By the hand of our Duke and Commandant:
If you weren’t at the meeting, volunteer to help with any of the efforts
NOTES FROM 7/27/13 Guard MEETING:
The Guard planning meeting began with Sir Straw de Peasant leading us in the
singing of the new National Anthem…the song he created documenting the
Guard/Gwynedd war. We’ll sing this song at the joint feast we’re having with
Gwynedd at Althyng.
Sirius will work with a Recruit named Twosecs to better advertise, organize, and
run a weeknight practice (at least as long as weather and daylight allow) in DC.
Thatch will help with training.
Executive Officer Sarus will post training/skills drills to be used at
Graymael and Sarus will start running weapons training at Sunday practices
during the first hour (noon to one). Ask for help with your preferred weapons
The Guard in general will focus more on training new people on how to integrate
themselves into Wolfpack tactics.
We will continue to organize by Squads with smaller wolfpacks created within the
Squads based on Who Showed Up Today. Each Squad is encouraged to do its own
recruiting to bring more people into the Guard.
Tryst, Theo, Shank, and their new Recruits are directed to form the nucleus of a
new Guard Squad.
Marl, Runya, Phelan, and Ljuda will lead the charge to get the Guard’s website
converted to WordPress and updated with improvements including:
– LOTS of new pictures, including new Group Shots.
– Rogues’ Gallery showing members’ pic, name, rank, awards, and a link to their
bio. Details on how this will get updated to be determined, but will probably
involve YOU updating your own info on this Yahoogroups site and then emailing
Marl that there’s a change to the database.
– Links to an updated calendar of events.
– Explanations of Guard Squads – names, how they’re structured, etc.
– Improved “Here’s who the Guard is and why we’re so cool” material.
– Links to weapon/garb tutorials.
All Guard are ONCE AGAIN required to own at least one tunic/tabard/Baldric/Sash
in Guard colors.
“We have colors?”
YES! Navy blue with grey trim. You should wear Guard colors into battle so WE
know you’re one of US.
New loaner tunics IN GUARD COLORS will be made to replace the mis-matched pile
of cast-off tunics in the Loaner Garb bag. This way, we’ll be able to spot our
Recruits at their first battle.
It will now cost $10 for a new GFC to get their Badge and Gum.
Ljuda is organizing a fundraising committee; if you have ideas on ways to put
more money in the Treasury, SOUND OFF!
We will likely buy some large quantities of weapons-making kits & garb and sell
them to needy Recruits for a small profit.
We will run the Wheel and Rose at Koom Valley; Middlewench Recruit Runya is
heading the effort.
Graymael has put Stellus Invictus in contact with Gwynedd leadership to organize
the joint (probably pot luck?) feast for Althyng as the closing event in our
PROMOTIONS & AWARDS
Phelan was promoted to Lt. due to a paperwork error. This makes him the only
officer in Stellus Invictus, and therefore somebody no one will listen to.
Dredge received the Order of Hannibal for going to Rag AND FIGHTING with kidney
Marl received a Kutriguri J’tai/sigil and the Order of the Anvil for getting the
Kutriguri unit’s website back online.
Phelan received the Order of the Eggplant for getting his wrist broken 2 years
ago at his first battle.
Since we’re down to ONE Order of the Eggplant in the Sacred Box, Dredge agreed
to make more out of leather or Sculpy so they can be awarded to all who were
injured in our camp at Ragnarok:
IF YOU RECALL ANYONE ELSE WHO HAD A SERIOUS INJURY AT RAG, UPDATE THIS LIST.
There was discussion about whether the arrow shot by Dredge which cut
Alexander’s contact lens in half qualified for an Eggplant; but since it was the
contact and not Alex which was injured, we’re awarding it to the lens.
Runya <3 (that’s how she signed it, roughly)
THE BLACK PHANTOM
X StRAW MaKes hIS mArk
Dredge (crossed out)
Ljuda (also crossed out)