I'd just like to make it clear that it wasn't me this time and that I've been in Wye all along. "Borrowing" Spanner isn't that hard any way. No one stops you when you walk out of the door. My associate and I got as far as Beit Quad.
Faithfull Sidekick, nice to know Spanner gets regular trips to Beit Quad? As a passing interest when did you "borrow" Him and shouldn't we all work together to provide him with better holiday opportunities and a chance to see the World?
At the most mascotry can't really occur anyway, as only C&G have any violate mascots. Paddington I don't believe has been seen for ages, whilst Theta belongs to a group that no longer officially exists. (As an aside, whoever stole theta has also broken the rules of mascotry as it is inviolate and thus can also be called 'theft'. I hope people consider that one too). As RSM is now under the C&G umbrella, Davy is no longer fun to steal really. This really spoils the game.
Would those involved in the Trojon Horse mafia be so kind as to tell us which mascots can be stolen and which cannot? Is mascotry a game reserved purely for present Faculty Unions or can CSCs (e.g. RSM) or ex CCUs (e.g. Ex-RCS) join in if they have a recognised mascot?
There is no reason why other groups cannot take part however they must publically state that they have a violate mascot. This has in the past generally been from UL level down to CCU level however there is no reason why this cannot be expanded.
In answer to your question re:Theta. It was never declared inviolate and so remains a violate mascot.
Dear Trojan Horse, your memory must be failing you. Theta was declared inviolate in one of the last acts of the RCSU. As a member of that last Exec, I can vouch for this fact.
One of the central tenets of mascotry was the mascotry agreements. These became null and void at the end of July 2002, as the bodies represented by them ceased to exist. Thus, according to previous judgements by ICU, mascotry cannot occur, until new mascotry agreements are in place. Therefore, any "violation" of a percieved Mascot is theft.