Greetings!On Labor Day Weekend (2010), at the Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense, fencers will be asked to elect a new bearer of Thorbjorn’s Favor. The current bearer is Warder Kai Tseng.
Thorbjorn’s Favor is a traveling honor, created in remembrance of Master Thorbjorn the Greysides, awarded once a year to an attendee of the Middle Kingdom Academy of Defense in the Shire of Ravenslake on Labor Day Weekend. Citizens of the Middle Kingdom and of the kingdoms of Northshield, Ealdormere and Calontir are eligible. Those gentles who have already borne the favor (see list below) are not eligible to bear it again. The bearer is chosen each year by a vote of those fencers in attendance; each authorized fencer will be eligible to vote for one person who best personifies Rapier in the Middle Kingdom. Tie votes are decided by the previous bearer. The new bearer is asked to wear the favor for one year, to bring it back to the next MKAOD, and to have his or her name embroidered on the favor before passing it on to the next bearer.
BEARER’S OF THORBJORN’S FAVOR:
1) Master John Inchingham
2) Master Fritz Bare
3) Sir Guillaume LaFort
4) Baron Adam Comyn
5) Master Alexander de Seton
6) Master Christian de Fournier
7) Don Mateo Montero de Madrid
8) Warder Gallien le Cavalier de L’lle
9) Master Philippe de Leon
10) Mistress Moira MacGillavrey
11) Warder Anton du Marais
12) Baron Terrance of Tynedale
13) Warder Kai TsengIs mise le meas,Alexander (Bearer #5)