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Thoughts of the Lady in the Tower

2004-05-04 - 8:33 a.m.

Use of Baronial Arms

My diary reading circle is typically larger after a huge kingdom event; I like to hear about stuff that maybe I missed, get a different perspective on stuff, yadda yadda.

But now I'm just annoyed.

Why are people STILL "twitching" over Jonathas and Amalia's (among others) use of the baronial arms? And why does it seem to be mostly peers who should know better?

The King was consulted and said yes. He pointedly encouraged Jonathas (as a landed baron, that's how the invitation was worded) to fight. When Jonathas asked the King about the use of baronial arms and regalia, he was told that he was entitled to those arms and to use them. Really, does anything else matter?

Medievally, the Baron equals the Barony. If you try to get into your persona's mind, it's Perfectly appropriate for him to use the arms he's entitled to.

The only reasons anyone has been able to come up with have been modern ones. Why do SCAdians feel the need to try to force each other (via peer pressure) into doing things in a modern fashion?

Shouldn't we ENCOURAGE people to think like their personas?

Wait, that would make us more like a society that studies and attempts to reenact the middle ages, huh?