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Re: escorts

Poster: "Erica Stark" <ejstark@hotmail.com>

E-Lady@worldnet.att.net (Elizabeth Orwig)wrote:
>This string has perplexed me.
>In the 7 years I have been in the Society (or more maybe now, I quit
>counting), I have been called into court a total of 3 times. 
>In all those times, and in all the courts  I rarely witnessed this 
>practice of escorting unless it was for something like a peerage 
>No one ever offered. Even my lord at that time all those years never 
>offered to escort me, but then again, I never saw the need...... 
>I wonder if this is a Kingdom-related practice, or just something not 
>done in the areas West of the Mississippi.?
>Enlighten me?
>thanks, Erzebet

It seems to be an Atlantian tradition. It certainly wasn't a Midrealm 
one.  As far as I can tell, it's derived from Southern customs, at least 
I've noticed that the North Carolina & South Carolina folks seem to 
accomplish it with far more grace (okay, the rapier folk are good at as 
well).  As with many Southern customs, I find it charming when well 
done, but tiresome when clumsily imitated.

Erica Poitevins 

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