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By Lord DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent

Dwarves vs. Giants Tourney
Duke Cariadoc of the Bow hosted this annual fun tournament, pitting gentles 5-foot-6 and under (dwarves) against those 6-foot-3 and taller (giants). This year, the dwarves were not only short on stature, but also on numbers as seven giants competed against six dwarves.
Despite the brief defection of Duke Edmund of Hertford, the dwarves were overwhelmed 3-0 in melees. Numerous thrown insults led to single combats and much fun was had by all.

Second Generation Tournament
The Kingdom of Lochac hosted the inaugural Second Generation Tournament early Saturday afternoon. Six second-generation fighters took part in this round-robin affair, which was watched over by their parents and TRM Edmund and Lenore of Lochac.
In the finals, Vidarr Einarsson of the Midrealm scored two straight wins over Erik de Tyr to claim the title.

Left-Handed Tournament
Things got sinister on the Pennsic battlefield Saturday as the third Left-Handed Tournament took place, sponsored by House Aedis Vesperis. A total of 16 gentles participated in a rotating round-robin tournament, including two right-handed fighters who switched hands for the afternoon.
One of those right-handers-gone-sinister was Duke Edmund of Hertford, who won 13 bouts to take the tournament title.

Tarl’s Little Polearm Tournament
This well-attended tournament, hosted by the Shire of Hunter’s Home, drew more than 50 gentles Saturday. All fighters fought in a bear-pit style tournament with polearms, which is the favored weapon of THL Tarl Shadowraven. Each fighter earned two points for a win and one point for a loss in the bear pits.
The tournament finished with its first repeat winner as Duke Maynard von dem Steine won the tournament with 124 points. Duke Maynard then bested Tarl 3-1 in a best-of-five bout fight to claim the overall title.