The Quiet Word
Baron Ysambart Courtin
I was on a serving crew at a major St Florian event when a gentle, new to the Society made a small comment on costuming. It was a high court event so the ladies were in their finery, and the gentlemen were mainly wearing coates and hose. A vast expanse of delectable male leg was on display.
I was taken aside and a quiet word was had in my ear. "Are you and all your mates poofs??"
I was dumbstruck for a moment and replied in the negative. It was one of those moments where you look around at exactly what we are doing, take on a newcomer’s eyes and just go "I know where that’s coming from but how can they get it so wrong?!" Life in the SCA is like that.