NR - Differences between North & South

Russell Kinder russmax at
Fri Mar 20 09:42:18 PST 1998

Kerry & Tonda Pratt wrote:
> >into a "north/south" dichotomy that corresponds to OK & TX (yeah, my
> >brain knows Brad Leah is in the north, but my heart doesn't believe it).
> Ouch, that hurts.  In the five years that we have been playing our Shire has
> made an effort to be a part of the Northern region.  In fact, we have much
> stronger ties with Falcon's Ridge and Eldern Hills than we do with Steppes
> and Elfsea.  Economics and time play a large part in what people can and
> can't do and where people can and can't go.  The fact that I have to pay 15
> dollars in toll, as well as gas, to go anywhere in OK combined with the fact
> that every site north of Oklahoma City takes me at least 5 hours of travel
> time limits my travel up north.  Of course your statement is better than the
> ones I heard about four years ago.  "Brad Leah belongs to the North ???" or
> "Who is Brad Leah ??? "

I certainly think of Brad Leah as part of the north. Having grown up in
SW Oklahoma, I always thought of Lawton as my front yard, and Wichita
Falls as my back yard. Of course, there was no Brad Leah in those days
(around 1980), but my first intro to SCA was Eldern Hills (then a
shire). Brad Leah is a member of the Northern Alliance, and the Black
Company are the shields and spears to our left and right.

Having said all that, I regret that I have never attended a Brad Leah

Lord Guillaume de Troyes
Dancer, Juggler, and Fighter from the Shire of Mooneschadowe

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