[Sca-cooks] Cooking and Serving Equipment

Elaine Koogler kiridono at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 18:26:13 PST 2008

And then, of course, there's the idea that we've been told that, for Kingdom
events, we must turn over a certain amount of profit to the Kingdom before
there's even the beginning of a 50/50 split.  The last time we did a Twelfth
Night, we were told that, no matter what the event made, we had to give the
Kingdom X number of dollars.  I never did get a solid answer about what
happened if the event didn't make that much for starters...were we supposed
to take the money out of our Exchequer?  I now understand that other groups
are being told the same thing.  Because of this and the lousy experience we
had with that Twelfth Night, most of us in the Barony don't want to have
anything to do with large Kingdom events now.  I do have to admit that a lot
of this was due to having a baronage that spent more time bootlicking than
working for the good of their Barony...

I know this sounds a little bitter, but it's been an ongoing battle for
several years now...and it's getting to a point where doing feasts and
autocratting events isn't really any fun anymore.  An autocrat or head cook
has to be a financial wizard rather than good at running an event or
actually cooking a feast.


> Scriptsit Master A:
> And, of course, we're not talking about purchasing stupidly items we
> don't need to do what we do. Nobody's doing anything to stick it to
> the man (well, someone is trying, I suspect, but in this case the
> local group is the man in question, the intended stickee and not the
> sticker), and the Kingdom still gets their profit money, because
> obviously, when you've got 700 people at an event, it's pretty
> unlikely that the event is going to make a $12 profit. I'm talking
> about the Kingdom still getting over 90% of what they would be
> getting, if the books were organized another way. In fact, they have a
> minimum profit level, beneath which the local group putting on the
> event must eat the difference. Essentially, we're paying the Kingdom
> for the privilege of putting on that event.
> But since nobody is doing this anymore, and since on those occasions
> when it was done, it was mostly small, local events that nobody else
> in the Kingdom cared to come to anyway, least of all the Crown, nobody
> looked twice at the numbers, which were legitimate as debits and
> credits, anyway.
> And finally, one must not deprive the King of his due??? First of all,
> it works both ways, and secondly, what Middle Ages did you get _that_
> from? ;-)
> Adamantius (who strongly believes in supporting worthy Crowns)
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