I think it's been said on multiple other postings, including just very
recently by our Lord Mayor, that the principality idea, while interesting ,
is a longshot at best. That both the BOD and I'm sure more than likely the
rest of our Kingdom would be very against the idea of our becoming a
principality. Particularly if we do not intend to go the full course and
forming our own kingdom, which I feel everyone here agrees would very be a
bad idea. Instead of spending valuable time and energy on something that
from what I've read is all but assured to NOT happen or be allowed by the
BOD, let's spend that time and energy on something that does have a strong
chance of becoming a reality. That being a Barony.
As for the comments on politics and whatnot. We are all adults or at
least are at the legal age of being one. The only politics in this game we
play are those we bring into it, and if some find political manuevering more
enjoyable than getting along then it's on them and not the rest of us. This
should not be held as a "con" of there being a barony because these kinds of
people will always find something to complain about or try to control or
pretty much be kill joys.
I have heard from multiple people that they fealt it would be nice if more
people from Ayreton received recognition, at least at the kingdom level.
Here is a way to achieve that. To have someone champion the merits of those
in this area and highlight our achievements.
If we go the shell barony route in my eyes the vast majority of the
populace wins and gets what they want. More unity, kingdom level awards for
those who I'm sure long ago earned them, someone who at the end of the day
can cut through any political red tape and end squables, and canton autonomy
on most things. Also, as Ian has pointed out the various groups have
already done multiple things together and we all play nice.