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16 November 2009 @ 07:31 pm
Four Generations of Fish  

from the Tournament of Chivalry, courtesy Shava
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
teffanteffan on November 17th, 2009 01:34 am (UTC)
That is a great picture... though, maybe it counts as 4.5 generations? :p
cayswann: lyonbardcayswann on November 17th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
Does "generations of fish" mean "successive landed barons and baronesses from my group" for us non-Northshielders?
eithnieithni on November 17th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
teffanteffan on November 17th, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
L-R: Josceline and Adrien, Aesa (holding Maren) and Raito, Eithni, Giles and Shava. Chronologically, Giles/Shava, Josceline/Adrien, Eithni, Aesa/Raito.
akitrom: St. Radegund's Faireakitrom on November 17th, 2009 04:56 am (UTC)
Who sat the Jara thrones before Giles and Elishava?
eithnieithni on November 17th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
First was Asdis Steffansdottir (spelling?) and she served part of her time with one baron, part alone, and part with a second baron, but I don't recall their dates/names well enough to take a stab at that chronology. (where's Josceline?...) Then there was Rathlin and Elspeth, who stepped down just a few months after I joined.
angry_scotsman: Tapewormangry_scotsman on November 17th, 2009 06:27 am (UTC)
I can't remember Asdis' husbands name who was the first Baron. Rathlin was the second Baron she served with before she stepped down and Rathlin's wife Elspeth stepped up.

If one wanted to go into gorey details, one could include the folks that R and E were positive they were going to leverage in as their successors.

When older folks reference Jara's ugly politics, it generally seems to coincide with R and E.
eithnieithni on November 17th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
Thomas something was Asdis' first Baron IIRC. I just could not remember the last names/dates/lengths of the Baron's tenures.
DameJ: at Green Dragondamej on November 17th, 2009 01:41 pm (UTC)
His surname was Twelvetongues (or Twelftongr, or something like that). I don't know when he left (it was well before my time). Asdis was solo when I first started playing. Rathlin was installed on a trial basis by Reynard & Brynhildr at Boar's Head in 1988 (the same event where Valerius & Alice were invested as B&B of CAM, replacing Dougal & Mfanwy). The appointment was made permanent by Palymar at the Midrealm 20-year celebration at Bong Recreation Center (really) the following summer (a camping event disrupted by a tornado - it may have been an omen).

Asdis stepped down, and Elspeth was invested as Baroness at the Midrealm Crown Tourney Jara hosted in October of 1991. It was only the second Crown Tourney held in Jara, the first (at Hoyt Park) having been won by Michael of Boarshaven. Perhaps another omen.
eithnieithni on November 17th, 2009 02:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! I knew Dame J would have the answer!

dread_exdread_ex on November 18th, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Heh. You said Bong.
Aaron (Rusty) Lloydrustmon on November 17th, 2009 03:16 am (UTC)
Jennifer (aka Ekaterina)jenakaekat on November 17th, 2009 03:29 am (UTC)
Great pic!! :-D
tcsumnertcsumner on November 17th, 2009 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh! Great picture. I would love to have a signed copy to frame.
teffanteffan on November 17th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
And one to put in the baronial archives
Eliane/Jennifergflower on November 17th, 2009 03:47 am (UTC)
What a fabulous picture. You'd think you all had planned the jewel tones to match! Except you, Eithni, you've always got to be the maverick...but of course, that's one of the things I love about you!
eithnieithni on November 17th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
That's me. The rebel. The pastel-wearing rebel. :p
murasakinoyoroimurasakinoyoroi on November 17th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
OT: Green Fabric
Just out of curiosity, is that the green fabric you dyed at Pennsic?
eithnieithni on November 17th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Re: OT: Green Fabric
Sadly, no. It is my laureling gown and the coat from Griffin Needle, though.
raventhourne on November 17th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
Mine is not so cool but here are the last five barons....

From Back Left Ivan, Domingo, Tighearnain (current), Justin
Front Row: Lothar, Sean

Though for us...you won't see the couples together..all of them (past) but us have divorced or broken up.

ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on November 17th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Awesome! :D
Road Emu: Spirited Awayroad_emu on November 19th, 2009 04:46 am (UTC)
That's really wonderful. And I am afraid that one of the things I happily noted was the absence of R&E.