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).