That's right, another newbie...
- I'm not sure how many time's I've read that in the reading of the
5000 or so posts. Well I won't tell you I read ALL of them, but I
did scan through them from #1 to current.
I've known of the SCA for many years now. My first introduction was
not the best. I went to a fighter practice, and then to a one day
event, oh, I would guess 6-7 years ago. When I expressed my lack of
interest in Chiv Fighting, well, it was accepted poorly. Now I
wasn't rude about it, I just said it wasn't for me. Apperantly in
this small group, my being 6'6" and, shall we say, well fed, yet
still very mobile?, didn't seem to sit well. Fun was poked, and
while I brushed it off...it still left me with a bad taste in my
Now I've friends who have been long time members of the SCA, but
tapered off activity due to mundane world obligations. Here recently
they have decided to get more active...and have talked me into giving
the SCA another shot.
I've met several active members, and they seem to be much more
accepting of the idea that I am not really interested, at this time,
in donning armor and a ratan sword.
I am interested in making things, camping, and enjoying the company
of good folk. I understand there is alot of this to be had in the
So, as I said, I'm giving it a serious go. I intend to try making
furniture, pottery, horn inmplements, and many others. My interests
lie in tangible products. I imagine there is alot to learn out
there...and alot of people to teach me.
I'm considering a Frisian Persona. But don't have my heart set on
anything Just yet. German is another option...as is Briton. I'm
actually basing my persona on a set of weapons. Mace's and Hammers...
The original idea isn't really all that original, the basis at
least. I've only sketched out the extreme rough story. I saved a
second or third daughter of a count or baron. She and her guard had
been ambushed, her guards put up a good fight, but were overcome
finally. One can only guess they meant to ransom his daughter back,
or worse. I stumbled across this fracas near the end. Taking a mace
or hammer (depending on what persona is chosen), I somehow managed to
overcome the two.
We fled the scene, and spent two days in the wood, before I could get
her back home.
For my efforts I was granted a patent of nobility (albeit very
minor), a mace or hammer, a coat of arms, and a small manor home for
myself and decendants.
While I never truly learned the arts of combat and war, the fine
weapon presented to me is to become my family's legacy. May we never
have to lift another in combat.
It's still very rough, but it's fairly simple, and explains why I
would have a hammer or mace instead of a sword. Mainly because I
personally like them.
I enjoy the research, so it's not a bother, and it gives me something
to do at work *grin*.
So any suggestions, I'm very much open to suggestions on making the
story better, and of course, ideas on which of the era's and
societies would best fit this story.
I'm guessing the later periods that the SCA covers is going to be the
easiest to fit this story. From what I understand, the advent of
heavier armor made the mace and warhammer a much more viable weapon.
So please, input and constructive critisism is welcome.
Jeff (My mundane will have to do for now)