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Re: Golden Dolphin and Pearl
Poster: Heather Swann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Dafydd ap Gwystl greets Cheapside!
>In response to a request for better definition of the requirements for a
>Dolphin, Falcone wrote:
>I agree completely. "Hammering out guidelines" is roughly equivalent to
>"defining award checklists" -- when you have done X, Y, and Z, you get the
>award. It ain't like that, and it shouldn't be like that.
Well, of course not! I didn't mean a checklist....
>Everything factors in. Local service is good, but broader service is much
>more good. Courteous people gain my approval faster than more brusque
>ones. And so on.
I can see that....
>> Is teaching a service, or is it Pearl stuff? And so on...is travel
>> important, or just local work? Or both?
>Teaching the arts and sciences is under the Pearl umbrella.
>> I'm not saying stringent guidelines here...I'm saying a general clue would
>> be helpful, and no one seems to have it.
>If you want someone to say something authoritative, here I am! :^)
I thank you! I just want something better than the really vague notion
folks seem to have at the nonce- it promotes an inequity that seems a
little unfair.....to me, at least.
>> I'd like to be a conscientious
>> goldfish, but there is no general guide as far as I can tell, having asked
>> several other fish, as to what would be more of a Pearl thing and what
>> would be more of a Fish thing.
>I look at it this way: making garb for newbies and clothing a dozen people
>is Dolphin work.
I would have called it Pearl stuff- see? It's a service, but it's also
actively doing an art.
Teaching newbies how to make garb is Pearl work.
I'm with ya on that, Excellency.....
>Sometimes it is complicated: making high-quality medieval garb for newbies
>is both Dolphin (helping others) and Pearl (making high-quality medieval
>stuff). But that's not a big deal -- mention it in a letter to both
>orders, or to the Monarchs (making clear both aspects of the activity).
>The Pearl has a very strong emphasis on teaching the arts. Anything
>having to do with teaching arts and sciences is almost always going to be
>under the Pearl umbrella. The other main thing under the Pearl umbrella
>is excellence in the arts.
What if someone teaches a basic level of something, but teaches it a heck
of a lot, instead of doing a lot of higher level work? Is that then
Dolphin stuff or Pearl stuff?
>The Gold Dolphin (as everyone knows) is for service to the Kingdom. That
>can be running events, being an officer, or lots of other types of
>service. In my evaluation, broader (impacting more people) service is
>more what the Dolphin is about than smaller (local) service. But that
>isn't a hard and fast rule -- it is possible to have a large impact on the
>Kingdom by serving in a large number of smaller roles, in a lot of places,
>without being Kingdom Seneschal (for example).
I would think Kingdom Seneschal would be more in the Pelican range, actually.
Still, local service is
>what gets you an Award of Arms, or local recognition. It has to be
>exceptional, long-term, and have other aggravating factors before I am
>inclined to respond positively to a Dolphin polling for someone whose
>service is mostly local.
What if they're in a shire that's not part of a barony?
>For any Kingdom order, and even more so for Peerages, I value travel
>Dafydd ap Gwystl, getting grey-haired by the moment.
Miri, contributing at the moment to his grey hairs...btw, I'm the Real
Miriam this month....
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