[Northkeep] Crown Tourney- A Walk In The Cloulds

Dennis England sirbalvin at cox.net
Mon May 5 20:22:02 PDT 2003

Thank you Masamune.  I was glad to have you there.

Sir Balvin
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Sent: Monday, May 05, 2003 8:17 AM
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Hear! Hear!

Good Sir Balvin, I, for one, am immensely proud of you and believe that you
have done highest service to our Barony.

We are always somewhat apprehensive about the warriors who would be our
sovereign, but I can truly say that by the final round, there was no doubt
in my mind that we would have a noble, just, and honorable Prince.

Thank you, for defending the honor of Norhtkeep.

Vivat Sir Balvin!
Vivat Northkeep!
Vivat Ansteorra!
Vivat the Dream!

Masamune no Yahaki

From: "Dennis England" <sirbalvin at cox.net>
Date: 2003/05/04 Sun PM 10:02:58 EDT
To: <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Crown Tourney- A Walk In The Cloulds

Greetings Good People of Northkeep,

I would just like to say a heartfelt "thank you" to all of you for your love
and support yesterday.  I cannot recall another time in my life when I
experienced such energy.  In fact the support from all of  Nordsteorra was
nearly overwhelming.  Like my gracious consort, for me also it was a magical
day and you all helped make that happen.  Lady Anawyn it was my great honor
and privilege to carry your favor.  Your grace and warmth did indeed inspire
me every time I looked into your eyes.  Francesca also admired and
appreciated your graceful dignity throughout the day.  I have known their
Highnesses for some time and they are fine people.  I believe they will wear
the crowns with dignity and honor.  They deserve our support.  I look
forward to their reign.

Vivat Northkeep!
Vivat Ansteorra!
In Service,
Sir Balvin Thorfinnsson

----- Original Message -----
From: <Anawyn at aol.com>
To: <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, May 04, 2003 1:01 PM
Subject: [Northkeep] Crown Tourney- A Walk In The Cloulds

> 416 was it? I still can't get over an event so well attended, that we
> have run out of site flyers for it, let alone site tokens! But we sure
> run out of food, did we? In the North we know where our priorities lie!
> So many people asked me if I was relieved or disappointed by the results
> the day.  For any others who might also have wondered how I felt, I will
> share the same thing I said, which is that, in truth, I was so very proud
> Sir Balvin, there simply was no room for any other emotion.
> His courage, grace, and chivalry on the list field were an inspiration. I
> the hope on the faces of the people in the North, who had not seen one of
> their own come so close to taking the Crown in a while, and it was enough
> know what confidence so many placed in this man.
> Balvin and I had discussed at some length, along with our spouses, what we
> would be facing, if he were to win. I was prepared to take on the duties
> come with the Crown, and I greatly desired to see him on the throne. I am
> alone in believing that he would be an honorable and sensible leader.
> However, I have always been content to be just Anawyn, and so I am
> still.
> We are fortunate this day to have a capable and lovely new Prince and
> Princess, whom I admire, and a currently stable Kingdom. We have a
> of stalwart and brave fighters who thrilled us on the field all the day
> with no injuries. Can we ask for more?
> I have thought about it, and I just cannot imagine an award now or ever,
> that could give me greater satisfaction, or honor than having been Sir
> Balvin's consort. I cannot prove it, but I feel certain that at least a
> couple of times that day my feet left the earth in sheer joy from the
> splendor of all the wonderful things that happened to me that day.
> Greatest thanks to his wife, sweet Francesca, who "loaned" him for the
> and who was my "hand holder," and the best of company. And God, can that
> woman cook! You could tell she is from Northkeep from the wonderful and
> generous table she put out for everyone to enjoy (yeah, Northkeep's just
> that)!
> Although, (now, the intervening years may have caused me to forget), I
> confess, it seems to me that it was easier to give birth to a child, that
> watch that man fight at times! And, as if to enhance the whole
> aspect of the thing, there were all these people walking by now and then,
> would squint at me, and go, "Anawyn...you need to breath Hon, come on, you
> need to breath..." and I tell you my lungs were hurting by the end of the
> afternoon!
> So many of you simply broke my heart with the lovely and kind things you
> to me, and I really feel that they were not deserved, but I very much
> appreciated it, and I got to be in a fairy tale, (or maybe it was just a
> really good French film or something) with all of you for a day.
> We will never tire of heroes in the SCA, and certainly, we in the North
> plenty to spare. Castallan is coming up. After such a golden day full
deeds a
> plenty, we bards and skalds would be a poor lot if we cannot come up with
> piece to offer then, from this day alone, what say you?
> Let the mead halls ring full of songs and tales, of our tall sons and
> daughters, for we are rich without measure!
> Vivat Northkeep and Ansteorra!
> Anawyn
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