PI Wednesday August 6, 2008

A Few Moments With His Majesty of the East

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Editor-in-Chief, Pennsic Independent

It’s the question everyone has been asking. Why peace?
I spent nearly an hour talking with HRM Konrad of the East about his decision to concede all 37 war points to the Middle Kingdom. His Majesty was very open and candid about his reasons. “It was not a quick decision,” said HRM Konrad. He and HRM Lutr had spent many months preparing for Pennsic and working to gain allies, a process His Majesty describes as “very political,” since allied kingdoms’ alliances at other wars are often involved. About six weeks ahead of Pennsic, after Meridies and the Tuchux declared for the Middle, he realized the East could be outnumbered by as many as 250 fighters—an unwinnable situation. He and HRM Lutr discussed the possibility of evening up the sides, but nothing was resolved as the actual numbers were not known. HRM Konrad’s greatest fear was the impact on fun and sportsmanship. “I remember kings of the East doing terrible things—not letting their allies go” in the past when the advantage was on their side. He added that he had never agreed with that approach. “There’s no joy in winning against an opponent with no chance. And it has an impact on young fighters, and becomes a vicious cycle—for both sides. I want people to feel it was worth it after driving that far—rather than either getting run over or not even getting a chance to fight
His Majesty offered a few personal reasons as well. “To me, Pennsic is about challenging ourselves. It does not make sense to play a game of chess without the same number of pieces. I have waited 16 years to be king. With the numbers as they were, I might have won a couple of points here or there, but it would not have been a true test of skill.”
Why such a bold move? “I wanted to make a point—to fix the process. I hope the drasticness of it makes people think.” His Majesty stated that the reactions have covered a whole spectrum, from incredibly appreciative and “I can’t thank you enough” to “I’ve never been more disappointed in a king and a knight.” He added that he felt bad about how it might go over with HRM Lutr. “We had a great time with TRM of the Middle at events we attended together and offered our full support when their reign was invalidated. They were wonderful to work with.” But His Majesty is willing to accept the judgement of history for standing on his principles. “Ten years from now, people may read ‘37-0’ in the records and assume that’s the year the Middle slaughtered the East. But it was important to me that it be seen as more than just lip service.”
How have things gone since Sunday? “Today (Monday), HRM Lutr gave me 50 fighters. They fought hard, and I was honored to have them. We had a great time, and people cared even without the points at stake.” He added he hopes this can continue. “I respect HRM Lutr’s negotiations, but I’d like to make sure we keep at a competitive level. I’d like to send some of our marquee households to fight with the Middle as well. Duke Lucan has offered his household if this can be arranged.” He hopes this might improve relations between the two kingdoms, bringing them closer “I know some in the Middle feel that some of our Royal Peers are Satan—I’d like them to get a chance to fight together on the same side.” He mentioned that the King of the West had told him this is more common there, where it’s considered an honor to be asked by the King to cross the field to even out sides.
His Majesty also hopes his actions will have a longer-term effect. “Maybe in the future we can take the ultimate win/lose less seriously.” He described the process of Pennsic negotiation as it exists today as long and exhausting (sounding to me more like corporate lawyers negotiating a contract, complete with board rooms in hotels and conference calls, rather than any approximation of medieval society.) “There is a great deal of pressure on kings to win. The fun is lost.” He added that perhaps future kings might consider scenarios such as one king picking two teams, with the other king given first choice of the two.
He also understands why people may be upset, and hopes that as the week progresses, everything will work out as they realize that there are still many opportunities for honor, camaraderie, and fun. Although these have been a challenging few days, he is continuing in that spirit, stating “I think my sense of humor is abundantly intact.”

Note to readers: The interview with HRM Konrad was recorded in its entirety and is available at www.pennsicindependent.com under podcasts. Look for #4.

A&S: From the Sublimely Beautiful to the Immensely Practical

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By Mary of Montevale
Reporter, Pennsic Independent

Beneath the high wooden beams of the Barn, to the rising crescendo of multiple conversations, a crowd of visitors moved with snail-like speed past four long rows of tables. This was the eleventh anniversary of the Arts and Sciences Display at Pennsic.
Garb, embroidery, calligraphy and illuminations, furniture, maps drawn in ancient styles, tablet-woven trim, metal castings, French hoods, furniture, even axes and knives…it was an overwhelming demonstration of talent, time, and love.
Many of the artisans waited beside their displays, graciously responding time and again to the same comments or questions. “How long did it take you to make this?” “That’s beautiful work, milady (or milord).” Perhaps the most effective, a simple and spontaneous, “Oh…my…God!”
“We have so many wonderful artisans, and they can’t all come to Pennsic.”
The West Kingdom’s Arts Minister, Duchess Eliana Fraser advertised in the kingdom monthly newsletter and at events for items to bring with her for a second year in a row. Duchess Kaaren Harkendottir contributed four embroidered items including a pair of West Kingdom cloaks, a gown which was gifted to Duchess Eliana, and a Princess Pouch. This is a tradition in the West, Her Excellency explained to me. All queens and princesses stepping down from their reigns receive a rose pouch. The dark blue pouch with a shades-of-white appliquéd and couch-worked rose was a gift to The Mad Duchess Cyneswith at the conclusion of her most recent reign as Princess of the Mists.
“Oh, and I’m also the Khan of the Great Dark Horde.”
This was just an afterthought from the only resident of the Outlands to bring an A&S project to the day’s display. Actually, he had two projects, both examples of hand weaving, and he had set them out side by side to show how much his work had improved from his third piece of work (a set of variegated-blue hand towels) to his eighth, a top band for a ger, which will adorn the guard ger of the Great Dark Horde at Pennsic 38.
“It fits in our dining room next to the china cabinet. I told [my husband] if we didn’t have a place to put it the other 11 months, we weren’t even going to start it.”
Baroness Ardis Bluemantle and Langdon Greymorne of Æthelmearc displayed a hand washing station that looked to be nearly 7 feet tall. Langdon built the orange-colored painted piece after being inspired by an extant 15th c. German alpine carved wood cabinet. The Baroness painted the trim, acanthus leaves from the Mary of Burgundy Hours, c. 1500. You may be seeing it again next year; they intend to plumb the cabinet so that it will have gravity-powered running water.
“It’s uncomfortable sitting on the beading.”
That’s only one of the reasons Anna Bella Di Cherubino of the East placed real pearls all over the bodice and sleeves, but only on the front panel and around the hem of the Elizabethan gown she will be wearing tonight at the Pennsic Masked Ball. The other reason is that the stunning gown weighs about 70 pounds. Creation of the gown began with inspiration from the fabric itself, a welted brocade. Contributing to the overall weight besides the pearls were sequins, gold trim, glass beads, and gold lace. “The gold lace,” the seamstress told me, “weighs a couple of pounds just by itself.” A couple of hidden secrets help to keep such a gown from being an overwhelming burden for the woman wearing it: a real “wheel” of cane in the hoop skirt beneath it supports the weight of the skirt; and an arrangement of cords runs through the hoop and the skirt into the garment’s bodice for lacing. The gown is not making its debut at the masked ball tonight; it has previously been worn at Birka, a well-known Eastern event.
Pewter melts at 480º Fahrenheit
THL Etienne le Couteau des Roches of the Middle is the metal caster who created the tokens that teachers in the Pennsic University received when they signed in at A&S point. Etienne, who had been casting hot metal for about eight years, uses soapstone for carving molds and Bondo (an auto body filler) for making mold a from extant objects such as coins. On display this day were some Society officer tokens, Middle Kingdom award tokens, replica coins cast for a gaming-themed event, and a period Lord Mayor’s chain which had been used by Etienne’s local group. Making…ahem, “copies” of authentic coins can be documented as far back as Roman Britain. Soldiers would take a coin from their pay, mold clay around it, fire the clay, and then had a usable mold into which molten local, cheaper copper could be poured. If you are interested in doing pewter casting, Etienne said, the materials are available from merchants at Pennsic.
“I just can’t sit with empty hands.”
Trimaris was the other kingdom with only one artisan at the exhibition. Mistress Ekaterina Zvyozdosamtseva (called “Koshka”) was “her own walking canvas,” as one lady who stopped to admire her embroidery remarked. The embroidery style on Koshka’s head cloth, her gown, a 13th-14th c. Tiraz towel laid on the display table, and a work-in-progress still in her hands as she talked, is a double running stitch, which is a precursor to blackwork. The head cloth, the smallest piece of the lot, took eight months to complete. The motifs, stitched primarily in blue, and less often in the other two primary colors as well, have been used in Egyptian textiles since at least the Coptic weavings of the 4th-5th centuries. The back of each piece is as fine as the front. Two women listened, fascinated, as Koshka described the special frame her lord made so she could work in their van during long road trips. When in use, the frame rests against the dashboard of the vehicle.
“I pray to Odin every time I dye with madder because he is the Jokester. I figure it can’t hurt.”
In the plethora of marvelous projects on display, this reporter’s eye was drawn almost immediately to a rainbow “mosaic” of hand-dyed hanks of wool. THL Odette de Saint Remy of Ealdormere, wearing a gown of handspun wool, stood on the other side of the table on which lay her project: an “Anglo-Scandanavian Dye Study,” whose purpose was to show the possible colors available to people in Northern Europe in the 9th-11th centuries. All the plants she used have been documented to the British Isles or Scandanavia, and sixteen of them were raised in Odette’s garden. Nine plants were harvested wild, some to add to the variety, others to supplement a type she had raised. Madder is apparently difficult to work with, maybe even notoriously difficult, if I judge from comments made by others viewing Odette’s work. She explained to me that the color you achieve can depend on the pH balance and the plant’s condition, although the color will usually range from coral to red to fuchsia pink.
For this project, she used no edible plants except sorrel whose roots yield brown to rust colors, leaves result in pale green shades, and seeds give warm orangey to copper colors. The sample wool hanks dyed with Queen Anne’s Lace ranged from chartreuse to darker woodsy greens. Odette said a friend got a bright yellow shade from the same kind of plant, and the difference may have been due to the water used during the dying process. She also raised woad and dyed with it for this project. The resulting color was no surprise at all.
“Next I may take some from here and some from there to create a new design.”
The reproduction of a portion of the Bayeux Tapestry done in naturally dyed lambs’ wool on linen by Iofa merch Macsen of Meridies is still a work-in-progress. Having seen the original in situ in its museum in Bayeux, France a couple of times, even I could tell that Iofa has reproduced the exact style of stitches in the exact colors. The panel on display was from a section of the Tapestry right before the Norman horses begin their charge. In addition to her work on display today, Iofa has researched documented evidence of early dates for embroidery in the British Isles and is working on writing up the results of her research. Will she be reproducing any other panels of the Bayeux Tapestry? She is not yet certain; the section displayed today will become a pillow when it is finished.
This year’s adult A&S display mixed the breathtakingly beautiful with flashes of down-to-earth practicality, and more often than not, within a single piece of work.

Midrealm Edges to Victory in the Wood

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent

DonalBane’s Unofficial War Points: East Tygers 7, Midrealm Dragons 5 (one tie)

The Grand Armies of the East and Midrealm met again Tuesday in a Pennsic original: the Woods Battle. This year, the East came in from the north side of the woods, while the Midrealm’s forces entered from the south.
At the sound of the cannon more than 1,000 gentles entered the woods. According to reports from the front, the Midrealm’s forces surged forward all the way to the East’s resurrection point at one time, but the East rallied to put heavy pressure on the Midrealm lines.
In the end, the East was able to hold the banner closest to its resurrection point and took the “Christmas tree” banner in the center after a heavy brawl. Meanwhile, the Midrealm held the banner near its resurrection point and its banner to the northwest. It was the East’s banner in the southeast that proved the decisive fight, as the Midrealm held the banner despite a tornado of charges from the East.
Sir Theodric, General of the Midrealm Army, marched out of the woods with the final banner and presented it to HRM Lutr, who then addressed his troops before the heavens opened with rain.
“I am happy to report, with our entire army present and with our allies in the field, we were able to score a 3-2 win,” he said.

Pas of Gilded Bee
The Champions of the Gilded Bee took to the field Tuesday to entertain an assembled group of ladies in a traditional deed of arms.
Under the eyes of Duke Edmund of Hertford and Master Gallaran de Crecy, the Vennens — Dame Lianna, Master Michael of Bracken and Lord Edrick — challenged the Tennens — Baron Connel O’Hairt, Baron Edward Brackenbury, Baron Robert Downey and Johan de Fuse — to single and melee combat.
All the ladies in attendance were pleased by the combat.
Wednesday’s Big Battles: Town Battle and Mountain Pass Battle
That’s right folks: two War Point battles in one day.
The Town Battle will be a 90-minute resurrection affair fought over five flags. Possession of the flags will be checked every 15 minutes. Majority control of each banner will earn one War point.
What to watch for: shifting units and movement. This one has tactical battle written all over it.
After the town battle, the two armies will reform for the mountain pass battle. This 60-minute resurrection fight will be fought over three banners and possession of each at the end of the battle earns one War point. This is the battle where combat archers and siege engineers most often come out to play.
What to watch for: Incoming!! Arrows, ballista bolts, and trebuchet rocks do not care if their target is armored or not, so be aware. Also, be aware that the marshals ask that no one watch any battles from inside the Fort when siege engines are involved.
One additional scheduling note: The annual Tuchux Charity Tournament is set to return to Pennsic Thursday at 2 p.m. on the east side of the main battlefield. This is a random weapons tournament. All participants are asked to bring a $5 entry fee to the tournament with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation for Breast Cancer Research. Additional donations are welcomed.

Unclassifieds

Contests
Mountain Confederation’s Annual Bagpipper’s competition to be held in Confed Camp. Tuesday night o’dark thirty. Come test your skill or just to listen. E-12

Contest Results
Known World petanque tournament result: Chalkman/Lusty Wenches 15 Rieur Sanglier 13 Great one Mym & Henessy! Thanks for showing up every ones! See you all next year! The Rieur Sanglier

Events Open to All
Christian prayer group non-demimational . All are welcome 8PM Battlefield. Look for the Banner.
The War Horn is on display in the merchant area, Market Street behind the batrn, Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm weather permitting. Guarded by House Darkyard. Come take a look at SCA History!

For Sale
16” English saddle a little worn Olympic brand $75 find me @ Materialis 124
16 Ft. Yurt. 6Ft. Wall.Timber Roof Ring. Used 3 times. New canvas this war. 2 doors. See at Under the Rose on EO1. EC Asking $1400.
2 new 16 ft rounds-complete setup. $1200 obo p-u SAT 9th. B08 Black Pearl-Rose or Tristan. Also 10x16 wedge black-yellow used 2 years BO
2-Story Pavillion - Frame-and-Canvas portable structure, excellent condition, flat packs on a trailer for easy transport and storage. Fully functional 2nd story. Available end of Pennsic. Come to Mystic Mail, Booth #188 for full details.
Aero recurve bow sale midnight madness special bow and set of arrows $69.00 back quivers 10% off all bows sold on Wed get a free bow sock Greybarr Traditional Archery space 89
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners #24.
Alotta Drums wow $20 #190 under the only 2 trees!
Arastorm’s excellent booklets- cookies, magick and more than you ever needed to know about Anglo-Saxons. #19 Bow St.
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.
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?
Bad Garb Old Maid card game- Yes we have ‘em!- from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)
Baltic amber starting at .50 ea. stones 10% off till midnight, rounding up. Silver Cauldron #136
Bamboo for your construction needs Yumi #83
Beaded shoes & headdresses #190
Bellydancer’s veils genuine silk 8 1/2 ftx3 1/2 ft $50 colorful! 19 Bow St.
Benefit the Chirurgeons-- buy an original Pennsic XXXVII T-shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. Fair trade products. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24.
‘Bosch’ hurdy-gurdy for sale. This is the last one m ade by the lutier Charles Supplee before his retirement, and is patterned after the one in the painting Garden of Earthly Delights (15c). Includes heavy wood case, antler tuning key, string cotton, and waist strap. $1900. contact Sir Ogami, Clan Yama Kaminari, E03
Calligraphy nibs & supplies: scissors from stork to 12” Tailor Shears: Bowls 8” to 12” to 12” dia. A Tinker 197 Plunder La.
Cat got better, vet bills didn’t. Car died Monday so...big sale at Fabric Dragon at space #106!
Coin tops & scarves harem pants $20 each, 2 for $35 #190
Coming Thursday! Lightweight 100% wool gabardine twill- Æthelmearc red and off-white! Also 100% woolen twill forest green and white linen/cotton! I called my Jobber and he’s shipping them right out! (I love my jobber) Dragons Magic #25
DRAGONS MAGIC #25 is the brown Slavic house by the store and bath house. We are purveyors of fine fabrics and notions. Fabric Dragon #106 is the tent by Currie Rd and sells threads $ beads.
Etched amber awards are at Time Traveling Traders Space #77 Market St.
Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Do you like flax, winter sun and cut loose? Check out our back room garb. Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $5 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!
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!
Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $7 an ounce, folk who restocked before Penssic paid much more- 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.
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.
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!
Finest Amber in the known world is at Time Travelling Traders Space #77 Market Street.
For sale: 6mm welded stainless shirt about 6lbs $350. Ask for Jirrel at Bakhail-N11
ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XXXVIII 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.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books- The Guild of Limners, #24
For Sale 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 prepartion with this ad from Misstress Megan at the Guild of Limners, #24 Merchants Row.
For Sale Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24.
For Sale Motar & Pestle sale -3 sizes - all $5 each. Today only. Guild of Limners. #24.
For sale: rapier longsword and wagon 45” Darkwood blade with 9” handle $250 wagon is green garden cart $40 OBO contact Aelfwine Se Pyttel at camp “The Cove” on block N03
For Sale SCA Road Signs- “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24
For sale: Tipman boss handstitcher leather sewing machine. No electric needed! Retailed @ $1500 plus accessories. No longer being manufactured. $750 as is condition inquire Dancing Pig #18 Bow St.
For Sale Vellum - - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest Quality sale price $25 per sheet. Lovely Dutch sheepskin parchment whole skins $125 can be cut smaller. The Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.
French double bell wedge Panther Pavillion $250 OBO Take @ end of War. See Gen Chalkman Pub E17 Hill Rd.
GOING OUT 4 BUSINESS SALE. Did you see my ad in the Pennsic Handbook? Camp furniture, iron work, horse tails, beautiful speckled cow hides. 18x20 Panther new $1300 14ft yurt singing horse design complete with Floor $1400 OBO. Come browse and BS (Be Satisfied). The Crossing #3
Handspun yarn from a 12th c-type flock. Also fiber dyed & undyed. Ongoing spining demo, MTFC Space 26
Harps & Musical instruments all on sale. Harps 20% off. Silvershell Music 43 Broadway.
High quality Korean horse bows $399 yumi #83
Is this YOU? Free pics from past wars. Space 26
Lots and lots pirate loot. Good Booty! #190
Mischief, murder & mayhem- is your kingdom involved? See the on-going saga in the diorama. Space 26.
New heads! Heads tightened! richspiritdrums.com
*NEW* Heather Dale and Hector CDs! Now in stock at Camelot Treasures, Booth #30. Waeshael!
NOT for spinners only- “Spinster’s Rules!” Visit Misty Tower, Space 26 to read the list and order a T!
Oxblood leather shovel greaves. New, never worn House Black Hammer N30 804-931-5799 $100
Panther pavillion, 10x10, Regent, $500, BEN@SINPIT,E05
Panther Pavillion 16 x 16 Regent with green dags. Will need to be rewaterproofed. Available Sat 9 August @ 11am. $1200 OBO N17 Zeebera
Pavilion 4 sale 18X18 6Ft. walls 2 Yrs old Paid 2400 asking 1800 natural* extra ropes ask at Tgertoggs#32 Street of Dreams behind the barn *(color)
Pavilion for sale: 20x15 green & gold. $1200 Sleepy Unicorn, Street of Gold. Containers included
Pavilions for sale: 12 x 18 and 9 x 12, ropes, poles, and stakes included. See Eleanor at The Blue Unicorn space 182
“Pennsic for Dummies” by Claus the Toymaker - scurrilous, toungue-in-cheek fun, everythingyou need to know to complete your Pennsic experience.
“Pennsic in a Box” new royalty expansion set this year, limited supply. From Claus the Toymaker #24.
Period Pavilions™ available on site for rent/sale. Rent rebates toward later purchase. Space 26.
Silk parasols $5 Wood Fans $1 Snoods 2 for $5 #190
Steel boned corsets 99 to 250 bonded fabric WOW #190
Tall boots $85 stripy socks $5 Wool capes 20% #190
TENT FOR SALE: Officer’s Marquee by Tentsmiths. 14’ x 8’ with 5’ walls 8’ peak 3 years old. Sunforger canvas with poles ropes and the tent bags. At GRAYFOX encampment next to DARKMOON. N18 $875 O.B.O. Cash/Paypal only
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encusto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
Twin size rope bed frame $75 See Bjorn Block W18 Lake Shore bhiwde fushie trailer
Uniquely You dressmaker forms - the only one that corsets properly. Available on site space 26.
Used yurt top for sale. 16’ plasticised canvas. 3 years old. No leaks! Only $95 p/u Sat Aug 9 inquire Dancing Pig #18 Bow St.
Want to buy a bridge? 8 ft to 10 ft span bridge for sale. $200 or best offer. Transportable! Packable! On display at W07. Ask for Emmiken.
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood-dyes to die for. Guild of Limners #24.
X-chairs $175 Silvershell Music 43 Broadway.
You! Sew on our machines. We have thread. Space 26.
Yurt for sale. E01 Middle of Dragon Trace. Car died again. Ask for Pente (Wookie) camp Infinity 8-)

General
12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway Denys the Decadent’s Camp AA NA OA SA all welcome.
BARON GUGLIEIMO BARDICCI gratefully extends his artisan Jubal to provide his beautious WOAD body art to Pennsic, located at the Guild of Limners (Booth 24). BONA NOTTE!
Beads, bead looms, trims and linen fabrics Silverdragon Company Bow Street Space #11
Bored Scadian at Garments by the Goat. #097 red hair and hutzpah. Drop by.
Castle Furnishings does MIDNIGHT MADNESS! Children’s books, young adult fiction & mysteries 50% off. All other books at least 10% off. Knives, candles, castle models, garb, and much more available at Earl Sir Bearengaer’s estate sale.
Costumes by Loren has comfortable cool cotton! Tunics, kaftans and cloaks in celtic knotwork designs. Different sales every day! 166 Fleet Street
COSTUMES BY LOREN HAS MADDNESS ALL DAY! Free gift with purchase. Gemstones half price! 166 Fleet Street
Dosalena of Guild Mirandola: Thank you for painting my shield so beautifully. -- Gideon
Drachenwald court & pcs gathering HRM Fiona invites all gentles that live or once lived in the greatest kingdom of them all Drachenwald to attend court starting at 7pm with pcs gathering to follow held at N13 west end
DRAGON BROCADES, 20% off at Dragon’s Magic #25
Drumsmith Richard Barony of Fenix 541-778-2540
EXCELLENT QUALITY 100% wools & wool coating at Dragon’s Magic #25
FINE ENGLISH NEEDLES, Sold singly. Dragon’s Magic #25
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 announcemnt from Claus of Burzee, Toymaker.
Free garb and stuff! Please visit E30, the tent with the orange curtains. Help yourself to anything on the mats in the front yard each day till Thurs.
Go see Auntie Arwen at #185 and ask if she is drinking WATER. From Kirsten at Fabric Dragon in #106.
Handkerchief linen! Silk, patterns, pewter badges and more! Silverdragon Company Space #11 Bow Street
Happy Pennsic to all my friends! Wish I could be there with y’all! Love ya - Cordy Giles
Have you seen the Baroness’ s Silver Ass?
Hear ye, hear ye! Their Most Royal Majesties of Ealdormere, Aaron and Rustique, have seen fit to elevate their loyal subject, Baron James the Mercer, to the Order of the Pelican - for his long and devoted service to the Kingdom. All are welcome to attend Ealdormere’s court, to be held Thursday, August 7at 6:00 PM in the barn to help celebrate this happy occasion. For those of you wishing to offer your personal congratulations, Baron James will sit his vigil Thursday, August 7, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM in Ealdormere’s Royal Encampment, located in W17.
Hoobah FOSCADH for FIGHTING in ALL 37 PENNSIC WARS
LADY FIGHTERS! Join Her Highness Morgen, Princess of Æthelmearc, in forming and inter-kingdom women’s unit for the friendship castle battle. Meet at the Currie Road Tower after the field battle. Get to know your sister warriors and fight by their sides!
NEW VIKING HOME COMPANION CD IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE PILLAGED VILLAGE Midgard Mayhem by Torraldr Torgarson Live perfomances will be at 7PM on Sunday Wednesday and Friday in front of the village.
SAILMAKERS NEEDLES. 2”, 3 1/2”, 4 1/2”! Dragon’s Magic #25
SALE STARTS AT NOON - see fabric i n daylight! DM #25
Silk veiling 3.5mm, 5mm silk/cotton DRAGON’S MAGIC #25
Slavic interest group will meet Wed at 10 am in A&S 3.
Snaebjorn, I have made my way to the dance tent. They are truly magnificent jingle, jangle, jingle! I will get to you yet! I now have directions, a churl I hope knows the way to the camp of the silver apple! I shall appear when you expect me not!
Squirty is disqualified, but that was a mighty tasty bagpipe player. Up next the Kraken roll. And there’s the target, stumbling out of the swamp...
STEEL HOOP BONING - 1/2” xl2y $13.95 Dragon’s Magic #25
Storytelling Academy student performances A&S 6 Friday August 8 9-10AM. Open to all. Open mic to follow.
Storytelling by Gabrielle d’Auvergne Family friendly 7-9PM Minerva’s Spindle space 158 Friday August 8
The Baron and Baroness of Bhakail invite all Bhakailis and friends to join them for their court (and refreshments) on Weds. at 5pm., N11
THREAD COUNTERS, 8x-10x metal & glass booth #25
TO THE 2 WOMEN who came to my shop on Thursday and bought 12 yds of purple silk - I found the tag. Please come back for the money I owe you! Dragon’s Magic
To the person who photographed a female lampmate in the shower, House 3 Skulls hopes public safety finds you first.
To the woman (Natalie’s camp auntie) who bought butterflies at The Bead Lady #146 Battle Rd. on Sun, Aug 3rd between 1 and 2pm. Please return so I may correct a credit card error.
Who’s in charge of the war? Who do kings answer to?
Who do Kings answer to? Their Queens!
Wurm- 3 more days of Pennsic- a lifetime more w you
Yes, I’m Still Here! And my brick-and-mortar fabric store is still in Tunkhannock, PA. The housing market decided to get weird right after War last year so I couldn’t make the move I wanted to make. I’ve consoled myself by buying more luscious wool, linen, and silk...which, of course, I brought for your shopping pleasure, along with corset stays, needles, pins, cheese cloth, etc. (Space 25)

Help Wanted
Spent too much? Need gas money? Willing to work? 2 ladies need help packing up Fri. eve & Sat morn. Few hours each day. Inquire at Merchant #6, across from Midrealm Royal, by Thurs. noon. CG Creations.
Spent too much? Need gas money? Willing to work? 2 tired ladies need help packing up few hours Fri. night & few hours Sat. morn. Inquire by Th. noon, Merchant #6, across from Midrealm Royal camp.

Lost & Found
Found set of arrows by bath house next to barn see Greybarr Traditional Archery space 89 to recover
Lost 2 rings in woman’s shower near Cooper Store on Sat AM . Huge sentimental value-Eye ring is a good luck charm and may bring bad luck to finder. Please call cell 585-507-3938 to claim reward and return rings. I’m camped in disability camping, big white wall tent near orange fence on right side, ask for Sue
Theo! Missed you after the battle Mon. Find me at W03- Outlands really would like to see you again!!
Wanted Park-o-meter lost last year walked away from r/s reward talk to Og.

Memorials
A celebration wake in honor of fallen brothers of The Great Dark Horde will follow court of the Great Khan at 7:00 PM on Thursday - including Yang the Nauseating, Irina, and Sir Starhelm. Horde Hill E10
THE TRIBUTE SHIP WILL SAIL! Thanks to Horde Moritu the tribute ship will burn Friday evening at the corner between W21 and E24. If you wish to paint a shield for the ship see Frederick at Lochac camp (X01) before Friday.

Obituaries
The long ship sails again! As per tradition, the viking longship will burn on teh lake on thursday, Aug. 7th at o-dark thirty location is the same as always, on the Dike Road around the corner from teh flushies. Shields may be painted at the shop of Tancred’s Tanglewood. A donation of $200 is suggested.

Parties
Open party Thursday camp Blue Rose gate fee bring a stone the size of your head or a joke or riddle to please the gate keeper. Chocolate is a good bribe
Red Hat Society Tea at the House Delondres. Wednesday 7PM-10PM. Ladies - stop by and see us as you shop

Personals
A definite sign of the apocalypse-Kibitz has vanished! Griz is trying his best but is just not as follicly endowed and won’t wear those goofy pants. We miss you and hope all goes better. The PI Staff.
Adrielle! Why are you never home? ` The lost bears of your household
Darren- happy 3yr handfasting anniversary! I still love you more than you’ll ever know! Love, Michelle
Farasha & Suad #60 rave “now to the sky” by Tribe O
Gas $ for ride. Pit airport. Sat.Anytime before 4pm. No armor. Just 2 bags. Craig at Booth 175. Cal(l 781) 864-0359
Hugo! Where are you?! - Magdalena in Carillion
Midrealm chroniclers! Ice cream social @7PM Friday, food court ice cream tent. Meet the new MK chron. First scoop my treat! See you there! Kat Peregrine, MK Chronicler.
Need something built? He’s your guy. “I’ll help” is his rally cry. But as ladies will tell you, he’s one well-built fella. With his trusty drill hoisted on high.
Single Pagan male looking for Pagan matchmaker to find single Pagan female see Kirk N9 Sunderroak.
Thank you to the kind gentle who found and returned my pouch on Sat. night Thank you Thank you
THE SINPIT WANTS TO SEND OUT HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES TO YESENDA, NAZARIUS AND KELFIRE
“Circumordicate” Probable pronunciation “sir-cuh-more-dih-kate.” “To eat around the edges of a food, with fastidious attention.…” Often done with cookies
Ursula, you are mad, bad and dangerous to know. Thank you!!!
Valdis, Hope War is everything you wanted. Can’t wait to hear the stories!
WHERE IS THE TRIBUTE SHIP BEING BUILT? WHEN DOES IT SAIL? Contact Frederick of Holland at Lochac.
Yvonne: my dearest love, thank you for saying YES. Long may we fight side by side. -- Gideon

Wanted to Buy
House Fallenstar (N12) Aquarium food needed. Shark and whale requesting flamingos. Bluff Flamingos?