Children's Water Battle Rescued!

Thanks to a monumental effort on the part of Her Royal Majesty of Aethelmearc, Tessa, and a team of Shadowclans members, the Pennsic Children’s Water Battle will take place!

The Water Battle will take place on a new date this year. Mark your calendars for Thursday, August 12 at 12:00 pm! Children should muster at noon and be prepared for battle starting at 12:30. Marshals should begin gathering at the Fort just before noon to collect whistles and insignia.

The work is not done, though. Volunteers and donations are still needed! Lord Taranach McLeod of the Shadowclans is now coordinating the volunteers for Her Majesty Tessa. Lady Ameris is coordinating donations and treasure, and Lady Gwynnyd is coordinating Marshals.

Lord Taranach has this message with contact information and scheduling for those wonderful people who are making donations and volunteering to help:

Greetings unto the Knowne Worlde from Lord Taranach McLeod of the Shadowclans,

This Missive is to detail and coordinate the efforts for the Pennsic Children's Water Battle.

I am your humble servant and coordinator for the activity and can be found at the Shadowclans encampment located in N33 near the five points road by the west gate. (Look for the big gothic cathedral). I should be arriving by Saturday, August 7th.

Monetary donations can be made via Paypal to, funds should arrive preferably by Friday, July 30th if possible to expedite getting the order, although any donations afterwards would be fine- Please include a note with your Scadian and mundane names and such so I know where it's coming from. I will be ordering the toys from this fund rather than taking toy donations as it really works best to have the same stuff in all three hundred bags.

If anyone would like to donate their old (but functional) super soakers or other implements of destruction, this would also be helpful. We lose a fair number every year to the hordes of marauding children as well as the PA weather.

Candy donations should be limited to sets of 300 or more like items and can be delivered to me at Shadowclans encampment on N33 block. We're the ones with the big cathedral gate. If I am not there please attach a note with your name/group name and leave it with Frodak or Robert. PLEASE NO CHOCOLATE!! Lady Ameris can also be reached for any further questions regarding the "treasure" through her e-mail account, which she will be checking throughout the war.

Volunteers are needed at a couple of times, anybody wishing to help stuff "treasure bags" should contact Lady Ameris directly to find out details. We will need several volunteers early in the morning (Around 7am) on the morning of the battle to transport equipment to the battlefield and get the water filling process started. This will not take long and three or four people to monitor the filling will be needed from then until around 11am. We would ask that the rest of the volunteers start showing up at the fort by 11:00am and no later than 11:30 so that we can disseminate the safety information to the marshals and combatants as well as take care of any last minute setup before the battle. I will be present at the encampment in the early morning and between there and the castle from then until 11:00am when I will be at the castle.

Anyone wishing to Volunteer as part of the crew please send me an e-mail at with who you are, number of volunteers and their names, which group they are with and what role they wish to play, i.e. adult combatant, setup or cleanup, or Marshal (please bring a tabard and sports whistle!) I can also be reached at 570-267-4940 once I am onsite.

We look forward to hosting a fantastic Water Battle this year thanks to your generous support and volunteering. Vivat to all who can help!

Lord Taranach McLeod
Æthelmearc Siege Brigadier
Shadowclans East


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