Cariadoc’s Thoughts About Pennsic

By Lorita deSiena

Feature Reporter, PI

It’s hard to talk about Pennsic’s long and storied history without one name coming to mind: Duke Sir Cariadoc of the Bow. A triple peer and a duke, many think of him as a legendary figure of the SCA. He has lived in multiple kingdoms, he is a talented bard and teacher, and he was there when Pennsic began.

Cariadoc has noted some changes that have taken place over the years.

Rapier Report

By: Brita Svensdottir

Eleven participants turned out for the Best of the Known World Tourney which welcomes Masters of Defense, holders of grant level rapier awards, Masters of Arms, and Knights to compete in a round-robin format with the top four fencers going into a double elimination best out of 3.

The four quarterfinalists were John Drake of Ansteorra, Aelwine Pyttel of the Midrealm, Cyrous of Æthelemearc, and Fernfeal of Atlantia. John Drake and Fernfeal of Atlantia advanced to the finals. John Drake won the finals in two passes.

Eye On the Battlefield

Duchess Sir Elina of Beckenham, OL, OR, OP, KSCA

The day dawned bright and clear and drew the Allied Champions Battle to the field. Though the field was small, the competition was fierce. One hundred Allied fighters from each side lined up to make the teams, and then, in an overabundance of enthusiasm, more joined. After all, the more the merrier, right? 

Classic OG

Originally published at Pennsic 45, 2016 Common Era


Fifty years is not old.  FIFTY YEARS IS NOT OLD.  So says the Sequoia tree to the Galapagos turtle. To us, fifty is a big thing and worthy of a major celebration.  I read the great stories of that first party. 


Rapier Report

photo by: Sean Sreamach


By Brita Svensdottir, Rapier Reporter, PI

Rapier fighters gathered for the first melee of the war at 9 am Saturday in front of the fort for the Siege of La Rochelle.

Master Anton du Marais, MiC, said, “I have been running this melee for many years. I like it because it is a large melee that is not a war point. A chance to fight with your friends who might be on the other side, and there is nothing at stake but bragging rights.”