- Mar 17, 2009
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I can't find the link at this moment, but I remember someone posting something about the group HR and MR were involved in "not believing in fidelity" or something to that matter. IMO the multiple stab wounds indicate that this crime was very personal and I'm wondering if jealousy due to infidelity could be motive. IMO if the motive was insurance money then there wouldn't have been so much overkill. I'm wondering if this view on fidelity is the norm in SCA and if someone could elaborate on what that actually means....Lurking Spectator or anyone with some knowledge?
I'll take a stab at this and I'm going to try to be as upfront and open about this particular subject as possible, without maligning or impugning anyone's character, even anonymously. The SCA began back in the 1960's, in California, and it did have a reputation, as did most college campuses, festivals, ren faires, etc, of being very free and open and upfront about sex. However, just like any other organization or college, a person's choices and preferences were always up to the individual, and there has never been any rules, regulations or official involvement regarding sex, race, or religion by the SCA for participation.
That being said, as the SCA got older, it began to attract a great many different people, thousands across the world. Over the years, attitudes have changed, just like in Society. There are some people in the SCA who believe in polygamy, as in personal choices to have multi-partner relationships. There are some people in the SCA who believe in 'open marriages', such as the individuals involved are married, but can 'date' whoever they want. And, like every other group we have those of us who believe in and practice monogamy. The SCA does not condone, support, condemn, encourage or foster any personal lifestyles or choices. Like most groups, the SCA does not allow any behaviour at an authorized event that violates modern or local law, plus, it does not allow any public religious displays, references or rituals.
Personally, I do not know who in the SCA has which personal preference as to how they wish to conduct their personal relationships, so I can not identify the 'group' for you. Is it possible this was a personal relationship choice between MR and HR? Could be, I have no way of knowing. I don't ask my fellow SCA'ers, or my friends, or my co-workers what their relationship and sexual preferences are. If there is a 'group' who doesn't believe in 'fidelity' as in sexual partnership, it is not an official 'group' of the SCA, or recognized by the SCA. However, it is more than possible there are people who all have the same philosophy regarding sexual or relationship preference, and they are also part of the SCA.
I hope that helps.
I'm surprised to hear your response LurkingSpectator. While I don't participate in SCA, I have many friends who do, so I hear the lingo and whatnot. Also, I do play role playing games, online. Anyway, I presumed that what was meant by fidelity was more of a 'political alliance' SCA style than actual sexual fidelity. You think I was totally off mark and it was, infact, a reference to sexual fidelity?