Re: SCA armorers, meetings
- Noted and understood.
--- In email@example.com, Stefan li Rous <stefanlirous@...> wrote:
> "mcdougallmax" lord-blood-sword@... replied to me with:
> <<< Noted on the email address. Unfortunately I've been using it
> everywhere for the past two years (it was originally for an online RPG
> group) so it would be hard to change. >>>
> when I commented that
> <<< PS: Noting your email address. Don't use titles like "Lord",
> > "Sir", in the SCA unless you have earned them. You can however,
> > address anyone as my lord or my lady. This is the title to use if you
> > are unsure or don't know someone's actual rank.>>>
> And I wouldn't bother about changing an email address. There are a
> number of folks still using email addresses like "lordgeorge" when
> they now have a peerage.
> It was more a simple reminder not to go into a meeting and claim that
> you were "Sir George the Mighty" and find yourself challenged to prove
> it to guy wearing the white belt. Probably not a good way to start off
> your SCA career.
> By the way, a plain, white belt is usually the sign of someone that
> has been knighted in the SCA, for expertise on the armored fighting
> field, so if you claim to be one, you better be able to back it up.
> Titles often confuse new folks, and old folks, too. But worse, they
> often intimidate new folks. If you don't know someone's rank, using
> the simple title of "my lord"/"my lady" should be sufficient. Using
> the proper title is a nice thing to do, if you know it, but if someone
> seems to get too bent out of shape over you not using the proper one,
> then they probably didn't deserve the title in the first place. A key
> component of our Society is chivalry/politeness/honor.
> Your SCA persona name can't include a title. Those are only earned.
> For some more on choosing a name:
> Choose-a-Name-art (12K) 10/ 3/09 "Choosing a Society Name: Hints for
> by Dietmar Reinhart von
> Straubing and
> Malachias von Morgenstern.
> names-FAQ (14K) 5/ 8/96 Choosing and registering names in
> the SCA.
> How do you earn a title? It differs for each title, but they are
> awarded by the Royalty of a kingdom.
> Earng-Your-AoA-art (6K) 4/18/02 "Earning your AoA in the SCA" by Lady
> Meliora Leuedai de Ardescote.
> THLord Stefan li Rous Barony of Bryn Gwlad Kingdom of Ansteorra
> Mark S. Harris Austin, Texas StefanliRous@...
> **** See Stefan's Florilegium files at: http://www.florilegium.org ****
- For the convenience of folks looking for armorers and armor reference, I actually built a website with links to SCA armorers and many books on the subject...
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