Sword for Hire is a long-term, ongoing fundraiser that allows donors to help build LANCE's armory as we evolve as a community and performance troupe. You can choose from several weapon types and donate the price of the weapon (including a little bit extra toward its upkeep), thus adding another weapon to LANCE’s armory. In exchange, we offer you naming rights for the weapon and the ability to track its progress over the course of its life with LANCE.
Every year on the anniversary of your donation, we will send you a complete update on your weapon, including pictures, write-ups on any events it participates in, and quotes from the performers who wield it. If your weapon is damaged, we’ll let you know what what’s being done to repair it, and if--Merlin forbid--we are forced to retire your weapon, we’ll deliver the news to you as delicately as we can.
We even have a member of the troupe dedicated to recording the history of our armory, the Chronicler of Arms. Her name is Marissa Kraatz, and she doubles as LANCE's Documentarian, so you know she knows her stuff. No one is more excited to get this new fundraiser off the ground than Marissa, who believes in the important role Sword for Hire plays in enriching LANCE's culture (as well as bolstering our armory). Every new weapon added to our armory is another opportunity for our performers to learn and grow with the troupe, another combat performance that will surprise and entertain our patrons, another story for the Chronicler of Arms to tell. Who wouldn't be excited about that?
Until next time,
-- Casey, Webmaster