[Bards] New Question

Herndon, Darin DHerndon at bswintl.com
Mon Jun 30 14:57:50 PDT 2003

Your Grace,

I perform stories as well and stories are really all I perform.  I don't
sing; carrying a tune is not one of my skills.

I began doing bardic pieces and developing my persona at the same time.
As a result, most of my bardic stories are either from my persona's
point of view or tales my persona learned on my persona's grandfather's

My persona is a grandson of one of the original Norse who settled into
Normandy.  My father died when I was very young (so I never knew him
really).  As a result, I was raised by my mother (a Frankish lady of the
courts) and my grandfather (old world Norse).  It offers me a lot of
opportunity to dabble in two different worlds and pull stories from

Seigneur Etienne de St. Amaranth

-----Original Message-----
From: willow Taylor [mailto:willowjonbardc at juno.com] 
Sent: Monday, June 30, 2003 4:42 PM
To: bards at ansteorra.org
Subject: [Bards] New Question

Dear fellow Bards

I am a new question.  What do you perform in the SCA?
 I have been a story teller for most of my life. When I was ten I set up
a story telling booth next to my girl friend's lemonade booth and made
much money as she did. When I started in the SCA I wasn't a performer. I
was an organizer and an autocrat. I didn't really start to build my
persona until I was in Ansteorra. When I started to work on my
persona I realized that entertainment is part of the role of a person in
the  middle ages. Everybody did something. The gentle born were suppose
to do more. People entertained themselves and it would of gotten really
boring if everybody didn't perform . Who was that Saxon cleric who
to God to help him out because when the horn was passed to him he could
not think of anything? As I advanced in the SCA I became a patron of the
bardic arts. In history you will find many nobles who did things like
that, Robert of Normandy and Richard the Lionhearted. They usually
participated in the art form. So my performance are part of my living my

Willow de Wisp

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