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Re: Shires in NC

Poster: blackbow@sprynet.com

On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Sherry Hintze <chhintze@bmd.clis.com> wrote:
>Poster: Sherry Hintze <chhintze@bmd.clis.com>
>Lord Jonathon Blackbow writes, in part:
>> That's why I know Sacred Stone, 
>>     Nottinghill Coill, Black Diamond, Caer Mear, Windmaster's Hill, and 
>>     Hidden Mountain, and I don't really think about Crannog Mor, Seareach, 
>>     and Hindscroft.  They're just not VISIBLE. 
>>And before the Hindscroft and Crannog Mor and Seareach people get on 
>>     my case for calling them less visible, remember; I spent four years in 
>>     Crannog Mor and I saw it all happen.  This isn't just coming from me; 
>>     this is coming from listening to the Crannog Mor populace and seeing 
>>     what happened to Hindscroft after they broke away from Sacred Stone.  
>>     (And not even knowing about Wilmington in the first place!)
>Um, do names like Cathanar and Raven's Cove ring a bell?  At all?  Talk
>about out of sight, out of mind!!!

See what I mean?  I've HEARD of Raven's Cove.  Almost went to the event Katriona 
described.  Didn't quite make it for some reason.

I've only recently heard of Cathanar in such a way as to remember anything 
significant about it.

>More food for thought.....
>Lady Katriona of NorthWoods
>Seneschal, the THRIVING Shire of Cathanar (30 strong and growing....)
>Just read your post about turnips - it really IS that kind of vicious cycle:
>no one knows us; no one comes to our events; no one gets to know us.  We've
>got to get out more!

Katriona mentioned that there were more shires than baronies now; I don't doubt 
it!  But you can tell how much impact they've had...

I remember when Crannog Mor was the ONLY shire in Atlantia and everybody thought 
they were NUTS for staying a shire...

Moving on,

Ld. Jonathan Blackbow
House O'Shannon
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