First and foremost, it is approximately six months before the end of my term and it is time for a call for letters. While it is my intention to “re-up” for another two years with Their Majesties permission, I highly encourage everyone who is interested in applying for the position to please do so.
While my tenure has not been the normal experience for this office, it has been one of the best things I have done in my life and it is incredibly fulfilling to be able to help out our Kingdom. If you are interested in putting in a letter, you have until May 1st to send a letter to myself and Their Majesties.
If you are interested in being Kingdom Seneschal but are not quite ready (or do not think you are ready), please consider contacting me about a Deputy position. Æthelmearc can always use more.
As I mentioned in the recent Ælive, via email, and on social media, we have extended the fencing and fighting ban until at least April 1st. Hopefully, our numbers will be much better by then, as with the new vaccines, things are starting to look better and there may be a light at the end of the tunnel.
I also asked, and continue to ask, that we begin discussing just what does “re-opening Æthelmearc” will look like. Please send me your thoughts on what you think re-opening will be for you. This is the beginning of a conversation I would like for us to start, as a Kingdom, to have together.
With love and I hope to see you all soon,
Illadore de Bedegrayne