of Forgotten Sea
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The Barony of Forgotten Sea
established the BFS Fools Guild in April of 2002.
If you have an interest in the Foolish Arts, or in the guild, please contact the Guild Head.
~ est. April 2002 ~
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The Fools Guild Charter
Purpose of this Guild
The purpose of this Guild is to give Fools in and around the Barony of Forgotten Sea a forum from which to learn about the traditions and craft of the Foolish Arts, teach what they have learned about the Foolish Arts to others, to seek and give advice, and revel in the camaraderie of others who share an interest in the Foolish Arts.
For the purposes of this Guild, the term Foolish Arts shall refer to antics, jokes, shtick, puppetry or other performances as might be done by a Fool..
For the purpose of
this charter, the term Fool shall refer the characterization of the historical
practice/position referred to (but not limited to) fool, jester, buffoon, clown,
harlequin, trickster and punster.
Goals of this Guild
To either hold at least one (1) class a year to educate the populace on aspects
of the Foolish Arts (this may be
done at a Baronial Meeting, a Baronial Event, a Baronial Canton Meeting, a Baronial Canton Event, or at
R.U.S.H.) or to sponsor at least one (1) competition a year in the field of Foolish Arts (this may be held in
conjunction with either a Baronial Event, an event of one of the Baronial Cantons, or the annual Kingdom A&S
To provide a medium for the exchange of information between members of
the Guild and interested parties not
affiliated with the Guild.
To improve the overall quality of the Foolish Arts and the manner they are
taught in the Barony of Forgotten Sea,
providing a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which Fools and prospective Fools can learn, teach and develop.
And above and beyond any other
goal, to make people smile, laugh or otherwise
feel merriment at any and all times
where it's convenient, appropriate, or just plain silly.
Requirements for this Guild
To provide a minimum of one (1) performances annually at Baronial functions.
This may be the result of
one or more of the members of the Guild.
To produce a minimum of one (1) informational article annually on some aspect of
the Foolish Arts, to be
“published” in either the Baronial Newsletter, the appropriate Kingdom publication (i.e. Calon Scrolls)
and/or placed on the Forgotten Sea Fools Guild website. This may be the result of one or more of the
members of the Guild.
Members must (as they can and as is available) attend at
least one class annually. This can be one hosted by this
guild, or a class at an outside venue. If a member learns in the outside venue, it is requested that they pass
information learned from the outside venue on to any and all members of the guild that have a desire to learn it.
Structure for this Guild
1. The Baronage of Forgotten Sea shall select the initial Fools Guild Head, who shall oversee the Guild for one year.
At the end of each year, the Guild shall select a Guild Head by a
consensus of the Guild members. A Guild Head
may be selected to oversee the Guild for consecutive years by the Guild members.
3. There shall be no ranks within the BFS
Fools Guild. In an effort to promote interaction, camaraderie and a friendly,
helping atmosphere in which to learn; to reduce the possibility of competition amongst the members but instead
inspire cooperation and an exchange of ideas, techniques and information, ranks shall not exist.
conflict within the guild arises, before it is taken to outside influence, the
concerned parties can call upon a
Fool's Duel. This duel shall be a classic display of silliness and utter chaos as exemplified by a) a pie off,
b) a 'sing' off, c) or any other foolish contest as deemed fitting by the members (food fights to be kept to a
'confined space' so as not to provide problems for the Barony, it's cantons, or any other hosting group).
Grievances disputed internally through such means are binding and not to be argued afterwards.
We will all strive to forego politics and settle disputes internally.
Should any disputes arise that cannot be settled by the aforementioned
means or by a consensus of the
and the Guild members, the Baronage of Forgotten Sea retains the authority to settle such disputes.
The Barony of Forgotten Sea will establish and register a badge for Guild
Insignia that all members of the
Forgotten Sea Fools Guild are allowed to wear and display.
IN PROCESS: Argent, a fool rampant contourny, a bordure vert.
This is the list of the members of the Barony of Forgotten Sea Fools Guild.
* = Charter Member
|.||* = Fools Guild Head|
|* = Honorary Member||* = Former Fools Guild Head|
|Member Names (in no particular order)|
|Lord||Roberto Carlos Dominguez***|
|Lord||Timothy of Northkeep*|
|Lord||Gotfrid von Schwaben *|
|Her Ladyship||Dorcas Whitecap*|
|Master||Mikal the Ram*|
|Mistress||Luciana di Ridolfi*|
|His Lordship||Martinus Draco Byzantios*|
|Lady||Sorcha MacLeod (of the Outlands)*|
|Lord||Wormy (of Ansteorra)*|
|Royal Rascals of Calontir|
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