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Re: Discuss: Heraldry question (Long!)

> Greetings from Tibor. 
> Falcone wrote: 
>   I grinned for two weeks and the corners of my mouth still get a 
>   workout now and then;)  The best thing from this: I am now empowered 
>   to write letters to the crown, recommending people in my 
>   aquaintance that have earned a bit of recognition.  In fact, that's 
>   got to be the best part and I know TRMs appreciate that kind of help. 
> Hmm, everwhere I've lived, anyone and everyone was encouraged to 
> write recommendation letters.  Is it different in Atlantia? 
> 	Tibor 

I have seen it work out both ways.  When I was a seneschale in Isenfir, it 
said in the seneschale's handbook that Master Robin gave me that it was my job 
to recommend people for awards (although anyone could).  Just that seneschales 
in particular should be aware of what was going on, and make sure folks got 
recognized.  At the time I had no awards.  I sent in many, many letters only 
to be told by someone, "What did you expect, you don't have any awards".  I 
had been under the impression I was just doing my job.  When my shire sent in 
several petitions to try to get me an AoA (without my knowledge), they were 
ignored.  Later, someone casually remarked to them, "Oh, petitions are always 
ignored- after all, someone might feel pressured to sign.  You must send in 
individual letters."  This information was nowhere that I know of in any 
handbook, red tape issue, etc. , so it's hard to say what will get the 
attention of the Crown....my experience has been very inconsistent.  Granted, 
it's disappointing when you know someone deserving and they don't get an award 
if you recommend them, but I think the best thing to do is just have fun and 
not think about the awards....I would love to see a structure for submitting 
recommendations, or at least a list of what should be in one, and what the 
Crown really wants to receive in that respect, and from whom, so it wouldn't 
be such a mystery...

Miriam R.

Miriam Rachael bat Mordecai | Purpure on a bend Or,
akaThe Intriguing Miriam    | between two swans naiant
Isenfiri-In-Exile           | respectant, wings elevated
mka: Heather E.M. Swann     | and addorsed argent, three 
email:swann@intercon.com    | sprigs of heather palewise
                            | purpure.     

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