[Bards] in response to Esther

Alden Drake alden_drake at sbcglobal.net
Tue Oct 31 14:08:59 PST 2006

Royal Huntsman is pushed pretty heavily by the Kingdom Missile Marshal, but the archery community as a whole does a good job of promoting it.  They also organize an Academy of the Bow every year.  Sometimes both things happen at the same event, but not always.  The archery community is a pretty strong one.   And so far the Royal Huntsmen (and woman), that I have been familiar with, have all been very active and promotive of the community and championship.

This says to me that we need to make the most of our own community, which these discussions are leading us towards. :)


----- Original Message ----
From: Michael Silverhands <silverhands at sbcglobal.net>
To: Ansteorran Bardic list <bards at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, October 31, 2006 2:56:04 PM
Subject: Re: [Bards] in response to Esther

On Oct 31, 2006, at 2:30 PM, Esther wrote:

> Okay. My turn to be blunt.
> I think the Eistefodd needs to be somebody's Baby. On a regular,  
> regulated basis -- more than just the Kingdom Bard. I would suggest  
> the MoAS Deputy for Bardic be responsbile for the nuts and bolts of  
> the even that is Eistefodd, working with the current champion for  
> that years format.
> The Event needs to be the responsibility of an office. The FORMAT  
> of the COMPETITION would be the responsibilty of the Kingdom Bard,  
> as it is now.
> What say y'all?

Today, whose "baby" is Crown? Queen's? Kingdom A&S? Royal Huntsman?

The first two events *will* occur. The Kingdom Seneschal beats the  
bushes for bids for these events. Either they or the Crown chooses  
from among the bids to decide the hosting group. The Crown decides  
the format of the lists. Clearly, those events are the Crown's  
"baby", with logistical help from the Kingdom Seneschal.

Maybe there are useful parallels that could be drawn with Kingdom  
Bard, but I don't see any. So...

What about Kingdom A&S? Royal Huntsman? Whose "baby" are they? (I  
bring them up because I hope there will be aspects of them that will  
inform our discussion regarding Kingdom Bard.)


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