RF - NEWSFLASH! TIMOWHITEBELT!
gilli at seacove.net
Tue Apr 20 14:54:28 PDT 1999
A Knight once told me that a Christmas tree is still a Christmas tree, with
or without the orniments.
Gilli (But you're still my Mighty Warlord)
From: D. R. Hoffpauir <env_drh at shsu.edu>
To: ravensfort at Ansteorra.ORG <ravensfort at Ansteorra.ORG>
Date: Tuesday, April 20, 1999 4:11 PM
Subject: Re: RF - NEWSFLASH! TIMOWHITEBELT!
>> I STILL SAY DSD should be a KNIGHT !
>> grumble grumble from the darkness
> Thanks for the vote. There may be others that feel the same way. I
>know my short comings and the reasons 'why not' probably better than
>because elusive things provoke such thought.
> Secretly, I am squire to every Knight. I've studied Knights and
>Knighthood since the beginning. I even put my heart into it for a few
>years, then circumstances changed. I became Baron. Some would say that
>doesn't matter, but I do. Still at every chance, every event, I will
>out some unwary Knight to watch, learn from, and evaluate. Sometime I
>grace and manners, other times it's prowess and skill. There is no one
>thing that makes a Knight, save possibly commitment to one's oaths till
>death. Currently my oaths are to the crown. Not as a Knight, but as a
>Baron. I serve you and this Barony first and will not be distracted
>it. If being Baron blows my chance, then so be it.
> I am not a Knight, nor even close, and I've thought on this a lot.
>my definition of Knighthood, it takes more than I could ever give. To
>it takes being a squire. It also takes commitment to learning skills
>as bardic, song, and dance. It takes a serious study of history. It
>moral excellence, goodness, and righteousness. It takes conformity in
>and conduct which exemplifies moral and ethical principles. It takes
>practice and an unwavering devotion to profound ideals for living. It
>study and meditation upon the virtues and the sins. It takes Prowess,
>Courage, and Honesty, and Loyalty, and Generosity, and Faith, and
>and Franchise. All of which can be elusive. It takes service and
>Above all it takes A LOT of fighting. And still, for all this, one may
>become a Knight, but if one should, then their work has only just begun.
> Sure it would be an honor to stand within that brotherhood. I've
>many friends there and each of them exemplify what I've said above. I
>told something early on by Sir William of Weir and have seen its proof
>presence of every Knight since; Knighthood is just an accolade for that
>which you already are. Thanks for seeing that in me, though I see it
>myself. You give me cause to work on a few things.
>David St David, Raven's Fort
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