Re: [SCA Newcomers] A couple of questions...
- In answer to the question about an escort, a lady isn't *required*
to have an escort. No one is going to stop you from walking around on
That said, if being escorted is what you're worried about, don't
worry. If you feel like you need an escort, someone will probably
volunteer, or you can just ask a handsome young man to escort you For
example, you're trying to get back to your camp in the dark, and
either want an escort just for safety [ which doesn't seem to be much
of an issue at most events, but there's a lot to be said for peace of
mind ], or because you're lost, or you're feeling a little tipsy or
whatever. I usually end up at events by myself, and everytime I try
to walk somewhere in the dark *someone* will usually escort me where
I'm going. If all else fails, just speak up; something along the
lines of "Would one of you gentleman be so kind as to escort a lady
back to her camp?" should get them hopping! =D
On the note of dogs, when in doubt call the autocrat. He/She will
be able to tell you whether animals are allowed, requirements, ect.
- Having read all the previous replies to this question, I thought I'd
put in my two cents worth as well. All of the advice is good as far
as bringing your animal to an event. In fact, there are some groups
(mainly in the eastern kingdoms) where some events are planned around
a "coursing of the hounds" activity...sort of an ancestor of modern-
day dog-racing. That suggests that the participants have dogs of
breeds suitable for that kind of thing.
With regard to the escort question, it's more of a tradition than a
requirement, and then too it's directed more toward the gentlemen
than the ladies. However, like one person said, if you feel more
comfortable with an escort, by all means speak up...you will probably
have several to choose from.
One other note on dogs: I don't know of too many people who would
care to argue with an English Mastiff :-)
--- In email@example.com, "kateryncorbett"
> Does anyone bring their dogs to events?
> I have heard that a lady does not walk out alone, but must have an
> escort? Would a dog be an escort?
- "One other note on dogs: I don't know of too many people who would
> care to argue with an English Mastiff :-)"Full grown probably not, but she's just a baby 20lbs so far - 130lbs
Check out the site, pictures up of her:
Thanks for your $.02