[Bards] bowing to the thrones
siervua at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 11:28:11 PDT 2007
Speaking of which. Does anyone have the lyrics of "Bow to the Crown"
On 6/25/07, willowjonbardc at juno.com <willowjonbardc at juno.com> wrote:
> I came across this and thought you all might find it interesting. Do
> any of you have Yang tape with the song on it . Mine died.
> Bowing to the Empty Thrones
> "When did we start bowing to the royal presence in the form of the
> empty thrones? Why?"
> "My earliest recollection of saluting the empty thrones was during
> one of Henrik's early reigns (the third or fourth) when he preferred
> to be riding a horse to sitting on the throne. When the fighters
> complained that it was hard to locate him to salute at the beginning
> of each fight, he placed the crown on the throne and told them to
> salute that ... he was going riding. The populace semi-mockingly got
> into the spirit of the ruse - bowing/curtseying if they happened to
> pass in front of "The Royal Presence". The fiction was so useful that
> it quickly became custom then formally part of the pre-combat litany
> shortly thereafter." – Kevin Peregrynne
> "Of course, there is also a Horde song called "The Empty Throne" as
> I'm sure you are aware. But your original question was "bowing to the
> royal presence" (ie the throne, when passing in front of the royal
> pavilion, whether or not saluting prior to a fight) as opposed to
> saluting per se. I think that started to happen almost as soon as we
> had Kings on the thrones; I'm pretty sure it was institutionalized by
> about AS III." – Siegfried von Hoflichskeit
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