[Northkeep] They changed the mission statement again
Hugh.Niewoehner at flightsafety.com
Wed Feb 9 10:47:19 PST 2011
As Dairmaid stated, Castellan has changed quite a bit over time. Sometimes because it made sense to do so, sometimes because the new version was more fun.
<Interkingdom Anthropological Trivia> You'll note both the descriptions of the events origin described that Arts and Sciences were separate categories. Calontir makes this distinction and since that's where the idea got co-opted from that's how the event started. After repeated efforts to determine which is an art and which is a science ("If it hurts when you drop it on your toes it's probably a Science") the event was changed to align with Ansteorran norms. A&S were merged and Bardic was broken out both because that's how it's done here and it maintains the multi-discipline requirement. </>
On the other paw I think it was Thorgrim who introduced the speed round tourney. The tourney has become really popular both because the format is uncommon and it requires you to prove your stamina. I honestly don't know which prize we fighters want more. The Drighton sword or the meat tenderizer for most fights fought. <JP?>
And maybe that's the best description of the "Character" of Northkeep and maybe even much of the "Northern Region". Folks here tend to look for new and _different_ ways to generate fun. "If one person does it it's crazy. If a bunch of folks do it it's still crazy...but fun."
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Re: [Northkeep] They changed the mission statement again
Sat, 5 Feb 2011 12:19:32 -0600
Marc Carlson <marccarlson20 at hotmail.com><mailto:marccarlson20 at hotmail.com>
The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org><mailto:northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
List Northkeep <northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org><mailto:northkeep at lists.ansteorra.org>
It seems that Castelain is an event that has never really stabilized into a single form, but has continued to evolve. This is, to me, because people have such dramatically different ideas of what it *should* be. Therefore it's no surprise that there are different interpretations of how it began -- this is common in the study of historical events.
As for the current vision of Castelain, I have no clue what it is either.
By the way, "Living History" is a term with a very specific meaning, and one that almost never applies to the SCA. It refers to a level of authenticity and accuracy that is so high, that virtually no one in the Society can or will make that effort. That is not a criticism, just a statement. Costuming aside, we don't do primitive site events, cooking over fire, are addicted to pesky things such as, oh, eyeglasses, electricity, rattan weapons, and so on. We re-create aspects of history, we do not re-enact it much less live it.
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