Salve Accolens! Hello Debatable Lands and neighbors!
The Debatable Lands event, Agincourt, on October 23rd, has been named a Royal Progress! And Their Highnesses (Who will be King and Queen then) are asking for award recommendations!
This means that the King and Queen are coming to our event and will be holding a Royal Court, during which they will be recognizing people (from anywhere, not just here!) for their contributions to the SCA, including the Kingdom and local groups.
But how do They know who to recognize with these awards? YOU recommend people! That’s right, our Royalty can’t see everyone and everything with their own eyes, so they rely on yours. You can write an Award Recommendation for deserving people you see, by going to the form and filling it out: https://aethelmearc.org/award-recommendation-form/
It’s OK to leave some stuff blank, but try to fill in as much as you can.
How to know what to recommend these folks for? First check to see what award might be appropriate for their activities and activity level. Check “Awards and Orders” HERE, or HERE, or see the links below.
Then you may want to check to see if they have the award already in the Order of Precedence, the list of awards people have (this part isn’t totally necessary, but it does help out the Royalty, and you can always ask a herald to help, too).
When should you do this? Right now! Or, as soon as possible! One of the beautiful things about our Kingdom is the personal scrolls given for nearly every award. Our talented and generous scribes need time to create these, and Agincourt is just around the corner!
Still confused and not sure what Award might be appropriate for the person you have in mind? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our social media messages, and we’ll help you out, or just ask a trusted friend who might know.
Be sure to think of our neighbors across the Kingdom as well as Debatable Landers! If the person you’re writing in isn’t going to Agincourt, write them in anyway! There are other events coming up.
And if you’d like, drop us a line to let us know who you’ve recommended to Their Highnesses – it may help us, too!
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda
Some helpful links:
Kingdom Award Recommendation Link:
Order of Precedence (list of people’s awards) Link: http://heraldry.aethelmearc.org/precedence/
List of Kingdom Awards and What They’re For: http://heraldry.aethelmearc.org/resources/armory.html, or
There’s also some more detail about what awards are appropriate in the series of articles in the Althing from a few years ago. Here’s a quick link to the articles directly: http://bit.ly/AE-Awards. The articles are outdated by a few years (missing some awards, like the Peerage for Rapier!), but the general information is still handy.
If you need If you need some inspiration for Debatable Landers, scroll through the Dark Pages here: http://debatablelands.org/resources/darkpages.php
Would you like to recommend someone for a Baronial Award, too? Check out our blog post here for how-to: http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=347