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Re: method for Royalty Selection

Poster: Gene Bonar <gbonar@auspex.com>

Greetings Rosies,

OK, I knew that when I referred to fairness that my point might become
loss, so ...

I don't believe that the current system is "broken" in the sense that the
kings that win by single combat are doing a bad job.  I think the kings
that I have seen since I got in have done a fine job.  Where fairness issue
come in is that we are locked into a method of choosing monarchs that
excludes people who could have also done a wonderful job.  History is
replete with examples of women, cripples, the fat, the old etc that have
made wonderful leaders.  I started to list women and old men from history
that were brilliant leaders but then I couldn't think of but a handful of
the greatest leader in history that could hand won a tournament like this.

I suspect that the current method came about not because it was the best
way but the fastest.  You have one event, you have pageantry, the heralds
read the names and arms, the best fighters fight, presto chango, you have a
new king.

The method that has been put forth by Stanislaw strikes me as more work but
more worth while.  It also sounds like a lot of fun.

Eógan mac Ailpein,    archer and baronial herald
Elvegast, Windmasters' Hill, Atlantia
mka Gene Bonar  919.772.1112  gbonar@auspex.com
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