Provost Prize Thanks
After this weekend's Provost Prize fight, I realize I have more to be
thankful for than I ever thought possible. First I would like to thank all
those who helped in the Prizes. Thank you to Lady Jocelyn for taking on the
role of Preceptor of the EAOD, reinvigorating it, running the Prizes so
smoothly and providing me with the lovely scarf. Thank you to Lord Yoshi and
THL Gerrard, who played Mad Dog Marshals, standing out in the noon day sun.
Thank you to Lord DJ and Lady Dubessa who kept me well armed during my
Prize. Thank you to Lord Gunthar who heralded me in the procession around
the camp and at one point managed to render Baron Brand speechless, a truly
epic feat. Thank you to Baron Hoskuld, Baroness Eyrny, Baron Giovanni, THL
Wilhelm and THL Gareth for being my opponents in the first part of my Prize.
Having such a talented group of gentles arrayed against me is possibly one
of the most frightening yet exhilarating experiences I think I have ever
known. Thank you to all the fencers who played with me during my fifteen
minutes, it seemed like an eternity but it was a really fun eternity. Thank
you to all those who gave me such kind words before, during and after my
Prize, they were deeply appreciated. Finally, I would like to thank my Lady
Wife, THL Asa Gormsdottir, who took such good care of me after the exertions
of the Prize fight, giving me a wondrous foot bath and feeding me a truly
marvellous steak dinner.
I only hope I am worthy of such friendship and kindness. If I have forgotten
anybody in my thanks I offer you my most humble apologies, I was a little
bit fried after the Prize and not all together there.
Yours in Service
Albrecht, Provost and Proctor of the Ealdormere Academy of Defence