SR - answer--SR Warlord

Jan Van Zandt mysticmarks at
Wed Mar 17 17:40:09 PST 1999

Lord Charles,

I think you "misconscrewed" the whole point of DSD's message.

HLady Jan

>From: ldcharls at
>Reply-To: southern at Ansteorra.ORG
>To: southern at Ansteorra.ORG
>Subject: Re: SR - answer--SR Warlord
>Date: Wed, 17 Mar 1999 16:38:24 +0000
>D. R. Hoffpauir wrote:
>> First, I am Southern Regional Warlord.  Nothing gets planned without 
me.  Sorry
>> to be so blunt and haughty but at my back stands the Crown. 
>  Excellency, may I point out that, while His Majesty has confirmed you
>as the Regional Warlord, nothing gets DONE without the support of the
>Region as a whole. Sorry to be equally blunt, but a leader who doesn't
>work with his people leads none.
>  I'm not suggesting that the populace should ignore you, but neither
>should you ignore us. Let's work together on this. There has been ample
>opportunity for you to get into this discussion before this, and with
>much less ire and indignation.
>> Second, this year's 'SR Warlord' competition, selection, whatever 
you'd like to
>> call it was held one month ago at Kingdom War Practice.  
>  And just how much notice was there that this would occur before the
>fact? I've been getting the Black Star for years, and didn't see it. I
>would suppose that many others in the Region didn't see it as well, or
>had other commitments long before the announcement, which would explain
>the lackluster turnout.
>> Third, for as long as I hold the position it will be called 
'Warlord.'  Why?
>> Because it serves an organizational purpose within the fighting 
structure of
>> 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.   
>  And you will enforce this whim on the Region, even if a majority of
>our populace would prefer something else? The point of the discussion 
>hand is to decide whether we wish to meekly follow everyone else, or
>develop our own ideas and maybe find a better way to do things. Here in
>Bryn Gwlad, we've been striving hard to do away with 'autocrat' and 
>derivatives, replacing them with more period titles that have the same
>duties, such as 'steward'. Would you then argue that we should go back
>to using the old, non-period titles just because some other group in 
>SCA still uses them?
>> Fourth,  there is a fundamental problem with the timing for selection 
of the
>> Regional Warlord.  
>  Now THAT I can agree with. Our Regional war-leader, whatever we 
>to call him/her, should have time to build up our forces and plan
>strategies for the next years War. I think April or May would provide
>the best time to select a war leader and give time for him to work.
>> Post, lastly.  I got cheated out of War and I'm pissed.  Giving my 
successor a
>> unified region that is ready to fight, and prepared to do so, is now 
my goal.  
>  Excellency, do you think you're the only one here who's upset about
>the events at the War? I am also angry about the situation, as are many
>others, I'm sure. Let us not take out our frustrations on each other,
>that will avail us naught.
>  Let us instead turn our anger to action, our frustration to
>resolution. Let's come up with something we can all get behind, rather
>than get hung up on the decrees and demands of a few. Then the troops
>and artisans of our Region can show Trimaris the might of an entire,
>unified Region of Ansteorra.
>> David St. David, Baron Raven's Fort
>Ld Charles Mackinnon
>Bryn Gwlad
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