What it means to be a Peer

On a recent entry on the Random Stream of Consciousness blog, joeguppy, writing from the Kingdom of Caid, considers what it means to be a Peer in the SCA.

Joeguppy writes:

At the risk of offending some people’s sensibilities, I’m afraid I’m going to go off on a bit of an SCA-related rant. It may burst some bubbles. It may offend some people (although that is not the intent). But hopefully, more than anything, it will give some people a few things to think about. Ready?

Sometimes peerage just SUCKS.

No, I don’t mean that the Order of the (fill in the blank) sucks. Rather, sometimes actually being a peer sucks. Why? Because a bed of roses has thorns.