Pennsic 40 (2011)

PI Friday August 12 2011

KW Players Honor Pennsic XL With Henry V

By Lady Ursula the Widow
Reviews Editor

Accolon Shadowhawk first auditioned for the Known World Players over ten years ago, hoping that one day the company might stage Shakespeare’s Henry V. Tonight, he will appear in the title role in “a dream come true.”
“Henry’s a hero of mine. I only hope to live up to the role in some way,” he said.
The cast first gathered together for a read-through of the play last Saturday and has rehearsed every morning of War Week starting at 8:30. Master Lorcan Dracontus, the director of the Known World Players, described their work as “incredible.” Twenty-eight people, most playing two or more roles, will perform a play with 74 characters.
Master Lorcan added that the audience “sees only two-thirds of the play—the other one-third is backstage” with wardrobe and prop mistresses handling dozens of changes. He gave special credit to Wormwood, his assistant director, who “has moved mountains this past year.”
While the cast did not meet in person until Pennsic, the process of staging the play began a year ago. Auditions were held last Pennsic and parts assigned. Telephone rehearsals were held, and cast members could log into a private page on the Known World Players website to see stage diagrams indicating what they would have to do in each scene.
Order of the Laurel vigilant Tyzes Sofia, founder and former director of the company, is also in the cast. She praised the actors’ dedication. “When I directed the troupe, I was always surprised that people came back, because of how hard I made them work. Lorcan inspires them in the same way.” Many of the actors have spent their Pennsic time outside regular rehearsals going over parts or choreographing fight scenes.
Part of the Known World Players’ mission is training, and Master Lorcan makes it a principle to use every actor who comes forward. “We need to involve more people, both actors and technicians,” he said, looking around the already bustling Performing Arts Pavilion.
At age twelve, the youngest cast member, Ana Ximenez de Hume, has been in the SCA since birth and taught her first A&S class at the age of five. She had done Fairy Tale Theatre in earlier years, but last year she decided to try out for the Known World Players. “She read several roles very strongly despite her age,” Master Lorcan said, and she was cast in the important supporting part of Gloucester. The role was adapted so that the character now appears as a young boy on his first campaign.
This is Ana’s first time acting in a Shakespeare play. “It’s fun,” she said, “but half the time I have no idea what they’re saying.”
Henry V will be presented tonight at 7:30 PM at the Performing Arts Pavilion. Be there with your band of brothers.

Pennsic Memories

By Lady Mary of Montevale
Features Reporter

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Mistress Signy Dimmridaela (currently of Meridies), one of three people here this year who have attended all 40 Pennsics, stopped by the Pennsic Independent on Thursday to share her memories of Pennsics over the years.
Some of the features of the first Pennsic might surprise you. There were merchants, scouts, and mud. Since it was late September and the campground was located not far from Erie, it was cold enough late in the day for some snowflakes to fall, but they didn’t stick very long. She agreed it was not only the first but probably also the last time for snow to fall at Pennsic.
There was a timed woods battle fought in which each side was given a length of rope from which to mark the “walls” of their fortification. The East was situated atop the hill and were winning the battle until they decided to abandon such an easily-defended position and (in Signy’s words) “snatch defeat from a certain victory.” In the battle she was an accidental non-combatant “fatality” when a fighter emerging from the trees with steamed-up glasses was unable to tell that she was someone in garb who was not wearing a helmet. Fortunately, it was a body shot, not one to the head.
Another of the activities on that first weekend was a live chess game. Also, Mrthton the Rotund (Middle) brought a real live duck with him to the event (almost certainly another never-repeated fact of a Pennsic War). After a number of cars were towed from where they were stuck in the mud, there was a large gathering at a nearby drive-in restaurant that offered curb service.
Everyone present agreed that the first Pennsic War had been so much fun that they ought to do it again.
Mistress Signy told how at Pennsic IV (the infamous Mud/Rain/Flood Pennsic) there was one pavilion which remained dry the entire time. It was a small round pavilion belonging to Alia (now Mistress Alia) of Bhakhail on which the roof—or a cover laid over the roof—was a brocade-print plastic shower curtain which easily shed all the rain which fell. Pennsic V was notable for many of those who attended it mostly for being so much drier.
Here at Cooper’s Lake, Signy remembers pioneering Bow Street—now a merchant row one over from the open space in front of the west side of the barn. It was raining so heavily when she arrived one year and, not wanting to go down tht hill, she simply set up her camp at the most convenient spot. For many years, she was a Pennsic merchant who sold tunics she had made and was also the first merchant to carry trim. “I’m a trim-a-holic,” she confessed and admitted to having owned one length of trim for 40 years before finally putting it to use.
One of her most memorable moments at Pennsic came one night as she was trying to fall asleep in her tent and heard the voices of the young King of the East and some of his squires, singing a boisterous drinking song as they came away from the Pennsic Inn. Suddenly she heard the King comment loudly enough for her to hear, “Shhh. This is Mistress Signy’s tent. We have to be quiet.” And they were, at least until they had passed by, when they began singing again.
Signy says she keeps coming to Pennsic because it is a combination of family reunion, international convention, and “the best medieval shopping anywhere.” She still enjoys watching a good battle, although for her “Pennsic is less like a war and more like a village.”
“I’m looking forward to Pennsic 50,” she stated at the close of the conversation.

Tyger, Dragon, Put Up Great Fight Over Bridges

By Lord DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter

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After 16 War Points: East Tygers 13, Midrealm Dragons 3

The Grand Armies of the Midrealm and East renewed Pennsic XL Thursday as they met for Bridge Battle.
This year’s bridge battle consisted of three last-man-standing fights over five bridges. The side that possessed the most bridges after 30 minutes or swept the field after each fight would claim a War Point.
The East lined up on the west side of the field looking to press their advantage. Though the lines did move during the battle, the East generally had the Bog Alliance, The 404 and Æthelmearc to the north, the Northern Army took the center, and Atlantia and the Southern Army were to the south. The Tuchux were held in roving reserve.
Determined to turn the tide of War, the Midrealm lined up on the east side of the field. The Midrealm had the Oaken and Constellation armies along with Ironlance to the north, Midlands, Pentamere and other elements to the center and Calontir and Ealdormere holding the south. The Darkyard Legion was generally held in reserve.
The Midrealm also got a boost before the first fight, as Black Talon switched sides and set up its massive war shields on the southern bridge.
The first fight saw both sides see-sawing back and forth on the bridges. Charges and counter-charges happened in both directions but it was the Tuchux who started the endgame.
A solid wave of black swept onto the south-central bridge, pushing the Ealdormeran army to its breaking point. That pocket held, but the Midrealm soon had to commit its last reserves to staunch a surge on the south bridge.
The breakthrough came on the north central bridge, as Æthelmearc broke out and charged in both directions. Despite a heroic effort from the Oaken army, which broke through the initial Æthelmearcian charge on the north bridge, the East’s forces swept the field and claimed the first War Point.
The Midrealm then got a big boost as the Unsterblichen marched across the field.
HRM Arch of the Midrealm explained why one of the East’s most stalwart forces decided to change sides.
“For several days, Duke Andreas Icefalcon has given wise counsel to his king,” HRM Arch said. “He offered to have his forces switch sides to make the numbers more even. Everybody had fun.”
With the Midrealm’s new allies posted on the southern bridge, the second fight began. This time the Midrealm chose to have the majority of its forces stick to their edge of the bridges and form kill pockets. The strategy worked as the East was unable to break though early.
Darkyard started the end game when a huge charge on the south center bridge. Only the intervention of the Tuchux prevented a collapse.
With that move foiled, the East’s forces on the center bridge were able to break out, but the fight had cost them nearly all their forces.
Meanwhile, the Midrealm pushed forward on the remaining bridges and Oaken and Constellation forces were able to rout the East’s forces on the north.
House Darkmoon then made a decisive move. Leaving a small force behind to guard the north bridge, Darkmoon turned south, rolled out a force of Gleann Abann warriors attacking the north central bridge and ran onto the central bridge which had no Eastern warriors left on it.
The move proved decisive as the north, north central, central and south bridges all belonged to the Midrealm after 30 minutes, giving the Midrealm a War Point.
The third battle allowed for combat archers, thrown weapons and siege weapons. The archers had a field day dealing with the static forces, as both side had heavy losses due to arrow and bolt fire.
With the ranks on both sides thinned, the East was able to concentrate its forces in the center to break through. The Northern Army led the charge over the central bridge and slowly rolled up both sides of the field, leading to an East victory and the third War Point.
There were smiles and hugs on both sides of the field after the fight.
HRM Arch simply said of the fight “That was spectacular.”
There was one other armored combat War Point on offer Thursday as the Allied Champions Battle took place. This year, the fight was a 30-minute unlimited resurrection fight followed by a last-man-standing fight. The side that held the field after resurrections had ended would claim the War Point.
Under the watchful eye of Master Rouslon of the East, 113 warriors allied to both the East and Midrealm met on a 250 feet by 200 feet battlefield. The fight was a rollicking but friendly affair.
In the end, the East’s allies were able to sweep the field of the Dragon’s allies in 3:46 after the final resurrection was allowed.

Friday’s Big Battle: The Field Battles
Pennsic XL closes its armored combat War Points with the big one. There will be three no-resurrection fights with each worth one War Point. The last man standing on each field will win. Be advised that, while there will be no newspapers produced Saturday, a full report will be available at www.pennsicindependent.com.
As always to the warriors of the Known World, HOOBAH, VIVAT, HUZZAH and WASSAIL until the next Pennsic War.

Unclassifieds

For Sale
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, #26.
15ft Round Tent for Sale. Gold w/red + blue dags. Hub & spoke design, no ropes, one man setup! Includes all wood work, stakes and groundcloth. Avail. Sat. David 256-797-1036 Camp Wild Rose E24. $750.
20x30 Comml Pavilion $300 obo. Yrs of life left. Needs minor TLC. White all poles, ropes, stakes. Will train to set up see ICOD E06. Must sacrifice.
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
ANYONE CAN BREW! Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits - Brew in 2 weeks in a gallon of spring water. Try 12 fruit & herbal flavors - tastings daily at 3pm & Midnight Madness, Dancing Pig Pottery #16 Bow Street or online www.ambrosiafarm.com.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Banners! Favors! Badges! Custom done for you! Come consult with us Misty Tower, Space 28
Bedouin tent for sale. 22’x24’ Sunforger. Includes custom poles, ropes and stakes. $900. Tent costs $2700 new. Tent is available to see at Tribal Source on Street of Gold #82. Ask for Diana.
For Sale 14’ Yurt. Professional quality 9193600048. Also Panther 12x12 Pavillion, needs work $480/OBO.
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 40 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Bowed Psaltery for sale - box, 2 bows tuner space 28.
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Canvas for re-waterproofing your tent. Space 28.
Carolingian expatriates & friends: show your support for the Scholarly Barony. University of Carolingia Varsity Melee Team t-shirts are available again, @ Lady Guendalina’s Closet, space #121.
On-site storage available 8x8x18 in NE trailer area. See Baron Petreus, B-09 Full Moon Camp Evenings
CELTIC HARP FOR SALE 26-strong traditional wire strung lap harp, cherrywood, full tuning levers. $550 (OBO) See Emer in Eoforwic (W08)
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker, #26 across from the Barn.
16X22 PAVILION $1500.00 Tan and white w/ red finials & red & black corner swags. Divides into 6 rooms, 4 doors 9x12 fly all 14 curtains ground tarp + 2 lg totes. A Desert Storm tent by Sven Jenson 5 yrs old. Call 419-419-8558 or stop by W-15 Great Middle Hi-Way
Costumes by Loren can now accept credit cards! Different specials every day! We have LOTS of new merchandise this year. Come by and see us at Costumes by Loren! Located at #166 Fleet Street.
Custom Ts-You take the picture. We put it on a mug, Tshirt, or tote. Misty Tower. Space 28
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encusto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
Dbl. Bed Platform or rope too strong to break. $75 obo see Fearghus in Camp Biernmead on N-22
Did you like the fairy ring on Runestone Hill? Get your own mushrooms at www.etsy.com/shop/debhartmann.
Don’t walk around Pennsic with ugly children- Buy a mask from Claus The Toymaker only $4.00.
Dragon Ts & 1066 Ts are Back! Space 28
Fabric Petting Zoo White Wolf & Phoenix- 120 Plunder Lane- yarn and string on discount!
Porcelain dolls (inc. QE1), stamped and gilded leather, woven tapestry panels, vintage posters. Space #28.
Feast gear galore; swords, daggers, and more. Get a pouch too! Available for you at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares. Space 133 on Plunder Lane. Bring in ad for $1.00 off $20.00 purchase.
Feed Your Spinning Habit! Gorgeous Fiber at MTF #28
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.
Busking hats for sale! Help support your local artists. See Majik @ Revelwood encampment. W20
Fine garb. Dagged parti-color houppelandes are our specialty, kingdom bears, kids garb. Hobbitronics 8 Bow Street
Folkwear is still in business and has new patterns. Check them out at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
Astérix and Obelix made it to Pennsic! Available at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
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.
For Sale: Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
For Sale SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker, #26.
For Sale: Yurt in fair condition. $300 OBO. Also canvas tarp 20x30, $40 OBO. Come to Shark Pit for details. Block N21.
Full size slat bed, mahogany red stain. Available at war end. $250 or b.o. Contact Ziggy @ August Moon, E18
Garb business for sale: 10 years Pennsic success. Middle Eastern, Indian, Gypsy. Includes inventory, tent, van, trailer, etc. Serious inquires only. Anna at 814-242-2909.
Be Prepared! This heat will end. Get your cloak or mantle at Misty Tower’s SALE in Space 28
Go Viking! Go Big! Huge A-Frame 4 sale! $500, Good condition, All included. 14x18. I’m still dry! W08-Eoforwic 416-655-9938 Wil or Petra!
It’s hot now but it won’t be forever. Plan ahead! Buy wool at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
14’ yurt for sale. Sunforger canvas, great condition. $700 OBO. Avail end of war. Contact Dorian @ House Maxwell, block W05. 224-595-3856
Knitting needles & accessories. Misty Tower. #28
Known World map on sale @ Game Gnight Block 025.
NEW THIS YEAR - Decorate your child’s walls with medieval images - Knights, dragons, ladies - more. Let the mundanes put up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! - at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
Pavilion company for sale est. 1982 set own hours, full/part-time turnkey, everything incl. See our ad in the gatebook. Period Pavilions, space 28.
For fun after the War - Take home a torch head! Hot head style torch head for making glass beads - House Delondres - X02-Behind solar showers - $25- New- Ask for Erlan- Keep Artisans Row happening at home!
Pennsic in a Box - Comes with people, places and things found at Pennsic in a colorful wooden box - Makes a great fun gift for friends who couldn’t attend this year. Found only at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
ROCKING HORSES 4 sale/rent. SQUIRE CART 4 rent to carry you in style. Disc. 4 handicapped. Space #28.
TENT FOR SALE Canvas only. Oval marquee 17x14in. Some stains. $500 cash. See Jodie W10 Lions of the Cross.
TENT for sale French double bell 1 yr old used once $700 OBO Mary 703-973-3491 Available NOW Set up incl.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Tentsmiths shower pavilion + shower stall. Hot water heater NOT included. 500.00 for tent & stall & accessories. SHAUNA AT SHAUNA’S CAMP W11
UNIQUELY YOU dressmakers dummies - the only one to corset properly. 3 available on site. Space #28.
Want a page turner? Nebula nominated: Dragonslayer’s Sword. Author signing- Small Churl Books #63
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?
Washable wool embroidery thread available in a full range of colors at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 11 on site for immediate delivery and 18 more on site at end of war. Others in stock can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes our specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
Why melt? The cool comfy 100% cotton tunics and kaftans are here again. Also skirts, kurta, shirts, chemises and cloaks. Come early for best selection. And now we can take credit cards. Costumes by Loren. Space #166. Fleet Street.
You went to war and came home without treasures. For shame! Stop in to see our fine, exotic yarns at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Pennsic in a Box: the perfect gift for a friend who couldn’t attend Pennsic 40. Images of people, places anda things that make Pennsic special. From Claus the Toymaker, #26.
General
What happens at Pennsic gets published in The Pennsic Independent! Don’t forget to reserve your set or purchase a PDF!
Bard’s Haven is open for business! Also Celtic bardic again on Tuesday night as usual. E19.
Get pain free - Come to Merchant #2
Rivenstar, Sternfeld, Brendoken, Auntie Arwen, PI, and everyone else who has been so much help in our darkest hours: We cannot thank you enough. We love you! Heirusalem and Fauna
BRAINS!!! Aitch
Urchin eating too much. Please come get it.
KEEP THE PENNSIC STORIES ROLLING: Commission an original, one-page story inspired by your input. KristenEaton.com/pennsic.html

Lost & Found
Eating knife: Black iron single edged blade with ebony and bone inlaid handle approx. 10 inches long overall- Reward offered for return.

Memorials
“SERENGETI” is Non-Medieval, Let’s call it “Macsfield” to honor Mac Cooper and name the fort “Castle Wilver. Spread the word! We can do this! Don’t need official act just do it and it’s done!!

Obituaries
Barony Flaming Gryphon has lost one of our supporting members. Sadly Lady Maiassa Ashgrove passed from this land Tuesday. Her presence in our midst will be sorely missed. Rest in peace dear lady.

Personals
Idon- Thank you for another Pennsic as my lovely wife. May we have many, many more together. - Gideon.
Baroness Judith bee good! Love your hive.
Hey Ursula: BOTFLY!
Single white magician seeks female companion for long walks. Must loke good times with good people. Contact Majik @ Revelwood encampment, W20.
My eyes have nary spent a moment dry. The kindness of Moonwulf, the Independent Staff and peoples of Pennsic towards my sister and niece and to all those fighting cancer is witness to the FACT that chivalry is not dead. Thank you, SCA. - Lady Aurora of Innisfallen, Urchin Wrangler
To all our dear friends and honored guests who have again made our war wonderful Bards’ Haven again, thank you.
Hoobah FOSCADH for fighting in ALL 40 Pennsic Wars
IDusk- Congratulations! It’s well earned. Looking forward to barleycorn. Your Minions.
Lazarus, Dear Husband, how I miss you - My arms feel empty without you in them. Pennsic will be much better when we are here together! Your adoring wife, Catalina
Maewyn please meet me at 8 where met. Gruff
NT It is a priviledge to fight for you, my inspiration. I love you. Sir Ow
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PI Staff: This is where I normally write something squishy about teamwork or quote Rush lyrics but this year i’ll just say a simple thank you for successful execution of our Zombie Apocalypse Plan. May we all be together again next year and Aitch, that means you, too. - Nicolaa
Cheddar Bunny. I F***ing Love you - Cracker Dack
The Magderonica is satiated. See you next War.
To my apprentice Elena - you are truly a treasure. Happy belated anniversary. Your proud mistress M.
To the Trimarian Party Bus, remember on the drive back home, straight is good, curves are bad, and its all down hill till we get home.
Twinkle, twinkle little star. Do you know where the hell you are? When next you demand from Mug a drink, try not to be such a dink - Blackhart.
Y- Thanks for 4 years of happiness - The Honey.
There was not enough drinking, not enough ho-hos, not enough mooning, not enough Chaucers but there was plenty of good fellowship. Thank you Columella, Nicolaa and the rest of the PI staff for keeping me gainfully occupied for the past twenty years at Pennsic. H, please come back soon. - SCdeG

PI Friday August 5 2011

Pennsic XL: Time to Watch the Warriors Again

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent

Welcome once again, my friends, to the show that never ends!
Greeting and salutations to the warriors of the Known World and the many gentles like me who love to watch a good scrap.
There’ll be plenty of time for scrapping at this XL-sized Pennsic War, as many of the traditional favorites are back on the battlefield schedule, along with a few new twists.
Speaking of the War, this year’s contest between the East and Midrealm will be a contest over 23 War Points. The side that scores 12 War Points will claim victory at Pennsic XL.
The breakdown of this year’s War Points follows some recent trends.
The archery community will contribute four War Points: one point for the Archery Champions shoot (scheduled for Wednesday) and three points for the populace shoots (clout, castle window and soldier shoot).
The ranges will be open to the populace from 9 AM to 5 PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday of War Week.
My friends in the rapier community are very happy to see their number of War Points continue to grow. This year, there are five rapier War Points.
The Kingdom Rapier Champions’ tournament will be worth one War Point (Friday, 2 PM). The three mass rapier battles will be the town battle Monday at 2 PM (one War Point); the field battles Tuesday at 2 PM (two battles worth one War Point each); and the rapier woods battle Thursday at 2 PM.
By the way, my fellow warrior watchers, the rapier community’s big brawl at the Pennsic Fort — the 11th annual Storming of La Rochelle — will take place Saturday at 11 AM. If you’ve never seen it, I recommend doing so.
As for armored combat, the schedule follows that of recent years, in that Wednesday of war week will have no War Point battles (save for the Archery champions).
Fear not, my noble warriors, as there are a ton of tournaments scheduled for Wednesday — everything from “Put up your Dukes” to the Mooselodge Open Tournament. Consult your Pennsic Book.
Here’s how the Armored combat War Points break down:
• Sunday — Sunday is “Champions’ Day” this war starting after Opening Ceremonies (set for 1 PM). Immediately after, the Heroic Champions Battle returns to Pennsic. The East and Midrealm will each send five of their best warriors forth to meet in individual combat. The side that wins more bouts will claim the first War Point.
Thirty minutes later, the Belted Champions will have their annual fight, followed immediately by the Unbelted Champions. Each fight is worth one War Point.
• Monday — This year’s “new battle” is the Valley Battle, which will take place Monday at 10 AM and be worth two War Points. This battle will be a 90-minute, unlimited resurrection affair fought over three banners. The banners will be placed north, south and in the center of a mountain range. The center banner will be placed in the middle of a 30-foot “river;” only Chivalry and royalty may walk upright in this river. Combat archery and siege weapons are allowed. Victory will go to the side that possesses the banners most during three time checks. This one looks to be fun.
• Tuesday — The only battle that can trace its lineage back to the original Pennsic is the Woods Battle, which begins at 10 AM in the “new” woods, just behind Mount Eislinn. This year’s battle will be a 90-minute, unlimited resurrection for possession over one banner. The banner will be placed by the army that is trailing. The army that possesses the banner will claim two War Points.
• Thursday — The bridge battles return with three battles each worth one War Point. There will be five bridges and no resurrection. Combat archery and siege weapons will be allowed during the third battle. Possession of three bridges — or sweeping the field — earns victory.
After the bridges are claimed, stick around for the Allied Champions’ battle (one War Point). It’s always a glorious brawl.
• Friday — Fighting at Pennsic closes with the main event: the Field Battles. There will be three battles each worth one War Point fought to the last-man standing. Combat archery and siege weapons will be allowed during the third battle.
Welcome home, and let’s get to the fighting.

The Fight of Her Life

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Editor-in-Chief

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If you drop by the Pennsic Independent this year, you will see many familiar faces and some new ones. But one face you will not see this year is that of Mistress Heirusalem, our publisher for many years. She is engaged in a war of a different kind: an all-out war against the cancer that threatens her twelve-year-old daughter Patty, known in the Society as Fauna of Rivenstar.
It all started with symptoms over about two years that by themselves might be written off as normal aches and pains: severe back pain (thought to be caused by carrying a heavy backpack), numbness and tingling in the arms and legs, and occasional nausea and bouts of throwing up. “Her doctor thought she might be having migraines—I have migraines with similar symptoms,” said Mistress Heirusalem. But in February of this year, Patty began stumbling and having difficulty walking. An appointment was made with a neurologist for early March, but that was accelerated due to a sudden worsening of symptoms, and Patty was sent to the hospital for an MRI. The results of the MRI showed three tumors, including one that required immediate surgery to avoid possible permanent paralysis.
“The surgery took three and a half hours,” Mistress Heirusalem wrote in her journal. “ They literally removed the back part of several vertebrae, peeled most of the tumor off her spinal cord, and put the vertebrae back. They then put a plate against the spinal column and wrapped something around it to hold it in place. The process is called laminoplasty.”
A couple of days later, after bone biopsies and blood tests, Patty was diagnosed with stage IV neuroblastoma. This is a very rare and aggressive form of cancer (650 cases per year) normally seen only in infants and children. Neuroblastoma causes neuroendocrine tumors and commonly originates in neural tissue in the neck, back, chest, pelvis or adrenal glands. Because early diagnosis is difficult, the cancer often spreads widely before it is found. Patty’s case was typical. Besides the tumor on her spine, there was a fist-sized tumor at the top of her right lung, others at the base and top of her spine, some in her hip bones, and one in her skull. While it is not unheard of for children Patty’s age to be diagnosed with neuroblastoma, it is extremely rare. Many factors go into determining prognosis. In Patty’s case, the initial prognosis was 50%. Because of the rarity of cases in children her age, her long-term survivability and the chance of recurrence is less well-known.
After allowing a little time for healing to begin from the surgery, Patty began her first chemotherapy session. She has since undergone a total of five rounds of chemo and two sessions of stem cell collection. According to Heirusalem, “the stem cells will be used later to help restore Patty’s immune system after her (hopefully) last and most intense round of chemotherapy. That last round will completely destroy her immune system and marrow. The stem cells will be reintroduced to Patty’s body and repopulate the destroyed marrow.”
She has also seven surgeries so far, most recently on July 25 to remove a tumor in her chest. She is expected to have at least one more surgery, then to proceed to the final round of chemo and then the stem cell transplant. She will be in isolation for about a month after that. After five to six months, the treatment will be repeated, followed by radiation therapy. Mistress Heirusalem notes that although the chemotherapy did not shrink the tumors as had been hoped, Patty has beaten the odds before. The family was told to expect she would never walk again, and yet “she beat the odds on that handily and went from wheelchair to walker to climbing staircases within short order. While she wobbles and tired easily, she is walking very well and surprising everyone with how much more she can do all the time.” The chemo did kill the cancer in her bone marrow, and the surgeries to remove tumors have all been successful. “She has faced every step of her treatment with gusto. Her response to everything is, ‘Bring it on!’ Her attitude remains positive and cheerful (most of the time) and she is enjoying life to the fullest.”
Throughout this, the family has received an incredible amount of support from friends, family, and others who have learned of her struggles. She received the gift of an iPad early on in her treatment from the Aidan Brown Foundation, and local 4-H and Masonic groups have held fundraisers for her. The Baronies of Rivenstar and Brendoken have both held fundraisers and offered support as well.
Mistress Heirusalem’s family is not the only Pennsic Independent family touched by neuroblastoma. “Azrael ben Shemhazai, who was our Battlefield Reporter for much of the War Chronicle years, and was our Production Editor four years ago, has a four-year-old named Armand. Armand was diagnosed with this same cancer at 25 months,” notes Mistress Heirusalem. “Armand is a survivor, and the clinical trial treatments that he went through are now the standard treatments that Patty is receiving. Armand’s parents have been our strongest supporters and great resources of comfort. Armand recently had two scans that revealed a small mass on his liver. Miraculously, a CT scan a few days later (just before they were going to do a biopsy of the mass) showed that nothing was there! Armand is our hero and inspiration.”

What can you do to help? Mistress Heirusalem would encourage all to donate blood in the annual Pennsic Blood Drive in Patty’s honour. “Patty nearly missed her last surgery because of a lack of available blood. As it was, the blood was found at the last moment and she was getting the transfusion as they were wheeling her into the operating room. At this point, she’s received enough blood for a whole human body, and enough platelets for at least two people. There is always a shortage, especially of rarer blood types. That means that somewhere, right now, a doctor is desperately searching for blood in order to save someone’s life. Somewhere, it will not be available.” The Pennsic Blood Drive takes place today and Monday—and you may be able to make a donation in her honor.

How else can you help?
Afira, the wife of Mistress Heirusalem’s protégé Grizzly, started a Facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/pattyrogers) to help keep folks updated on where the family are and how Patty is doing, as well as just to chat and allow Patty to interact with people while she is isolated. Afira also set up a Mealtrain page to help keep track of when they need help with meals and to allow folks to sign up. The cards and moral support from all over the Known World have been incredible. Patty also has a Caring Bridge page, caringbridge.org/visit/patriciarogers that has more in-depth information on what is going on. Armand’s page is caringbridge.org/visit/armandzefram. Theye really appreciate the notes of encouragement left there. Please visit Patty’s and Armand’s web sites when you get home. Both kids would love to hear from you. Patty loves to get cards and photos, too. Her mailing address is the same as for PI: Patty Rogers, 2204 N 950 E, Lafayette, IN 47905.
If anyone would like to make a donation directly to the family, you may inquire at the Pennsic Independent office, or at Auntie Arwen’s merchant booth (where credit card donations cam be made). Gift cards to restaurants (national chain restaurants with a presence in Indiana) would be appreciated.

All of us at the Pennsic Independent this year will have Patty’s health and recovery on our minds. Founding publisher Magistra Columella has stepped in to handle the publisher’s duties this year, and a number of Mistress Heirusalem’s family and dependents will be here helping out. We will also be running a daily photographic scavenger hunt for Patty’s fellow young people.

PI Monday August 8 2011

An XL-Sized Pennsic Starts With a Bang

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter
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The official start of Pennsic War XL took place under bright skies Sunday afternoon. For the 40th time, the Known World assembled to open the festivities of War.
Per tradition, the Kingdom of Æthelmearc assembled first in the Pennsic Fort with the battlements draped in red shields with escarbuncles, a host of Æthelmearcians awaited their cousins from throughout the Known World.
The East Kingdom and the Midrealm marched in together, with their respective allies following behind. Representatives from all 19 Known World kingdoms, the Holy Kingdom of Acre and the Great Dark Horde came forth.
Once all had assembled, HRM Christopher of Æthelmearc addressed the populace and offered welcome.
“We assure you this will be the greatest celebration in the history of the Known World,” HRM Christopher said.
HRM Morgan of Æthelmearc then also welcomed the populace and expressed her hope that all who met on the battlefield this war would leave as friends.
HRM Christopher then asked the assembled populace for a moment of silence for Mack Cooper, in honor of the late owner of Cooper’s Lake. HRM then reminded the populace of the memorial services for Mack Cooper Monday at 4 p.m., honoring the man who had played host to Pennsic for the last 34 wars.
“He has given us this through his efforts and hard work,” HRM Christopher said.
Master Vorlin o’r Gwig of the Midrealm then told the story of how the first Pennsic War came to be, telling of how then King Cariadoc answered a challenge from a former Midrealm King — Cariadoc himself.
”Cariadoc obliged by declaring war on his former kingdom and was thoroughly trounced,” Master Vorlin said, much to the amusement of the crowd.
After the tale was told, the Kings of the two belligerent lands stepped forward.
HRM Arch of the Midrealm, claiming he was the one who was wronged, spoke first. HRM Arch claimed that, during a routine trade mission in the spring, his merchants were “set upon by those wearing blue Tygers” and robbed of their possessions.
HRM Lucan of the East disputed the claim, but agreed to settle the dispute.
“To prove who is right, we shall have a contest and a War,” HRM Lucan said.
Their Majesties then broke a war arrow, setting off the cannons and garnering cheers from the crowd.
The roll of the Kingdoms was then called to declare their alliances, beginning with the hosting Kingdom. HRM Christopher said Æthelmearc would join forces with its mother kingdom in the East.
The Kingdoms of the West, Atenveldt, An Tir, Atlantia, Trimaris, Artemesia and Gleann Abhann all declared for the East. The Holy Kingdom of Acre also declared for the East, honoring the 30th year of the treaty between the two Kingdoms.
TRM of Caid, Ansteorra, Calontir, Outlands, Drachenwald and Ealdormere all declared for the Midrealm. Master Robin Gallowglass declared Meredies’ alliance with the Midrealm in absence of his king, while Master William Castille did the same for Lochac.
HRM Morgan of Northshield then spoke and claimed his kingdom had thought long and hard about whom to side with. In the end, HRM Morgan said his kingdom cared about fairness and having a good fight. For that reason, Northshield’s armored combatants would fight for the Midrealm, its rapier fighters would fight for the East and its archers would choose whom they fought for individually.
The Great Dark Horde was last to declare. After first asking if the 40-year old dispute could be settled by thumb wrestling, the Khan of the Horde declared his warriors to the Midrealm.
With all kingdoms declared, House Darkyard was summoned to provide the Pennsic War Horn. After it was brought to the dais, HRM Arch took the horn and declared, “Let there be War!” He then let loose a high-toned blast to open the War. The sound of war was quick in coming, as a space was cleared in front of the dais for the Heroic Champions’ battle.
The Midrealm and East each called forth five of their greatest champions to meet each other in single combat. The combat took place in front of the populace of the Known World. Whichever side claimed the most victories would claim them first War Point of Pennsic XL.
Saying he had never been so proud to serve on the battlefield, Duke Master Moonwulf stood forward first for the Midrealm. However, Sir Manfred von Halstern of the East beat him in the first bout.
Duke Sir Vissevald Selkirkson of the East then met Duke Sir Felix of Ramsey for the Middle. Duke Felix was victorious.
Duke Sir Rangvaldr Yahnson then faced Duke Sir Gavin Kilkenny and Duke Rangvaldr made it 2-1 Midrealm.
Duke Sir Eliahu Yitzakh then claimed the War Point for the Midrealm, defeating Master Feral von Halstern of the East.
The East’s Duke Master Randall of the Dark made the final tally 3-2 Midrealm as he defeated Duke Sir Dag Thorgrimson of the Midrealm in an entertaining bout.

Battle of Tortuga Rages

By Dara of House Gawain
Martial Reporter

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Ship to ship combat raged off the coast at the Battle of Tortuga Rapier Tourney on August 7. Sergeant Barekr Silfri, known as Bear, coordinated this popular event again this year after a hiatus of two years.
Bear created this event to fulfill his typical pirate love of ship to ship combat. In developing the Battle of Tortuga, he studied historical pirate battles and came across a captain who, with his first mate, developed a unique way to inspire his crew in a battle. They would sail out to sea past the point of no return and find a likely target. On sighting their victim, the captain and first mate would drill holes in the hull of their own ship, and then announce what they had done to their own crew, telling them “Either you’re going home on that ship or you’re not going home at all.” This announcement inspired the crew to be aggressive in the fight, though one wonders how often the captain switched crews so as not to get on the wrong end of a sharp-edged discussion about the wisdom of sinking one’s own ship.
The would-be pirates gathered eagerly for this event and there was a large crowd ready to fight before the 10 AM start time. Stories remembered from previous Battles of Tortuga were eagerly swapped around the field.
Bear had laid out a design with tape and ribbons to represent two ships and the gangplanks between them. There was only one ‘normal’ plank with the rest being laid out in an N shape and a double wide plank.
There were to be three teams. Two teams represented the royal merchant ship with its military contingent and the other team represented the pirates. The pirates had unlimited resurrections but the merchants could only resurrect if they died by rubber band guns (RBGs). If a merchant fighter died by steel or water, they were out. The pirates had ten minutes to get on the merchant ship before their own boat sank.
Team 1 was the first to be the pirates. During the battle, teams 2 and 3 sent a sortie party over a plank onto the pirate ship where they were surrounded and killed by the pirates. This sortie party left a large hole in the merchants’ defenses which the pirates took advantage of, as pirates tend to do. The team 1 pirates took the merchant vessel and put all the merchant fighters to death in 1 minute 57 seconds.
In everyone’s eagerness, a few holes were put into the ships’ sides and the marshals had to take a moment to retie the ribbons.
Now it was Team 2’s turn to show their pirate mettle. Teams 1 and 3 gathered at each of the planks, refusing to advance and presenting the Team 2 pirates with a wall of steel. Encouragement to the merchants was repeated again and again, “Hold the pockets, strike the legs.” After all, a lame pirate is still on the plank and must be fought over and around. There was a remarkable example of honor, though, among the pirates. One pirate hit a good but stiff shot. He immediately pulled back on the plank and called out an apology to the merchant. The merchant acknowledged the hit and forgave the pirate but the pirate felt that, since it had been so stiff, he would make recompense by declaring himself dead and returning to the resurrection point, giving up his hard-fought position. In the end, Team 1 and Team 3 managed to hold off the pirate team for 3 minutes and 22 seconds before the pirates broke through on the double plank and put the merchants to death.
Team 3 took over the pirate ship and began their attack. They were also met with a wall of steel but their lame were not as much of a hindrance to them on the planks as Team 2’s had been. They simply walked up behind their injured fellows and, in true pirate tradition, slit their throats, throwing the now dead into the water and out of the way. Unfortunately, this tactic did not help them as much as hoped for since it took them 4 minutes and 43 seconds to finish off the merchant fighters, again breaking through on the double plank and flooding the merchant ship.
Next, Bear decided to let Eastern and Middle Kingdom and their allies vie for the bragging rights and ships. Eastern fighters and allies took one ship while the Midrealm and allies took the other. Two resurrections were allowed for each fighter. As soon as ‘Lay on’ was called, the Midrealm aggressively ran out onto the planks to attack the Eastern ship. The Eastrealm met them with a wall of steel and fought hard. The double plank again seemed the weak point and broke early. However, the Eastrealm rallied and killed off the Midrealm invaders. Two more times, the double plank broke but was reclaimed. However, on the fourth time, the double plank and the N plank broke at about the same time and the Midrealm swarmed over the Eastrealm, taking the ship in a total of 7 minutes and 56 seconds.
Bear decided to let his ships be used one more time for East versus Middle but added the provision that, this time, the Eastern ship was sinking. The Eastrealm eagerly took the planks and the Midrealm was put on the defensive. It was hard fought but none of the Midrealm pockets broke and, when the Eastrealm fighters retreated back to their sinking boat, many of the Midrealm fighters pursued them despite the cries of warning from their companions. The Midrealm fighters killed off the Eastrealm to the last fighter and then ran back across the plank at the urgings of their comrades to avoid a watery death. The fight took 5 minutes and 43 seconds.
With their blood up from the battles, the fighters gathered in groups to swap stories and make challenges to some of their opponents from the ship battles. The Midrealm fighters found their victories today to be a good omen for the first war point tourney. However, the Eastrealm fighters were quick to assure them that these victories had only been allowed to lull the Midrealm into a false sense of security. Only time will tell who is right and who is dead at the Rapier Town Battle on Monday.

SCA Census 2010: Separating Fact from Myth

By Lady Mary of Montevale
Features Reporter

If you are interested in knowing more about the SCA Census of 2010, how it was conducted and what some of the results are, try to make it to AS 7 on Tuesday at 4 PM in order to meet members of the Census committee and ask them questions. After an introduction made by Committee Chair Ysabeau of Prague (Barony of Bryn Gwlad, Ansteorra) in which she will go over the methodology for the census and discuss results and some of the key findings, the floor will be opened for a question and answer session.
Anyone is welcome to attend this meeting, whether you are a current member of the SCA or not and whether or not you responded to the census last year. As always, please check at A&S point in case there has been a change in the time and/or location of this meeting.
Background on the SCA Census of 2010: The Census Committee was created and acted as an independent entity (separate from the Board of Directors) to design a survey, gather information, organize the results, and then offer insights and make recommendations to the BoD that will be of use to the organization.
The 2010 Census (and yes, it is actually a survey, not a population-counting census) went on line August 1, 2010 to gather responses and closed on December 1, 2010. According to the “Core Key Findings” document released on July 26, 2010, a total of 17,578 usable responses were received. The actual total number of responses was slightly higher since some early beta-testers of the online system timed out before being able to complete the entire survey. The decision to call it a “census” was made for a number of reasons, one of which was the fact that 2010 was a census year in the United States. The SCA 2010 Census elicited responses world-wide.
Committee member Max von Halstern (Shire of Sangre de Sol, Trimaris) said the intent of the census is to get an accurate picture of where the organization is today. “We want to distinguish myth from fact regarding the SCA experience,” he said.
The members of the committee may have all been volunteers, but they are a very long way from being amateurs. The 20 people on the Census Committee were all selected on the basis of resumes they submitted. All of them are SCA members; most of them are professionals in the fields of data collection and analysis with decades of experience between them. Some are Ph.D.’s, and their modern-world jobs run the gamut from academia to both public and private sectors. They were not selected for the committee on the basis of any of their SCA ranks, awards, or years of membership, but because of their professional qualifications.
The initial release of results from the Census was placed on the SCA web site on July 26, 2011. You can view it there in a normber of formats. There is an expository summary, “Core Key Findings,” with bulleted highlights which is a quick read. There is a “Core Presentation” in the form of a Power Point presentation which can be downloaded as either a Power Point or a PDF document. It presents the data primarily in a graphic format. Admittedly, it is 61 screens in length, but it is done in a very understandable design. At a later date, the committee’s recommendations to the BoD and additional data summaries will also be released to the SCA web site. Work is still being done on identity security before the release of any raw data.
Some responders undoubtedly determined the identity security problem existed even as they were completing the survey sometime last fall. Max von Halstern explained that almost everyone who responded can be recognized by about four points of data, some by less. Part of the delay in releasing any results from the survey was caused by the need to prioritize anonymity over speed when working with the data.
Was it a “good” survey? No survey is perfect, but the committee members are quite pleased with the way it worked out. Ysabeau admitted “it was better than I thought we would get.” And Max described it as “an unqualified success for an experiment.” That is, an experiment in the sense that nothing like that had ever been done for the SCA before and no one was quite sure how many people would actually respond. Were 17,000 responses enough? Absolutely. Nationally-known professional polling companies routinely make statements about the entire U.S. on the basis of only 1,000 responses. And don’t forget that some of the SCA 2010 Census Committee members have worked/or still work for just such companies.
Ysabeau feels that there was sufficient breadth and height achieved in the responses: breadth across and outside of the entire membership and former membership; height in terms of responders’ ranks, awards, and number of years in the SCA. There may be an inherent bias in the survey since the results cannot help but be based on those people who chose to respond. She feels, however, that this is a positive bias since it favors those people who care enough about the SCA and their experiences with it to complete a survey.
“A lot of people took this as their opportunity to say something,” she said. If you are wondering whether or not anyone bothered to read the open-ended responses and comments responders were able to type in while taking the survey, the answer is yes. In fact, it may have been read several times in the course of various kinds of data being analyzed and compared. Ysabeau, as committee chair, read every single written response that was submitted. “People were being exceedingly honest with their feelings,” is how she described it. “I sometimes felt as if I was part of a confessional.”
Is that level of honesty appreciated? Yes, it is, even if some of the open-ended responses were so explicit it was difficult to know how to categorize them. Things like why people joined, why they left, and why they came back or didn’t are all reasons why the survey has been a success and are part of what Max von Halstern calls the separation of “factual analysis from anecdotal belief.”
Come to the meeting on Tuesday afternoon to learn more about the SCA 2010 Census and to get your questions answered.

Unclassifieds

Contests

Depressing Song Competition in the PAT 8/11 6:30-8:30 pm. Sign up at Moongate and Friends next to Pillaged Village. Spectators welcome.

For Sale

For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 40 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
14’ yurt for sale. Sunforger canvas, great condition. $700 OBO. Avail end of war. Contact Dorian @ House Maxwell, block W05. 224-595-3856
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Rope bed for sale $200. Birch with good ropes full/double size. Contact Wilhelm in De Taahe Camp W02.
Astérix and Obelix made it to Pennsic! Available at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
14x20 Viking A-frame Panther canvas and random wood. $500. See Fridrikr or Orianna. E04, High Rafters
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Folkwear is still in business and has new patterns. Check them out at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
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?)
Be Prepared! This heat will end. Get your cloak or mantle at Misty Tower’s SALE in Space 28
Bedouin tent for sale. 22’x24’ Sunforger. Includes custom poles, ropes and stakes. $900. Tent costs $2700 new. Tent is available to see at Tribal Source on Street of Gold #82. Ask for Diana.
Costumes by Loren can now accept credit cards! Different specials every day! We have LOTS of new merchandise this year. Come by and see us at Costumes by Loren! Located at #166 Fleet Street.
14x14 Panther Regent tent with fly and set up kit. $750 obo Gleann Abhann Camp ask for Avice N12
Dragon Ts & 1066 Ts are Back! Space 28
Fabric Petting Zoo White Wolf & Phoenix- 120 Plunder Lane- yarn and string on discount!
Feast gear galore; swords, daggers, and more. Get a pouch too! Available for you at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares. Space 133 on Plunder Lane. Bring in ad for $1.00 off $20.00 purchase.
Feed Your Spinning Habit! Gorgeous Fiber at MTF #28
Porcelain dolls (inc. QE1), stamped and gilded leather, woven tapestry panels, vintage posters. Space #28.
For Sale 14’ Yurt. Professional quality 9193600048. Also Panther 12x12 Pavillion, needs work $480/OBO.
For sale: 18’ yurt, 12’ enclosed trailer, queen sized camp bed package deal. Trailer setup to carry $3800. Contact Melkor 513-254-3469
Archers! Custom bowstrings made on site. 32 colors to pick from. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St. Other supplies are also available.
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
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, #26.
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.
For Sale: Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
French Double Bell, 12x16. 1 yr old. Used once. $750 obo on site. Mary 703-973-3491.
Full size slat bed, mahogany red stain. Available at war end. $250 or b.o. Contact Ziggy @ August Moon, E18
Garb business for sale: Gypsy, Indian, Middle Eastern. Turn-key operation. 10 years at Pennsic- successful. Only serious inquiries, Please. Call Anna at 814-242-2909
Greybarr Trad Archery “Closest Archery Shop to the Range” Wide selection of bows from $20 on up. Long bows, Recurves, Cross bows, Horsebows, Korean bows. Arrows for every bow. Wide selection of archery equip. We now accept credit cards. Space 91, St of Gold, next to West GATE.
How can anything Sarong be sooo! right! Celtic sarongs at Moongate
Huge modern tent for sale Eureka Condo 10.5x20, sleeps 8+ over 8ft tall for $150 cash available now. See Bergdis at Clan Cambion E15 Howards Fenway.
It’s hot now but it won’t be forever. Plan ahead! Buy wool at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
WARM CLOAKS, repairs, and custom orders on site. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
KNIFE SHARPENING, cleaning, de-rusting, custom sheaths. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
Cotton halter tops at Bronwyn’s at Moongate.
Knitting needles & accessories. Misty Tower. #28
Canvas Marquis tent 18x12 as is. No center poles or ridge beam. Includes all walls, ropes, stakes, side poles. $550 obo see William at Lochac X01 by West Gate.
For Sale SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker, #26.
LINEN WADDING for stuffing gambeson, armoring coat or pourpoint. BLACK CHEAP. Dragons Magic space 27
Nearly new 18’x20’ Panther marquee canopy. Used twice. Would make great war pavilion. Inquire booth 175, Hamish’s. Dreck $800 OBO.
Custom Ts- You take the picture. We put it on a mug, Tshirt, or tote. Misty Tower. Space 28
Need a pouch? Thurkill’s are now available at Viking Archery Supply #13 on Bow Street.
CLOSEOUT SALE: table hooks, sign hooks, shield bosses, wire for mail, mail armor. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
NEW THIS YEAR - Decorate your child’s walls with medieval images - Knights, dragons, ladies - more. Let the mundanes put up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! - at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
On-site storage trailer for sale. Large, homemade. Light duty wheels. $350 OBO. Marcus 215-808-8480
Panther Viking in great shape. Avail at end of War. $500 set up on Runestone Hill - Block W08 - Camp Eoforwic 416-655-9938
Banners! Favors! Badges! Custom done for you! Come consult with us Misty Tower, Space 28
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 11 on site for immediate delivery and 18 more on site at end of war. Others in stock can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes our specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
For Sale: ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XLI 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 and let him know what you think of this idea.
For Sale: Yurt in fair condition. $300 OBO. Also canvas tarp 20x30, $40 OBO. Come to Shark Pit for details. Block N21.
ROCKING HORSES 4 sale/rent. SQUIRE CART 4 rent to carry you in style. Disc. 4 handicapped. Space #28.
Tent 4Sale! 13” dia round canvas w/attached heavy duty floor. “Soul Pad 4000 Ease.” Brand new, only used this Pennsic at Trimaris Kingdom Camp in Swamp. Asking $600. Call Lady Albreda 305-781-3882.
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker, #26 across from the Barn.
Tentsmiths shower pavillion + shower stall. Hot water heater NOT included. 500.00 for tent & stall & accessories. SHAUNA AT SHAUNA’S CAMP W11
Thai Brass Flatwear set 178pc service for 12 + extra peices. See at mcht space 4 $300.
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encusto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
The Pennsic Independent called it “The Quintessential Collection of Songs.” Get Master Hector’s “Red Album” at Camelot Treasures, Booth #30.
UNIQUELY YOU dressmakers dummies - the only one to corset properly. 3 available on site. Space #28.
War wagon, slightly abused, $100 obo N29 813-843-2475
Washable wool embroidery thread available in a full range of colors at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Why melt? The cool comfy 100% cotton tunics and kaftans are here again. Also skirts, kurta, shirts, chemises and cloaks. Come early for best selection. And now we can take credit cards. Costumes by Loren. Space #166. Fleet Street.
You went to war and came home without treasures. For shame! Stop in to see our fine, exotic yarns at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Yurt for Sale! 12’ dia. By Yurts of America. 1 yr old, used 2 Pennsics. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St $2500 obo. Available now

General

KEEP THE PENNSIC STORIES ROLLING: Find out how at Looseleaf Handcrafted Stories. KristenEaton.com/pennsic.html
Armor Cleaner: rusty, dirty, smelly? 757-867-3861. Ask for Rheanna or text name, camp name and location. Reasonable rates. Look good. Please your lady!
Bard’s Haven is open for business! Also Celtic bardic again on Tuesday night as usual. E19.
Enchanted Ground bardic circle 9-12 PM stories music poems
Get pain free - Come to Merchant #2
PI Staff: I made you work, too. You were just too drunk to notice. Aitch
Minbu - Japanese Festival Dance Class - WED 2:00 at Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Solveig Throndardottir
Narwhals do bacon Tues 9 PM- Below the Runestone.
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW for adult Harry Potter fans. Behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. CDs from the Blibbering Humdingers only $10! Thursday - starts at 9PM. You’ll crap your pants.
Feeling hot? Cool off & help raise money for cancer patients w/a “coolband” from booth #56- A Leather Crafter. $5 ea. Help touch a life & keep cool!!
Petra: You know your duty. There must be chocolate. There must be alcohol. There must be videos!
The Memorial Ship will sail this Thursday, the 11th. Procession will start from the Stave Church at 8:30 PM. Paint shields at Tancred’s Tangled Wood.
BEOWULF THE ROADSHOW! Monday 8/8 @ 8PM. Midrealm battlefield pavilion. Beowulf in Modern English. BYO chair. Monsters await.

Help Wanted

Have a heart - I need a heart - 19 year old SCAdian needs a heart transplant and would like letters of support. Please write to Kayla at “Letters to Kayla” on Facebook
Pack up help needed. 9AM Saturday until finished. Need strong back. Apply Booth 175 Hamish’s Dreck. Pays cash or merchandise

Lost & Found

Forlorn children discover electric yurt packed in trailer missing from driveway. Believed to be at war without them at House Fallen Star. No reward only punishment.

Memorials

HEAR YE HEAR YE in honor of the memory of Lord Krey MacLeod The Black Dragons will be hosting NOMFEST on Wen after 2pm-whenever at N15. Please bring something to share that Krey would have enjoyed eating or drinking. Put the word out.
Viscount Ragnarr Thorwaldsson has passed away. His friends are invited to share stories of his life Monday evening at Clan Cambion Howards Fenway E15.
Parties

Come celebrate a new Pelican, Mistress Helewyse de Birkstad. MK Runestone on 8/8, 8PM till dawn.
FAM and OES unofficial gathering Tuesday 4-6pm Hartstone B5.
The Ladies Masquerade Tea Monday 8:30 PM B08. The Black Pearl Tavern. Top of the hill on Ledevoe Poboische towards the archery field. We are back better than ever. Take bus up the hill

Personals

Dame Sarra Graeham of Birnham invites her friends to a celebration of the 20th anniversary of her Laurelling, 7PM until we quit at Up the Hill Camp, Nagashino above Bannockburn in B02.
THLPF: Thank you for just the right words at just the right time. I love you! Aitch
To my apprentice Elena - you are truly a treasure. Happy belated anniversary. Your proud mistress M.
Happy 25 Pennsics to Mistress Jenna - SCdeG
Known World Choir performs Thursday @ 6 PM - Performing Arts Tent - Great vocal music of the Renaissance. Celebrate 20 years of the Pennsic choir!
The Magderonica is hungry!
Thank you for the cool story and the treasure hunt pictures! Fauna of Rivenstar
Wanted: Due to the heat my mentally infirm father is in need of good strapping (German) house boys. Must have large fan. Tight leather hosen a plus (cod piece not optional). Inquire at Barony of Fenix.

Wanted to Buy

Looking for a used or new beginner harp. See Rohesia at Eoforwic (W08).

PI Saturday August 13 2011

Field Battle belongs to the Tyger

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent

After 19 War Points: East Tygers 16, Midrealm Dragons 3

The final armored combat fight of Pennsic XL took place Friday as the Grand Armies of the Midrealm and East met for the Field Battles. This year, there were three battles, each worth one War Point, fought to the last man standing.
The host of the Midrealm lined up one last time on the east side of the field. Though there was some movement during the battle, the Midrealm posted Ealdormere, Drachewald and Calontir to the south, the bulk of the Midrealm army to the center and Northshield, Black Talon, the Mercenary Union and Meduseld to the north.
The Eastern army formed with superior numbers on the west side of the field. The Tyger lined up with its allied kingdoms, The 404 and others to the south, the Southern Army and the Northern Army in the center and Æthelmearc, Atlantia and the Tuchux to the north.
At the cry of “Lay On!” the forces in the south slammed into each other. Both sides were isolated from the whole of the battle, so attrition was high on both sides.
In the center, the first fight saw a force of the Midrealm warriors circle around and engage the Æthelmearc army from behind.
However, the key in all three battles came from the north side of the field. The Midrealm allies’ forces fought bravely, but there were too many opponents to overcome. In the first fight, the whole of the Tuchux reassembled and rumbled toward the center of the field.
With a black wave falling from the north, the outnumbered Midrealmers were slowly overrun. The East claimed the first War Point.
For the second fight, Black Talon crossed the field to the East’s side. The second fight saw the decisive move again come from the north. This time, a perfectly-time pincher move from Atlantia and Æthelmearc punched a hole in the Midrealm defenses. The two kingdoms then snaked their way south over the whole of the battlefield until a small force of Ealdormere warriors were swept from the field.
The third fight allowed for combat archery and siege weapons. With much fanfare, the Mercenary Union crossed the field to the East side before the fight.
Despite the Midrealm committing the Midlands army to fill the gaps in the north, once again the East’s forces from the north broke out and rolled south. The Tuchux were seen marauding south as the final cannon sounded.
HRM Lucan of the East was very pleased with his forces’ effort, going so far as give the Tuchux a bottle of scotch as a reward. HRM Lucas expressed satisfaction with both sides.
“I would like to thank all who came out to the field today,” HRM Lucan said. “With the War decided, there was some fear the numbers would be light. It was great to see the heart of the Dragon and the claws of the Tyger meet on last time. It was a great and glorious day.”
HRM Arch of the Midrealm also was in good spirits as he addressed his troops for the final time at War.
“The numbers may not show it, but We feel like We are the winners this War,” HRM Arch said.

PI Saturday August 6 2011

Playing With Clay

By Lady Mary of Montevale
Features Reporter

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Artisans’ Row hosted its first ever Pottery Day on Friday, and it proved to be quite a popular (and delightfully messy) activity for all ages. “Pottery is great for families,” said instructor Baroness Laurens de Vitrolles (Caer Adamant, East). “You can develop your skills as you go along.”
She and other potters at Pennsic decided that a pottery day would be the best solution for overflow attendance at the more traditional pottery classes conducted in previous years. An almost equal mixture of adults and youth were working at four plastic-covered tables on Friday. The day’s heat meant that everyone needed to frequently moisten their clay to keep it from becoming too dry to work with easily.
Sir Ragnar Karlsson (March of Tirnewydd, Middle) brought his daughter Zoe and her best friend Wendy, both age four, and he was busy fashioning two drinking cups, one for each of them. “This is easy kid entertainment,” the novice-to-clay knight explained as he used his palms to roll out long ropes of reddish-brown clay on the tabletop and then coil them to form the cylinder of a cup. Zoe had already used a rubber stamp with a floral pattern to embellish a lozenge-shaped medallion for her mother.
Liz (East) had also chosen to make a cup of coiled clay rope, but instead of smoothing its exterior with her fingers moistened in water, she was using a wooden tool to incise marks evenly along the coils so that the surface of her cup with resemble a woven basket.
Baroness Laurens announced that all the items created at Pottery Day would receive their first, or bisque, firing sometime next week provided that they were sufficiently dried by then. Master Simon de Okewode, who has a kiln at the War, has generously offered space in his third firing of this Pennsic next week.
The dark, damp clay being rolled by hand or large rolling pin on Friday will become a terra cotta (orange) color after that first firing. One way to create a lovely patina of age on the pieces, the Baroness told me, is to rub them with black or brown shoe polish (instead of using a glaze) so the dark color of the polish settles into the 3-D designs stamped or carved into the item.
Her Excellency got involved in pottery when she was an art major in college and has been teaching it in the SCA for about a decade.
Friday she was teaching some older youths and adults about making clay tiles which might be used in a garden or for some decorative purpose indoors. Even with wooden guide strips and rolling pins to guarantee a tile of even depth all over, and with a variety of rubber stamps to make Celtic patterns, medieval flora and fauna, or Oriental chrysanthemums, the tile maker’s hands are going to get dirty. But that’s part of the fun of playing with clay.
A particularly nice tile was being created by Telyn (Æthelmearc) who will be a high school senior this fall. When he was finished, the Baroness came over to inspect his handiwork. “This is the essence of a medieval tile!” she exclaimed to the grinning young man.

Random Acts of Cents-Less Violence

By Dara of House Gawain
Martial Reporter

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The second annual Rapiers to Riches rapier tourney was held on August 5. It was presided over by Lord Lorenzo di Calabria of the Barony of Brendoken of the Middle Kingdom. Lord Antonio of Gwyntarian was to be a co-marshal. Unfortunately, Lord Antonio was not able to make it. Rumors abound that he was waylaid by pirates or the legendary gremlins in an attempt on the prize he was to have brought with him. However, Lord Lorenzo bravely made sure the tourney went on (mostly) as planned.
The rules were explained. Everyone began with five coins (even if they joined the tourney ten minutes before the end). Any fighter with coins could challenge any other fighter with coins, winner take all. If a fighter was broke, then his or her only recourse was to find another broke fighter to ally with and mug a fighter that still had coins. If both muggers survived the fight, the coins were split between them according to their own arrangements. If their ‘victim’ managed to kill one of the muggers, the surviving mugger kept all. If all members in a fight died...well, that was a surprise for the tourney itself. The fighters had two hours to collect as many coins as they could while avoiding being mugged. No challenge could be refused.
Attacking from behind was not allowed but backstabbing abounded throughout this event. There was not much honor among thieves as many muggers would land the killing blow on the victim and then stab or be stabbed by their recent ally.
Since this was a two-hour event, rests were allowed and even encouraged as the sun shone down on the field, enjoying the chaos below. Late arrivals (also known as new victims) were welcomed with five coins and an overview of the rules before being sent forth to be stalked by the prowling mugging teams. Even those that arrived less than 15 minutes before the end of event were welcomed with open arms and eager rapiers.
Within the first ten minutes of the tourney, two fighters managed to kill each other at the same time and Lord Lorenzo was called over to explain what was to happen. With a mischievous smile, he collected all the coins from the two ‘corpses’ and called all the fighters over so they could witness this rule that had been hidden until now. Having their full attention, he announced, “Here you see two dead bodies in an alley.” Pointing to a random fighter among the onlookers, he handed that fighter all the coins because, after all, corpses cannot have coins. Double kills (or triple kills in the rare cases when victims took both muggers with him or her) resulted in all the coins being collected by the nearest marshal who gave them to whatever random fighter was nearby. Of course, this most often resulted in the double kill corpses watching where the coins went and immediately becoming mugging allies to stalk down the ‘lucky’ fighter.
Eventually, though, time was called and the last fights were resolved. Those with heavy purses were called to present their coin count to Lord Lorenzo and the winners were announced.
With 71 coins, Rook Sweetecok of the Barony of Unserhafen from the Outlands was the winner. Second place went to Robin Archer Dragun of the House Accursed Grail of the Barony of Maursus of the Kingdom of Atlantia. The Italian bank in the form of Lord Lorenzo, of course, began collecting the coins back but, as he was unarmed, he did not charge the fighters interest on the coins he had lent them for the tourney.
In addition to the fun, the tourney offered the participants a chance to hone their skills in fighting side by side with other fighters and conserving their strength for a long fight. This will be a boon to them as they fight tomorrow in the Storming of La Rochelle at 10 AM in which the defenders of the castle will need to work together to survive wave after wave of attackers.

To Absent Friends

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton and Dame Tsivia bas Tamara v’Amberview
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Each year we come to Pennsic, rejoicing in seeing old friends and making new ones. Unfortunately, each year we miss faces that are no longer here in our midst. This past year was particularly tough for losses, especially for those who have become accustomed to seeing Pennsic regulars.
Mack Cooper
Frank “Mack” Cooper, the surviving patriarch of the Cooper family that has operated Cooper’s Lake for over forty years, passed away on April 1 of this year at the age of 84. Mack was known for his sense of humor, warm smile, and generosity, and still was a vital presence at Pennsic. He could often be spotted as he drove to “work” around the campground waving to friends, or as he sat on the front porch of the Coopers’ Store, sharing coffee and conversation. He was recognized as a Baron of the Court jointly by the East and the Middle Kingdom in 1980, and is remembered as a true gentleman. His wife Betty survives him, as do a number of other members of the Cooper and Wilver families. A memorial service is planned for Monday at 4 PM on the battlefield. All are invited to sign a memory book in his honor.
Baron Tancred of Tanglewood
Customers of Tancred’s Tangled Woods will be saddened to hear of Baron Tancred of Tanglewood’s passing on May 15 from lung cancer. His hand-made coronet boxes, mirror boxes, chests, lanterns, and banner stands spread all over the Known World because of their craftsmanship and practicality. The Pennsic Independent was a satisfied customer and our banner hangs proudly to this day from one of his banner stands. A visit to his shop at Pennsic always meant the smell of fresh wood and a friendly “Hi, darlin’” from the shop’s proprietor, wearing his wooden coronet and drinking his ever-present coffee (preferably Tim Horton’s with a shot of English Toffee).
Introduced to the SCA by his son, Tancred later served as Baron of Rising Waters (Niagara/St. Catharines) in Ealdormere. He overcame a number of challenges to become one of the oldest fighters ever authorized in Ealdormere and was also known for his inspiration and leadership of youth fighters. He was devoted to his lady wife, Baroness Rosalinda, and is remembered for his deep-seated sense of justice and boundless hospitality.
If you remember Baron Tancred fondly, please feel free to stop by his shop at the corner at the corner of Woad Way and Street of Dreams. Many of his family and friends are staffing the shop during the War to sell his remaining inventory and to visit with those he touched. At his wake, it was announced that there will be an award introduced in his memory within the Kingdom of Caid, and other such commemorations are said to be in the works in groups closer to home. The annual Tribute Ship that sails each Pennsic in honour of the departed will bear a sail in his memory.
Countess Elaina of Oaklawn
She was the smiling face so many knew well, and she always had an answer to your question. “Where are the A&S tents?” “How do I find Midrealm Royal?” “What’s the nearest hospital to the site?” She was often the first voice heard by callers to Pennsic when they needed to reach someone in an encampment with news.
In an era before tweets and BlackBerries, Countess Elaina of Oaklawn was “Miss-Information” and served as Pennsic’s head of Information Point for about 15 years. Countess Elaina had lived in numerous kingdoms during her years in the Society, including Caid, Ealdormere, Ansteorra, and the East Kingdom, where she served as Queen during the glorious 25th year of the Society. Her exquisitely executed fine cross-stitch was sold for garb-trim through Medieval Miscellanea. Her hand-crocheted snoods were worn by many women, sold by Thorny Rose and Intriguing Designs from the East to An Tir. But it was as “Countess Mom” that she is best remembered, encouraging both new members and old-timers to do their best as artisans, as fighters, as volunteers.
Despite increasing levels of chronic pain due to back and other injuries, Elaina always had a smile on. She rarely wore her county coronet while on the job, saying that she did not want to intimidate people who needed advice. Countess Mom died suddenly on April 10th of this year in her home in the canton of Caldrithig (Ottawa) in Ealdormere. She is survived by her beloved husband Master Cerdic O’Cuileamhain, OP. Her work at Information Point will be remembered as the road in front of the store that encircles Information Point has now been renamed “Elaina’s Circle.” A memorial for Countess Elaina will be held after Midrealm Court (approximately 10 PM) on Thursday night of War Week, presided over by Lady Ariadne Flaxenhair of Æthelmearc, reception by Mistress Aibhilin fra Skye of Ealdormere. If the weather is good it will be held on the Runestone Field; if the weather is inclement, it will be held in the Middle Eastern Dance tent. All are invited to attend and bring their anecdotes and remembrances to share.

UNCLASSIFIEDS

For Sale

10x12 Panther wall tent for sale. Used only a few times. All poles, bags, stakes, ropes, interior wall, etc. included. Asking $600. Available at end of Pennsic. Ask for Gabrielle or Sebastian at Caer Adamant camp N34
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Astérix and Obelix made it to Pennsic! Available at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
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?
CELTIC HARP FOR SALE. 26-string traditional wire strung lap harp, cherry wood, full tuning levers. $550 (obo). See Emer in Eoforwic (W08).
Costumes by Loren can now accept credit cards! Different specials every day! We have LOTS of new merchandise this year. Come by and see us at Costumes by Loren! Located at #166 Fleet Street.
Cotton halter tops at Bronwyn’s at Moongate.
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker, #26 across from the Barn.
Feast gear galore; swords, daggers, and more. Get a pouch too! Available for you at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares. Space 133 on Plunder Lane. Bring in ad for $1.00 off $20.00 purchase.
Washable wool embroidery thread available in a full range of colors at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
For sale: 18’ yurt, 12’ enclosed trailer, queen sized camp bed package deal. Trailer setup to carry $3800. Contact Melkor 513-254-3469
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
Folkwear is still in business and has new patterns. Check them out at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
For Sale: Panther 16ft diameter carousel pavilion. $850. Spoke wheel design. Complete setup package and floor included. Setup now. Cash, credit or Paypal. See Sir Magnus at Full Circle on Battle Road or Farasha at Farasha and Suad Dance Designs, merchant next to camp store. Delivery on receipt of payment.
For Sale SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker, #26.
French Double Bell, 12x16. 1 yr old. Used once. $750 obo on site. Mary 703-973-3491.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
For Sale: Yurt in fair condition. $300 OBO. Also canvas tarp 20x30, $40 OBO. Come to Shark Pit for details. Block N21.
14x20 Viking A-frame Panther canvas and random wood. $500. See Fridrikr or Orianna. E04, High Rafters
Full size slat bed, mahogany red stain. Available at war end. $250 or b.o. Contact Ziggy @ August Moon, E18
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
How can anything Sarong be sooo! right! Celtic sarongs at Moongate
It’s hot now but it won’t be forever. Plan ahead! Buy wool at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
For Sale: Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
Nearly new 18’x20’ Panther marquee canopy. Used twice. Would make great war pavilion. Inquire booth 175, Hamish’s. Oreck $800 OBO.
Need a big tent now? 3yr old Eudora titan - 9’3” x14’ and new Ez-Up. Paid $600/tent and $200 /10’ shade. All for $450 - negotiable. Call 631-786-6025 onsite.
NEW THIS YEAR - Decorate your child’s walls with medieval images - Knights, dragons, ladies - more. Let the mundanes put up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! - at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
On-site storage trailer for sale. Large, homemade. Light duty wheels. $350 OBO. Marcus 215-808-8480
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, #26.
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 11 on site for immediate delivery and 18 more on site at end of war. Others in stock can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes our specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Porcelain dolls (inc. QE1), stamped and gilded leather, woven tapestry panels, vintage posters. Space #28.
ROCKING HORSES 4 sale/rent. SQUIRE CART 4 rent to carry you in style. Disc. 4 handicapped. Space #28.
Tent 4Sale! 13” dia round canvas w/attached heavy duty floor. “Soul Pad 4000 Ease.” Brand new, only used this Pennsic at Trimaris kingdom camp in swamp. Asking $600. Call Lady Albreda 305-781-3882.
Tent, as is, no center poles or ridge beam, $55 OBO. See William, Lochac X07 by West Gate.
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 40 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encusto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
The Pennsic Independent called it “The Quintessential Collection of Songs.” Get Master Hector’s “Red Album” at Camelot Treasures, Booth #30.
UNIQUELY YOU dressmakers dummies - the only one to corset properly. 3 available on site. Space #28.
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.
Bedouin tent for sale. 22’x24’ Sunforger. Includes custom poles, ropes and stakes. $900. Tent costs $2700 new. Tent is available to see at Tribal Source on Street of Gold #82. Ask for Diana.
Why melt? The cool comfy 100% cotton tunics and kaftans are here again. Also skirts, kurta, shirts, chemises and cloaks. Come early for best selection. And now we can take credit cards. Costumes by Loren. Space #166. Fleet Street.
You went to war and came home without treasures. For shame! Stop in to see our fine, exotic yarns at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Pennsic in a Box: the perfect gift for a friend who couldn’t attend Pennsic 40. Images of people, places and things that make Pennsic special. From Claus the Toymaker, #26.

General

Bard’s Haven is open for business! Also Celtic bardic again on Tuesday night as usual. E19.
BEOWULF THE ROADSHOW! Monday 8/8 @ 8PM. Midrealm battlefield pavilion. Beowulf in Modern English. BYO chair. Monsters await.
Efenwealt Wystle in Concert tonight 9PM. Performing Arts tent. Comedie, tragedie and privies.
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.
Get pain free - Come to Merchant #2
KEEP THE PENNSIC STORIES ROLLING: Find out how at Looseleaf Handcrafted Stories. KristenEaton.com/pennsic.html
Larry Trembly, please come to Irontree Works booth to help fix my mistake.
Pelican vigil for Gaerwen of Trafford, Sat. Night 7:00 on in Eoforwic Camp, W08 just below the Runestone. All welcome!
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW for adult Harry Potter fans. Behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. CDs from the Blibbering Humdingers only $10! Thursday - starts at 9PM. You’ll crap your pants.

Personals

BEWARE the MAGDARONICA!
Stop by Wulfden. Ask Cowboy how old he turned! XXX
Tir Thalor! In Babylon, half the G&A trading consortium sends greetings. Send me your address during 1st wk of War & I will send you a postcard!
Wanted: Nice German gentleman to court short blonde Scot spinster. Inquire @ Wednesday Company

Wanted to Buy

Looking for a used or new beginner harp. See Rohesia at Eoforwic (W08).

PI Sunday August 7 2011

Mommy, I Want to Grow Up to be a Knight

By Dara of House Gawain
Martial Reporter

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Since we are at a war, everyone knows there is always some kind of a fight or sparring match for the adults to participate in or watch. However, some of you may not know what is available for the kids who want to join the adults in bringing honor to their kingdoms. Youth combat activities are available throughout the War.
Youth combat has been available in many kingdoms for over ten years and has been growing in popularity every year. Last Pennsic, over 150 kids from ages 6 to 17 participated in the youth combat and this year the number is expected to top 200.
Up until recently, each kingdom was allowed to establish their own rules and requirements for youth combat. However, now that the majority of kingdoms offer youth combat programs and considering the size of the Pennsic youth combat events, the SCA Board of Directors has appointed a Society Deputy Earl Marshal for Youth Combat. This new position was established to gather information from all the kingdoms’ youth combat programs and develop Society-wide set of standards and rules.
This war’s youth combat is being overseen by the Middle Kingdom marshal, The Honorable Lord Nyilas Kazmer, who is being aided by Mistress Jenna MacPherson of Lion’s Tower of the Kingdom of Æthelmearc. Together, they have arranged fighting practice for the youths every morning at 7:30 AM by the Pennsic University tent beside the battlefield in addition to a growing list of events and classes.
During these practices, the children are taught basic forms and put through exercises to help them hone their skills. They regularly do bridge battles and have even engaged in an exercise that mimics the Storming of La Rochelle. Three youths are given a point to defend against the rest of the group who have unlimited resurrections. The groups of three are rotated around to see which group can hold out the longest. Tips and techniques are taught along the way so by the time these youths are old enough to join the adults, they will already be veterans in terms of tactics and experience.
In addition to lessons in combat rules, form and tactics, the youth combat marshals teach chivalry. After each practice, the fields are walked by all the youths to pick up any trash or equipment. Good sportsmanship is encouraged and it is common for the victors to take the time to give tips to their opponents. These youths want a good challenge and make sure they can get that by helping others to improve.
Among the youth offerings are classes in weapon making and a bear pit tourney. Adult fighters are encouraged to participate in helping the youths train with a Tag Team Tourney available on Tuesday at 3 PM. This tourney will be a team tourney. Each team will have one adult fighter and one youth fighter. On Wednesday, from 7 PM and 9 PM, will be A Night With Knights. Knights of the Society will be available to work with the youths to help them improve and share wisdom. Though, from what I have seen and heard of these youth fighters, some knights and fighters may be showing up to check out future competition. Youth fighters that have progressed through the program and are, now, fighting with the adults have turned heads and there are plenty more out on the youth combat fields that will be giving current knights a real challenge in future wars.
Now for the fun part: how to get your child involved. At this point, the youth combat program for Pennsic has taken the rules of the East Kingdom, Middle Kingdom and Æthelmearc and has established a set of rules made up of the lowest common denominators of the three programs. The minimum a child needs to come and play is to be at least six years old. For equipment, each child must have a helmet, a gorget (neck protection), groin protection (can be a heavy skirt or kilt), cloth gloves and pads or one layer of cloth over the elbows and knees. Weapons are boffer style (golf tubes or PVC pipes with padding).
The children are split up into three age groups with the blow and armor calibration increasing with age. Division one is 6 to 9 and is touch only. Division two is 10 to 13. Division three is 14 to 17 and, though they still use boffer weapons, they have the option of participating in battles using rattan weapons.
This is a great program that teaches children how to fight with honor and how to build their own weapons and armor. It is also good for helping to wear out the kids since it is one of the few places in Pennsic where running around and screaming is not only encouraged but expected.

Saturday Battlefield Report

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent

The 11th annual Storming of La Rochelle
The rapier community kicked off the melees at Pennsic XL with the Storming of La Rochelle Saturday morning. This annual heavy rapier and rubber-band gun brawl took place at the Pennsic Fort. About 200 rapier fighters took part in this year’s battle.
The sides were split into those with orange tape and those without. The attacking side was given unlimited resurrections, while the defending side was given one resurrection. The side that could hold the fort longer would win.
The Orange horde was given the chance to defend the fort first. The Orange warriors managed to deny the attackers the first time it attempted to set its petard with a well-placed gunshot. However, the Non-Orange attackers managed to set their petard on the main gate on their second attempt, causing the fort to shake with an earth-shattering kaboom.
With the doors blown, the Non-Orange force sent a steady wave of fighters crashing into the kill pocket inside the fort. It took multiple charges to break the combined forces of Atlantia and the Midrealm in the center, but once it was done, the end was soon in coming.
Attacking forces from the main fell upon the East’s warriors at the west sally point and drove them back to the middle of the field. The final Orange warrior fell at the 7:15 mark.
After the sides switched places, the Orange warriors set a plan in motion where they initially feinted sending most of their warriors to the sally point. While this allowed a small force of Orange warriors to quickly set their petard on the main gate, the move did not prove decisive.
After a second earth-shattering kaboom, the Non-Orange warriors kept a tight kill pocket, which repulse charge after charge. Elements from Brendoken, Æthelmearc, Wednesday Company and later the Thieves of Hearts kept the Orange warriors in check for at least 10 minutes.
Attrition eventually allowed the Orange warriors to break out and chase the remaining Non-Orange warriors into the towers, where the final warriors fell. However, the Non-Orange warriors had lasted 14:30, giving them the victory.
A final fight then took place, pitting the White Scarves/Bronze Rings/Kingdom Champions of rapiers vs. the rest of the Known World. This fight was a real battle of attrition, as the Known World fighters had to ferret out the White Scarves from every nook and cranny.
The Scarves made their stand at the west tower, where they slowly ground their opponents down. Eight Scarves emerged victorious at the 26:18 mark, having held on despite determined resistance.

Known World Novice Tournament
The Chivalry of the Known World, in honor of the late Count Sarnac of Ba’adur, hosted the Known World Novice Tournament on the red list Saturday morning.
A total of 68 fighters with less than two years of fighting experience entered the tournament. The tournament was comprised of eight shark pools with the top two fighters in each pool advancing to the next round. Two more shark pools then took place to determine the finalists.
The finalists included John the Breeder Davies of the East and Darlan of the Wood from Æthelmearc. Darlan bested John in two straight fights to claim the title.
Tarl’s Little Polearm Tournament
In celebration of what they call “The One True Weapons Form,” THL Tarl and the Shire of Hunter’s Home hosted Tarl’s Little Polearm Tournament Saturday afternoon on the blue list.
The tournament consisted of four bear pits where each victory earned a fighter two points and each loss counted for one point. As is tradition, every one of the 60 fighters in the tournament walked away with a prize.
At the tournament’s end, Count Edward the Red of Ealdormere won the tournament with 67 points. However, in a final best-of-three bouts fight with THL Tarl, it was Tarl who emerged victorious 2-1.

Second Generation Tournament
The Kingdom of Lochac hosted the second annual Second Generation Tournament Saturday on the red list. Nine second-generation SCAdians from throughout the Known World, often accompanied by their parents as inspiration, fought in this round-robin affair.
The finals turned into a prince vs. prince fight, as HRH Quilliam of Ealdormere did battle with Prince Miles Fitz Ranuf from the Principality of the Mists. HRH Quilliam won the final fight with two straight victories.
Also, Einar of Cynnabar was recognized as the most valorous fighter, while Raymond of the Two Baronies was honored as most chivalrous.

Lost Boys Kamikaze Battle
The Boys were back in town Saturday as the Lost Boys hosted their annual Kamikaze Battle at the Pennsic Fort. This fight-all-you-want event saw fighters join in from throughout the Known World participate. Many acts of fighting brilliance took place — particularly from Dirkam McWard of Clan O’Niall.
After 90 minutes of unlimited resurrections, the red army and white army met a final time in last-man-standing brawl. The white army would emerge victorious as forces from Drachenwald rolled the field from the south.

Ealdormere 10-Man Unbelted Tournament
Under the setting sun Saturday, the Kingdom of Ealdormere hosted its annual 10-Man Unbelted Tournament.
Four teams represented their respective kingdoms in this round-robin affair, which traditionally is one of the best-loved fights at Pennsic.
It was the team from Atlantia that claimed the title this year, going 3-0 in the round robin. Æthelmearc (2-1), Ealdormere (1-2) and the Midrealm (0-3) also participated.

Two further notes concerning martial issues:
First, the Midrealm Archery Corps is offering loaner bows so all Midrealm citizens can shoot in the populace archery War Points. Forresters Merlin and Greybarr and Uncle Jack have provided two adult bows and three children’s bows for use. Check in at Midrealm Royal for availability.
Second, Sir Osgkar of the East and a set of distinguished fighters from throughout the Known World will hold the field on Wednesday from 2 to 6 PM as a charity benefit for Mikkel the Builder of Dragonshiphaven. Mikkel was injured in a motorcycle accident and donations from the event will help defray his medical costs. Sir Osgkar asked a $5 donation, which will be good for five single-combat bouts.

The BoD Wants to Hear From YOU!

By Lady Ursula the Widow
Features Reporter
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The inner workings of the SCA Board of Directors remain a mystery to many SCAdians, even as late in the game as Pennsic XL. Fortunately, the members of the Board are eager to change that.
The Board holds a town hall meeting every year at Pennsic in an effort to be accessible and gain feedback from the populace. This year’s meeting will be held in AS10 on Tuesday, August 9 from 1-3 PM. SCA Chair Leslie Vaughn will be flying to Cooper’s Lake specifically to attend this session.
Corporate officers, Society officers and Board members will be present at the meeting and ready to answer questions from the populace about any issue within the Board’s purview. Some topics expected to come up are matters of SCA governance such as e-newsletters, membership fees, the recent SCA census, coming changes to the organization, and the growing advocacy in some kingdoms to allow same-sex consorts. However, any question may be raised.
“This is a real way to talk to the BoD and get instantaneous feedback,” said Board member Tim Jennings, (Master Garraed Galbraith, OL,) who began his three-year term earlier this year. Many SCA members assume that the Board are aware of all that is transpiring on kingdom email lists, and do not realize that there are only seven Board members and three permanent staff to do all the top-level management work of the Society. “I think a lot of people assume somebody else has written in or that we’ve clearly heard about it and are dealing with it.” In fact, a posting to a kingdom or baronial list is unlikely to reach the Board members, who are eager to hear directly about matters requiring their attention. Decision-making priorities are set partly by how much email is received on a topic.
“There are a lot of myths about what Corpora does or does not say,” Jennings said. He added that the Board would welcome a chance to address those questions.
One of the persistent myths is that one must be a lawyer—or an accountant—or a peer—or an expert in medieval history—to become a member of the Board. In fact, any SCA member may be nominated or may nominate himself or herself. But be warned: in accordance with the law governing non-profit corporations, the job is unpaid.
Any SCA participant wishing to communicate with a member of the Board of Directors may email their kingdom ombudsman, listed on sca.org/BOD/, or may send a message on any subject to comments@sca.org. To apply to join the Board, contact Tim Jennings at tjennings@director.sca.org. The Board has recently adopted the target of a 48-hour turnaround time on all emails received.
And supposing that 300 people turn up on Tuesday afternoon and try to squeeze into AS 10? Jennings beamed. “We’ll move! We would love to have that problem.”

Unclassifieds

For Sale
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
14x20 Viking A-frame Panther canvas and random wood. $500. See Fridrikr or Orianna. E04, High Rafters
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Astérix and Obelix made it to Pennsic! Available at UrsulaBs Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Bedouin tent for sale. 22’x24’ Sunforger. Includes custom poles, ropes and stakes. $900. Tent costs $2700 new. Tent is available to see at Tribal Source on Street of Gold #82. Ask for Diana.
For Sale: Yurt in fair condition. $300 OBO. Also canvas tarp 20x30, $40 OBO. Come to Shark Pit for details. Block N21.
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 40 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Carolingian expatriates & friends: show your support for the Scholarly Barony. University of Carolingia Varsity Melee Team t-shirts are available again, @ Lady Guendalina’s Closet, space #121.
CELTIC HARP FOR SALE. 26-string traditional wire strung lap harp, cherry wood, full tuning levers. $550 (obo). See Emer in Eoforwic (W08).
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker, #26 across from the Barn.
CLOSEOUT SALE: table hooks, sign hooks, shield bosses, wire for mail, mail armor. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
Costumes by Loren can now accept credit cards! Different specials every day! We have LOTS of new merchandise this year. Come by and see us at Costumes by Loren! Located at #166 Fleet Street.
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, #26.
Cotton halter tops at Bronwyn’s at Moongate.
Fabric Petting Zoo White Wolf & Phoenix- 120 Plunder Lane- yarn and string on discount!
Feast gear galore; swords, daggers, and more. Get a pouch too! Available for you at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares. Space 133 on Plunder Lane. Bring in ad for $1.00 off $20.00 purchase.
For Sale: Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
Folkwear is still in business and has new patterns. Check them out at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
For Sale 14’ Yurt. Professional quality 9193600048. Also Panther 12x12 Pavillion, needs work $480/OBO.
For sale: 18’ yurt, 12’ enclosed trailer, queen sized camp bed package deal. Trailer setup to carry $3800. Contact Melkor 513-254-3469
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
For Sale SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker, #26.
French Double Bell, 12x16. 1 yr old. Used once. $750 obo on site. Mary 703-973-3491.
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?
Full size slat bed, mahogany red stain. Available at war end. $250 or b.o. Contact Ziggy @ August Moon, E18
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Greybarr Trad Archery “Closest Archery Shop to the Range” Wide selection of bows from $20 on up. Long bows, Recurves, Cross bows, Horsebows, Korean bows. Arrows for every bow. Wide selection of archery equip. We now accept credit cards. Space 91, St of Gold, next to West GATE.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
How can anything Sarong be sooo! right! Celtic sarongs at Moongate
Huge modern tent for sale Eureka Condo 10.5x20, sleeps 8+ over 8ft tall for $150 cash available now. See Bergdis at Clan Cambion E15 Howards Fenway.
It’s hot now but it won’t be forever. Plan ahead! Buy wool at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
KNIFE SHARPENING, cleaning, de-rusting, custom sheaths. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
LINEN WADDING for stuffing gambeson, armoring coat or pourpoint. BLACK CHEAP. Dragons Magic space 27
Nearly new 18’x20’ Panther marquee canopy. Used twice. Would make great war pavilion. Inquire booth 175, Hamish’s. Oreck $800 OBO.
Need a big tent now? 3yr old Eudora titan - 9’3” x14’ and new Ez-Up. Paid $600/tent and $200 /10’ shade. All for $450 - negotiable. Call 631-786-6025 onsite.
NEW THIS YEAR - Decorate your child’s walls with medieval images - Knights, dragons, ladies - more. Let the mundanes put up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! - at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
On-site storage trailer for sale. Large, homemade. Light duty wheels. $350 OBO. Marcus 215-808-8480
Want a page turner? Dragonslayer’s Sword- Nominated for the Nebula. Author will sign. Space #63.
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 11 on site for immediate delivery and 18 moreon site at end of war. Others in stock can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes our specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
Porcelain dolls (inc. QE1), stamped and gilded leather, woven tapestry panels, vintage posters. Space #28.
ROCKING HORSES 4 sale/rent. SQUIRE CART 4 rent to carry you in style. Disc. 4 handicapped. Space #28.
Rope bed for sale $200. Birch with good ropes full/double size. Contact Wilhelm in De Taahe Camp W02.
WARM CLOAKS, repairs, and custom orders on site. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
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.
Tent 4Sale! 13” dia round canvas w/attached heavy duty floor. “Soul Pad 4000 Ease.” Brand new, only used this Pennsic at Trimaris Kingdom Camp in Swamp. Asking $600. Call Lady Albreda 305-781-3882.
Tent, as is, no center poles or ridge beam, $55 OBO. See William, Lochac X07 by West Gate.
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.
UNIQUELY YOU dressmakers dummies - the only one to corset properly. 3 available on site. Space #28.
Washable wool embroidery thread available in a full range of colors at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Pennsic in a Box: the perfect gift for a friend who couldn’t attend Pennsic 40. Images of people, places anda things that make Pennsic special. From Claus the Toymaker, #26.
Why melt? The cool comfy 100% cotton tunics and kaftans are here again. Also skirts, kurta, shirts, chemises and cloaks. Come early for best selection. And now we can take credit cards. Costumes by Loren. Space #166. Fleet Street.
You went to war and came home without treasures. For shame! Stop in to see our fine, exotic yarns at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
For Sale: 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.

General

Heirusalem Help! You have to come back! Columella is making us WORK! - The PI Staff
Armor Cleaner: rusty, dirty, smelly? 757-867-3861. Ask for Rheanna or text name, camp name and location. Reasonable rates. Look good. Please your lady!
Bard’s Haven is open for business! Also Celtic bardic again on Tuesday night as usual. E19.
BEOWULF THE ROADSHOW! Monday 8/8 @ 8PM. Midrealm battlefield pavilion. Beowulf in Modern English. BYO chair. Monsters await.
Heirusalem and Fauna - we miss you and look forward to you both being at Pennsic next year! - The PI Staff
Enchanted Ground bardic circle 9-12PM stories music poems
Get pain free - Come to Merchant #2
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Squirty Coopers Lake wgah’nagl fhtagn.
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW for adult Harry Potter fans. Behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. CDs from the Blibbering Humdingers only $10! Thursday - starts at 9PM. You’ll crap your pants.

Lost & Found

Thai Brass Flatwear 178pc missing 1 longspoon has extra pcs see at mcht #4 $300.

Memorials

HEAR YE HEAR YE in honor of the memory of Lord Krey MacLeod The Black Dragons will be hosting NOMFEST on Wen after 2pm-whenever at N15. Please bring something to share that Krey would have enjoyed eating or drinking. Put the word out.
Viscount Ragnarr Thorwaldsson has passed away. His friends are invited to share stories of his life Monday evening at Clan Cambion Howards Fenway E15.

Parties

Come celebrate a new Pelican, Mistress Helewyse de Birkstad. MK Runestone on 8/8, 8PM till dawn.
FAM and OES unofficial gathering Tuesday 4-6pm Hartstone B5.

Personals

Wanted: Nice German gentleman to court short blonde Scot spinster. Inquire @ Wednesday Company
The Red and Blue shall always overcome the Yellow and Black. Sir Aengus, you have been warned.
Pensive, moody, masked superhero with cool gadgets seen in N08. Apparently the bat has replaced the wolf this year.

Wanted to Buy

Looking for a used or new beginner harp. See Rohesia at Eoforwic (W08).

PI Thursday August 11 2011

Medallions Prove Their Mettle

By Lady Mary of Montevale
Features Reporter

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The Pennsic medallions are relative newcomers to Cooper’s Lake when you consider that they have been a part of the War only since Pennsic XVII.
Many Pennsic veterans remember the years when they received only a carbon copy of their paid fee receipt on a yellow slip of paper. When the War lasted for just Friday through Saturday of a single weekend, one might even manage not to lose it or have it get wet and disintegrate. Magistra Rosamonde of Mercia (Meridies) recalled that it was around Pennsic XV when there began to be a problem with gate crashers and attendees were told “You must keep your receipt.” This was not a well-received request in some quarters.
It may have actually been one of the Coopers who suggested the use of some sort of metal medallion on the grounds that people would be both more likely to wear something that was permanent and attractive and to keep it on them for the entire War (which by then had expanded far beyond a three-day weekend).
Keeping your past Pennsic medallions has now become a tradition. Magistra Rosamonde, who has been to every Pennsic since the 9th one (that’s a total of 32 Pennsics), wears all her old medallions on her broad-brimmed sun hat. The Pennsic XVII medallion is smaller and a bit plainer than some of the subsequent ones, with the simple black XVII being its most eye-catching element.
Some years there have been competitions for the medallion design in which anyone could submit a design for consideration. Other years, the Pennsic Autocrat (Mayor) has simply made a request for a medallion design to an artist of his or her choosing. Master Tristan Alexander said that for Pennsic XXI, the medallion was designed by the Autocrat, Duchess Sedalia MacNair, herself, because (as she admitted to him) she completely forgot all about asking someone to do it in time.
Master Tristan probably knows more than anyone else about the medallions because he is the only person to have designed more than one. The first (for Pennsix XIX) was done at the direct request of Duchess Sedalia and he has researched and created the designs for a total of eight Pennsic medallions. Most of them can be identified by the presence of a tiny set of his initials (TA) and a small feather somewhere on the medallion.
Associated with the medallion at Pennsic XX and for a few years thereafter were the T-shirts printed by Claus the Toymaker which he sold to benefit the Chirurgeon’s Fund. His were the official Pennsic T-shirts. Today there are several merchants selling souvenir Pennsic T-shirts, but none of them are official, nor do any of them make use of the current year’s medallion design. Each year the design is kept secret for security reasons until medallions are given out at starting at Land Grab.
When each year’s medallions are stamped with the design, every one also gets a unique number. The Mayor of Pennsic each year receives medallion #1 unless he or she chooses to honor someone else by giving them that particular medallion. The first hundred numbers are reserved for the event staff. A section of the highest numbers are set aside for the food vendors’ employees (often locals who live in the area of Cooper’s Lake), and the rest of us get what is in between. Once pre-registration closes, a count is made to determine how many medallions will be made that year. This year the number made after pre-registration closed, but before counting estimated walk-ins, is 12,259.
Why do you have the number you do? Does it help to pre-register in January? No, it doesn’t help. The numbers are assigned after pre-reg closes in June, using an alphabetical database of everyone who has pre-registered. If your modern last name begins with A, you will always have a very low number medallion; if your last name begins with Z… (sigh).
If you know someone who pre-registered for this year and did not come after all, you cannot pick up their medallion for them. What you can do is take a stamped envelope addressed to them over to Troll, and their medallions will be mailed after Troll closes at the end of the War.
The fate of unused medallions is uncertain. There are stories that one of the Pennsic merchants buys at least some of them to re-purpose in some way, but this has not been confirmed. The only two sure facts about unused and unclaimed lost medallions are these: there is a supply of a couple dozen unclaimed lost medallions from the last year or two at Lost & Found; and Troll admits to keeping a few old ones to give any under-5’s (who must wear wrist bracelets) who become upset because everyone else in the family has a medallion and he or she has only the plastic bracelet.
Hlafdige (Lady) Arastorm told me an incident in her family which may have led to the required use of the wrist bracelets on the youngest Pennsic attendees. It was Pennsic XVI, and she and her husband were so busy setting up the family’s tent, they did not immediately notice their 3-year-old son had wandered away from camp while wearing nothing more than a diaper. They began searching and feared the worst when his diaper was found near the old swimming hole. However, the clever young man had meanwhile remembered that popsicles were available at the Cooper’s Store and headed in that direction (sans diaper) to get himself one. Fortunately a friend of the family’s recognized the child, determined Mom was nowhere in sight and assisted Security in getting him back to the right parents in the right camp. The bracelet with its information about parents and campsite was begun the next year so that any small child found out and about on his own could quickly be returned to where he or she belonged.

Many thanks to: Magistra Rosamonde of Mercia, Master Tristan Alexander, Claus the Toymaker, Mistress Livia at Troll, Hlafdige Arastorm, and a young gentleman at Lost & Found who all provided information for this article.

Much More Than Child’s Play

By Lady Mary of Montevale
Features Reporter

The annual Children’s Fete, held in the barn on Wednesday afternoon, was its usual great deal of noise, lines for the most popular activities, and volunteer staff having almost as much fun as the children…but only almost.
There were virtually no lines for registration, however. Thanks to the addition of more volunteers on troll and a pre-registration procedure earlier in the day, no one had to wait in a line instead of just getting right in there to begin having fun. By 3 PM about 300 children had been signed in and more were still arriving for the last hour of the fete.
Many of the day’s activities were repeats from previous years such as the boffer fighting against adult fighters, including knights and royalty. His Highness Duke Cuan of Atlantia was on the “list field,” facing a young lad in a green and yellow tunic who wasted no time in landing a veritable storm of blows around His Highness’s head and shoulders. The next opponent was a slender blond fellow who could have been dubbed the “black knight” from his outfit. He quickly scored a blow to Cuan’s chest and grinned widely before taking a very light tap to his own front and turning it into a “death” scene worthy of an Oscar. The score in their bout was Black Knight 3, Prince 1 when I moved on to see some of the other activities that filled the barn from one end to another.
Once again this year, Baronessa Anna Bella di Cherubin (East) donated all the materials for up to 400 youths to paint heraldic designs on muslin tote bags that could be taken home once they were dry. Assisting her was Baroness Ellesbeth Donofrey (also East) who had created many of the designs which are pre-printed on bags for a children to fill in with bright colors of fabric paint. Ellesbeth pointed out to me when I admired three of the designs that they were new this year and Byzantine in origin because the Queen of the East is Byzantine.
At the Henna Station, Anabel de Berchlai (Middle) was applying a traditional floral design to the hand of Marissa, age 14 (East). This young lady had not yet decided whether to move on to the other end of the station where Kenzie, a volunteer from the Midrealm, was “frosting” the freshly applied henna with colored glitter for those who wanted it. She told me that pink and red were the most popular colors. Later at other activities, I also saw a number of young gentlemen who sported serpentine henna designs glittered with blue.
The two origami tables were having to fight a bit with the gusty winds to keep from losing their supplies of paper and some sample projects. I was shown a penguin made from light green paper with a floral design, two pelicans—one solid red and the other a blue and yellow print—and a raspberry colored Big Fat Rabbit. Linette, age 10 (Æthelmearc), made a jumping frog and a paper crane.
Her sister Giselle, age 11, had been to the face painting area in order to be transformed into a princess before moving on to the longest, slowest line of the day (the one for balloon creations) where she intended to acquire a tiara.
One of the many face painting volunteers asked if I would like something drawn on my cheek. As she set to work on copying my device from a sticker on my reporter’s flash drive, I heard the next painter over say to Ethan, age 7 (Middle), “Now you know how it feels for girls when they have makeup put on.” Ethan was being transformed into a pirate, complete with a black eye patch around his left eye.
Countess Adelicia and other members of the Barony of Tir-y-don (Atlantia) were once again handling the bead necklace table, a project that has been theirs for four years or so. They donate the beads and string, get together to make the “fiddly bits,” and then staff the activity at the fete. The Countess told me there were supplies for 100 to 150 children to make necklaces. One of the young jewelers I saw hard at work selecting beads was Madeline, age 5, from my own shire. She finally settled on a selection of blues, greens, gold, and white. Mom helped her string them while Dad, still in his armor, stood patiently by with the “goody” basket which already contained a pinwheel that Madeline has made earlier.
Morwenna, the Chirurgeon for the Children’s Fete who has served in the position since her first Pennsic five years ago, pointed out to me how many sets of parents both make time in their busy War Week schedule to attend this event with their children. She ascribed the success of this annual event, which is such an important part of so many children’s Pennsic experience, to the generosity of so many volunteers who give of their time and effort as well as donating the supplies for it.
One such group is the Barony of Sacred Stone (Atlantia) which donates all the refreshments every year. Countess Brianna, who was in charge of this aspect of the fete this year, has worked in some aspect for every Children’s Fete since the first one in AS XXVI because she was in the same household as Duchess Arielle.
In case you do not already know, the Children’s Fete was the brainchild of Her Grace (who had no children herself), and she had always been its guiding force and inspiration. Sadly, two years ago right before the War, Arielle lost a long and courageous battle against breast cancer. This lovely, brave woman is still very much in the minds of her many friends and the other volunteers, some of whom continued this year to wear pink garb in her memory. All volunteer name tags were printed with the familiar breast cancer pink ribbon again at Pennsic XL as the Children’s Event continues to be held, and to grow, in honor of Her Grace’s memory.

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Unclassifieds

Contest Results

Known World Petanque Tournament IX. In final Team Capasin play great but Rieur Sanglier recover and prevail 13-10. Thank all for showing up and great time. See you next year. Le Rieur Sanglier

Contests

Depressing Song Competition in the PAT 8/11 6:30-8:30 pm. Sign up at Moongate and Friends next to Pillaged Village. Spectators welcome.

Events Open to All

12 Step meeting E07 4pm AA/NA/OA/SA all welcome. Denys the Decadent’s Camp Great Eastern Highway
Atl Atl Battle Tue and Thu 6PM above the castle

For Sale

14’ yurt for sale. Sunforger canvas, great condition. $700 OBO. Avail end of war. Contact Dorian @ House Maxwell, block W05. 224-595-3856
NEW THIS YEAR - Decorate your child’s walls with medieval images - Knights, dragons, ladies - more. Let the mundanes put up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! - at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
On-site storage available 8x8x18 in NE trailer area. See Baron Petreus, B-09 Full Moon Camp Evenings
16X22 PAVILION $1500.00 Tan and white w/ red finials & red & black corner swags. Divides into 6 rooms, 4 doors 9x12 fly all 14 curtains ground tarp + 2 lg totes. A Desert Storm tent by Sven Jenson 5 yrs old. Call 419-419-8558 or stop by W-15 Great Middle Hi-Way
20x30 Comml Pavilion $300 obo. Yrs of life left. Needs minor TLC. White all poles, ropes, stakes. Will train to set up see ICOD E06. Must sacrifice.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
A BIG TENT NOW! Eudora 151/2 x 91/2 Titan 3ys + NEW Genuine EZ-UP 10 sq. Paid $600- Tent/$200-EZ-ALL FOR $450- Negotiable- see at W-13 Fool’s Rest/ call 631-786-6025 -cell - NOW.
Folkwear is still in business and has new patterns. Check them out at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Astérix and Obelix made it to Pennsic! Available at Ursula
s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Known World map on sale @ Game Gnight Block 025.
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, #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?
Banners! Favors! Badges! Custom done for you! Come consult with us Misty Tower, Space 28
Be Prepared! This heat will end. Get your cloak or mantle at Misty Tower’s SALE in Space 28
TENT FOR SALE Canvas only. Oval marquee 17x14in. Some stains. $500 cash. See Jodie W10 Lions of the Cross.
Bedouin tent for sale. 22’x24’ Sunforger. Includes custom poles, ropes and stakes. $900. Tent costs $2700 new. Tent is available to see at Tribal Source on Street of Gold #82. Ask for Diana.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Canvas for re-waterproofing your tent. Space 28.
Pennsic in a Box - Comes with people, places and things found at Pennsic in a colorful wooden box - Makes a great fun gift for friends who couldn’t attend this year. Found only at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
Cash for clinkers: Trade in your tin cup for $5.00 off a new mug @ A’s Round Pottery. 51 Broadway.
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker, #26 across from the Barn.
Custom Ts-You take the picture. We put it on a mug, Tshirt, or tote. Misty Tower. Space 28
Don’t walk around Pennsic with ugly children- Buy a mask from Claus/ The Toymaker only $4.00.
Dragon Ts & 1066 Ts are Back! Space 28
Extra large mugs for Pennsic XL 48oz, A’s #51
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 40 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Fabric Petting Zoo White Wolf & Phoenix- 120 Plunder Lane- yarn and string on discount!
Feast gear galore; swords, daggers, and more. Get a pouch too! Available for you at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares. Space 133 on Plunder Lane. Bring in ad for $1.00 off $20.00 purchase.
Feed Your Spinning Habit! Gorgeous Fiber at MTF #28
Fine garb. Dagged parti-color houppelandes are our specialty, kingdom bears, kids garb. Hobbitronics 8 Bow Street
For Sale 14’ Yurt. Professional quality 9193600048. Also Panther 12x12 Pavillion, needs work $480/OBO.
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
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.
Costumes by Loren can now accept credit cards! Different specials every day! We have LOTS of new merchandise this year. Come by and see us at Costumes by Loren! Located at #166 Fleet Street.
For Sale: Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
For Sale SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker, #26.
For Sale: 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.
For Sale: Yurt in fair condition. $300 OBO. Also canvas tarp 20x30, $40 OBO. Come to Shark Pit for details. Block N21.
Full size slat bed, mahogany red stain. Available at war end. $250 or b.o. Contact Ziggy @ August Moon, E18
Garb business for sale: 10 years Pennsic success. Middle Eastern, Indian, Gypsy. Includes inventory, tent, van, trailer, etc. Serious inquires only. Anna at 814-242-2909.
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Hot water for your camp 40-gallon water heater for sale @ Black Legion Camp Fosse & Brewers.
It’s hot now but it won’t be forever. Plan ahead! Buy wool at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
KNIFE SHARPENING, cleaning, de-rusting, custom sheaths. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
Washable wool embroidery thread available in a full range of colors at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Knitting needles & accessories. Misty Tower. #28
Nearly new 18’x20’ Panther marquee canopy. Used twice. Would make great war pavilion. Inquire booth 175, Hamish’s Dreck $800 OBO.
Need a pouch? Thurkill’s are now available at Viking Archery Supply #13 on Bow Street.
Tentsmiths shower pavilion + shower stall. Hot water heater NOT included. 500.00 for tent & stall & accessories. SHAUNA AT SHAUNA’S CAMP W11
Pavilion company for sale est. 1982 set own hours, full/part-time turnkey, everything incl. See our ad in the gatebook. Period Pavilions, space 28.
10x12 Panther wall tent for sale. Used only a few times. All poles, bags, stakes, ropes, interior wall, etc. included. Asking $600. Available at end of Pennsic. Ask for Gabrielle or Sebastian at Caer Adamant camp N34
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 11 on site for immediate delivery and 18 more on site at end of war. Others in stock can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes our specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand-bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Porcelain dolls (inc. QE1), stamped and gilded leather, woven tapestry panels, vintage posters. Space #28.
For fun after the War - Take home a torch head! Hot head style torch head for making glass beads - House Delondres - X02-Behind solar showers - $25- New- Ask for Erlan- Keep Artisans Row happening at home!
Bowed Psaltery for sale - box, 2 bows, tuner. Space 28.
ROCKING HORSES 4 sale/rent. SQUIRE CART 4 rent to carry you in style. Disc. 4 handicapped. Space #28.
Tent 4 Sale! 13’ dia round canvas w/attached heavy duty floor. “Soul Pad 4000 Ease.” Brand new, only used this Pennsic at Trimaris Kingdom Camp in Swamp. Asking $600. Call Lady Albreda 305-781-3882.
TENT for sale. French double bell 1 yr old used once $700 OBO Mary 703-973-3491 Available NOW Set up incl.
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Tired of pounding pegs? Huge Viking A-Frame for sale! 14x18, good condition, all included - No pegs required! W08-Eoforwic 416-665-9938 Wil or Petra.
UNIQUELY YOU dressmakers dummies - the only one to corset properly. 3 available on site. Space #28.
Dbl. Bed Platform or rope too strong to break. $75 obo see Fearghus in Camp Biernmead on N-22
Want a page turner? Nebula nominated: Dragonslayer’s Sword. Author signing- Small Churl Books #63
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Archers! Custom bowstrings made on site. 32 colors to pick from. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St. Other supplies are also available.
War wagon, slightly abused, $100 obo N29 813-843-2475
CELTIC HARP FOR SALE 26-strong traditional wire strung lap harp, cherrywood, full tuning levers. $550 (OBO) See Emer in Eoforwic (W08)
Why melt? The cool comfy 100% cotton tunics and kaftans are here again. Also skirts, kurta, shirts, chemises and cloaks. Come early for best selection. And now we can take credit cards. Costumes by Loren. Space #166. Fleet Street.
You went to war and came home without treasures. For shame! Stop in to see our fine, exotic yarns at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
15ft Round Tent for Sale. Gold w/red + blue dags. Hub & spoke design, no ropes, one man setup! Includes all wood work, stakes and groundcloth. Avail. Sat. David 256-797-1036 Camp Wild Rose E24. $750.
Yurt for Sale! 12’ dia. By Yurts of America. 1 yr old, used 2 Pennsic’s. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St $2,500 obo. Available now

General

Enchanted Ground bardic circle 9-12PM stories music poems
Armor Cleaner: rusty, dirty, smelly? 757-867-3861. Ask for Rheanna or text name, camp name and location. Reasonable rates. Look good. Please your lady!
Bard’s Haven is open for business! E19.
Midnight madness extended? Scratch & dent?? SALE!? Discounted?!? Floor model!!??!! These words may apply to “other things” but NOT to my short blonde Scots maiden daughter. YES! I Said Maiden!! (La La La La La , I’m not listening). But time running out on this great opportunity.
BRAINS!!! Aitch
BRIANS!!! WE WANT BRIANS!!! Caboose
Lady who bought casting kit at By My Hand Tuesday, you left something behind. Contact us- Booth 144.
CRYPT: 8 is D, S is T puzzle 1 think royalty.
Curious Scots matron wishing new SCA experiences seeks strict Laurel to learn from. Interests incl. leathercraft, knot tying, and candle dripping. Extra tight green belt preferred. Reply Box 007.
Get pain free - Come to Merchant #2
I am bald and I don’t care. I love life much more than hair. Here’s to the heroes everywhere! Fauna of Rivenstar
Rivenstar, Sternfeld, Brendoken, Auntie Arwen, PI, and everyone else who has been so much help in our darkest hours: We cannot thank you enough. We love you! - Heirusalem and Fauna
To Heirusalem and Fauna: We love you too but Brendoken doesn’t have an A in it! – U, DB & J
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW for adult Harry Potter fans. Behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. CDs from the Blibbering Humdingers only $10! Thursday - starts at 9 PM. You’ll crap your pants.
The Memorial Ship will sail THIS EVENING. Procession will start from the Stave Church at 8:30 PM. Paint shields at the Stave Church this afternoon.
The next best thing to being there is knowing that you don’t need me there! I love you all! Aitch
What happens at Pennsic gets published in The Pennsic Independent! Don’t forget to reserve your set or purchase a PDF!
Zombie Apocalypse Team: My world trembled. You gathered the pieces and made them sing. Your words and labors fill all hearts with gladness. How can I ever thank you enough? Love, Aitch
No pirate hatz to be had. Took bunniez back and urchin with it.

Lost & Found

Eating knife: Black iron single-edged blade with ebony and bone inlaid handle approx. 10 inches long overall - Reward offered for return.
Handcarved 8” wooden spoon pls take to Lost & Found.
Lost: The Trophy. Found: Free space at bar. Ask Henessy at the Chalkman about it.

Memorials

“SERENGETI” is Non-Medieval, Let’s call it “Macsfield” to honor Mac Cooper and name the fort “Castle Wilver.” Spread the word! We can do this! Don’t need official act just do it and it’s done!!
Obituaries

In memory of my loving husband, Herr Wilhelm Baumhecker, called to rest after a long battle XXIV Jan.A.S. XLIV. hic una semper.
RIP Orange Cat. I will miss you and your brain cell. Nicolaa.

Personals

The Magderonica has an earth shattering shimmy and a dangerous smile! She is taking over Pennsic!
Hoobah FOSCADH for fighting in ALL 40 Pennsic Wars
Known World Choir performs Thursday @ 6 PM - Performing Arts Tent - Great vocal music of the Renaissance. Celebrate 20 years of the Pennsic choir!
To my apprentice Elena - you are truly a treasure. Happy belated anniversary. Your proud mistress M.
Maewyn please meet me at 8 where met. Gruff
OW FWFYFFMH ~T
The Magderonica was distracted by offers of beer and bacon and missed yesterday’s deadline.
NT It is a priviledge to fight for you, my inspiration. I love you. Sir Ow

Wanted to Buy

Need female garb with wig for portrayal in Estrogen & Axes Tourney. Must show cleavage. See Bubba for size information.

Wednesday Battlefield Report

By Lord DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter
With the War on hold Wednesday at Pennsic, armored combatants still flocked to the field for pick-up fighting, and tournaments. One of these was the charity tournament organized in support of Mikkel the Builder, which saw Sir Osgkar of the East and others organized. Proceeds from the tournament will benefit Mikkel, who was recently involved in a motorcycle accident where he was struck by a drunk driver.
Other tournaments on Wednesday included:

Greybeard Tournament
Any fighter copping the excuse “I’m too old to fight!” had no leg to stand on Wednesday morning as the Greybeard Tournament returned. The tournament was open to all fighters over the age of 50, and 23 of the Known World’s wisest fighters joined in the fun.
The tournament was a double elimination affair. In the finals, Sir Corby de la Flamme met Sir Mordain of Ealdomere. Sir Corby took the final and a scroll with the victory.

Put Up of Your Dukes Tournament
The Shire of Silver Rylle hosted the Put Up Your Dukes Tournament, a new tournament open to all past or current royalty.
The tournament attracted seven who have sat on the throne, including HRM Lochlan of Ansteorra and HRH Quilliam of Ealdormere.
The tournament was a round robin affair, which ended with HRM Lochlan finishing with a 6-0 record, one win ahead of Duke Edmund of the Midrealm. HRM Lochlan was given a small banner for his victory.

Warriors of History
The Order of the Cataphract hosted the annual Warriors of History Tournament on the Blue list Wednesday. The tournament requires warriors to present themselves in as close a representation as possible to period armor. A total of 14 gentles took up this challenge and impressive armor kits were on display.
After opening the tournament with its traditional century vs. century open melee, the warriors engaged in a round-robin tournament.
In the end, two men were awarded a $25 gift certificate to Raymond’s Quiet Press. The first went to the tournament winner — THL Havoc of the Wild, who wore an 11th century Anglo-Saxon armor kit.
The second award for best armor kit was given to Baron Vladimir of Eztergom, who wore an 11th century armor kit based on the Varangian Guard, a group of Vikings in service to the Byzantine Empire.

Mooselodge Open Tournament
The Kingdom of Atlantia hosted the Mooselodge Open Tournament Wednesday on the west side of the battlefield. This tournament was open to all gentles, regardless of rank or age. A total of 37 joined the tournament, which, naturally, was conducted a double-elimination Atlantian speed tournament.
The finals came down to Sir Douglas Henry of the East and Sir Aradd Ffestiniog of Atlantia. Sir Douglas won the fight, claiming his second tournament title of the War.
Battle of Hastings
History repeated itself Wednesday on the Blue list as a horde of about 30 “Saxons” and “Normans” assembled for the Battle of Hastings. All of the warriors came in full chain mail armor, as was common in the period.
Sir Steve Grandchamp played the role of Duke William the Conqueror in the melee and sought to press his claim to the English throne. Opposing him was King Harald, played by Lord Owen Claerwyn, who was determined to keep his crown.
The two sides met in a series of melees with goal of killing the opposing king. The side that won the best of five fights would claim the Crown for their leader.
It came down to the final battle as the teams split the first four melees. However, for the second straight year, the Saxons reversed history as they slew Duke William to claim a 3-2 win.
The losing Normans then took turns presenting the Saxons with different tokens in honor of their victory. The sides also celebrated with “Saxon mead” and “Norman cider” after the fight.

Thursday’s Big Battle: The Bridge Battle
It’s back to the War on Thursday as the Bridge Battle returns at 10 AM. This year, the two Grand Armies will fight over five bridges in three 30-minute battles. Each battle is worth one War Point. Victory will be claimed by holding three of the five bridges or by sweeping the field. There will be no resurrections.

PI Tuesday August 9 2011

East Takes Rapier Town Battle

By Dara of House Gawain
Martial Reporter

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The first war point for the rapier fighters, the Rapier Town Battle, was held on Monday. I feel that the word “battle” should be said with extra emphasis after seeing this incredible event, which went to the East Kingdom.
The combat was held out on the main battle field. Hay bales were arranged to mark the walls of twelve houses. Each of these houses had a letter or a number attached to it. According to the rules, the East Kingdom was given two blue flags while the Middle Kingdom was given two red flags. At the beginning of each round, the King of each side drew two tiles to let them know which two houses they needed to take. The winning army would be the first army to plant their flags in the two drawn houses. An important thing to remember is that neither army knew which two houses the other army was after. Each army had to spend part of their strength fighting toward the two houses they needed and the rest of their strength holding as many houses as they could in an effort to prevent the other army from doing the same.
As an added twist, unlimited resurrections were allowed for the first nine minutes but no resurrections were allowed after that in this 18 minute battle.
At the beginning of the battle, I had randomly arrived at the Middle Kingdom’s muster point. The fighters all around were eager for the battle and were discussing tactics with commanders and battle brothers and sisters. They were not alarmed that the East Kingdom outnumbered them more than two to one. They were eager to prove their mettle. The general gave a rousing speech when the field was declared ready and the answering roar of eagerness was deafening.
Unfortunately, just then, the weather decided to have its say. Before the armies could take the field, the dark clouds rained over the fields, adding slippery footing to an already difficult battle. Professor Pieter van Doorn of the Barony of Rivenstar stalked the edges of the field challenging the rain. Unfortunately, he was forced to quit the field before victory, but apparently he did strike a strong blow as the rain retreated less than ten minutes afterward.
The marshals checked the field one last time and then the armies were marched onto field, rapiers, daggers, shields and other weapons drawn and ready.
Lay on for the first bout was called and the two armies ran across the field, crashing together in the middle. The fighting was fierce with commanders shouting orders even as they blocked and parried. However, the East Kingdom had drawn houses 5 and 6, next to each other in the middle of the field. They reached the houses first and pushed the Middle Kingdom fighters back as the blue flags were passed forward and planted before the nine-minute resurrection mark was reached. First point went to the East Kingdom.
The second bout was prepared and the houses were drawn. The battle was joined even more fiercely than before. Neither line broke as the commanders of both armies yelled out orders, urging their fighters to hold or advance depending on what they saw. At one point, the Middle Kingdom pushed the East back almost past the middle row of houses despite the difference in numbers. At the nine-minute mark, both kingdoms held about half the field. Unfortunately for the Middle Kingdom, without resurrection, it quickly became a battle of attrition. The East Kingdom paid dearly for each inch it advanced though. The Middle Kingdom line did not break but was killed to a man and the East claimed the second point.
Though the East had decisively won in this two of three contest, the Middle Kingdom was willing to meet the East Kingdom for a third bout. As for who won that one, I can not say that it truly matters. Both armies fought long and hard, using tactics and skill to bring glory and honor to their respective rulers and deserve to be toasted as they prepare for the next war point fight in the war.
The kingdoms will meet again on Tuesday at 2 PM. For those of you that missed the town battle, be sure not to miss the Rapier Field Battle.

Sing a Song of A&S Things

By Lady Mary of Montevale
Features Reporter

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On the Monday of Main War Week, I
Went to the Barn to see…
Five casting molds
Four (angry) Celtic birds
Three French hoods
Two Laurel scrolls
And the Lady from a Cluny tapestry.
(to the tune of “Twelve Days of Christmas”)

Thirteen kingdoms were represented by the above items and much more at Monday’s A&S Exhibit in the barn. This year the arrangement of the space was different in that the tables were set up perpendicular to the open (south) side of the barn and large signs bearing the kingdom names were posted on several pillars. I had already determined that I wanted to find at least one exhibit from each of the kingdoms taking part, and this year’s set up made that task much easier.
It turned out that Atenveldt had only one exhibitor, Lady Aasni Ranghildsdotter from the Barony of Tir Ysgithr. She described herself as “a potter…primarily,” and had brought her work in progress to display. It was a pottery parturition set based on an Italian 16th c. original. The pottery pieces will be painted in a style known as Maiolica: a solid white background with designs painted using colored oxide paints. She explained that the painted effect looks something like watercolor.
An Tir was also represented by a single exhibitor, Cerridwen Ravenhawk of Conway (Lion’s Gate), and her Saxon dress and coat, plus three woolen caps made using naalbinding. The golden-colored dress was embroidered around the neck and down the front in wool, silk, and cotton. The pattern included roundels of animals replicating 9th c. Maasiek embroideries.
The extant Maasiek embroideries also served as source material for Lady Katherine de Langeli (Principality of the Mists, West). She used couched gold work as well as split and stem stitch in pastel-colored silk on linen. She plans to add pearls in the spots they were found on the original work. The second exhibitor from the West was Mistress Theiadora Groves, who displayed a number of samples of her tablet weaving work. A blue, gold, white, and green piece worked in a multiple ram’s horn pattern was one that was made for Duke Fredrick of Holland.
From the Outlands, Sayida Umamah bint Zayd Al-Andaluysiah had brought a partially completed project: Turkish button fasteners braided in the kumihimo method. Since they are to be used on a coat belonging to the head of her household, she is using the household colors green, yellow, and purple. She told me it takes about 4 uninterrupted hours of work to make a pair of the frog-like fasteners. The coat will need 15 pairs in all.
Rekon of Saaremaa (Caid) displayed more of her tile and intaglio work that I had seen in Artisans’ Row a few days ago. A particularly interesting piece was the diptych carved from a tagua nut (vegetable ivory) which looks like a cream-colored walnut. It is split open and a miniature scene is carved using the inside material and also taking advantage of any gaps or spaces in the interior. A brass or gold hinge is added so the finished piece can be opened and closed.
On the Æthelmearc table I saw two lovely peerage scrolls. The Pelican scroll made by Lady Sthurrim Caithness used calligraphy and illumination based on the Lindisfarne gospels. The Laurel scroll for Felicitas Flußmüllnerin will be presented at Æthelmearc court here at Pennsic. The approximately 12” x 18” scroll was created by Baroness Ekaterina Volkova.
Lady Sigrid the Beadmaker from Drachenwald had shown me many examples of her glass beadwork at Artisans’ Row last week. She had more of her exquisite creations on display Monday. I was entirely charmed by the very tiny glass snakes used as separators between other ornate beads.
Maya from Bjornsborg (Ansteorra) exhibited an interesting piece of bead embroidery—the image of a German saint from an extant piece in the Halberstatt Museum in the town of that name in Germany. Part of her documentation was a copy of the photograph of the original taken in the museum in 1936. Like many other exhibitors, she also explained her reasons for making slight changes in techniques and materials in order to accommodate modern, available materials and tools.
One of the items on display on the Trimaris tables was a beautiful red and gold hand knitted Sion Reliquary Purse with cording and tassels fashioned from the same fine silk as the body. It was knitted on 0000 needles. The thought of working with such tiny tools and stitches was enough to make me feel cross-eyed for a moment.
THL Medb ingen Dúngaile from Eoforwic (Ealdormere) worked with sugar paste to create a six-inch round plaque, bearing the Ealdormere trillium at the center surrounded by a floral design based on a fruit trencher (English, 1575-1600) that is on display in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
One of the numerous artisans from Atlantia was Baron Christopher MacConing (Dun Carraig). He casts lovely pewter pieces, carving his molds from African wunderstone, a finer stone than the usual soapstone. He also displayed a couple of Atlantian Queen’s Order of Courtesy tokens which he had cast in bronze.
The Midrealm participants filled two complete rows of tables with lovely items, but I was drawn right away to the fine white linen collar being worked on by Lady Crispine de la Vallée (Barony of Fenix) with its delicate gold thread couched work in patterns of oak leaves and acorns, a Laurel’s wreath, and two pelicans. The gold outline of the pelicans’ shapes were filled with tiny pearls. Lady Crispine told me the pelicans were drawn from a glove cuff on display in the Spence Collection in Bath , England. The collar is part of a set, along with a white linen Elizabethan gentleman’s ruff and its wire supporter covered with fine silk thread which she began as a gift for her Laurel’s elevation to Pelican.
As I wandered through the rows assigned to the East Kingdom, I was brought up short by an exclamation, “Oh my God!” from an Ealdormerean lady who had just been handed a needlework frame in which rested a piece of opus Anglicanum (or “English work”) embroidery. Although its creator, Lady Catarina Giaocchini (Barony of Settmour Swamp), was not with her work at that exact moment, a neighboring exhibitor was able to explain to me tht this technique is sometimes called “painting with thread.” I was amazed by the patience and skill it must have taken to create the picture on the piece of light brown linen of three long-haired women in colorful gowns dancing against two patterned backgrounds in multicolored swirls (wall or sky) and diapering (floor).
One display on Monday was a collection of projects for the A&S 50 Challenge, the one by Marija Kotok of Æthelmearc. I particularly liked the Roman mosaic based on the Waterhorse Mosaic from Fishbourne Palace in Sussex, England. If you’d like to learn more about the A&S 50 Challenge, attend the meeting on Tuesday. Check at A&S Point for time and tent.
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Tyger Puts the Squeeze On in the Valley Battle

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent

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After six War Points: East Tygers 5, Midrealm Dragons 1

The Grand Armies of the East and Midrealm met for the first time at Pennsic XL in the Valley Battle under cloudy skies Monday morning.
This battle was a 90-minute, unlimited-resurrection affair with the two Grand Armies fighting over three banners in the center of the field. The three banners were placed between two large “mountains” in the field with a river running between them.
Victory would be earned by the side that possessed the most banners at two time checks and at the end of the battle.
Per tradition, the Tyger’s forces lined up on the west side of the field. The East appeared to have the superior numbers as HRM Lucan deployed the Tuchux, the Bog Alliance, Atlantia and other elements to the north, Æthelmearc, the Northern Army and other allied kingdoms in the center with House Bloodguard, An Tir and others deploying to the south.
Outnumbered but determined, the Dragon deployed its forces on the east side of the field. HRM Arch deployed Ealdormere, Ansterorra, Drachenwald and Calontir to the south, with the bulk of the Midrealm army positioned in the center. Forces from Pentamere, the Darkyard Legion, the Free Company of Ironlance and the Mercenary Union were seen in the north.
At the sound of the cannon, both sides engaged in a mad sprint to the banners. Elements of the Northern Army and the Barony of Flaming Gryphon — who were decked out in distinctive pink tabards in support of breast cancer research — were the first to clash swords in the Valley.
The fight in the center of the field wavered back and forth, but both sides stayed relatively close to the banners.
That was not the case on the flanks. To preserve its manpower, the Midrealm attempted to set up two diagonal skirmish lines extending from the base of each mountain.
The tactic seemed to work well on the south side of the field. Ansteorra and Calontir were able to hold up against repeated charges from the East’s forces, although the East gained some ground as the battle went on.
To the north, however, the Dragon’s forces were simply too few to withstand what seemed like a tidal wave of blue warriors. Within five minutes, the Tuchux were pushing into the skirmish line until it was almost parallel with the mountain. Eastern forces were soon on top of the Midrealm resurrection point.
The jaws of the vise slowly squeezed on the Midrealm army until elements of the East’s northern wing were able to squeeze through the gaps and assault the Midrealm forces in the center from behind.
This tactic succeeded in pushing the Midrealm forces off the banner, but the Dragon was able to maintain a solid force in the center valley for the full 90 minutes.
At the first time check, the East held possession of the northern and center banners, while the south banner was in dispute. By the second time check, however, the East held all three banners and it did so at the end of the battle as well. With an 8-0-1 advantage in banners, the East claimed the battle and two War Points.
HRM Lucan commended his forces for a job well done and employed them to do the same at today’s battle.
“I’m so very proud of our forces,” HRM Lucan said. “ The teamwork they displayed was great to see. The tenacity of the Midrealm and its allies at the [banner] points was excellent. We lucked out.”

Today’s Big Battle: The Woods Battle
The Pennsic original returns Tuesday at 10 AM for the second year at its new home, located just north and west of Mount Eislinn. This year’s battle will be fought over one banner for 90 minutes with unlimited resurrections. As the Midrealm currently trails in War Points, the Dragon will have the honor of placing the banner. Two War Points will go to the side that possesses the banner after 90 minutes.

Unclassifieds

Contests
Depressing Song Competition in the PAT 8/11 6:30-8:30 pm. Sign up at Moongate and Friends next to Pillaged Village. Spectators welcome.

Events Open to All
12 Step meeting E07 4pm AA/NA/OA/SA all welcome. Denys the Decadent’s Camp Great Eastern Highway
BPAL Meet & Sniff. Come, sniff & share. Wed 11 a.m. Camp Dancing Fox, E01 on Dragon’s Trace.
ANYONE CAN BREW! Ambrosia Farm Short mead kits - Brew in 2 weeks in a gallon of spring water. Try 12 fruit & berbal flavors – tastings daily at 3pm & Midnight Madness, Dancing Pig Pottery #16 Bow Street or online www.ambrosiafarm.com.

For Sale
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
14’ yurt for sale. Sunforger canvas, great condition. $700 OBO. Avail end of war. Contact Dorian @ House Maxwell, block W05. 224-595-3856
Custom Ts-You take the picture. We put it on a mug, Tshirt, or tote. Misty Tower. Space 28
15x10ft (ish) red & purple Viking A-frame for sale. If interested please send text to 703-470-4916 $400.
A BIG TENT NOW! Eudora 151/2 x 91/2 Titan 3ys + NEW Genvine EZ-UP 10 sq. Paid $600- Tent/$200-EZ-ALL FOR $450- Negotiable- see at W-13 Fool’s Rest/ call 631-786-6025 -cell - NOW.
Air mattress LL Bean $50 battery powered air pump Queen at Tatterdemalion Merchant Space #47.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
How can anything Sarong be sooo! right! Celtic sarongs at Moongate
Astérix and Obelix made it to Pennsic! Available at UrsulaBs Alcove. 166 Fleet 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, #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?
Banners! Favors! Badges! Custom done for you! Come consult with us Misty Tower, Space 28
Fabric Petting Zoo White Wolf & Phoenix- 120 Plunder Lane- yarn and string on discount!
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Canvas Marquis tent 18x12 as is. No center poles or ridge beam. Includes all walls, ropes, stakes, side poles. $550 obo see William at Lochac X01 by West Gate.
Carolingian expatriates & friends: show your support for the Scholarly Barony. University of Carolingia Varsity Melee Team t-shirts are available again, @ Lady Guendalina’s Closet, space #121.
Cash for clinkers: Trade in your tin cup for $5.00 off a new mug @ A’s Round Pottery. 51 Broadway.
Cotton halter tops at Bronwyn’s at Moongate.
Dragon Ts & 1066 Ts are Back! Space 28
Extra large mugs for Pennsic XL 48oz, A’s #51
Feast gear galore; swords, daggers, and more. Get a pouch too! Available for you at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares. Space 133 on Plunder Lane. Bring in ad for $1.00 off $20.00 purchase.
Feed Your Spinning Habit! Gorgeous Fiber at MTF #28
Folkwear is still in business and has new patterns. Check them out at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
For Sale 14’ Yurt. Professional quality 9193600048. Also Panther 12x12 Pavillion, needs work $480/OBO.
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Bedouin tent for sale. 22’x24’ Sunforger. Includes custom poles, ropes and stakes. $900. Tent costs $2700 new. Tent is available to see at Tribal Source on Street of Gold #82. Ask for Diana.
For Sale: Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
10x12 Panther wall tent for sale. Used only a few times. All poles, bags, stakes, ropes, interior wall, etc. included. Asking $600. Available at end of Pennsic. Ask for Gabrielle or Sebastian at Caer Adamant camp N34
For Sale: 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.
For Sale: Yurt in fair condition. $300 OBO. Also canvas tarp 20x30, $40 OBO. Come to Shark Pit for details. Block N21.
Full size slat bed, mahogany red stain. Available at war end. $250 or b.o. Contact Ziggy @ August Moon, E18
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Greybarr Trad Archery “Closest Archery Shop to the Range” Wide selection of bows from $20 on up. Long bows, Recurves, Cross bows, Horsebows, Korean bows. Arrows for every bow. Wide selection of archery equip. We now accept credit cards. Space 91, St of Gold, next to West GATE.
Hot water for your camp 40 gallon water heater for sale @ Black Legion Camp Fosse & Brewers.
Huge modern tent for sale Eureka Condo 10.5x20, sleeps 8+ over 8ft tall for $150 cash available now. See Bergdis at Clan Cambion E15 Howards Fenway.
Illumination Books! The biggest selection at Pennsic is at Small Churl Books! Come see, be tempted, buy the beautiful, useful and irresistable (books).
It’s hot now but it won’t be forever. Plan ahead! Buy wool at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Don’t walk around Pennsic with ugly children- Buy a mask from Claus/ The Toymaker only $4.00.
KNIFE SHARPENING, cleaning, de-rusting, custom sheaths. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
Knitting needles & accessories. Misty Tower. #28
LINEN WADDING for stuffing gambeson, armoring coat or pourpoint. BLACK CHEAP. Dragons Magic space 27
Nearly new 18’x20’ Panther marquee canopy. Used twice. Would make great war pavilion. Inquire booth 175, Hamish’s Dreck $800 OBO.
Need a pouch? Thurkill’s are now available at Viking Archery Supply #13 on Bow Street.
NEW THIS YEAR - Decorate your child’s walls with medieval images - Knights, dragons, ladies - more. Let the mundanes put up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! - at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
Panther Viking in great shape. Avail at end of War. $500 set up on Runestone Hill - Block W08 - Camp Eoforwic 416-655-9938
Be Prepared! This heat will end. Get your cloak or mantle at Misty Tower’s SALE in Space 28
Pennsic in a Box - Comes with people, places and things found at Pennsic in a colorful wooden box - Makes a great fun gift for friends who couldn’t attend this year. Found only at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
14x14 Panther Regent tent with fly and set up kit. $750 obo Gleann Abhann Camp ask for Avice N12
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 11 on site for immediate delivery and 18 more on site at end of war. Others in stock can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes our specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
Costumes by Loren can now accept credit cards! Different specials every day! We have LOTS of new merchandise this year. Come by and see us at Costumes by Loren! Located at #166 Fleet Street.
Porcelain dolls (inc. QE1), stamped and gilded leather, woven tapestry panels, vintage posters. Space #28.
ROCKING HORSES 4 sale/rent. SQUIRE CART 4 rent to carry you in style. Disc. 4 handicapped. Space #28.
Tent 4Sale! 13” dia round canvas w/attached heavy duty floor. “Soul Pad 4000 Ease.” Brand new, only used this Pennsic at Trimaris Kingdom Camp in Swamp. Asking $600. Call Lady Albreda 305-781-3882.
Archers! Custom bowstrings made on site. 32 colors to pick from. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St. Other supplies are also available.
TENT FOR SALE Canvas only. Oval marquee 17x14in. Some stains. $500 cash. See Jodie W10 Lions of the Cross.
Tentsmiths shower pavillion + shower stall. Hot water heater NOT included. 500.00 for tent & stall & accessories. SHAUNA AT SHAUNA’S CAMP W11
Thai Brass Flatwear set 178pc service for 12 + extra peices. See at mcht space 4 $300.
UNIQUELY YOU dressmakers dummies - the only one to corset properly. 3 available on site. Space #28.
For Sale SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker, #26.
War wagon, slightly abused, $100 obo N29 813-843-2475
Wardrobe trunk 4 sale - $80 easy to pack all your garb in one trunk. No need to ever unapck. Garb is easy to find. Camp Greenwood E18 End of Autumn’s Path.
Bad Garb? Who cares? It’s too hot! Stay cool and look sexy in the infamous Bunny Fur Bikini! Hamish’s Dreck, Booth 175 where Laurels fear to tread.
WARM CLOAKS, repairs, and custom orders on site. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
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.
Washable wool embroidery thread available in a full range of colors at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
For Sale: Mortar and Pestle sale - 3 sizes - All $5 each. Today only. Guild of Limners. #26.
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 40 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Why melt? The cool comfy 100% cotton tunics and kaftans are here again. Also skirts, kurta, shirts, chemises and cloaks. Come early for best selection. And now we can take credit cards. Costumes by Loren. Space #166. Fleet Street.
14x20 Viking A-frame Panther canvas and random wood. $500. See Fridrikr or Orianna. E04, High Rafters
You went to war and came home without treasures. For shame! Stop in to see our fine, exotic yarns at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Yurt for Sale! 12’ dia. By Yurts of America. 1 yr old, used 2 Pennsic’s. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St $2500 obo. Available now
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 preparation with this ad from Mistress Megan at the Guild of Limners, #26 Merchants Row.
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker, #26 across from the Barn.

General

Get pain free - Come to Merchant #2
After 20 years of service to the SCA and Pennsic, Turtle Island Moccasins is bidding a fond farewell! In order to spend more time with family and because the cost of travel continues to rise, Pennsic 40 will be Turtle Island Moccasins last year at Coopers Lake. Don’t worry, these MIMFA museum quality moccasins will still be available to order from the website www.turtleislandmoccasins.com, and all repairs will still be honored when needed. Stop by the shop on Battle Road today for your personal fitting by Atrayew, the founder and artisan of Turtle Island Moccasins!
Armor Cleaner: rusty, dirty, smelly? 757-867-3861. Ask for Rheanna or text name, camp name and location. Reasonable rates. Look good. Please your lady!
Bard’s Haven is open for business! Also Celtic bardic again on Tuesday night as usual. E19.
BRAINS!!! Aitch
Enchanted Ground bardic circle 9-12PM stories music poems
The Memorial Ship will sail this Thursday, the 11th. Procession will start from the Stave Church at 8:30 PM. Paint shields at Tancred’s Tangled Wood.
The next best thing to being there is knowing that you don’t need me there! I love you all! Aitch
Feeling hot? Cool off & help raise money for cancer patients w/a “coolband” from booth #56- A Leather Crafter. $5 ea. Help touch a life & keep cool!!
From Petra to Petra re: yesterdays ad. Have your people met mine? They say the same things...
Heirusalem Help! You have to come back! Columella is making us WORK! - The PI Staff
Minbu - Japanese Festival Dance Class - WED 2:00 at Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Solveig Throndardottir
Orange and cream striped linen! Do you have it? It seems like we all do. Join Ye Olde Mead Hovel in parading orange stripes all around the War- Wear yours on Wednesday!
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW for adult Harry Potter fans. Behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. CDs from the Blibbering Humdingers only $10! Thursday - starts at 9PM. You’ll crap your pants.
I am bald and I don’t care. I love life much more than hair. Here’s to the heroes everywhere! Fauna of Rivenstar
What happens at Pennsic gets published in The Pennsic Independent! Don’t forget to reserve your set or purchase a PDF!
Have you “Read it”? Bacon/Narhwal/All the Things will be counted, if present. Meet-up 9pm Tues, first camp below the Runestone-look for the icon at the gate.
ZOMBIES!! Are you ready if they invade Pennsic? Hamish’s Dreck has what you need-Axes, maces & more. Remember always DOUBLE TAP! BOOTH 175, Perth Row.
Memorials

HEAR YE HEAR YE in honor of the memory of Lord Krey MacLeod The Black Dragons will be hosting NOMFEST on Wen after 2pm-whenever at N15. Please bring something to share that Krey would have enjoyed eating or drinking. Put the word out.
Our beloved Lord Otto Mueller (MKA Chuck Meier) passed away on May 22. Come celebrate his SCAdian & Pirate life on Wednesday- 8pm - at Otto’s Cove- E01 (Kitty corner from the Dance Tent)

Parties

FAM and OES unofficial gathering Tuesday 4-6pm Hartstone B5.

Personals

Known World Choir performs Thursday @ 6 PM - Performing Arts Tent - Great vocal music of the Renaissance. Celebrate 20 years of the Pennsic choir!
Hot , handsome, hairy Hunks Hankering for horny henna haired honeys. See Chum the Love Troll N31 Ye Old Mead Hovel.
To my apprentice Elena - you are truly a treasure. Happy belated anniversary. Your proud mistress M.
All suitors for blond Scot must be German -or Italian- and may negotiate the sizable dowry with her elderly and mentally infirm father- and must pass & bribe Italian friend. Present credentials to Venetian.
The Magderonica is on the prowl!
The Pandorica didn’t open. Try again next millenium.
Dame Sarra Graeham of Birnham invites her friends to a celebration of the 20th anniversary of her Laurelling, 7PM until we quit at Up the Hill Camp, Nagashino above Bannockburn in B02.
Flame-haired Scots matron imaginative and experienced, seeks mature scholarly lord versed in multiple tongues for in-depth Pennsic research project. Replies to Pennsic Independent box 007.
Further addendum to ad for German House Boy for my elderly father- one attendant not sufficient. Now seeking strapping German twins. Blondes preferred. Inquire at Barony of Fenix.
Langdon: Seek not the tortoise with the eyes, but with the heart . And Liver. Maghnus
Pyke, looking for Maevel? She’s in N21 with Grimine and Cross.
Sir Ow - Fight well for you fight for my honor. ~T
To Our Beloved Despotissa: We need more Chaucers! Come help us drink some!
Clarification to ad for House Boys to attend my mentally infirm father- Frenchmen need not apply. Qualified strapping German House Boys still needed. Apply within at Barony of Fenix.
SNORRI- WELCOME HOME!! Love Aeifra and Aquila and Tali too!
TEENY TINY TIGGLETOES- THANKS FOR 10 SMOKIN’ PENNSICS, 2 GREAT KIDS + THE BEST YEARS OF MY LIFE! e
This is Sophie’s 1st Pennsic and she is very shy she is looking for an 18 to 24 year old gentleman to escort her around Midnight Madness only chivalrous gentleman need apply she will be waiting in a yellow and red bodice outside of Odyssey Coffee at 9PM.
Wanted to Buy

Looking for a used or new beginner harp. See Rohesia at Eoforwic (W08).

PI Wednesday August 10 2011

Eastern Fencers Triumph on Rapier Field

By Dara of House Gawain
Martial Reporter
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As rapiers poured onto the field for Tuesday’s Field Battle, the East Kingdom and its allies again outnumbered the Midrealm and its allies, but the Middle Kingdom fighters were not hesitant to take the field.
In fact, Professor Pieter van Doorn, supported by Lord Stephan, strode out onto the field to issue a challenge to the entirety of the Eastern army before being forced off the field by the marshals. Both armies were so eager that the marshals had to spend even more time reminding them to start behind the hay bales.
Both armies lined up and advanced. The Midrealm held back to force the Eastern forces to march or run farther across the hot field, letting them expend energy before even reaching the fight. The battle was hard fought across the lines, but the Eastern army took victory by managing to envelop and destroy the left flank of the Midrealm army as well as sending in reserves to take advantage of a gap in the Midrealm army’s line.
It seemed to go very quickly for the spectators although the first bout was one of the longer open field battles ever held. Unfortunately, the ending came too quickly to accurately determine the last fighter standing for the Middle Kingdom.
Before the second bout began, the Midrealm was allowed to use hay bales to develop a defensive position. They built a large fort with an entrance that began wide but narrowed to a V farther into the fort. Fighters could attack with swords over the bales of hay but could not cross over them. The Midrealm arranged themselves into a kill pocket and waited for the East to advance.
The East, however, did not cross the field uncontested. Some sortie parties were sent out to harry and cut down their advance troops and provided a good account of themselves. Warder Maximilian der Zauberer was still on the field being stalked by two Eastern fighters even as the East attacked the gates of the fort.
The Eastern army battered at the gate but the Midrealm army held it against wave after wave of fighters, turning the gate into a brutal kill zone. At last, the call came up from the Eastern army to retreat and King Morgan of Northshield issued a challenge of single combat to the castle. Professor Pieter was chosen by King Arch as champion but fell below King Morgan’s blades. The victorious king issued another challenge and Don Iago of the Kingdom of Ansteorra immediately stepped up to the challenge. He also fell. However, the Eastern army had retreated to a safe distance from the fort at that point in order to regroup.
A stalemate lasted between the two armies for several long moments. The Ansteorran fighters eventually emerged from the fort and held a tight line against the Eastern army, taking opponents with them as they eventually fell. A second squad emerged from the fort and again the battle was fierce before they too fell to the Eastern armies. Just as the last of the dead cleared the field, the Midrealm army gloriously charged out en masse and the armies clashed with shouts only barely drowned out by the ringing of steel on steel.
Due to superior numbers of Eastern fighters, the Midrealm army was forced to retreat back into their fort where they quickly arranged themselves into a kill pocket at the gate. The Eastern army pursued and crashed upon the defenders’ rapiers, fighting hard and fast for several minutes before managing to break through into the fort. Once inside, their superior numbers came into play and they cut down the Midrealm army to the last fighter, Lady Collette Valois.
After the fight, Duke Ogedi, commander of the Eastern army, gave credit to his opponents for a hard fought-battle. He explained how he hit the left flank hard in the first battle and used his reserves to his advantage. The second battle required patience and he felt the Midrealm army had used excellent tactics. He admitted to losing more than he had expected but was pleased with his victory and the gain of two more War Points for the Eastern Kingdom.
The commander of the Midrealm army, Anton Du Marais, was not disappointed in how the battles went. He was proud that the first battle had gone on longer than almost any other field battle. For the second bout, he admitted that it had occurred to him to remain in the fort, forcing the Eastern army into the kill pocket or waiting them out. However, as his fighters and allies and the Eastern army had all come to fight, “not to stand around in the sun for two hours,” he gave the order to emerge, placing the desire for an enjoyable war over a desire for victory. According to him, he knew they were “going to die to a man but it was a glorious charge.”

The First Blast of the War Horn

By Lady Ursula the Widow
Features Reporter

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A quarter of a century ago, strange rumors were in the air. From the Pennsic Dailie Tidings, Thursday, August 13, A.S. XXI:
Under a 24-hour guard by Darkyard Household of Roaring Waste, Midrealm stands a fair pavilion in the Caravan of Traders behind the Cheshire Inn. Within lies a thing that few have seen, none save royalty and but few others of the highest estate; and none will see until the Opening Court of this Pennsic struggle on Friday at noon on the Main Battlefield [now Runestone Hill]. The penalties for those who would attempt to enter are dreadful. Strong monarchs have emerged from the tent shaken. “By God’s blood, how could mortals believe it!” they have said as they emerged from that pavilion. Yet on Friday at noon, these things will be exposed to every mortal eye. Pray your gods for the strength to endure the sight.

As part of Tuesday’s Pennsic History celebration, Baroness Mistress Alecia (Midrealm) shared old newspaper articles about the mystery surrounding the first appearance of the Pennsic War Horn at Pennsic XV. Back then, she and her husband Baron Selwyn had not yet received any titles from the Crown. But they had a mission.
In those days, Opening Ceremonies were a tiny gathering of 20 or 30 people on Runestone Hill. The breaking of the arrow was the main feature of the short ceremony. Alecia and Selwyn felt this was not enough. They created the Pennsic War Horn, and in order to arouse interest, they arranged with friends in House Darkyard to put it under guard.
Soon people began to ask what was inside the tent. If the questioner was wearing a crown, Alecia would permit them inside—after extracting a promise from them to bring their friends, retainers and households to Opening Ceremonies. A reporter was stationed across the street from the tent door and the nobles were encouraged to engage in some form of histrionics as they exited.
Coordinating behind scenes with the Principal Heralds of the East and Middle Kingdoms, the couple obtained interviews with their respective Kings and offered the War Horn to become part of Pennsic tradition.
According to Baroness Alecia, not everyone was enthusiastic about the project at first. King Palymar of the Midrealm expressed concern that the Horn might become a trophy to be fought over, causing strife. But Baron Selwyn, then simply Selwyn, explained passionately, “This is a gift of love and chivalry.” Queen Katherine then advised her lord that she believed the Horn was a good thing for the kingdoms, and he agreed to its inclusion in the ceremony.
Alecia’s strategy for creating interest had been so successful that when they arrived at the field before the ceremony, they had difficulty making their way through the crowd of 400 to deliver the horn.
In that ceremony, the agreement was made that House Darkyard would become the perpetual guardians of the Horn, a trust they still hold today. That year, it was blown by the victors at the end of War, but since then, it has been blown during Opening Ceremonies.

Tyger Claims the Woods Battle

By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter

After 10 War Points: East Tygers 9, Midrealm Dragons 1

The oldest battle at Pennsic returned Tuesday morning as the Woods Battle took place. For the second straight year, the Woods battle took place just behind Mount Eislinn.
Unlike many years in the past, the two Great Armies began on the same side of the woods, as both the Midrealm and the East entered the woods from the south entrance.
This year’s fight was a 90-minute unlimited resurrection battle to be fought over one banner. The side that held the banner at the end of the 90 minutes would claim two War Points.
The two armies lined up nearly within polearm distance of each other, with the East’s forces on the east side of the resurrection line and the Midrealm on the west side of the line. A 100-foot “no fight zone” was set up ahead of the resurrection line.
With the Midrealm trailing in War Points, the Dragon was given the option of placing the banner where they wished. This took place 30 minutes before the beginning of the battle, and the whole of the Midrealm’s Grand Army deployed after the banner was set. Forces from Drachenwald were heard singing just before the call of “Lay On!”
When the cannon sounded, the East sent its entire force barreling into the woods. It was clear immediately that the East had superior numbers as their forces engaged in a long, grinding push of the Midrealm’s forces just outside the no-fight zone. By the midpoint of the battle, the East had pushed more than 100 feet forward.
Reports from the front indicated another spirited battle between the two sides.
With about 20 minutes left, HRM Arch of the Midrealm and HRM Lucan of the East entered a parley. HRM Arch conceded the War Points, but not the field.
Thus, during the final 20 minutes, numerous warriors — including the entire Kingdom of the West — switched sides to help the Dragon’s outnumbered forces. A grand brawl took place in front of the resurrection line until the final cannon sounded.

Wednesday’s Big Battle: None!
As has become a Pennsic tradition, the War will take its midweek break, save for those competing in the Archery Champions’ Shoot. However, there are many tournaments scheduled for Wednesday for those who need their fighting fix. Consult your Pennsic Book for location and times.

Unclassifieds

Contests
Crypt: Infinity is G 4 ISN find me at N21
Depressing Song Competition in the PAT 8/11 6:30-8:30 pm. Sign up at Moongate and Friends next to Pillaged Village. Spectators welcome.

Events Open to All
12 Step meeting E07 4pm AA/NA/OA/SA all welcome. Denys the Decadent’s Camp Great Eastern Highway
Atl Atl Battle Tue and Thu 6PM above the castle
BPAL Meet & Sniff. Come, sniff & share. Wed 11 a.m. Camp Dancing Fox, E01 on Dragon’s Trace.

For Sale
14’ yurt for sale. Sunforger canvas, great condition. $700 OBO. Avail end of war. Contact Dorian @ House Maxwell, block W05. 224-595-3856
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker, #26 across from the Barn.
For Sale 14’ Yurt. Professional quality 9193600048. Also Panther 12x12 Pavillion, needs work $480/OBO.
14x14 Panther Regent tent with fly and set up kit. $750 obo Gleann Abhann Camp ask for Avice N12
For Sale: Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
14x20 Viking A-frame Panther canvas and random wood. $500. See Fridrikr or Orianna. E04, High Rafters
Bad Garb? Who cares? It’s too hot! Stay cool and look sexy in the infamous Bunny Fur Bikini! Hamish’s Dreck, Booth 175 where Laurels fear to tread.
15x10ft (ish) red & purple Viking A-frame for sale. If interested please send text to 703-470-4916 $400.
20x30 Comml Pavilion $300 obo. Yrs of life left. Needs minor TLC. White all poles, ropes, stakes. Will train to set up see ICOD E06. Must sacrifice.
A BIG TENT NOW! Eudora 151/2 x 91/2 Titan 3ys + NEW Genvine EZ-UP 10 sq. Paid $600- Tent/$200-EZ-ALL FOR $450- Negotiable- see at W-13 Fool’s Rest/ call 631-786-6025 -cell - NOW.
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
ANYONE CAN BREW! Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits - Brew in 2 weeks in a gallon of spring water. Try 12 fruit & herbal flavors - tastings daily at 3pm & Midnight Madness, Dancing Pig Pottery #16 Bow Street or online www.ambrosiafarm.com.
Astérix and Obelix made it to Pennsic! Available at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Banners! Favors! Badges! Custom done for you! Come consult with us Misty Tower, Space 28
Bedouin tent for sale. 22’x24’ Sunforger. Includes custom poles, ropes and stakes. $900. Tent costs $2700 new. Tent is available to see at Tribal Source on Street of Gold #82. Ask for Diana.
10x12 Panther wall tent for sale. Used only a few times. All poles, bags, stakes, ropes, interior wall, etc. included. Asking $600. Available at end of Pennsic. Ask for Gabrielle or Sebastian at Caer Adamant camp N34
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 40 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Costumes by Loren can now accept credit cards! Different specials every day! We have LOTS of new merchandise this year. Come by and see us at Costumes by Loren! Located at #166 Fleet Street.
Custom Ts-You take the picture. We put it on a mug, Tshirt, or tote. Misty Tower. Space 28
Dbl. Bed Platform or rope too strong to break. $75 obo see Fearghus in Camp Biernmead on N-22
Dragon Ts & 1066 Ts are Back! Space 28
Extra large mugs for Pennsic XL 48oz, A’s #51
Fabric Petting Zoo White Wolf & Phoenix- 120 Plunder Lane- yarn and string on discount!
Feast gear galore; swords, daggers, and more. Get a pouch too! Available for you at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares. Space 133 on Plunder Lane. Bring in ad for $1.00 off $20.00 purchase.
Tent 4Sale! 13” dia round canvas w/attached heavy duty floor. “Soul Pad 4000 Ease.” Brand new, only used this Pennsic at Trimaris Kingdom Camp in Swamp. Asking $600. Call Lady Albreda 305-781-3882.
For Sale: ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XLI 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 and let him know what you think of this idea.
ROCKING HORSES 4 sale/rent. SQUIRE CART 4 rent to carry you in style. Disc. 4 handicapped. Space #28.
Full size slat bed, mahogany red stain. Available at war end. $250 or b.o. Contact Ziggy @ August Moon, E18
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Air mattress LL Bean $50 battery powered air pump Queen at Tatterdemalion Merchant Space #47.
Washable wool embroidery thread available in a full range of colors at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Greybarr Trad Archery “Closest Archery Shop to the Range” Wide selection of bows from $20 on up. Long bows, Recurves, Cross bows, Horsebows, Korean bows. Arrows for every bow. Wide selection of archery equip. We now accept credit cards. Space 91, St of Gold, next to West GATE.
Folkwear is still in business and has new patterns. Check them out at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Be Prepared! This heat will end. Get your cloak or mantle at Misty Tower’s SALE in Space 28
Hot water for your camp 40 gallon water heater for sale @ Black Legion Camp Fosse & Brewers.
Illumination Books! The biggest selection at Pennsic is at Small Churl Books! Come see, be tempted, buy the beautiful, useful and irresistable (books).
16X22 PAVILION $1500.00 Tan and white w/ red finials & red & black corner swags. Divides into 6 rooms, 4 doors 9x12 fly all 14 curtains ground tarp + 2 lg totes. A Desert Storm tent by Sven Jenson 5 yrs old. Call 419-419-8558 or stop by W-15 Great Middle Hi-Way
For Sale SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker, #26.
It’s hot now but it won’t be forever. Plan ahead! Buy wool at Ursula’s Alcove. 166 Fleet St.
Cash for clinkers: Trade in your tin cup for $5.00 off a new muc @ A’s Round Pottery. 51 Broadway.
Don’t walk around Pennsic with ugly children- Buy a mask from Claus the Toymaker. Only $4.00.
KNIFE SHARPENING, cleaning, de-rusting, custom sheaths. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
Carolingian expatriates & friends: show your support for the Scholarly Barony. University of Carolingia Varsity Melee Team t-shirts are available again, @ Lady Guendalina’s Closet, space #121.
Knitting needles & accessories. Misty Tower. #28
Known World map on sale @ Game Gnight Block 025.
Ladies garb & feast baskets for sale W16 yellow day shade see Gypsy.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
Pennsic in a Box: the perfect gift for a friend who couldn’t attend Pennsic 40. Images of people, places anda things that make Pennsic special. From Claus the Toymaker, #26.
Mason Rive new stock: jewels linen caps cloaks + hoods. Huge discounts on old stock today only
Nearly new 18’x20’ Panther marquee canopy. Used twice. Would make great war pavilion. Inquire booth 175, Hamish’s Dreck $800 OBO.
Need a pouch? Thurkill’s are now available at Viking Archery Supply #13 on Bow Street.
For Sale: Yurt in fair condition. $300 OBO. Also canvas tarp 20x30, $40 OBO. Come to Shark Pit for details. Block N21.
NEW THIS YEAR - Decorate your child’s walls with medieval images - Knights, dragons, ladies - more. Let the mundanes put up Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck! - at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
On-site storage available 8x8x18 in NE trailer area. See Baron Petreus, B-09 Full Moon Camp Evenings
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 11 on site for immediate delivery and 18 more on site at end of war. Others in stock can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes our specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
Porcelain dolls (inc. QE1), stamped and gilded leather, woven tapestry panels, vintage posters. Space #28.
TENT FOR SALE Canvas only. Oval marquee 17x14in. Some stains. $500 cash. See Jodie W10 Lions of the Cross.
Feed Your Spinning Habit! Gorgeous Fiber at MTF #28
TENT for sale French double bell 1 yr old used once $700 OBO Mary 703-973-3491 Available NOW Set up incl.
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?
Tentsmiths shower pavillion + shower stall. Hot water heater NOT included. 500.00 for tent & stall & accessories. SHAUNA AT SHAUNA’S CAMP W11
Thai Brass Flatwear set 178pc service for 12 + extra peices. See at mcht space 4 $300.
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encusto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
The Pennsic Independent called it “The Quintessential Collection of Songs.” Get Master Hector’s “Red Album” at Camelot Treasures, Booth #30.
Pennsic in a Box - Comes with people, places and things found at Pennsic in a colorful wooden box - Makes a great fun gift for friends who couldn’t attend this year. Found only at Claus the Toymaker, #26.
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, #26.
UNIQUELY YOU dressmakers dummies - the only one to corset properly. 3 available on site. Space #28.
Want a page turner? Nebula nominated: Dragonslayer’s Sword. Author signing- Small Churl Books #63
War wagon, slightly abused, $100 obo N29 813-843-2475
Wardrobe trunk 4 sale - $80 easy to pack all your garb in one trunk. No need to ever unapck. Garb is easy to find. Camp Greenwood E18 End of Autumn’s Path.
WARM CLOAKS, repairs, and custom orders on site. CLOAK & DAGGER, 13 Bow St.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.
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.
Why melt? The cool comfy 100% cotton tunics and kaftans are here again. Also skirts, kurta, shirts, chemises and cloaks. Come early for best selection. And now we can take credit cards. Costumes by Loren. Space #166. Fleet Street.
You went to war and came home without treasures. For shame! Stop in to see our fine, exotic yarns at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Yurt for Sale! 12’ dia. By Yurts of America. 1 yr old, used 2 Pennsic’s. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St $2500 obo. Available now
Archers! Custom bowstrings made on site. 32 colors to pick from. See Rask at Viking Archery Supply #13 Bow St. Other supplies are also available.

General
I, Algar Irenhande from Barony of Brendoken will take on all combatants on the Rapier Field from 1pm to 2pm Wednesday for Donations to a partially paralyzed police officer, injured by a drunk driver.
Armor Cleaner: rusty, dirty, smelly? 757-867-3861. Ask for Rheanna or text name, camp name and location. Reasonable rates. Look good. Please your lady!
Bard’s Haven is open for business! Also Celtic bardic again on Tuesday night as usual. E19.
Enchanted Ground bardic circle 9-12 PM stories music poems
What happens at Pennsic gets published in The Pennsic Independent! Don’t forget to reserve your set or purchase a PDF!
Fine garb. Dagged parti-color houppelandes are our specialty, kingdom bears, kids garb. Hobbitronics 8 Bow Street
Living up to your obligations? Remember you do not have to be a member of the chivalry to be guilty of abusing dependents.
Get pain free - Come to Merchant #2
I Genesii’s fans are the greatest! Thank you so much for your support! See you next year!
Zombie Apocalypse Team: My world trembled. You gathered the pieces and made them sing. Your words and labors fill all hearts with gladness. How can I ever thank you enough? Love, Aitch
Interested in the Pennsic XL Skate Up? Please stop by the Three Swans Inn! (Corner of Causeway & Myfan Way) . Ask for Shackpack or Bridget!
KEEP THE PENNSIC STORIES ROLLING: Commission an original, one-page story inspired by your input. KristenEaton.com/pennsic.html
Need a leper? Don’t delay - a carpenter from Galilee came by and our supply is now quite limited! $10.00 from Claus the Toymaker
Orange and cream striped linen! Do you have it? It seems like we all do. Join Ye Olde Mead Hovel in parading orange stripes all around the War- Wear yours on Wednesday!
BRAINS!!! Aitch
Pavel D, Michael A, Elss of A, Violante di L, Margery K, Clewin K, Angus McD - you are a joy to be with. CdC
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW for adult Harry Potter fans. Behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. CDs from the Blibbering Humdingers only $10! Thursday - starts at 9PM. You’ll crap your pants.
Minbu - Japanese Festival Dance Class - WED 2:00 at Clan Yama Kaminari (E03) Solveig Throndardottir
The Memorial Ship will sail this Thursday, the 11th. Procession will start from the Stave Church at 8:30 PM. Paint shields at Tancred’s Tangled Wood.
ZOMBIES!! Are you ready if they invade Pennsic? Hamish’s Dreck has what you need-Axes, maces & more. Remember always DOUBLE TAP! BOOTH 175, Perth Row.

Memorials
HEAR YE HEAR YE in honor of the memory of Lord Krey MacLeod The Black Dragons will be hosting NOMFEST on Wen after 2pm-whenever at N15. Please bring something to share that Krey would have enjoyed eating or drinking. Put the word out.
Our beloved Lord Otto Mueller (MKA Chuck Meier) passed away on May 22. Come celebrate his SCAdian + Pirate life tonight - 8PM - at Otto’s Cove - E01- (kitty corner from the Dance tent)
“SERENGETI” is Non-Medieval, Let’s call it “Macsfield” to honor Mac Cooper and name the fort “Castle Wilver.” Spread the word! We can do this! Don’t need official act just do it and it’s done!!

Personals
I haz ur bunniez! I wantz me a sailor hatz fer z bunny. A 17th century hatz. Exchange at PI 2night@7
Devout flame-haired Scots matron seeks a him slightly more ancient than modern to make beautiful music together. Precise technique a must. Reply BX007
Judyth von Gruenwald please see Sam at Horde Hill
Harried German father seeks suitor of good family to court demure Scots Lass of marriagable age. Dowry dependent on quality of applicant’s skill at recognizing toxins a PLUS!
Hoobah FOSCADH for fighting in ALL 40 Pennsic Wars
Known World Choir performs Thursday @ 6 PM - Performing Arts Tent - Great vocal music of the Renaissance. Celebrate 20 years of the Pennsic choir!
All suitors for blond Scot must be German -or Italian- and may negotiate the sizable dowry with her elderly and mentally infirm father- and must pass & bribe Italian friend. Present credentials to Venetian.
Maternal unit- I confess to all. Honest. Graeme
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Pyke, looking for Maevel? She’s in N21 with Grimine and Cross.
To my apprentice Elena - you are truly a treasure. Happy belated anniversary. Your proud mistress M.
Langdon: Waiting for you I am. Patient I am, but not forever. Looking are you even? The Tortoise.
To the wonderful Lord who 15 yrs ago walked me home. I still love you as much today

Wanted to Buy
Looking for a used or new beginner harp. See Rohesia at Eoforwic (W08).
Need female garb with wig for portrayal in Estrogen & Axes Tourney. Must show cleavage. See Bubba for size information.
WANTED- BROKEN HANWEI PRACTICAL SWORDS. DON’T THROW OUT THE PIECES, WE CAN MAKE USE OF THE BLADES, HILTS + POMMELS. WE SPEAK BARTER! HECTOR W08 EOFORWIC.