Re: [RoyalGuildofDefense] Awards was Cerridwen's notes
1) Alail - I assume you meant Ash Leaf.
2) I have heard the assertion a couple of different places recently
(that all letters of rec need to go through guildmasters). While
this is certainly true for GM/Courtier, on what grounds does the
guild claim control of awarding fighting awards such as the Ash Leaf
(Kingdom Amergious fighting) and Gladius ... (Cynguan rapier award)?
Yes, Else I meant the Ash Leaf. There seems to have been a mishear here; the GM/Courtier *is* the only award under control of the Guild, but as it is the highest achievable award for rapier, I believe it is coercive for it to be in the control of the Guild.
The Ash leaf is the new Kingdom (AoA level) award for *any* martial activity, including but not limited to rapier (I know this one, I helped create it! : ) ). The Gladius is specific to rapier, and given at the will of the Prince of Cynagua.