[Artemisia] Talon and Crescent War

Laura Stumpp osondrea at gmail.com
Wed Oct 10 19:34:19 CDT 2012

Baron Ryryd,
   Your reasons are well-founded and explained. I hope you are not beating
yourself up over this. Postponement was the logical and necessary choice.
As someone else has already remarked, this give us all more time to save up
for the first one! I hope to see everyone at that event.


On Tue, Oct 9, 2012 at 12:47 PM, Richard Evans <arilevi111 at hotmail.com>wrote:

> It is true that this War has been postponed until 2014.  We were unable
> to secure an adequate site for the War.  We had a site identified some
> months ago that appeared to be sufficient for about 1000 participants.  A
>  few weeks ago, when the time had come to sign a contract, the owners of
>  the site began imposing significant restrictions.  These restrictions
> would have limited participation to few than 500.  (We estimated between
>  350 and 400.)  Break-even for this War was estimated at 500 and we
> fully expected in excess of 750.  I considered it a poor planning policy
>  to:
> 1. Continue with a War that I knew would lose our Kingdom money
> 2.
>  Put us in a position where we might have to turn away people at the
> gate after those people had traveled for hours and incurred significant
> expense
> 3. Have our inaugural event significantly sub-standard
> My
>  co-Autocrat in Caid agreed.  Their Majesties Artemisia and Caid were
> informed.  The decision for postponement was then made and the official
> announcement was made at Artemisia Crown and Great Western War.
> I
>  know that this is a disappointment.  I have been working on this since
> February, and have been driving for this for years.  This was a very
> difficult decision to make.
> Let me be clear on exactly where the
> target is for you to shoot at:  Had I forced the situation, I feel quite
>  confident that I could have convinced all of the decision makers to
> keep driving.  I did not force the situation.  I called for the
> postponement. You see the reasons for my decisions.  Fire at will.
> Ryryd
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