Letter to the Tidings from the Incoming Kingdom Rapier Marshal
- Please find below a copy of the letter I have sent to The Tidings as
incoming Kingdom Rapier Marshal.
Greetings to the Populace of Ealdormere!
As my first piece of business as Kingdom Rapier Marshal, I would like to
give my most heartfelt thanks to Senor Mateo. He is a scholar and a
gentleman and has done an exemplary job in the role of KRM. His efforts in
office have kept rapier in Ealdormere on an even keel and smoothly sailing
in the right direction. I hope he enjoys his well deserved rest, but beware
if you should see the banner of the Crimson Star at the yard of a ship on
the horizon. That ship will be lead by a most able Captain.
As for myself, I hope to live up to the trust placed in me by Senor Mateo,
our Earl Marshal Mistress Aelfwyn, and the rapier community of Ealdormere. I
hope to continue the efforts of past KRMs to promote rapier in our Kingdom
and keep it a growing and vital martial art.
To all Baronial Rapier Marshals, Group Rapier Marshals and Rapier Marshals
of the Field, please make sure you submit your reports on time. I should
have the first one by the time this letter is published in The Tidings.
Also, please bring to my attention any issues that crop up in your area so
that they can be attended to swiftly. If I don't know there is an issue I
cannot help fix it.
If any member of the populace has any question about any aspect of rapier in
Ealdormere or historically, please feel free to write to me or seek me out
at an event. I will answer your question to the best of my ability and if I
can't get you a full answer, I will find someone who can.
Yours in Service
THL Albrecht Stampfer, OTH, OCK