Pennsic 35 (2006)

2006 PI Display Advertising Rates Set

The new display advertising rates for The Pennsic Independent are set and available here.

This year's rates have been altered to reflect our eight-day publication schedule. Don’t forget to order early to take advantage of Early Bird Rates!

EMS company given charge of Chirurgeon’s Point

By Peregrine Fairchylde

As of early Saturday morning, Pennsic 35 Mayor Baroness Mistress Brise Sanguin has placed Chirurgeon’s Point under the management of NorthWest EMS service of McKees Rock, Penn. First aid services are still available to all War participants free of charge, 24 hours a day, just “under new management,” according to the War’s media liaison, Master Corun MacAnndra.

The exact reason that theWar Chirurgeon and the chirurgeonate staff is no longer running the Point remained undisclosed Saturday afternoon. Responding to written questions submitted through Master Corun, Pennsic 35 Mayor Baroness Mistress Brise Sanguin on Saturday declined to elaborate at that time as to why the changes were made at Chirurgeon’s Point, but did say that no particular SCA policy or procedure was violated to precipitate the action, and that all proper policies and procedures were followed.

Richard Lenhart of NorthWest EMS, a paramedic with six years of experience, said late Saturday morning that the Point will essentially be run the same way it has been: Gentles simply walk in and tell the medical staff what’s wrong.

“We typically have three medics and at least two EMTs (emergency medical technicians)” on duty at all times, said Lenhart. “There will be up to two or three physicians (at the Point) during daylight hours.”

Minor ailments will be dealt with on-site, and patients with serious problems will be taken by ambulance to local hospitals, as has been the practice in the past.

“As far as emergency care, it’s not going to change,” Lenhart said.

One of the primary concerns he said people have brought to the EMS staff was whether NorthWest would have ready access to the confidential medical information that many Pennsic participants have filed with the Point.

“We are not seeing that,” Lenhart assured. “That’s under lock and key and we do not have access.”

If there is a medical need that requires that information, he added, the EMS staff will contact the Pennsic Mayor’s office.
“We can still, in an emergency, get the information from the mayor,” he said.

Lenhart also said that the EMS staff will accept volunteers to assist at the Point, although they will be asked to wear mundane clothes instead of garb.

“We’re already working through thats,” he said. “They will assist us with the minor stuff – basically like it was.”

However, Lenhart said no decision had yet been made about whether apprentice chirurgeons will still be able to continue their training at the War.

“That will have to be something taken up with the Mayor,” he said

Finally, Lenhart said that the EMS staff cannot answer questions about the change, and that those should be directed to the Pennsic Mayor’s staff.

Feat of Arms Planned

SCAtoday.net announces that Don Iago Benitez and THL Alric of the Mists have announced a Feat of Arms on Saturday August 12, 2006 at Pennsic War XXXV.

Read more on SCAtoday.net.

Greetings from the Main Event Stewards for Great Western War X

It is with very heavy hearts that we announce that Prado Park has had a major utility failure. Please be assured that this happened a few days ago and is simply the result of old equipment and wiring. There are no indications that there was any tampering or foul play. The repairs required are so extensive that they will dramatically impact our use of the site. This information, coupled with a huge price increase, has forced us to cancel our plans to use Prado Park for GWW 10. We ask that you DO NOT contact the Prado Park Staff. They are frantically trying to make temporary repairs and deal with park guests and residents. They can’t be answering the phone.

What this means for GWW 10: We are left with only seven weeks before the set up weekend of September 30th-Octobar 1st. The Stewards, with the agreement of the Caidan Kingdom Seneschal, have decided that IF we can find another site by September 1st, we MAY be able to proceed with the event for this year. Please be patient while we adjust to this situation.

REFUND POLICY: For the time being we will be holding all pre-registrations until at least September 1st when the final decisions are made about the event. Once we know exactly what will happen we will make announcements regarding our refund process. Please be patient.

Gavin and I are heartbroken to have to make this announcement and we want to assure everyone that we will do everything in our power to find an alternative site. We are asking everyone to PLEASE be patient while we struggle to adjust.

For further announcements, go to http://www.caid-gww.org/

Sir Gavin and Baronesse Cara Michelle

Looking for Volunteers to Help With the Battlefield at Pennsic

We are looking for volunteers to help with the Battlefield at Pennsic. Many hands make for light work, so if you would please come join us with set up and break down it would be much appreciated.

Monday August 7th 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. 15 People, 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M. 15 People

Tuesday August 8th 10:00 am 10 people Tentative based on how much of the town gets set up on Monday.

Monday August 14th Immediately following the town battle. 30 People to clear the field of hay bales from the town battle.

Tuesday August 15th 6:30 P.M. 20 People More hay moving

Wednesday August 16th Immediately following the Castle Battle 10 people. And 6:30 P.M. 10 people

Thursday August 17th Immediately following the field 20 people. And 3:00 P.M. 20 - 30 people.

Friday August 18th Immediately following the Last Man Battle 30 people to clear field.

Saturday August 19th 10:00 am as many as possible to help clean up the field.

Thank you for your assistance.

In service,
Lucan, Princips East

Mayor: Chirurgeons overstepping certifications reason for change at Point

By Peregrine Fairchylde

The questions were pointed and sometimes angry, and the responses did not always satisfy the crowd, but tempers remained largely in check during an hour-long public meeting held Wednesday afternoon by Pennsic 35 Mayor Baroness Brise Sanguin, OP, outside the First Aid Pavilion, formerly Chirurgeon’s Point.

And in response to the foremost question on the minds of many there– exactly what had transpired to cause the mayor to turn over operation of the Point to NorthWest EMS – though Mayor Brise remained unspecific on the details, citing privacy issues, she did say that some chirurgeons at the War had “exceeded [the] authority” of their mundane first aid certifications, which had given her “grave concerns” and led to the action.

“We had gotten to the point it wasn’t one or two people,” she said. “It was chronic.”

At that point, Viscountess Kaellyn mac Dermott, who was the War Chirurgeon for Pennsic 35 and is now coordinator of first aid volunteers for the War, added: “It’s because I couldn’t police it fast enough to answer their concerns.”

Starting at 1 p.m., Mayor Brise and Viscount Viscount Edward Zifran of Gendy, the emergency deputy mayor, took more than 30 questions over a little more than an hour from a crowd that started at about three dozen but ultimately swelled to more than 75 gentles, most of whom appeared to be chirurgeons: Red hats, leeches and fleams were abundant. Despite the heat, the crowd stayed almost undiminished until the mayor ended the session shortly after 2 p.m.

Judging by the crowd’s reaction, the most promising answer provided by the mayoral staff was to an inquiry as to whether the reports regarding the incidents that led to Mayor Brise’s decision could be released after having confidential personal information removed from them.

“You’ve brought up a good point,” said Viscount Edward. “Allow her some time to actually give this thought and consult with some folks and consider this possibility.”

Mayor Brise also reported that the personal medical information that had been removed from the Point previously was back in the hands of Viscountess Kaellyn.

After the meeting, Master Caelin on Andrede, OP, of Ansteorra, the Deputy Society Chirurgeon, said the records had been removed and placed in his possession according to procedure laid out in the Society Chirurgeon’s Handbook and no request had been made to him for those records until late Tuesday night, at about 10:50 p.m.

During the public session the question “Why?” was brought up again and again.

“Now that you have put 10,000-plus people at risk, can you please explain the reason so the rumors stop and we all have a clue?” asked Master El of Two Knives.

“I have not put anyone at risk,” responded Mayor Brise. “We have EMS taking care of triage … we are fully staffed, we have doctors, we have paramedics, we have first aid people.”

The other major question that, judging by crowd reaction, was not satisfactorily answered dealt with the question of liability protection for warranted chirurgeons who volunteer as first aid helpers, the U.S. Volunteer Protection Act, and Pennsylvania’s Good Samaritan law. While the mayor and her emergency deputy both insisted the protections were in place, some in the crowd contested that position. Viscount Edward asked one questioner to provide a copy of the U.S. Volunteer Protection Act so it could be reviewed and a more satisfactory answer provided.

Mark the Faceitous, a heavy fighter and chirurgeon who identified himself as a mundane family practice physician, said that “we’ve always appreciated having EMS back up the chirurgeons,” but asked the mayor if she was comfortable having non-SCA persons providing first aid, given the unique issues the chirurgeonate is used to dealing with, such as armor extraction.

“We are in a different position than the mundane world,” he said.

“Yes,” Mayor Brise responded to whether she was confident in the ability of NorthWest to handle such situations. “We have SCA individuals involved in this.”

Another gentle asserted that, as a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the SCA and the Pennsic War were subject to the federal Freedom of Information law, and that minutes of meetings – such as any that led up to the announcement that EMS would run Chirurgeon’s Point – must be made available to the public. Viscount Edward countered that, saying that such minutes “would be under executive session,” and thus exempt from disclosure.

The question of money donated to the Chirurgeonate Fund was raised, and Mayor Brise said that money would carry over to next year’s War to be used to purchase supplies, as was usual practice. This prompted a query as to whether the chirurgeonate would be in charge of the Point again next year, to which the mayor replied, “That’s up to next Pennsic’s mayor,” Baroness Rosamund Beauvisage.

Another gentle asked whether NorthWest EMS was reimbursing Pennsic for supplies they use that had been purchased for the War; she said that anything they used was being replaced. Master Iustinos Tekton, called Justin, a former War Chirurgeon, added that supplies were purchased for the war with money already part of the event’s general revenue, and further that he had no problem with the EMS personnel using the supplies on hand.

Mayor Brise also told the crowd that no additional money was being paid to NorthWest under the contract they have with the War.

A question about whether chirurgeons in training (CITs) would be allowed to work shifts during the war led to some brief confusion. Viscount Edward has replied to the gentle that, “We’ll have to take that up with the senior chirurgeon staff.” But this prompted another question: “Is there a cirurgeon staff?”

“Here is the thing,” His Excellency replied. “Yes, there is no active chirurgeonate on site. That does not mean you’re not warranted chirurgeons. There is not active chirurgeonate activity. Whatever rules and procedures you folks have are still in effect.”

“[But] not as an organized part of the Pennsic staff,” added Mayor Brise.

Toward the end of the meeting, Lord Yehuda ben Maimon, who has worked as a chirurgeon at Pennsic the past 10 years, pointed out that the mere fact so many gentles showed up to the meeting was a good sign.

“The whole reason you’re here in the heat is because you care,” he said. “I think we all came here because we want the answers and unfortunately we can’t have them today.... We all want to make that decision ourselves, but we have to ceded that authority to the mayor.”

Then, turning to Mayor Brise, he entreated, “Please promise there will be more information later.” In response, she said she could only promise to try and get more information out.

After the meeting, Viscountess Kaellyn said she felt that first aid service was going “very, very well” under the new arrangement.

“The EMS and the doctors have been working like demons. I worship every one of them,” she said. “They’ve been doing far more than they were expected to do here.”

But though she has some volunteer first aid helpers, she said she would very much like to have a dozen more to get through the end of the war.

“We can figure out what happened and what could have happened better after Pennsic,” Her Excellency said. “Right now, we need to concentrate on giving first aid to the populace. I understand completely what the chirurgeons feel – I’m one of them. And I don’t feel [ill will] against any of them if they don’t feel they can come back. But I would like to see some of them work out the differences and come in and help us out until the end of the event.”

Deputy Society Chirurgeon Caelin said in an interview after the meeting that he differed with Mayor Brise’s interpretation of the Society Chirurgeon’s Handbook when it came to the authority to remove the chirurgeonate from operating at the War.

“What it [the handbook] says is you can have an event with no chirurgeonate,” he said. “It doesn’t say you can remove the chirurgeonate.”

He cited section III.9, General Policies, which reads in part: “Any Chirurgeon who is available and willing to provide first aid at an event can not be prohibited from doing so by anyone other than the Kingdom Chirurgeon or a duly-delegated administrative superior in the Chirurgeonate (e.g., a Chirurgeon-in-Charge at an interkingdom event).”

“They’re choosing very small segments out of context,” Master Caelin said.

Og on Alcohol

The Last Word

The Last Pennsic

It is amazing to me that every year Pennsic gets bigger. The roads get longer, the hills steeper the temperature is hotter. My tent is heavier and takes me longer to put up. I get tired quicker and nap a lot. Is Pennsic changing? No. I am getting older.

Welcome to being fifty.

We are all getting older, sadly. As the saying goes, you hang around long enough it is bound to happen. Every year I see good friends who for one reason or another will not be back. It would take but a couple of turns of bad luck for any of us to fall by the wayside. I know it is the natural way of things but still I am unhappy about it. We will make new friends but the missing will always hold a place in our hearts.

Lords and Ladies!

Charge your glasses and raise them high!

To our friends…today’s and yesterday’s.

“If we shadows have offended,

Think but this and all is mended,

That you have but slumber’d here

While these visions did appear.

And this weak and idle theme,

No more yielding but a dream,

Gentles, do not reprehend:

If you pardon, we will mend.

And, as I am an honest Puck,

If I have unearned luck

Now to scrape the serpent’s tongue,

We will make amends ere long;

Else the Puck a liar call;

So, good night unto all.

Give me your hands, if we be friends,

And Robin shall restore amends.”

Thank you, William. See you all next year.

Yours in the DREAM…

Og

PI Publishing Court Reports This Year

One of the additions we at the Pennsic Independent would like to make this year is the inclusion of kingdom court reports. We know this is something that our readers—both at war and on the Internet—would be particularly interested in.

In order to do this, we are going to be requesting help from the kingdoms themselves. We will be in touch with royalty and kingdom heralds to help us get this information. Since courts are in the evening, we will not be able to include the information in the following day's edition, but we will get them into the paper—and on the web—as quickly as possibly.

We will also be asking help from kingdom residents at Pennsic as well. If you are willing to collect and deliver the awards given in your kingdom's court to us by noon the following day, please contact us at The Pennsic Independent (Newspaper on the Merchant Map).

We do have staff members who will be attending their own kingdom courts and reporting on them. These courts include the East Kingdom, the Middle Kingdom, Aethelmearc, and Ealdormere. We are actively seeking volunteer court reporters from all other kingdoms.

PI Web Edition - Friday, August 18, 2006

Court Reports

Even before the first formal courts of the war were held, several kingdoms elevated members of their populace or already had sent prople out of peerage vigils.

The first award of the war came during the first week, at Viscount Haakon’s bardic circle when King Malcolm and Queen Tessa ofÆthelmearc made Haakon’s brother, Boris Dragonslayer, a baron of their court.

Earlier this week, prior to the Rapier Town Battle, the Æthelmearc royalty elevated Illadore de Bedegrayne of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, to the Order of the White Scarf.

King Felix and Queen Madeleina of the Midrealm sent three people on Pelican vigil prior to their Thursday court. They are Caelan O’Rogallary of the incipient shire of al Ja’Far, Ciara McRobbie of Northwoods, and Baron Rocco Barbarossa of the Barony of Roaring Wastes.

The Midrealm also has two new members of the Order of Chivalry .

Angus of Darkmoon and Axle Fairhair were placed on vigil on the field just after the Unbelted Champions Battle. Sir Angus was knighted before the Woods Battle and Sir Axle was knighted before the castle battle.

After Monday’s fighting, three Easterners received the Order of the Tygers Combatant, the kingdom Higher Order of Merit for fighting. They were Eloi Albelard of the Barony of the Bridge, Baron Angus Kerr of Conocrdia of the Snows and Dietrich Schwelgengraber.

In addition, King Brion and his queen also sent two members of their kingdom on vigil for Chivalry. They are Christian Knox and Alexander de Hauteville.

At Æthelmearc Court on Tuesday there were two elevations to the peerage and one other gentle was placed on vigil. Valgardr Gunnarson was elevated to the Order of the Laurel.

Baron Cedric the Humble, who just last month stepped down as Baron of Thescorre, was elevated to the Order of the Pelican.

After court had been suspended, HRM Malcolm recalled His Silver Buccle Principal Herald, Baroness Giulietta da Venezia, and placed her on vigil for the Order of the Pelican. She will be elevated at the Festival of Summer’s End in the Canton of Beau Fleuve next month.

Also of note, the late Master Johan von Traubenberg was named the 21st Jewel of Æthelmearc. Æthelmearc Court is remaining open throughout the War.

At Ealdormere Court on Thursday evening, Eleanor Fairchild was elevated to the Order of the Laurel by TRMs Aaron and Rustique. Also, THLady Joanna of Northumberland was made a Baroness of the Court.

Thursday Battlefield Report

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

Belted Champions Battle

This year’s belted champions battle may have been the most competitive and chivalrous in Pennsic history. Twenty knight champions from the East and Midrealm met each other on the field and the result was a rollicking affair. After a hold was called to allow dead fighters out, five Midrealm fighters and three East fighters remained on the battlefield, though four of the five Midrealm fighters were confined to their knees.

For the next 15 minutes, those fighters left everything on the field, as chants of “East” and “Tyger” clashed with chants of “Midrealm” and “Draco” from a very enthusiastic crowd. In the end, Duke Edmund of Hertford was the last fighter from the Midrealm. HRH Lucan on the East dispatched him.

Both of Their Majesties had high praise for the champions.

“This is what champions should be,” HRM Felix said. “This was a fight fully of chivalry and honor.”

“In all my years at Pennsic, I have seen a fight like this,” HRM Brion said. “I know not if we will see a fight like this again.”

Plate and Mail Tournament

The Historic Combat Series continued Thursday with the Plate and Mail Tournament. Fighters were assigned a number of counted blows depending on how much plate armor they carried. Victory was achieved by striking that number of good blows or thrusting into a vulnerable point.

Seven fighters participated in the tournament and Viscount Geoffrey Scott of the West went a perfect 6-0 in the round robin tournament to claim the title.

Calontir Greatsword Tournament

HRM Semjaka of Calontir hosted his kingdom’s Greatsword Tournament Tuesday afternoon. A total of 23 fighters came out to battle in this double elimination tournament with two-handed swords.

In the end, Sir Brusi Anderson of the Shetlands, a Lochac knight, defeated Calontir’s Duke Irel Krisk of Starre Inn two bouts to one in the final. HRM Semjaka then offered a 14th century greatsword to Sir Brusi as token of his victory, but Sir Brusi requested it be held by His Majesty and named a token for every future champion.

Known World Squires Tournament

The Kingdom of Atlantia hosted the fifth annual Known World Squires Tournament and 91 squires from throughout the Known World came to the list. The list was fought as a double elimination Atlantian speed tournament.

This tournament has been dominated in recent years from squires of House Ebonwoulf in Atlantia and one their household made the finals again. However, Russell Gilnel Tabere needed two win two bouts against Kane Severus of An Tir to take the title, as Lord Tabere came from the loser’s list. Tabere won the first bout, but Severus won the second to claim the title.

Tyger forces roar over field

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

After 11 War Points: East Tygers 8, Midrealm Dragons 3

After a day of cooperation, the Grand Armies of the Midrealm and East got back to competition Thursday as the two armies met for the grand spectacle that is the field battle.

This year’s throwdown on the field would involve two fights, each worth one War Point. Combat archery was allowed in the second battle.

The two sides lined up on their traditional starting points with the Midrealm on the east side of the field and East attacking from the west side of the field.

The Dragon’s forces arrayed themselves with the Tuchux and South Oaken and allied kingdoms to the north; the Great Dark Horde, Ealdormere, Calontir and Darkmoon in the center; and Darkyard, Ironwolf, North Oaken and Lochac to the south.

The East lined up with Atlantia and Rome to the north; Æthelmearc, the Southern and Central Armies in the center; and the Northern Army and other allied kingdoms to the south.

At the sound of the cannon, more than 1,000 fighters charged into the fray. Darkyard went on a mad dash on the extreme southern flank, while the Tuchux did the same on the northern edge of the field. However, both charges eventually ran out of steam and manpower. Meanwhile, East forces in the center created large bulges in the Midrealm line, leading to an untenable position for many Midrealm fighters and allies. At the end of the first fight, the East’s forces in the center had the Midrealm’s forces completely encircled and ground them down. Meanwhile, remnants of House Bloodguard and Rome mopped up the remaining forces to the north. When two forces met in the north center of the battlefield, the cannon sounded, signifying an East victory.

The second fight turned out to be much more a battle of attrition. Whole units from both armies were chewed up in a meatgrinder in the center of the battlefield. In the end, elements of Black Talon and Rome were able to survive the melee and score a victor over the last few remaining Midrealm hardcores.

HRM Brion assembled his jubilant forces and asked his army raise cheers to each and every one of his allies after the battle. HRM Brion thanked the East for their prowess, but was quick to give credit his opponents as well.

“Honor these ladies and gentlemen across the field who met you so valiantly this day,” HRM Brion said. “Without their great prowess we would have nothing to do.”

After the battles, however, it was clear the fighting was not done. The army of Ealdormere marched to the center of the battlefield and threw down a challenge to the East’s Northern Army. This was accepted and the White Wolf met the Northern Star in three rounds of combat, with the Spartans and House Darkmoon joining in the fun.

Today’s big battle: The Broken Field Battle

The Broken Field has a new spin on it this year. As the Midrealm is trailing, they will be given the opportunity to take the field first construct whatever obstacles they can create. The East will then have 60 minutes to destroy the Midrealm army. If they are unsuccessful, the Midrealm takes the final two points. There will be no resurrections.

What to watch for: Unique wall and bridge formations. Much like the town battle, this battle may take some figuring out in its early stages. The onus is on the East to win the battle as the attacker.

Unclassifieds - Friday, August 18, 2006

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Events Open to All

Reform Jewish Shabat service behind Silver Dragon Co., #11 Bow Street. 7pm Friday.

UNCLASSIFIEDS

Help Wanted

Desperately Needed: Burly guy with organizational skills to help pack up the Pennsic Independent this coming Saturday and Sunday. Please inquire at the PI Office.

Seeking Female Assistant! Full time until Thanksgiving. All travel expenses paid. Must be willing to work long hours. Good people skills will help. See Isabell at Merchant space #136 for more details.

Wanted: Miners for Lunar excavation. Must have prior mining and digging experience. Lactose intolerance, veganism or severe dairy allergies prefered. Ability to hold breath for long periods of time a plus. Orphans doubly welcome. Please inquire at the House Three Skulls Encampment in W07.

Lost & Found

REWARD for return of knife lost in Market. Wood/brass handle, blade marked ANGELSWORD. Claim REWARD @ Lusty Wench, E17, Hill Road & Good Intentions

Red feathers, 3 taped with red tape. Gerrard the Toymaker misses them. Please return to W09.

Ottoman embroidery books stolen! If seen, please tell me at Small Churl Books.

LOST: brown velvet cloak, black fur collar, beaded circle of Celtic knot work attached. Return to Shadow Clan.

LOST: Sunglasses at wood’s battle. If found return to lost and found. Please! Must have for healthy eyes.

To the gentle who turned the Pelican/Laurel medallion into Lost & Found. Thank you so much. You have my eternal gratitude.

Memorials

The Pennsic Tribute Ship WILL sail! On Friday full dark, come to water’s edge at the foot of W18 within sight of flushies.

Wanted to Buy

Quahog shell, do you have it? Can you get it? Bring it to Serpent’s Eye, #85 Street of Gold to trade.

General

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! S’Avant-Garde is granted the LAUREL CROWNED CIRCLE AWARD of OMICRON DELTA KAPPA Society, Inc. for achieving certification in Mental Health Counseling for the Deaf. We invite you to join her friends, her sungha & her peers in offering their heartfelt congratualtions for receiving this rare honor. Michael Z. Williamson signing copies of his novels at Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

SEWING HINT: thread needles before cutting thread from spool-less snarling!

Free Tarot readings by Aghx come to E-20 and find Aghx of the Clan of the Seven Leaves. Gratuities welcome but not necessary.

Ghazalah the henna artist has moved to Willofyre Pottery! Fresh paste made daily!

Kendrick will be holding a bookbinding Demo/Discussion group at the Haunted Bookshop #63 4-5pm. M,W,F

O Yea! O Yea! Be it known that on August 18 at 3pm on Horde Hill (E10), during informal family court, I, Siobhan O’Neill, in the presence of King Felix, Queen Madelina, Great Khan Rowena, my Brothers and all who wish to attend, will re-affirm my vows of Fealty. This is in observance of my Silver Anniversary of becoming a Member of the Order of the Laurel, being an appropriate time for reflection and renewal.

Chainmail shirts from $100, riveted shirts from $225. Coifs, Gamails, Aventgills too, all at Highland Arms Booth 200

SQUIRE CART for rent for handicapped or pampering someone. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #26

Hi-Res photos of the Children’s Water Battle will be available at no cost about a week after war. - Compliments of Shadowclans. http://www.shadowclans.org

Clean, dry cardboard boxes. FREE! Pick up at Pennsic Independent office.

ATTENTION ALL ØSTGARDRIANS PAST AND PRESENT

The Viceroy and Vicereine of the Crown Province of Østgardr, desiring to complete the rolls of all members of the Order of the Seahorse and the rolls of the Champions of Østgardr, from the founding of said honors unto the present day, do hereby call upon all holders of said honors, past and present, or any persons knowing of such service, to make themselves known to the Viceroy and Vicereine at Østgardr encampment (E04) at this the XXXV Pennsic War, or to contact Lady Brithwen De Bores Hulla, Seneschal of Østgardr, at Østgardr encampment or at Brithwen@yahoo.com, upon their returning home.

Do you travel retail? Go wholesale and save!! Plus get 30 free vacations! Call and mention P35 for discount 724-561-7769. Enjoy your mundane life now! Dealers also needed call for inforamation at 724-561-7769 $$$$

ALL HAIL THE MUD QUEEN!

Master Tristan Alexander invites all scribes to an illumination round table in his camp, next to the playground on Friday the 18th at 3pm. Please bring a matt or chair to sit on.

To the good gentles of Endewearde do Ulaghan and Sartakh give greetings. May your arrows by swift and your blows land true.

To the Markland Army: May Sun and Moon smile upon you and gentle winds blow through the days!! Have fun! Praise Marklar!! Sir Brigit

Relive Agincourt 10/21/06 in the BMDL. Email: medicmacintyre1521@yahoo.com

Filkers! I seek war-related songs set to tune of musicals! Contact Shlomo after war. Richardm@ohiohills.com

Attention Barony Beyond the Mountain archers: His Excellency, Dinsdale, will shoot the war point on Friday (today). Meet at the North gate at 11:30 am if you wish to shoot with him.

Looking for a ride to the airport, Sat. 19th No later than 3:30 pm. Inquire at Outlands Royal block W3, ask for Talia or Stephanie, will pay gas $

Tired of non-medieval etc? Join medieval recreation society! Contact afmoyer@excite.com

Good gentles we wish to express our deepest sympathy at the passing of the youth of the Honorable Lady Alleandara D’Avignon. With heart, brains, and courage, we hope she weathers the tornado of old age, her and her little dog too.

It is with regret that I must announce that my close friend Sabina of Kilkenny will choke to death on Hausenpfeffer in the coming year.

Amazon the Accident Prone and Alex Jaruk Joyfully invite our Pennsic friends and family to stand in circle to witness our vows of marriage Thursday, 7pm, the shade of the Willow tree behind the bathhouse. in deference to our LGTG friends we have taken no government license and will, in Quaker tradition, marry each other without extra clergy. Your presence is the only gift we request. With love, Zon & Alex

Would anyone who knows Cheetah please ask him to check in with Marrakech at Touch the Earth? Thanks.

Congratulations to Ray of Hope’s first Pennsic, first day of your 60th trip around the sun.

Many thanks to the gentles who alerted Amy Shuman.

To members of the Gilded Pearl: There will be a short meeting Saturday 8/19 at noon at Northpass camp X04 corner of Sedailia’s Way and Low Road.

House McDuff/Dion Side and friends therein, Barony of Lochmere friends and House Drunken Badger.....thanks for a great Pennsic. I couldn’t have made it through without your friendships. --- Gwynn

Mariana has not been offered any swords or daggers yet! if you see her please do so.

WEAVING CLASSES: Friday; 10am (Card), 2pm (Lucet), 5pm (Inkle). See Pine Box Traders space 126 Egil the Loomwright, Instructor. Midnight and Maddness specials continue through end of War.

Little Bo Peep has lost her sheep and we know where to find them! N30, Haus Nine Haus

For Sale

EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES AND MORE: Silk, Wool, and Linen Embroidery threads, Real Gold Spangles and threads, scissors, needles, Frames and Hoops, Kits, and much more...Also pearls and other beads. FABRIC DRAGON, probably in space 191B, Keep looking, we are worth finding!!

MAIDEN MONGOLIA’S Last Pennsic!!! Stop by #72 to say goodbye, tell a story, hear a joke.

Meet your maker! Buy from your local crafter before they vanish.

Get Cheap and Ostentatious! We’ve been catering to the broke since A.S. 14. Cabochons On Bow Street space #19

Smoke & Fire Co. Space 78 offers a fine selection of Dutch Oven Cookbooks.

Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $4 an ounce, folk who restocked before Penssic paid $12 per ounce- guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Mention this ad 10% off Silversmith Fine Jewellery custom orders & repairs Cornelius’ Pick Bazaar Z13

Need cooler garb? Try a chiton! Costumes by Loren has cloaks, garb, jewellery, gemstones and much more. Home of Materia Alchemia 166 Fleet Street

Good Gentles... How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.

Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $15 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “ Danger Viking Territory” and many others, Some new andvery silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24

ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC ! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVI that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by his toyshop and let him know what you think of his idea.

Ink - Oakgall, walnut walnuthull, absolutely pefectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.

Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24

Naalbinding - how to make your enemies a thong they will never forget, ask for Karakul. Forba’s Yarns, Z-14

12’ Yurt for sale, spot 104, Street of Gold - Armlann.

For Sale - Panther Regent Pavilion, 16’x16’, excellent condition, sod cloth, hemp ropes and custom features (no poles). $800 or best offer.

Chateau Merdecheval @ Long Way and Chicane Lane (Block N33). Ask for Harley. Pay and take it immediately!

Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)

Looking for luscious linen and scrumptous silk? Barjavel Historic Fabrics at the Silver Dragon Company, #11 Bow Street. www.barjaveldesign.com

Sharpening, cleaning, polishing, sheaths made. Cloak & Dagger, space 15, by the showers.

CORSET STAYS at excellent prices. DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’ca gonna do when the punchline’s you?

Glass muller & burnishers from England, also nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #24

SILK SHANTUNG & CHARMEUSE - $8 per yard. Booth #25

What is your dream garb? Let us help you build it. Tailoring, repairs & accessories. - Misc etc. Z6

Jewelry repair Bazaar $10 each add hour $6 Cornpick

Fencing shirt stinky? 100% linen fencing shirts! Hoods! Linen undies! Tailor made garments @ Silver Dragon Co. #11 Bow street tailormade@mindspring.com

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessar for scribes and artists.

Four Seasons Tent Masters Oval Marquee 13’W x 22’L x 10’H with 6’ walls. Everything included, canvas, ropes, poles, stakes, and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. $1000 or B.O.

Four Seasons Tent Masters Rectangular Marquee 17’W x 22’L with 6’ walls. Everything included; canvas, ropes, poles, stakes and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. @2,500 or B.O.

Truck died, must get home. Yurts for sale 19’, 15’, 12’ E01 Padhraighs Alehouse. Ask for Pente (Wookie)

For sale antique 1830’s rope bed full sz STURDY! Avail NOW! $125 OBO. Seek Desi @ stormvale BTM W08

Knilling 10KF Violin outfit - brand new, never used includes case, bow, rosin, pitchpipe. 4’ fine tuners. Retail value $1500 - yours for $995/or best offer ask for Eiric at Camp Spartii - N15.

CLEARANCE on Period Pavilions®: We’re overstocked on gently used Period Pavilions®, and we have no room for new ones. Many sizes, styles and colors available, including faux “buildings.” Good prices on all, up to 55% off. Immediate delivery on some. Space #26. -- Mediaeval Miscellania

2’ x 2’ x 1/2” stainless 304 steel plate. See Dunchadh; Barony of Andelcrag, N07

FOR SALE: Propane fridge. Needs coolant refill, but otherwise in great condition. Only used for 12 weeks total (6 Pennsics). Was $1400 new, asking $700 or best offer. Camp Testosterone, N31 (large white bear gates). Ask for Berus.

Set of 4 antique goblets make offer. Hedgehogs E23

Yurt for sale. 15 foot round. See it on E-18, Camp Greenwood. It must go on Friday. Make an offer! Best offer takes it. Ask for Luther.

Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!

Tatami stand, mats, sharpening kits and mushiro swords at Highland Arms Booth #200

Sheild bosses - hydroformed 6”. Available now. Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

HARP: 31/2 octave wirestrung believed made by Jay WITCHER. NEW PRICE about $3000. Asking $1000. See Deirdre at Southwind N-30.

Armour Pieces: As a set or sold individually... articulated stainless knee’s, mild helmet, stainless arm cops, leather/stainless gorget $225 OBO Please call 443-282-6156 or ask for Melusine at Shire of Eisental

Pendragon ladies bodice leather/suede green black. See Feithline at Castle Bruin Camping block X07 Best Offer.

TherionArms - world antique and fine reproduction arms & armor - http://www.therionarms.com

ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of Limners #24

BOWED PSALTERY for sale - Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Ltd. Edition cigar boxes & metal signs. House of the Flying Monkey - E01 $10-$40 see Cat. All negotiable.

Madness!! Day and night cloaks and 16th C. Spanish surcoats 10% off! Orders included - some gowns also. Misty Tower. Space 26.

BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker - How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?

Mouflon for sale. Slightly used. Will trade for ironing board. See Slyme for details.

Warning: Mouflon bites can be nasty. No, really!

Ghawazee shirts, 1 1/2 circle skirts & more - Materialis

Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality sale price $25 per sheet. The Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.

Benefit the chirurgeons - - buy an original Pennsic XXXV T- shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.

Think you’ve seen all of the trim there is to see at Pennsic? Think again. - Materialis on Bow Street

Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits available once again at Dancing Pig Pottery on Bow Street. Flavors for the Celtic holidays! Brews in 7 to 14 days in a gallon bottle of water. Email sherry@fergesen.com for notes when www.ambrosiafarm.com goes live this fall!!!

For Sale: Panther Spoke Wheel 12’. Used once, new condition. $1,000 obo. Akero Thunder E17, very nice tent!

TherionArms - world antique and fine reproduction arms & armor - http://www.therionarms.com

Personals

Evil Abra says, “A good lord is hard to find!” Abra thanks Marius for 24 + years of Love, Support, Hard work and putting up with a madwoman. “you’re the best!” Here’s to 24 more! All my love. § Abra

Learn the ancient art of the stunt nipple. See Anya of Wulf Den. No appointment necessary.

Aurora, Tsivia, Asa, Gwerydd, Beatrice: Where are you? The urchins are revolting! We have no stories! People are throwing their money on the ground! Our webs are hopelessly tangled! What shall we do?!? -- Brains

Vivat Ursus! Vivat Svana!

ROE ADAMS, KEITH DREW or anyone who knows them - please contact Coryn at Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Laird MacEavry, I regret to inform you that Leofwynn the Exuberant has run off with the crew of the Pirate ship Ravenspittle. Please set a candle in the window that she may find her way safely home. YIS, Lizabetta.

Seeking tree (to climb). Are you on site? If so, please come visit - top of the hill. - C

William T. Wilde is at N30 across from the big castle. Looking for Ann & John Krone and family. Lady Behbin Stephanie are you here? I miss my old Indiana friends from Greyhope! My phone is (941)493-2803.

Hroar to Huette- I look forward to 50 years of joy with you Love X a billion.

Master Hroar Stormganger is departing the Midrealm for Caid in two weeks. Please visit at booth 66.

To my home Barony of Bonwickee; wish you all could be here. Love Aerin.

Bright Hills and Friends: Mike and Elizabeth Schechter have had a baby boy, Jacob Anthony, Tue am.

Foscadh (FOS-Midrealm) Congratulations! You have now fought in ALL35 Pennsic Wars!!!

Thank you for the best week at Pennsic ever. From Lady Asynia to Lord Fiachna

O ye of Pennsic by Night renown. There is beauty to be captured. Let us meet. Aoife, Eoforwic, W08

Maggie - so glad the last 10 years meant so much. Who are you? Fergus

Maggie - Who are you? - Fergus’ Wife

Maggie - We need to talk. - Fergus’ Mistress

Red hatter looking for other Red Hat Society. Katerina Hereksdottir, Norseland E23

Amon Lor, my thanks for your company. - Fiona

WHAT DRACO DID ON HIS SUMMER VACATION......breaks word, forgets to break bread...lays intoxicated egg while making midnight bird...leaves lady to fall while fanning old flame...takes high road only to land in gutter...marks spot with Thor’s hammer-forgets way home...opts for little boy rather than right hand man...dragon’s neglect heralds TPK. Krysia & Loras on death’s doorstep. Chicken dance anyone?...by dragon’s choice sea monster wins...Draco on his summer vacation-the onus.

Warning! Moat dragon roaming free! Interspecies romance or kidnapped? Taken between 3am and dawn, would like back! If seen or ransom desired please see Barony of Bergental, ASAP

A big THANK YOU to my crew, Ysabeau, Tomas, and Keara for the best Pennsic ever!!

Lord Wilhelm Baumhecker & Dona Ana de Guzman are pleased to announce their wedding. Todo para ti amor.

Thanks for a great 1st Pennsic Casa do Buraco, Love, “the Virgins”

It is always a good time to hang out with a bubble burster, thanks for the safety duty, V.

Not far from an Enchanted Ground lies a shady camp where beauties abound. A Cat, a Mouse, an Angel too, Blythe, Carl and Cody are part of the crewe. They took us in when from noise we fled, they shared their songs, they shared their bread. N, L, J & A

Tessa the Amnesiac seeks Torrun from Ohio, Please call: 609-247-5663

James of Buckston, on our 25th anniversary, thank you for being willing to play my game. All my love - Ysolt

Ti - The lotus misses the stem, you are loved. Senni Robert - love you - Simone

A hardy hello to House Crossbow from the mundane world, and remember don’t burn that sheep! Neils and Beileag

Chrissy, you are my love, my life and heart. I love you with all of my heart. Love, your Anthony

PI Web Edition - Monday, August 14, 2006

Pennsic Date change

By Master Liam St. Liam

For the Pennsic Independent

Pennsic always changes from year to year, and the most obvious change for Pennsic XXXVI will be its starting date.

As announced earlier this summer, next year’s Pennsic will start on Friday, July 27 and will run through Sunday, August 12. Baroness Rosamunde Beausivage, next year’s Mayor, made the formal announcement following a meeting of the seneschals of the East, Middle and Æthelmearc and representative of Cooper’s Lake Campground..

The main reasoning behind the change is the early start of school in a number of southern and midwestern states, which causes problems for parents and for SCA members who are teachers or work in other aspects of education. For parents in place like Trimaris and parts of Calontir, the early school start meant only one week of Pennsic – or no Pennsic at all. At least one former member of the Board of Directors, Mistress Elasait of Calontir, has missed Pennsic at time because of the school calendar in her home kingdom of Calontir.

“I cannot tell you how happy I was to hear about the change,” said Lady Seichel von Halstern of the East Kingdom, who is leaving today for a college orientation. “This way, it’s not going to mess me up for the next five years.”

Almost everyone interviewed about the date change either supported it or did not have a strong opinion either way. A few people said they might have to rearrange their July schedules but thought it would not be a major problem.

Prior to Pennsic, the decision produced a rather heated discussion on the East Kingdom Internet mailing list, partly because it had not been discussed publicly. Most of those in other kingdoms said there were not too many complaints.

There will have to be some changes in events in some kingdoms. Æthelmearc may be unable to continue its demo for the Hawk Creek Nature Preserve, and the July event schedule in the East Kingdom will have to be adjusted because the traditional date for Southern region War Camp in Eisental. That event is usually scheduled for the weekend that Pennsic will start next year. Several other kingdoms already do not have major events scheduled in July.

Sunday Battlefield Report

By DonalBane of Blakmers, Battlefield Reporter

For the Pennsic Independent

Combat of the Thirty

Immediately following Opening Ceremonies, nearly 60 of the Known World’s finest warriors assembled to stage a recreation of the Combat of the Thirty of the Hundred Years War. Duchess Eanor of Amberhall of the Middle Kingdom led the English, while Sir Nigel MacFarlane of Ealdormere led the French.

Each fighter brought several ransoms to the field in the event they were captured. Fighters could be captured by taking three poleax blows to the head and then led to the opposing side’s banner. Fighters could only be killed by a thrust to a vulnerable spot in their armor. In the event the fighter was killed, his entire ransom stash would be “looted.”

While the English side did manage to ransom a few French fighters, the French were overwhelming in the end and won in a rout. Next year, the English will be captained by Duke Yngvar the Dismal of Æthelmearc, while the French will be led by Sir Kieran MacLoud of the Midrealm.

Inter-Kingdom Unbelted Melee Team Tournament

The Kingdom of Ealdormere hosted the third annual Inter-Kingdom Unbelted Melee Team Tournament around noon Sunday. Seven teams of 15 fighters from across the Known World engaged in a round robin tournament with the two top finishers battling it out for the championship in the end. Results from the round robin were: Midrealm 6-0; Atlantia 5-1; _thelmearc 4-2; Ealdormere 3-3; Atenveldt 2-4; Trimaris 1-5; and Lochac 0-6.

The Midrealm and Atlantia took the field for the title fight and, much like their round-robin encounter, the match was a meat grinder. Unfortunately, one Atlantia fighter had to be transported from the field after sustaining an injury. The Atlantians rallied, however, and bested the Dragon warriors for the title.

Known World Novice Tournament

The third annual Known World Novice Tournament, sponsored by the Order of the Chivalry and run by Sir Sarnac of Ealdormere, drew 100 fighters with less that two years experience. These fighters were organized into 10 round robin shark pits with the top two fighters advancing to the semifinal shark pits. The winners of the two semifinal shark pits would then advance to the title match.

It was an all East Kingdom affair in the finals, as Lord Deacon de Shatillion bested Lord William de Shoreham two bouts to one to claim the title.

Graybeard Tournament

While the young guns of SCA shone on the red tourney field, some the Society’s most experienced warriors met for the Graybeard Tournament on the white tourney field. A total of 28 gentles over the age of 50 participated in the tournament, with the winner taking home a scroll by Lady Aibell Suil-Uaine.

The final fight saw Sir Sextus Plinus Callidus beat Lord Aric Coer d’Latter in two straight bouts to claim the title.

Iron Rose Tourney

Over fifty women took the field in the annual Iron Rose tourney. Results were as follows:

Novice

4th place – Timbrein

3rd place – Stephanie of Wulfshaven

2nd place – Hilda Gunn

1st place – Serena Shieldbreaker

Advanced

4th place – Ariella of Thornburg

3rd place – Marygeld Tynker

2nd place – Baronesse Mira Finnbhar ni Argyll

1st place – THL Kaylah the Cheerful

Today’s Big Battle: The Town Battle

After a long hiatus, the town battle returns to War Point play. The object of this resurrection battle will be to capture “buildings” and move Kingdom relics into temples and ships. The side with the most points for capturing buildings and relics after 90 minutes will claim a single War Point.

What to look for: Chaos! As this style of battle has been off the Pennsic calendar for some time, expect numerous strategies to be employed. There may be a “feeling out” process early in this battle, but expect a spirited fight.

The Battle Lines are Drawn

By DonalBane of Blakmers, Battlefield Reporter

For the Pennsic Independent

On a bright Sunday morning, the mood seemed to match the weather as the sovereigns and populace of the Known World assembled to officially open Pennsic War XXXV.

The Kingdom of Æthelmearc, celebrating its 10th year as an independent kingdom, took its customary place as it was first to occupy the Pennsic fort. Songs of Æthelmearc filled the stage in front of the fort until the two belligerent nations arrived.

The Great Armies of the Midrealm and the East marched onto the field side by side, bringing their allies behind them. One by one, the sovereigns of the Known World were embraced by TRM Malcolm and Tessa of Æthelmearc and then took their place upon the stage until the ceremonies opened with a trumpet fanfare.

HRM Malcolm was first to address the populace, welcoming “his cousins” and the people of the Known World to his land.

“It seems we have a bit of a discussion going on between two of my cousins,” HRM Malcolm said, drawing laughs from the crowd. “And it appears that it needs more discussion.”

“This land, this Society and our world is one of honor, courage and chivalry,” HRM Malcolm added.

” We welcome you all and hope in this week, you are all able to live by those virtues.”

With that Malcolm yielded the stage to HRM Brion of the East and HRM Felix of the Midrealm. HRM Brion spoke first, saying that he had brought with him a large army, but preferred not to engage the Midrealm as enemies but in friendship.

“I think we spoke of how good it is to seek glory on the field,” HRM Brion said to his counterpart. ”Methinks this is good thing to do while we are here.”

“You speak that which is in my heart, Brion,” HRM Felix replied. ”We would hope to repeat the victories that the Midrealm earned on this field last year. We will test ourselves against the East.”

After HRM Brion said it would be an honor to meet him on the field, Their Majesties of An Tir and Artemisia came to the stage. HRM Brion then produced an arrow that was made eight years ago and had “great significance to me.”

“It would do me a great honor and show me great friendship to have you break this with me to declare this war,” Brion said.

HRM Felix replied “In friendship,” and the two kings broke the arrow and embraced one another, drawing cheers from the crowd.

The roll call of Kingdoms then began and HRM Malcolm was first to speak. HRM Malcolm said he remembered the mighty roar of the Dragon from the past year’s war and said that his kingdom “loves a challenge.” With that Malcolm threw his kingdom’s support behind the East.”

HRM Radnor of the West spoke next and noted his kingdom was dedicated “to the highest calling of chivalry.” He said the West would join the side of the smaller force to even out the sides as much as possible and thus declared for the Midrealm.

HRM Craven of Atenveldt spoke next and said he would “follow the bloodline” as HRM Brion was a former king of Atenveldt. Thus, Atenveldt would fight with the East.

In quick succession, Meridies, Caid and Ansteorra all declared for the Midrealm. Atlantia spoken next and swore allegiance to its father kingdom, the East. An Tir also declared for the East.

HRM Semjaka of Calontir spoke next and said he also desired to keep the forces even. As such, he declared for the Midrealm, as did the Kingdom of Trimaris. HRM Bela of the Outlands said his kingdom would side with their longtime allies from Calontir and thus declared for the Midrealm.

HRM Michael of Drachenwald said that while his kingdom was born of the East, “the black dragon will fly together with the red dragon as we will for the Midrealm.” HRM Michael of Artemisia noted he also had bloodlines with HRM Brion, and declared his allegiance to the East.

HRM Aaron of Ealdormere said his Kingdom would join its former brothers in forming “a red wave to sweep away the East.” HRM Draco of Lochac affirmed he was “the real King of Lochac,” and declared for the Midrealm.

HRM Lars of Northshield then made a bit of history as, for the first time, the Gryphon will fight with the Tyger.

Last to speak among the SCA Kingdoms was the newest Kingdom — Gleann Abhann. HRM Mary-Grace first thanked the populace for the opportunity for her Kingdom to fight in the war. HRM Mary-Grace then said she would follow her allies Meridies and declared for the Midrealm,

The Holy Kingdom of Acre then continued its long-standing alliance with the East. Finally, the Great Dark Horde entered as Khan Rowena approached the stage with much fanfare. In honor of the friendship the Horde had with Duke Eliahu, Rowena presented Felix with a Horde arrow as token of the Horde’s allegiance to the Midrealm.

With all parties declared, the Darkyard Legion brought forth the Pennsic War Horn. After several tries, HRM Brion was able to produce a low blast. HRM Felix then attempted to do likewise, but the cannons roared as he tried, officially opening the war.

The final act of Opening Ceremonies was three hearty Vivats in praise of friendship.

Unclassifieds

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lost & Found

Reward if Found: Fabric Dragon is not in the merchant booklet this year, but is here somewhere! If found the rewards are special pricing on silk, linen, and wool threads, and other embroidery and beading supplies. Report finding immediately to: everyone

Lost - Kodak digital camera. Please return to L&F. We would really like the pictures of our kids back.

Will the gentle who bought a Pennsic DVD and Poison Pen Press on Friday please return it. We think it is defective.

Parties

Brendoken Citizens and Friends; join us at an Open House and Revel on 8/15 at Brendoken Baronial Camp N03. 7pm until whenever. Bring chairs, please!

Andrew MacRobb and his lady Damaris invite all friends to their handfasting on Tuesday, 8/16/06 at 5:00pm at Club Aed on Bye The Way. Dinner Afterwards!

To all ÿstrgardrians past, present, and future! Come to the 2nd Annual ÿstgardr Pancake Breakfast 8am-11am Monday, 8/14/06, in E04 ÿstgardr. Free pancakes for all, donations graciously accepted but not necessary.

Erotic/Belly Dancers for Lesbian Tea Party. Female dancers only for ladies-only party. Burlesque/Topless/Nude. All ladies welcome. The party starts 8:30pm Mon 13th at B08 the Black Pearl Tavern on Tours Rd see Ozoul or Tyger before the party or just show up!

The baby shower for Hawk and Uta will be at 4-6pm on Monday at the Northwoods Camp on Block B05.

UNCLASSIFIEDS

For Sale

EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES AND MORE: Silk, Wool, and Linen Embroidery threads, Real Gold Spangles and threads, scissors, needles, Frames and Hoops, Kits, and much more...Also pearls and other beads. FABRIC DRAGON, probably in space 191B, Keep looking, we are worth finding!!

Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!

MAIDEN MONGOLIA’S Last Pennsic!!! Stop by #72 to say goodbye, tell a story, hear a joke.

Meet your maker! Buy from your local crafter before they vanish.

Good Gentles... How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.

Get Cheap and Ostentatious! We’ve been catering to the broke since A.S. 14. Cabochons On Bow Street space #19

FOR SALE! 2001 Avenger Utility Trailer, 6’W X 12’ L X 6’H. Great condition! $3000.00. If interested or for more info, contact Lady Marion ferch Llewellyn at Barony of Bhakail. Trailer can be seen on site.

Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Smoke & Fire Co. Space 78 offers a fine selection of Dutch Oven Cookbooks.

Panther Pavilion for sale--used one year. 18’ X 24’ Classic Pitch Marquee with 7’ walls. Will consider all offers before listing on Ebay. Set up package is negotiable. Will work out delivery. Call 440-322-2579 for more information.

Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirrts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $15 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Benefit the chirurgeons - - buy an original Pennsic XXXV T- shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.

Custom built elaborate pavillion with matching take down floor. Pavillion and interior custom walls made by Tentsmiths. 16 X 26 round-end, slant-wall marquis with four doors and roof striping. Floor has joist in hauger ribs on a frame held by industrial hinges and 3/4 inch decking. Minimum bid considered $7000. Furniture and storage unit not included. See Shauna of Shauna’s Lamp W11

Mention this ad 10% off Silversmith Fine Jewellery custom orders & repairs Cornelius’ Pick Bazaar Z13

Glass muller & burnishers from England, also nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #24

Need cooler garb? Try a chiton! Costumes by Loren has cloaks, garb, jewellery, gemstones and much more. Home of Materia Alchemia 166 Fleet Street

Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $4 an ounce, folk who restocked before Pennsic paid $12 per ounce- guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVI that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by his toyshop and let him know what you think of his idea.

Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’ca gonna do when the punchline’s you?

Ink - Oakgall, walnut walnuthull, absolutely pefectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24

Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24

Come hither and tickle my short and curlies, Forba’s Yarns, z-14

8x & 10x linen testers (thread counters) Booth #25.

F12’ Yurt for sale, spot 104, Street of Gold - Armlann.

For Sale - Panther Regent Pavilion, 16’x16’, excellent condition, sod cloth, hemp ropes and custom features (no poles). $800 or best offer.

Chateau Merdecheval @ Long Way and Chicane Lane (Block N33). Ask for Harley. Pay and take it immediately!

Take My Fabric! Antique satins, solids, some prints. $1/yd. See Moire at the Pennsic Independent.

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.

BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker - How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?

Pavilion for sale: Brand new! Panther 16x16 center-pole. 7’ walls. Seam-engineered, other extras. Roof, Walls, and poles, valued at $2200, for only $1600. Take it home from Pennsic! See it at Ravenstreet, E05. Ask for Mistress Anne or Master Tirloch.

RAW MILK - Available less than 10 miles from camp from Dean Farms. Call Adam Dean, 724-944-7894 for more info between 8:00am and 12:00pm daily.

Panther Pavilion 9’x16’ oval with 6’ walls & fly. See Padraig at Shire of Caer Adamant, N24.

CORSET STAYS at excellent prices. DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Looking for luscious linen and scrumptous silk? Barjavel Historic Fabrics at the Silver Dragon Company, #11 Bow Street. www.barjaveldesign.com

Sheild bosses - hydroformed 6”. Available now. Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

SILK VEILING, 3.5 & 5mm, 26” wide DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of limnes #24

SILK SHANTUNG & CHARMEUSE - $9 per yard. Booth #25

What is your dream garb? Let us help you build it. Tailoring, repairs & accessories. - Misc etc. Z6

Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)

See the Frodo popped corn bowl, 17 inch yellow birch, other sizes available. Also the fearsome flat tooth shark and other puppets all @ A Tinker 123 Plunder.

Jewelry repair. Bazaar. $10. Each add. hour, $6. Cornpick

Sharpening, cleaning, polishing, sheaths made. Cloak & Dagger, space 15, by the showers.

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessar for scribes and artists.

LINEN & SILK threads & floss at DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Fencing shirt stinky? 100% linen fencing shirts! Hoods! Linen undies! Tailor made garments @ Silver Dragon Co. #11 Bow street tailormade@mindspring.com

Four Seasons Tent Masters Rectangular Marquee 17’W x 22’L with 6’ walls. Everything included; canvas, ropes, poles, stakes and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. @2,500 or B.O.

Truck died, must get home. Yurts for sale 19’, 15’, 12’ E01 Padhraigh’s Alehouse. Ask for Dente (Woorie)

For sale antique 1830’s rope bed full size STURDY! Avail NOW! $125 OBO. Seek Desi @ Stormvale BTM W08

SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “ Danger Viking Territory” and many others, Some new andvery silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24

The Book Lady may not be back next year. Inventory reduction sale now in progress. Including; Jewelry and Crystals. In space 185 with Auntie Arwen.

Knilling 10KF Violin outfit - brand new, never used includes case, bow, rosin, pitchpipe. 4’ fine tuners. Retail value $1500 - yours for $995/or best offer ask for Eiric at Camp Spartii - N15.

Large Wooden Cart. Any reasonable offer accepted. Inquire at King’s Taste, Bazaar #1. Bring out your dead! Carry your Barony’s armor!

CAPE SPECIAL. 10% off our all ready low Pennsic prices. Orders included. Monday, Tuesday only. Misty Tower. Space 26

CLEARANCE: We’re overstocked on gently used Period PavilionsÆ, and we have no room for new ones. Many sizes, styles and colors available, including faux “buildings”. Good prices on all, up to 55% off. Immediate delivery on some. Space #26. -- Medieval Misc.

REAL CHEESECLOTH for real cheesemakers. Booth #25

Used Pavilion for Sale. 10’x14’ Marquee. Sunforger, poles, ropes and stakes included. Mathilde, N21, Quatrefoil, must take delivery Saturday $300 or best offer.

For Sale - Four Seasons Tent Masters Oval Marquee 13’W x 22’L x 10’H with 6’ walls. Everything included, canvas, ropes, poles, stakes, and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. $1000 or B.O.

General

Greatsword Prize Tourney, Tuesday, August 15, 3:30, Blue List. Memorial Tourney is for Thorkell of Neville’s Cross. Prizes include: barbuta helm, jewelry and more.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! S’Avant-Garde is granted the LAUREL CROWNED CIRCLE AWARD of OMICRON DELTA KAPPA Society, Inc. for achieving certification in Mental Health Counseling for the Deaf. We invite you to join her friends, her sungha & her peers in offering their heartfelt congratualtions for receiving this rare honor.

Where the heck is Bow street? Across from Midrealm Royal and the Store, Bow Street is a treasure trove of merchants! Don’t miss it.

Slavic interest group meeting Aug. 16 2 - 4 pm at _thelmearc Royal! Come have a lot of Slavic fun!

Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality sale price $25 per sheet. THe Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.

Disability Guild www.health.yahoo.groups.com/AIs

Bard’s Haven will not hold sing for your supper this year but we be having Celtic bardic on Tues with all the usual gifts, prizes and a special feast.

12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway Denys the Decadent’s Camp AA NA OA SA all welcome

To all _thelmearc Chatelaines who are attending Pennsic, we will be having a Chatelaine’s meeting in _thelmearc Royal on Thursday 8/17/06 at 2-3pm. See you there! Gillian Llywellyn

PNZ LOO ZLQ WKH ZDU EUB QHB QLL

Hail House Nuin, St. Joan’s & Camp Rubber Ducky! War greetings to all! Wish we could be there with you but we ran into some delays on the town run. With much love. Rabhairt & Marja

Rescue Ranger Reading Refuge--Need a rest from revelry? Visit our library of diverting tomes! Open daily 3 to 5 FREE! Wyrmwood Forest, E21. Got books?

Bhakail Baronial Court - Tuesday, 7:30pm - Bhakail, N11

Michael Z. Williamson signing copies of his novels at Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

SEWING HINT: aged fabric breaks fewer needles DM25

Tirnewydd & friends! Wish we were there! Have fun, be safe! Marco & Michelina

Mary Woolridge - Please return to Booth 39. We gave you the wrong turtle brooches. Yours are waiting.

Free Tarot readings by Aghx come to E-20 and find Aghx of the Clan of the Seven Leaves. Gratuities welcome but not necessary.

Anyone with a serious interest in Dark Age Reencactment are invited to the Regia Anglorum pot-luck and meeting at Duke Talymar’s encampment (by the Runestone) on Tuesday at 7pm with the meeting about 8pm. Dress is not required.

Darwin Awards Book Signing! Author Wendy Northcutt will be signing books and taking SCAdian related submissions. WHEN? Wednesday, 1pm. WHERE: Tomes & Tunes Space #51 on Broadway. Hardback books available! Discount for Pennsic: $12.00

Kendrick will be holding a bookbinding Demo/Discussion. Group at the Haunted Bookshop #63 4-5pm. M,W,F

Weaving classes Monday 11am - Lucet: 2pm - Card: 8pm - Inkle: Tuesday 8am - Inkle: 11am - Inkle: 2pm - Lucet: 5pm - Inkle: 8pm - Card: See Pine Box Traders Space #126.

REWARD: for return of stolen cloak undamaged. No questions. Misty Tower, Space #26

If you are a Librarian, love libraries, or are a library, please join us at the Known World Librarians’ meeting 6-9pm, Monday, 8/14 in AS4.

Do you have the pipes to complete? Can you blow the competition away? The Mountain Confederation is calling all pipers to our Annual Bagpipe Competition. WHEN? sign in is 8:30ish WHERE: Confed E12 on Brewers Road, Tuesday of War Week.

Come One Come All! Come to the Annual Confederatoin Pipers’ Competition 8:45ish at Confed - E12, Tuesday of War Week.

Youth Fighter Program Daily starting at 8am. Learn how to fight like a knight, loaner gear available, parents must be present for registration. All Kingdoms welcome. Meet on the battlefield.

O Thief who stole a black velveteen cloak from Misty Tower: May your deed rebound upon you 3-fold.

The 11th Annual Bardic sponsored by House De Londres will be on Tuesday, August 14th at 10pm. Invitations available at De Londres Encampment X05. See Aluric.

Live journal fighter practice on Monday, August 14th, 2:30pm. Sir Ix-Aztecknight invites all those from livejournal.com to join him at the Gold list to meet all.

Ghazalah the henna artist has moved to Willofyre Pottery! Fresh paste made daily!

Personals

To Everyone: Go Tell Auntie Arwen (Auntie Arwen’s Spices) to drink more WATER. From Fabric Dragon

Evil Abra says, “A good lord is hard to find!” Abra thanks Marius for 24 + years of Love, Support, Hard work and putting up with a madwoman. “you’re the best!” Here’s to 24 more! All my love. *heart* Abra

Pink Fuzzy Bunny: We have two hostages 133 Plunder.

Footloose & Fancy Free? A lady is looking for a gentleman with 45-60 years of life’s experiences to help her polish the brass. If interested contact: 330-347-6407.

Gentle Lady of a ceretain age ISO gentle man for conversation/friendship. See Anya of Clan Kyle, Kurdson Way.

Attention Known World - We would like to announce the marriage of Lord David de Londres and Lady Morgain of Lynn. I love you rivers and streams! David

Beware the yurt yakker! Protect your yurt! Evict drunks!

Would Donald R. Richardson and Howard Rusko please return to the Pillaged Village with the purchases they made on Saturday the 12th and their credit card slips?

To the noble knight of Lochac who was the only person in 12 and a half hours to offer the ladies and lads of the Pillaged Village assistance in unloading their truck: Good Sir, you are a credit to your order.

Last Pennsic a generous Lady lent me her skirt to walk home from the showers, as I had forgotten my towel. She said she was camped with Three Rivers I believe, but I was unable to find that camp, so if she or her friends would like to return her skirt to her, please come to the Independant and pick it up. Thank you.

Lord Slyme of Cynnabar came to war with an electric fan, a basket of cleaning supplies, a couch and a full length mirror. Really!

Thursday August 17th 9pm to 11pm Come to the Official Pennsic Speed Bump for The Hasta La By By party for Pete and Sully of Maiden Mongolia. Stop by and wish them well. For health reasons this is their last Pennsic. On Market Street outside booth 72. BYOB

Learn the ancient art of the stunt nipple. See Anya of Wulf Den. No appointment necessary.

Greg Kveberg and Scott Logan - Shoshannah is seeking you. Come to the Barony of Bakhail, N11, Harem of Bilgisayr to find me.

Dion Drunken McDuff --- thank you soo much for a great beginning to war, I wish I could stay. My lady will keep me informed of the wonderful things you do for her and for (to?) our household members. I will miss you all, see you Friday! -- Kristin

Aurora, Tsvia, Asa, Gwerydd: Where are you? The urchins are revolting! We have no stories! People are throwing their money on the ground! What shall we do?!? -- Brains

Peregrine: I will pick you up at midnight anytime, anywhere! Thanks for being there when I needed you - Aitch

Vivat Ursus! Vivat Svana!

Wrolf I love you more every moment I am with you. Ten years is just the beginning. Love Aibell

You gave a class on building wood lathes last year. I built one and need advice. Siobhra at House Von Draken - E12.

Kristin, my Gryphon. I shall miss you this week while you are home defending our country, sleeping with our greyhound Onge, and missing me as I will miss you. With my greatest love and affection, your Tygre, Gwyn.

Which War?

By Einar Gunn

For the Pennsic Independent

Certain aspects of both events are familiar: armor, boots, helmet, weapons, gear, clothing. There are water-bearers and medics. But in one war, the ammunition is live and there is no resurrection. There is supporting fire, but it comes in the form of explosives rather than rocks from siege engines. The delay for artillery will be minutes, not days, but even those minutes can be crucial. Heat exhaustion is a problem, and it can be lethal at the wrong time. Go down from the heat and you’ll get an IV and a quick evac…hopefully. In both cases, the fighters need water, food, resupply and a competent commander. But the enemy in one cares nothing for chivalry or courtesy. It will strike from the rear, at downed soldiers, even at civilians outside the field of play.

Many SCAdians also serve in the Armed Forces. Each year, a good number of them cannot make Pennsic, because they are deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Korea, Bosnia or numerous little flare ups in Africa or elsewhere. Reservists and Guardsmen may be in odd parts of the world for training, providing support to allies from Canada to Australia to Thailand. Or they may be activated themselves.

It is important to remember that the wars we play at are often glamorized from the best, most noble events in history, or replayed to bring that aspect to the front of our re-creation.

While you trek around the lake to parties, or to the archery field, remember our brothers and sisters marching long miles in the Afghan mountains with loads of 100 pounds or more. As you don armor and drink water before the field battle, remember those driving convoys on the MSRs in Iraq, or searching house to house for hostile forces. They also sweat and chafe, but dare not doff their gear to cool down, and there are no holds until one reaches the base. Marshals can think of the Peacekeepers in Bosnia, who must remain vigilant that old hatreds between factions don’t erupt into further violence. Even the most contentious and troublesome happenings at War are tame compared to real engagements. Treating a broken wrist at the castle in high heat and through armor is not the same as doing so on a crowded street, where insurgents are flocking for a piece of the action and fire may come in at the medics as they load the victim for transport. Security can think of patrolling a base perimeter or guarding the gate. As you load or unload your trailer, imagine the millions of tons of supplies loadmasters are pulling in and out of planes in desert heat while keeping an ear out for an attack warning.

And yet, many of us in the military are here at the War, despite the difficulty of travel and leave, and the need to return afterwards. Some troops have made it to Pennsic for mere hours, or just long enough to participate in a favorite event. My wife and I are here straight from our Annual Training, she as a combat photographer at an urban combat training site, I from teaching troops how to respond to IEDs.

There are Strongholds of SCAdians in Iraq, Bosnia, Afghanistan, and aboard several ships. Some people might regard this as crazy, to take a break from the military by playing in the heat and cold while wearing garb or armor and walking long distances on rough ground,

But it doesn’t take many events, or more than one War, for most of us to understand. For the dedicated SCAdian, Pennsic is part of the Dream, and what might appear like a play from outside is a way of life, a way of reaching one’s history and soul.

This War, take a few minutes to make it a way to understand the souls of our real world Warriors. Let the cold, heat, rain and pain remind you that you are alive, and cherish the memory when you return home.

PI Web Edition - Saturday, August 12, 2006

Fencing roundup

By Master Liam St. Liam

When Lord Talib of Grey Gargoyles and Tree-Girt Sea saw the Pennsic calendar and then read the date of Chicago’s American Cancer Society Relay For Life fundraising walk, he knew he’d have to doing some creative planning.

So he’s going to do his fundraising on the fencing list at Pennsic instead.

Outside the SCA, Lord Talib is known as Leopold Lastre and works for the Office of the Circuit Court Clerk of Cook County’s Criminal Division. For the last four years, he has joined the folks in his office in raising funds for cancer research through the walkathon held at Stagg Field at the University of Chicago.

Since this year’s event is August 18th, Lord Talib will be taking on all comers on the fencing list between now and then. “I’ll be up there every day,” he said. Lord Talib is asking for a donation of 3 to 5 dollars for three passes against him, and he will wire the money to his office at the end of the war. His office is hoping to raise more than $4,000 – last year’s mark – and donate more money than its dreaded rival, the Traffic Court.

Like many of those who raise money for the American Cancer Society, Lord Talib’s quest is a personal one. His father died of cancer in 1998. “That’s why the Cancer Relay resonates with a lot of people,” he said. “My dad helped make everything happen for me. I do this for him.

Early Bird Tournament

Thursday’s Early Bird fencing tournament was more about stories and schmoozing than about parries and thrusts.

“It’s really more about ‘meet and greet’ than about ‘meet and beat,’ said Lord Martin Baxter of Hawksworth, who ran the tournament and drew 35 fencers from the East, Midrealm, Atlantia, Æthelmearc and Ealdormere. “I really liked the mix of people who came.”

Prior to each bout, the fencers had to share an intriguing fact about themselves and about someone else in the tournament. The “winners” of the tournament included Neko Me of the Midlands, whose own fact was that he was once on all three champions’ teams – fencing, fighting and archery – in the same year. “Actually, he had a lot of interesting facts about himself,” Lord Martin said. “He also had the most interesting fact about someone else.”

That other fact was about one of the other “winners,” Gwyneth McCellan of Æthelmearc, who is one of 125 survivors from the fleet of Admiral Wolfgang. Queen Mary-Grace of Gleann Abhann was among those participating in the tournament.

Upcoming fencing

Today is the Battle of Tortuga, a boat-based melee that starts at noon, followed by a Known World open practice at 2 p.m., and the Baronial Champions “Meet and Beat” at 4 p.m.

Sunday, there is another melee, the Storming of LaRochelle, at noon, and the Rapier Prize Fighters’ Tournament, with proceeds to go to the Chirurgeons. Sunday night, at dark, is the Known World Rapier Party at the Quatrefoil encampment.

Gleann Abhann Storms Into Pennsic

by Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

When last we left Gleann Abhann at the end of the last Pennsic War, they were a Principality about to take the great step into Kingdom status. Preparations were well underway for the October first Coronation, and all was well.

Gleann Abhann (the name is Gaelic for “River Valley”) dates back to the early 90s as a region of Meridies, chose its name, colours, and heraldic symbol (the Ram) in the mid-90’s, and became a Principality in 1998. According to Her Majesty, Mary-Grace, “Meridies was geographically very big, and the two halves of the Kingdom had very different personalities. It seemed like a natural progression.” The Board of Directors approved Gleann Abhann’s petition for Kingdom status in 2004, and in 2005, the Heirs were chosen.

Then Gleann Abhann had a most unwelcome visitor by the name of Katrina.

The Heirs to the Kingdom, Radu and Broinnfinn, were amongst those who found themselves homeless; they were eventually forced to relocate to Little Rock, AR. The majority of the Barony of Seleone (Biloxi, MS) lost almost everything, and the Barony of Axemoor and the Shire of Northover (New Orleans and the Lake Ponchtrain area) were also hard hit. Homes, jobs, and memories were swept away in the swirling waters—not to mention regalia and SCA gear.

Just two months later, however, Gleann Abhann became a kingdom, and there were few dry eyes to be found. How was such a thing possible? Both the relief efforts of the Known World and the spirit of the people of Gleann Abhann made it possible. According to Her Majesty Mary-Grace, “people gave so completely of their time, talents and energy that I am without words to express what it meant to us. It made us all realize what a truly special society we are a part of.”

The next milestone, according to Her Majesty, was the first Crown Toruney as a sovereign kingdom. Though the weather was miserable, the excitement was palpable as the field neared the finals. “I think for many this event marked Gleann Abhann moving forward on her own without Meridies,” Her Majesty said, adding that seeing her husband win was, of course, also a highlight. The first Gulf Wars run by Gleann Abhann followed soon thereafter. The site had been devastated by Katrina, but an excellent relationship with the site owner and an outpouring of assistance allowed the site to be prepared in time. “It was one of the best Gulf Wars ever,” said Her Majesty.

At the Coronation of their Heirs Havordh and Mary-Grace (first to bear the titles of Crown Prince and Princess), Radu and Broinnfinn were given Augmentations of Arms upon stepping down for their great dedication and hard work, and were given the right to style themselves Duke and Duchess Gleann Abhann “so that all would know they had been the first,” explained Her Majesty.

Another highlight was the Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium, which took place in New Orleans in June and attracted about 150 guests from fourteen kingdoms. Her Majesty: “We were thrilled to be able to host this, but also, on a mundane note, to bring people to New Orleans. I grew up in New Orleans, and currently live just across the lake from the city and it has truly been devastating to witness what this city has been through. It felt good to bring people to New Orleans and to see them enjoying themselves there.”

The next milestone has arrived—attending Pennsic for the first time as a Kingdom. Her Majesty notes that Gleann Abhann’s reputation is that of a kingdom with “just down-to-earth friendly folks” and a strong youth program. The Kingdom also has an Auxillary, similar to the Calontir Soup Kitchen or the Ealdormere Commissariat, which provides battlefield support for the troops, from construction of tabards to on-field refreshment. Plans for Pennsic include hosting the annual Ladies of the Rose Happy Hour, which gives Ladies of the Rose, Viscountesses, and sitting Queens a chance to relax for a few hours.

Her Majesty would not tell us who Gleann Abhann will fight with at War this year, preferring to reveal it at Opening Ceremonies instead—so stay tuned! You can find Gleann Abhann camping at N01, right next door to Meridies.

Pas du Dragon Noir

By Dominic Seamor

“I just wanted to try something new, a different style from the normal SCA combat,” said Alaric the Mad of the Shire of Roxbury Mill in Atlantia. At the Pas du Dragon Noir on Friday, Alaric tried to have his wish fulfilled.

As Baron Asbjorn Johansen OTC, OM explained, the Pas is an attempt to more closely replicate the actual style of tournament fighting from the 14th and 15th centuries. The Pas du Dragon Noir is patterned after an actual Burgundian-style tournament and is part of the Historic Combat Series, a sequence of combats throughout the War emphasizing historical combat techniques.

Unlike standard SCA heavy fighting, in a Pas d’Armes a fighter loses by being struck with a good thrust to only a few small target areas: the armpit, the inside of the elbow, or the face if the fighter is wearing a barred-front helm. A fighter also loses if he or she is disarmed, driven from the list field, or knocked down. Some Pas d’Armes use a system where an agreed number of good blows must be struck before a fighter has lost.

This is the first Pennsic for Becc from the Shire of Hartstone in Æthelmearc. A man-at-arms to Sir Wulfstan Huscarl, Becc made his own armor so he could fight at this War and he found the Pas very exciting. “I really enjoy it!” he exclaimed after a series of bouts with poleaxes. “You can grab your enemy’s weapon and stab him with it,” a trick that Becc actually used against Baron Asbjorn.

“Duff” Fweolan from the Shire of Anglespur in the East Kingdom said that he fights in at least one of the Historic Combat Series events every Pennsic. Fweolan’s experience at this style of combat was evident as he twice used the pommel of his longsword for a kill against Becc’s “unarmored” face.

One of the most authentic combats was fought between Becc and his friend Lord Wulfr, also from the Shire of Hartstone. Becc and Lord Wulfr were dueling with poleaxes and during an intense round of grappling for each other’s weapons Lord Wulfr accidentally struck off Becc’s right elbow armor. The marshal, Sir Wulfstan, immediately stopped the fight and Baron Asbjorn explained that in a historical combat losing part of your armor was enough to cost you the fight. “It depends on the tournament,” Baron Asbjorn said. “In some combats they seemed to be even more concerned about safety than we are in the SCA, but other tournaments were little more than disguised duels where the opponents were hoping to kill each other. There was a wide range of combats in period”

The Historic Combat Series will be continuing throughout the War. Consult your Pennsic 35 book for dates and times. Most of the Historic Combat Series events do not have any appearance requirement and fighters may wear any SCA-legal armor. Some of the Series do have appearance rules; check your Pennsic book for what rules apply to which combats.

Did Alaric get his wish fulfilled? “You bet!” he said. “I like it!”

Unclassified Ads

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Youth Fighter Program Daily starting at 8am.

Learn how to fight like a knight, loaner gear available, parents must be present for registration. All Kingdoms welcome. Meet on the battlefield.

Slavic interest group meeting Aug. 16, 2 - 4 pm at Æthelmearc Royal! Come have a lot of Slavic fun!

Lost & Found

Reward if Found: Fabric Dragon is not in the merchant booklet this year, but is here somewhere! If found the rewards are special pricing on silk, linen, and wool threads, other embroidery and beading supplies. Report finding immediately.

Memorials

Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope invites all who knew her late husband, Master Johan von Traubenberg, to attend a memorial reception in his honor. The reception will be on Saturday, August 12th, from 8 pm – 11 pm in the Æthelmearc Royal encampment next to Chirurgeon’s Point on the Serengeti. Master Johan passed away on October 24, 2005 after an accident at a construction site. Come rejoice in his life, tell stories about him around a fire, and read or contribute to his memory book. Refreshments will be served.

Parties

Andrew MacRobb and his lady Damaris invite all friends to their handfasting on Tuesday, 8/16/06 at 5:00pm at Club Aed on Bye The Way. Dinner Afterwards!

To all Østrgardrians past, present, and future! Come to the 2nd Annual Østgardr Pancake Breakfast 8am-11am Monday, 8/14/06, in E04 Østgardr. Free pancakes for all, donations graciously accepted but not necessary.

Brendoken Citizens and Friends; join us at an Open House and Revel on 8/15 at Brendoken Baronial Camp N03. 7pm until whever. Bring chairs, please!

UNCLASSIFIEDS

For Sale

Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’ca gonna do when the punchline’s you?

EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES AND MORE: Silk, Wool, and Linen Embroidery threads, Real Gold Spangles and threads, scissors, needles, Frames and Hoops, Kits, and much more...Also pearls and other beads. FABRIC DRAGON, probably in space 191B, Keep looking, we are worth finding!!

MAIDEN MONGOLIA’S Last Pennsic!!! Stop by #72 to say goodbye, tell a story, hear a joke.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)
Meet your maker! Buy from your local crafter before they vanish.

Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly! Smoke & Fire Co. Space 78 offers a fine selection of Dutch Oven Cookbooks.

Panther Pavilion for sale--used one year. 18’ X 24’ Classic Pitch Marquee with 7’ walls. Will consider all offers before listing on ebay. Set up package is negotiable. Will work out delivery. Call 440-322-2579 for more information.

Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!

Custom built elaborate pavillion with matching take down floor. Pavillion and interior custom walls made by Tentsmiths. 16 X 26 round-end, slant-wall marquis with four doors and roof striping. Floor has joist in hauger ribs on a frame held by industrial hinges and 3/4 inch decking. Minimum bid considered $7000.00. Furniture and storage unit not included. See Shauna of Shauna’s Lamp W11

Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24
Mention this ad 10% off Silversmith Fine Jewellery-custom orders & repairs Cornelius’ Pick Bazaar Z13

Vellum - opaline vellum ( sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality sale price $25 per sheet. The Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.

Need cooler garb? Try a chiton! Costumes by Loren has cloaks, garb, jewellery, gemstones and much more. Home of Materia Alchemia 166 Fleet Street

Good Gentles... How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.

Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $4 an ounce, folk who restocked before Penssic paid $12 per ounce- guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Benefit the chirurgeons - - buy an original Pennsic XXXV T- shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants row.

BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker - How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?

Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirrts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $15 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Ink - Oakgall, walnut walnuthull, absolutely pefectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24

ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC ! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVI that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by his toyshop and let him know what you think of his idea.

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.

Take My Fabric! Antique satins, solids, some prints. $1/yd. See Moire at the Pennsic Independence.

RAW MILK - Available less than 10 miles from camp from Dean Farms. Call Adam Dean, 724-944-7894 for more info between 8:00am and 12:00pm daily.

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessary for scribes and artists.

Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

T’will be my pleasure to finger my wool with you, Forba’s Yarns Z-14

12’ Yurt for sale, spot 104, Street of Gold - Armlann.

SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “ Danger Viking Territory” and many others, Some new and very silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24

ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of Limners #24

Panther Regent Pavilion, 16’x16’, excellent condition, sod cloth, hemp ropes and custom features (no poles). $800 or best offer.
Chateau Merdecheval @ Long Way and Chicane Lane (Block N33). Ask for Harley. Pay and take it immediately!

Glass muller & burnishers from England, also nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #24

General

Bards’ Haven will not hold “Sing for Your Supper” this year but we be having Celtic Bardic on Tues with all the usual gifts, prizes and a special feast.

12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway Denys the Decadent’s Camp AA NA OA SA - ALL WELCOME

The Bedouin Shower Stealers of the Serengeti want to thank the Barony of the Great Crab People for the midnight shower raids.

To all Æthelmearc Chatelaines who are attending Pennsic, we will be having a Chatelaines’ meeting in Aethelmearc Royal on Thursday 8/17/06 at 2-3pm. See you there! Gillian Llywellyn

Episcopal (Anglican) Church service is in Eoforwic camp (W08, camp by the Runestone), 10:00 a.m. Sunday. Communion will be served; this is an open table. Liturgy is from the 1549 Edward VI prayer book. All are welcome.

PNZ LOO ZLQ WKH ZDU EUB QHB QLL

Personals

TO EVERYONE: Go Tell Auntie Arwen (Auntie Arwen’s Spices) to drink more WATER. From Fabric Dragon

Evil Abra says, “A good lord is hard to find!” Abra thanks Marius for 24 + years of Love, Support, Hard work and putting up with a madwoman. “You’re the best!” Here’s to 24 more! All my love. *heart* Abra

Pink Fuzzy Bunny: We have two hostages 133 Plunder.

Footloose & Fancy Free? A lady is looking for a gentleman with 45-60 years of life’s experiences to help her polish the brass. If interested contact: 330-347-6407.

PI Web Edition - Saturday, August 19, 2006

Arts & Sciences Road Show

By Master Liam St. Liam

For the Pennsic Independent

With all the battles behind them, more than a dozen Calontiri spent Friday afternoon in the marketplace working on everything from woodworking and sailmaking to pewter casting and throwing pottery.

“We’re inflicting arts & sciences on the masses,” said Conde Fernando Rodriguez de Falcon of the Barony of Three Rivers. “That’s our little joke explanation. We want to let people see that arts and sciences are accessible. It’s nice to get the arts out where the people are.”

Many of Calontir’s artisans are also fighters, and that includes Master Kirk FitzDavid, who is both a Laurel and a member of the Order of Chivalry. It was Master Kirk who originally came up with the idea.

“I usually bring my tools to events to work on projects, and I told (Conde Fernando) that I wanted to do this. He said that what’s good for one is good for everybody,” Master Kirk said. “Last year we just did one day, and this year we decided to do two.”

Calontir’s rulers and heirs both stopped by, as did dozens of other people, many of whom spent a good deal of time watching Conde Fernando pour pewter.

“The old saying was ‘Gold for the royalty, silver for the nobility and pewter for the common folks,’” he explained to a fascinated young girl, his voice loud enough to convey his message to the rest of the crowd. “In the sunlight, pewter looks just like silver.”

He said the key was to get people to see artisans at work. “It’s nice to show people that this isn’t hard. Getting good at it is hard.”

At one end of the line, three women were playing period instruments next to Master Kirk, who was working on a bench. Nearby, Edwearde Boicewright and another craftsman were making stools, including one of strips of rattan. There were also artisans working on weaving, pottery, soapstone carving and mold-making.

At far end of the line, Mistress Rhianwen ferch Bran ap Gruffydd was in the process of making a prototype of a huge, square said for the Fyrdraca, a 32-foot Viking-style ship owned by Duke Dongal and other Calontiri.

“There are no full surviving sails,” said Mistress Rhianwen, who used information from recent finds of Viking ships to determine how big the sail should be. “We have a sail based on my rough figures. We’re going to make prototypes out of canvas before we actually weave one.”

This is the second year the A&S Road Show has visited Pennsic. Hopefully, it will return for many years to come.

Midrealm makes its stand, takes broken field

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

After 13 War Points: East Tygers 8, Midrealm 5

On the final fighting day of Pennsic XXXV, the Grand Armies of the Midrealm and East met for the final time in the broken field battle. According to the rules, this battle was designed to give the trailing army a chance for a last stand. With the Midrealm trailing, they took full advantage of the rules.

When the first cannon sounded, the Midrealm was given 30 minutes to construct what defenses they could by using hay bales. The Midrealm chose to build a redoubt on the extreme northwest corner of the field. This redoubt had only one entrance, two walls and several other obstacles, which made it nearly impregnable. The Midrealm needed only to hold out for 60 minutes to claim the final two heavy fighting War Points.

With the second cannon sounded, the Midrealm had its forces arrayed on the north side of the battlefield, while the East attacked from the south. Between the two forces was a “river” about 20 yards wide. East forces either had to ford the river on their knees (knights could cross standing as they were considered “on horseback”) or construct bridges from hay bales.

On the east side of the battlefield, forces from Atlantia attempted to ford or cross, but their efforts proved largely ineffective. Eastern forces to the center of the battlefield attempted to construct a bridge, but did so in the crosshairs of the bulk of the Midrealm ballista force. The bridge made it three-fourths of the way across the river before the forces were eliminated.

It was on the west side where the East’s attack made the most headway. Æthelmearc forces chose to ford the stream to protect the bridge being built from defenders from Calontir, Clovenshield and others. The strategy worked and the East established a bridgehead before a hold was called.

From that bridgehead, House Bloodguard spearheaded a push up the west flank of the battlefield that reached the redoubt. However, Bloodguard chose not to enter the redoubt and soon found themselves engage and destroyed by House Darkmoon and House Red Winged Lion. Meanwhile, the majority of the Midrealm forces rushed to contain the bridgehead, with hammer blows landed by the Oaken army, Midlands, and the Tuchux.

With the battle contained elsewhere, Ealdormere took the initiative. The White Wolf’s forces forded the river to the East’s side, overran the remaining Atlantians and then proceeded to roll down the length of the river, taking out Tyger reserves as they went.

The Tyger’s forces ended up being completely encircled on the west side. With victory in sight, forces from House Darkmoon and the Darkyard Legion were ordered to abandon the redoubt and help the final push. Before long, the cannon sounded as the Midrealm eliminated Black Talon and the final Eastern allies.

HRM Felix of the Midrealm, who had to sit out the fight, was all smiles as he addressed his troops after the battle.

“That was an impressive display of tactics and prowess,” HRM Felix said. “You have made us so very proud. You have taken the field. Be sure to greet those across the field with honor.”

Today’s big battle: The flight of dragons through the gate.

As always, VIVAT, HOOBAH, WASSAIL and HUZZAH until Pennsic XXXVI to all the warriors and warrior watchers of the Known World.

Saturday Battlefield Report

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

Outlands 20th Anniversary Invitational Tournament

Their Majesties Bela and Claudia of The Outlands hosted a tournament celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Outlands’ founding. The only weapon allowed in the list was a great axe, so used because a great axe is the oldest piece of regalia used by the Outlands. Eight gentles participated in a round-robin tournament where each bout was best two of three fights.

In the end, The Honorable Lord Griffith of Barrowhaven from the Outlands won the tournament with a 6-1 record. He and all the other fighters were offered prizes for participating by Their Majesties.

PI Web Edition - Sunday, August 13, 2006

Book Review: The Thorned Rose

Reviewed by Peregrine Fairchylde

For the Pennsic Independent

To merely hold in your hands The Thorned Rose, the book of sonnets by Master Michael McPhe (called Alewright), is a delight. Hand-bound on fine paper, printed in a typeface that recalls its 16th century counterparts and decorated with bold block prints, the small volume of some 70 pages is a pleasure to behold.

Yet what lies within its covers is the truest treat, as Alewright’s poetry stands as testament to the wisdom of the Crown of Æthelmearc in elevating him to the Order of the Laurel.

Subtitled “A Booke of Sonnetes,” The Thorned Rose is dedicated primarily to the Shakespearean form (let’s review: 14 lines, rhymed ABAB CDCD EFEF GG), but departs from it occasionally to indulge the reader with variations on that style, as well as “sundrie pleasing posie and songs.” And these works are truly an indulgence for the reader, displaying a breadth of talent that ranges from formal sonnets to sparkling wit, humor and whimsy, and gratifying examples of applying the art to the spirit of the Society’s recreation of the Middle Ages with odes and memorial works reflecting the poet’s perception of significant events and persons.

Love, naturally, is the common thread among many of the poems, and Alewright approaches this universal virtue from many angles, sneaking up behind it at times, so the reader doesn’t have to suffer through Yet Another Sonnet About My Love. (That said, his own paean to his lady, Katherine Sinclaire, is unabashedly sentimental, yet sublime and not at all saccharine.)

Take, for example, “A lover complains of the coldnesse of his beloved.” Here Alewright, after a dozen lines of the narrator repudiating his lover, subtly lays his finger on the complexity of true affection when he resolves in the final couplet, “And yet, I know I cannot wander far/I am your slave, and you, my shining star.”

Alewright’s wit is perhaps best appreciated in the innuendo-laced poem, “In celebration of a marriage.” Here he simultaneously celebrates and satirizes marriage in verse; every line, taken at face value, would seem an essential truth of wedlock: “This pair, a sight to glorify the sun,/Become much more together than apart.” However, such lofty observations are rendered comic by the collective first letters of each line of the poem, which spell out, “A pregnant bride” – and are compounded by the new meanings that revelation applies to his choice of words like “berths,” “great labor,” “swells” and “deliver.” Even after several readings, the poem remains fresh and delightful.

Returning momentarily to the construction of the book itself, it is modeled after a type of volume that could be purchased in the late 16th century – and we know this because Alewright himself tells us, courtesy of a very informative pamphlet included with the book. The binding method uses a laced-in limp paper structure, with a strip of soft goatskin serving to hold the signatures (individual sections) together. The interior paper is a laid imprint, similar to what would have been used in the period, and the text and illustrations, as mentioned, selected to closely mimic what would have been used at the time, as well. For anyone who has ever wondered what good someone’s A&S project would ever lead to, here’s your answer: A handsome and desirable volume that serves to reinforce the illusion of the Middle Ages being recreated here at War and in our home groups.

The Thorned Rose is available in two forms: The hand-bound edition, which costs $35 for the first copy and $25 for the second, and an unbound version for $10. They may be purchased at the stave church of Master John the Artificer. Alewright has also brought his binding equipment to War and is willing to discuss the binding process with those who are interested; he may be found at his camp, the Black Legion, on Fosse Way between Brewers and Battle roads (N17).

Coffeehouse Rises from the Ashes

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

Editor for the Pennsic Independent

Since its debut as a coffeehouse at Pennsic XXXIII, Your Inner Vagabond has quickly become a highlight for many visitors, with its Middle Eastern ambiance, friendly atmosphere, and late hours. According to AJ and Andrew, the world-travelling couple behind YIV, the idea first emerged while they were merchanting during Pennsic XXXII in one of the bazaar spaces. They were set up as a lounge with their pillows and cushions, where they would brew mint tea for their guests. From that came the idea to expand into a full-service coffeehouse. Last year, they had to double in size because of popular demand.

Then the unexpected happened. On Mother’s Day of this year, the garage behind Andrew’s mother’s house where all the coffeehouse equipment and décor was stored was engulfed in flames when a tenant’s motorcycle caught fire.
Interestingly enough, according to AJ and Andrew, “it actually was a few days before we seriously considered not doing Pennsic. The thought just didn’t occur to us at first.” However, when they were unable to get into the garage to assess the damage for several days, they realized that it might not even be possible to replace everything in under three months. Luckily, when they were able to get into the ruins of the garage, they discovered that while only a few benches and some kitchen utensils survived from the coffeehouse itself, most of YIV’s online merchandise (cushions and pillows) was on the other side of the garage and was salvageable.

When news of the fire was posted on AJ and Andrew’s blog, the response was immediate. Over 1000 people visited their website the day after the news was posted, and the helpful and supportive e-mails flooded in. “Right away people wanted to help, and we quickly realized that, much as we hated to admit it, we needed the help,” said AJ and Andrew.

They decided to offer gift certificates to help raise money, and the local SCAdian community donated replacement equipement and helped out during a mid-June building weekend. And last year’s employees have helped them hire staff for this year. “Really, it’s the emotional support that meant more to us than anything. Buying a Gift Certificate didn’t just mean an influx of cash, it really showed us just how much people like YIV and that they believed in us enough to support our return,” said the couple. They added that they did not feel that rebuilding only enough to “make do” was fair to their customers, so they have “bit the bullet” and invested in upgraded equipment where possible to last the Coffeehouse for many years. “We tried to be judicious and realistic, but also do it right.”

If you’ve had a chance to stop by YIV at Pennsic this year, you’ve seen the results of several months of hard work. The atmosphere has returned, and the friendly service and good company seem to be there in abundance as well. Andrew noted on Friday that they had been quite pleased with the business, as well as the continuing expressions of support from the SCA community.

So, you can expect YIV to be a Pennsic fixture in years to come. As for AJ and Andrew, they hope to continue their vagabond lifestyle, perhaps with a visit to India. “Your Inner Vagabond doesn’t really want to settle down just yet. There’s still too big a world out there to not want to see more of it.”

Sunday Unclassifieds

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lost & Found

Reward if Found: Fabric Dragon is not in the merchant booklet this year, but is here somewhere! If found the rewards are special pricing on silk, linen, and wool threads, and other embroidery and beading supplies. Report finding immediately to: everyone

Lost - Kodak digital camera. Please return to L&F. We would really like the pictures of our kids back.

Will the gentle who bought a Pennsic DVD at Poison Pen Press on Friday please return it. We think it is defective.

Parties

Andrew MacRobb and his lady Damaris invite all friends to their handfasting on Tuesday, 8/16/06 at 5:00pm at Club Aed on Bye The Way. Dinner Afterwards!

To all Østrgardrians past, present, and future! Come to the 2nd Annual Østgardr Pancake Breakfast 8am-11am Monday, 8/14/06, in E04 Østgardr. Free pancakes for all, donations graciously accepted but not necessary.

Brendoken Citizens and Friends; join us at an Open House and Revel on 8/15 at Brendoken Baronial Camp N03. 7pm until whever. Bring chairs, please!

UNCLASSIFIEDS

For Sale

SILK VEILING, 3.5 & 5mm, 26” wide DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area,” “ Danger Viking Territory” and many others. Some new andvery silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24

EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES AND MORE: Silk, Wool, and Linen Embroidery threads, Real Gold Spangles and threads, scissors, needles, Frames and Hoops, Kits, and much more...Also pearls and other beads. FABRIC DRAGON, probably in space 191B, Keep looking, we are worth finding!!

MAIDEN MONGOLIA’S Last Pennsic!!! Stop by #72 to say goodbye, tell a story, hear a joke.

Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!

Meet your maker! Buy from your local crafter before they vanish.

Glass jewels with settings, silver jewelry, sculpture, masks, silks, portraits, and custom wood burning. - Cabochons #19

Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Benefit the chirurgeons - - buy an original Pennsic XXXV T- shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.

FOR SALE! 2001 Avenger Utility Trailer, 6’W X 12’ L X 6’H. Great condition! $3000.00. If interested or for more info, contact Lady Marion ferch Llewellyn at Barony of Bhakail. Trailer can be seen on site.

Smoke & Fire Co. Space 78 offers a fine selection of Dutch Oven Cookbooks.

Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $4 an ounce, folk who restocked before Pennsic paid $12 per ounce - guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker - How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?

Custom built elaborate pavillion with matching take down floor. Pavillion and interior custom walls made by Tentsmiths. 16 X 26 round-end, slant-wall marquis with four doors and roof striping. Floor has joist in hauger ribs on a frame held by industrial hinges and 3/4 inch decking. Minimum bid considered $7000.00. Furniture and storage unit not included. See Shauna of Shauna’s Lamp W11

Mention this ad 10% off Silversmith Fine Jewellery custom orders & repairs Cornelius’ Pick Bazaar Z13

Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirrts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $15 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Need cooler garb? Try a chiton! Costumes by Loren has cloaks, garb, jewellery, gemstones and much more. Home of Materia Alchemia 166 Fleet Street

Good Gentles......
How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.

Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’ca gonna do when the punchline’s you?

Glass muller & burnishers from England, also nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #24
HAIR CANVAS! 72” wide. $12/yd at DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Bad Garb Old Maid cardgame- Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)

ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of limnes #24

Prithee touch the goat’s coat at Forba’s Yarns, Z-14

12’ Yurt for sale, spot 104, Street of Gold - Armlann.

Panther Regent Pavilion, 16’x16’, excellent condition, sod cloth, hemp ropes and custom features (no poles). $800 or best offer.
Chateau Merdecheval @ Long Way and Chicane Lane (Block N33). Ask for Harley. Pay and take it immediately!

Ink - Oakgall, walnut walnuthull, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24

Take My Fabric! Antique satins, solids, some prints. $1/yd. See Moire at the Pennsic Independent.

Panther Pavilion 9’x16’ oval with 6’ walls & fly. See Padraig at Shire of Caer Adamant, N24.

ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVI that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by his toyshop and let him know what you think of his idea.

Looking for luscious linen and scrumptous silk? Barjavel Historic Fabrics at the Silver Dragon Company, #11 Bow street. www.barjaveldesign.com

Sharpening, cleaning, polishing, sheaths made. Cloak & Dagger, space 15, by the showers.

FINE WOOL, SILK, LINEN & notions! Dragon’s Magic 25

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessar for scribes and artists.

Vellum - opaline vellum ( sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality sale price $25 per sheet. The Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.

CORSET STAYS at excellent prices. DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24

General

Youth Fighter Program Daily starting at 8am. Learn how to fight like a knight, loaner gear available, parents must be present for registration. All Kingdoms welcome. Meet on the battlefield.

The 11th Annual Bardic sponsored by House De Londres will be on Tuesday, August 14th at 10pm. Invitations available at De Londres Encampment X05. See Aluric.

Live journal fighter practice on Monday, August 14th, 2:30pm. Sir Ix-Aztecknight invites all those from livejournal.com to join him at the Gold list to meet all.

Weight loss surgery support group meeting. If you have had WLS or are thinking of WLS or wish to support those who have had WLS, come to Budgardr Camp in Block W09 (behind Enchanted Ground), Sunday 4pm.

Sign of the Black Rose Invites the Populace to Join Us In Offering Congratulations to their Artist-In-Residence the Lady S’Avant-Garde, for Her Recent Induction Into the OMICRON DELTA KAPPA National Leadership Honor Society for her work in a landmark program providing Mental Health Counseling to the Deaf. PooBah!

Message from Cabochons: Our address in the merchant booklet is incorrect. Contact us at tchipakkan@eternalviper.net, or Cabochonsgems@yahoo.com

Slavic interest group meeting Aug. 16 2 - 4 pm at Æthelmearc Royal! Come have a lot of Slavic fun!

Bard’s Haven will not hold sing for your supper this year but we be having Celtic bardic on Tues with all the usual gifts, prizes and a special feast.

LIBRARIANS! If you are looking for a position and have a sci/tech background, see Fiadnata or Phillip in Flaming Gryphon camp W07

12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway. Denys the Decadent’s Camp AA NA OA SA all welcome
To all Æthelmearc Chatelaine who are attending Pennsic, we will be having a Chatelaine’s meeting in Æthelmearc Royal on Thursday 8/17/06 at 2-3pm. See you there! Gillian Llywellyn

PNZ LOO ZLQ WKH ZDU EUB QHB QLL

Hail House Nuin, St. Joan’s & Camp Rubber Ducky! War greetings to all! Wish we could be there with you but we ran into some delays on the town run. With much love. Rabhairt & Marja

Bhakail Baronial Court - Tuesday, 7:30pm - Bhakail, N11

Tahtib-Nahboot-Asa-Asaya! If you want these words to mean something to you, come to Mistress Su’ad & Baron Dinsdale’s Egyptian stick dance for men and women! Sunday, 2:30 to 5pm. Middle-eastern A&S tent.

Attention: Swamp Watch for X09, W18, W19, W20, W21, E24, E25, E27, E28, E29, E30 and E31. All camps in these areas are asked to offer support for this initiative. We will be ofering services including road lighting and an assistant service (Nauga Watch). We are seeking donations or loans of oil, manpower, torches, water, batteries, radios and other useful items. Please bring donations and volunteers to Three Swans at the corner of the Causeway and Myfan Way. Let’s keep Pennsic safe!

Michael Z. Williamson signing copies of his novels at Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

Tirnewydd & friends! Wish we were there! Have fun, be safe! Marco & Michelina

Personals

TO Everyone: Go Tell Auntie Arwen (Auntie Arwen’s Spices) to drink more WATER. From Fabric Dragon

Evil Abra says, “A good lord is hard to find!” Abra thanks Marius for 24 + years of Love, Support, Hard work and putting up with a madwoman. “you’re the best!” Here’s to 24 more! All my love. ™ Abra

Pink Fuzzy Bunny: We have two hostages 133 Plunder.

Footloose & Fancy Free? A lady is looking for a gentleman with 45-60 years of life’s experiences to help her polish the brass. If interested contact: 330-347-6407.

Gentle Lady of a ceretain age ISO gentle man for conversation/friendship. See Anya of Clan Kyle, Kurdson Way.

Attention Known World - We would like to announce the marriage of Lord David de Londres and Lady Morgain of Lynn. I love you rivers and streams! David

Beware the yurt yakker! Protect your yurt! Evict drunks!

The Dog Days of Pennsic

Lady Kiltigern MacClibarn

Hound coursing returned again to Pennsic as a demo on Saturday morning. The coursing began with the Queens in attendance, Morgan of Rye, HRH Æthelmearc; Caia Snowdon, HRH An Tir, and Mary Rose of Burgandy, HRM Atenveldt leading the hounds to the coursing field. The hounds in attendance were three wolfhounds owned by local veterinarian Rozen Maureen O’Cu, a veteran courser and agility contestant and newcomer to the SCA; and two Greyhounds owned by the Æthelmearc Hound Mistress Katla Ulfhedinn. The power of the Irish Wolfhounds was confirmed by the two Queens trying to control one three legged Wolfhound, Erin.

The first dog to course was Valkyrie, a brindle greyhound. Released by Anna Ophelia Tarragon, HRM East, Valkyrie overran the course at the far end as her momentum carried her past the turn and she lost sight of the lure in the grass. The lure was rerouted past her so she could catch sight of it and chase it to the end.

Next up was Erin, a six year old Wolfhound who lost her front right leg to bone cancer in March; now that the cancer is in remission she is back to coursing. She was eager to run but was a bit slower than the greyhound. She was slipped by Tessa the Huntress, HRM Æthelmearc. At the end of her run Erin grabbed the lure happily to make sure it was “dead.” This is the hound’s reward for a job well done and gives them a reason to chase it each time.

Dublin was up next. He is the son of Erin, and was also the largest of the Irish Wolfhounds on site at approximately 40 inches and 135 pounds. Slipped by Moira O’Morchoe, he bounded happily around the course, never reaching his full stride. The 125 yard octagon course was too short for him to reach his top speed. He usually needs 100 yards straight to reach full stride, then room to keep running. So the Irish Wolfhounds were loping along in a bit of a silly manner that was a lot of fun to watch.

The last of the coursers was an Irish Wolfhound puppy, Liadhain – “Lia,” who is still in training. She was allowed to play with the lure before it was moved. At “Tally Ho” she ran immediately to play with Dublin. She was caught and led along the course by Asa Beiskalda, HRM Lochac, following the lure before being released. This time Lia followed it to the end without a problem to the cheers of the crowd.

Lia and Erin were put away to rest for the day as Valkyrie and Dublin took turns coursing a few more times. Claudia Lisabetta Senatori deFirenze, HRM Outlands, Caillin MacKenzie, HRH Calontir, and Mary Grace of Gatland, HRM Gleann Abhann each took a turn at releasing Valkyrie. Dublin was slipped by Xorazne Artzruni, HRM Calontir.

However Erin was so eager to run that her owner gave in and let her course one more time. Mary of Carrigant, HRM Northshield slipped Erin, who ran along smoothly and bit the bag at the end to the laughter and cheers of the crowd.

Also in attendance was the greyhound Txikurra (pronounced Secoura) who is a retired SCA courser at age eight because of a pulled hamstring and some old age related ailments. She still enjoys the attention and atmosphere of events.

All dogs are welcome to join in SCA canine activities; however due to the limited access allowed to the dogs at Pennsic, only local dogs were in attendance and these happened to all be hounds. All dogs are checked before and after coursing for injuries. Dewclaw injuries and rope burns caused by the lure rope are the most common injuries incurred. Taping a dog’s leg can help protect them from injury.

Æthelmearc has included in their canine activites tunnel work for terriers using portable tunnels and would like to start agility coursing using natural-looking obstacles. They are also offering dog classes this year: Viking dogs, Then and Now, taught by Katla Ulfhedinn; Pooffy Dogs: Lap dogs in History, by Ashraf, and a Known World Canine Meeting led by Katla Ulfhedinn.

PI Web Edition - Thursday, August 17, 2006

Shake Your Blue Feather

By Ursula the Widow

For the Pennsic Independent

Merriment filled the dance pavilion Tuesday night as the Blue Feather Ball returned to Pennsic.

Originally a gathering of Clan Blue Feather, the ball has grown and now welcomes all manner of folk. Joshua the Imperfect said, “We get GLBT people, straights, and families. We have people here who’ve been coming to Pennsic since Pennsic IV.”

Clan Blue Feather is an inclusive group. “A member is anyone who says they are a member. We have no chieftain,” Joshua said. The clan started 18 years ago and “has always been a place for everyone to feel welcome.”

Master Phillip White of Ansteorra taught dance prep classes before the event. He was a model of how to enjoy the evening, dancing with grace and verve.

Those who went in search of oddity would have been somewhat disappointed; the majority of those present were tastefully garbed gentles performing period dance. Several wore baronial coronets.

The ordinary conventions of dance calling were used; one member of each couple was designated the lady and the other the gentleman. Both same-sex and mixed-sex couples enjoyed the dancing.

THL Adele Defontaines expressed pleasure that the amount of dancing at the ball had grown since the establishment of the Dance Pavilion. She praised the dance floor and noted the amount of work that had gone into creating and maintaining it.

The household of Caer Cynin decided to attend in coordinated garb. All the gentlemen wore parti-colored black and white, some with red accents. As a group, they appeared elegant.

Other costumes were less restrained. A shirtless gentleman wore a pleated kiltlike garment of silver brocade with Road Runner trim at the waist and a mesh umbrella hat. Lord Quincy was dressed as a Pharaoh. The eyeliner, bare chest and bright jewels of the outfit suited his slender youth.

A graceful young lady in Gothic black corset, ruffled skirt and off-the-shoulder lace blouse who would have been welcome at any party watched as a poised damsel in a blue taffeta gown and leather mask ornamented with peacock feathers sailed past.

Belly dancing outfits and thigh high boots were to be seen, though thankfully not on the same individual. Each participant appeared to have put much thought and care into his or her attire.

Prizes donated by Pennsic merchants were awarded to ten “people who had wonderful garb,” Joshua said. “Our motto has always been, ‘Don’t wear your best garb; wear the garb that makes you look your best.’”

Some of the “Australian Six Pack” served at the feast. These gentlemen of Lochac were auctioned at Vlad’s and bought by Clan Blue Feather.

Two of them acted as serving wenches, two were breakdown crew after the ball, and the remaining two were expected to don loincloths and move a pile of firewood from one location in Blue Feather camp to another.

Lord Andreas Reinhardt, a member of the Six Pack, poured drinks at the ball in the Viking luau outfit he had worn to an earlier party.

Unclassifieds - Thursday, August 17, 2006

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Events Open to All

Reform Jewish Shabat service behind Silver Dragon Co., #11 Bow Street. 7pm Friday.

Known World Choir Concert - Thursday - Performing Arts Pavilion - Be there - You know you want to! Don’t miss this wonderful performing ensemble. Renaissance music of Spain! Not to be missed.

Memorials

The Pennsic Tribute Ship WILL sail! On Friday full dark, come to water’s edge at the foot of W18 within sight of flushies.

Parties

Colbert Freehold & Triskele Legion invite you to Roseland’s party! E-11 at dusk thirty! Good gentles bring a rock the size of your head. (Size matters)

UNCLASSIFIEDS

General

Message from Cabochons: Our address in the merchant booklet is incorrect. Contact us at tchipakkan@eternalviper.net, or Cabochonsgems@yahoo.com

Ghazalah the henna artist has moved to Willofyre Pottery! Fresh paste made daily!

Disability Guild www.health.yahoo.groups.com/AIs

LIBRARIANS! If you are looking for a position and have a sci/tech background, see Fiadnata or Phillip in Flaming Gryphon camp W07

12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway Denys the Decadent’s Camp AA NA OA SA all welcome

To all Æthelmearc Chatelaines who are attending Pennsic, we will be having a Chatelaines meeting in Æthelmearc Royal on Thursday 8/17/06 at 2-3pm. See you there! Gillian Llywellyn

PNZ LOO ZLQ WKH ZDU EUB QHB QLL

Michael Z. Williamson signing copies of his novels at Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

SEWING HINT: fabric stashes are neither illegal, immoral nor fattening!

Free Tarot readings by Aghx come to E-20 and find Aghx of the Clan of the Seven Leaves. Gratuities welcome but not necessary.

Kendrick will be holding a bookbinding Demo/Discussion group at the Haunted Bookshop #63, 4-5pm. M,W,F

O Yea! O Yea! Be it known that on August 18 at 3pm on Horde Hill (E10), during informal family court, I, Siobhan O’Neill, in the presence of King Felix, Queen Madelina, Great Khan Rowena, my Brothers and all who wish to attend, will re-affirm my vows of Fealty. This is in observance of my Silver Anniversary of becoming a Member of the Order of the Laurel, being an appropriate time for reflection and renewal.

Chainmail shirts from $100, riveted shirts from $225. Coifs, Gamails, Aventgills too, all at Highland Arms Booth 200

SQUIRE CART for rent for handicapped or pampering someone. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #26

Remember your urchins. They are working hard to bring you the Pennsic news daily.

A CHALLENGE! The following are called to the field of honor on Thursday, 17th August at 5:00pm or Friday, 18th August at 11:00am. Lady Rosalind de La Mere, Lord Christopher Maccan Conaing, Lord Connor Livingstone, Baron Marcellus, Cappoozello Di Napoli, Lord Giacomo Vincente, Master Alan Gravesend, Master Roland de Mountenay. This challenge is issued by Tiernen and Wystric of Windmaster’s Hill. Meet us at the rapier Marshal’s Tent on the Battlefield.

To the Markland Army: May Sun and Moon smile upon you and gentle winds blow through the days!! Have fun! Praise Marklar!! Sir Brigit

Hi-Res photos of the Children’s Water Battle will be available at no cost about a week after war - Compliments of Shadowclans http://www.shadowclans.org

Clean, dry cardboard boxes. FREE! Pick up at Pennsic Independent office.

ATTENTION ALL ØSTGARDRIANS PAST AND PRESENT, The Viceroy and Vicereine of the Crown Province of Østgardr, desiring to complete the rolls of all members of the Order of the Seahorse and the rolls of the Champions of Østbardr, from the founding of said honors unto the present day, do hereby call upon all holders of said honors, past and present, or any persons knowing of such service, to make themselves known to the Viceroy and Vicereine at Østgardr encampment (E04) at this the XXXV Pennsic War, or to contact Lady Brithwen De Bores Hulla, Seneschal of Østgardr, at Østgardr encampment or at Brithwen@yahoo.com, upon their returning home.

Do you travel retail? Go wholesale and save!! Plus get 30 free vacations! Call and mention P35 for discount 724-561-7769. Enjoy your mundane life now! Dealers also needed. Call for inforamation at 724-561-7769 $$$$

Slyme’s story continues-Burtsting into the castle, our hero is greeted by harpies with sharp sticks. Each declares some part of him unfit: his clothes, his odor, or his pelt. In turn, he brandishes the blowdryer of doom, the deodorant of Vanilla, and the garment rack of matched outfits. Declared fit, but peculiar, he advances to his love, reclining on the love seat. In dulcet tones she says to him,”Is this a game? Will this end well?” He whimpers. Fade to black.

People of Pennsic, Do you fear Pirate raids on your camp? Invest in Pirate protection. Be safe on Pirate night. Contact Cpt. Krunch at Pentwyuern invest now. Invest soon. It’s cheaper this way, but less fun. Will pick up payment in person Thurs. after 8pm.

Put Some Clothes On!.....This Ain’t Gore!

The League of Rapier Academies (LORA) met on Tuesday evening, August 14. Shortly after Pennsic the chancellor will post meeting minutes on ek-cording yahoo and other Eastern fencing email forums.

There will be a LORA fencing tourney Thursday, August 16th at 4pm following rapier champions. See Captain Jean-Paul Justin Casse for tournament details.

The League of Rapier Academies welcomes your interest and membership.

Palita apologizes for being unable to teach her Wed. Beginners belly dance II, if you miss today’s class, she can email you the handout. Contact information: dance@materialis.com or www.pacita.materialist.com

Capt. Elias Gedney wishes to thank everyone who came to his classes this year.

ALL HAIL THE MUD QUEEN!

The Ottoman embroidery books you picked up - return them or come back and pay for them!

WEAVING CLASSES: Thursday - 10am (Inkle); 2pm (Card); 5pm (Inkle). Friday - 10am (Card); 2pm (Lucet); 5m (Inkle); 8pm (Inkle); see Pine Box Traders space 126

East Kingdom Soothsayers Guild meeting rescheduled Thursday, 7pm at Cabochons; 19 Bow St. All welcome!

Master Tristan Alexander invites all scribes to an illumination round table in his camp, next to the playground on Friday the 18th at 3pm. Please bring a matt or chair to sit on.

Alas, fine citizens of Confed, an exceptionally discourteous act was displayed by an unnamed lady of your camp. Justice demands acts of contrition be personally made by the offender. Regretfully, Rescue Ranger Punch will no longer be offered to citizens of Confed until honor is restored to the most filthy Azziz.

Wrolf, my moon my stars my universe. Happy Anniversary. May the fates grant us many many more. I love you. My forever Love - Aibell

Relive Agincourt 10/21/06 in the BMDL. Email: medicmacintyre1521@yahoo.com

Filkers! I seek war-related songs set to tune of musicals! Contact Shlomo after war. Richardm@ohiohills.com

Lost & Found

REWARD for return of knife lost in Market. Wood/brass handle, blade marked ANGELSWORD. Claim REWARD @ Lusty Wench, E17, Hill Road & Good Intentions

MISSING CROSSBOW Mistakenly removed from the Black Talon battlefield tent during the town battle. Reward Pending. Honey coloured tiger oak, small round brass medallion with “S” Almost no metal showing. Thank you to all who are looking for it on my behalf. Cat of Black Talon.

Red feathers, 3 taped with red tape. Gerrard the Toymaker misses them. Please return to W09.

LOST: brown velvet cloak black fur collar, beaded circle of Celtic knot work attached. Return to Shadow Clan.

For Sale

TherionArms - world antique and fine reproduction arms & armor - http://www.therionarms.com

Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!

Good Gentles... How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.

Glass muller & burnishers from England, also nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #24

EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES AND MORE: Silk, Wool, and Linen Embroidery threads, Real Gold Spangles and threads, scissors, needles, Frames and Hoops, Kits, and much more...Also pearls and other beads. FABRIC DRAGON, probably in space 191B, Keep looking, we are worth finding!!

MAIDEN MONGOLIA’S Last Pennsic!!! Stop by #72 to say goodbye, tell a story, hear a joke.

Meet your maker! Buy from your local crafter before they vanish.

Glass jewels with settings, silver jewelry, sculpture, masks, silks, portraits, and custom wood burning. - Cabochons #19

Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Benefit the chirurgeons - - buy an original Pennsic XXXV T- shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.

ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of limnes #24

FOR SALE! 2001 Avenger Utility Trailer, 6’W X 12’ L X 6’H. Great condition! $3000.00. If interested or for more info, contact Lady Marion ferch Llewellyn at Barony of Bhakail. Trailer can be seen on site.

Smoke & Fire Co. Space 78 offers a fine selection of Dutch Oven Cookbooks.

Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker - How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?

Ink - Oakgall, walnut walnuthull, absolutely pefectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24

CORSET STAYS at excellent prices. DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Custom built elaborate pavillion with matching take down floor. Pavillion and interior custom walls made by Tentsmiths. 16’ X 26’ round-end, slant-wall marquis with four doors and roof striping. Floor has joist in hauger ribs on a frame held by industrial hinges and 3/4 inch decking. Minimum bid considered $7000.00. Furniture and storage unit not included. See Shauna of Shauna’s Lamp W11

Mention this ad 10% off Silversmith Fine Jewelry. Custom orders & repairs Cornelius’ Pick Bazaar Z13

Need cooler garb? Try a chiton! Costumes by Loren has cloaks, garb, jewellery, gemstones and much more. Home of Materia Alchemia 166 Fleet Street

ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC ! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVI that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by his toyshop and let him know what you think of his idea.

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessar for scribes and artists.

Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’ca gonna do when the punchline’s you?

Vellum - - opaline vellum ( sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality sale price $25 per sheet. THe Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.

From sheep and goats and the noble worm, ply your needle with Forba’s Yarns, Z-14

12’ Yurt for sale, spot 104, Street of Gold - Armlann.

Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $4 an ounce, folk who restocked before Penssic paid $12 per ounce- guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)

Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24

Four Seasons Tent Masters Rectangular Marquee 17’W x 22’L with 6’ walls. Everything included; canvas, ropes, poles, stakes and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. @2,500 or B.O.

Panther Regent Pavilion, 16’x16’, excellent condition, sod cloth, hemp ropes and custom features (no poles). $800 or best offer.

Chateau Merdecheval @ Long Way and Chicane Lane (Block N33). Ask for Harley. Pay and take it immediately!

Looking for luscious linen and scrumptous silk? Barjavel Historic Fabrics at the Silver Dragon Company, #11 Bow treet. www.barjaveldesign.com

Sharpening, cleaning, polishing, sheaths made. Cloak & Dagger, space 15, by the showers.

Sheild bosses - hydroformed 6”. Available now. Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

SILK VEILING, 3.5 & 5mm, 36” wide DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

What is your dream garb? Let us help you build it. Tailoring, repairs & accessories. - Misc etc. Z6

Jewelry repair Bazaar $10 each add hour $6 Cornpick

Fencing shirt stinky? 100% linen fencing shirts! Hoods! Linen undies! Tailor made garments @ Silver Dragon Co. #11 Bow Street tailormade@mindspring.com

Four Seasons Tent Masters Oval Marquee 13’W x 22’L x 10’H with 6’ walls. Everything included, canvas, ropes, poles, stakes, and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. $1000 or B.O.

FINE WOOL, SILK, LINEN & notions! Dragon’s Magic 25

Truck died, must get home. Yurts for sale 19’, 15’, 12’ E01 Padhraighs Alehouse. Ask for Pente (Wookie)

For sale antique 1830’s rope bed full sz STURDY! Avail NOW! $125 OBO. Seek Desi @ stormvale BTM W08

The Book Lady may not be back next year. Inventory reduction sale now in progress. Including; Jewelery and Crystals. In space 185 with Auntie Arwen.

Knilling 10KF Violin outfit - brand new, never used includes case, bow, rosin, pitchpipe. 4’ fine tuners. Retail valu $1500 - yours for $995/or best offer ask for Eiric at Camp Spartii - N15.

HAIR CANVAS! 72” wide. $12/yd at DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

CLEARANCE on Period Pavilions®: We’re overstocked on gently used Period Pavilions®, and we have no room for new ones. Many sizes, styles and colors available, including faux “buildings.” Good prices on all, up to 55% off. Immediate delivery on some. Space #26. -- Mediaeval Miscellania

2’ x 2’ x 1/2” stainless 304 steel plate. See Dunchadh; Barony of Andelcrag, N07

FOR SALE: Propane fridge. Needs coolant refill, but otherwise in great condition. Only used for 12 weeks total (6 Pennsics). Was $1400 new, asking $700 or best offer. Camp Testosterone, N31 (large white bear gates). Ask for Berus.

Set of 4 antique goblets make offer. Hedgehogs E23

Yurt for sale. 15 foot round. See it on E-18, Camp Greenwood. It must go on Friday. Make an offer! Best offer takes it. Ask for Luther.

Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $15 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area,” “ Danger Viking Territory” and many others, Some new andvery silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24

Tatami stand, mats, sharpening kits and mushiro swords at Highland Arms Booth #200

Master Kenhelm is proud to announce he is offering clothing: semi-custom and custom fittings by Argent Needle. Hand-finished men’s tunics. Custom-fitted late 14th/early 15th dresses and fittings, hoods, purses, silk veils. See Maitresses Muriel de Chimay and Marcele de Montsegur and see what Argent Needle has to offer.

Got Bust? Get a custom fitting from the cottesimple.com tailor! Space #93 ask for Marcele or Tasha.

HARP: 31/2 octave wirestrung believed made by Jay WITCHER. NEW PRICE about $3000. Asking $1000. See Deirdre at Southwind N-30.

Armour Pieces: As a set or sold individually... articulated stainless knee’s, mild helmet, stainless arm cops, leather/stainless gorget $225 OBO Please call 443-282-6156 or ask for Melusine at Shire of Eisental

Pendragon ladies bodice leather/suede green black. See Feithline at Castle Bruin Camping block X07 Best Offer.

BOWED PSALTERY for sale - Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Pavilions for sale: 16x21, $1000. 12x18, $900. 9x12, $500 all with ropes, poles and stakes. See Eleanor at space 181 - Blue Unicorn

Collection of antiques for sale. Sumerian Egyptian, Persian on display at Historical Glass, Booth #160.

For Sale: 14’ Yurt. use but in good to great condition. $600 and it is yours. See Bosk at Band of the Red Hand camp in E18.

Ltd. Edition cigar boxes & metal signs. House of the Flying Monkey - E01 $10-$40 see Cat. All negotiable.

Madness!! Day and night cloaks and 16th C. Spanish surcoats 10% off! Orders included - some gowns also. Misty Tower. Space 26.

Materialis - space 07 on Row st. - Unique Trimmings, custom jewelry, ME dance accessories and clothing, Elizabethan ruff sets, and did I mention the Trim?

Midnight is past, but madness continues! $5 off all skirts & jewelry, every 11th yard of trim is free. The bargain bin of DOOM is back! Materialis

Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits available once again at Dancing Pig Pottery on Bow Street. Flavors for the Celtic holidays! Brews in 7 to 14 days in a gallon bottle of water. Email sherry@fergesen.com for notes when www.ambrosiafarm.com goes live this fall!!!

For Sale: Panther Spoke Wheel 12’. Used once, new condition. $1,000 obo. Akero Thunder E17, very nice tent!

Help Wanted

Desperately Needed: Burly guy with organizational skills to help pack up the Pennsic Independent this coming Saturday and Sunday. Please inquire at the PI Office.

Seeking Female Assistant! Full time until Thanksgiving. All travel expenses paid. Must be willing to work long hours. Good people skills will help. See Isabell at Merchant space #136 for more details.

Personals

Evil Abra says, “A good lord is hard to find!” Abra thanks Marius for 24 + years of Love, Support, Hard work and putting up with a madwoman. “you’re the best!” Here’s to 24 more! All my love. § Abra

Gentle Lady of a ceretain age ISO gentle man for conversation/friendship. See Anya of Clan Kyle, Kurdson Way.

TIR THALOR!!!! - G&A (and kid)

Will someone please make sure The Entropy Twins are not having TOO much fun? Thank you, Lady Kytte Wynpeny (the blonde wife)

HARALD ORN of House Gonnedamn: We miss you here. Have a good time, and don’t do anything you’ll be afraid to tell us later. We love you. Don’t forget about Mystic Mail.

Colleen, I miss you here at home. I love you. Brimstone

ATTN Darostur : Have fun at war - drink lots of fluids - feed the flamingos - Enjoy the Ghetto party! signed House of Fox

Happy Second Anniversary my crispy Latke. Love, Jacob

Thursday August 17th 9pm to 11pm Come to the Official Pennsic Speed Bump for The Hasta La Bye Bye party for Pete and Sully of Maiden Mongolia. Stop by and wish them well. For health reasons this is their last Pennsic. On Market Street outside booth 72. BYOB

Learn the ancient art of the stunt nipple. See Anya of Wulf Den. No appointment necessary.

Aurora, Tsivia, Asa, Gwerydd, Beatrice: Where are you? The urchins are revolting! We have no stories! People are throwing their money on the ground! Our webs are hopelessly tangled! What shall we do?!? -- Brains

Josef: Will you marry me again? I love you! - Your Wif.

Vivat Ursus! Vivat Svana!

Thank you St. Lawrence for favours granted - A Carolingian

ROE ADAMS, KEITH DREW or anyone who knows them - please contact Coryn at Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Seeking tree (to climb). Are you on site? If so, please come visit - top of the hill. - C

William T. Wilde is at N30 across from the big castle. Looking for Ann & John Krone and family. Lady Behbin Stephanie are you here? I miss my old Indiana friends from Greyhope! My phone is (941)493-2803.

Bowbreaker, my love, I am so happy thtat your first Pennsic is with me. - Yours always, Ysabel

Mistress Catherine Applebee of Calontir was involved in a serious auto accident in Phoenix on Memorial Day. She has only recently returned home and still faces many months of rehabilitation but her progress has been good. We of Calontir seek aid from the Known World to help cover the long-term costs. Donations will be accepted at Please Touch Pottery, Calontir Trim, Ash and Griffin Pottery, Tomes and Tunes, and Wolfram’s Wondrous Wares as well as the Calontir Royal Pavilion.

Your Majesty Maryrose, the ransom has yet to be paid. I begin to grow concerned. Skorri

Hroar to Huette - I look forward to 50 year of joy with you Love X a billion.

Happy Birthday to Kashka of House Grylion from the Barony of Flaming Gryphon - We love you!!

Norseland - Hope your Pennsic is wonderful. Hugs & Love from those you left behind! :)

Master Hroar Stormganger is departing the Midrealm for Caid in two weeks. Please visit at booth 66.

Happy Anniversary to Yiyi and Kylo, ffrom the Great Sea Wizards.

Congratulations to Black Talon for 15 great years of brother/sisterhood on the field and off.

Octavia Columella, my tent and my heart have been empty without you. Welcome back to Pennsic.

Edward who is called Edward. Welcome to your first Pennsic. Gaudeamus Igitur

Michelle Hartz Coutts - Contact Smoke and Fire Co. Immediately! Please! Donlyn Meyers, owner.

Bright Hills and Friends: Mike and Elizabeth Schechter have had a baby boy, Jacob Anthony, Tue am.

Foscadh (FOS-Midrealm) Congratulations! You have now fought in ALL 35 Pennsic Wars!!!

I’m OW you’re OW we’re all OW! I love you, Christina-KH

If you hear this war cry you must be on the hill...BOOBIES!!!

O ye of Pennsic by Night renown. There is beauty to be captured. Let us meet. Aoife, Eoforwic, W08

Sir Gullaume - There is only so much absurdity that two people create. We need the respectable member of our trinity back. Signed, Og and Master Red.

Crys, having a ball (thanks to you!) love you sweetie! your lady, Heather

Maggie - so glad the last 10 years meant so much. Who are you? Fergus

Alaine, you are the Baroness of my heart. All my love, AB

Maggie - Who are you? - Fergus’ Wife

Cadets - Good job in that “Fool” battle! - AB

Who my lady is now none shall know, and it shall be the secret of my heart.The things abound that keep us far apart and fill my empty hours with naught but woe. Oh, Lacrime, as bitter my tears flow as I wait on her hour that will impart some spark of joy whose fire may never start to warm our days with love’s sweet gentle glow. My heart is yours, though spurned my love may be for who shall ever end your wanderings ways and give you haven when your heart shall roam? I cannot cage my love, who must be free to chase her dreams across sweet endless days, yet I may wish my heart could be her home. -- Carlos Zauberbergius

Amber is the jewel of my heart, honey gold, warm. She captures me, preserved forever, my love.

We love and miss you terribly Duchess Luna. Your Northern Ravens

Maggie - We need to talk. - Fergus’ Mistress

Sir Ow - you have fought well and my honor stands intact. I love you always - T

Red hatter looking for other Red Hat Society. Katerina Hereksdottir, Norseland E23

Amon Lor, my thanks for your company. - Fiona

Wanted to Buy

Quahog shell, do you have it? Can you get it? Bring it to Serpent’s Eye, #85 Street of Gold to trade.

Wednesday Battlefield Report

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

Allied Champions Battle

After seven War Points: East Tygers 5, Midrealm Dragons 2

One of the most intense combats every year at Pennsic is the Allied Champions’ battle and this year proved no different. This year’s battle was fought over two banners. If one side could seize the other side’s banners and return it to its own side, it would earn a point. The first army to score seven points would win the battle and the war point. Also, fighters were allowed to resurrect only in two or four minute intervals.

About 100 allied champions lined up on each side of the field and charged into each other at the sound of the cannon. In the first 17 minutes of fighting, the two sides traded points, but the Tyger’s allies then took over. Although the East’s allies had one point disallowed for failure to show the banner, the East scored the final five points. Twice the East’s allies timed their attack perfectly so they seized the banner just before the Midrealm allies resurrected and then made Barry Sanders-type runs back to their own side. One time, however, the East tried this trick only to have the fighter with the banner ran down by half of the Midrealm allies.

The end came at the 40:26 mark when fighters from Northshield seized the banner, weaved through traffic and scored the decisive point. The East’s allies won 5-2, giving the Tyger the War Point and, combined with the results from the archery champions the previous evening, a 5-2 lead in the war.

Known World Tourney

TRMs East and Midrealm jointly hosted the Known World Tournament Wednesday afternoon. HRM Brion said he thought it was vital for the two kingdoms to meet on the field, not only in great battle, but also in deeds of arms. To that end, Their Majesties held a tournament with four weapons styles: greatsword, polearm, single sword and sword and shield. The winner in each weapons style would then meet to determine the champion of the day.

The dominant figure on the list this day was Duke Edmund of Hertford of the Midrealm, who won both the single sword and polearm lists and made the finals in the greatsword list before losing to Duke Gregor Von Heisler of the East. In the sword and shield list, Sahcha of Darkmoon from the Midrealm was victorious.

Duke Edmund earned a bye in the semifinals, while Sahcha bested Duke Gregor with the sword and shield. In the finals, Duke Edmund sealed his victory, besting Sahcha with mace and shield. All three list winners were presented scrolls by Their Majesties.

Æthelmearc defends its house, wins castle

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

For the first time in recent memory, the armies of the East and Midrealm united against a common foe. The two belligerent nations joined forces to storm the Pennsic Fort against the forces of Æthelmearc, which were determined to hold defend their home turf in the Castle Battle.

According to HRM Malcolm of Æthelmearc, his Kingdom had secured aid from Atlantia, Clovenshield, Black Talon and others to help defend the castle. Æthelmearc also got a big boost as the Tuchux sided with the Æthelmearcians for the battle.

Per rules of the battle, Æthelmearc was allowed to post a force of 200 fighters outside its gates, who were allowed one resurrection upon returning to the castle. Forces inside the castle and the entire attacking force were not allowed to resurrect.

At the sound of the cannon, the first five minutes of the fight were spent with both sides sniping at each other with ballista, arrow and trebuchet fire. Leonard One Leg, an archer in Duchy Von Drachenklaue who uses a motor scooter, fired one of the first volleys. Leonard’s volley was greeted with cheers from both sides.

After a few minutes, House Bloodguard took the initiative and charged up the west bridge. The bulk of the attacking force soon followed and, after a few minutes fighting, Æthelmearc’s outer defenses were overrun.

Cracking the main gate and western sally point proved much more difficult. Entrenched forces from Æthelmearc held their positions well for most of the battle, despite constant fire and repeated charges.

With the Tuchux in central reserve, Æthelmearc’s position appeared solid. The Tuchux had to commit one of their units to contain a small breakout at the sally point and a second one to contain a final rush on the gate. Once those charges were contained, however, HRM Malcolm ordered his forces to shift from defense to offense.

“It was just a gut feeling,” HRM Malcolm said, with a smile. “It was just time to close the door.”

Æthelmearc’s remaining forces poured through the main gate and proceeded to sweep over any remaining enemy forces. The end came when the final force of the Spartans holding at the sally point were eliminated.

“We wanted to make them work on the outside,” HRM Malcolm said of his opponents. “Once they got inside, we wanted them to come to us. They were very, very intelligent in the way they fought. It was just a matter of them not having enough to get past us.”

HRM Brion of the East said he was also satisfied with the battle.

“Our intent was to create a realistic castle battle and I think we accomplished that,” HRM Brion said. “To me, it played out just perfect. It went the way of Æthelmearc because they fought very well. We just didn’t have the guys to pull through.”

Today’s big battle: The Field Battle

It’s time for the main event. This year there will be two open field battles, the second of which will allow for combat archery. Each battle is worth one War Point and both will be fought to the last man standing.

What to watch for: The first charge. It’s difficult not to be inspired by the spectacle of more than 1,000 warriors crashing headlong into each other for glory and kingdom.

PI Web Edition - Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Monday Battlefield Report

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

Unbelted Champions Battle

The annual unbelted champions brawl was a best of three fights affair this year, which was fought on the west side of the battlefield. Cheering crowds from both the Midrealm and the East made for a noisy backdrop.

In each fight, the Midrealm champions attacked from the south and the East champions attacked from the north. The first fight saw both units split at the outset and break off in the small engagements. The East’s forces were able to slowly overwhelm the Dragon and the East won the first fight.

The Dragon’s supporters roared their encouragement to the their troops for the second fight and its champions responded. The bulk of the Midrealm force stayed compact in the center and bulldozed through the heart of the Eastern forces. With the Tyger forces scattered, the Midrealm stayed together and hunted down the remnants to win the second fight.

With the atmosphere at fever pitch for the third fight, the two forces met again and barreled into each other like demons. However, it was the East who seemed to get the better of the initial charge and slowly ground down the Dragon’s forced to win the fight and the War Point for the Tyger.

Both HRM Felix and HRM Brion both complimented the fighters for a well-fought battle. In keeping with tradition, the Midrealm’s unbelted captain presented HRM Brion with a sword to be held until next year’s battle.

Sir TJ’s 30th Anniversary Polearm Tournament

Sir Tojeneraum of Atlantia hosted a polearm-only tournament in honor of his 30th anniversary of being knighted at Pennsic V. Fifteen fighters joined in the double elimination tournament, which was fought using Atlantian conventions for polearm.

The finals of the tournament was fought between a pair of Atlantians as Sir Vladimir Ivanovich Aleksandrov faced Lord Philip ap Griffith. Sir Vladimir best Lord Philip in two straight fights to claim his second victory in a polearm tournament this war.

Ninth A&S Exhibition Displays Wonders of the Known World

By Ursula the Widow

For the Pennsic Independent

On Monday morning, the Barn was filled with 200 artisans and the products of their inspiration. Baroness Catriona MacDuff of the East Kingdom organized the Pennsic A&S Exhibition for the ninth consecutive year.

A stunning variety of cultural riches met the eye. The fiber arts were heavily represented in all possible forms, including sewing, knitting and naalbinding, lace making, embroidery, spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Wood and metal work, jewelry, and musical instruments represented the crafts of the hand. Scribes, illuminators and cartographers showed their scrolls and drawings. Poems and plays, wines and meads, and song appeared.

The event is a display, not a competition, and there is no requirement to be a Laurel or apprentice to take part, although many did. The organizers encourage all to display the products of their talents. “We’re very grateful that the artists of the Known World come and display because the stuff is incredible,” Baroness Catriona said. “It’s very special that the medieval arts are not being lost.”

She also expressed great appreciation for her technical crew, who had arisen at 5:30 in order t6o have the Barn set up and ready for the exhibitors.

Highlights:

Mistress Nerak la Tisserande, O.L., of Meridies displayed a range of garments including three knitted full-length cotehardies. Although she cannot document knitted full garments, she maintains the lack of evidence comes from garments being raveled and the wool reused. She got the inspiration when an ice storm befell during an Ansteorra event. The use of knitting rather than weaving creates a much warmer, softer fabric from the same weight wool. Mistress Nerak’s gowns use a Fair Isle stranding technique and are strikingly beautiful with their patterns and colors.

More familiar-looking but equally exquisite were the matching Spanish riding habits, circa 1575, worn by Her Excellency Mistress Jalali of Salamis , O.L. and Lord Thomas de Latham of Ansteorra. Gwynhyfar, Mistress Jalali’s apprentice, created the rust and gold ensembles, ornamented with pearls, for the couple to wear during their SCA equestrian activities.

Duke Cariadoc of the Bow presented several stages of construction of a Merovingian lyre based upon the initial reports of the Trossigen find, the only lyre of that period extant.

Jehannic de Bordeu’s specimens of the brewer’s art included a rose hip wine, a dry still cider in the English style, and pyment, which she described as “a cross between wine and mead.” It is fermented from both honey and grapes.

Lord Guy Lourance, of the East, showed his maps of the Known World. He created two large world maps, one after the style of the Catalan Atlas in blue, red, black and white, and the other a Ptomlemaic map in black and white.

Tyger captures spoils from the Town

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

After three War Points: East Tygers 2.5, Midrealm Dragons .5

The Great Armies of the Midrealm and East met for the first time this Pennsic on a perfect summer morning for the Town Battle.

This new grand melee was staged inside an elaborate structure of hay bales. The object of the battle was to acquire points either by capturing buildings, capturing relics and bringing them to their respective “temples” or by taking a large town relic to a “ship” a the northwest edge of the battlefield.

The Midrealm army entered the town from the south side and the Dragon’s forces got a boost when the Tuchux marched into their camp to start the battle. The Tuchux began the battle by entering the southwest entrance, along with forces from Ealdormere, Trimaris, other allied Kingdoms and the Free Company of Ironlance. The bulk of the Midrealm Army, spearheaded by the Darkyard Legion entered via the south entrance, along with elements of the Great Dark Horde. Also, the Dragon entrusted to the two “sally” points outside the town to Outlands, Calontir and Horde. Several Horde ballistae kept the sally point under fire.

The East entered the town from the eastern side. House Bloodguard spearheaded the East’s charge through the main east gate along with Æthelmearc and bulk of the East’s Southern and Central armies. At the northeast gate, Duchy Von DrachenKlaue spearheaded the charge with Atlantia and the Northern Army joining the fray. HRM Brion entrusted his allies with the sally points and later lauded their efforts.

The East got a bit of a jump on the Midrealm forces as the opening cannon sounded. The East’s main barreled straight through the center of the town, while the Midrealm forces were able to push along the southern flanks. The two corner forces met at the entrance to the ship’s dock, although the East’s force slowly pushed south throughout the battle.

According to the marshals, both Armies were able to seize their town relics — a Colossus foot for the Midrealm and a keg for the East. — but neither was able to get it to the ship.

Meanwhile, the battle developed into a long, diagonal line for most of its duration, though the lines slowly shifted as the East pushed south along the west flank and the Midrealm pushed north along the east flank.

After a general hold was called when one gentle had to be carted off the field, the East was able to send a late charge barreling in to the Midrealm’s southeast flank. The Tyger warriors nearly were on top of the south gate before a furious Midrealm countercharge pushed them back.

In the middle of that charge, however, the final cannon sounded. Although there was some cofusion about the final point count, the East emerged as the clear winner of the War Point, having captured most of the buildings and having put two relics in its temple.

HRM Brion was delighted with the efforts of this army.

“I think they preformed extremely well,” HRM Brion said. “Atlantia and Æthelmearc drew up a great plan and executed it well with Atlantia going over the top. I think the Midrealm fought very well. I saw some very good, hard fighting in this battle.”

HRM Felix also assembled his troops after the battle.

“I am very proud of you all,” HRM Felix told his troops. “We fought hard and we fought fairly.”

Today’s Big Battle: The Woods Battle

The only battle that traces its origin back to Pennsic I, the brawl in the forest will be two, one-hour resurrection battles this year fought over five banners.

What to watch for: Not much. Since non-combatants are forbidden from entering the woods, it’s tough to watch this battle. However, anyone who helps the water bearers at the resurrection points will be appreciated.

Unclassifieds - Tuesday, August 15, 2006

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Events Open to All

Youth Fighter Program Daily starting at 8am. Learn how to fight like a knight, loaner gear available, parents must be present for registration. All Kingdoms welcome. Meet on the battlefield.

The 11th Annual Bardic sponsored by House De Londres will be on Tuesday, August 14th at 10pm. Invitations available at De Londres Encampment X05. See Aluric.

North Star Armory #103 Viking necklace class Wed., 10am. $6 w/supplies. Other classes daily, 3pm.

Weaving classes Tuesday: 8am Inkle, 8pm Card, Wednesday: 8am Inkle, 11am, Card, 2pm Inkle, 5pm Lucet, 8pm Inkle. See Pine Box Traders, space 126. Instructor: Egil the Loomwright

Known World Choir Concert - Thursday - Performing Arts Pavilion - Be there - You know you want to! Don’t miss this wonderful performing ensemble. Renaissance music of Spain! Not to be missed.

PRAISE ELVIS! The Feast of Saint Elvis has ascended! Come hear the Sermon on the Mount (Eislinn). Gather outside our old campsite at 7:30 for processional to the new home of the Sisters of the Blue Suede Mercy, B05 (Camp Fandamily). Hourly sermons, singing of the mass Elvis’ choir and many other expressions of devotion to Him.

Greatsword Prize Tourney, Tuesday, August 15, 3:30, Blue List. Memorial Tourney is for Thorkell of Neville’s Cross. Prizes include: barbuta helm, jewelry and more.

Lost & Found

Reward if Found: Fabric Dragon is not in the merchant booklet this year, but is here somewhere! If found the rewards are special pricing on silk, linen, and wool threads, and other embroidery and beading supplies. Report finding immediately to: everyone

Will the gentle who bought a Pennsic DVD and Poison Pen Press on Friday please return it. We think it is defective.

Stolen: Three tent finials from merchant Sunara Clothing #142. 2’ red spool topped with Amidala, Yoda and Jack (in a box). Return to Lost & Found or Sunara.

LOST: Von Roessler Laurel/Pelican medallion. If found, Please return to Vair & Ermine, Battle Road. Thanks

Parties

Brendoken Citizens and Friends; join us at an Open House and Revel on 8/15 at Brendoken Baronial Camp N03. 7pm until whever. Bring chairs, please!

House Three Skulls invites you to “Nautical Naughtiness” Tuesday night at DarkThirty in W07. Come party with “Those People.”

Andrew MacRobb and his lady Damaris invite all friends to their handfasting on Tuesday, 8/16/06 at 5:00pm at Club Aed on Bye The Way. Dinner Afterwards!

PIRATE SLUMBER PARTY! Tonight at RAVENSPITTLE! Pretty Pretty Princess, Mall Madness and Dream Phone Marathons with PRIZES for WINNERS! DarkThirty; food and drink provided! Bring sleep gear!

UNCLASSIFIEDS

General

Ghazalah the henna artist has moved to Willofyre Pottery! Fresh paste made daily!

Parents of Teenagers - are your children hanging out at the showers, acting lewdly and swearing in front of small children? Perhaps you should remind them of proper courtesy.

The ruling line of succession of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc is comprised of usurpers! It will soon be time for the right and true king to return from exile!

Message from Cabochons: Our address in the merchant booklet is incorrect. Contact us at tchipakkan@eternalviper.net, or Cabochonsgems@yahoo.com

Slavic interest group meeting Aug. 16 2 - 4 pm at Æthelmearc Royal! Come have a lot of Slavic fun!

Disability Guild www.health.yahoo.groups.com/AIs

Bard’s Haven will not hold sing for your supper this year but we be having Celtic bardic on Tues with all the usual gifts, prizes and a special feast.

LIBRARIANS! If you are looking for a position and have a sci/tech background, see Fiadnata or Phillip in Flaming Gryphon camp W07

12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway Denys the Decadent’s Camp AA NA OA SA all welcome

To all Æthelmearc Chatelaines who are attending Pennsic, we will be having a Chatelaines’ meeting in Æthelmearc Royal on Thursday 8/17/06 at 2-3pm. See you there! Gillian Llywellyn

PNZ LOO ZLQ WKH ZDU EUB QHB QLL

Hail House Nuin, St. Joan’s & Camp Rubber Ducky! War greetings to all! Wish we could be there with you but we ran into some delays on the town run. With much love. Rabhairt & Marja

Rescue Ranger Reading Refuge--Need a rest from revelry? Visit our library of diverting tomes! Open daily 3 to 5 FREE! Wyrmwood Forest, E21. Got books?

Michael Z. Williamson signing copies of his novels at Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

O Thief who stole a black velveteen cloak from Misty Tower: May your deed rebound upon you 3-fold.

SEWING HINT: to keep shears sharp, hide them under your mattress. DM25

Mary Woolridge - Please return to Booth 39. We gave you the wrong turtle brooches. Yours are waiting.

Free Tarot readings by Aghx come to E-20 and find Aghx of the Clan of the Seven Leaves. Gratuities welcome but not necessary.

Darwin Awards Book Signing! Author Wendy Northcutt will be signing books and taking SCAdian related submissions. WHEN? Wednesday, 1pm. WHERE: Tomes & Tunes Space #51 on Broadway. Hardback books available! Discount for Pennsic: $12.00

Kendrick will be holding a bookbinding Demo/Discussion. Group at the Haunted Bookshop #63 4-5pm. M,W,F

REWARD: for return of stolen cloak undamaged. No questions. Misty Tower, Space #26

Do you have the pipes to compete? Can you blow the competition away? The Mountain Confederation is calling all pipers to our Annual Bagpipe Competition. WHEN? Sign in is 8:30ish WHERE: Confed E12 on Brewers Road, Tuesday of War Week.

Come One Come All! Come to the Annual Confederation Pipers’ Competition 8:45ish at Confed - E12, Tuesday of War Week.

Chainmail shirts from $100, riveted shirts from $225. Coifs, Gamails, Aventails too, all at Highland Arms Booth 200

SQUIRE CART for rent for handicapped or pampering someone. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #26

Remember your urchins. They are working hard to bring you the Pennsic news daily.

For Sale

Good Gentles... How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.

EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES AND MORE: Silk, Wool, and Linen Embroidery threads, Real Gold Spangles and threads, scissors, needles, Frames and Hoops, Kits, and much more...Also pearls and other beads. FABRIC DRAGON, probably in space 191B, Keep looking, we are worth finding!!

MAIDEN MONGOLIA’S Last Pennsic!!! Stop by #72 to say goodbye, tell a story, hear a joke.

Meet your maker! Buy from your local crafter before they vanish.

Glass jewels with settings, silver jewelry, sculpture, masks, silks, portraits, and custom wood burning. - Cabochons #19

Benefit the chirurgeons - - buy an original Pennsic XXXV T- shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.

FOR SALE! 2001 Avenger Utility Trailer, 6’W X 12’ L X 6’H. Great condition! $3000.00. If interested or for more info, contact Lady Marion ferch Llewellyn at Barony of Bhakail. Trailer can be seen on site.

SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “ Danger Viking Territory” and many others, Some new andvery silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24

Smoke & Fire Co. Space 78 offers a fine selection of Dutch Oven Cookbooks.

Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!

Custom built elaborate pavillion with matching take down floor. Pavillion and interior custom walls made by Tentsmiths. 16 X 26 round-end, slant-wall marquis with four doors and roof striping. Floor has joist in hauger ribs on a frame held by industrial hinges and 3/4 inch decking. Minimum bid considered $7000.00. Furniture and storage unit not included. See Shauna of Shauna’s Lamp W11

Mention this ad 10% off Silversmith Fine Jewelry. Custom orders & repairs Cornelius’ Pick Bazaar Z13

SILK VEILING, 3.5 & 5mm, 36” wide DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Need cooler garb? Try a chiton! Costumes by Loren has cloaks, garb, jewellery, gemstones and much more. Home of Materia Alchemia 166 Fleet Street

ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC ! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVI that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by his toyshop and let him know what you think of his idea.

Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’ca gonna do when the punchline’s you?

Vellum - - opaline vellum ( sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality sale price $25 per sheet. THe Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.

Do not be vexed! Come, clean fleeces at Forba’s Yarns, Z-14

12’ Yurt for sale, spot 104, Street of Gold - Armlann.

For Sale - Panther Regent Pavilion, 16’x16’, excellent condition, sod cloth, hemp ropes and custom features (no poles). $800 or best offer. Chateau Merdecheval @ Long Way and Chicane Lane (Block N33). Ask for Harley. Pay and take it immediately!

Take My Fabric! Antique satins, solids, some prints. $1/yd. See Moire at the Pennsic Independent.

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessar for scribes and artists.

Pavilion for sale: Brand new! Panther 16x16 center-pole. 7’ walls. Seam-engineered, other extras. Roof, Walls, and poles, valued at $2200, for only $1600. Take it home from Pennsic! See it at Ravenstreet, E05. Ask for Mistress Anne or Master Tirloch.

ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of limnes #24

Panther Pavilion 9’x16’ oval with 6’ walls & fly. See Padraig at Shire of Caer Adamant, N24.

Looking for luscious linen and scrumptous silk? Barjavel Historic Fabrics at the Silver Dragon Company, #11 Bow Street. www.barjaveldesign.com

Sharpening, cleaning, polishing, sheaths made. Cloak & Dagger, space 15, by the showers.

REAL CHEESECLOTH for real cheesemakers. Booth #25

What is your dream garb? Let us help you build it. Tailoring, repairs & accessories. - Misc etc. Z6

See the Frodo popped corn bowl, 17 inch yellow birch, other sizes available also thee fearsome flat tooth shark and other puppets all @ A Tinker 123 Plunder.

Jewellery repair. Bazaar. $10. each add. hour: $6. Cornpick

Fencing shirt stinky? 100% linen fencing shirts! Hoods! Linen undies! Tailor made garments @ Silver Dragon Co. #11 Bow Street tailormade@mindspring.com

Four Seasons Tent Masters Oval Marquee 13’W x 22’L x 10’H with 6’ walls. Everything included, canvas, ropes, poles, stakes, and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. $1000 or B.O.

CORSET STAYS at excellent prices. DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Truck died, must get home. Yurts for sale 19’, 15’, 12’ E01 Padhraighs Alehouse. Ask for Pente (Wookie)

Glass muller & burnishers from England, also nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #24

For sale antique 1830’s rope bed full sz STURDY! Avail NOW! $125 OBO. Seek Desi @ Stormvale BTM W08

The Book Lady may not be back next year. Inventory reduction sale now in progress. Including; Jewelery and Crystals. In space 185 with Auntie Arwen.

Knilling 10KF Violin outfit - brand new, never used includes case, bow, rosin, pitchpipe. 4’ fine tuners. Retail valu $1500 - yours for $995/or best offer ask for Eiric at Camp Spartii - N15.

Large Wooden Cart. Any reasonable offer accepted. Inquire at Kings Taste, Bazaar #1. Bring out your dead! Carry your Barony’s armor!

CAPE SPECIAL. 10% off our all ready low Pennsic prices. Orders included. Monday, Tuesday only. Misty Tower. Space 26

LINEN & SILK threads & floss at DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

CLEARANCE on Period Pavilions®: We’re overstocked on gently used Period Pavilions®, and we have no room for new ones. Many sizes, styles and colors available, including faux “buildings”. Good prices on all, up to 55% off. Immediate delivery on some. Space #26. -- Mediaeval Miscellania

Ink - Oakgall, walnut walnuthull, absolutely pefectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24

Used Pavilion for Sale. 10’x14’ Marquee. Sunforger, poles, ropes and stakes included. Mathilde, N21, Quatrefoil, must take delivery Saturday $300 or best offer.

Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirrts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $15 to $20 ! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

2’ x 2’ x 1/2” stainless 304 steel plate. See Dunchadh; Barony of Andelcrag, N07

FOR SALE- 12’x16’ Panther Viking Wedge. $550 neg. Corner Low Rd. & Chandler’s ask for Kyrie.

Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

FOR SALE: Propane fridge. Needs coolant refill, but otherwise in great condition. Only used for 12 weeks total (6 Pennsics). Was $1400 new, asking $700 or best offer. Camp Testosterone, N31 (large white bear gates). Ask for Berus.

Set of 4 antique goblets make offer. Hedgehogs E23

Four Seasons Tent Masters Rectangular Marquee 17’W x 22’L with 6’ walls. Everything included; canvas, ropes, poles, stakes and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. @2,500 or B.O.

Yurt for sale. 15 foot round. See it on E-18, Camp Greenwood. It must go on Friday. Make an offer! Best offer takes it. Ask for Luther.

BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker - How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?

Mashiro hand forged Japanese mat cutting swords. $99 - $349 at Highland Arms Booth #200

Master Kenhelm is proud to announce he is offering clothing: semi-custom and custom fittings by Argent Needle. Hand-finished men’s tunics. Custom-fitted late 14th/early 15th dresses and fittings, hoods, purses, silk veils. See Maitresses Muriel de Chimay and Marcele de Montsegur and see what Argent Needle has to offer.

Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)

Got Bust? Get a custom fitting from the cottesimple.com tailor! Space #93 ask for Marcele or Tasha.

HARP: 31/2 octave wirestrung believed made by Jay WITCHER. NEW PRICE about $3000. Asking $1000. See Deirdre at Southwind N-30.

Armour Pieces: As a set or sold individually... articulated stainless knees, mild helmet, stainless arm cops, leather/stainless gorget $225 OBO Please call 443-282-6156 or ask for Melusine at Shire of Eisental

Pendragon ladies bodice leather/suede green black. See Feithline at Castle Bruin Camping block X07 Best Offer.

Sheild bosses - hydroformed 6”. Available now. Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

FINE WOOL, SILK, LINEN & notions! Dragon’s Magic 25

Two Cats Fabric trim & garb had moved! Veils, trews & trim can be found at Silvershell Musical Instruments in space #43 on Broadway. Come 4 Madness!!

Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24

BOWED PSALTERY for sale - Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $4 an ounce, folk who restocked before Penssic paid $12 per ounce- guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Pavilions for sale: 16’x21’, $1000. 12’x18’, $900. 9’x12’, $500. All with ropes, poles and stakes. See Eleanor at space 181 - Blue Unicorn

Collection of antiques for sale. Sumerian Egyptian, Persian on display at Historical Glass, Booth #160.

MADNESS SPECIAL -- $100 OFF any tall boot in stock or free poke with purchase. All day - Weds 8/16 only.

Personals

Will someone please make sure The Entropy Twins are not having TOO much fun? Thank you, Lady Kytte Wynpeny (the blonde wife)

TO Everyone: Go Tell Auntie Arwen (Auntie Arwen’s Spices) to drink more WATER. From Fabric Dragon

Evil Abra says, “A good lord is hard to find!” Abra thanks Marius for 24 + years of Love, Support, Hard work and putting up with a madwoman. “you’re the best!” Here’s to 24 more! All my love.  Abra

Pink Fuzzy Bunny: We have two hostages 133 Plunder.

Footloose & Fancy Free? A lady is looking for a gentleman with 45-60 years of life’s experiences to help her polish the brass. If interested contact: 330-347-6407.

Gentle Lady of a ceretain age ISO gentle man for conversation/friendship. See Anya of Clan Kyle, Kurdson Way.

Attention Known World - We would like to announce the marriage of Lord David de Londres and Lady Morgain of Lynn. I love you rivers and streams! David

Would Donald R. Richardson and Howard Rusko please return to the Pillaged Village with the purchases they made on Saturday the 12th and their credit card slips?

Thursday August 17th 9pm to 11pm Come to the Official Pennsic Speed Bump for The Hasta La Bye Bye party for Pete and Sully of Maiden Mongolia. Stop by and wish them well. For health reasons this is their last Pennsic. On Market Street outside booth 72. BYOB

Learn the ancient art of the stunt nipple. See Anya of Wulf Den. No appointment necessary.

To the owner of the Colorado Cosmos (and you know who you are). The owner of Æthelmearc AC wishes to swap Hattrick stories and lies. See me at the Pennsic Independent trailer. Drinks provided.

Greg Kveberg and Scott Logan - Shoshannah is seeking you. Come to the Barony of Bakhail, N11, Harem of Bilgisayr to find me.

Aurora, TSivia, Asa, Gwerydd, Beatrice: Where are you? The urchins are revolting! We have no stories! People are throwing their money on the ground! Our webs are tangled! What shall we do?!? -- Brains

Vivat Ursus! Vivat Svana!

You gave a class on building wood lathes last year. I built one and need advice. Siobhra at House Von Draken - E12.

Catalana - wishing my precious frillia were here. I love you - Folki

OG-You’re so pretty! - Squirty the Squid

HARALD ORN of House Gonnedamn: We miss you here. Have a good time, and don’t do anything you’ll be afraid to tell us later. We love you. Don’t forget about Mystic Mail.

Thank you St. Lawrence for favours granted - A Carolingian

Dearest Jenna. Thank you for nineteen weird and wonderful years. I love you madly! - CB

A very Happy Birthday to my absent daughter, Rose. Thinking of you always, especially when I look for the presents we discussed. XS-OS Dad

Fergus-- Our first war was Pennsic XXV. Here we are at XXXV and it’s better than ever! All my heart and soul belong to you and you alone. Love now and always --Maggie

Lord Slyme requires new reading material. He finds romance novels more than slightly tempting. Donations happily accepted.

ROE ADAMS, KEITH DREW or anyone who knows them - please contact Coryn at Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Seeking tree (to climb). Are you on site? If so, please come visit - top of the hill. - C

Congratulations to Aluric and Aurora on their vows of marriage and their public declaration of love. Many good wishes to our dear friends Linda and Vincent. Long live the House DeLondres - Erlan & Zachary

William T. Wilde is at N30 across from the big castle. Looking for Ann & John Krone and family. Lady Behbin Stephanie are you here? I miss my old Indiana friends from Greyhope! My phone is (941)493-2803.

FEAST OF ST. ELVIS - TUES NIGHT! We are now in B5! Pilgrims procession at 7:30pm from B8 gate to CAMP FANDAMILY. See the SHRINE! Light a CANDLE! Touch the relics! All pilgrims are welcome - The stories you have heard are TRUE!

Simon - It’s been a wonderful 2 years. Happy anniversary and happy proposal date(s). I love you - Dolce.

Wanted to Buy

Quahog shell, do you have it? Can you get it? Bring it to Serpent’s Eye, #85 Street of Gold to trade.

PI Web Edition - Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Dragon does “the impossible,” takes Woods

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

After five War Points: East Tygers 3, Midrealm 2

The Great Armies of the East and Midrealm met for a Pennsic original Tuesday as both armies fell upon the forest north of the main camp.

Rotating places again, the Midrealm entered the woods from the south, while the Tyger’s forced attacked from the north. Each side had two resurrection points for two hour-long battles, each of which was worth one War Point. This year, the two armies fought over five banners—two fixed Dragon banners, two fixed Tyger banners, and one mobile central banner. For the first time in memory, combat archery was allowed in the woods. Archers participated during the second battle only.

At the sound of the first cannon, both armies charged through the woods and met in combat. According to gentles coming off the field, the lines oscillated much, particularly along the line of spruce trees. A late charge by the East brought the Tyger’s forces within sight of the Midrealm’s main resurrection point.

At the sound of the cannon to end the first battle, the outcome of the fight was in dispute. According to the marshals, the East had banner superiority, but the Midrealm held onto the critical mobile banner. By rules of the battle, the fight was declared a draw and the War Points split.

The second battle saw the armies shift their secondary resurrection points, leading the main battle lines to run more east-west than north-south. Behind those lines, both sides engaged in an hour of firm but fair fighting.

At the sound of the cannon, the East’s forces held both Midrealm banners and the Midrealm held both East banners. However, the Midrealm held the mobile banner, giving them the win in the second fight, the War Point, and overall victory in the woods for the second straight year.

HRM Felix was visibly emotional when he heard the results from the marshals.

“You have done the impossible,” HRM Felix told his troops. “This morning, the count of our forces showed we had the same strength as yesterday. You are the English who defeated the French that glorious day.

“Our allies fought outstandingly today,” HRM Felix added. “Calontir, Ealdormere, Meredies, Trimaris—all of them fought with great fire.”

Today’s big battle: The Castle Battle

For the first time in recent memory, the day’s big brawl at Pennsic will not be East vs. Midrealm. Instead, Æthelmearc, along with some allies, will defend its home turf--the Pennsic Fort. A force of 400 warriors will defend the fort against the rest of the Known World in an attempt to recreate a realistic siege scenario.

What to watch for: Hard fighting in the breaches. Three bridges are the only way to approach the castle and fights on these bridges in the past have been meat grinders.

Pennsic Mayor Baroness Brise Sanguin’s statement on changes at Chirurgeon’s Point:

Due to a number of incidences with regard to Chirurgeon Care, I, the Mayor, have elected to employ a policy written into the Society Chirurgeon’s Handbook, section III, subsection 11 paragraph 2 which states “There is no requirement that the Chirurgeonate be functioning at any event. If the Chirurgeonate is not functioning, the autocrat should know how to reach emergency medical services quickly in the event of an injury or illness.”

This was not premeditated, rather, a difficult decision made over several days. The Kingdom Seneschals of the East, Middle and Æthelmearc as well as the Society Seneschal were consulted and are in full agreement with the decision.

We are still asking for First Aid Volunteers to aid the NorthWest EMS in the First Aid Pavilion. There are no clothing restrictions for volunteers except those required by the SCA. Chirurgeonate baldrics and insignia can be worn except when acting as a First Aid Volunteer.

It has come to my attention that several rumors have been circulating about this decision, and I would like to take a moment to address some of them.

There was no single act that brought me to this decision.

This was not a decree, or decision made by, or done in conjunction with the BoD or any Society officer.

No one will be kicked off-site for discussing the events of the last few days except individuals actively disrupting the event, or preventing the Staff from performance of their duties.

I hold no grudge against any member of the Chirurgeonate.

The Coopers have had nothing to do with any of this as this is an SCA issue.

I have not “fired” anyone. I have asked a group of people to simply help others by using basic First Aid without wearing Chirurgeon identification.

I am not receiving any kickbacks from NWEMS.

This was not pre-meditated.

I do not have in my possession any of the medical records collected by the Chirurgeonate; neither does the Society Seneschal nor the paramedics of NorthWest EMS. As of 10:13 pm, Tuesday no one could positively locate them. The records were removed from the First Aid Pavilion by members of the Chirurgeonate.

I have appointed a Special Deputy to investigate the unauthorized removal of SCA property. The investigation is ongoing.

I will be available Wednesday, August 15, 2006, between the hours of 1pm and 2pm for questions or comments in front of the First Aid Pavilion.

Baroness Brise Sanguin, OP, Mayor Pennsic 35

Pennsic mayor: Decision to close Chirurgeon’s Point was entirely hers

By Peregrine Fairchylde

For the Pennsic Independent

Pennsic 35 Mayor Baroness Brise Sanguin, OP, issued a written statement late Tuesday night that confirms that she alone made the decision to place operation of Chirurgeon’s Point under the supervision of NorthWest EMS, as well as dismisses a number of rumors that have been circulating about the change. It does not offer an explanation as to exactly why the action was taken.

The Mayor also stated that she will take questions about the situation between 1 and 2 p.m. today, Wednesday, in front of the First Aid Pavilion, formerly Chirurgeon’s Point.

Also this week, the president of the Society for Creative Anachronism Inc. and the Society Seneschal each issued statements regarding the changes that shed no more light on why the chirurgeonate was removed from their traditional position at the War early on Sunday morning.

The statement by Mayor Brise – reproduced in full accompanying this article – only referred to “a number of incidences with regard to Chirurgeon care” as prompting the change. She also cited the Society Chirurgeonate Handbook as the prevailing authority for her action, noting that section III, subsection 11, paragraph 2 states, “There is no requirement that the Chirurgeonate be functioning at any event. If the Chirurgeonate is not functioning, the autocrat should know how to reach emergency medical services quickly in the event of an injury or illness.”

Contacted late on Tuesday evening before she had issued the statement, Mayor Brise said she was still not commenting on the situation, although she did at that time address one rumor that has been making the rounds of the chirurgeonate and others since last Saturday, that chirurgeons who openly discuss the situation will be made to leave the War.

“That’s not true,” Mayor Brise said flatly.

In a statement released this week and posted on the rec.org.sca Google group on Tuesday, Duke John ap Gwyndaf, KSCA, OL, the Society’s president, confirmed that NorthWest EMS would be providing first aid services, and that “first aid volunteers” were aiding them, under the coordination of Viscountess Kaellyn mac Dermott. Viscountess Kaellyn had been the War Chirurgeon until the change; Duke John’s statement describes her role now as “volunteer first aid coordinator.”

The president’s letter did not offer a reason for the change by Mayor Brise, but did say it was “due to a number of incidences,” as reported in Mayor Brise’s statement.

Duke John further wrote that the decision to place the EMS contractor in charge “was confirmed by the three Kingdom Seneschals from the East, Middle and Æthelmearc, and the Society Seneschal.”

In her own statement published this week, Society Chirurgeon Eleanor Isabeau du Coeur, OP, of Northshield declared that all warranted SCA chirurgeons, at Pennsic 35 or elsewhere, are still just that. Reached by telephone in Northshield on Tuesday evening, Mistress Eleanor did not elaborate on the reasons behind the change.

“There were some things they wanted to check out, and [they wanted] to have the EMS take over [Chirurgeon’s Point] during that,” she said.

The Society Chirurgeon did emphasize that warranted chirurgeons at Pennsic 35 – and in the Known World at large – could still provide first aid in accordance with their training.

“They’re still officers of the SCA,” she said. “I spent a lot of time on the phone with [Duke John and Society Seneschal Aaron faheud Swiftrunner] to get that all straightened out …. If they’re working as a warranted chirurgeon … they’re still getting the same indemnification they’ve always got [under SCA insurance].”

Mistress Eleanor also said that each state’s Good Samaritan laws were still applicable to SCA chirurgeons.

“If someone is hurt in camp and Joe Chirurgeon walks by” it’s okay for them to render first aid, she said by way of example.

“Even if they don’t have the baldric on, they’re still officers [of the SCA] and can still perform. Their warrant is still good,” the Society Chirurgeon said.

The most important thing is that members of the chirurgeonate work within the system rather than outside of it, she emphasized, such as by opening a competing, unsanctioned Chirurgeon’s Point.

There have been no changes in Society policy regarding the chirurgeonate, Mistress Eleanor said, but she noted that “Pennsic is such a unique animal, honestly at this point I don’t know the implications.”

She also upheld the Pennsic Mayor’s right to make the change at the Point.

“The autocrat has the right to secure whatever services she wants,” Mistress Eleanor said. “If she doesn’t want to have chirurgeons, that’s fine.”

She added that that was her personal opinion, not a policy of her office.

Mistress Eleanor also said she had discussed with the Society president and seneschal the possibility of contracting out first aid services at large wars because of the size of population being dealt with.

“We had somewhere between 750 and 800 people come through Chirurgeon’s Point last [Pennsic],” she said. “One out of eight people were referred to EMS last year, anyway.”

“The advantage of having a professional medical contractor on site is that patients who need more advanced medical care will have quicker access to it,” Mistress Eleanor said. She also noted that attendance at large events is growing, and the Society’s populace, like the American population in general, is getting older and facing more health issues.

But, she added, a volunteer chirurgeonate also has its strong points, and using one does not necessarily rule out using the other.

“If we can do things through the chirurgeonate, great; if we can do it coordinating with EMS, great,” she said.

Mistress Eleanor said she could not answer questions about whether the EMS staff will be able to adequately cover the first aid needs for Pennsic, since she was not at the War. She does get a report from Pennsic each year that she said she would evaluate.

As for the rumors, Mistress Eleanor said she’d heard quite a few of them. Her current favorite: That her warrant was going to be revoked, she would be given a Level III banishment, and a Revocation and Denial of her membership.

“I thought that was pretty funny,” she said with a chuckle.

Tuesday Battlefield Report

By DonalBane of Blakmers

Battlefield Reporter for the Pennsic Independent

Dwarves vs. Giants Tourney

One of Pennsic’s most entertaining novelty tournaments was featured Tuesday as the annual Dwarves vs. Giants Tourney was fought. As is often the case, the Dwarves (those 5-foot-6 and under) outnumbered the Giants (those 6-foot-3 and over. The Dwarves, led by Duke Cariadoc of the Bow, had 12 fighters on the field and seemed to multiply during the fight. The Giants, who had one father-son combination on the list, compensated with overwhelming force. Several melees, numerous single and double combats — and perhaps dozens of bad jokes and puns — insured a good time was had by all.

Known World Baronial Champions Tournament

The Baron and Baroness of Cynnabar in the Midrealm hosted the fifth annual Known World Baronial Champions Tournament Tuesday. Seventeen baronial champions from throughout the Know World took up the challenge and fought before several assembled Barons and Baronesses.

After several rounds of single combat and several rounds of questions by Their Excellencies, the assemble Barons and Baronesses chose Master Lucius Cassius Magnus, Champion of Barony Stonemarche in the East as the new champion. He was presented a baldric signifying his position as the new Known World Baronial Champion.

Unclassifieds - Wednesday, August 16, 2006

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Events Open to All

Youth Fighter Program Daily starting at 8am. Learn how to fight like a knight, loaner gear available, parents must be present for registration. All Kingdoms welcome. Meet on the battlefield.

North Star Armory #103 Viking necklace class Wed., 10am. $6 w/supplies. Other classes daily, 3pm.

Known World Choir Concert - Thursday - Performing Arts Pavilion - Be there - You know you want to! Don’t miss this wonderful performing ensemble. Renaissance music of Spain! Not to be missed.

Lost & Found

Von Roessler Laurel/Pelican medallion. If found, Please return to Vair & Ermine, Battle Road. Thanks

REWARD for return of knife lost in Market. Wood/brass handle, blade marked ANGELSWORD. Claim REWARD @ Lusy Went, E17 Hill Rod & Good Intentions

Found: My brain. Thank you Myrddin and Serati for finding it and keeping it safe. - G

Parties

Thank You to the Black Pearl Tavern & our campmates for all their help with hosting the Ladies Tea! Thank you to the musicians & dancers for your dedication, passion & excellent performance. Finally, thank you to all of the ladies who braved the weather & had a wonderful time. See you next year at the 1001 Arabian Nights, a Night in the Harem. - - - Tyger & Alejandra

UNCLASSIFIEDS

General

Clean, dry cardboard boxes. FREE! Pick up at Pennsic Independent office.

Ghazalah the henna artist has moved to Willofyre Pottery! Fresh paste made daily!

Sign of the Black Rose Invites the Populace to Join Us In Offering Congratulations to their Artist-In-Residence the Lady S’Avant-Garde, for Her Recent Induction Into the OMICRON DELTA KAPPA National Leadership Honor Society for her work in a landmark program providing Mental Health Counseling to the Deaf. PooBah!

Weaving classes: Wednesday: 8am - Inkle; 1am - Card; 2pm - Inkle; 5pm - Lucet; 8pm - Inkle. Thursday :10am - Inkle; 2pm - Card; 5pm - Inkle. See Pine Box Traders space 126 Egil the Loomwright - Instructor.

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! S’Avant-Garde is granted the LAUREL CROWNED CIRCLE AWARD of OMICRON DELTA KAPPA Society, Inc. for achieving certification in Mental Health Counseling for the Deaf. We invite you to join her friends, her sungha & her peers in offering their heartfelt congratualtions for receiving this rare honor.

Where the heck is Bow street? Across from Midrealm Royal and the Store, Bow Street is a treasure trove of merchants! Don’t miss it.

Slavic interest group meeting Aug. 16 2 - 4 pm at Æthelmearc Royal! Come have a lot of Slavic fun!

Disability Guild www.health.yahoo.groups.com/AIs

12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway Denys the Decadent’s Camp AA NA OA SA all welcome

To all Æthelmearc Chatelaines who are attending Pennsic, we will be having a Chatelaines’ meeting in Æthelmearc Royal on Thursday 8/17/06 at 2-3pm. See you there! Gillian Llywellyn

PNZ LOO ZLQ WKH ZDU EUB QHB QLL

Rescue Ranger Reading Refuge--Need a rest from revelry? Visit our library of diverting tomes! Open daily 3 to 5 FREE! Wyrmwood Forest, E21. Got books?

Michael Z. Williamson signing copies of his novels at Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

ATTENTIOIN ALL ØSTGARDRIANS PAST AND PRESENT! The Viceroy and Vicereine of the Crown Province of Østgardr, desiring to complete the rolls of all members of the Order of the Seahorse and the rolls of the Champions of Østbardr, from the founding of said honrs unot the present day, do hereby call upon all holders of said honors, past and present, or any persons knowing of such service, to make themselves known to the Viceroy and Vicereine at Østgardr encampment (E04) at this the XXXV Pennsic War, or to contact Lady Brithwen De Bores Hulla, Seneschal of Østgardr, at Østgardr encampment or at Brithwen@yahoo.com, upon their returing home.

SEWING HINT: needle eyes are stamped from one side and are easiest to thread from that side. DM25

Free Tarot readings by Aghx come to E-20 and find Aghx of the Clan of the Seven Leaves. Gratuities welcome but not necessary.

Darwin Awards Book Signing! Author Wendy Northcutt will be signing books and taking SCAdian related submissions. WHEN? Wednesday, 1pm. WHERE: Tomes & Tunes Space #51 on Broadway. Hardback books available! Discount for Pennsic: $12.00

Kendrick will be holding a bookbinding Demo/Discussion group at the Haunted Bookshop #63 4-5pm. M,W,F

For Sale

Therion Arms - world antique and fine reproduction arms & armor - http://www.therionarms.com

EMBROIDERY SUPPLIES AND MORE: Silk, Wool, and Linen Embroidery threads, Real Gold Spangles and threads, scissors, needles, Frames and Hoops, Kits, and much more...Also pearls and other beads. FABRIC DRAGON, probably in space 191B, Keep looking, we are worth finding!!

MAIDEN MONGOLIA’S Last Pennsic!!! Stop by #72 to say goodbye, tell a story, hear a joke.

Meet your maker! Buy from your local crafter before they vanish.

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.

Get Cheap and Ostentatious! We’ve been catering to the broke since A.S. 14. Cabochons On Bow Street space #19

FOR SALE! 2001 Avenger Utility Trailer, 6’W X 12’ L X 6’H. Great condition! $3000.00. If interested or for more info, contact Lady Marion ferch Llewellyn at Barony of Bhakail. Trailer can be seen on site.

Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)

Smoke & Fire Co. Space 78 offers a fine selection of Dutch Oven Cookbooks.

Panther Pavilion for sale--used one year. 18’ X 24’ Classic Pitch Marquee with 7’ walls. Will consider all offers before listing on Ebay. Set up package is negotiable. Will work out delivery. Call 440-322-2579 for more information.

Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!

Good Gentles... How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.

Glass muller & burnishers from England, also nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #24

Midnite Madness starts at noon! $1 off fabric $7/yd and over. DRAGON’S MAGIC #25.

Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirrts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $15 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Custom built elaborate pavillion with matching take down floor. Pavillion and interior custom walls made by Tentsmiths. 16 X 26 round-end, slant-wall marquis with four doors and roof striping. Floor has joist in hauger ribs on a frame held by industrial hinges and 3/4 inch decking. Minimum bid considered $7000.00. Furniture and storage unit not included. See Shauna of Shauna’s Lamp W11

Ink - Oakgall, walnut walnuthull, absolutely pefectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24

Benefit the chirurgeons - - buy an original Pennsic XXXV T- shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.

Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Mention this ad 10% off Silversmith Fine Jewellery custom orders & repairs Cornelius’ Pick Bazaar Z13

Need cooler garb? Try a chiton! Costumes by Loren has cloaks, garb, jewellery, gemstones and much more. Home of Materia Alchemia 166 Fleet Street

ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC ! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVI that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by his toyshop and let him know what you think of his idea.

Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’ca gonna do when the punchline’s you?

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessar for scribes and artists.

Don’t be seen with ugly children...make them wear a mask made by Claus the Toymaker.

Come hither and feel how soft my mounds - of wool! Forba’s Yarns, Z - 14

BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker - How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?

Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!

Vellum - - opaline vellum ( sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality sale price $25 per sheet. THe Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.

12’ Yurt for sale, spot 104, Street of Gold - Armlann.

For Sale - Panther Regent Pavilion, 16’x16’, excellent condition, sod cloth, hemp ropes and custom features (no poles). $800 or best offer.

Chateau Merdecheval @ Long Way and Chicane Lane (Block N33). Ask for Harley. Pay and take it immediately!

SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “ Danger Viking Territory” and many others, Some new andvery silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24

Pavilion for sale: Brand new! Panther 16x16 center-pole. 7’ walls. Seam-engineered, other extras. Roof, Walls, and poles, valued at $2200, for only $1600. Take it home from Pennsic! See it at Ravenstreet, E05. Ask for Mistress Anne or Master Tirloch.

Looking for luscious linen and scrumptous silk? Barjavel Historic Fabrics at the Silver Dragon Company, #11 Bow treet. www.barjaveldesign.com

Sheild bosses - hydroformed 6”. Available now. Cloak & Dagger, space 15.

SILK SHANTUNG & CHARMEUSE - $8 per yard. Booth #25

What is your dream garb? Let us help you build it. Tailoring, repairs & accessories. - Misc etc. Z6

HAND GROUND PERIOD PIGMENTS - - once you’ve tried it, you’ll never use anything less. It’s not as complicated as you may think. Free sample and instruction in its preparation with this ad from Misstress Megan at the Guild of Limners, #24 Merchants Row.

Jewelry repair Bazaar $10 each add hour $6 Cornpick

Fencing shirt stinky? 100% linen fencing shirts! Hoods! Linen undies! Tailor made garments @ Silver Dragon Co. #11 Bow street tailormade@mindspring.com

Four Seasons Tent Masters Oval Marquee 13’W x 22’L x 10’H with 6’ walls. Everything included, canvas, ropes, poles, stakes, and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. $1000 or B.O.

Truck died, must get home. Yurts for sale 19’, 15’, 12’ E01 Padhraighs Alehouse. Ask for Pente (Wookie)

For sale antique 1830’s rope bed full sz STURDY! Avail NOW! $125 OBO. Seek Desi @ stormvale BTM W08

LINEN & SILK threads & floss at DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of Limnes #24

The Book Lady may not be back next year. Inventory reduction sale now in progress. Including; Jewelery and Crystals. In space 185 with Auntie Arwen.

Large Wooden Cart. Any reasonable offer accepted. Inquire at Kings Taste, Bazaar #1. Bring out your dead! Carry your Barony’s armor!

CLEARANCE on Period Pavilions®: We’re overstocked on gently used Period Pavilions®, and we hav e no room for new ones. Many sizes, styles and colors available, including faux “buildings”. Good prices on all, up to 55% off. Immediate delivery on some. Space #26. -- Mediaeval Miscellania

Used Pavilion for Sale. 10x14 Marquee. Sunforger, poles, ropes and stakes included. Mathilde, N21, Quatrefoil, must take delivery Saturday $300 or best offer.

2’ x 2’ x 1/2” stainless 304 steel plate. See Dunchadh; Barony of Andelcrag, N07

REAL CHEESECLOTH for real cheesemakers. Booth #25

FOR SALE- 12x16 Panther Viking Wedge. $550 neg. Corner Low Rd. & Chandler’s ask for Kyrie.

FOR SALE: Propane fridge. Needs coolant refill, but otherwise in great condition. Only used for 12 weeks total (6 Pennsics). Was $1400 new, asking $700 or best offer. Camp Testosterone, N31 (large white bear gates). Ask for Berus.

Set of 4 antique goblets make offer. Hedgehogs E23

Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24

Four Seasons Tent Masters Rectangular Marquee 17’W x 22’L with 6’ walls. Everything included; canvas, ropes, poles, stakes and storage bags. See Darkcraft’s Wandering Mercantile, Booth 56. @2,500 or B.O.

Yurt for sale. 15 foot round. See it on E-18, Camp Greenwood. It must go on Friday. Make an offer! Best offer takes it. Ask for Luther.

Mashiro hand forged Japanese mat cutting swords. $99 - $349 at Highland Arms Booth #200

Master Kenhelm is proud to announce he is offering clothing: semi-custom and custom fittings by Argent Needle. Hand-finished men’s tunics. Custom-fitted late 14th/early 15th dresses and fittings, hoods, purses, silk veils. See Maitresses Muriel de Chimay and Marcele de Montsegur and see what Argent Needle has to offer.

Got Bust? Get a custom fitting from the cottesimple.com tailor! Space #93 ask for Marcele or Tasha.

Mortar & Pestle sale - 3 sizes - all $5 each. Guild of Limners. #24

HARP: 31/2 octave wirestrung believed made by Jay WITCHER. NEW PRICE about $3000. Asking $1000. See Deirdre at Southwind N-30.

Armour Pieces: As a set or sold individually... articulated stainless knee’s, mild helmet, stainless arm cops, leather/stainless gorget $225 OBO Please call 443-282-6156 or ask for Melusine at Shire of Eisental

Pendragon ladies bodice leather/suede green black. See Feithline at Castle Bruin Camping block X07 Best Offer.

Two Cats Fabric trim & garb had moved! Veils, trews & trim can be found at Silvershell Musical Instruments in space #43 on Broadway. Come 4 Madness!!

BOWED PSALTERY for sale - Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $4 an ounce, folk who restocked before Penssic paid $12 per ounce- guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.

Pavilions for sale: 16x21, $1000. 12x18, $900. 9x12, $500 all with ropes, poles and stakes. See Eleanor at space 181 - Blue Unicorn

Collection of antiques for sale. Sumerian Egyptian, Persian on display at Historical Glass, Booth #160.

MADNESS SPECIAL -- $100 OFF any tall boot in stock or free poke with purchase. All day - Weds 8/16 only. Olde Soles/Nativeearth, 17 Bow St.

Chainmail shirts from $100, riveted shirts from $225. Coifs, Gamails, Aventgills too, all at Highland Arms Booth 200

SQUIRE CART for rent for handicapped or pampering someone. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #26

CORSET STAYS at excellent prices. DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

For Sale: 14’ Yurt. use but in good to great condition. $600 and it is yours. See Bosk at Band of the Red Hand camp in E18.

Auntie Arwen Spices has an “E” at the end of Auntie you can buy her spices and herbs at www.auntiearwenspices.com. We love Auntie Arwen at the Pennsic Independent.

Ltd. Edition cigar boxes & metal signs. House of the Flying Monkey - E01 $10-$40 see Cat. All negotiable.

Sharpening, cleaning, polishing, sheaths made. Cloak & Dagger, space 15, by the showers.

Madness!! Day and night cloaks and 16th C. Spanish surcoats 10% off! Orders included - some gowns also. Misty Tower. Space 26.

SILK VEILING, 3.5 & 5mm, 36” wide DRAGON’S MAGIC #25

Do you travel retail? Go wholesale and save!! Plus get 30 free vacations! Call and mention P35 for discount 724-561-7769. Enjoy your mundane life now! Dealers also needed call for inforamation at 724-561-7769 $$$$

Help Wanted

Desperately Needed: Burly guy with organizational skills to help pack up the Pennsic Independent this coming Saturday and Sunday. Please inquire at the PI Office.

Seeking Female Assistant! Full time until Thanksgiving. All travel expenses paid. Must be willing to work long hours. Good people skills will help. See Isabell at Merchant space #136 for more details.

Massage artists and cabin boy prospects please report to the Pennsic Independent for tryouts.

Pittsburg Airport Run 8/17, 11:00am, Booth #139, Plunder Lane $30.00

Personals

O Yea! O Yea! Be it known that on August 18 at 3pm on Horde Hill (E10), during informal family court, I, Siobhan O’Neill, in the presence of King Felix, Queen Madelina, Great Khan Rowena, my Brothers and all who wish to attend, will re-affirm my vows of Fealty. This is in observance of my Silver Anniversary of becoming a Member of the Order of the Laurel. Being an appropriate time for reflection and renewal.

A CHALLENGE! The following are called to the field of honor on Thursday, 17th August at 5:00m or Friday, 18th August at 11:00am. Lady Rosalind de La Mere, Lord Christopher Maccan Conaing, Lord Connor Livingstone, Baron Marcellus, Cappoozello Di Napoli, Lord giacomo Vincente, Master Alan Gravesend, Master Roland de Mountenay. This challenge is issued by Tiernen and Wystric of Windmaster’s Hill. Meet us at the rapierMarshal’s Tent on the Battlefield.

Happy Birthdays to Godwin and Barak of the Old Barons Rest Home! You guys are FABU! With much love from your campmates.

Grab your ice skates! Hell hath frozen over! OG has been seen being kissed by a hottie! Armegeddon is upon us! way to go OG!!! - Ann Onymouse

Alexander the Photographer searched for the Miss Swampy Contest. Deterred by the rain he had to turn back. Advertise the location of the contests and parties! Please! Please!

One day in the fields of Cynnabar, the poor serf sly me looked up from feeding his mouflon to stare at the castle on the hill. The fair princess was guarded by a cruel family, but his passion ran deep. He thrust down his large shepherd’s hook and ran through the kohlrabe to the castle. His heaving chest ripped his shirt asunder. He wrenched open the door. The electric fan blew back his blown dry hair. He caught a glimpse of himself in the full length mirror, wiped sweat from his furrowed brow, and then suddenly....

The Cookie fairy thanks her devoted followers for their generous offerings at her hallowed shrine!

Let out your inner Barbarian. Use Vialgar!

Explore the mysteries of 11! See Christiana just south of the Canadian Boarder.

Congratulations Isolde & Gorm! May your engagement be the start of a beautiful life together. Warmest Regards - House Rosegate

Unto Master Reynard de La Rochefoucauld does the Barony of Lochmere express heartfelt thanks for another “Spiffy” Pennsic encampment.

Thanks for being in my life and making me feel so loved. I adore you all - Yana, Lucan, Cat, Li, Demi, Caoifhionn, Clodagh, Eilis, Irene, Fygen plus the fine folks of VDK - you all amaze me - Michel

Evil Abra says, “A good lord is hard to find!” Abra thanks Marius for 24 + years of Love, Support, Hard work and putting up with a madwoman. “you’re the best!” Here’s to 24 more! All my love.  Abra

Pink Fuzzy Bunny: We have two hostages 133 Plunder.

Gentle Lady of a ceretain age ISO gentle man for conversation/friendship. See Anya of Clan Kyle, Kurdson Way.

Attention Known World - We would like to announce the marriage of Lord David de Londres and Lady Morgain of Lynn. I love you rivers and streams! David

Linda, thank you for the first 20 years and I am looking forward to the next 20. Mi amore, mi vita per sempre.

Would Donald R. Richardson and Howard Rusko please return to the Pillaged Village with the purchases they made on Saturday the 12th and their credit card slips?

Thursday August 17th 9pm to 11pm Come to the Official Pennsic Speed Bump for The Hasta La Bye Bye party for Pete and Sully of Maiden Mongolia. Stop by and wish them well. For health reasons this is their last Pennsic. On Market street outside booth 72. BYOB

Learn the ancient art of the stunt nipple. See Anya of Wulf Den. No appointment necessary.

Greg Kveberg and Scott Logan - Shoshannah is seeking you. Come to the Barony of Bakhail, N11, Harem of Bilgisayr to find me.

Aurora, Tsivia, Asa, Gwerydd, Beatrice: Where are you? The urchins are revolting! We have no stories! People are throwing their money on the ground! Our webs are tangled! What shall we do?!? -- Brains

Vivat Ursus! Vivat Svana!

Thank you St. Lawrence for favours granted - A Carolingian

Fergus-- Our first war was Pennsic XXV. Here we are at XXXV and it’s better than ever! All my heart and soul belong to you and you alone. Love now and always --Maggie

ROE ADAMS, KEITH DREW or anyone who knows them - please contact Coryn at Mediaeval Misc., Space #26

Seeking tree (to climb). Are you on site? If so, please come visit - top of the hill. - C

Congratulations to Aluric and Aurora on their vows of marriage and their public declaration of love. Many good wishes to our dear friends Linda and Vincent. Long live the House DeLondres - Erlan & Zachary

From this life into the next - I will love you always - Sach - From your angel Erlan

William T. Wilde is at N30 across from the big castle. Looking for Ann & John Krone and family. Lady Behbin Stephanie are you here? I miss my old Indiana friends from Greyhope! My phone is (941)493-2803.

Person who crashed into fence @ Cariodoc: you need to own up as you caused $40-$50 in damage. Please contact Old Barons Rest Home for restitution!

Mistress Catherine Applebee of Calontir was involved in a serious auto accident in Phoenix on Memorial Day. She has only recently returned home and still faces many months of rehabilitation but her progress has been good. We of Calontir seek aid from the Known World to help cover the long-term costs. Donations will be accepted at Touch Pottery, Calontir Trim, Ash and Griffin Pottery, Tomes and Tunes, and Wolfram’s Wondrous Wares as well as the Calontir Royal Pavilion.

TYRVI it is a joy having you back in my life. My wish is to keep you @ be yours until the end of time. Love always Priestess Kelly Shannon.

Your Majesty Maryrose, the ransom has yet to be paid. I begin to grow concerned. Skorri

Elle - Miss you! - OG

Vibeke, always remember to bring your satellite dish when you leave your encampment.

The Three Wise Men are coming! - BEWARE! Crusher-Roary-Judith - you rock! Very Nice!

ATTN Darostur : Have fun at war - drink lots of fluids - feed the flamingos - Enjoy the Ghetto party! signed House of Fox

Wanted to Buy

Quahog shell, do you have it? Can you get it? Bring it to Serpent’s Eye, #85 Street of Gold to trade.

Youth Exhibit Products of their Talents

By Ursula the Widow

For the Pennsic Independent

The young artisans and artists of the Known World had the opportunity to display their work Tuesday morning at the premier Youth A&S Exhibition held at Youth Point.

Inspiration for the event came from Lord Valdis of the Kingdom of the East. His two children have been making projects for many years and had exhibited alongside their father at adult A&S exhibitions. However, their work tended to get lost among so many other contributions, and Lord Valdis suggested they have “something they could call their own.”

Young SCAdians from the age of seven to 17 took part in the display of high-quality artifacts both useful and beautiful. “I am absolutely amazed today by the work we’re seeing,” said organizer Mistress Safia al Khansaa’. “I think I’m more inspired by the youth than by anything I’ve been inspired by in the SCA.”

Like adult artisans, the exhibitors filled out display forms. However, Mistress Safia, who is an art teacher in modern life, designed a set of forms graded by age level and the youth completed them in their own words and without help. In both their arts and their descriptions, they were able to express themselves in their own terms.

The event is not a competition but a display. The presenters did receive informal feedback as well as many tokens of appreciation from older artisans and Laurels, and a Certificate of Participation.

Mistress Safia al-Khansaa’ organized the exhibition with the aid of Mistress Ardania, director of Youth Point. A major concern was getting the word out before Pennsic. Although online pre-registration was available, this year most of the exhibitors were from the East.

Queen Madeleina of the Midrealm visited the exhibition early in the day. She expressed her delight at the work she saw. “I am always encouraging more participation by children in the SCA,” she said. Children are dear to her Majesty, as she has three of her own.

Fabric Arts

Ana Ximenez de Hume, 7, created a woven pouch in pink and purple cotton yarn. She wove the fabric on a rigid heddle loom and also sewed, braided cord and made fringe to complete the pouch. She spoke of her work with great confidence, saying the most difficult part of the project had been choosing just one button to close the pouch out of the many possibilities she had available..

Some know Rusty, 7, of the East Kingdom as “the little red dragon.” She has autism and has gained comfort in social situations from attending SCA events. She was wearing a pink gown she cut and sewed, then decorated with painting of the front and back. Her colorful designs of fairies and roses displayed her skill as they set off her beauty.

Weapons

Cehero Oakensword, 17, displayed four longbows and a quiver of arrows of his making. His accomplishment was all the more remarkable because he is a self-taught bowyer who has completed this work with the aid of books. He hand turned the ash arrows and fletched them with goose feathers hand tied with linen. Cehero was not present to be interviewed because he was at the archery range.

Metalwork

In the corner of the tent, a serious-faced young man was getting advice from a silver-haired gentleman. “Keep your first piece,” the older lord said. “When you get to be my age, you’ll be glad you did.” Perhaps only in the SCA can the age-old mode of the senior advising the junior, and each listening respectfully to the pother, still be found.

The advisor was Lord Aquel; the artisan was Zohar Hruschka, 14, who is learning blacksmithing. The showpiece of his work was a Viking bearded hand axe decorated with acid etching on the blade.

Zohar hot-forged the axe in a coal fire for which he mined the coal himself in a an open mine near his home. He also showed two portable holes he had made from mild steel, one with a leaf embellishment at the top.

Zohar came alive explaining his techniques and his study of smithing. He became an informal apprentice of Little John the Blacksmith by haunting at his shop at War Practice. “I stayed at the booth long enough that his apprentices told me to come back the next day and meet him.” Zohar is working for Little John here at War.

“I want to be a much better smith, I don’t want to stay an apprentice,” Zohar said. Although he doesn’t intend to make his living at smithing, he does expect it to continue to be part of his life. “I want to do pieces for other people. I want to make what people want.”

Lord Aquel said, “I think that this young man has a great future. Not only does he have skill, he has heart.”

The Youth Exhibition will be repeated next year. All artists and artisans 18 and younger are welcome.

PI to Raise Rates for First Time in Five Years

Due to an increase in printing prices, The Pennsic Independent is being forced to raise the price for the Pennsic newspaper for the first time in five years.

The increase, from $.75 per issue to $1.00 per issue, was determined on Monday of this week following a call to the printer. The printing prices for the Independent have been fairly stable for several years, but the current economy has effected the print industry as it has many other areas of commerce. Please note that the printer PI uses is exceptionally reasonably still, and picks the newspaper masters up at Coopers Lake at night and delivers the finished product the next morning. In the past, efforts to work with other printers have been disasterous at best.

This has been an agonizing decision. We at PI thank those who have supported us over the years and look forward to continuing to bring you the best in news from Pennsic War for years to come.

SCA History Night to Take Place at Pennsic 35

As part of a celebration of SCA history, the Midrealm Historian's office will be hosting an SCA History Event again this Pennsic.  Activities will take place in the barn on Thursday of War week, starting at 9 am and running through 3 pm.  Currently in the works are a display of relics of Midrealm and Known World interest, a slide show of some early Pennsics and Midrealm events, storytelling and anecdotes in honor of the SCA's 40th Anniversary.  Additional details will be forthcoming as they are available.  All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Watch the Laurels fight at the Laurel Prize Tourney

Location:
August 18th, Blue Tourney Field Details:
Under the sponsorship of the Æthelmearc Order of the Laurel, there will be fought at Pennsic a Laurel Prize Tourney on Friday August 18th at 2pm (blue tourney field).

This is not an A&S competition; it is a real tournament with real fighting and real prizes.

The Tournament is open to any member of the Order of the Laurel and their apprentices authorized in heavy weapons combat. The rattan tourney has been a regular at Pennsic for several years but for those who are unfamiliar with it:

Laurels competing must donate a prize fashioned by their own hands to gain entry to the list. If an apprentice is entering they must bring a handmade prize, in addition, their Laurel must sign them in and also provide a prize but gets to choose the reason it is awarded (best death, most chivalrous,...etc) Non combatant Laurels or those without an apprentice to sponsor may also participate in this way. Any Laurel may stand in as proxy for an apprentice if their own Laurel is unable to attend, but all other entry rules will still apply.

**Documentation is not necessary** but the sharing of knowledge is always encouraged. If an entrant wants to add documentation or a handout from a class they've taught that relates to the item as part of the prize, it will be gratefully accepted.

The prizes will be on display throughout the tournament for all to admire.

The combatants will be ranked in order of their performance in the tourney. (Format to be determined depending on the number of entrants). The winner of the tournament will have first choice of prizes ... then the runner up...and so on. Everyone who enters will receive a prize and some will leave with multiple prizes (so please don't leave as soon as you are done fighting).

Please direct any questions to Maitresse Yvianne de Castel d'Avignon, OL, Æthelmearc (yvianne_at_zoominternet.net) who will be camping at Pennsic with House Izenfoust/Singing Stone (N-01)