6184Re: [SCA Newcomers] intro
- Sep 1, 2004
> I'm a sort-of newcomer - I just got back from Pennsic, my first eventWelcome back! My hiatus wasn't as long (only 10 years) but one of the
> in 30 years <g>. I'm getting back into SCA because my children (my son
> particularly) is very interested, and some of our best friends are
> very deeply involved. Even though technically we're on the northern
> edge of Cynnabar in the Middle Kingdom (Ann Arbor, Michigan area)
> we'll probably be playing with the newly forming Canton of Weald Lake
> because that's where our friends are.
reasons that I came back was my son -- it's proved to be a very good
"carrot" in terms of Good Grades. :-)
> Now, I understand, there is a great fighting household calledI'm given to understand that we have several cases like that in Meridies.
> Morningstar, and after 30+ years the joke is a bit thin - am I stuck
> with that name or can I change it? And does the award of arms travel
> with that name, or can I still use it as a different personna?
The award belongs to you. You may have to submit documentation that
you're you (I don't know that for a fact, I'm guessing .....), but the
award travels with you.
>Heavens no. All that means was your father was named Rhys -- ap is the
> I used Elen (an archaic Welsh form of Ellen) ap Rhys (the Welsh form
> of my last name, Price) at Pennsic, and was told that just about
> everybody and his brother with a Welsh personna uses ap Rhys as a last
> name, and apparently there are some famous fighters that use ap Rhys.
> Does this mean I can't (or shouldn't) use 'ap Rhys'?
patronymic in Wales. If you register the name, the college of heralds
may change it to "ferch" which I *think* is the Welch "daughter of"
I'm sure someone here will know and correct me if I'm wrong.
> Also - at Pennsic, there was a Newcommer's workshop given on "The WellHave no clue there, but there are lots of good Newcomer Garb sites on
> Dressed Newcomer" by Mistress Arianna Morgan - I wanted to attend,
> but couldn't make it due to other committments. Does anyone know how I
> can reach Mistress Arianna to get the handouts from the workshop?
the web. Do you have a time period of interest or is Elen going to
be the Garbed Time Traveler (tm) like many of us. There's a lady on
one of my groups who's sig like is "I'm a child of the '60s -- 1160, 1260,
> lastly, I've been thinking about approaching an old friend who is aI have no clue there either. there's a Laurel Household in my area that
> Laurel about apprenticing with her. I don't think I have the talent or
> the skills to become a Laurel, but it seems to me that such an
> apprenticeship would give me a structure and something to work on at
> events, since I'm not a fighter. Does this seem like a good idea, or
> are there implications of such an apprenticeship that I don't know
> about that could cause problems?
I'd love to be a part of. On the one hand, I don't feel qualified for
that membership; on the other hand -- what better way to learn!
Jerusha in Meridies
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