Well here we are. Another Great Northeaster War has come to pass. Hard work has been done, tales around campfires have been shared, and the good company of friends has been enjoyed. Let the dreaded unpacking begin…
Before I pull myself up by my bootstraps and stow my gear I would like to take this time to thank Marcus, Astrid his deputy, and the staff and volunteers for a most enjoyable event.
Events this size bring with them a large share of ever changing challenges that need to be meet and overcome. I commend the efforts, dedication, and follow through of the staff of this the 28th Great Northeast War. You are all an excellent example of the best of the Society, our Glorious Kingdom, and this Fair Province.
I was especially impressed with the works of the new staff members. It is an easy trap we face for those of us who have run either the whole or a part of GNE to just keep doing those jobs over and over again. Sadly this does not give the newer generation of members a chance to step up and make their mark. But this year was different as several departments were headed by that new generation. From the initial excitement at being asked to staff this event all the way to the panic of, “what did I get myself into,” this team rallied when they were needed all with the goal of making this event the best it can be, to care for and guide our honored guest one and all.
Yes there are moments of, “how does this thing go together… ? This was always done by someone else,” or , “I have no idea how this thing turns off…” Thankfully the veterans of the event are not far away to help, and help they do, but this year’s team pushed through those challenges and provided us all with a fantastic long weekend filled with skill, love and honor.
Thank you to Their Majesties for their support as well as not just playing along, but encouraging our shtick. To our allies, thank you for standing with us and sharing in our fun. And a special thank you to Their Excellencies of the honorable Barony of Endewearde. Many of my teachers over the years have told me that you bring honor to your opponent by bringing your best. I hope we were able to honor you as you most definitely honored us. We are indeed a family no longer divided.
Much appreciated and pleased to be in your service,
Province of Malagentia