ARN - To Honor the Rose

gptaylor gtaylor at
Fri Aug 25 07:34:57 PDT 2000

Sounds good to me....


Darius and Monica wrote:

> Greetings,
> I would like to get peoples comments on a tournament idea in honor of
> the Order of the Rose:
> The concept is this, (warning, story mode approaching)
> It is a warm summer's morning, somewhere in Ansteorra.  Don's, cadets
> and others have gathered and practice tentatively for the approaching
> tournament of skill and honor.  Beside the list field is an area
> decorated in garlands of roses, many seats await their most honored
> guest.  Suddenly a fanfare is heard, all that are present turn and look,
> shading their eyes from the radiance of the morning event.  Then in
> stately procession come those they have gathered to honor the members of
> the Order of the Rose.  Each is given the adoration and love that they
> held once from this community as Queen. Today the rapier community of
> Ansteorra shows their best in honor, skill and chivalry for the glory of
> those we have held beloved as "Her Majesty."
> Throughout the day, the tourney continues, at the end only one will
> remain as champion, only one will be awarded a simple silver ring, as a
> token of their victory.  To this champion is given a glass and the
> greatest prize of the day, a single toast to those who we have fought
> for.  Time will pass and all will gather once again to see who will next
> be able to pay tribute to this gracious order as a victor in a
> tournament to honor the rose.
> (Story mode off)
> I may be a hopeless romantic, but does this sound like fun to any one
> else??
> HL Darius of the Bells
> Cadet to Don Llywellyn
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