[Scriptoris] rewarding scribes
elenek1 at msn.com
Thu Jan 1 10:19:21 PST 2004
Back more than just a few years ago when I first began doing scribal stuff I
remember the crown showing the scroll to the populace and reading the name
of the scribe off the back as it was being given out.
>From: "Crystal Lamb" <clamb at Advocacyinc.org>
>Reply-To: "Scribes within Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <scriptoris at ansteorra.org>
>To: "Scribes within Ansteorra - SCA, Inc." <scriptoris at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: RE: [Scriptoris] rewarding scribes
>Date: Thu, 1 Jan 2004 12:11:18 -0600
>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
> -----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.
> > 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
> > 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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