[ANSTHRLD] a couple questions
darin.herndon at chk.com
Thu Jul 23 07:35:10 PDT 2009
> The Crown may recognize an institutional branch, usually centered around a
> university or military base and formed under the protection of a barony or
> province, whose membership may fluctuate.
Hmm. Learn something new everyday. i guess i can understand why they dd, but...
I remember many years ago (OK, not so many years ago for those of you who watched Ansteorran rock solidify from primal lava) a Stronghold named Falconridge. The only event I ever attended there (based at Altus Air Force base near Lawton, OK - Eldern Hills) had a college decision meeting. When I looked the group up in the Black Star prior to going, I remember seeing the name "Elder Hills" in parenthesis after the group name just as Cantons were represented at the time. So, I don't know the administrative history but there seems to have been a long standing practice of placing Strongholds, etc. under baronial protectorship at least while they started. I remember a College of Gnomen Vale (later a Canton of Gnomen Vale) which was shown as tied to Wiesenfeuer while a college.
If I had to guess, and that is all it is at this point, I would imagine that there was a decision in Kingdom at some point to make sure the smaller institutional groups had a relatively local noble resource (B&B) both for group support and to provide some court presence since the Crown cannot make every event. That also would give the Crown a direct representative to the smaller groups rather than just a seneschalate presence.
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