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Re: baronies/shires/etc

Poster: Dave Montuori <damont@wolfstar.com>

Jonathan writes:
> I know for a fact that Crannog Mor was convinced 
> that they couldn't give Shire-level awards because everybody _knew_ 
> (unproven, mind you, but knew it anyway, BECAUSE OF LOCAL PERCEPTION) 
> that shire level awards didn't exist.  

That isn't just local perception. I was OUT AND OUT TOLD that Stierbach
could not create "Shire orders." Not just that we couldn't register their
names, they were NOT ALLOWED TO EXIST. Period.

> But the point is this:  a shire doesn't have any mechanism in place for
> recognizing its subjects for meritorious service outside of itself...

Got *that* in one.

> Maybe a Shire needs a direct representative to the Kingdom just like a 
> barony does.  I don't know if that would do it, but it's somewhere to 
> start.

I think one Eastern group still has a "Sheriff" -- I'm told that once upon
a time "shire-reeves" represented Shires to the Crown in the East, until
the Board told them to stop. Others here may know more about this.


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