Firstly, you will note that I no longer sign my name as that of a protege. Master Robert has been compelled out of the society my means outside of his control. He and I spoke on the issue in some detail, and based on what we set out to do when I accepted the protege's belt from him, we both agreed that there was no benefit to e gained by continuing that relationship. We ares till good friends, and are welcomed as family in each other's homes, and I look forward to the day when he might return. But the path of pelican is not mine any more.
Secondly, as some of you know, and many more probably don't, I have long been held to a "ignore them, and they will go away" policy with regards to some of my local antagonists. That philosophy has proven effective only at enabling the most dogged of my detractors, and after ten years of (at times compulsory) adherence to it, I have finally decided that strategy is counterproductive.
I don't intend to openly vent here at every minor disagreement I run across in the SCA. And as much as we may scoff at the modern meaning of the word "politics", level headed prudence is needed when making statements to large audiences like the one I have here.
Still, I'm hoping that a few people in particular get wind from this post that their names are no longer off-limits. Things said, things done, things that until now were burred by force of will from people who didn't want to "rock the boat", are now eligible to join a written historical record for the scrutiny of any and all who choose to look.
Those who know me know, know I will work towards an honorable ends with this philosophy.
Those who don't, time will show better than my words can.
And to those who think they know me, but really don't...
you know who you are...
and there aren't many of you...
Lord Ivo Blackhawk
Kingdom of Ansteorra
"God save the King!"