ARN - To Honor the Rose

ELanghans elanghans at
Fri Aug 25 13:16:05 PDT 2000

Actually, Darius, I thought the Roses had come up with this concept.
Countess Sara mentioned the concept to me a while back when the Roses were
first discussing this concept and are even now hammering out details on
where and when the first tourney will be held.

Don Modius

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donald Riney" <dariusobells at>
To: <ansteorra-rapier at>
Sent: Friday, August 25, 2000 9:25 AM
Subject: Re: ARN - To Honor the Rose

> It has come up of "More detail please" so I will expand on the concept as
> see it, please keep in mind nothing is written in stone.
> For this tourney I see no need of a title for the winner, simply the ring,
> and the privilege of toasting the order. I think this because I would like
> to keep in mind that in this tourney is to honor those who have inspired
> for so many years, and not for personal fame.
> As to format, I believe one that the format should decide a clear victor,
> that has bested all others through skill and grace, _OR_ Ask that The
> of the Rose to chose a champion from those who are on the field that day.
> Doing both is also possible.  The exact tourney style is certainly not
> decided upon, I would like to here any suggestions my fellow rapier
> could give me, especially if anyone happens to have research on period
> rapier tournament formats.
> With this in mind we could have a tourney such as this once or twice a
> it need not be a comparison to Queens Champion, for we are not fighting to
> maintain the defense of the brightest star illuminating the Ansteorran
> night. Rather we fight for the opportunity to give honor and praise to the
> most inspiring Order of the Rose. We would be fighting for the opportunity
> to humble ourselves before their grace and wisdom and give homage unto
> Darius
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