[Ravensfort] Service to ones Lord and Kiing

byzytym byzytym at charter.net
Sun Jul 15 22:12:49 PDT 2007

I will check out last October's Quoth.  Oh well, I thought it was a good 
idea being seven hundred years to the day and all.  Perhaps a follow up 
article on the theory that many Tempers escaped into Switzerland and 
Scotland... or just changed to name of their militant religious sects.  ... 
or maybe that was covered too.

Fealty is an interesting topic as well.
The burning question I hope will be covered if an issue of the Quoth is 
dedicated to fealty is...
When an individual has sworn fealty to a person, place or thing and then 
that person, place or thing starts behaving badly and doing evil things... 
what do you do about it ???
Do you stand by the person, place or thing and help in the evil deeds...
or do you consider the fealty broken by the person, place or thing due to 
the bad behavior ?
Do you stand up and defend family, friends and subjects
or do you stand by and let the person, place or thing harm and lay low ?
Do you stand for righteousness and good
or do you follow the person, place or thing down a prideful road into hell ?
Fealty is indeed a very slippery slope and many words should be spent on it.


"what shall it profit a man,
if he shall gain the whole world,
and lose his own soul ?"

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Reuter" <brian_the_french_norman at yahoo.com>
To: <ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Sunday, July 15, 2007 10:34 PM
Subject: [Ravensfort] Service to ones Lord and Kiing

> --- byzytym <byzytym at charter.net> wrote:
>> Devin,
>> This October the 13th is the 700 year anniversary of
>> the 1307 mass arrest of the Knight Templers.  That
>> might make an interesting topic for the Quoth that
>> month.
>> Baron Brian,
>> Aren't you some how related to the Templers ?  Was
>> it during that period ?
> I believe that this topic was covered in the Quoth
> last year around Halloween with a bad day in history
> article about the Templars. The day was Friday the 13
> in 1307 the Grand Master of the Templar order Jacques
> De Moley was going to see the king of France to
> pressure him in to calling a new crusade to retake
> Acer and Jerusalem.......... it was not a good day!
> As for the relation ship between my brothers and I and
> the holy order that you may be eluding to ......
> Baroness Fionna and I have sworn an oath of fealty to
> the King of Ansteorra to watch over his lands as his
> Representative and to enforce his law. As long as
> Baroness Fionna and I hold these lands in fife I will
> not pursue interests with any one that may cause my
> loyalty to the Crown or my service to our Barony to
> come in to question. I have been released of my
> obligations to my brothers so that I may serve my King
> and Barony. This new obligation I do not take lightly
> since my love for the land and all that make it whole
> are more precious to me than some may know. I would
> hope that one would sow seeds of love and care within
> our land and not allow the weeds of dispraise and hate
> to grow and suffocate the hard work that others are
> doing. One day I hope to satisfy my service to my king
> and know that I did serve my barony well. But until
> that day comes we will honor the lord and the lady,
> answer the call of battle and keep safe all who call
> their home RAVEN'S FORT.
> I think that the one issue of the Quoth should be on
> Fealty and Service to ones Lord and King.
> Your Baron.
> Brian du Val


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