Fwd: Golden Lance Treaty/Proposal
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From: Staffan Arffuidsson <arffuidson@...>
To: Viscountess Gwendwyn the Silent <bulotki@...>
Sent: Tue, 01 Nov 2005 20:07:59 -0000
Subject: Re: Golden Lance Treaty/Proposal
Greetings, I have to agree with both of these posts. There are a couple of comments that I would like to make on the subject. First, a little background about myself; this is my third kingdom. My first was the East, its highest rapier award is the Order of Golden Rapier (OGR) - Award of Arms; second was the Outlands (DWS), which was the second kingdom to participate in the White Scarf Treaty - Grant of Arms (eventually); and, finally, here in the West, with it's own Courtier to the Crown of the West - Grant of Arms. As with the White Scarf Treaty, there would be several who would see any Knowne World Wide Grant of Arms as an attempt to get a Peerage through the "Back Door". I have seen this response with what has been called the Sport Peerage (It would cover Equestrian, Rapier, and Archery). This always gets the knee-jerk reaction of "NOT IN MY SCA!" from many a person. I also agree with Else about petitioning the crown for a GoA for Equestrian based activities. Take the time before hand to figure out what would be appropriate for the community, as well as the West Kingdom in general, then approach Their Majesties. Also, have the names of a few members that you feel best represent the anticipated GoA available for the Crown to think about. If what I have been told is true, that is pretty much how they went about deciding the first rapier GoAs in our kingdom. I will not say don't have the West sign the Golden Lance Treaty, just be as thorough as possible on figuring out if there are any problems with possible perspectives and the application of the Treaty here in the West. One of the things that I like about the Western rapier GoA is it requires more than "Given for extraordinary skill in the art of fence " (Outlands DWS), it requires us to be better people than just a 'hot poker' who knows when to show up to fight and, possiblly, teach. Finally, even though I still have not been very active in the equestrian community, I will gladly offer what services I can to promote horse-based activities here in the West. In Service, Staffan P.S. If you would like to know which kingdoms signed the White Scarf Treaty, and which did (or will) not, or any thing rapier based that might help in any way; please feel free to e-mail me privately. --- In WestKingdomEQ@yahoogroups.com, "Viscountess Gwendwyn the Silent" <bulotki@n...> wrote: Dear Else, While I'm not Staffan, I do wholeheartedly agree with your assessment! Very well put. Excellent suggestions as well. I would also urge those of you that notice your fellow riders exhibit mounted skill-at-arms, leadership, service and creativity to write to the Crown and Coronet with your recommendations. Yours in Service, Gwendwyn, Deputy KEO
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