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FWD: HRH Dag's Version (Was Re: Edmund of the Middle)

Poster: Jeanette Gugler <jgugler@mindspring.com>

A follow up
>Following is HRH Dag's reply to HRM Timothy's posting, again 
>forwarded from the Rialto.
>Greetings unto Your Royal Majesties from Dag, Prince of the Middle. 
>I beg for your Majesties pardon once again, but I believe you misheard
>me that fateful day upon the field at Pennsic. If you truly believe
>that you heard what you say you did, then I have an even greater
>understanding of your feelings. I would be ashamed of a Midrealm
>Knight if he were to suggest that Victory should be put before
>Chivalry or Honor. As exactly as I can remember them my words were
>these: "Year after year, when there has been a dispute like this, the
>Middle has smiled and done the generous thing because it never
>mattered to us who won. This year it matters because this lady (HRM
>Kenna) wanted to win for Jafar. To try and take away that victory now
>in this manner would be churlish."  I have asked some of those nearby
>at the time and this seems consistent with what they remember.  When I
>attempted to apologize I said: " Sir Gregor informs me that it was my
>words that offended you. I withdraw them. It was never my intention to
>insult You or Your Lady, I do not impugn your honor or imply that you
>yourself are a churl. However, my meaning is clear. I say only that
>you are ill-counseled." You were the only two that heard this apology.
>To the very best of my recollection, and upon my honor, this is what I
>said, this is all I said. I implore Your Majesties to search your
>memories in both cases, now that we are all somewhat removed from the
>circumstance, and see if you find no truth in what I say now.
>Admittedly, I have the regrettable habit of speaking my mind, but I
>find little in my speech to be "inflammatory", and have made profuse
>apology for what might be considered "insulting". 
>No one regretted more than I the unsatisfactory end to an otherwise
>fun and friendly War. Both as a combatant and a Marshall I was greatly
>impressed by the comradeship and sportsmanlike air that pervaded the
>battles.  I would be greatly anguished if some perceived mis-deed of
>mine were to tarnish the memory of Kenna's War. I stood in defense of
>what I believed to be a just victory. I could do no less.
>I offer my apology again to Your Oriental Majesties, and to any other
>person, great or small, who shares my disappointment at Pennsic's
>outcome, or believes me in any way responsible. 
>In service to the Society, and Fealty to the Crown of the Middle,
>I remain,    DAG      
Theodora von Schmetterlingswald		jgugler@mindspring.com
	Elvegast, Windmaster's Hill
Argent, a fess azure, ermined argent, 
between three pine trees couped sable and a butterfly azure.

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