[Sca-cooks] Largesse

Michael Gunter countgunthar at hotmail.com
Tue Oct 14 09:05:49 PDT 2008

> I'm new to SCA- can someone explain largesse within SCA?> > thanks,> > Freda
Largess is basically a gift. It can be grand or as small
as a ribbon. "Largess" is primarily given from someone of
higher rank to one of lesser. "Gifts" are given from lower
or equal station.
Often Largess is given to someone who does something
to impress one of higher rank. It is often associated with
the Crown or Territorial Personages but anyone can give
largesse. So a Duke may give a ring or other momento to
a new fighter that impressed him on the field. A Baroness
my give a beaded ribbon to a young girl who has attended
her well.
Frequently Laurels bring little tokens to A&S competitions
to give to the entrants. This is Largesse.
Elizabeth and I just went to the Dallas Gem and Jewelry 
show this weekend and bought a couple hundred dollars
worth of stuff to hand out during our reign. Mainly rings
because we both love the history and cool factor of
the Crown removing a ring from His/Her own hand to gift
to someone. 
Does that help?
Prince Ansteorra
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