Re: Re: archery peers
> Macsen writes....If the so-called "4th Peerage" proponents have a point, I can assure
> >I could as easily note that many SCA peers practice archery yet in almost
> >every case that isn't why they are peers.
> I believe that this is the very point that proponents of a new peerage are
> trying to make.
you it has escaped me. With anyluck, their proposal will die a
quiet death in obscurity.
> (This is not to say that skill at the bow or rapier or whatever should beOf course it is. But it's also an SCA artifact with a special place in
> the ONLY factor. As with knighthood, certainly the need for dedication,
> bearing, chivalry and honor would be a given. As well as a well rounded SCA
> experience. Some heavy fighters have expressed that these warrior arts
> should be included in the Laurel. But I would ask them to ask of
> themselves, is not heavy fighting also a wondrous art? Then, I would ask
SCA "government." In fact, skill with rattan weapons is a perfectly
valid basis for a Laure just like all the other SCA arts and skills.
That includes archery, fencing, coursing, equestrian, and whatever
else is lumped into the redundant "4th Peerage" proposal this week.