[Sca-cooks] Uther, was Searching for Kingdom With Japanese Prince
lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 14 13:40:34 PDT 2008
> Since the actual heirs have been discovered in Northshield, i will not
> bother to post that the upcoming King of the West (coronation in about
> a week) is a Viking beginning his 7th reign.
>Uther _again_? Is he trying to catch up with Jade?
Well, Jade has reigned 15 times since 1987, and he tends to come out
to fight for the next reign after Uther. So if Uther can ever catch
up, it won't be until Jade retires. Of course i'm not counting
Uther's reign in An Tir last year. Plus we've had three other Dukes
with *8* reigns. I won't mind when Uther catches up to them.
>IMHO, Uther is BETTER than Jade. He fights with a
>casual ease that is beautiful to watch. I consider
>Uther one of the top 3 or 4 fighters in the SCA
>right now. And, on top of that he is a very
>quiet and almost humble man. He is also turning
>into a bloody good rapier fighter.
>I may have won 2 Crowns but he is what I
>consider a duke!
I think you have a few good points. As someone who doesn't drink much
alcohol, i find the quantity of alcohol he consumes on Saturday night
a bit disturbing - and he isn't always so quiet :-) But he is quite
sincere, which i appreciate, and i've never seen him be rude or
Additionally, his taking up rapier was rather daring in The West,
where rapier has been treated as an ugly step-sister until rather
recently. Several long-time and potent Westerners have long been
opposed to rapier. When Crown Prince Uther started learning it (and
wearing 16th C. garb, too! well, as least when he's fighting rapier)
that rather put the stamp of approval on it.
When he won this past June Crown Tourney, his speech to his consort,
Kara, as he placed the wreath upon her head, was really moving, and
i'm not easily moved. It was truly honest, heart-felt, and
Plus he makes his squires learn to do Bardic work based on genuine
old tales and poems. He's not just about the fighting.
Essentially, my first SCA in the West was his coronation when he and
his consort, his sister Osa, who's nearly as tall as he is, were
carried in to court *standing* on their shields. That was quite a
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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