SR - answer--SR Warlord
Jan Van Zandt
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Wed Mar 17 17:14:43 PST 1999
Vivat for For DSD, Southern Regional Warlord.
Thank you David for clarifying several issues in one fell swoop.
Please know that you have continued support of the warriors of Ffynnon
>For Ld Tomonaga and anyone else out there who is confused about SR
>is your answer.....
>Back when this thread was mulling in its 'regional champions' vein I
>problem with it (emphasis on 's') nor had I any reason to respond.
It's a great
>idea. One big event sponsored by the region to select worthy champions
>promote a united front. It's about time. The Northern Region been
doing so for
>years. They are exemplar in unity and actually have an event which
>just that, i.e. 'The Northern Regional Tribute'. They are miles ahead
>but, in defense, we've only been a 'region' for few years.
>The thread has, however, begun to evolve into a area that will end in
>embarrassment for some fine folks and the Region if it continues
>guidance. Such is my place to do so. The other SR championships are
>concern here. This is about Southern Regional Warlord. My response
>numerous postings to the SR list. It's important that the region and
>of this list hear it from me.
>First, I am Southern Regional Warlord. Nothing gets planned without
>to be so blunt and haughty but at my back stands the Crown. I've had
>appointment for a month. Any plans made without my involvement
>ability to organize and make something useful of the position and also
>diminishes the authority of a decision made by the standing Crown. That
>one makes me angry. I was appointed the task by HRM Sir Gunthar and I
>solemn promise to him to lead and to organize to the best of my
ability. In my
>eyes, I'm not the best person for such an honor, but a wise servant
>questions a King.
>Second, this year's 'SR Warlord' competition, selection, whatever you'd
>call it was held one month ago at Kingdom War Practice. The
>announced in the Black Star and was open to any from the region who
wished to be
>involved. It was promoted and organized by the standing SR Warlord,
>Timo. Turn out for the event was dismal. Candidates who wished to be
>considered for Warlord amounted to about 1/2 of a line-ruled notebook
>for one, saw the position far above my ability, but, thanks to Timo
>page in my face and saying, 'Here, sign this,' ....well, you get the
>My point is, by default, the standing Warlord is responsible for the
>selecting a new Warlord.
>Third, for as long as I hold the position it will be called 'Warlord.'
>Because it serves an organizational purpose within the fighting
>this Kingdom. Every other region refers to their battle leader as
>Our Kingdom battle leader is called 'Warlord' and it is the title to
which I was
>appointed. Any change or deviation will promote unneeded confusion
both on and
>off the battlefield. Confusion loses wars. That's why we address all
>as 'Captain' and all Seamen as 'Seaman.' Same goes for 'Your Majesty',
>Grace' or 'M'lord.' You don't believe me? Just imagine you speak an
>dialect of Lowlands French. Your side outnumbers the other 4-1. Your
>confidence in victory is assured. Their side is commanded by youthful
>mere Prince, yours by a battle wise King. You are on a hill near
>Fourth, there is a fundamental problem with the timing for selection
>Regional Warlord. I can't speak for anyone previous to Ld. Timo, but
>of us we've been handed the task almost immediately prior to Gulf War.
>as well elect a dead horse. One change I hope to ensure is for the
>be made within 3 months AFTER Gulf War. Should there be the need, this
>some organization time prior to Pennsic but more importantly it allows
>nine months of planning and organizing FOR Gulf War. I'm lucky, my
>Gulf War this year had been in the works for a year. As a result
>(with much thanks to Kief's squires, Duke Padruig, Confed, and Ffynnon
>35 fighters fighting under our banner and ready for the field. During
>meeting last Wednesday night the estimated total strength for region
>Southern Region was a formidable left flank, but our 35 fighters didn't
>appear out of loyalty in the three weeks I had as SR Warlord to prepare
>War. Leaders need time to plan, organize, and prepare (and negotiate
>mercenaries). With your support, a blessing from the Crown, and
>planning on our part, we can incorporate a change that will put some
time in the
>hands of the Warlord.
>Lastly, I don't object to an 'official' event to select a regional
>In fact, I welcome all the help and suggestions out there and welcome
>Raven's Fort (should that be the decided meeting place) to discuss the
>intent is to promote the region's intent and the will of it's people,
>it. I also intend to solidify what 'Warlord' is about and I can't do
that on my
>Post, lastly. I got cheated out of War and I'm pissed. Giving my
>unified region that is ready to fight, and prepared to do so, is now my
>will sway this Region with word, with deed, or action. Don't believe
>plan on doubling Raven's Fort's numbers for next year. What's you're
>gonna do about it? Get on board or get out of my way. I'm ready to
>David St. David, Baron Raven's Fort
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