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  • Dayle Harding
    Mar 5, 2008
      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, 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).


      ----- Original Message ----
      From: Christian Fournier <cf@...>
      To: Ayreton@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Sunday, March 2, 2008 8:02:10 AM
      Subject: Re: [Ayreton] Coronation gifts

      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
      their favor".

      Thanks for listening,

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