As Duke Tindal advanced through Crown Tournament, the question in the air was; if Tindel wins, will Emerson be wearing Roman? The corollary naturally, would His Grace be donning late period attire.
These two scenarios truly intrigued the populace as the finals commenced.
During the journey home, We began discussing Our plans for the Reign. Truly, We are representative of the diversity in the East Kingdom. Hailing from the same location, We book end the period of study; 1st Century Londinium and 16th century London. Our backgrounds, family lives, SCA activities and communities are diverse. While there is no doubt that We would both be willing to ‘move’ to the other’s period, in the end We decided that We will be maintaining Our own cultures and periods.
The reason is simple; it’s the diversity within our society that makes us a strong and supportive group and more importantly, inclusive. We, at every event, celebrate and are surrounded by people who represent cultures and time periods that are different from our own. We enjoy learning about their cultures and periods, sparring with them in combat, engaging in the new skills they are learning and appreciating projects they’ve completed. In the end, we come together to dine at the same table as one family.
We are the book ends of the Kingdom. Between Us stand the entire populace; a diverse populace; an inclusive populace. We celebrate you for being you. It is Our greatest wish that you will join with Us in celebrating all of us.
Tindal and Emerson, Princes of Tir Mara and Heirs to the Eastern Throne