On 1/16/2015 12:42 PM, Maerwynn of Holme wrote:
I understand your point and have been present for these arguments, but I
must point out that I have wonderful brothers and sisters of the Laurel
who I respect greatly who have been recognized for their performance of
target archery. I foresee recognition of performance of equestrian
skills Laurels if things proceed as they are. My point being -- Inches
have been given. ;-)
And, Iren Fera that I am (as is Bess), the other two Bestowed
Peerages have more-than-integrated "other martial" members
into the Pelican and Laurel (where they are qualified) over
here in the East Kingdom. (Archers, Equestrian, Rapier,
and even one or two fighters with great knowledge, but
who are only passable athletes.)
Whether or not that WOULD happen in the Chivalry as well,
however: right now, it cannot.
So it would be unfair to say anything negative about the
Chivalry in this regard, in any Kingdom anywhere: they
are observing the rules, as the rules currently exist.
If their options were to be opened, I'm sure there would be
many long and difficult discussions within the Chivalry.
What would be the result of that debate? We can only
guess. Especially those of us outside that Order.