Re: Speaking Forsoothly
- And that is a wonderful point... our awards/recognitions are
NOT "door prizes" or merit badges... and age has little to do
with one's participation. When my daughter received her AOA
at age 17 she had been in the SCA 17 years. I started playing
in 1973 and she was born in 1975.
My son, born in 1977, was heavy hitting by the time he was 10.
There was no youth program in those days... and nothing to stop
the men of my household from teaching him privately in our own
backyard. He also played LARP. By the time he turned 18, he
was 6'5 and had been heavy hitting for 8 years. Heck, he was over
6 feet by age 12.
Most people have no idea by just looking at someone what their
background and experience is. Sometimes, if anyone wonders about
someone else's award, they might just need to just trust their
Crown's judgement the person "earned" what they have received.
>AOAs. It was sort of disconcerting at first, until I got used to the
> Mm, I know in Trimaris that there are a handful of 'kids' with
idea, and started hanging around enough of them to realize that it
wasn't a door prize.
>16, and even then I only know one person who does ( He's 17 ). Then
> On the other hand, knights at under 18 doesn't seem nearly as
> likely, since you're not allowed to fight heavy here until you're
> again, it's sort of hard to tell when they're in armour. I do knowa cadet who is 16/17, but he'd been doing fencing for years before
he got involved in the SCA.
>attention to. I know a few peers who have suggested that they won't
> ::shrug:: One of the great things about SCA is that, save for
> paperwork and legal issues, age isn't really paid that much
take squires/apprentices/proteges under 18, esp. SCA orphans because
the logistics can be way too difficult to work out. They will take
them as a student ( one peer I knew had a certain title for his
almost- apprentices, and I know knights who take pages instead of
squires ) though.
> - Hawke
- In a message dated 12/9/2003 10:16:59 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<<The question is, what's the 'right' way to basically go over to them
and say ' you guys rock'.>>
"My lords, you have served me right well with your chivalry and courtesy. I
am most impressed."
That would work nicely.
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
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