Knighthood Vs Becoming a KnightThe path to Knighthood is very different from being the knight you want to be. As you start on the path you start with:
1. An Example - This could be Conan or King Arthur. Who ever you
think is what you want to be like.
2. Denial I couldnt be as good as Sir so and so.
3. Wonderment I wonder how far I can go.
4. Hope I hope I look good, I hope Im good enough.
5. Excitement you win an award or your first fight or do well in a tourney.
6. Doubt This comes after the excitement fades and your still doing all the things you were doing and nothing happens.
7. Frustration you become frustrated after so long, with no guidance. This will not end if you are doing the wrong things, not following the code.
8. Faith this comes through talking to your up lines and fellowship with your up lines. You must establish who your up lines are.
Definition: Up Line your knight or leader, the person who has done the thing you want to do.
Definition Cross Line this is your squire brother or good friend,
but someone that has not obtained that which you want, but knows what
you are going through.
Passive or non-passive competition.
Your up line should challenge you to:
A. Change Through your prowess, comportment and the knightly virtues.
B. To Grow Through gaining more knowledge and understanding.
C. Becoming the example of all the knightly virtues, and trying every day to follow the code.
D. And lastly by being happy with what you have. It is about wanting what you have, not getting what you want. If you always need more awards or praise for things you are doing, you are not happy and the people looking at you see this.
Sir Osric Eisenwulf, K.S.C.A.
A.K.A Homer Stone.