I have been giving Master Christian s words some thought before I replied. My intention was not to give any undo appearance, pandering or otherwise. IMessage 1 of 14 , Mar 3, 2008View SourceI have been giving Master Christian's words some thought before I replied. My intention was not to give any undo appearance, pandering or otherwise. I believed it is a good way to showcase the artisians of our group and to actually START the tradition of giving gifts for every coronation. I believe the scroll case are a fantastic idea and will be putting some time in helping with that project but I see no reason for that to be the only thing we do, gift wise.Anything we do as a group from here on out can be considered starting a tradition. I just think this to be a good one to start. :)Henry
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From: Christian Fournier <cf@...>
Hi, all-- I just wanted to weigh in with my thoughts, as well.
I was a little hesitant, at first, with the idea of lavishing gifts
upon Lutr and Tessa from the proto-incipient Barony, only because (so
far as I know), neither the local groups nor Ayreton have a tradition
of personal Coronation gifts to the Crown, and I'd hate for there to
be even the appearance of pandering to the Crown.
That said, I'm all in favor of starting that tradition of Coronation
gifts, and I think that scroll cases are an excellent idea (in part
because we DO have a history of giving lots and lots of scroll cases
to the Crown). I'd also love to see us start offering other things
that the Crown can use (especially in the war effort, but you know,
that's sort of a thing for me...) like the children's activities bags
that Her Highness suggests on Their website, or favors that Their
Highnesses can give to Their allies at Pennsic.
I also think it's great that Ettiene is doing coins for them--
congratulations on getting that commission-- and I think that he (and
any individual who helps him) should have all the credit for that.
So, to sum up what I'm saying here, I think it's great for
individuals to give gifts to their Crown, and I'm in no way telling
any individual that they shouldn't. I'd love to see us as a group
give gifts to the Kingdom, but at this particular moment, I'm
hesitant to see us as a group give gifts to Lutr and Tessa, only
because I want to avoid any appearance that we're trying to "buy
Thanks for listening,
Greetings all!! I ve been watching this thread, and thought I d throw my two cents worth in... :-) having had some experience in the matter underMessage 1 of 14 , Mar 3, 2008View SourceGreetings all!!I've been watching this thread, and thought I'd throw my two cents worth in... :-) having had some experience in the matter under discussion....Lots of groups make presentations and give gifts during a reign. As do some individuals.It honestly isn't seen as trying to buy favor.... now if someone were to come up and hand over car keys, it might be a different thing.....Some things that are always appreciated and in short supply are scroll blanks and other such items....scroll cases being another good example. You might check with TRHs Chamberlain once they become TRMs and see what award medallions they are short on at that time (there is a box of tokens and medallions that transfer reign to reign - some are well stocked, some not so much). I can tell you now that things that can be given with AoA's especially are always in short supply - such as circlets or rings....Things that can be handed out to children are always useful as well.The mead idea is a very good one, especially as they will have need to stock a few mead halls at events. Gifts to be given at Pennsic would, I'm certain, be appreciated.Just today I spent nearly $200 on gifts to give at Gulf Wars, and that is just to add to the major items we commissioned......and we are going as *visiting* Royals, not as a host.And these are not reimbursable expenses.....just part of the package of being Royalty.The new tradition is to do a gift exchange with only one other Kingdom, and I believe that we and the East exchange, then the Allies get matched up, but even so, when you are trying to attract Allies, it is always good to be able to have gifts to present over the course of the 'courtship' period. :-)Gift cards for gas are great, as well as for Starbucks or fast food places that are common across the Kingdom.I hope some of these suggestions have helped!!Everyone take care, and I hope to see some of you at Gulf Wars!!Aislinn
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Sorry I didn t reply sooner. The backache that started right before Stone Dog became a BACKACHE, and my doc put me on muscle relaxers...I was very mellow, butMessage 1 of 14 , Mar 5, 2008View SourceSorry I didn't reply sooner. The backache that started right before Stone Dog became a BACKACHE, and my doc put me on muscle relaxers...I was very mellow, but sitting upright was not on the agenda.
This ties in nicely with a lengthy conversation I had with Her Highness at Stone Dog. She is currently working on a "device" for her to give out as tokens of appreciation at War. She and I talked specifically of the Midrealm Youth Tourney, but as we talked I got the impression that if she has more, she'll use them for others, as well. With that in mind, now that I'm almost to a point of thinking again (yea, yea, go ahead and make your sarcastic/comic comments now), I will email her about this. She was thinking of some sort of Viking badge like thing, and the idea was still taking shape. However, if I can get from her what she wants, I will post to any and all.
To give you an idea....the Youth tourney at Pennsic is usually attended by approximately 90-100 fighters in the 4 categories (the three boffer age groups and the youth armored group). So, this could potentially be a massive project that would eventually incorporate way more than just people in Ayreton. However, it might be a nice start.
And, here's another idea. We could say it was from the 6 local groups that currently make up Ayreton if people are uncomfortable with the proto-incipent Barony part of it.
Just a thought (I hope it made sense, I haven't taken any of the drugs since last night, but I still find myself somewhat groggy).
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Just a bump as a reminder of this. I will be at the upcoming AAA day on April 12th. In Service, Henry of Exeter ... give ... folks ... well as ... If ...Message 1 of 14 , Apr 3, 2008View SourceJust a 'bump' as a reminder of this. I will be at the upcoming AAA
day on April 12th.
Henry of Exeter
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> I think it would be great for our proto incipient barony to
> gifts for coronation and as such I will be collecting anythingfolks
> want to donate. I will be at the Ayreton event (of course) aswell as
> most all of the Ayreton fighter practices (Sunday's at Ida Noyes).If
> you have something you want to donate and cannot make any of theseyou.
> places, let me know and I will make arrangements to pick up from
> If you are not sure what is appropriate for gifts, please
> thier Highnesses pages (accessed from the Midrealm site). If youstill
> have some questions, please feel free to contact me off list atto go
> Scribesquire (at) comcast (dot) net.
> We can give the gifts during coronation court so be prepared
> up as a group if you are going to be there (April 26 in LexingtonKy).
> In Service,
> Henry of Exeter