[Elfsea] Ostgardr (Ground Zero)

Aislyn of Glynwyrd Fen Carol_Billings1 at excite.com
Fri Sep 14 07:33:28 PDT 2001

I have not seen this posted and I thought some might be interested.

> Greetings, old friends:>> Some of you know me; many of you do not. I am
Elizabeth Camerona nicIan> and it was my privilege many years ago to serve
as Ambassador to your> fair Kingdom from my beloved Kingdom of the East. I
am located in> Ostgardr, which as many of you know, was ground zero for one
of the> cowardly attacks on our fair nation yesterday morning.>> My father,
Ian Mitchell of Clan Mitchell, is Viceroy of the Crown> Province of
Ostgardr, mundanely located in NYC. We were very touched to> read the
messages from our friends and brethren coming from the Knowne> Worlde and I
wanted to pass this message on to my friends in Ansteorra> from him. Please
feel free to forward it on to any SCA-related lists> where they're asking
how  we are. We're shellshocked, we're damaged,but> dammit, we're still
standing even though our beloved Twin Towers are> not.>> Below, please find
the message from my father. And thank you for your> kind messages of concern
and offers of help. I'm sure we'll need it in> the days to come.>> With love
and affection,>> Elizabeth/Jean>

-----------forwarded message from the Rialto---------->>

Greetings, y'all-->> We here in Ostgardr have received
many messages of concern and of> support,and we thank you.  My father, Baron
Master Ian Mitchell of Clan> Mitchell, Viceroy of Ostgardr, sent out the
following message and asks> that it be forwarded whereever people are asking
about us:>> A Sad Day in Ostgardr (Please forward to other SCA lists who
might be> interested)>> Greetings to all the friends of Ostgardr across the
Known World on the> morning after from Baron Ian of Clan Mitchell the
Viceroy of the Crown> Province of Ostgardr.(The Baron of New York)>> First
let me say that we think we have accounted for all the members of> the SCA
who worked in the World Trade Center. All survived. Some of the> stories of
escape are hair raising.>> Thank you all for your concern.>> Even though the
Scadian family seem to have all escaped, none of us are> untouched. The
Deputy Chief who coordinated the Police Department's> United> Way Campaign
for three years (that's what I do) is listed among the> dead.> I have not
yet dealt with the loss of my friend.>> My son, Mitch Jr. (Lord Michael
MacIan), is a paramedic. Please keephim> in your thoughts -- he works for a
private ambulance company that took> heavy casualties at the base of the WTC
yesterday morning. Thank GOD he> wasn't there when it collapsed, but was
held at the mouth of the> Brooklyn> Battery Tunnel by dispatch. He was on
the phone complaining loudly to> his> mother that he couldn't get in there
to help...when the buildings> collapsed. And he fell silent as he stared at
the cloud rising wherethe> buildings had been.  The picture that the
networks keep showing of> ambulances crushed and ash covered is of the
staging area for his> company.> He knows of one friend killed, one in very
critical condition, twenty> injured and a dozen among the missing. He is
scheduled to be there at> 7AM> today, Wednesday.>> People have asked, "What
can we do?" My response is pray and give blood> and money to the Red Cross.
New York only had a two day supply before> this happened. I helped with
crowd control at one of the blood centers> yesterday. People were wonderful.
The need was so great that the> motorcycle cops were making pickups every
half hour.  This blood needis> not going away soon.>> Please keep us all in
your thoughts as we come to grips with what has> happened to our City and
our friends.>> You can reach me at ianmitchell at yahoo.comSCA Kingdom of the
Outlands -- http://www.outlands.org --

Aislyn of Glynwyrd Fen
Barony of Elfsea
Kingdom of Ansteorra
<Aislyn at Elfsea.net>


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