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Re: On the differences between the North and South...

Poster: Michael and MJ Houghton <herveus@access.digex.net>


Morgan was taken aback by my suggestion that Spiaggia Levantina
was probably going barony in the "near future". My assertion was
based on my observations and not on claims by Spiaggiani. Certainly,
I would consider 4-5 years out to be "near future", for some value
of "near". That particular point was not critical to my thesis.

My thesis of necessity glosses over some distinctions, which probably
accounts for Gregory Blount's observations. My main point is that
in the Carolinas, there are large areas where the status quo is three
layers of group identity - the local group, the barony, and the kingdom.
North of Caer Mear, there really are only two layers of group identity -
the local group and the kingdom. Creating a principality will add
a third layer there. 

I can see how someone accustomed to having that three-layer structure
at hand would be puzzled about why others would want to add yet another
layer. I suspect that some who have raised the issue are not even 
aware of looking at it this way. 

yours in service,
Michael and MJ Houghton   | Herveus d'Ormonde and Megan O'Donnelly
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Bowie, MD, USA            | Tablet and Inkle bands, and other stuff
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