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What is the Stierbach "Blessing"
Greetings to Corun MacAnndra and all the Merry Rose
Lord Corun the Younger asks:
> Um, Leifr, is there something about you you're not telling us? I thought
> the Stierbach Blessing hit women.
So I must explain that there is a difference between Stierbach Water (TM)
and the Stierbach Blessing. Stierbach Water is noted for its efficiency
in increasing fertility. Stories of its effect have been told in the
Merry Rose before, such as the conception of Syr Strykar's daughter
Bethany, at Stierbach's first event, along with three other conceptions
The Stierbach "Blessing", however, is another thing. It refers to the
reoccurant pregancies befalling the Seneschals of Stierbach. This
blessing is so strong, that a married man, confident that the blessing
couldn't strike a couple in their forties, took the job of seneschal, and his
wife promptly got pregant. This blessing is so strong, that when Lady
Anne Elizabeth even offered to consider taking the job of seneschal to
follow Lady Miriam, she got pregant. The only documented failure of the
"blessing" involved Lord Erich von Kleinfeld, when he was a bachelor.
And of course, we can really be SURE under those circumstances ;-).
So obviously, I can't be deposed (wink, wink, please, please, you think I
want this job? ;-) ) as seneschal until m'lady wife Cailean announces the
impending event. Mundane circumstances being what they are, I admit to
have been avoiding that further complication of my life.