[Sca-cooks] Gunthar's reception.....
selene at earthlink.net
Mon Feb 11 15:51:41 PST 2008
Michael Gunter wrote:
>> However, according to Corpora, the three Orders are equal in rank. > The use of a chivalry-based vigil and ceremony is perfectly > consistent with the Game as we play it- or at least how we say (in > _writing_) we play it.
> I ain't saying it's not according to Corpora or fair, just how it
> was. The Chiv was considered for a long time to be "more Equal"
> than the others and got quite grumpy about some non-fighter
> putting on airs like they were a real knight.
> Things have changed but you still see reminders of those times.
> Non-Chivalric candidates now sit vigil, swear fealty and even have
> ritual baths but I wonder about the commentary if that candidate
> were dubbed with the Sword and given a Chain of Fealty.
I was dubbed with a sword at my elevation to the Pelicanate. Nobody
The Chain is a reserved charge for the Chivalry, through the College of
Arms, although I have known a few dissident Laurels and Pelicans who
wore it on purpose as a protest, saying the weight of Fealty wore just
as heavily on themselves as on any Knight. I do not advocate this
position, I merely report it.
The main reason I didn't have a Vigil as such was because I elected to
have my ceremony on the same day I was proposed, since I did not want
them to have a chance to change their minds. True story. Occasionally
I regret that decision, I didn't have any fancy touches, guest speakers,
procession or anything at my elevation. My natural humility would not
even think of such a thing. I consider I had a "walking vigil" and let
people bend my ear with advice while I went about my day's tasks on that
tourney day. [Mostly making syrup-flavored ice for the populace on a
very hot Crown Tourney day - obligatory food content!]
Selene Colfox, Caid
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