[Elfsea] Investiture Planning
rjt at acm.org
Wed Jul 2 07:59:44 PDT 2003
Great idea. I would be behind it.
Caelin on Andrede
---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Joe Pelfrey" <joepelfrey at hotmail.com>
Reply-To: Barony of Elfsea <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Date: Wed, 02 Jul 2003 09:52:17 -0500
>Cassandra and I had dinner with Baron Arthur last night. He sends his
>greetings. We discussed the current Baronial situation and the questions
>posted by Master Richard. Arthur reminded us of the original investiture,
>the one to create the Barony.
>There were several candidates at the time and they agreed to create the
>investiture ceremony together. They decided upon the format feast,
>procession, seating, etc. and then left enough room in the plans for
>personalization once the Baron and Baroness were chosen. Essentially, the
>core of the ceremony was decided upon and then flavor was added, be it
>Celtic, Elizabethan or French.
>This seems to fall in line with what many people have been suggesting. It
>could be accomplished by either using a committee composed of members of the
>populace and officers or the announced candidates as was done originally.
>The concept seems to promote unity within the Barony and should also allow
>us to have a ceremony that is inherently Elfsea.
>This, obviously, seems like a good idea to us. (Not just because he is my
>Knight.) We are offering our home for this meeting if the Barony would like
>to go down this path. We also started thinking of different things that
>will have to be covered or might be fun to do as part of the festivities.
>At the first investiture, the soon-to-be-created Barony hosted a tea in the
>morning for the landed Baron and Baronesses in attendance to meet their soon
>to be cousins. Also, maybe we should formalize the number of people for the
>high table at feast, so Lord Such-n-Such knows how big to make his marzipan
>sculpture of the first dog to attend Defender. It would be nice for our
>cooks to have an idea of what they are facing, if they choose to present to
>the high table, tea or lunch. If every candidate wants to include the past
>Elfsea Baron and Baronesses in their investiture (and they agree), we could
>start on procession banners now. There are many generalities that can be
>nailed down now.
>Thank you for your time and we hope that this leads to even greater
>possibilities for the Barony.
>William and Cassandra
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