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Re: method for Royalty Selection

Poster: Heather Swann <heather@pop.net>

Of course, there are also folks who would make great royalty who just
don't have the money to manage a reign.  I remember once talking to Duke
Olaf about that.  It was maybe 10 or so years ago, (well, maybe more  ;)
) and he gave me a general idea on what he'd spent for gas, driving
time, royal gifts, phone calls (folks called him at ridiculous hours of
the night and morning, too!), hotel rooms when needed, and it ran into
thousands.  Yes, thousands.  Around five at that time. And that was a
conservative estimate.  With inflation now, that's....yikes!

It's the sort of thing that makes you consider what it costs to do all
the voluntary jobs.  Think about the computer files people keep.  All
the long distance calls they make.  The distance they travel, the gas,
the vacation days, the maintainance of garb, finery, chairs, pavillions,
the paperwork they do, the guff they take from people who aren't happy
with the job they do, the mentoring they do for their replacement, the
records they keep, the things they find room to store and then haul to
events......it goes on and on.  Oh, and then there's the actual job they
do.  Amazing, isn't it?  

A thank you goes out to everyone on this list who has served our Kingdom
in some capacity- when I got to thinking about it, I was pretty darned
impressed.  I've held a handful of local offices, but on the Kingdom
level, that's got to be an incredible workload, especially considering
we all have modern lives.


> >Why before How.
> The WHY is obvious to most of the SCA.  In Atlantia there are about 20-25
> people out of thousands that have the ability to win crown.  Yet there are
> a great many people I know that would great royalty.  These people will
> never be king or queen because they can't stand toe to toe with the likes
> of Cuan or Logan.  This is not only unfair but it has no historical basis.
> This is not how monarchs were chosen in period.
> So if it is artificial, un-fair and un-period WHY NOT try something more
> appropriate.
> Eógan mac Ailpein
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