In Support of the Omnibus Peerage

I was tardy in writing to the Board in support of the proposed Omnibus Peerage, but did manage to get my letter in just under the wire.

The process of implementing this change has taken much longer than it should; the proposal has repeatedly been workshopped, brought forward for consideration and then sent back for refinement, over and over again for years.

I hope that this time it’s finally going to get across the finish line.

[Update, April 3:] Correspondence attached below.

To: SCA-Comments
From: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
Date: 2 April 2024

Good evening,

My apologies for waiting until the last minute, but I do want to speak up in favor of the proposed Omnibus Peerage.

One could quibble about the wording of one phrase or another of the proposal, or other ways one would like to see the peerage system as a whole overhauled, but the time for such disputes has come and gone — after an interminable wait, no further barriers should be raised to recognition of those who’ve invested countless hours in honing their skills and engaging with their martial communities.

I urge the Board to update Corpora and establish this new order.

As to virtues, I would say that the members of this group embody the virtue of ASPIRATION — they aim high, always seeking to get closer to their goals, to demonstrate even better form than they have in the past, to accomplish things that previously seemed impossible.

Thank you for taking action to address this long-overdue gap in our Society’s peerage system.

— Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin

To: Mathghamhain Ua Ruadháin
From: SCA Executive Assistant
Date: 3 April 2024

Good morning, Matthew:

Thank you for taking a moment to write again, this time regarding the Omnibus peerage proposal. This will confirm that your email has been received, read, and will be added to the file for review during discussions of this matter.

Have a lovely rest of your day.

Woodcut by Vladimir Lebedev.

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