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,