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Re: baronies/shires/etc

Poster: Dave Montuori <damont@wolfstar.com>

Corun responded to me:
> >Jonathan writes:
> >> 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.
> Isn't the Seneschal of a Shire the direct representative to the Crown for
> that Shire? Mistress Keilyn, do you have any clarification of this?

Regardless of Keilyn's answer, there is one important distinction to be
made between seneschals and baron(esse)s. Seneschals report to the Kingdom
Seneschal, rather than directly to the Crown. Baron(esse)s do not.


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