1035Re: [E_Rapier] Awards !!
- Mar 12, 2009A few comments about award recommendations from Ealdormere's outlying barony...
First off, just because you submitted recommendations to one set of
Royalty you are not done. Most of the time when a new King and Queen
step up no list of already proposed individuals does not get passed
on. They are usually starting from scratch again. So a long history
of recommending someone often means nothing. The best strategy here
is to target the new Prince and Princess after Crown Tournament, each
time. You know it gets on their list then and if for some crazy
reason they do get a list of previously proposed people they may not
even look at it. And if the sitting K&Q discussed awards the P&P then
that name is on both their radars hopefully.
Second, it is funny to hear that the Southern Shires feel lacking in
recognition. You want lag time, come to Skraeling Althing. There is
a marked difference between the amount of time recognition comes to
members out here than in Southern Ealdormere. There are few factors,
of course. One is that often K&Q's have a target length of court and
trim their awards to meet that length, and well we don't see the K&Q
as often up here. Two, is that we are thinly populated so even if the
Canton supports someone , you get maybe 12 to 14 recommendations...
There are others as well that aren't worth detailing, but basically
the Southern Shires don't have it as bad.
Third, well if you are not a "core focus", you are not as noticeable
to the Royalty. If we just look the percentage of authorized armoured
combatants that recieve a Scarlet Banner or a Thorbjorn's Hammer
versus the percentages of Rapier combatants or Archers, it becomes
obvious you are more likely to get a combat award if you are an
armoured combatant. Heck we had a King that gave an award to every
armoured combatant that fought at Pennsic, but not a single rapier
combatant got one... And don't even talk to me about the status of
historical dance in the A&S community...
So some food for thought people...
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