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30 September 2009 @ 08:54 am
Baronial Succession News  
From the Jara List this morning:


Unto Our fellow residents of Jararvellir come greetings Siegfried & Elizabeth, King and Queen of Northshield.

All of your counsel has been read and tallied. While we're sure many of you would like us to cut to the chase we feel compelled to inform you of some of details regarding the polls that left Us immensely proud of this Barony.

- Nary a disparaging word was offered regarding any of the candidates. Polls were filled with praise and kind regard.

- Even when a preference was given, a large number of the polls said that they would be happy with either set of candidates.

- Many of you wished Us good luck with a very hard choice, as both couples were well qualified and each held in high esteem.

- The commentary was insightful, considerate, and thorough.

- Polls were returned by a broad swath of the Barony, from the most established of members to the very new and very young.

In the end as the scale tipped in one direction and We let your will be done.

We are proud to announce that Jaravellir's next Baron and Baroness will be Duke Raito and Duchess Aesa.

We thank them for taking on the lengthy commitment the High Seat demands.

We also thank Sir Duncan and Mistress Seonaid for offering to shoulder this burden as well.

The dedication to this Barony by both couples did not go unnoticed, nor did the good will the Barony has for each of them.

Finally, We thank everyone who took part in this process. Jararvellir's future will be the better for it.

Siegfried & Elizabeth
et Regina, Northshield


Congrats to all! I am pleased that the process went so smoothly and that from the very beginning of the polling I was assured of having wonderful Heirs!
Current Mood: pleasedpleased
raventhourne on September 30th, 2009 02:09 pm (UTC)
Congrats to Raito and Aesa! Congrats to you for having heirs!

Wow, polling is a write in? We have to have an event for it...quirky anthropology there.
eithni: Baronesseithni on October 1st, 2009 04:26 am (UTC)
Yup - we get a secret paper poll - it allows people the time to reflect and comment and avoids the issue of people being out of town, working, or otherwise unable to make a moot. There are usually candidate meet 'n' greets and similar activities in the lead-up to the polling, however.
raventhourne on October 1st, 2009 04:36 am (UTC)
We have that too with the secret ballot but you can write in if you can't make it. I'm sure there is a good reason each of our kingdoms does it the way they do...Northshield..snow a big factor to getting to events for important things. Atenveldt..prevents stuffing of the ballot boxes.
eithni: Baronesseithni on October 1st, 2009 05:53 am (UTC)
Well, by "secret" I mean that your poll is not announced and is tallied by a neutral person from outside the Barony. However, to be eligible to vote, you must be a member and your ballot must include your legal and SCA name. So, no risk of ballot box stuffing.
Julia Springjulia_spring on October 3rd, 2009 09:14 am (UTC)
It's a confidential ballot. :)
jtdiiijtdiii on September 30th, 2009 11:24 pm (UTC)
Congrats on a long and successful reign and a good set of heirs.
eithni: Baronesseithni on October 1st, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Kareinakareina on October 1st, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
"Nary a disparaging word was offered regarding any of the candidates. Polls were filled with praise and kind regard."

Wow, I am impressed! Many cudos to the people in your area! And congratulations on being so fortunate in the choices...
eithni: Baronesseithni on October 1st, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
Jara is a very amiable Barony these days. It was not always so, but it has been quiet for some years and both couples were excellent candidates. I can retire in peace, knowing all is well...
Kuma: all mad herekumakun on October 1st, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
So uh...>.> We're having a good heir day? <.< Eh? Eh?
eithni: do I need to kill you?eithni on October 1st, 2009 04:22 am (UTC)
Kuma: Doctor who Geekkumakun on October 1st, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Oh, go on, someone had to.
Samirasamiratou on October 1st, 2009 01:14 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks for posting!

When is the changeover?
eithni: Baronesseithni on October 1st, 2009 01:25 pm (UTC)
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