[Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?

julie mcknight glasjulz55 at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 2 10:00:18 PDT 2010

Greetings from far away,

I was around then and yes HG Inman worked very hard to make sure that it was 
affordable to get on the field.  I know he helped more than one person who 
couldn't afford it outfit themselves in safe nice looking armor.  I know 
Ansteorra, an I know that a way will be found to make sure fighters both look 
good on the field and be able to afford to get on the field.  I would find it 
such ashame if fighting in what I consider my homeland be so over priced that 
someone couldn't experiance the joy of the fields of honor.

Mistress Mara MacNaughton OL
 "Leap and the wings will appear"

From: Lori C. <countesskat at yahoo.com>
To: Inc.Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA <ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tue, November 2, 2010 12:17:25 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Why aren't we doing this?

> then-King Inman called for no more carpet armor on the field and it 
> was made so.

It is good to also remember that HG Inman - a master armorer at that time - 
worked very hard to provide "starter kits" for new fighters. For those not 
around way back in the 80s... these were affordable sets of helm/elbow cops/knee 
cops (mine was @ $75). He made the edict, sure, but he also worked hard to make 
it possible for new people to join in affordably.

If we're going to push "period" kits, even for newcomers who aren't sure they 
want to do this over the long-term, I hope our armor merchants will play along 
and help make it affordable. I was in several discussions at Namron Protectorate 
about the cost of new helms in particular... and I have to say that if I were a 
new fighter today I would be very discouraged at the hefty cash outlay just to 
get into armor and get on the field. 

~ Kat MacLochlainn

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