[Scriptoris] rewarding scribes

Crystal Lamb clamb at Advocacyinc.org
Thu Jan 1 10:11:18 PST 2004

I cede your point about Courts being unbearably long at times, Claryce.  But I must agree with Mistress Hillary who seems to have elaborated on what I was thinking whilst wrangling my son.  Usually, I am much clearer on these things.  While mentioning the scribe's work during feast would might shorten Court, sadly, either many would not be present, or our attention would be directed elsewhere - either on conversation or dinner.  In my opinion, giving the scribe the brief attention he or she deserves *in Court* along with the scroll representation is of a dual nature:  it is also a symbolic gesture of patronage from the hand of the Crown that we should become comfortable with (unless the scribe is just not okay with at all - then of course not - I'm thinking of a couple of scribes - myself included in my early days [remember those? - lol] - that you would have to peel out of the corner with a crow bar - and that's perfectly okay).  
I think it should be quick - call up, "done by the hand of Lady Wonderfulscribe", really really quick words, hand off, smile, hug, curtsey bow, off you go.  Not a lot of time involved.  
Our newer scribes may or may not be aware that we have an interesting history in Ansteorra of generating new scribal interest, generating new (i.e. original) scrolls, and maintaining our scribes.  I think it is wonderful that the Kingdom is looking for ways to say "thank you" to its scribes.  

	-----Original Message----- 
	From: Hillary Greenslade [mailto:hillaryrg at yahoo.com] 
	Sent: Wed 12/31/2003 5:15 PM 
	To: Scribes within Ansteorra - SCA, Inc. 
	Subject: Re: [Scriptoris] rewarding scribes

	Prize scroll, which are handmade, when presented during court, the only way the artisan is going
	to be seen, is if they are quick enough to go up to court the same time as the recipient.  This is
	do-able, we just have to get used to it (call up the scribe along with the recipient). Many prize
	scrolls in Ansteorra are displayed during the day for all to see, before the recipient has been
	determined.  The only problem is the prize table area is often not mentioned, so many don't know
	where to look (could post in event handout, announce at morning court, during the day by heralds).
	Handmade scrolls for court nobility or peerage, that is presented some time after the actual award
	elevation, can certainly be presented at feast.  Better yet, it can be on display during the day,
	so all can see it's beauty. This type of scroll is not a surprise as the award has already been
	done, so show it off during the day. 
	Cheers, Hillary
	(We'll make you an ole' pro before you know it!)
	--- Claryce Orfevre <claryce at cox.net> wrote:
	> Ooos and Aahs are nice.  At feast.  Or afterward.  Not in court.  ***Please***!!!!
	> Courts are already considered somewhere between long, and extremely long. And they are likely to
	> be longer with fewer on-calendar events, more has to be done in the official courts. 
	> I like the spotlight as much as the next person (or more so), but not at the expense of taking
	> up yet even more time in court.  
	> Doing the presentation during feast, or any other time with a lot of people around, however, is
	> something else. 
	> My 2 cents
	> Claryce
	> (who's still very new at this scribe thing, but utterly loving it)
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