Friday August 7 2009

Allies hold off Tyger and Dragon in the Woods

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent

After a day off Wednesday, hostilities at Pennsic resumed Thursday as the new War headed to the War’s oldest battle: the Woods battle.
The Known World Alliance, flush from their victory over the Mid-East Alliance on Tuesday looked to press their advantage. The Allies entered the woods from the northeast corner.
The Mid-East Alliance looked to get back in the war as the Tyger and Dragon deployed its forces from the southwest corner.
This year’s battle was a two-hour unlimited resurrection fight fought over seven banners. The side that took the most banners won the event point.
More than 1,000 gentles charged into the woods north of the camp for the last time. Beginning with Pennsic War IXL, the woods battle will be conducted in a new area located behind Mount Eislinn.
According to dispatches from the front, the fighting was fierce in virtually every pocket of the woods. Some reports had the central banner exchanging hands as many as five times.
It was a close battle throughout, but when the final cannon had sounded, the Known World Allies had claimed four banners to three by the Mid-East Alliance, giving the Known World Allies the event point.

Friday’s big battle: Helm’s Deep
The final big fight of Pennsic War XXXVIII will be fought at the Pennsic fort. There will be two 30-minute fights over six banners around the fort. Each army will have a chance to attack and defend, with attacking armies having three resurrections and defenders having one. The side that possesses more banners will win.

OG on those Cordially Cordials

To me there is no better sound than, "OG, you got to try this." It is music to my ears.
The start of another new taste adventure.
OG on those Cordially Cordials
I have many books on the subject, one with over 400 recipes. As with many things in the SCA you can learn the basic “how to” in a short amount of time, but to perfect it may take a lifetime. Vodka + flavoring + sugar water = very basic cordials. Neither fermentation nor yeast is necessary. They can be drunk very young but will improve with a little age. The varieties are endless: lemon, lime, violet, rose for example. Cherry or strawberry cordials are great for beginners. You can have banana, galingale, ginger, clove, coriander, Irish creme, Kahlua, chocolate-covered cherry, Captain Black, Fog cutters, butterscotch, and hundreds more. I have made my own ouzo. I like the store bought brands better. They’re cheaper. Orange ZAP, made with moonshine is another I have tried.
I remember a cordial class we had at Pennsic many years ago. It had 40 people, 25 bottles, and 103-degree temperature. At the end we all had a good rolling sweat going and I, for one, could not find my way home. AHHH, the GOOD TIMES!
I have made a garlic cordial that would take your breath away, but it was great with pizza. A man came up to me with a light green nearly fluorescent liquid. "OG, you have got to try this," he said to me. I took a drink. "Can you guess what it is?" he asked me.
I took a second swig. It was green apple Jolly Rancher candies and Everclear.
A man has created JabaÒero cordial. He made it extra sweet and he served it cold.
It tastes wonderful and goes down smooth and it is in your stomach before you find out that it just may be RADIOACTIVE!

Lords and Ladies Charge your glasses and raise them high!
To the great brewers of the SCA!
Filling our glasses for over 40 years now. Thank you! As long as there is an OG, someone will be willing to drink it. To you and yours…

Drink well
Drink often
Drink with…



For Sale
Stainless Steel & Brass Corinthian Helm, Used, Orig. From Major SCA Armorer. Already padded & strapped. $400 or best offer. See Gideon @ Dragonship Haven, B08. Email
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 Ôtil 11:00 pm nightly!
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. Fair trade products. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24.
A Yurt for sale. Camp Infinity E01. ASK FOR WOOKIE
Don't make me take it home! Queen size Viking style slat bed, used just once. Hand made, all period joinery and finish. All reasonable offers considered. See Robin @ House Gallowglass, corner of St. Lawrence & Sedalia.
Henna Paste made onsite by Ghazalah. Fresh means best color! Also sifted powder, @ Your Inner Vagabond
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.
18x18 pavilion 4 sale $1200 See at T'Gr Toggs 32 Street of Dreams 3 yrs. old. Complete, nice!
Highland cowhides- luxurious soft long hair & over 36 square feet, Blonde or Dun (Frosted Brown). $800 Fondle & buy at Dancing Pig 18 Bow St.717-253-2764
1 War Guarantee on All Mugs A's Round Pottery #51
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?
100% Linen for Rapier armor! Passes the punch test. Check out our colors. Silverdragon Company #11 Bow St.
Archers Custom Made Bowstrings, 20 colors to choose from. Bows, arrows, and more at Cloak & Dagger #15
12x16 Marquee bell end w/ Poles/Ropes/Stakes. $500 or BO Sat am p.u. B01 Casado Buraco.
Cloak & Dagger, agents for Hank Reinhardt's personal weapons collection. Over 200 swords, pole arms, mass weapons. Space 15.
For Sale Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest Quality sale price $20 per sheet. Lovely Dutch sheepskin parchment whole skins $125 can be cut smaller. The Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.
Does your thread end up in a mess?
Have we got the solution for you!
Thread Condoms! Booth 171
For the best selection of Folkwear Patterns at war, visit Ursula's Alcove, 166 Fleet Street.
Propane Bar Fridge 4 Sale. As is. Best offer. Ask for Alistair at Tygershark E19.
14x14 Pavilion complete excellent $1100 Space 36
Beading needles now in. Lady Guen's Closet #123
Are your cats mad at you? Can you get back into your house? Toss in one of our Falcon's Mews cat toys Terra Incognita #171
For Sale SCA Road Signs - 'Fighter Practice Area', 'Danger Viking Territory' and many others, some new and very silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24
ALL CLOAKS $45-SILK, LINEN, HEMP, COTTON-shop early for best selection-Space 202
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 Ôtil 11 pm nightly!
Cloaks & Totes. From Misty Tower's Studio to you. Pennsic Pricing. Space 26
Buy it here, break it here, we replace it A's #51
Cover your hair in style with a Lady Guen Snood - Space #213 Plunder Lane
2 Pavilions, 14 foot rounds. Need repairs. $200 each. 910-330-5453.
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners #24.
Evil Abra says, 'Check your silver prices!' We bought last year when silver was $7 an ounce, folks who restocked before Pennsic 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!)
Tents for Sale! 2-16x16 Rounds-2nd Pennsic in use $900 ea. 1-16x21 oval-1st Pennsic $1200. PU@EOW. Next to Battlefield on Tours-Black Pearl Tavern B08. Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open Ôtil 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 Ôtil 11:00 pm nightly.
Final Friday $5 Off Sale A's Round Pottery #51
For Sale - 2 Panther Wall Tents. 10x14. Includes everything - Poles-Stakes-Ropes-Flys. $500 each, both for $900. Pick up Sun. By My Hand Designs Booth 144 Battle Rd.
For Sale: Don't be seen with ugly children...Make them wear a mask made by Claus the Toymaker.
Squire Cart for rent. Carries 1 adult/2 children. Squire not included. Mediaeval Miscellanea¨, Space#26
15x18 Panther Marquee TOP ONLY $250 123 PLUNDER LN
Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits brew in a gallon of water in 2 weeks. 12 flavors $8 or $7.50 for 2+. Taste samples daily at 2pm & Midnight Madness at Dancing Pig #18 Bow St. or
24 ft. hub + spoke tent, complete. Merchant space 104
For Sale Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24.
Benefit the Chirurgeons-buy an original Pennsic XXXVIII T-shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.
Tired of tent living? Take home the vardage-part vardo/part cottage N12 House Fallen Star
Weaving is a verb. Loom is a noun. For the best looms to weave with, visit Ursula's Alcove, 166 Fleet.
Silk Embroidery threads Come check our great prices Japanese, Chinese, English, Terra Incognita 171
For Sale - King Size Rope/Slat Bed. Folds flat. Mortise & tenon joints. Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed Mattress. Available Saturday. $175.00 OBO. See Tommy Fetterolf in Camp Bloodguard, N17 or 814-853-6165.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have Ôem! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)
16X16 PANTHER REGENT PAVILION w/ropes, poles and fly. Excellent cond w/custom features $1,000. Camp Chateau Merdecheval, N33. Ask for Harley.
Just a little money left? it goes a long way at Costumes by Loren! Stop by and see what's on sale. Affordable jewelry and clothes. 166 Fleet Street
Knives sharpened, cleaned, minor repairs, sheaths made or fixed. CLOAK & DAGGER, Space 15.
Large leather bag with shoulder strap for magical laptops, books or sketchpads (15x12x3.5). Handmade of soft & sturdy leather. Get yours at Dancing Pig Pottery #18 Bow St. or
For Sale - Twin size slat bed. Head and foot-boards, stretchers, slats and pins. $25.00. Northwoods Camp in B4.
Need a tent now? Rent a Period Pavilionª. Rebates towards a purchase (see other ad). Space #26
Rope Bed for Sale. $200. Avail Sat. See Wilhelm or Cristabell in De Taahe Camp in W02.
Old EK Gate 4 Sale AS IS. Needs repair 609-703-9993
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books- The Guild of Limners, #24
Own last year's musical sensation! Forbidden Pennsic recordings available @ Cabochons on Bow Street!
'Pennsic for Dummies' by Claus the Toymaker - scurrilous, tongue-in-cheek fun, everything you need to know to complete your Pennsic experience.
Propane Stove, full size. Perfect working order. $100. House Clovenshield E11.
Tent for Sale. 12' Panther Regent. Buy now, pick up at end of Pennsic. Cloak & Dagger, Space 15.
New Efenwealt Wystle CD! OMG! It's all period music circa 1200. Camelot Treasures # 30
Saffron: Grow Your Own Taking reservations for Fall Delivery A's Round Pottery #51 roundpottery@gmail
Visit Hostetler's Bakery at the turn off 422.
Run out of money before you ran out of war? Visit when your next pay check arrives.
Michael Z. Williamson, signing copies of his novels Freehold, Better to Beg Forgiveness, Contact with Chaos at Cloak & Dagger, Space 15.
SHOW YOUR KINGDOM ALLEGIANCE W/ NEW BANNERS!!! VIGM debuts EXCLUSIVE East & Middle Kingdom Arms - beautiful hand-batiked 18x24' $22 Group orders avail. Space 202 Battle Rd
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encusto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
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 are $5 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open Ôtil 11:00 pm nightly!
Remember Pennsic All Year! Your Picture + Our T-Shirt = MemoryTs. Mugs or steins also. Onsite Daily Delivery. Bring pictures (digital format) to Space 26 (Misty Tower)
Where'd I get that soap? Om Shanti Handcrafts #42.
Pretty Pots Make Purrfect Petsitter Presents A's #51
Up to 50% off Period Pavilionsª, new & used. Many available today. Mediaeval Miscellanea¨, space #26
The Knights Next Door, a non-fiction account of the events, activities, history and fun of the SCA on sale at Pillaged Village and on Amazon.
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners #24.
Visit Dark Victory Armory on Bow Lane for Cheap, Protective Armor.Wolfram's Wonderous Wares 134 Plunder Lane-Tankards, Feast Gear, Oriental Table Wear and Miscellania Now featuring Weapons-Swords, Knives, etc-Have a civil meal with your foe before you kill them!!!

Norsemen! Norsewomen! Come to the Icelandic Althing! Sept. 26, 2009 Orono, ON. Hosted by the Canton of Eoforwic. Fighting, archery, thrown weapons, law cases, classes, living history. For more info contact Gunther & Nicolaa -
Broken Target Arrows Wanted A's Round Pottery #51
To The Powers That Be - could we figure out a way to set up an unopened non-perishable drop-off for the end of War to be donated to a shelter?
East Kingdom Exchequers - Molly is having office hours Friday from 3 to 5 in AS3.
Wednesday 8\5 2:00 A&S7: You were some of the rudest, most inconsiderate people I have ever met.
FABRIC TIP * Choose twill fabrics when you need more flexibility. DM #25
Play Second Life? Look up Vickie Wunderland for the Pennsic Group.
Handouts for class on 16th Century Tennis now available at Mystic Mail.
Herb Roundtable Fri 3PM at AS6. ALL INVITED.
Dead Pack Animal Wake - Nonna must liquidate! 4/5 of sales on 2nds go to AmerHeart Associate :D Space 159
I Genesii's fans are the greatest! Unfortunately, our cameras are not. If you have pictures or recordings of past shows (including this year's), please visit us at Polyhymnia/Debatable Lands-N10.
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.
DAIGAKURYO - EAST ASIAN UNIVERSITY class schedules available at Clan Yama Kaminari (E03). ®thelmearc Royal (N04) Minerva's Spindle (158) and A&S Point.
LINEN TESTER (thread counters) at Dragons Magic 25
Give yourself a tax break - brew your own ALCOHOL! Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits brew in 2 weeks with no special equipment. 12 flavors at Dancing Pig #18 Bow St. Kits brew 4 bottles of mead - each $8 $7.50 for multiples or
Kim Siddorn would like to send his greetings to all who remember him from the Millennium year. He thinks of his visit fondly.
Hoobah! FOSCADH for fighting in ALL 38 Pennsics!

Help Wanted
LADY IN DISTRESS (injured merchant) needs break-down help Sat aft. & Sunday. Good Pay & Food. Space #26.
Fabric Dragon is hiring help for pack down. #42
HELP WANTED: pack merchant van for 2-3 hrs, starting 3:30 Sat. See Carlein @ Small Churl Books.
Wanted to hire: Camp help for Pennsic 39. Looking for assistance to perform heavy camp chores and run occasional errands on site. Camp skills a plus and/or the ability to follow 3-step instructions. Single camper preferred. You will be expected to stay in our encampment. For application/interview go to E23 Norseland 7PM to 9PM on Friday. Ask for Keara.

Lost & Found
Lost: Platinum wedding band. See Seonag in Streonhalle W20. Leaving Saturday.
Stolen from the Bread Bowl a Bushnell Game Camera. Return or found no questions asked. See The Old Broad.
Lost 1 inch Green Stone in Silver Setting. Great sentimental value. Reward. Magda 18046512906 Caermear
Grey heavy wool half cloak with hood. Last seen at Chalkman. See Freddie at Turtle Island on Battle Rd
Lost: Black Leather Glove with Red Trim. Return to B06 - The Conspiracy Inn. Reward $10.
Lost Green Muffin Cap. Label Sofia. Call Tracy 410-845-8871.
Lost: Helm on Long Way near Quarry. Helm is spindle top, some rust, EK stickers, no inspection sticker. Please return to N25 - Mukayyam al-Samar (last camp before Tuchux) or Lost & Found.
Many thanks to those who offered good words when my helm and gauntlets were stolen from the field. The welded chain camail was stolen. May the thief find that it gives him neither protection nor gain. You cost me the field battles. Master Andrixos.

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's memorial ship sailing.

Mistress Juliana von Altenfeld is pleased to announce that she has taken AGMOF Don Edmund the Lame as her apprentice in the art and science of cooking so she may extend her protection, guidance and expertise in feeding the masses.
Pete the Skraeling: Mom & Dragonfly want me to say Hi. Visit Lucia & Sophia @ Spartii N15.
Many Thanks to all of the Marshals and Parents of the youth combat field. Your kindness has made my son's and all of the children's experience at this War magical and a memory that they will carry home and for a lifetime. Lady Aurora of Innesfallen.
Ironing available. Slyme would be happy to stop sewing for a few minutes to use his ironing board for a good cause.
Double Duchy: Is it true the young knight carries cheeseburgers in his pockets?
Erin – We hope these messages reached you in time! :> J&A
MISTRESS MEGAN NI LAINE, O.L., having lately observed the improved qualities of his comportment and the increasing diligence of his scholarship as an Alchemist and Natural Philosopher, is well pleased to take as her apprentice Lord Aleksandr The Traveller. Vivat Encausto!
Moose of House Hedgehog - Thanks for holding the bag!
Lord Aleksandr once Traveller has finally found his tongue - lost when his teacher of many years, MISTRESS MEGAN NI LANE, OL named him her apprentice. A great and unexpected honor.
Many Thanks to all of the Marshals and Parents of the youth combat field. Your kindness has made my son's and all of the children's experience at this War magical and a memory that they will carry home and for a lifetime. Lady Aurora of Innesfallen.
THL Margaret of HighBridge
Tis raining, tis pouring
The chateau is imploring
O Amon-Ra or Goddess
Save us from this swampyness
Miss U-Chateau ÔMud-Cheval'
Moire! Where are you? Your brother is crying. We have no ads! The tent is full of roaches! Nicolaa is trying to kill me! Zombies ate all the brains! Save me! Aitch
To Kat of E10: Please come to E23, House Hedgehog. We need to thank you for your kindness! Ask for Andrew!
Petra - We miss your beautiful face and lovely accent. Please come back soon! We love you! PI
Veronica will return!
SC - Thank you for services rendered! The PI Staff

Wanted to Buy

Small trailer for storage at Pennsic. Approx. 4x8.
Please contact Iron Bog in N20 or 856-343-7292