[NR] The Northkeep/Thorgrim and Sigen Issue

W. C. Smith wcsmith at ionet.net
Mon May 21 16:58:22 PDT 2001

Well and Nobly said Ian...  We'll see you at Castellan.


At 10:51 PM 5/20/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Greetings all,
>Please bear with me during the course of this email. After you have read my
>email I welcome your private replies.
>I have recently come from the Officers' meeting for Northkeep and I have a
>few things that need to be said. The following words reflect the opinions of
>the officers and attending members from that meeting:
>1.  Knowing Thorgrim and Sigen they did not want this to happen. If you
>honor them--stop...think about the honor and service they embodied and then
>apply that to a positive cause by supporting the Barony, the Northern
>Region, and the Kingdom in recovering from what has happened.
>2. Northkeep does not approve or condone any slanderous, liable, or
>seditious comments from any one. This type of revenge emailing must stop!
>The previous words of  "Marrock" Michael Heydon regarding the Nobles of the
>other Northern Baronies do not reflect the opinions or ideas of Northkeep.
>3. Northkeep is a part of the Northern Region and of Ansteorra and does not
>view itself as being at war with any one. Thorgrim and Sigen would not have
>wanted this conflict to occur, nor would they want anyone else to pursue
>such a destructive course...I have heard it directly from their lips.
>Thorgrim and Sigen were faithful, loyal, and honorable subjects of the
>crown. While some of you need to vent, do not dishonor them by continuing
>along with these verbal tirades. Hateful and rebellious comments only add to
>the problem.
>4. Northkeep wants to start healing. We have to start healing. With one of
>our two major events less than two weeks away, we have to concentrate on
>pulling it off without a hitch. No one can change what was done; all we can
>do is make the best of it. If you would like to help, we would welcome your
>positive or constructive comments. We do expect that at our Castellan event
>we will see the appointment of a Vicar and Vicaress to help maintain the
>Barony until we are ready for a new Baron and Baroness.
>5. We would like for all of our friends, family, and neighbors to please
>join us June 1-3 at the Will Rogers Scout Ranch in Cleveland Oklahoma for
>Castellan. We welcome everyone to share in the traditional Northkeep
>hospitality and give each of you the opportunity to support our healing
>process by attending.
>There is so much that needs to be done, please apply your anger to a
>positive purpose and stop tearing down the King and the South. We are all
>Ansteorra, even if we are separated by distance, ideas, or customs.
>In Service,
>Laird Ian Dun Gillan
>Seneschal Northkeep
>Northern mailing list
>Northern at ansteorra.org

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