[Ansteorra-rapier] An anniversary

Chiara chiara at io.com
Wed Mar 10 13:44:34 PST 2004

And congratulations to you Don Tivar for your award this weekend at Spring
Melees! :)

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Chris Zakes" <moondrgn at austin.rr.com>
To: "Ansteorra RapierNet" <ansteorra-rapier at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 3:33 PM
Subject: [Ansteorra-rapier] An anniversary

: A quarter of a century ago, on a cold, wet Saturday night, history was
: made. During court at the Tournament of Chivalry in the Principality of
: Ansteorra, Her Highness Tessa of the Gardens announced that she and Prince
: Simonn of Amber Isle were creating an award to recognize prominent rapier
: fighters in the Principality. To the best of my knowledge, this was the
: first "official" recognition of any sort for rapier fighters in the SCA.
: At that time, there were maybe thirty rapier fighters in Ansteorra, and a
: few handfuls scattered about the rest of the Known World. Benign neglect
: was about the best we could hope for from most of the "powers-that-be" and
: outright hostility was a pretty common reaction to the presence of rapier
: fighters.
: But Simonn and Tessa saw farther than most, and realized that rapier had
: the potential to add something to Ansteorra and to the SCA as a whole.
: Little did any of us realize just *how much* it would add. So take a
: to reflect on where you were and what you were doing on March 10th AS XIII
: (1979) and to raise a glass to the folks who started the Order of the
: Scarf.
: Happy White Scarf Day, everybody!
: -Tivar Moondragon
: Ansteorra
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