Being part of a Reign is a unique opportunity to be a positive influence, and it is a rare honor. I didn’t truly realize how profound an honor it was until after the Reign was complete.
The year I spent as the “Royal Carrier of Heavy Things” was of the best years I’ve had in the SCA, and I wasn’t even the one who won Crown. Their Majesties Cellach and Vukasin achieved many great deeds, and some of those remain with us to this day.
One of the ideas that has remained popular came up in a conversation with Sophia The Orange when she recently asked how The Royal Ensemble got started. The short answer is “because Their Majesties wished to have dancing before court”. What started out as a simple idea grew into something much more and took on a life of it’s own.
So, How did it get started?
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