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pay to fight, his highnesses new clothes, public correction, etc., etc., etc.......

Poster: Logan <logan123@charlotte.infi.net>

Greetings unto the good gentles of the Merry Rose,

First I would like to say that I have never posted to this list 
previously and probably never will again unless it is to post an 
announcement of some sort. However, I want to respond to various pieces 
of the goings on of this list over the past several days, not in any 
particular order but as the whim strikes me. 

First, I hope that everyone on the list knows that His Highness is hardly 
offended by any of the postings that followed his response to the gentle 
who does not fight because of the pay to fight rule. He was, as He later 
indicated, going from His memory of something that He read several years 
ago and He has never had a problem with anyone ever correcting Him 
publically or otherwise as Crown Prince or just plain Logan. Melys has 
known His Highness and Myself for a few years and could verify from His 
straightforward personality that it takes an awful lot to offend Him. I 
do think this little fiasco may have drilled into His head how He can no 
longer rely on His memory and should very carefully verify and reverify 
all His understandings before making them public in any manner. Second, 
both His Highness and myself feel that all people, scadians, mundanes, 
pointy hats, common folk, etc. should all be treated with courtesy (I 
personally beleive that respect is something that is earned). It is for 
this very reason that I took offense at one of the postings that was very 
rude in tone, erroneous in certain areas and at times appeared to be an 
attempt to discredit His Highness, however incorrectly, simply because He 
is His Highness. However, the gentle later apologized for any harshness 
on his part so the matter basically ended there. However, I must agree 
with Lord Phillip Bell's assertion that a gentle correction is always 
preferrable to a rude or harsh one, regardless of the person's position. 
Finally, I  hope that Earl Syr Knarlic's posting was simply wise advice. 
I can guarantee that both His Highness and I have Our feet too firmly 
planted in reality and have accomplished too much in the mundane world to 
ever start forgetting who We really are. Quite honestly I will be quite 
happy when the subject of this list turns to other topics. The only 
reason why His Highness even used His title in His original posting was 
in response to Lord Kwellend's statement that the Crowns would not miss 
"one more fat old fighter". He was simply wanting the gentle to know that 
his presence would be missed by at least one Crown (more than likely 
both). It was also His hope that others would post similar messages of 
encouragement to Lord Kwellend.  I hope that this message does not spark 
a debate similar to the one generated by His Highness' postings.

In service to Atlantia and Her people,

HRH Arielle
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