[Bonwicke] The Time is Now at Hand

HE Kainin Tepesa kainintepesa at yahoo.com
Tue Aug 21 15:08:19 PDT 2007

Greetings unto my good kinsman of the greatest Kingdom
in the Known World,

The time draws short for when I must march to the vale
of Sweet water and face the army of my own cousin
Armand Dragonetti, Bloody Baron of Elfsea and I
beseech all of you to search your hearts and join with
the cause that is truly just. 

My good cousin claims that he is simply concerned for
the safety of the western border and only wishes to
test the strength and preparedness of the West. He
claims that my duties as the chronicler to the Crown
is an interference with my governance of the lands
entrusted to me. He claims that my mind is not on the
security of mighty Ansteorra. Yet while he makes all
these claims, from his enviable position of comfort
and security in the center of our good Kingdom, he
spends his time celebrating with the consumption of
bread and mock fool's courts. While my cousin was
sating his glutenous gluttony, no doubt at the expense
of the winter wheat stores of his serfs, I was
traveling to the northern reaches of the Western
Region to attend Their Majesties and assure the
security of the border under the care of the Shire of
Am Loch. Now I ask who has their mind on security and
who has grown soft in their excess?

But this matter goes further than just the supposed
cause of assuring the western borders security, for
Armand has made no attempt to hide the fact that he
plans to reward his captains with the lands of the
Western Region that are not directly held by the
Shires or Barony in the region. These are the lands
commonly called the Crown Lands, so my cousin is
making promises with lands that he has no rightful
claim to.

And yet it goes further my good kinsmen for I have
received the following message, intercepted from a
trusted adviser of the Baron of Elfsea:

I know well the boundaries of the Barony.  As
everyone knows, Elfsea’s lands extend westward to the
city walls of Bonwicke, excepting only the free shire
of Mendersham.  When we have journeyed to Gothic War
in the past, we have remained in Elfsea.
If Bonwicke thinks that he alone defends the West, he
is mistaken.  If he persists in this error, Elfsea and
his allies will be happy to educate him on Gothic’s

It seems that the lust for power of Elfsea's lords
know no bounds and now they lay claim to lands that
have been held by the stalwart companions of the
Western Region while they were yet babes in their
mothers arms. This madness must end and so I call upon
you to join with me at month's end and let us call the
mad Baron of Elfsea to account.

The West has need of all warriors of true heart, be
they warriors of the sword, rapier, bow, knife ax and
spear, or warrior of the arts and service held in
great esteem. Come and pledge your skills to the
Barony of Bonwicke and the Western Region. Join us on
the fields of battle and in the lysts. Compete in the
arts and serve where you may (gate, security, cleaning
crew, water bearing, marshaling etc.) and through our
combined efforts we will throw back the army of the
Bloody Baron and call him to account.

To Gothic Wars!!!

In service to the Crown and the lands I hold for Them,
Kainin Tepesa
Baron of Bonwicke


--- Dragonetti <dragonetti at generich.com> wrote:

> Huzzah!
> Along with the very successful and tasty bread
> competitions, we had
> firewalkers (traveling bards), board games a plenty,
> hobby horse and foot
> races, a silent auction, living A&S, water melees,
> the Valhalla Circle of
> Death for the chivalric fighters, entertaining
> learning opportunities such
> as origami and Bardic Heckling :-) (and many
> others), a somewhat frightening
> Phoole's Court and plenty of relaxing fellowship and
> camaraderie!
> This all occurred on a new (for us) site on the
> shores of Benbrook lake,
> which provided great ambience and a cool breeze off
> the lake. It was
> stewarded most admirably by Anistashia Rudrefer and
> Xue Xian-Xian who can
> take pride in a resounding success with nearly 100
> in attendance at this,
> their first foray into the stressful world of
> autocratting. I must admit I
> first thought the schedule to be a bit ambitious,
> but these ladies, and
> their staff, pulled it all together extremely well!
> You have my sincere
> thanks and I look forward to your next event! And to
> all the winners of the
> day's competitions....Vivat!
> In the service of kingdom, crown and barony, I
> remain,
> HE Armand Dragonetti
> Baron of Elfsea
> Lord Dragonsfire Tor

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