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The Screwtape Missives, Part X

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. Memoramdum TO: All Apprentice & Journeyman level tempters, shades, devils and demons FROM: His Abysmal Sublimity Undersecretary Screwtape, Underseer for English-Speaking Regions DATE: 75th day, 13th period, 2,006,942, post descent RE: The... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part IX

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, So it has come about as I have predicted. Your man has completed the probation Count Gray put on him, and is now a squire. He constantly strives to behave, not as knights act, but — and this is much worse — as knights... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part VIII

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, I see that you’ve met with some limited success in striving to focus your patient on his ambition to become Count Gray’s squire. You now have him emulating other squires’ foolish, playful behavior as though it were the... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part VII

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, It’s no good complaining to me about it. It was bound to happen, the way you were handling him. If you had mellowed him just a little, you could have played his pride for years. You could have moderated his outbursts of... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part VI

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, Let us consider the dual nature of knighthood in the Society, and how we can put it to use. So much of the attention of SCA members is fixed on knighthood (although some may simply call it “peerage” to avoid an emphasis on... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part V

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, Your report on your patient’s first tournament was most satisfactory. Congratulations are clearly in order. First, his conduct towards the young lady he brought with him was ideal. He alternated between neglect and... read more

The Screwtape Missives, Part IV

by Viscount Sir Galen of Bristol ©2004, Paul T. Mitchell, This work may not be reproduced in any form, written or electronic, without the permission of the author. My Dear Wormwood, We shall now discuss (overdue though it is) what sort of company your patient should be keeping in the SCA. You should be wary of what a wide variety of people your man may meet at fighter practices, meetings and events. Some... read more

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