[Northern] Commitees

Vicki Marsh XaraXene at Home.com
Tue May 15 21:12:21 PDT 2001

Xene here:
On the commitee:

Hmmmm... a commitee... perhaps a *herald* from every group(and a chicken in
every pot)!  Yes, that would be the traditional group of people to design
and come up with potential heraldry for a Regional War Band....  I believe
that several of the King's Regional War Bands are also working on similar

Having been around since Ansteorra was a Principality, and being active
during the formation of a Kingdom, a Barony, a Shire, and a College, I would
like to offer the concept that you sit down and draft up about 10
registerable badges and have the Kingdom Herald register them to the Kingdom
as badges.  After registering them, they can be published on the Kingdom Web
Site, in newsletters and can be found at every Herald's table and heraldic
commentary meeting for 6 months.  People could vote on the one they like the
most, then tabards can be made up for the War Band.  The other badges could
then be released.

Gosh, I would love to see a regional War Band from the North come to Gulf
War or Gothic War.  That would be a *Great* place to display regional
heraldry (wouldn't be bad for regional unity either).  And if you can come
up with a good Regional War Band badge, it would take much to turn it into a
Principality ensign.

((subliminal message here:  Ansteorran Heraldic and Scribal Symposium July
14, 2001))

On paperwork, politics, and procedures:

Have any of you guys ever figured out that one of the reasons that a group
has to document a place name (and agree on it) and you have to come up with
a non-conflicting heraldic design for a badge or device (and AGREE on it!)
is a *wicked* plot by the powers-that-be, the B.O.D.?

THEY are the few sinister deviants who have plotted and planned to interfere
with the wishes of the many.  I have labored long to figure out who truly
are the BAD GUYS, the Evil Sinister manipulators of paperwork, who refuse to
operate and comply on the basis of innuendo and rumors!!!  I have seen them
in action at a B.O.D. meeting, going over *rules* and listening to all the
*real crap* they have to deal with.

If there is no possibility of a consensus from the paid membership, then no
matter how hard you wish, no matter how terribly you slander your neighbor,
and no matter how pretty the painted tabard, it won't be made a recognized
branch in the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.


This is an exercise in consensus building.

Your wierd Byzantine friend,

p.s. The only side I'm on is the side of reason.  I like all of you.  Except
for Fionnagan.  He's *Irish* for God's sake!

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