[SCA-AE] Event Conflict
siraengus at zoominternet.net
Wed Jan 28 14:40:34 EST 2009
As one who competes to serve the Kingdom by sitting the throne, I agree with Count Duncan. In my mind Coronation is akin to the day you are elevated to a peerage. While the actual Patent of Arms is awarded after TRM's step down, Coronation day is the realization of years of training and effort. While Coronation is only the beginning of the actual work of the reign, it is the formalization of a road that TRM's started years ago. As such, it seems only right and proper in my mind to allow TRM's Their 'moment in the sun' to celebrate the achievement of a goal and the beginning of an adventurous road ahead.
In my experience, AEthelmearc is blessed in that our Royalty have always tried to accommodate the wishes of those They place on vigil. Why should we as a populace not return the same kindness to our Royals in allowing them to choose Their Coronation event site? I see no harm or wrong in continuing the current practice.
> I have heard the arguments in favorb of giving the incoming
> Royalty veto power over date, location, etc., and while I "get
> it," I still cannot agree.
> The problems that I have deal primarily with the difficulty local
> groups have in planning events. Coronation is set for a
> preferred weekend. However, that generally has been taken to
> mean, this weekend or the one before or the one following, or, in
> unusual circumstances, a weekend around that weekend (maybe two
> weeks before?) We have seen local groups asked time and again to
> shift their schedules to benefit the incoming royalty's "needs."
> As a prospective autocrat, I won't try to schedule an event in
> September for just that reason.
> So, I wiould ask, given all the reasons that Her Majesty, His
> Exellency, and good Master Michael have raised, how do we solve
> the problem of "Coronation creep" or "Crown creep" or "Twelfth
> Night creep"? Add them up and you get anywhere from 5 to ten or
> twelve weekends that local groups do well to avoid, unless
> they're willing to run the risk of the phonbe call that throws
> their plans into a cocked hat.
> Again, my two cents.....
> ---- Duncan von Halstern <duncanvh at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > >While I realize how special a Coronation is to the incoming
> royalty and how emotional this decision can become, I would
> politely >suggest that a Coronation is NOT a wedding. It is a
> public ceremony intended to show the continuation of the Crown &
> Kingdom. >Is such, it belongs on the public roster & should move
> around the Kingdom, as in the rotation.
> > As Her Majesty said, No coronation is not a wedding. But anyone
> involved in one can say it’s a close second. For some it is the
> culmination of a person 's SCA career and something they may
> never have the opportunity to do again. When you are Royalty you
> spend eleven months attending events not just for yourself but
> for the people. The travel is part of the job and a duty that
> brings its own rewards. At the time of our Coronation Countess
> Ilish was 8 1/2 month pregnant. I'm very glad we had the ability
> to choose our site.
> > It does not seem like much to ask to have one event, the event
> you become the King and Queen of Aethelmearc to be in a place of
> your choosing with all the other events that are chosen for you.
> > Count Duncan
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