[Northkeep] An Open Letter Regarding Crown Tourney

Montega Blackdragon montega_blackdragon at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 30 05:04:00 PDT 2003

People like you are the reason that playing in the Society is so wonderful.
In fact, that was one of the first things my father (Who has played for
several years) said to me about joining. "They are the nicest people you
will ever meet. There is a bond and trust there that just can't be broken."
So far everything he said was true. I would like to extend a personal thank
you to all who have made me feel welcome. Crown will be my second event, and
I am really looking forward to it!


>From: Anawyn at aol.com
>Reply-To: northkeep at ansteorra.org
>To: northkeep at ansteorra.org
>Subject: [Northkeep] An Open Letter Regarding Crown Tourney
>Date: Wed, 30 Apr 2003 01:36:23 EDT
>I wanted to share something with all of you, especially those of you for
>this will be your first Crown Tourney.
>I remember my first Crown Tourney, which was sponsored by Northkeep, when I
>had not been in the SCA for very long. I had maybe two outfits of garb,
>neither of them very special, I don't believe I even had any feast gear at
>that time  - I did have a folding chair and that was about it!
>This was so amazing! It was not like any of the other events I had seen!
>These were the major players, folks. Beautiful pavilions, ladies with oh!
>such elaborate dresses, really fine heraldic devices, color everywhere. It
>was dazzling! And fighting like nothing else. And these men - they had
>seriously great armor!! Just bowled me over.
>I remember standing toward the back, trying to stay out of everyone's way,
>after all, these were our guests, and important people. So I was sitting at
>the very back of the tree line trying to glimpse as much as I could, when
>of the ladies turned and noticed me sitting there by myself. She came over,
>and introduced herself, and said her name was Gladwyn, and would I like to
>join them, instead of sitting by myself, so I could see what was going on?
>said, Oh really, she did not have to. She insisted, I was thrilled beyond
>There I was - sitting with those fine ladies, right up with the action!
>There, with the best of the best, just as if I were entitled to it. And she
>talked to me about what was going on, and we conversed as the fighting went
>on. I tell you, that precious day is still as fresh in my mind now, as if
>had happened last week.
>And, I determined then, that if Crown Tourney ever came our way again, I
>would make sure that I made a personal effort to be aware that if I saw
>someone standing in the background, that they too would be noticed, and
>welcome, and hopefully be given the opportunity to make a wonderful memory
>just as I had.
>Please join me in that effort. Be in touch with your surroundings -
>yourself, if you do not know someone. Just say hi - just say your name,
>our guests feel special, for this event is indeed special, and our Barony
>special. Let's shine together and make it memorable!
>Oh, and by the way, that dear lady who was so kind to me.....later that day
>became Queen Consort.....
>See You At The List Field!
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