SR - Gang-stewarding events

Dennis Grace sirlyonel at
Sun Mar 21 21:24:07 PST 1999

Salut Cozyns,

Lyonel aisai.

Thank you, Graf Galen for sharing the information on the Tournaments of 
the Nine Worthies.  I have a few questions.  How long ago was the last 
such tournament?  Why was the event run as a gang-venture?  What 
advantage did co-stewards offer over one steward from a single barony?

As I noted previously, I do not doubt that an event *can* be run by 
multiple groups, I just question the wisdom of doing so.  As far as I 
can tell, the only rationale for this requirement is distrust.  Someone 
in the seneschalate has decided we might try to sneak extra local 
(i.e.--non-regional events) events onto the Kingdom calendar under the 
aegis of Regional events, thereby supervening the limit on calendar 

If we have another rationale, I've yet to hear it (but would really like 

As to the idea of using a steward from one area, a gate crew from 
another, and perhaps a marshalling team from yet another--yes, I believe 
this is doable.  Again, I don't see any advantage in it.  So we've done 
it?  What does it prove?  What does it add to the event?  Are we so 
pressed for proof that our regional events are truly regional?

Finally, to all the proud ex-soldiers out there, 

(1) all your "hua!" shouting, chest-pounding, and assorted appeals to 
popular icons will not make the US army a viable model or analogy for a 
regional event, 

(2) the military has--as one sould was honest enough to admit--never 
been known for its fiscal responsibility or financial efficiency, and

(3) the remark about soldiers dying due to *their own* stupidity will no 
doubt be a great comfort to the families of the four soldiers who lost 
their lives when an improperly secured construction crane dropped its 
hook on their passing humvee.  

lo vostre por vos servir
Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace
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