Monday, August 4, 2008

Minister of Arts and Science

Last night was the populace meeting for Skorragardr, where I was officially named the new Minister of Arts and Science. It was something that I was expecting to happen, but still it was just as fun and exciting as if it were to be a suprise. Although I would not consider myself to be a great artisan in any area, I have always been attracted to A&S and people that do A&S.

Mostly, I feel like my skills of organization and planning will be an asset to this office. At the same time, it will give me a venue for learning and working more with the arts.

In two weeks, my children and I will travel to Steppes Artisan and I think it will be a fantastic way to get some experience on how arts and science group run on the larger level.

Friday, August 1, 2008

Let The Beatings Begin

So, a while back Baroness Muriel approached me and said that someone in youth boffer had contacted her and wanted to do some training so that we could get some people authorized to fight and marshal youth boffer. I told her I would check into it but I never realized the journey it would take me on.

The current state of boffer, to the best of my knowledge, is in disarray but the good news is that there are a few individuals that are very passionate about bringing it into fruition. The website is pretty outdated, I have heard that there are only two officers in all Ansteorra currently, and both of them are way to the south.

I am pretty much a "take the bull by the horns" kind of fellow. My hope is to try to get all the individuals talking and hopefully get something organized before Protectorate or Axeman V. Its not impossible, but it will be a difficult mission.

To begin with I created a spreadsheet that simplifies the rules for armor requirements. It can be found HERE.

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