During Our busy travels through the length and breadth of Northshield, We have met many wonderful people; all of the hospitality and generosity that We have encountered is truly appreciated and quite humbling. The greatest gem that lives in Northshield is her Populace and We have taken great joy getting to know many of you better.
We have carefully reviewed the commentary of the populous on the proposal of combining Crown and Coronation into a single event. Based on the commentary and after discussion with Our Heirs, We will not be changing the Kingdom Law to combine these events. The commentary process has brought out several interesting potential solutions to the attendance issues for these events and We will begin looking into these options.
We greatly appreciate everyone’s effort in helping prepare for the War season, as We finalize the Army’s preparations for Pennsic, We ask that as many of Our warriors as possible wear their Northshield tabards to War. A field of Black and Gold will help make the Northshield Army a recognizable unit on the field of battle. The Griffin in the center of this Northwatch can be enlarged and used as a pattern to apply on fighting tabards or for incorporating some heraldry on your garb. If anyone needs assistance with tabard patterns, application of heraldry, or ideas, please visit http://www.northshield.org/resources/tabard/.
If you are attending Pennsic, please answer Sir Leif’s roll call online at NS_Griffin_Army@yahoogroups.com by July 15, so we can get an accurate estimate of how many of Our populace will be in attendance. We want to have enough shade, water, muster breakfasts and tokens for everyone, answering the roll call will aid us in this. Our gratitude goes out to Mistress Giovanna for spearheading the shade pavilion project and to all of the groups who have sponsored funds and labor to have them made.
For the good of the land and its people,
Stephen and Ailleanne