Memoirs from the Hermits DeskNovember 1987, No. 1I would like to address the subject of creating a War Lance withinthe Shire of the Ruins. For those who don't know what a warlance is, it is a group of individuals, fighters or archers, who fightas a group specifically for wars. Something of this nature wouldpromote the rekindling and continuation of regular in-shire fighterpractices. I would also allow for a good way of training newfighters. We might also be able to have classes in various thingswhich would liven up our Science and Arts Reports. There is alsothe consideration of how much more interesting our demos couldbe if we had two teams meleeing. In short, this could be verybeneficial to this Shire.Good News!! At the meeting of October 17th, attendance was upfrom the usual faithful four to 8 members. No major decisionswere made but many things were discussed. At the October31srt meeting, attendance again increased to a staggering nearrecord of 14 members. Takamtsu announced forming a baronialadvisory board to oversee the planning of the long and arduousjourney to Baronial Status. And he offered an open invitation toanyone who was willing to work and wanted to join the advisoryboard. Also, the issue of changing the name of the Shire wasbrought up but no decision was reached. It was decided that theShire would put in a bid for Summer Art/Sci. Remember, the nextmeeting is on the 21st of November at Christina Park, Lakeland,at high noon.