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Message no. 1
From: Nightfox <DJWA@******.UCC.NAU.EDU>
Subject: Prime canidacy
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 1993 15:40:14 -0700
Why would they be ahving a prime canidacy?

I mean there have not been new council memebers since 2035, and they
were put there to please the public. Those last four are noted for being non
existent politically wise - they never say diddly.

All the other People were put on the council for politicall reasons - including
the dragon.

I can see a reason for council opening for when Larry (the ork) dies of old age.
But I presume they will just put another figure head Ork in his place. Why
would they want to put in a young upstart noble with needs for power - that
would be more competition.

Also - why the testing thing? the council really wouldn't want to find out
that some shmoe from hoboken is perfect for the council. thats why they have
NOMINATIONS. Now having him nominated to the council would be fine - except you
need someone to go leave (Death or retirement) and the only people that might
leave would be the ork of the sasquatch, the dwarves are not close to dying and
all the rest of the elves would be very much against dying or retirement.
If the Ork or Sasquatch left, they would either be replaced by another person
like them, or the seat would be left open in their "memory" until everyone
forgot about them and the seat was taken by another elf.

Putting Solarial on the council is a cool idea - but it needs a little more
support from logic and the books. Now please don't say that I stick to much
with the books, because in things like this the books are a common basis of
knowledge, otherwise your playing a game and haven't told the other people
whether its hide and go seek or basketball that your playing.

Also - people in power won't give up that power unless it benifits them. Yes
Solarial my be big, but he isn't that big. And the council memembers like where
they stand right now - the only reason they put non-elves in was public unrest.

Sorry about the discourse - its just that the thing made no sense to me.
Don't worry though - we will do our best to make sure Solarial doesn't have to
think about a council postition. :)

Daniel Waisley + SCA - March of Ered Sul - Flagstaff AZ
DJWA@******.UCC.NAU.EDU + Nau fencing club.
"Nightfox" + Brotherhood of the Cryptic Demesne - Fencing house
" A lack of knowledge is a dangerous thing. I am the most dangerous man in the
universe." - Daniel Waisley "Nightfox"


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