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aodhfionn at unforgettable.com
Sat Apr 24 00:20:26 PDT 1999
Bravo, your excellency. *IF* you do not exemplify these ideals you have listed, I for one say you are well along the way.
---- DSD wrote:
> 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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