RF - answer--SR Warlord
STDLRB13 at shsu.edu
Wed Mar 24 10:15:19 PST 1999
Humble, Truthful, Strong, Trustworthy. heh heh and a hint of
to the belted circle: WHY IN THE HELL IS THIS MAN NOT A KNIGHT YET???
to DSDSB: oh my Baron do you have a backtrack of some of this thread that hasen't
been on ravensfort net?
i'm not quite "up" on what has been said in the past.
grumblingly yours (as allways*GRIN*)
HEY REBELS ARE PERIOD!
when we win were just called liberators!
KING OF THE FIREMONKEYS!
D. R. Hoffpauir wrote:
> > What I actually had in mind was a position where the holder - whatever
> > the position is called - is actually in charge of this region's troops
> > at the war. Other regions have such positions, and I believe this
> > region would benefit from having an offical war leader.
> > Is that what is envisioned for the regional 'champion,' or is that
> > position just ceremonial?
> > Tomonaga
> For Ld Tomonaga and anyone else out there who is confused about SR Warlord, here
> is your answer.....
> Back when this thread was mulling in its 'regional champions' vein I had no
> problem with it (emphasis on 's') nor had I any reason to respond. It's a great
> idea. One big event sponsored by the region to select worthy champions and
> promote a united front. It's about time. The Northern Region been doing so for
> years. They are exemplar in unity and actually have an event which promotes
> just that, i.e. 'The Northern Regional Tribute'. They are miles ahead of us,
> but, in defense, we've only been a 'region' for few years.
> The thread has, however, begun to evolve into a area that will end in
> embarrassment for some fine folks and the Region if it continues without some
> guidance. Such is my place to do so. The other SR championships are not my
> concern here. This is about Southern Regional Warlord. My response touches on
> numerous postings to the SR list. It's important that the region and the people
> of this list hear it from me.
> First, I am Southern Regional Warlord. Nothing gets planned without me. Sorry
> to be so blunt and haughty but at my back stands the Crown. I've had the
> appointment for a month. Any plans made without my involvement diminishes my
> ability to organize and make something useful of the position and also
> diminishes the authority of a decision made by the standing Crown. That second
> one makes me angry. I was appointed the task by HRM Sir Gunthar and I made a
> solemn promise to him to lead and to organize to the best of my ability. In my
> eyes, I'm not the best person for such an honor, but a wise servant never
> questions a King.
> Second, this year's 'SR Warlord' competition, selection, whatever you'd like to
> call it was held one month ago at Kingdom War Practice. The competition was
> announced in the Black Star and was open to any from the region who wished to be
> involved. It was promoted and organized by the standing SR Warlord, Centurion
> Timo. Turn out for the event was dismal. Candidates who wished to be
> considered for Warlord amounted to about 1/2 of a line-ruled notebook sheet. I,
> for one, saw the position far above my ability, but, thanks to Timo sticking the
> page in my face and saying, 'Here, sign this,' ....well, you get the picture.
> My point is, by default, the standing Warlord is responsible for the process of
> selecting a new Warlord.
> Third, for as long as I hold the position it will be called 'Warlord.' Why?
> Because it serves an organizational purpose within the fighting structure of
> this Kingdom. Every other region refers to their battle leader as 'Warlord.'
> Our Kingdom battle leader is called 'Warlord' and it is the title to which I was
> appointed. Any change or deviation will promote unneeded confusion both on and
> off the battlefield. Confusion loses wars. That's why we address all Captains
> as 'Captain' and all Seamen as 'Seaman.' Same goes for 'Your Majesty', 'Your
> Grace' or 'M'lord.' You don't believe me? Just imagine you speak an obscure
> dialect of Lowlands French. Your side outnumbers the other 4-1. Your
> confidence in victory is assured. Their side is commanded by youthful pup, a
> mere Prince, yours by a battle wise King. You are on a hill near Poitiers.
> Fourth, there is a fundamental problem with the timing for selection of the
> Regional Warlord. I can't speak for anyone previous to Ld. Timo, but for both
> of us we've been handed the task almost immediately prior to Gulf War. You may
> as well elect a dead horse. One change I hope to ensure is for the selection to
> be made within 3 months AFTER Gulf War. Should there be the need, this allows
> some organization time prior to Pennsic but more importantly it allows at least
> nine months of planning and organizing FOR Gulf War. I'm lucky, my planning for
> Gulf War this year had been in the works for a year. As a result Raven's Fort
> (with much thanks to Kief's squires, Duke Padruig, Confed, and Ffynnon Gath) had
> 35 fighters fighting under our banner and ready for the field. During strategy
> meeting last Wednesday night the estimated total strength for region was 60.
> Southern Region was a formidable left flank, but our 35 fighters didn't just
> appear out of loyalty in the three weeks I had as SR Warlord to prepare for Gulf
> War. Leaders need time to plan, organize, and prepare (and negotiate with
> mercenaries). With your support, a blessing from the Crown, and careful
> planning on our part, we can incorporate a change that will put some time in the
> hands of the Warlord.
> Lastly, I don't object to an 'official' event to select a regional 'warlord.'
> In fact, I welcome all the help and suggestions out there and welcome you to
> Raven's Fort (should that be the decided meeting place) to discuss the plan. My
> intent is to promote the region's intent and the will of it's people, not quell
> it. I also intend to solidify what 'Warlord' is about and I can't do that on my
> Post, lastly. I got cheated out of War and I'm pissed. Giving my successor a
> unified region that is ready to fight, and prepared to do so, is now my goal. I
> will sway this Region with word, with deed, or action. Don't believe me? I
> plan on doubling Raven's Fort's numbers for next year. What's you're group
> gonna do about it? Get on board or get out of my way. I'm ready to fight!
> David St. David, Baron Raven's Fort
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