Talk:Estates (Adrian Empire)

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Households vs Groups for SCA comparison

I just changed back a revision Cian made and am posting here to explain it. Estates in the Adrian Empire are not comparable to SCA groups. Estates are boundaryless personal associations, more closely comparable to households in the SCA, altho' more formally structured. The equivalent to an SCA group in the Empire is the "chartered subdivision", which is addressed on the main Adian Empire page. CsikosLo 21:47, 16 July 2008 (EST)

I was just using the descriptions you had placed on the page as a guide, but the similarities with SCA subgroups I saw were
  • The estates are officially recognised (SCA Households aren't)
  • They have recognised ranks throughout the club (SCA Households don't)
  • They have defined size/membership requirements (SCA Households define these internally)
  • They have a defined role/seat in the executive arm of the game (SCA Households don't by default)
So all this seemed to indicate to me that they were much more similar to SCA subgroups (i.e. shires, baronies, cantons, colleges) than SCA guilds and households (which are unofficial). But I had never heard of the Adrian Empire until you added it to Cunnan, so if you (presumably a member of AE) feel otherwise, I bow to your wisdom.
- Cian Gillebhrath 09:20, 17 July 2008 (EST)
Good reasoning, Cian. I've made my case; you've made yours. How do others feel? CsikosLo 10:30, 17 July 2008 (EST)