[Elfsea] Investiture Planning

Jhan Knebel rixende at mail2noble.com
Wed Jul 2 08:43:17 PDT 2003

Sounds like a great plan! So much of an investiture event is a "generic"
format, that this method will work beautifully.


<-----Original Message-----> 
From: Joe Pelfrey
Sent: 7/2/2003 9:55:17 AM
To: elfsea at ansteorra.org
Subject: Re: [Elfsea] Investiture Planning

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
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,
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.
could be accomplished by either using a committee composed of members of
populace and officers or the announced candidates as was done
The concept seems to promote unity within the Barony and should also
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

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
high table at feast, so Lord Such-n-Such knows how big to make his
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
the high table, tea or lunch. If every candidate wants to include the
Elfsea Baron and Baronesses in their investiture (and they agree), we
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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