We are proud to be members of the premiere barony of the Middle Kingdom. Sometimes what comes first falls behind and we feel that this has happened, quite unintentionally, to North Woods. It is our hope to be instrumental in restoring that which is North Woods, to polish her until she shines as an inspiration so she may stand proud in service to the Dream.
The legacy we hope to follow is worth continuing and we will strive to do so by presenting North Woods and ourselves in the best light possible; by listening to the concerns and opinions within her borders and representing them honorably and honestly to the Crown; by imparting the words and wisdom of the Crown to the edges of her borders; and by giving no cause for apology, shame or grievance. We want to create a presence and image of North Woods so that its populace is proud to proclaim themselves North Woods – a venerable presence worthy of a premiere barony.
One of the most important steps toward elevating the baronial presence would be to spotlight and recognize the deeds and accomplishments of its populace. This will be no small task as there are many talented, creative, and generous gentles in North Woods that serve their households, cantons, the barony, and the kingdom. Many have been recognized and should continue to be recognized for their continued efforts; however, we have also suffered famine for there are those who have a long history of service and accomplishment yet remain unheralded and unsung. North Woods has horns to blow and they need to be heard.
Additionally, the barony currently comprises five cantons all of whom are very active and have their own personalities. This is not something we want to see change; however, we would like to see more of a baronial presence. It is extremely important for cantons to maintain their individuality and do what they have been doing, but we believe it would be beneficial to help establish a greater presence for the barony (and perhaps even more fun) if the cantons would, when appropriate, come together with sword and shield, cloak and dagger, bow and arrow, axe and spear, and even arts and sciences to battle or teach side by side.
North Woods is a formidable entity populated by amazing people whom we would be most honored to represent to the Crown of the Middle Kingdom.