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Greetings, Noble Knights
« on: 2013-03-27, 19:21:54 »
Allow me to introduce myself.  I am Sir Marcus.  Or to the poor souls that do not understand the things I do, just plain old Mark. I found this fine place via the Book of Faces.  I know Frater de Beaumanoir from there and his Beausant Brotherhood, where, as you may have seen, I've been known to represent the Hospital. 

Historically I tend to lean towards the late Dark Ages and early Middle Ages, but I admit I'm a sucker for most things medieval.  I've always been fascinated by armor, I've just never "made the leap" so to speak (in this galaxy anyway).  I am always looking for new companions in this hobby, as I tend to be the only one around here that seems interested in it.  I'm only just now exploring the possibility of joining the SCA.  My wife and I have avoided it up till now due to silly things like ex-husbands and such, ;)

I am an avid costumer, and as I hinted at earlier, I have armor of the Empire from that galaxy far, far away.  However, I tend to be more of a collector of costumes I fear, as I have a job that doesn't allow me ample time to enjoy them.  That combined with a 3 year old apprentice, I'm lucky to get out 2 or 3 times a year. 

All that being said, I'm looking forward to learning more and perhaps one day joining your ranks. 
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #1 on: 2013-03-27, 19:27:07 »
Welcome to the forum, Marcus...you are in good company here.  I see someone might be a fan of Bernard Cornwell- fate is inexorable. 
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #2 on: 2013-03-27, 19:48:49 »
You are correct, Sir!  I found the Saxon Chronicles last week and have already read the first 5 books.  I havent read that voraciously in a very long time. 
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Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death.
Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong – that is your oath."

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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #3 on: 2013-03-27, 21:42:51 »
huzzah and welcome

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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #4 on: 2013-03-27, 23:19:53 »
Welcome Sir Marcus (even if repetitious). :) Here's another famous movie quote you might recognize from a fellow Hospitallier:
"What God requires of you is here (pointing to the heart) and here (pointing to the mind), and what you choose to do with them every day, will make you a good man ... or not." (One of my favorite lines from Kingdom of Heaven)
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #5 on: 2013-03-27, 23:44:30 »
Ahh yes.  I love that quote:

I put no stock in religion. By the word ‘Religion’ I have seen the lunacy of fanatics of every denomination be called the ‘Will of God.’ Holiness is in right action, and courage on behalf of those who cannot defend themselves, and goodness. What God desires is here…(points to head) and here… (points to heart) and by what you decide to do every day, you will be a good man. Or not.


It was most likely David Thewlis' performance as the Hospitaler that drew me toward that Order when I decided to do my Crusader. 
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Be without fear in the face of your enemies.
Be brave and upright that God may love thee.
Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death.
Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong – that is your oath."

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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #6 on: 2013-03-28, 00:21:21 »
Welcome!

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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #7 on: 2013-03-28, 00:49:03 »
Omaha.  Or as we've taken to calling it this year, OmaHoth. 
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #8 on: 2013-03-28, 00:57:27 »
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #9 on: 2013-03-28, 02:41:04 »
Omaha.  Or as we've taken to calling it this year, OmaHoth.

Ah! I stopped the night there in 2011 on a work trip. Ate at Anthony's Steakhouse off 72nd St. Best steak I've ever got in a restaurant.
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #10 on: 2013-03-28, 03:23:10 »
Omaha.  Or as we've taken to calling it this year, OmaHoth.

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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #11 on: 2013-03-28, 03:46:41 »
Hail and well met!
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #12 on: 2013-03-28, 07:58:03 »
Welcome and good speed to you Sir Marcus.
 Did I read correctly, that you do not yet own a harness of medieval iron?? :o If this is the case I fear you have found us just in the nick of time...........now come in, take a seat, open your purse and lets have a friendly chat with the Modern Chivalry boys ;)
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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #13 on: 2013-03-28, 11:42:37 »
ah yes... how i do love to spend other peoples money! it is a great hobby of mine

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Re: Greetings, Noble Knights
« Reply #14 on: 2013-03-28, 12:45:35 »
Thats one thing we've got going for us, Thorsteinn; We have some good steak!

Ian, I prefer a nice warm AT-AT.  ;D

Sir Gerard, that is correct.  I do not own anything beyond mail, helm and sword.  Perhaps I can correct that over the coming year, yes?  Heh. 

Thanks for the warm welcome, Brothers.
Be without fear in the face of your enemies.
Be brave and upright that God may love thee.
Speak the truth always, even if it leads to your death.
Safeguard the helpless and do no wrong – that is your oath."