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Re: Oh, Heralds! Oh, Heralds!
Poster: E L Wimett <SILVERDRAGON@Charleston.Net>
Mark Schuldenfrei wrote:
> Poster: Mark Schuldenfrei <schuldy@abel.MATH.HARVARD.EDU>
> I'd like to see more use of heralds to negotiate
> points of protocol, and to carry the message.
But when I was Elmet and Brigantia in the East, I regularly did that not only for courts, etc. at Pennsic and other events. In fact, I
played "herald as diplomat" as often or more often than I served as court herald. I issued the War Challenge to the Middle in Mid-Realm
Court (usually at Coronation) for 3 years running. And, even after I became Laurel, I was occasionally used as diplomatic adjudicator or
"fair witness" following old Middle and Eastern tradition.
I am not sure when this tradition faded away. I know Dawyd z Gury, my successor, did not feel as comfortable with this, but I suspect it
was during Arval's tenure since I do not recall seeing him perform similar services. (Josh????)
> I'd also love to see contestants introduced onto the field for major
> tournaments by having their arms "spot blazoned". The period equivalent of
> "And, in this corner, wearing the maroon shorts..." (:-)
> Again, this was standard practice in the East for Crown in my day unless specifically banned by the Crown or Marshals in Charge (on time
grounds). . .
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