Hot seats".
4) Try to still have fun. If it ceases to be fun, you'll burn out, and
that's Very Bad for you and the Barony.
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Subject: [Ansteorra] Advice to a new Baron and Baroness
Of late, there have been a number of new transitions for the office of Baron
Baroness (B&B) in the landed Baronies of Ansteorra, and several more to come
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, Edwin
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
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 on
this list and you can search the archives for responses, but I think it
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
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