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Previous Entry An inactive Knight crawls forth from the woodwork! Mar. 4th, 2010 @ 12:54 pm
Good tidings, all! Baron Sir Calvin Mac Druen (ska Romerion Landsinger) here. I don't expect everyone here to know who I am, or even remember me if they DID know me at one time, or whathaveyou, but I used to be a rather heavy Amtgardian until about 9 years ago, when I had a nervous breakdown and pretty much stopped doing ANYthing social for a while. I still keep in touch with various people from various groups thanks to the 'Net, and I've been thinking more and more of trying to get back into the swing of things with the society, even though so much seems to have changed that I'm probably going to feel like a fish out of water for a while.

Anywho, I joined this community as a means of hopefully getting myself more up to speed with the current State of the Game and such, reconnect with lost friends, and also just because part of me still misses the people more than anything else. And if nothing else, I wanted any possible rumours floating around out there as to what happened to me to be hopefully clarified, through word-of-mouth if nothing else. For all I know, there's folks out there who have been told I'm dead or something. >.<

And now, on with that quiz thing that's been floating around:

Amtgard in a Nutshell
[] Less than a Year
[] 1-2 Years
[]3-5 Years
[]6-10 Years
[X]10-15 Years
[]16+ Years

[]Burning Lands
[] Emerald Hills
[X] Celestial Kingdom
[] Golden Plains
[] Iron Mountains
[X] Goldenvale
[] Dragonspine
[] Wetlands
[] Neverwinter
] Blackspire
[] Rising Winds
[] Crystal Groves
[] Desert Winds
[] Freeholds

(have not seen the rules since 6th Edition, however)




[]Raider (I don't even recognise this class)


I HAVE MADE (laughably attempted, more like) THE FOLLOWING FIGHTING IMPL[E]MENTS:
[X]Short sword

[]Long Sword
[X]Great Weapon
[X]Short Pole Arm

[]Pole arm
[X]Spell Balls

I HAVE BROKEN THE FOLLOWING WEAPONS (If no to all skip following question):
[X]Short sword
[]Long Sword
[]Great Weapon
[X]Short Pole Arm
[X]Pole arm (Rapestick) Good Goddess, is that actually a common nickname for this weapon nowadays? How...charming.
[]Spell Balls


The broiling heat of a Texas summer is/was well-known for weakening the tensile strength of PVC and breaking down foam after prolonged exposure, so weapons breakage was a fairly common occurence at the southern parks where I played, and it was often difficult to establish exactly why a weapon broke when it did during seemingly normal play. However, I'll freely admit I've broken a weapon or two while duelling concrete park tables and a bench. To the best of my memory, I never broke a weapon from hitting someone too hard.

[X]Monarch (Local and Kingdom) (Baron of Tori-Mar)
[X]Prime Minister (Local and Kingdom) (Chancellor for Tori-Mar)
[X]Regent (Local and Kingdom) (I'm faaaairly certain I was a regent for Tori-Mar at one point, but I might be remembering wrong; give me a break, it's been more than 12 years since I was last even out at the Pease Park location
[]Champion (Local only)
[]Park Idiot
[]Park Wench


[]Silver (Silver IS white)


(Because of medical issues, I've more or less had to give up on actual fighting activities)
[]Ditching (depends on the group)
[]Training (depends on the group)
[]Class Battles (depends on the group)
[]Weapon Master
[]Sparring (depends on the group)
[]Weapon Making
[]Garb Making
[X]General Mayhem
(of a sort)
[X][Flirting my arse off with] the Women


-What's your FULL Amtgard name?
Calvin Mac Druen, Lord Havendale

-What's your title?
Baron, Knight of the Flame

-Weapon of Choice?
Wit and charm.

-Style of Choice?
old-school Romantic

-What are you most known for?
That largely depends upon whom you're asking. Personally, I like to think it was my dedication to roleplaying and my attempts to be friendly to as many people as possible regardless of affiliation. But then again, I could be dreaming.

-Proudest Amt-moment?
Probably when Aramithras dubbed me an "Alpha Drummer."

-Favorite Park?
Haven't travelled extensively enough to say, but I was impressed by the Goldenvale park when I lived up there. And of course, Pease Park in Austin will always hold a place of fond memory in my heart, regardless of whether it's even used anymore.

-Favorite Amtgarder?
I cannot possibly pick a favourite, given the sheer number of truly wonderful people I've met in my day.

-Favorite Park Event?
Gathering of the Clans X.

-If you had to chose one weapon you're not experienced at what would it be?

-Favorite piece of garb?
The velvet pirate's coat my ex-wife made for me, based on an authentic pattern for an American Revolutionary War military jacket.

-Favorite piece of Armor?
A leather doublet made ages ago by a former member of Barad-duin, back when Barad-duin was actually still part of Amtgard.

-Favorite Kingdom?
Impossible for me to say at this point, given how much has changed. I haven't actually BEEN to any of the Kingdoms since I went inactive. All things considered, though, I found myself rather fond of Goldenvale, in spite of their insular attitudes at the time.

-If you could have a threesome with any two other Amtgarders who would they be?
See above.

-Court or Fighting Garb?
Court garb, always.

-Favorite Class to play?
I always found Druid to be rather fun.

-Best weather to play in?
Any weather that is conducive to good spirits among the attending population. Few things bothered me more than seeing tempers snapping left and right due to bad weather conditions. :-/

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Date:March 4th, 2010 10:13 pm (UTC)
Things which will help you:
Amtgardrecords.com Has all records for people online now, also there is an atlas on that site which will allow you to find the nearest park to your location.
www.amtwiki.net Amtgard has a wiki, its insanely useful and updated. . . a lot. For instance, it lists you as Knight of the Flame - Knighted in May 1992 at Kingdom Mid-reign by Arioch - King of the Celestial Kingdom
www.electricsamurai.com Is the forum that a decent yet vocal amount of amtgard frequents.
Much luck,
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Date:March 4th, 2010 11:31 pm (UTC)
Much obliged!
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Date:March 8th, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
welcome back. another helpful tip: once you find the group(s) you want to stay in contact with you can find just about all of them on yahoo groups, myspace or facebook maybe. the yahoo groups is the best of them i think.
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Date:March 24th, 2010 11:41 am (UTC)
I'd say welcome back myself, but college and a weekend job kept me out for 10 years. You can take 'em out of Amtgard but you can't take the Amtgard out of them. Even now, my heart bleeds that I cannot be there, basking in that atmosphere. Bleeds more still with the acknowledgment that I probably never fit in as well as I once did. To be honest, I think it might be too hard for someone like me to come back.
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