SR - Arrow vote rationalization
Michael A Scofield
ivarcat at juno.com
Wed Mar 17 17:48:42 PST 1999
You are my hero!!!!
On Wed, 17 Mar 1999 09:27:44 PST "Dennis Grace" <sirlyonel at hotmail.com>
>In response to my question, Gilli says:
>>The why is very simple. The early responses to my postings ran along
>>lines of; and these are direct quotes copied off some of the
>>"WITHOUT your arrows and assistance.", "people do take care of
>>and don't rely on others.", "combat archery forces can function
>>My thought was this, " If they don't need or want them, then I don't
>In which case, you obviously misread those responses. They weren't
>saying, "We don't want or need your input." They weren't saying, "We
>don't appreciate your input." They weren't saying, "We'd rather get
>along without you."
>They *were* saying, "We *can* get along without you." They were
>"If you have so little respect for us, you don't have to involve
>yourself with us." They were also saying, "If you feel overtaxed by
>burden you've elected to bear, put it down. No one will fault you for
>Those people were angry and insulted. Your letter explicitly claimed
>that we would have gotten our butts kicked at Gulf because we had too
>few arrows, because no one (except for yourself, you were careful to
>note) puts in the time and effort to make arrows.
>Well, cozyn, you were mistaken. We had an adequate force, superior
>strategy, approximately equal numbers on seige weaponry *and* archery
>supplies, and the indomitable spirit of Ansteorra on our side.
>was not an option. Victory was ours. Trimaris we could defeat. The
>weather, unfortunately, proved a much tougher opponent.
>I understand the anger of those who lashed out at you. Not only did
>they have a year's worth of hopes dashed by inclement weather; not
>did they suffer the wet and the cold and the mess; they came home and
>had to suffer your ugly comments, peppered as always with bits of
>How would you feel, having suffered that transmission failure that
>you from attending the war, if one of our fighters said, "It's just as
>well you didn't go, Gilli. You don't fight, so you're a worthless
>of flesh anyway"? Such hurtful comments serve no one, cozyn.
>You have to get it through your skull, cozyn, that many serve the
>kingdom who have neither the time nor the inclination to make arrows
>insignia. Your comments on these subjects do not motivate, they
>To avoid any miscommunication here, allow me to again express my
>gratitude for the arrows Gilli and company supplied to Gulf Wars last
>year and this year. I'm sure the arrows would have accounted for many
>deaths. Many thanks also to Talon and the crew who helped him finish
>many arrows at Gulf this year. Next year our archers will darken the
>lo vostre por vos servir
>Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
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