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Re: Query re: A&S/heraldry comp at Pointless

Poster: Dave Montuori <damont@wolfstar.com>

On Wed, 28 Aug 1996, Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:

> Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
> Neried herald wrote:
>   across from our camp was an enormous banner, displaying a [device that
>   was] quickly recognized as being registered to [someone else].
>   This brought great distress to the registered owner and his
>   companions, but little could be done, short of calling upon their
>   Crown to correct the behaviour.
> On the other hand, this sort of problem was period, and was resolved in
> period, in period ways.  We could do the same.  Sometimes, the problem
> was considered no problem at all.

You seem to suggest that calling upon the Crown is not a period solution.
And in this case, it certainly appears that the infinged-upon party
considered it a problem; therefore some resolution needed to be made.

> The "distress" here was caused by the Society mis-educating the various
> people involved.  Armory was not unique in period, and was not expected
> to be, except within very small jurisdictions.

And that was in a world where 20 miles per DAY was making good time, and
permanent relocations were uncommon at most. We cannot be the Real Middle
Ages; if we are to be a good analogue we must remember analogical rules.

Evan, Kraken.

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