RF - NEWSFLASH! TIMOWHITEBELT!
STDLRB13 at shsu.edu
Wed Apr 21 10:31:11 PDT 1999
yes yes yes SEE THAT'S WHAT I MEANT TO SAY
heh heh kinda
Bob Dewart wrote:
> 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)
> -----Original Message-----
> 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!
> >STDLRB13 wrote:
> >> I STILL SAY DSD should be a KNIGHT !
> >> grumble grumble from the darkness
> >> Ragan
> > 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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