ARN - Cadets in Court

Ledonna tavy at
Wed Jun 2 11:52:15 PDT 1999


Since we are speaking about cadets being in court, then here's my two
cents worth.  I will warn everyone this may offend, however I have a
right to my opinion.  And if this is a true open forum we can then
discuss the differences with a friend.  

First, I am Delphina de Champeaux cadet to Don Etienne de Montagu. I
have been his cadet for four now and have had this belief long before

I feel that my scarf has nothing to do with anyone but my Don and those
whom he sees fit to cadet.  My loyatiles are to the Crown, namely the
Queen and Princess.  I will do their bidding.  I will not, however
support the idea that the cadets of the Dons of Ansteorra are a group
unto themselves.  We are the fencers who have caught the notice of a
white scarf.  That Don(a) has said that they will help us become a
better fencer, leader and person.  That is the award I received when I
accepted my red scarf, I need no other.

Her Highness has made a statement of Great trust by asking the cadets to
stand behind Her at court.  She has said that She trust all of the Dons
of Ansteorra to have chosen wisely and prudently when giving someone a
red scarf.  I hope to live up to Her and  Etienne's expectations.  

On to the idea of the cadets coming together to improve the community. 
Everytime you step out on to the field, everytime you fight a new
person, everytime you help a child/adult with a task that they are
doing, everytime you teach someone about the arts you do so well,
everytime you speak kind words to another, everytime you see what needs
to be done and do it without pomp you are improving the SCA more than
you will ever know.Everyone should come together in order to make that
kind of improvement.  

I thank you for reading this and welcome any discussion it brings with

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