[Elfsea] Investiture Planning

Spence Mabry SMABRY at flash.net
Wed Jul 2 09:08:00 PDT 2003

Sounds like one of the best ideas I've read so far re: 
the actual investiture.  I say "Yea!"


--- Original Message ---
From: "Richard Threlkeld" <rjt at acm.org>
To: Barony of Elfsea  <elfsea at ansteorra.org>
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Investiture Planning

>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=20
>>greetings.  We discussed the current Baronial 
situation and the question=
>>posted by Master Richard.  Arthur reminded us of the 
original investitur=
>>the one to create the Barony.
>>There were several candidates at the time and they 
agreed to create the=20
>>investiture ceremony together.  They decided upon 
the format =96 feast,=20
>>procession, seating, etc. =96 and then left enough 
room in the plans for=
>>personalization once the Baron and Baroness were 
chosen.  Essentially, t=
>>core of the ceremony was decided upon and then 
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>>Celtic, Elizabethan or French.
>>This seems to fall in line with what many people 
have been suggesting.  =
>>could be accomplished by either using a committee 
composed of members of=
> the=20
>>populace and officers or the announced candidates as 
was done originally=
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>>The concept seems to promote unity within the Barony 
and should also all=
>>us to have a ceremony that is inherently Elfsea.
>>This, obviously, seems like a good idea to us.  (Not 
just because he is =
>>Knight.)  We are offering our home for this meeting 
if the Barony would =
>>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 =
>>morning for the landed Baron and Baronesses in 
attendance to meet their =
>>to be cousins.  Also, maybe we should formalize the 
number of people for=
> the=20
>>high table at feast, so Lord Such-n-Such knows how 
big to make his marzi=
>>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=20
>>the high table, tea or lunch.   If every candidate 
wants to include the =
>>Elfsea Baron and Baronesses in their investiture 
(and they agree), we co=
>>start on procession banners now.   There are many 
generalities that can =
>>nailed down now.
>>Thank you for your time and we hope that this leads 
to even greater=20
>>possibilities for the Barony.
>>In Service,
>>William and Cassandra
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