[SCA-AE] crown tourney requirements
calvertdegrey at msn.com
Thu Apr 5 15:34:29 EDT 2007
>There is no need to remove XI-300 from the Laws; I doubt very much Their
>Highnesses were truly attempting to *ban* anyone from using the Aethelmearc
>badge at Crown (perhaps more an unfortunate choice of words on Their part).
> I believe the intent of the requirement for THIS Crown (and it is so far
>for THIS Crown Tournament only) is to request that all fighters have some
>personal arms to display. I think requesting to change AE Law simply
>because of this instance is overkill.
Then that needed to be clarified and perhaps it shall be in the near future.
>If you wish to make a written request to the Board to have the wording of
>this particular part of Corpora changed, then that is certainly within your
>right to do so.
There is a much more elegant solution to this issue and one that is far more
preferable. One that does not involve letters and phone calls to the BOD or
the Society Seneschal, something that is always to be avoided whenever
possible. One that does not involve changes to Corpora or Kingdom law. And
one that does not involve changing HRH's qualifications for the entrants to
this Crown Tournament:
Waive or reimburse the Æthelmearc CoA's share of the heraldic submission
fees for Crown entrants.
Do that, and all of the negative issues that this requirement brings up
disappear. We get the heraldic pomp and splendor of the Crown entrants that
HRH and so many others want to see without the compulsory financial issues
which were the cause the problems in the first place. We don't need to be
writing or calling the BOD for a clarification to Corpora. We don't need to
be tinkering with Kingdom law. Hell, we can even have a fundraiser to pay
for the Laurel office's share, allowing the submissions to be entirely
gratis to the entrants. We are an exceptionally generous kingdom as has been
demonstrated time and time again. I saw it first hand watching fighters and
fencers drop tens and twenties into the jar for THL Caitlin's cancer
fundraiser at Ice Dragon. We can do this on our own. We should do this on
The support for having legally submitted arms for our Crown entrants has
been indeed overwhelming and understandably so. The pageantry of such an
event is part of what makes us the society that we are and that pageantry
should indeed be encouraged. The entrants do much for us simply by preparing
themselves to assume the awesome responsibilities of wearing the Crown and
even more so should they gain it. Waiving or reimbursing the submission fees
is the very least that we as a kingdom can do for them.
Rich Goranson (Lord Stephan Calvert deGrey)
Amherst, NY, USA (Barony of the Rhydderich Hael, Æthelmearc)
More information about the Sca-aethelmearc