I did not consider this side of it.
"Anyway, all that to say - those who know me well, know where I stand on the "Additional Peerage" subject, but that opinion has nothing to do with this opinion of I do not believe that a Skilled Equestrian should be considered a Pelican or a Laurel based on Prowess (as the two orders currently stand and are defined as). I want to earn those Accolades based on the Merits befitting a Laurel or Pelican, and I don't consider _martial_ prowess to be included in what defines a Pelican or Laurel."
As a heavy fighter, I certainly wouldn't consider my skills on the field to be artistic, scientific, or a service to those around me. I would feel less validated as a fighter for my prowess (as it improves) to given anything arts and sciences or service related. For example, to be given a torse for "service to the army by showing up and hitting people well", or a leather mallet for "pounding that <other Kingdom's soldier> head in, in such a lovely way."
That being said, I feel you on this, and if I were highly active in equestrian, Calon steel, or archery... I would probably want to be validated in the same way that heavy fighters are, as well... for my prowess and skill in that specific activity. We do already have the orders of the Fyrd and Huscarls in archery and equestrian, and I assume in a few years we will have awards for Calon steel as well. Why not a peerage?
You have me rethinking my stance on this one... way to go. Now you've done it! Making me think!
Lady Allison of Forgotten Sea
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