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Meet A Peer

Greetings unto the good gentles of Trimaris. I hope this missive finds all well within our fair borders. To date, this is the finest interview I have had with a Peer. This peer is the most well known, and might I add, well respected gentle in all of the Society. It was truly an honor to bask in his radiance for the ten minutes he most graciously spared for me during his hectic SCA schedule at our last kingdom event. Even now, as I recall our brief meeting, I have goose bumps! This month I had the special privilege of interviewing Master Sir Angus mac Michael O'Brian of Wensleydale.

Q: How long have you been involved with the Society?

A: I was at the first party in California! I was invited, actually, but I had other more pressing matters at hand to attend to that day. If you'd like, I can point out California on a map and show you where it was held.

Q: Approximately how long did it take you to be recognized as a peer?

A: I was recognized almost immediately, at least by myself. It took the rest of the Society five long, dreadful years to bestow my peerage upon my most worthy shoulders.

Q: What is your definition of a Peer?

A: Someone worthy of the worship and admiration. This is especially so since I have been one. The other peers used to be jerks, but I fixed all that. Now they look up to me as their role model.

Q: What was your most embarrassing moment within the Society?

A: It involved the Queen, a llama and 14 springs of parsley — say no more!

Q: What do you feel was one of your greatest achievements within the Society?

A: When you're as great as I am, staying humble is a great accomplishment.

Q: What is the one thing you feel every new gentle embarking on this journey into the Society should know?

A: Learning to understand how important I truly am.

Q: How do you feel the peerages working as units contribute to our kingdom?

A: Screw the other peerages — we're the only REAL one. (After all, if they don't want me in their stupid little circle, they just don't exist!)

Q: Is there a time within the Society when you as a peer learned something from a new gentle? What?

A: Due to my humility, I sometimes forget how wonderful I really am, but then I am reminded of my greatness by the awe I see reflected in the newcomers' beaming faces!

Q: Is there a gentle you admire within the Society? Why?

A: I find myself admired by my own actions on a daily basis.

Q: It appears, at times, that as we achieve a peerage we become tiresome of the Society, almost as if we have won a game. Do you agree and how do you continue to keep your part of the dream alive?

A: I feel it is my duty to show as many people as possible what a shining example of a peerage can be. As the pinnacle of what the SCA represents, I must work tirelessly towards this at every event.

Q: Finally, can you define The Dream as it has come to mean to you?

A: The SCA Dream, for me, is to be in a kingdom full of people ALMOST as good as me. I say "almost" because even a dream must be reasonable.

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's his ego!

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