[Elfsea] Investiture Planning

Richard Threlkeld 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

>Good Morning!
>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.
>In Service,
>William and Cassandra
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