[Ravensfort] Overdue response...only 2 more after this...

Kief av Kiersted sirkief at hotmail.com
Sun Aug 12 21:15:34 PDT 2001

Greetings to all good and true Raven's Forters...and Doug LeJeune.

(This is the long overdue response to Mr. LeJeune's letter of 28 JUL 2001. I
had refrained from posting this repy at the request of the Baron and
Baronness of Raven's Fort to "keep the peace". Since the "peace" has been
broken once more I will now answer Mr. LeJeune's *public* accusations and
charges against me. This missive was originally composed and sent privately
about two weeks ago.)

Mr. LeJeune did compose and post the following diatribe:

    From: AMH/DBLJ <orthart at earthlink.net>
Reply-To: orthart at earthlink.net
To: charlotte epps <lizardkeep at hotmail.com>
CC: sirkief at hotmail.com, env_drh at shsu.edu, chrystal_dragon at hotmail.com,
   "Electric Raven's Land" <Ravensfort at ansteorra.org>, niklas at wt.net
Subject: Re: We were requested to forward this
Date: Sat, 28 Jul 2001 21:53:15 -0500

This evening I read the first part (far enough to confirm rumors ) of an
email from
Kief that was forwarded to me.

Typical, Mr. Lejeune is ignoring the whole of a thing to focus *only* on a
small portion to "make his case"...and a twisted case it is. Please read on.

    It stated that I had fallen out of his grace and
that I have lost my site privileges and must return my key.  Childish, but
not a

Indeed...I think not. Nowhere did I state that you had fallen "out of (my)
grace". I stated, "However, *if* you are serious about taking  an "extended
vacation" from "Raven's Fort activities" you no longer have need of a key to
access the site." The only reason that you ever had a key to access the site
was because you were one of the few that did enough work at the site to
warrant your keeping one. My reply was aimed at confirming your stated goal
of non-participation. Since you have not in any way, shape, or form, denied
your future non-participation in "Raven's Fort activities", your priviledge
of keeping a key to the private property of the Dorrell and Rohe families
has ended.

You *must* return the key.

    Through the years I was told over and over again by Kief that as long as
I keep
working and improving the site that he had no problem with me coming out
when ever
I could.

That is absolutely correct. You did wonderous things during those years.
Now, however, you have stated and *not* retracted your desire to end all
participation in "Raven's Fort activities". Therefore, you are no longer
"working and improving the site". Therefore, you no longer have access.

You *must* return the key.

    At the spring event I was complimented by several individuals that the
Rose Garden and Tavern had never looked better.  They were right.  I am
proud to
say that I had spent a great deal of time, money and effort on the site.  No
can deny that.

I would not even try and deny that the site looked great at the spring
event. That was due to the efforts of *all* those folks that worked on the
site...*not* just you. The Rose Garden and the Tavern looked fabulous, you
did yeoman service on the event preparation. You were commended and thanked
for you efforts.

    Regardless of how hard I have worked, now that Kief is upset with me I
restricted from the site.

In practically every letter I have stated that Mr. LeJeune has *always* been
a hard and diligent worker. You cannot deny that fact. The reason that I am
"upset" with you is because of your hateful and false attacks on myself and
my family.

The reason that you are not allowed to have *special* access to the site is
because of your desire to take an "extended vacation" from "Raven's Fort
activities". You, because of your *own* words, no longer fit the criteria
for having unlimited access to the site. You *are not* restricted from the
site. Mr. LeJeune, you now must access the site like everyone else that
isn't doing steady improvement there. You may access the site on *official*
workdays and weekends, at *official* events and functions, or as an invited
guest at any special gatherings the Barony have there. You no long have free
rein as come and go as you please on the private property of the Dorrell and
Rohe families.

    He is abusing his position as land agent to extract a
personal revenge.  This is the exact type of dishonorable actions that I
have been
talking about in my recent emails.

Mr. LeJeune, if I want to extract "personal revenge" I will extract it in
*my* own way, not through your "*alleged* abuse" of my position as land

My actions are far from being dishonorable. In fact they are certainly
honorable. *You* did break the trust here. *You* did, by your own words,
remove yourself from the class of "working members" of the Barony. I am
holding you accountable to your promises of long ago and know with absolute
certainty that I am taking the correct actions. What you seem to have
forgotten, Mr. LeJeune, is that I am also in verbal contract, a gentleman's
handshake agreement, with the land owners, those now deceased and those
still living. I am looking out for *their* interests as well as those of the
Barony. I state for the record that I have, am, and will require anyone that
holds a key to the Stones site (save David Hoffpauir) to return it given
just cause. The reason that David Hoffpauir is exempted is because he
received one of the original keys to the Dorrell properties *before* he was
part of the SCA.

    If Kief persist on this self serving course of action I will have no
choice but to
officially request for the second time during the rein of Saint David and
that a new land agent be appointed to represent the SCA.

You may *officially request* all that you wish.

I will give everyone a bit of history here. I was never "appointed". The
only reason that I am land agent is because the owners entrusted me with the
upkeep of their property because I am their *neighbor*. Mr. Dorrell and Mr.
Rohe have a gentleman's handshake agreement with the SCA through my good
offices and name. They know and trust me to maintain and improve their
property during the SCA's use of the property. I also work on their property
during other times outside the SCA's use. Mr. LeJeune does not seem to grasp
this simple set of facts. The reason that we are allowed to use these good
folk's property and equipment is because I initiated the process and have
maintained their trust for around 16 years. I cannot be "removed" nor anyone
else "appointed".

    One that will hopefully
be above lies, tantrums, bullying and extortion.  Saint David knows the land
well and would be an excellent choice.

You have once more charged me with lying, "bullying" (read assault),
*extortion*, and "tantrums" (read losing my temper). I say to you now that
if you cannot prove all of these charges you are in serious danger of being
taken to a court of law for slander and libel. I feel that you dare not
expose your own private activities to the light of day and demand of you an
immediate stop to the defamation of my character.

    Have a nice day,

Most sincerely,

Wæs Þu Hæl in TroÞ and FriÞ...!
Kief av Kiersted -- Lee Cockerham
"Better the Hammer than the nail..."

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