[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index][Author Index][Search Archives]
Re: Golden Dolphin and Pearl
Poster: Dave Montuori <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> ...Local service is important. But it is not
> as important as broader-based service, like running large events, taking
> Kingdom offices, and having an impact throughout the Kingdom by travel.
> Local service is useful and laudable. But again I ask, why a Golden
> Dolphin? That is not the only way to recognize and encourage service.
Examples of alternative methods, please?
> There is a common misconception about the award system. We try to make it
> fair. But not equal.
> Fair means that we try to have a standard of service, or arts, or
> fighting, and we want that standard to apply to everyone who is offered
> membership in the orders.
> Equal it ain't. This is most clear in fighting -- shall we knight someone
> for putting in more work than I did, more study of fighting, more effort,
> more pain? There are many who have done more than I and are not knights.
> Why? Because I am 6'2" tall, male, healthy, and have no joints. Someone
[stifles snicker] That would make it hard to swing a sword, I should
think. But having no *bad* joints is a passing helpful thing.
> who is 5'4", female, with tendonitis in her right shoulder might put in
> twice as much work and not be fighting at knight level.
Evan, who used to have ankles
List Archives, FAQ, FTP: http://sca.wayfarer.org/merryrose/
Admin. requests: email@example.com