9611Re: [EKSouth] Changes to the Amror Standards
- May 3, 2010
> First, you like all citizen's of the East absolutely have the right toThe East being what it is, I find it simpler and safer to confine my
> comment on martial activities in the East. As you pointed out it does
> impact those attending the event in addition to those fighting.
opinions to the general. That being, is it improper for the SEM to make such
> Also, do you believe that the ends justify the means? The reason I ask isAgain, it seems to me that the martial sports community has made its own
> that you don't seem to have a problem that the Marshal's Office is able to
> create a dress code that has nothing to do with safety in the lists.
standards in the past in terms of appropriate dress in the field. That being
so, for the technical head of the martial sports community to interpret the
rules of the list along with the reasonable attempt standard for the
maritial sports community does not make me disturbed as such.
Do I approve of the new rules? I make a point of not caring about such
things. I simply don't dispute that the the SEM has the right to hand down a
policy. Is the policy restrictive? I don't know, not being a fighter.
> Will you be as comfortable with a ruling from a Society Officer about dressI don't know, not being involved in many activities that have society-level
> codes for Court, in order to receive a scroll, or to receive an award in
> order to make Court more aesthetically pleasing as some want in the lists?
supervision. Should, say, the Minister of Arts & Sciences or Laurel Queen of
arms make a ruling involving minimal proper appearance for teaching or for
heralding court, I would hope my commentary would be on the practicality of
the rules/policy rather than whether they should be allowed to be made.
> Whether you support or oppose this policy, shouldn't a decision like thisRespected Master Lawrence, unlike you, I don't feel that the Royalty (and
> have been made by the Royalty in curia instead of the SEM?
their curial advisory) are inherently more worthy to hand down policy than
the Society Officer for the area of activity concerned. This may have
something to do with hanging around with the wrong sort of out-Kingdom
heralds, or it may simply have to do with my Polish heritage, where Royalist
means something rather different than it does here in the East. It seems to
me that the Royalty are just as likely to make a decision (with or without
objection from the Curia, since the Curia is after all an ADVISORY body as I
understand it) that is ill-considered and perhaps incompatible with the
culture of the East as a Society Officer is to do so.
-- Metressa Jadwiga
known in the SCA as Jadwiga Zajaczkowa
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