Pennsic 48 (2019)

PI Friday August 2, 2019

New to Me, New to You

Photo by  Sean Sreamach

Mistriss Beatriz ALUARES de la OYA of Atlantia and YVIANNE de CASTEL d’ avigon of Æthelmearc helping Fredrik of Holland from the West sign up for a volunteer shit at Newcomer’s Point.

 

By Ana Sarasdottir

Features Reporter, PI

Are you new to Pennsic or the SCA and aren’t sure how the Society works? Perhaps you’ve been to a few events, but you still have questions about Peerage or how to address the people with whom you interact?

 

The Chatelains and knowledgeable volunteers of Newcomers’ Point can help you sort out the regalia you will see as you take in the sights around War. From understanding what the various shiny bits of metal mean to answering questions about court activities, you can find answers to all of your questions in one convenient place.

 

Chatelains serve as educational liaisons with the general public, in keeping with the Society’s role as an educational non-profit. They are responsible for recruiting and retaining as well as guiding new potential members as they form connections within the Society. Hours of operation for Newcomers’ Point are Middle Weekend Friday through Monday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. War Week hours are Tuesday through Thursday, 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.

 

Located diagonally across from Troll, in the same tent as the Watch, Newcomers’ Point has a table filled with free brochures and handouts with information on the hows and whys of Society awards, symbols of Peerage, specific kingdoms’ crowns and coronets, and more. Chatelains are happy to answer any questions you might have about the Society in general, including how to get involved with a local group and helping you make connections with your barony.

 

Newcomers’ Point also has a Newcomer’s Track of classes through Pennsic University. This year, there are over 50 listed classes designed for anyone new to the Society but which are also helpful to anyone new to Pennsic. Classes are offered in A&S 19 at the corner of Chandler’s Road and St. Lawrence Way, a short distance from the Great Hall. Class information, including times, can be found in the Pennsic War guidebook or at the Newcomers’ Point tent.

 

Newcomers’ Point isn’t just for learning about Society sumptuary customs or making connections within the Society. Newcomers’ Point also has maps for point of reference and can help assist visitors who get lost. From navigating the markets and battlefields to visiting friends spread across the campground, Pennsic can feel overwhelmingly large, especially if you’re new.

 

Stop by for directions or chat with volunteers for helpful tips on making the most of your War.

 

The Known World Chatelaines will be hosting the Newcomers’ Social on Sunday, August 4th, from 1 p.m. until 4p.m. in the Newcomers’ Tent at A&S 19. This social will be an excellent opportunity to meet other Newcomers and Chatelaines, ask questions, and enjoy light refreshments. More information can be found at Newcomers’ Point.

Og on Alcohol

Roundest Knight

 

Who was the roundest knight?

That would be Sir Cumference!

I think I read that on a gum wrapper when I was six.

But what about the knight who never won a battle?

Sir Render.

The Knight who showed up unexpected?

Sir Prise!

Undercover Knight?

Sir Veillance.

Who danced well?

Sir Prance-a-lot.

Loudest Knight?

Sir Roundsound.

Foul mouthed Knight?

Sir Cussss.

I respect our Knights, they worked for that white belt (they did not get it from a box of Crackerjack). Being chivalrous is part of being a Knight, but it should be part of all of us in the SCA.

 

Lords & Ladies,

Charge you glasses and raise them high!

                                             To our Nobel Knights!

                                             Thank You and Fight Well!

 Drink well,

        Drink Often,

                  Drink with    

                                             OG    

 

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Announcements

Appreciate Merchants-Vote for your favorite at Feet of Clay, Cabochon’s, Guild Mirandola, Potters Hall 160, Raymonds’ Quiet Press, Egil’s Woodstuffs, Dragonscale Fine Arts, and Lady Guendalina’s Closet.

 

Events

Bards Haven is open for business! Celtic Bardic on Tuesday! Feast! Gifts! Fun! Oh yeah, Bards too.

 

Daily 12 Step Meetings 4pm E07 AA NA OA ALANON All Welcome @ Denys the Decadents camp.

 

Did the music happen if there were no ears to hear it? Silver Oak Open Bardic. Come one, come all for a night of incredible music, stories, food, drink, and friends (old and new)! Sing, play, or just listen. Tue of War Week starting when the sun goes down. Location is W5 at bottom of Runestone Hill across from the park. First camp on the left on the way down or last on the right if you’re headed uphill. Gold and white tents on the deck. Follow your ears!

 

Mensa Members join us for games and conversation in the Games Tent at Pennsic University Fri. 8-2 from 7-9 pm.

 

For Sale

10 x 30 wedding, carport. Still in box. 4 walls w/windows. Metal frame. White colour. $250 or best offer. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

 

16 X 18 Panther Marquee $800. Excellent condition. W/poles, ropes, and stakes. Contact Roz in Camp Wild Rose E-24
 

Chain mail haubert & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

 

Hand wash sink self-reservoir, free standing. Still in box. $60 OBO. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

 

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom sponsor this? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

 

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

 

Knives sharpened, polished, repaired. Sheaths made on site. Sharp Pointy Things, #13

 

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

 

Naked men & women available at Medieaval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a manniquinn).

 

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

 

Sharp Pointy Things, #13, has cloaks. Wool, Linen, colors, crudaders.

 

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a period pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

 

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). Period Pavilion- 37year track record! Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

 

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

 

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

 

Memorials

Rodney The Rusty, Bjarni Volundarson 1949 – 2019. Award of Arms, Companion of Dragon’s Heart

 

Personals

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants. Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

 

Wanted

Team of 2-3 people for 10 days to man our merch tent next year at Pennsic 2020. Incl setup, sales, teardown. Flat fee + commission. Contact Marcela #36

 

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PI Friday August 9, 2019

Battlefield Report

Duchess Elina of Beckenham
Battlefield Reporter, PI

The Armored Bridge battles were held Thursday afternoon. The Crowns conferred a few moments before the battles began and changed the rule about being able to fire archery from one bridge to another. Still wanting to keep archery in play to provide as much fun as possible, archers were still in the first two scenarios. They could only fire from the bridge they were on, or adjacent bridges if they were on the shore. Causing only a minor delay, the battles kicked off at 2:15 for the first of four contests.
The first allowed all siege and archery and kept everyone on their toes as missiles flew. The Midrealm overwhelmed the East with the first of four points going to the Middle. The second battle brought archery to the field again, though only to the face this time, and left the seige off the field. Again, the Middle took the battle handily. The Midrealm Crown, in an effort to make sure that the fighting was the most enjoyable possible, offered the Eastern Crown some of his best units to even the numbers. His Eastern Majesty graciously accepted the balancing of sides to provide the hardest fights possible.

In the second two battles, neither of which sported missile weapons, there were some medical holds that gave everyone a chance to introduce themselves to their worthy foes, shake hands, share a (non-alcoholic) drink, and talk about the fighting. Afterward, the East gained each of the bridges one by one, until they held the field in both of the last two engagements. Two points each for the Middle and the East, and some of the cleanest, well fought contests to date.

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EAST WINS THROWN WEAPONS WAR POINT

The Thrown Weapons War Point was a showcase of this year’s best of the best on the range. For five hours, two teams of fifteen champions faced off against each other in a hard-fought battle filled with close calls, near misses, tight scores, and above all, camaraderie and friendship.

The war point tournament was designed by Matteo Genovese of the East, who took inspiration from period cosmology. The tournament targets were built by Baroness Eadgyth aet Staeningum, East Kingdom Deputy Earl Marshal of Thrown Weapons. Eadgyth also ran the tournament, assisted by Matteo and Dealla Cohen of Atlantia, who helped with scorekeeping and announcing running totals to the gathered crowd.

At the tournament’s start, HE Eadgyth gathered all thirty throwers onto the competition range to explain the tournament format and rules, and to answer questions competitors had. Fifteen pairs of throwers would face off in two rounds of up to 20 throws, throwing axes first and then knives. Whichever side won the most matches would claim the war point. “Throw and Retrieve” format would be allowed to prevent points from being lost by weapons getting knocked out of the targets by other weapons. Pacing the target, to help throwers find their “sweet spots” on the lines, would also be allowed.

“The team captains came up for practice throws at the tournament targets, and they have determined that the targets will be challenging, but not impossible, which I like,” HE Eadgyth remarked before the tournament started.

Kestral Altara von Barton, captain of the Midrealm and Allies team, agreed. “The targets are very challenging,” she said. “But it’s going to be fun. I’m feeling good about this.”

Symon of Barnesdale, captain of the East and Allies team and the current Queen’s champion, had similar sentiments. “I’m excited. We’re going to have fun,” he said.

Eastern and Midrealm royalty arrived on the range to support Their teams, Their arrivals greeted by cheers from Their populaces.

“There is no more supportive community than thrown weapons,” HRM Fortune, of the East kingdom, commented, which was answered with cries of “Not Zero!”

“Thank you so much for honoring Us with your presence on the field,” HRM Kateryn, of the Midrealm, said to Her team before handing out favors. HRM Fortune also gave favors to the Eastern throwers just after the tournament started.

“I am so amazingly proud of my team,” HRM Kateryn said. “They are amazing. It’s also amazing that everyone is able to come out and stand for their kingdom, not just the Middle. And I’m so happy to come out and stand with my friends, TRM Fortune and Ozzur.”

As the tournament progressed through its fifteen matches of throwing pairs, courtesy, support, and friendship was the name of the game. Competitors wished each other good luck, shook hands and gave hugs, and offered congratulations to the winners of each round and match. During each match, competitors waiting on the sidelines would cheer for their friends who were throwing. Team captains would call out advice to help their throwers try to stick their next shots. Jokes were made and songs were sung. Despite the tournament taking five hours to complete, spirits were high the entire time.

For the first match of the tournament, the East won both rounds of axe and knife. The second and third matches were also swept by the East. At the fourth match, the Midrealm started to catch up. The East won axes and the Midrealm won knives, resulting in a match tie. The two throwers grabbed their spears and began throwing the tiebreaker round.

The original plan for spear rounds was that the first thrower to stick in the Earth target would win. After many rounds of misses, HE Eadgyth asked the crowd if they wanted to adjust the rules slightly to allow the first stick on any planet to count as a win.

“Earth! Earth! Earth! Earth!” the crowd chanted in reply. HE Eadgyth told the throwers to keep aiming for Earth. After several more rounds of misses, HE Eadgyth decided a failsafe needed to be put in place to prevent the tournament from taking all day. She proposed that the next throw would be the final one, and whoever got closest to Earth would win. The competitors agreed that this was a reasonable compromise and proceeded, with the Midrealm making the scoring shot.

Photo by Lorita deSiena

Cedric of Thanet of the East and Rikardr, known as Bear, of the Midrealm, face off in the War Point tournament

 

By Lorita deSiena

Thrown Weapons Reporter, PI

 

The fifth match was also swept by the Midrealm. The sixth match was won with a spear tiebreaker by the East, employing HE Eadgyth’s new format of “stick the Earth in 10 throws or less, throw #11 is ‘closest counts’.” The Midrealm swept the seventh match. In the eighth match, Trystan der Fachultrangon of the Midrealm became the first thrower to end a match early by sticking all nine targets in the axe round. The East then won the knife round, leading to a spear tiebreaker that was won when Trystan also became the first thrower to stick the Earth.

The ninth match was swept by the East. The tenth match required a spear tiebreaker, which the East won by sticking the Earth. The eleventh match required two tiebreakers. When the knife round finished with both throwers at five points, they threw a “sudden death” round until the Midrealm scored another hit. Then they moved onto spears, which the Midrealm won.

The twelfth match was swept again by the Midrealm, with the axe round ending early when Meinolf Grimsson became the second thrower to stick all nine axe targets. The thirteenth match saw Safiya al-Naghira of the East become the third thrower to stick all nine targets in the axe round. The Midrealm then won the knife round, sending the match to the closest tiebreaker of the entire competition. Both throwers managed to get their spears into the Earth, but then the Midrealm spear fell out, giving the win to the East.

The fourteenth match was swept by the East. The fifteenth and final round was also swept by the East. The East won the war point 9-6 over the Midrealm.

The Quest for Rose

The Pennsic Independent relies upon a number of modern devices in order to provide its service. These devices (and those who use them) must be protected from the elements and heat.

For the last 16 years, the “back office” has been housed in a converted camper, affectionately named Gertrude. The years have not been kind to Gertrude, and this year, her back end was ripped open and she was attacked by raccoons, who destroyed much of what was stored in her. This is her last Pennsic.

A new home for PI is already in the works. Lord Grizzly, our Logistics Coordinator and Morale Officer, began building our new trailer, a lovely vardo named Rose.

We need your help to ensure that Rose comes home to Pennsic next year. Thus, we began the Quest for Rose. Any assistance at all is appreciated. Please help us create her and get her here! Tokens for those who assist are available at The Pennsic Independent offices today until 5:00. More information about Rose, her story, and photos of her progress, as well as ways to help are available at https://www.gofundme.com/The-Quest-for-Rose-The-Pennsic-Independent. Assistance also accepted (as well as subscriptions to PI) at https://squareup.com/store/the-pennsic-independent.

PI has been blessed by the support of so many over the years. We look forward to showing off a completed Rose to our readers next year! Thank you all so much!

Despotissa Heirusalem Crystoma, OP

Publisher for The Pennsic Independent

And the cast of thousands who make this possible every year!!!

 

Till Next Pennsic

The moon is UP! The campfire lit, and I am sitting on my Og chair with a beer in my hand. It is August and I howl at the moon- But I am unhappy, I am not at Pennsic.

I am in my backyard. Sadly, I did not make it to Pennsic this year. Medical complications forced me to stay home.

I miss you all! But I promise, with work I will get better, I must… I need my Pennsic fix for next year!

So Till Then!

I sip my beer, lean back on my Og chair, look at the stars and HOWL at the moon… with a smile!

A thousand years ago my Viking forefathers HOWLED AT THE VERY SAME MOON AND THAT MAKES ME LAUGH!

Lords & Ladies

Charge you glasses and raise them high!

TO YOU AND YOURS, GOOD HEALTH TILL NEXT YEAR!

DRINK WELL,

     DRINK OFTEN,

          DRINK WITH

                                      OG

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Announcements

 

1 Way to use SCA skills yearlong - www.youtube.com/c/Brainstormacres.

ENOUGH OF THIS SHIFT! The Pennsic Independent needs you! Looking for staff for next year. Didn't see a story that you felt should be here? Offer to write about it! Contact Despotissa Heirusalem Crystoma at pipublisher@gmail.com

Got OG? We do! Daily in the Pennsic Independent! Get your daily Inner OG on today!

Local Scout group needs tents in good condition. If you have one to donate, please conact via facebook group Boy Scout Troop 412 Pennsic donation. Thanks!

The Quest for Rose--The Pennsic Independent will be homeless next year without your help! Please help us find Rose, our new home! Assistance gratefully accepted at The Pennsic Independent Office or at Gofundme-The-Quest-for-Rose-The Pennsic-Independent

Zee you next year. You can find us on Etsy - The Treasury irenedavis1.etsy.com

 

For Sale

 

1 Thing you couldn't find? Visit our Etsy shop. The Treasury www.irenedavis1.etsy.com

16-foot Yurt for sale $2000 OBO. Edmund at Camp Urso E01

16ft diameter hybrid mongolian yurt $500 OBO. E12 Blue Feather, see Kelly or Tyrvi. Saturday pick up.

18x18 nearly new Panther Pavilion w/ 10' fly ropes, poles, etc. incl. $1200 USD. N31-Camp T Rusaika (416)871-8982.

Panther Marquee trimmed in red & black. 6 ft wall. Ropes, stakes, poles. Immediate possession. $550.00 (724)421-5394

18x24 Round End Marquee for sale. Tentsmiths. Roof vent, awning, ropes, poles, stakes incl. $1700 neg. N19 Vair & Ermine. Giacomo or Eleanor

20x10 Carport style Sunbrella sailcloth Pavilion w/ 6x20 awning. Includes ropes, frame stakes, wooden breakdown bed w/ 10' Queen futon mattress & rugs!! Excellent condition. Live like royalty $2500. N19 Riverkeep N.Gate pick up Saturday.

20x30 Dining Tent w/ ropes & poles. No Sides. Used. Needs small bits of love. $350 OBO. E01 (937)204-5204

Aglets and buckles and boning, Oh My! Space 121

All velvet/velveteens, cape weight wool, flannels &metallic chiffons 30% off already low prices. 10% off all other solid fabrics & sewing notions. 2 Spinning wheels sale-priced. Med. Misc., Space 28

Blue and white 20'x40' tent. Including walls. $400. Corner of Chandler & Low. Pick up Saturday.

Chain mail hauberk & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

Clean, dry, cardboard boxes available at The Pennsic Independent. FREE!

Clearance @ Materialis: many things must go! From teaware to clothing. 87 on Street of Gold.

Didn't buy enough yarn for your project? Ursulasyarn.etsy.com after Pennsic.

Didn't get enough shift about Pennsic this year? Want to know what shift has happened in past years? Get your Pennsic Independent PDF subscription at pennsicindependent.com. $8 for access to PDFs of PI going back to 2002!!!

Didn't see it? Couldn't find the one you wanted? Did you need a different size? We have an Etsy store! Go to garbbyloren.etsy.com after Pennsic.

Don't want a whole cone of yarn? We have small balls of thin linen, hemp, wool, & zephyr. Ursula's Alcove, Spot #166

Double Bell Wedge Tent 15x25. All stakes and poles included. Pickup at end of war. Txt (609)276-4381 $500. Located Camp Gendy

Full size IKEA bedframe $50 OBO. Contact Rikard at Great Dark Horde. E10

Got a carport? Get emerg. joints, $4 each. Space 28

Hand dyed wool yarn in natural dyes in fingering, sport, worsted and bulky weights. Ursulas' Alcove Spot #166.

Henna paste made fresh on site daily. All natural, fragrant, darkest color! Paisley Peacock space 37

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs on site. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom/Group sponsor this racing this Pennsic or next? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Lady Guen has snoods from simple to extravagent. #122

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Medieval Henna Pattern book 3rd edition is out now! New period designs & better info. $10. #37 St. of Dreams

Naked men & women available at Mediaeval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin).

Ohana means family. It is also a delicious tea by Tea and Absinthe! Mango & passion fruit black tea. Wonderful straight up, with hot chocolate, synergy! Only at Materialis, 87 on Street of Gold.

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

Pre-order available: The Bellatrix System-Techniques and Tactics for SCA Armored Combat by Duke Paul of Bellatrix. Go to Thanethousebooks.com/Bellatrix or Amazon.

Ruby Snoods at Lady Guens #121

Sets of the Pennsic Independent are available at the office until 5:00 pm. Got shift on your papers and want to have a clean set to take home? Sets can also be mailed home. After 5:00, visit pennsicindependent.com to purchase subscriptions.

Stocks for sale, folding 4 transport & storage pictures at Merchant booth 56. Can be delivered to your camp. A Leather Crafter $300 or best offer.

Super Magnum 48.  45# draw. Pristine condition. $300. (914)627-9814.

Temari books and balls. Paisley Peacock, space 37.

Tent $800 12' Round Canvas Panther. See Miles @Lochac Royal X01 by West Gate

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). 37-year track record; Period Pavilion, Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a Period Pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

Tent for sale: French double bell in good condition. 14x21, 8ft tall. $500 OBO. Text (814)771-5531

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Winter is coming. The goose is getting fat. Please to take a look at our fine warm winter hats! Ursula's Alcove 166 Fleet Street.

Wolfram's Wonderous Wares space 132 Plunder Lane. New merchandise daily. Many items on sale. Check out our leather rolls, sterling jewelry, bottles, and feast gear. 2 Wood doors fit for a yurt and poles for a GP large tent. Enquire at our booth.

 

Help Wanted

 

Assistance with breakdown and loading. Two hardy young folk. Will pay in cash and snacks. Friday pm and Sat am. Text (305)718-3882 or ask for Albreda in Trimaris.

Breakdown help needed - Fri 3pm on, packing $12/hr. Sat 11am on, loading $15/hr. Plus drinks, snacks, & appro. meals. - Mediaeval Miscellanea Space 28

 

Lost & Found

 

Lost: Armor repair kit. Black bag with gold mountain on the side. Small zip inside with my auth card and tools. Reward offered at Bayeaux Camp in N14.

Stolen: EZ UP with blue awning and pink & orange tape taken from Rapier Field Wednesday morning. Owner would like it returned. Return to Rivenstar Camp in block N19.

 

Memorials

 

Hoyse Hedgehog, so long and thanks for all the fish.

 

Personals

 

Bar at the End of The World.

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants. Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

Light a candle for Wulf Den's lost flicker.

PI Staff: We did it again! Against the odds, on deadline, come rain or shine, broken things, late hours, etc… Nothing stops us! You are MIGHTY!!! Thank you all so much and see you next year!!!

Thank you, merchants, for putting all the shift this Pennsic! Contact us BEFORE June 30 next year! The Early Bird Prices will remain the same. After June 30, the regular prices will be going up! pennsicads@gmail.com P.S. We LOVE YOU!

To the gentles who took our campmate in distress from N12 to EMS, we want to thank you. If you see this, please stop by so we can say thanks in person.

 

PI Monday August 5, 2019

Champions Battles

by Duchess Elina of Beckenham

Battlefield Reporter, PI

 

The first of the Champion’s Battles started with the best of the unbelts from the Midrealm and East. The East employed sound tactics, and kept together admirably, but the Midrealm teams used that to their advantage by using smaller numbers to pull off larger Eastern teams and keep them from engaging. This offered the opportunity for the majority of the Midrealm team to concentrate on a smaller number. Often the first team to regroup wins, and this was no exception. The Midream regrouped and once again applied larger numbers to the now scattered Eastern teams. The result was a resounding victory on the Midrealm side, and the first of the war points awarded to the Midrealm, delivered on the swords of the unbelts.
Alternates then took the field in a much more conventional static line when they met. A hold to verify engagement left an opportunity to clear the dead and allow supporting units to once again engage the fight in the middle of the line. Victory went to the East, though this fight offered no war point.
Her Majesty of the Midrealm solemnly strolled to the edge of the field, burdened by the Chains of her Belted Champions that she traditionally holds as a symbol of their honor in this battle. As the King of the Middle called lay-on, the teams ran to engage in one of the traditionally hardest fought battles of the war. In a hard-hitting fight that lasted no more than a minute, the teams quickly broke into small engagements of one or two fighting as the one on one experts they are. Again, regrouping to apply superior numbers to smaller numbers took the day and delivered the victory to the Midrealm with more than a half dozen left standing as the last Eastern Champion fell.
The Allied Champions battle came next with 100 heroes from each side. Only 75 could take the field at a time, with the objective of overwhelming and taking a single banner from the center of the field to the edge to claim a point for the battle. Although there were 25 in reserve, when the reserves were depleted, the Crowns decided to finish the battle with a last warrior standing. The end of the battle saw seven points for the Middle, and two for the East. Point: Midrealm.
Next on the agenda, the East fought the Middle in a mass Rapier melee with 10 of the best the Kingdoms could offer on each side. The battle quickly broke down to one-on-one fights, the battle hinged on who could dispatch their opponent the fastest, allowing the victor to team up with others. The Middle won a narrow victory, leaving only two combatants on the field when the last Eastern Champion fell. Next, the Allies took the field with another 10-on-10 engagement. This time the lines separated as the East pulled one edge of the line to the side of the field, opening a gap one intrepid Ally for the Middle exploited by breaking through to the backfield, disrupting the battle plans of the East. The last of the three battles combined both the Allies and principles to a combined 20-on-20 fight. This one was characterized by greater communication, a swirling battlefield, and a decisive Eastern victory. As two of the three melee points went to the Middle, so did the war point. Not to be left out of the fighting, the alternates took the field for a quick and hard-fought engagement that the Middle won.
The Heroic Champion battle was mixed; with armored and rapier alternating bouts. 15 Rapier and 19 Armored matched opponents to test the best of the best in one-on-one combat. Principle Princes fought each other. Queen’s Champions paired off, and notables from all Kingdoms matched skills against their counterparts across the Known World. In the end the East and Allies took the Rapier field nine to six and the Armored 11 to eight gaining two points.
As if that were not enough excitement for the day, the evening hours saw the hilarity of “Helga Ball”, a spirited take on martial prowess and the Battle of the 30, a more formally period fight requiring ransome and pageantry.

 

EAT LIKE A VIKING

Vikings were basically hunter-gathers. They raised crops and had live stock.

If the monks were sharing eggs, they had eggs. If the village was cooking a pig, Vikings had pork.

 Vikings had a simple diet

Elk, Deer, Seal, Walrus, Shark, Horsemeat, all kinds of fish, whatever game they could get.

Lute fisk- Dried cod is soaked in lye, then rinsed in clean water twice. I have had it at a couple of feasts (I said had it, not that I liked it).  It came out like fish jell-o and it still tasted like lye.

Horsemeat was stored in barrels full of milk whey.

Blothmor – blood pudding.

Hrutspungar – Rams testicles, cured in lactic acid.

Svith – boiled whole sheep’s head complete with eyes and tongue. (I’d be willing to try it, once.)

Klippfisk – Dried salted Cod. A good bar snack!

Hakarl – Pressed dried shark, pressed to remove toxins (Basking sharks are toxic due to the high Urea content). And it is said to be the worst tasting food so far.

So Lords & Ladies,

Charge you glasses and raise them high!

To our cooks, be it a champion or B&B, we should at least be willing to try (do) the dishes.

We thank you for caring for us so well.

Enjoy war, let someone cook for you.

 

Drink well,

        Drink Often,

                  Drink with     OG    

 

Painting with Flavor: An Afternoon with Auntie Arwen

Photo by Sean Sreamach

Auntie Arwen of Auntie Arwen’s spices

 

 

By Ana Sarasdottir Features Reporter, PI

Mistress Arwen Evaine ferch Rhys ap Gwynedd, more commonly known as Auntie Arwen, is a Pennsic institution. From her humble beginnings selling her wares on a blanket during Pennsic VII to her now famous Auntie Arwen’s Spices tent, Arwen has been here through it all. A sparkling gem of a woman, Arwen brings easy conversation wherever she goes. I was fortunate enough to spend a sunny afternoon with Arwen, talking best business practices, hopes for the future, and what makes Pennsic War her true home.  

Over the years, Arwen has watched second and third generation Pennsic families grow and change, witnessed the expansion of Merchants’ Row, and seen friends come and go from the Society. Despite the changes unfolding around her, Arwen has never lost her child-like sense of wonder. She takes these changes in stride. After all, War is something special.

“People here are so intelligent,” she noted as we chatted over a cold bottle of water. “There is something that everyone here does better than someone else.”

Arwen does spices, and she does them well. Years ago, Arwen joined her local garden club and offered some of her homemade fresh garlic salt blend, Blatantly Gahaaarlic Salt, as a donation for their fundraiser. It sold out shockingly fast. Call it serendipity or just good for- tune, but Arwen decided to make spices her calling.

Auntie Arwen’s Spices now carries around 500 blends. Unsurprisingly, Ultimate Garlic Insanity is their best-seller. From garlic popcorn to marinades, Ultimate Garlic Insanity is a hit amongst Pennsic-goers. It’s not just spices that Arwen is proud of. The shop now carries extracts, tea blends, catnip mice, loose herbs, and even coffee roasted in small batches by a disabled, retired U.S. Navy veteran. Auntie Arwen’s Spices believes in supporting the community while providing top-notch service.

While I spoke to Arwen, people stopped by her corner table to chat, ask questions, and give hugs. With a welcoming smile, she greeted each one like an old friend. It’s easy to see why people stop by for a visit. Even as she’s taking a step back from the business side of things, Arwen is still a warm and active presence.

Arwen can be found at Pennsic University, teaching classes on runes, and she’s published several academic and fiction books, primarily on Nordic traditions and folklore. Her doctoral dissertation was on thunder and lightning in Indo-European traditions, a topic she dives into with aplomb. When asked about her plans for the future, she is adamant that she will come to War as long as she is able. Her favorite pastimes include people watching and cheering on the fighters as they head to the battlefield. And of course, the children.

As we spoke, several kids played tag between the market stalls. Watching the children come and go, Arwen’s eyes lit up with softness of a woman at peace. She shared her thoughts on what makes Pennsic so special. “Children are safe here. People help out wherever they can – from driving the wagons and volunteering to thanking the workers who clean the Port-o-Johns. People are just kind here. We also appreciate people for their abilities, and you don’t see shaming like you do other places.”  

“This,” she gestured to her tent. “This is scooter-friendly. We’ve made it a safe place. We even have a service dog in training!”

I asked Arwen what advice she has for new merchants. She emphasized the virtues of simplicity. “It doesn’t need to be fancy. We pay good wages, give bonuses, and feed our people.” She also explained that all of Auntie Arwen’s spice blends are made in small batches. Arwen was a merchant at War before many of her customers were born. She has seen how good products make the difference in long-term merchant sustainability.

Arwen shared the secret to succession. “Don’t keep your business too close to your chest like a favorite toy you don’t want to share.” She described the process of bringing on her two partners, Colleen (Kinbrough) and Lydia (Lydushka). Originally hired to help with mixing at Arwen’s home, Colleen and Lydushka’s involvement eventually expanded to running the business full- time.  Arwen still spends her mundane hours going to farmer’s markets while Colleen and Lydushka travel around the country, making stops at major events such as Gulf Wars and various Renaissance festivals. This gradual passing of the torch allows Arwen to do what she loves without the pressure of running a business on her own.

Anyone who’s met Arwen knows she’ll never be just a person, though. Her enthusiasm for conversation and her bright smile makes her stand out in waves of faces rolling through the marketplace. As for those spice blends? They too have become stars in their own right, as camps come together, building memories with each bite in- fused with Auntie Arwen’s spices. After all, as Arwen notes, “People gotta eat, and they like to eat well.”

 

Unclassifieds 8-5-19

Announcements

 

Appreciate Merchants-Vote for your favorite at Feet of Clay, Cabochon's, Guild Mirandola, Potters Hall 160, Raymonds' Quiet Press, Egil's Woodstuffs, Dragonscale Fine Arts, and Lady Guendalina's Closet.

Arastorms's Merchant Appreciation Award. Vote & send compliments to your favorite merchant. Vote at 174, 167, 160, 121, 107, 71, 90, 29, and 17. Ends August 6.

Dear Readers: When you take out an ad in the paper, please pick a proper category, not "classified". This poor typesetter had the hardest time guessing which category in the Unclassified ads you wanted your ad to appear. Thank you.

Drum repair's number has changed! J Murray Tribal Drums can be reached at Touch the Earth or (443)469-1499.

Got OG? We do! Daily in the Pennsic Independent! Get your daily Inner OG on today!

The Quest for Rose--The Pennsic Independent will be homeless next year without your help! Please help us find Rose, our new home! Assistance gratefully accepted at The Pennsic Independent Office or at Gofundme-The-Quest-for-Rose-The Pennsic-Independent

 

Contests

 

8th Annual Depressing Song Competition Aug 5th 6:30 pm at the PAT. Sign up @ Moongate Designs.

 

Events

Bards Haven is open for business! Celtic Bardic on Tuesday! Feast! Gifts! Fun! Oh yeah, Bards too.

Be it known that we are celebrating the engagement of Lord Jorborn and Lady Isabelle on Wednesday Aug 7 at Up the Hill Camp B02 from 1pm - 5pm. Entrance off Nagashino Road. Come help the couple start their new Journey!

Daily 12 Step Meetings 4pm E07 AA NA OA ALANON All Welcome @ Denys the Decadents camp.

Did the music happen if there were no ears to hear it? Silver Oak Open Bardic. Come one, come all for a night of incredible music, stories, food, drink, and friends (old and new)! Sing, play, or just listen. Tue of War Week starting when the sun goes down. Location is W5 at bottom of Runestone Hill across from the park. First camp on the left on the way down or last on the right if you're headed uphill. Gold and white tents on the deck. Follow your ears!

Interkingdom Moneyers meetup TODAY 8 pm @ AE Royal. All are welcome!

Super Secret Wizard Rock Show! Aenor & Efenwealt are the Blibbering Humdingers. Tues 8 pm behind Camelot Treasures booth 30.

 

For Sale

 

12x15 Panth Pavilion heavy canvas good cond incl poles-ropes-stakes-rain fly N18 Full Circle. $500/BO. Ask for Suˆad. Take home end of war.

12x20 Home designed canvas pavillon. Includes poles, ropes, stakes. No interior poles. See at Greybarr Traditional Archery, space 92 by West Gate. Available after Pennsic. $450

16ft diameter hybrid mongolian yurt $500 OBO. E12 Blue Feather, see Kelly or Tyrvi. Saturday pick up.

18x18 Panther Pavilion w/ 10' fly ropes, poles, etc. incl. $1800 USD. N31-Camp T Rusaika (416)871-8987.

18x24 Round End Marquee for sale. Tentsmiths. Roof vent, awning, ropes, poles, stakes incl. $1700 neg. N19 Vair & Ermine. Giacomo or Eleanor

A nice. Pennsic postmark is available at the post card tent. We mail post cards and letters. We have car stickers and car magnets. End of St. of Gold.

Are people calling you naked before you get into garb? Visit space 72 to fix the problem!

Chain mail hauberk & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

Don't want a whole cone of yarn? We have small balls of thin linen, hemp, wool, & zephyr. Ursula's Alcove, Spot #166

Hand wash sink self-reservoir, free standing. Still in box. $60 OBO. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

Hand dyed wool yarn in natural dyes in fingering, sport, worsted and bulky weights. Ursulas' Alcove Spot #166.

Henna paste made fresh on site daily. All natural, fragrant, darkest color! Paisley Peacock space 37

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs on site. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom/Group sponsor this racing this Pennsic or next? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Knives sharpened, polished, repaired. Sheaths made on site. Sharp Pointy Things, #13

Like coins? Come trade SCA "coins" or strike some for yourself at Sinclair Jewelry, Merchant spot 35

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Lots of cool comfy cotton at Garb by Loren. Tunics, skirts, kaftans, shirts, and more. Cloaks too. Space 166.

Medieval Henna Pattern book 3rd edition is out now! New period designs & better info. $10. #37 St. of Dreams

Midnight Madness Special all Pennsic: Ozark Mt Hunter 30-pound long bows discounted from $239 to $219. Greybarr Traditional Archery #92

Midwest Tent, red and wht, used once. Round Pavilion 12-foot poles, ropes incl. $550. Text (603)726-1088, Matt

Naked men & women available at Mediaeval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin).

Need to accessorize? Get ring pins! See all the options at Merchant booths 35, 52, 160, and 161.

Needles & Pins & Thimble Rings! The Treasury #93

New CD by Morgan Wolfsinger - The Road That Winds. Available at Moongate Designs!

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

Sharp Pointy Things, #13, has cloaks. Wool, Linen, colors, crusaders.

Super Magnum 48. 45# draw. Pristine condition. $300. (914)627-9814.

Temari books and balls. Paisley Peacock, space 37.

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). 37-year track record; Period Pavilions, Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a Period Pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

These items no longer give me joy. Kitchen goods, battery candle lanterns, oil lamps. Come by and make us an offer. Time for these items to have a new home. Call or text (919)593-2909 or come by B-6 and see us.

Totes and a bookshelf full of free things, Space 28

Vardo for sale. On site @ Pennsic. (814)288-8081

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Winter is coming. The goose is getting fat. Please to take a look at our fine warm winter hats! Ursula's Alcove 166 Fleet Street.

Wolfvams Wonderous Wares 132 Plunder Lane 1 nve troy red vc tri on sale 50% off many items.

XL Stainless riveted mail shirt w/round wire $350. See ORN in Vestgard W20.

Yard Sale- Statue of St Isabella, architecture vacform, caldren $200; Stove top oven $75; Chandlers, ect mornings best time to find me, W23 Brigadoon or Trimaris Royal.

 

Memorials

 

Bathsheba Delacroix, aka Jeannette Holloman, passed away this year from cancer. Her unfailing smile will be missed by all. The family asks that those who knew her decorate the Viking Ship with dragonflies in her honor.

Hoyse Hedgehog, so long and thanks for all the fish.

The Twenty-First Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 8, Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.

 

Personals

 

A Very Happy Birthday to my friend! May the bandits bring you much mischief.

Bar at the End of The World.

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants. Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

Confed Lady our first Pennsic together number 24, out nights on a fouton on the floor. Walking hand in hand to plan our future and all the Pennsics to come. Do you remember this and me?

Stop by Wulf Den and ask Falchion for a demonstration of his amazing flickering non-flickering candles. Prepare to be amazed!

 

Wanted          

 

Armstreet is looking for 2-3 strong individuals to help us with stricking and packing our merchant booth on Saturday August 10. We will pay CASH or provide a store credit! To discuss stop at our booth #181.

Armstreet is urgently looking for a busker to announce our very special offer. ASAP Cash or generous store credit. Discuss at Booth #181

Team of 2-3 people for 10 days to man our merch tent next year at Pennsic 2020. Incl setup, sales, teardown. Flat fee + commission.  Contact Marcela #36

PI Saturday August 3, 2019

A&S Changes

Saturday

 

Cancellations

Egyptian Faience-6:00 at A&S 4

 

Additions

Making Paint Brushes-9:00 AM at A&S 15

A Guide to Viking Age Living History- 10:00 AM at A&S 13

1558-1590 Pearl and Gen Glass-Beaded Necklace- 11:00 AM at Metalsmith Mage (Vendor #153)

i Verdi Confusi Dress Rehearsal- 1:00 PM at Performing Arts Tent

Period Portraiture- 1:00 PM at A&S 1

Sister Bags: Make-and-Take Knitted/Felted Bag- 1:00 PM at A&S 17

The Battle of Tortuga (Rapier)- 1:00 PM at Rapier List 2

Spoken Latin for Scadians 101- 3:00 PM at A&S 14

Advanced Wire Woven Chains- 4:00 PM at Nordic Trader (Vendor #9)

Armored Rose: Fighting as or Instructing Women- 4:00 PM at A&S 17

Songs of Sorrow: Ladino Music from Moorish Spain- 7:00 PM at A&S 18

Period Drinking Songs- 8:00 PM at Performing Arts Tent

 

Changes

Digital Heraldry-11:00 AM in A&S 6

A&S Item Photography-12:00 PM in A&S 15

Intermediate Irish Language for SCAdians-1:00 PM in RS1

Pulling the Right Strings (for Harps)-1:00 PM in RS2

Viking Navigation and the Sunstone-1:00 PM in RS3

Equity and Inclusion 101: DEI in the SCA-3:00 PM in A&S 10

Menstruation and Fertility in the Middle Ages-9:00 AM at Courtesan College (Strawberry Fields B06)

 

Events

Pennsic 48 Arts and Sciences Display- Sunday, August 4th at 1:00 PM in the Great Hall

Runestone Bardic Circle- Sunday, August 4th at 2:00 PM on Runestone Park

Vigil for Chivalry- Sunday, August 4th at 12:00 PM in the Pennsic Castle

Barter Town Meet Up- Monday, August 5th at 12:00 PM in the Great Hall

10 Year Knighting Anniversary for Count Cadogan- Monday, August 5th at 7:30 PM on Runestone Park

Artists, Crafters and Makers Swap- Tuesday, August 6th at 10:00 AM in the Great Hall

Lost and Found Auction- Tuesday, August 6th at 2:00 PM in the Great Hall

Clan Blue Feather Ball and Fashion Cotillion- Tuesday, August 6th at 9:00 PM in the Great Hall

Annual Knowne World Childrens Fete XXVII- Wednesday, August 7th at 10:00 AM in the Great Hall

Childrens Water Battle- Wednesday, August 7th at 1:00 PM at the Fort

Darkyard Tree Ceremony- Wednesday, August 7th at 7:00 PM on Runestone Park

 

 

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It’s True; I Asked a Herald

Photo by Sean Sreamach

Heraldry being drawn by a volunteer at Heralds Point.

By Ana Sarasdottir
Features reporter, Pennsic Independent

Did you know that unicorn iconography is period and can be incorporated into a unique coat of arms for your household? It’s true; I asked a herald.

Researching and submitting names and icons can feel like
a daunting task, especially if you’re unsure where to start. Fortunately, the heralds of Herald’s Point are here to help. Herald’s Point can assist Society members and non-members alike in their search for a historically accurate name, badge, and device. Herald’s Point will also help connect Society members and non-members to their specific kingdoms’ heralds or submissions deputy if no herald is available.

It’s recommended that anyone getting started should come to Herald’s Point with a century or culture in mind. Pinpointing
a time period makes the research process easier however, an individual simply needs a concrete idea of what they’re looking for in order to get started.

It’s important to note that heraldry isn’t specifically Euro- centric. African, Asian, and Middle Eastern cultures are welcome and can be researched for period badges, names, and devices. If it can be proven in period, it can be created and registered within the Society.

The heralds and experienced volunteers of Herald’s Point go into every creation with the combination of a deft thoughtfulness towards a person’s ideas and an encouraging attitude. Using period sources such as manuscripts and paintings, they work within a historic framework to create something beautiful and one of a kind that can be registered within the Society. After
all, heraldry is an extension of A&S which balances historic accuracy with an individual’s unique tastes and identity. Don’t be shy when it comes to your ideas, the heralds of Herald’s Point are here to help.

Prices for research and design vary by kingdom and are listed on the main tent of Herald’s Point. Submissions generally take 6-9 months to go through the approval process once started. Many kingdoms communicate via email for those who only attend one or two major events each year, including non-members who only come to Pennsic. Herald’s Point isn’t just for creating and registering your name or badge. If you’re interested in learning about heraldry within the Society, stop by Herald’s Point and ask to speak to the Herald in Charge. They can help connect you with your specific kingdom’s education herald.

Herald’s Point also needs volunteers; no heraldry experience needed. Join the bustling crew of smiling faces who work to make your heraldry dreams come true. Greeters, tracing artists, and checkout personnel positions are available for anyone looking to spend a few hours supporting the War effort.

Herald’s Point is located in the white tent beside Family Point, across the road from Cooper’s laundry and The Bee Folks. Hours of operation are Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday hours are from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Hours are also posted on the white board in front of the Herald’s Point tent.

 

Mom, I’m Bored

by: THL Mary of Montevale

Would you like to sing or appear on stage in a play? There are a number of ways this can happen at Pennsic. They all involve attending rehearsals nearly every day with the performance coming on one of the last couple days of the War next week.

The Pennsic Youth Choir is open to youth ages 12 - 19 who enjoy learning and singing period vocal music a cappella. Rehearsals begin today, 12-1 pm in the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent, and then every day at the same time and place until Wednesday. Thursday there is a dress rehearsal at 2 pm for your Performance as part of the Known World Choirs Concert that evening.

The Pennsic Children's Choir is open to all children up to age 13 who love to sing. Rehearsals start tomorrow at 1 pm at the Performing Arts Rehearsal Tent. A parent must accompany all children 12 and under. Rehearsals continue through Wednesday and the performance is Thursday evening. Get all the details at rehearsals.

For some quick on-stage fun and games, Drama Rocks! Theater Games for ages 6-12 is in the Amphitheater at 11 am, with Oh the Drama of It All! Theater Games for ages 13-19 there at 3 pm

Youth Theatre is a chance for kids ages 5-12 interested in exploring their creative and theatrical sides through storytelling, acting, and producing their very own play. Daily Sun-Thu in the Amphitheatre at 10am, A parent or guardian must be present.

At Commedia dell’Arte for Youth (ages 13-17) you will learn the art of commedia dell'arte

while practicing and creating skits that will be performed at the end of the week. In the Amphitheater at 9 am each day, Sun-Thu.

New this year at Family Point, the Family Lounge is small, gated, and shaded space where caregivers of babies (0-2 years) gather and allow their little ones to play safely while taking a break or watching an older sibling play. It is located between the two tents at the family point space at the playground. Today there will be a Toddler playgroup in the Lounge from 3-4:30 pm.

Activities for ages 3-9 are in Family Point Tent 1. Starting at 10 this morning, and lasting for two hours, Make Monsters from modeling clay. After lunch, make and take a Fabric Game Board, 1-2 pm. Or try Basic Embroidery for Children, 2-3 pm, which is followed by Constellations and Crafts, 3-4 pm, where you can learn the constellations by hearing their legends and recreating their patterns in crafts.

Shout out to Mom or Dad: There is also a “Night Sky Over Pennsic” stargazing class this evening (weather permitting) at 8 pm in the square at University Point. Bring chairs or blankets if you need them. There will be a small telescope available for viewing. If you brought a pair of binoculars to Pennsic, those can be of use too.

At Youth University (ages 9-14) in Family Point Tent 2 today you will find: 10am Embossing Metal, a Simplified Kind of Repoussé (2 hours, material fee $1, limit 12); 12 pm Heraldic Paper Dolls: Animal Attitude (material fee: $5, limit 10); 1pm Bling Out Your Veils (2 hours, supplies provided, handout $1, Materials $5, limit 10); and 3 pm Create a Medieval/Mythological "Pokemon" Game.

Teen U classes are in AS 6 in the regular Pennsic University area. New Medieval Stories is at 2 pm, followed at 3 pm by Game On! Medieval Board Games, and wrapping up with Basic Embroidery for Teens and 'Tweens, 4-6 pm.

In the back part of the site booklet, there are classes listed by subject. If you’re in high school and have a favorite class, you could try checking by subjects like History, Maritime, or Sciences. Crafts and Fiber Arts also have some interesting classes for those of you who like to work with your hands.

There is a Teen Hafla at the Family Point Teen Lounge, 7:30-10:30 pm. Gentles 13-20 are invited to attend. Do you know what a Hafla is? [Hint: Ask someone at the Middle Eastern Dance Tent next to the newspaper office.]

The evening is going to be a pretty busy time. In the hour or go before 6 pm, you are going to find that some of the main Pennsic roads are filling up with kingdom and household groups in their best most colorful garb who will be making a procession with music, song, banners, and flags out to the battlefield in front of the Fort for Opening Ceremonies. If it is raining, the ceremonies will be in the Great Hall instead.

If someone in your family does Thrown Weapons, you might like to watch the Night Time Throwing which begins at the Range at 8:30 pm. It often runs well past the 11 pm curfew time so be prepared to leave in time to get back to camp or be with a parent.

Early tomorrow morning:

9 am   AS 13    How to French Braid Your Own Hair

9 am   Dance Tent   Beginner Dance for Families

10 am   AS 6    Mommy (or Daddy) and Me: Hair Braiding

Strange Brew

“A rose by any other name would still smell as sweet”

Wise words, so why do we name our beer “XXXX!”

My first taste of a SCA home brew was a Diaper pail ale, I enjoyed it!

Since then I never turned down a beer no matter what the name. I remember SLUDGE, Rat Piss, Garlic Beer, Pizza Beer, AMCE Potato Beer, Sess Pool IPA (By the porta toilet brewing company), Grass clippings IPA, Steak and Potato Porter (Very Good!), Rocky Mountain Oyster, Stout Serum of Ipecac Double IPA (That I would fear). The best of late is a Double Chocolate Cherry Porter, Very Nice! I cannot drink as I used to some drug conflicts, but I still and will always take a drink. I AM the OG.

Lords and Ladies

 Charge you glasses and raise them high!

To the next beer on the bar

-EVERYTHING IS BETTER WITH BACON BEER-

Drink well,

        Drink Often,

                  Drink with     OG    

 

Unclassifieds 8-3-19

Announcements

 

Appreciate Merchants-Vote for your favorite at Feet of Clay, Cabochon's, Guild Mirandola, Potters Hall, 160, Raymonds' Quiet Press, Egil's Woodstuffs, Dragonscale Fine Arts, and Lady Guendalina's Closet.

Arastorms's Merchant Appreciation Award. Vote & send compliments to your favorite merchant. Vote at 174, 167, 160, 121, 107, 71, 90, 29, and 17. Ends August 6.

Got OG? We do! Daily in the Pennsic Independent! Get your daily Inner OG on today!

 

Contests

 

8th Annual Depressing Song Competition Aug 5th 6:30 pm at the PAT. Sign up @ Moongate Designs.

 

Events

 

Æthelmearc Moneyers Guild Meeting TODAY 5 pm @ Æ Royal.

Bards Haven is open for business! Celtic Bardic on Tuesday! Feast! Gifts! Fun! Oh yeah, Bards too.

Daily 12 Step Meetings 4pm E07 AA NA OA ALANON All Welcome @ Denys the Decadents camp.

Did the music happen if there were no ears to hear it? Silver Oak Open Bardic. Come one, come all for a night of incredible music, stories, food, drink, and friends (old and new)! Sing, play, or just listen. Tue of War Week starting when the sun goes down. Location is W5 at bottom of Runestone Hill across from the park. First camp on the left on the way down or last on the right if you're headed uphill. Gold and white tents on the deck. Follow your ears!

Events Interkingdom Moneyers meetup Monday 8 pm @ ÆRoyal. All are welcome!

Events Super Secret Wizard Rock Show! Aenor & Efenwealt are the Blubbering Humdingers. Tues 8 pm behind Camelot Treasures booth 30.

 

For Sale

 

10 x 30 wedding, carport. Still in box. 4 walls w/windows. Metal frame. White colour. $250 or best offer.

16 X 18 Panther Marquee $800. Excellent condition. W/poles, ropes, and stakes. Contact Roz in Camp Wild Rose E-24

A nice Pennsic postmark is available at the post card tent. We mail post cards and letters. We have car stickers and car magnets. End of St. of Gold.

Chain mail haubert & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

Hand wash sink self-reservoir, free standing. Still in box. $60 OBO. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

Henna paste made fresh on site daily. All natural, fragrant, darkest color! Paisley Peacock space 37

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs on site. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom/Group sponsor this racing this Pennsic or next? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Knives sharpened, polished, repaired. Sheaths made on site. Sharp Pointy Things, #13

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Medieval Henna Pattern book 3rd edition is out now! New period designs & better info. $10 37 St. of Dreams

Naked men & women available at Medieaval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin).

Need to accessorize? Get ring pins! See all the options at Merchant booths 35, 52, 160, and 161.

Needles & Pins & Thimble Rings! The Treasury #93

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

Sharp Pointy Things, #13, has cloaks. Wool, Linen, colors, crusaders.

Super Magnum 48. 45# draw. Pristine condition. $300. (914)627-9814.

Temari books and balls. Paisley Peacock, space 37.

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a period pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). Period Pavilion 37 year track record! Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

Vardo for sale. On site @ Pennsic. (814)288-8081

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

XL Stainless riveted mail shirt w/round wire $350. See ORN in Vestgard W20.

 

Memorials

 

The Twenty-First Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 8, Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.

 

Personals

 

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants. Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

 

Wanted

 

Team of 2-3 people for 10 days to man our merch tent next year at Pennsic 2020. Incl setup, sales, teardown. Flat fee + commission. Contact Marcela #36

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PI Sunday August 4, 2019

Banners Call

With the breaking of the war arrow, the War begins.

Photo by Sean Sreamach

 

Clear skies and gentle breezes set the stage for the opening ceremonies under Mt. Eislinn in front of the iconic fort.  Crowns and kingdoms put on their best and processed in under marshal drums and banners waving.  Each Kingdom heralded in their Crown and returned to the growing numbers at the base of the fort to eagerly await the words of the Monarchs to declare sides. 

Tensions rise as words conflict. Heated phrases wander across the fort and swords are drawn.  King Edmund of the Middle claims Æthelmearc lands as their lands.  King Ozurr of the East declares that the lands are the Easts.  Blood raises as fists shake in anger.  The arrow sits in their hands and King Edmund, Queen Kateryn, King Ozurr and Queen Fortuna all fight for the arrow and it snaps.  King Ozurr cries for the War Horn to be given to him so the Darkyard household marches up with the War Horn and presents the Horn to King Ozurr.

Peace negotiations clearly failed once again and there is War on the horizon.  In spite of the last minute attempts by the peace protestors to prevent the conflicts between the crowns armies and Crowns assembled to declare their intentions.                                                                                                                                  

Earlier in the day the Crowns met to discuss final arrangement and numbers.  But the public procession and open declaration is a spectacle for all of the populace to behold.  One by one each of the Crowns declared for the Dragon or the Tiger.  In some cases, the Crowns and Kahn of the Great Dark Horde declared for another Kingdom, who allied themselves with the Dragon or Tiger.  When all was said and done, the spectacle gave way to cheers, fan fair and trumpets blare as the Great War horn was sounded, and the contests begin in the annual war without enemies.  

 

Joining the Midrealm this year will be Trimaris, Northshield, Outlands, Calontir, Meridies, Æthelmearc, Caid, Atenveldt and the Great Dark Horde declaring for Atlantia who will join the Dragon.  Rising to the Tiger’s banner in the East is Ealdormere, Avacal, Ansteorra, Drachenwald, Lochac and the West. 

 

The Great Dark Horde assisted in the fight against the heat with supplying good old-fashioned snow cones.  They went through three blocks of ice, in the ferocious war against heat that we have all been fighting. When talking to a representative of the Great Dark Horde they mentioned that they had a message.

“To those who enjoyed a snow cone at opening ceremonies, the antidote is available at Horde Hill.

Regards

Great Dark Horde.”

 

Willow Audinardottir, 4, of the Middle giving a peace flower to her

Magesty of the Middle Kingdom during opening ceremony protest.

Photo by Sean Sreamach

Building Your Persona from the Inside Out

By Lunardo Capriolo, Aethelmearc

Building a persona from the inside out means creating a space inside your own where you go beyond imagination into “pretendination.” Once you have created this space you can project it outward until it is large enough to contain those around you and bring them into your persona’s world with you. This series will explore techniques to create an inner persona that will make your outward portrayal more convincing and complete.

What’s in a Name?

Shakespeare wrote “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name would smell as sweet…” But the fact is that names do matter, and the names we give things affect how we think about those things. In the SCA, we consciously or unconsciously differentiate between “Bob” and “Lord Roberto” and between “Syracuse” and “Delftwood.” Using the correct names helps take us out of the mundane world and into the world of The Dream.

You can take this farther by choosing names for objects and people that are those your persona would use. For example, if your persona is not a native speaker of the mundane language your group uses, you might try using some words in your inner vocalization that are in your persona’s language. Note that we are talking now about that narrative that everyone has in their own thoughts. Once you have developed the habit of thinking of a thing by a certain name, you will naturally also do so when speaking.

You do not have to be an expert in foreign languages to sprinkle your thoughts and speech with a few phrases. Thanks to the Internet’s many translation tools it is easy even for someone without a particular talent for languages to pick up a few key phrases. I recommend learning and practicing in your head a short list of just these phrases: Yes, no, please, thank you, excuse me, hello, goodbye, good luck, well done.

The last phrase is one I use whenever someone might use “vivat!” I would love to hear a court filled with cheers in all the languages of the kingdom’s personae. Imaging hearing “bravissima! benpo! osca! aferin!“ all blending together.  (The languages are Italian, Venetian, Occitan, Turkish.)

Once you have the basic phrases, you can add words for objects you use all the time in the SCA. Find out how to say “sword” or “squire” or “loom.” Practice these phrases in private, using the pronunciation tools online or help from a native speaker, until they sound natural both silently and aloud. You may be surprised how much it helps you to be in persona able to smack your forehead and mutter “mon épée!” when you left your sword in camp.

So far, we have ignored the elephant in the room—the large number of words that are specific to the society, words that were made up in order to describe objects that are not period, or jobs that are particular to our activities. These words can be clever, fun, and a celebration of our shared SCA culture, but they can also be a jarring to someone who is well on their way to pretending the year is 1066.

When we say “troll” for the gate-keeper, “feastcrat” for the head cook or “porta-castle” for a Porta-a-John™ we are telling ourselves and everyone else that we are at an SCA event, not in 1453 Constantinople. These words are fine when we are just chatting during set-up, or planning and reviewing an event, but you will build a bigger cushion of “pretendination” around your inner persona if you can substitute words like “toll-gate”, “mistress of the kitchen” or “privy pit.”

Even glaringly modern subjects can have their sharp corners rubbed down by a little creativity. One Pennsic merchant avoided the “We honor Lady Visa and Master Card” by posting a sign saying “letters of credit accepted.” Once simple change made a modern subject into a concept familiar to any Florentine banker or Templar knight.

With practice and some thought you can come up with names for most of the anachronisms that surround us at any event. Make a game of it at your next household meeting, and be sure to share your ideas with other groups. You may find it is fun to find another name for a rose…

In Part III we will answer the question “To See or Not to See?” How can you appreciate all of the ambiance of an event like Pennsic without also seeing the modern world?

 

 

Unclassifieds 8-4-19

Announcements

 

Drum repair's number has changed! J Murray Tribal Drums can be reached at Touch the Earth or (443)469-1499.

Got OG? We do! Daily in the Pennsic Independent! Get your daily Inner OG on today!

The Quest for Rose--The Pennsic Independent will be homeless next year without your help! Please help us find Rose, our new home! Assistance gratefully accepted at The Pennsic Independent Office or at Gofundme-The-Quest-for-Rose-The Pennsic-Independent

Thomas Bordeaux will be sitting Vigil for the Laurel in Northshield Populace Camp from 2-4 PM Today. Please come by to share advice and refreshments. @ E01

 

Contests

 

8th Annual Depressing Song Competition Aug 5th 6:30 pm at the PAT. Sign up @ Moongate Designs.

 

Events

 

Bards Haven is open for business! Celtic Bardic on Tuesday! Feast! Gifts! Fun! Oh yeah, Bards too.

Be it known that we are celebrating the engagement of Lord Jorborn and Lady Isabelle on Wednesday Aug 7 at Up the Hill Camp B02 from 1pm - 5pm. Entrance off Nagashino Road. Come help the couple start their new Journey!

Daily 12 Step Meetings 4pm E07 AA NA OA ALANON All Welcome @ Denys the Decadents camp.

Did the music happen if there were no ears to hear it? Silver Oak Open Bardic. Come one, come all for a night of incredible music, stories, food, drink, and friends (old and new)! Sing, play, or just listen. Tue of War Week starting when the sun goes down. Location is W5 at bottom of Runestone Hill across from the park. First camp on the left on the way down or last on the right if you're headed uphill. Gold and white tents on the deck. Follow your ears!

Interkingdom Moneyers meetup Monday 8 pm @ Æ Royal. All are welcome!

Japanese Open House hosted by Clan Yama Kaminari. Sunday 4-6pm at E03. Light refreshments.

Super Secret Wizard Rock Show! Aenor & Efenwealt are the Blibbering Humdingers. Tues 8 pm behind Camelot Treasures booth 30.

 

For Sale

 

10 x 30 wedding, carport. Still in box. 4 walls w/windows. Metal frame. White colour. $250 or best offer. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

12x20 Home designed canvas pavilion. Includes poles, ropes, stakes. No interior poles. See at Greybarr Traditional Archery, space 92 by West Gate. Available after Pennsic. $450

16ft diameter hybrid Mongolian yurt $500 OBO. E12 Blue Feather, see Kelly or Tyrvi. Saturday pick up.

A nice Pennsic postmark is available at the post card tent. We mail post cards and letters. We have car stickers and car magnets. End of St. of Gold.

Chain mail hauberk & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

Full Size Starter Violin $50. Contact Asta by text (304)3765224 or stop by N28 Whisky Dogs at top of hill.

Hand wash sink self resevoir, free standing. Still in box. $60 OBO. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

Henna paste made fresh on site daily. All natural, fragrant, darkest color! Paisley Peacock space 37

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs on site. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom/Group sponsor this racing this Pennsic or next? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Knives sharpened, polished, repaired. Sheaths made on site. Sharp Pointy Things, #13

Like coins? Come trade SCA "coins" or strike some for yourself at Sinclair Jewelry, Merchant spot 35

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Medieval Henna Pattern book 3rd edition is out now! New period designs & better info. $10. #37 St. of Dreams

Midnight Madness Special all Pennsic: Ozark Mt Hunter 30-pound long bows discounted from $239 to $219. Greybarr Traditional Archery #92

Naked men & women available at Mediaeval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin).

Need to accessorize? Get ring pins! See all the options at Merchant booths 35, 52, 160, and 161.

Needles & Pins & Thimble Rings! The Treasury #93

New CD by Morgan Wolfsinger - The Road That Winds. Available at Moongate Designs!

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

Sharp Pointy Things, #13, has cloaks. Wool, Linen, colors, crudaders.

Super Magnum 48. 45# draw. Pristine condition. $300. (914)627-9814.

Temari books and balls. Paisly Peacock, space 37.

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a period pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). 37-year track record Period Pavilions! Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

Totes and a bookshelf full of free things, Space 28

Vardo for sale. On site @ Pennsic. (814)288-8081

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Wolfvams Wonderous Wares 132 Plunder Lane 1 nve troy red vc tri on sale 50% off many items.

XL Stainless riveted mail shirt w/round wire $350. See ORN in Vestgard W20.

 

Memorials

 

Bathsheba Delacroix, aka Jeannette Holloman, passed away this year from cancer. Her unfailing smile will be missed by all. The family asks that those who knew her decorate the Viking Ship with dragonflies in her honor.

 

Personals

 

Bar at the End of The World.

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants. Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

Confed Lady from Pennsic 23: It was then I fell for thee. Not only in the heart, but also in the mud. Do you remember me?

Got Flicker? See Wulf Den.

Heard in camp: Its not flickering. Also heard in camp: I will end you!

 

Wanted

 

Armstreet is looking for 2-3 strong individuals to help us with stricking and packing our merchant booth on Saturday August 10. We will pay CASH or provide a store credit! To discuss stop at our booth #181.

Armstreet is urgently looking for a busker to announce our very special offer. ASAP Cash or generous store credit. Discuss at Booth #181

Ocean City Ren Faire June 14-15 2020 - Vendors wanted. ninadances@gmail.

Team of 2-3 people for 10 days to man our merch tent next year at Pennsic 2020. Incl setup, sales, teardown. Flat fee + commission. Contact Marcela #36

PI Thursday August 8, 2019

Eternal Friends...

Photo by Sean Sreamach

The Viking Memorial Ship being completed for the launching ceremony.

You may have heard of the Rainbow Bridge, that starts at a field where beloved pets await the inevitable arrival of their humans, so they can travel on together to the Great Beyond.

But maybe it isn't like that for everyone. Maybe, for some of us, that journey toward the Rainbow Bridge takes us down a small rural by-way, across a one-way bridge, and as we pass the last canopy of trees, we see banners rippling in the winds above pavilions and tents, an open field with brightly-garbed folks walking, a white farmhouse and large brown barn on our right. Mack Cooper waves to us from his front yard, his silver hair gleaming in the sun. We turn towards the lake, and as we walk, we see so many gentles who have been taken from us. From a golf cart, Dave gives a quick lightning-bright smile as he whizzes by on to another task that needs him. A flash of tawny yellow catches our eye, and Greebo greets us with a rub and a request for petting that cannot be denied. A stately gentle in dazzling Elizabethan dress walks by with exquisite dignity. Kenric strides past, deep in conversation with Adhemar, but they still return our glance with smiles and nods.

Somehow, the land has expanded. It shimmers and moves in a way that allows everything we remember to exist, even if they conflict. And so the Great Tree is still there, not struck down, and Dragon's Magic's little house as well. The Barn holds the castle walls, as well as the old Great Court setting, and the generously-stocked Penn Market all at once. Vlad's is there, as big as it ever was, and Casa Bardicci rises above the lake, more complete than ever, but with workers still clambering over one last new building. You can smell the Pyes from the Battlefield Bakery, and you see Johan manning the counter at the Sated Tyger while folks laugh as they drink and eat in revelry.

And then they stand before us, that person we lost so long ago, and we rush into each other's arms laughing and crying and talking all at once. They look so well and happy, a little sun-burnt and maybe a little sleep-deprived, but so vital and full of life and joy. With great energy they start telling us about all the things they've done that day, the battles or classes or funny happenings that made them happy. We start planning our own day, looking through the book with its endless possibilities of learning and ferocity and pageantry and excitement. We know that tonight, the moon will rise high and full over the lake, and the sound of drumbeats and laughter and song will drift around us as we circle our fire, sitting with all of those we love best. We'll raise our mugs high and toast to the world, and perhaps we'll wander the paths far and near, laughing as we pass by camps lit by torchlight.

And we know that we will pass days, nights, weeks, and years, staying here in this wonderful place. Seeing our friends and making new ones, learning new things and fighting beside our brothers, hearing new songs and all the old ones too. For we will stay here until we all are gathered, each and every one of us, who love this place and the people and animals within it. We will stay until we all can be here together for one endless, glorious Pennsic. Then we will all dress in our finery, raise banners high to snap in the fierce breeze, and with voices raised in song and our eyes clear and bright and joyous, march on together, all together at last, to the Great Unknown that lies beyond.

 

 

Final Flight

Written by Lady Máirin Ó Nialláin. Excerpts taken from the written interview of Mistress Lorelei Greenleafe, oral interviews of Aduke Ayoka Opo, Roewynne Langley, and others.

In the recent past, the Society has lost many pillars of our community. This article focuses on the archery community in specific. In the last two years we have lost several archers who left their mark across the Society. These men spent many endless hours dedicating themselves to the archery community in many and various ways.

Baron Christophe of Grey was one of these men. Known to his friends as CoG, Christophe started his journey in the SCA in the Kingdom of Trimaris. Originally, he was heavily involved in the performing arts. Eventually, he and his Lady, Baroness Eleanor of Grey, began working together with the combat archery community there, and created highly trained and effective combat archery teams. CoG possessed a deep passion for teaching others. His passion for archery, under the guidance and leadership of Earl Mica, led him to build a strong and unique archery community in Atlantia, most specifically southern Atlantia. The archery community that he built focused on running events, holding competitions, and reviving the Phoenix Guard - the Barony of Sacred Stone’s archery guard. Along with Mistress Lorelei Greenleafe he created the Southern Atlantian Archery Day (SAAD) the highly successful, premiere archery event in the southeast.

CoG was a natural born teacher. He taught how to make arrows, quivers, bow strings, and leather crafting. He held weekly archery practices, and always encouragied others to excel. CoG built and nurtured Community. He helped others to see their own potential, and then act on it. He was on the Pennsic Champions Archery team for many years, served as Deputy Earl Marshal for Archery in Atlantia, and was the Pennsic Independent's Archery Reporter for 15 years.

Master Neko Me was a large part of the Midrealm archery community for well over 25 years. He started in the SCA in 1989 and was involved in archery from the very beginning. He never missed a year on the Pennsic War Archery Champions team, and he served as Archer General of the Midrealm for several years. When the Midrealm separated their Archer General position into multiple positions, he then served as the Archer General of Pennsic Archery for many years. Neko Me was one of the principle inductees into the Order of the Greenwood Company and held the archery rank of Dragon Archer for a Royal Round average of over 105. He was awarded his peerage as a Pelican for his service to the archery community.

Neko Me actively participated in the Society's Inter Kingdom Archery Competitions (IKAC). He enjoyed shooting a variety of bow types, including occasionally shooting with a crossbow. He had a zeal and passion for teaching and was a kind and generous man. He always found a way to help others, and never missed a chance to do so. He knew no strangers, was easy to talk to, and knew just how to handle most any situation with ease and grace.

Rask Ulfbjorn was granted his AoA in 1988 and was probably best known at Pennsic as the merchant who owned Viking Archery. Rask was very active among the members of his local group, was actively involved in teaching youth archery, and was always donating tournament prizes to the archery communities; both locally and at Pennsic. He took pride in serving the archery community, and was passionate about, traveled across the Known World to hundreds of events to provide the archery community with a place to get much needed, quality supplies.

Master Arinwald Rotstein received his peerage in 2000 and was a member of the Greenwood Company. He was a member of the Midrealm Pennsic Archery team many times. He was a well-respected archer and was very well known on the thrown weapons field.

Their skill as archers, their sense of duty and service to the archery community, the Society as a whole, their commitment to their specific disciplines, and their kind and generous spirits will forever live on through the legacies they have left behind. They will forever be missed and counted among our very best. May their final flights live in in our hearts forever and guide us in the spirit of the Dream we all share.

 

 

Unclassifieds 8-8-19

Announcements

 

Alabama License plate 6AC2678 - Your light is on in your vehicle. Check your battery.

Casa Bardicci "Hoity Toity" Party Tonight after dark. Party tokens available at Okewode Hall, space 160.

Got OG? We do! Daily in the Pennsic Independent! Get your Inner OG on today!

Known World Cheesemakers Meetup! Come say Hi! Share recipes and techniques! Thursday, 7-9 PM Raven Street Camp E05.

Local Scout group needs tents in good condition. If you have one to donate, please contact via Facebook group Boy Scout Troop 412 Pennsic donation. Thanks!

Midrealm Family Archery Shoot. 12 noon at the Practice Range. Prizes. All ages.

The Quest for Rose--The Pennsic Independent will be homeless next year without your help! Please help us find Rose, our new home! Assistance gratefully accepted at The Pennsic Independent Office or at Gofundme-The-Quest-for-Rose-The Pennsic-Independent

To the Youth Fighter, Joshua of Falkonmore - Congratulations for fighting and defeating the Midrealm King!

Vigil today! Lady Albreda will contemplate today on the Order of the Laurel. Beginning at 6:15pm at EK Royal (E06). All are welcome. Please join us 6:15 to 10:30 pm EK Royal Vigil Chapel.

Get your shift together! Order your set of the Pennsic Independent today, or buy a PDF subscription! Last day to order your set for pickup on Friday.

Events

 

Daily 12 Step Meetings 4pm E07 AA NA OA ALANON All Welcome @ Denys the Decadents camp.

 

For Sale

 

1 Thing you couldn't find? Visit our Etsy shop. The Treasury www.irenedavis1.etsy.com

12x20 Home designed canvas pavillon. Includes poles, ropes, stakes. No interior poles. See at Greybarr Traditional Archery, space 92 by West Gate. Available after Pennsic. $450

15' diameter 10oz Sunforger Lavvu with painted door and frame. $500 OBO, see Turlough in Dahlraidia. Saturday pickup. Canvas carry bag included.

16-foot Yurt for sale $2000 OBO. Edmund at Camp Urso E01

16ft diameter hybrid mongolian yurt $500 OBO. E12 Blue Feather, see Kelly or Tyrvi. Saturday pick up.

18x18 nearly new Panther Pavilion w/ 10' fly ropes, poles, etc. incl. $1200 USD. N31-Camp T Rusaika (416)871-8987.

18x18 Panther Marquee trimmed in red & black. 6 ft wall. Ropes, stakes, poles. Immediate possession. $550.00 (724-7421-5394

18x24 Round End Marquee for sale. Tentsmiths. Roof vent, awning, ropes, poles, stakes incl. $1700 neg. N19 Vair & Ermine. Giacomo or Eleanor

20x10 Carport style Sunbrella sailcloth Pavilion w/ 6x20 awning. Includes ropes, frame stakes, wooden breakdown bed w/ 10' Queen futon mattress & rugs!! Excellent condition. Live like royalty $2500. N19 Riverkeep N.Gate pick up Saturday.

20x30 Dining Tent w/ ropes & poles. No Sides. Used. Needs small bits of love. $350 OBO. E01 (937)204-5204

Aerial photos of Pennsic 48 are at the post card tent. Looks are free. Prints are $10.00. We have SCA eurostickers, Pennsic car magnets. End St. Gold.

Aglets and buckles and boning, Oh My! Space 121

All velvet/velveteens, cape weight wool, flannels &metallic chiffons 30% off already low prices. 10% off all other solid fabrics & sewing notings. 2 Spinning wheels sale-priced. Med. Misc., Space 28

Blue and white 20'x40' tent. Including walls. $400. Corner of Chandler & Low. Pick up Saturday.

Chain mail hauberk & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

Clearance @ Materialis: many things must go! From teaware to clothing. 87 on Street of Gold.

Didn't buy enough yarn for your project? Ursulasyarn.etsy.com after Pennsic.

Didn't see it? Couldn't find the one you wanted? Did you need a different size? We have an Etsy store! Go to garbbyloren.etsy.com after Pennsic.

Don't want a whole cone of yarn? We have small balls of thin linen, hemp, wool, & zephyr. Ursula's Alcove, Spot #166

Double Bell Wedge Tent 15x25. All stakes and poles included. Pickup at end of war. Txt (609)276-4381 $500. Located Camp Gendy

Full size IKEA bedframe $50 OBO. Contact Rikard at Great Dark Horde. E10

Got a carport? Get emerg. joints, $4 each. Space 28

Hand dyed wool yarn in natural dyes in fingering, sport, worsted and bulky weights. Ursulas' Alcove Spot #166.

Henna paste made fresh on site daily. All natural, fragrant, darkest color! Paisley Peacock space 37

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs on site. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom/Group sponsor this racing this Pennsic or next? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Lady Guen has snoods from simple to extravagant. #122

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Medieval Henna Pattern book 3rd edition is out now! New period designs & better info. $10. #37 St. of Dreams

Midnight Madness Special all Pennsic: Ozark Mt Hunter 30-pound long bows discounted from $239 to $219. Greybarr Traditional Archery #92

Naked men & women available at Mediaeval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin).

New CD by Morgan Wolfsinger - The Road That Winds. Available at Moongate Designs!

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

Pre-order available: The Bellatrix System-Techniques and Tactics for SCA Armored Combat by Duke Paul of Bellatrix. Go to Thanethousebooks.com/Bellatrix or Amazon.

Ruby Snoods at Lady Guens #121

SCA Nudist, T-shirt booth 72

Stocks for sale, folding 4 transport & storage pictures at Merchant booth 56. Can be delivered to your camp. A Leather Crafter $300 or best offer.

Super Magnum 48.  45# draw. Pristine condition. $300.  (914)627-9814.

Take down bows with free accessories in poundages 20# - 55#. Prices start at $119. Large selection of custom leather back, hip, and ground quivers. Midnight Madness specials throughout shop. All available at Greybarr Traditional Archery space 92.

Tardis-12 Tea blend: coffee & tea together at last! Only at Materialis, 87 on Street of Gold

Temari books and balls. Paisley Peacock, space 37.

Tent $800 12' Round Canvas Panther. See Miles @Lochac Royal X01 by West Gate

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). 37-year track record; Period Pavilion, Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a Period Pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

Totes and a bookshelf full of free things, Space 28

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Winter is coming. The goose is getting fat. Please to take a look at our fine warm winter hats! Ursula's Alcove 166 Fleet Street.

Wolfram's Wonderous Wares space 132 Plunder Lane. New merchandise daily. Many items on sale. Check out our leather rolls, sterling jewelry, bottles, and feast gear. 2 Wood doors fit for a yurt and poles for a GP large tent. Enquire at our booth.

 

Lost & Found  

 

Lost: Armor repair kit. Black bag with gold mountain on the side. Small zip inside with my auth card and tools. Reward offered at Bayeaux Camp in N14.

 

Memorials

 

Bathsheba Delacroix, aka Jeannette Holloman, passed away this year from cancer. Her unfailing smile will be missed by all. The family asks that those who knew her decorate the Viking Ship with dragonflies in her honor.

Hoyse Hedgehog, so long and thanks for all the fish.

Moondog (mka Steve Mooney) who captured early PW on film has passed thru the great lens. May your beggar bowl be filled as we remember your gifts to us.

My Lord Yosef S'Armead, sks Yergen, aka The Honey, you were taken away too soon. Love always, EAJ

The Twenty-First Memorial Ship will sail TONIGHT! Assemble 9pm at White Wolf & the Phoenix. Proceed to the Runestone, then the lake. Musicians welcome.

CoG – Your successor is a testament to your greatness. Staff of the Pennsic Independent.

 

Personals

 

Bar at the End of The World.

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants. Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

Lost flickering leads to bickering, civil war in Wulf Den.

My love, my everything, Thank you for the Greatest gift of my life - You! May we have another 10+ years of coming "home" to Pennsic! Mooroh Uher Forever! XOXO

Rosalind Jehanne, Sixteen years my war fling and so much more… I remain "The Luckiest Guy at Pennsic." All my love, your Andreas

Thank you, Barony of Skraeling Althing! I lost my phone. Returning and CHARGING it emboldened my love of the SCA. You saved my Pennsic.  Love always, Kara

To the gentles who took our campmate in distress from N12 to EMS, we want to thank you. If you see this, please stop by so we can say thanks in person.

 

Wanted

 

Armstreet is looking for 2-3 strong individuals to help us with striking and packing our merchant booth on Saturday August 10. We will pay CASH or provide a store credit! To discuss stop at our booth #181.

Assistance with breakdown and loading. Two hardy young folk. Will pay in cash and snacks. Friday pm and Sat am. Text (305)718-3882 or ask for Albreda in Trimaris.

Breakdown help needed - Fri 3pm on, packing $12/hr. Sat 11am on, loading $15/hr. Plus drinks, snacks, & appro. meals. - Mediaeval Miscellanea Space 28

Needle People! Heirloom linen sheets seeks repair of tear by expert hand-darning - can you help? Contact Generica, (215)432-0023, (Bhakail N-11)

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PI Tuesday August 6, 2019

The Heroes of EMS

 

EMS services loading an injured fighter into the ambulance.

Photo by Sean Screamach

 

By Ana Sarasdottir Features Reporter,PI

 

If you’ve been at War for more than a few minutes, you’ve probably seen them. Yes, them. Those neon green shirts popping up like beacons of all that is modern. They’re spotted on golf carts, chatting with people, and keeping careful watch over the battlefield. They’ve even been posting on the Pennsic War Facebook page. I’m talking about the heroes of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) crews of both Ross-West View and Allegheny Health Network. The combined EMS crew provides emergency and non-emergency medical care, medical transportation, Basic Life Support, and even Advanced Life Support; and they do it all with professionalism and an energetic spirit.

I recently spent some time with Scott Garing, Incident Commander for the EMS station, to get a better understanding of what goes into getting ready for an event like Pennsic. “Months of planning,” he told me. “We had weekly meetings on the process of providing EMS services for an event this size. We like to be over-prepared because we believe in giving the best possible care. We are coupled with AHN to provide physicians for response medics and for responding on scene. This is the first year Ross-West View has been contracted by the SCA for this event, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The people here make us feel so welcome, it’s been a wonderful experience.”

Garing also shared his thoughts on Pennsic as whole. “The people – the culture is just amazing. We’ve met so many fantastic individuals. The logistics of organizing something like this… it’s astounding. A week ago, this was just open field and now it’s a city – an actual city. That’s incredible. I’ve been thanked more in the last week than in many years of EMS service. Everyone has made us feel so welcome.”

I spoke with other new EMS crew members to get their initial impressions of War. Some were surprised by the scope of the battlefield, others by the intensity. Everyone I spoke to was in awe of how appreciative we are. Kindness, consideration, and gratitude were the running themes of every conversation.

Dr. Stephanie Carlson told me she was worried about standing out with the obviously modern radios and bright neon shirts. “You know, getting food in the market area. I didn’t want to disturb that environment or ruin it for people. We’re not going to classes and stuff like that; that isn’t for us, but I didn’t want to break up the scene for people.” Overall, though, Dr. Carlson told me she feels very welcome and it hasn’t been a big deal. Everyone she’s met has been very supportive of EMS being a presence around War and many have stopped to thank her for doing great work. Dr. Carlson also mentioned that her grandparents are from Sweden, so it was a pleasant surprise when she passed by Norseland recently and recognized a familiar sight. “Hey! I know those runes!” She laughed.

Community Paramedic Chip Franklin was taken aback by the scope of War. “I had this idea in my mind about how big it would be, but this isn’t like I imagined. No, not at all. This is so much bigger.” The other surprise: devotion to persona. “The realism even with those who are injured. I treated an injured lady who didn’t break character the entire time I treated her. That could be a bad thing depending on the situation, but it was interesting.”

Nick McWilliams, positioned on the battlefield during the Field Battle, told me he was surprised by how hard the fighters hit each other. “It’s really loud. The noise of the weapons hitting armor… it’s unexpected.” McWilliams is in his second year of EMS service, but this is his first War. He told me he is impressed by the battle and wants to come back next year but only as an observer. “I like being on the sideline, watching the fighting. It’s a really cool thing to see.”

Every EMS crew told me they appreciate the positivity. They’ve been welcomed into the fold in a way they never expected. Even though they’ve heard it many times over, tell them once more. If you’re around and see one of the EMS crew, stop and say hi. Thank them for looking out for our fighters and making sure we have a safe and healthy War. After all, it’s true that not all heroes wear capes. Ours wear neon green shirts.

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Events

 

Be it known that we are celebrating the engagement of Lord Jorborn and Lady Isabelle on Wednesday Aug 7 at Up the Hill Camp B02 from 1pm - 5pm. Entrance off Nagashino Road. Come help the couple start their new Journey!

Daily 12 Step Meetings 4pm E07 AA NA OA ALANON All Welcome @ Denys the Decadents camp.

Did the music happen if there were no ears to hear it? Silver Oak Open Bardic. Come one, come all for a night of incredible music, stories, food, drink, and friends (old and new)! Sing, play, or just listen. Tue of War Week starting when the sun goes down. Location is W5 at bottom of Runestone Hill across from the park. First camp on the left on the way down or last on the right if you're headed uphill. Gold and white tents on the deck. Follow your ears!

Super-Secret Wizard Rock Show! Aenor & Efenwealt are the Blibbering Humdingers. Tues 8 pm behind Camelot Treasures booth 30.

 

For Sale

 

12x20 Home designed canvas pavillon. Includes poles, ropes, stakes. No interior poles. See at Greybarr Traditional Archery, space 92 by West Gate. Available after Pennsic. $450

15' diameter 10oz Sunforger Lavvu with painted door and frame. $500 OBO, see Turlough in Dahlraidia. Saturday pickup. Canvas carry bag included.

16ft diameter hybrid mongolian yurt $500 OBO. E12 Blue Feather, see Kelly or Tyrvi. Saturday pick up.

18x18 Panther Pavilion w/ 10' fly ropes, poles, etc. incl. $1800 USD. N31-Camp T Rusaika (416)871-8987.

18x24 Round End Marquee for sale. Tentsmiths. Roof vent, awning, ropes, poles, stakes incl. $1700 neg. N19 Vair & Ermine. Giacomo or Eleanor

A nice. Pennsic postmark is available at the post card tent. We mail post cards and letters. We have car stickers and car magnets. End of St. of Gold.

Are people calling you naked before you get into garb? Visit space 72 to fix the problem!!

Blue and white 20'x40' tent. Including walls. $400. Corner of Chandler & Low. Pick up Saturday.

Chain mail hauberk & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

Don't want a whole cone of yarn? We have small balls of thin linen, hemp, wool, & zephyr. Ursula's Alcove, Spot $166

Find Master Ark's jewelry at Thorthor's Hammer space 187. Master Ark will be there for Midnight Madness! Come say Hi!

Folding stocks for sales. 2 Stocks & 3 hobbies. $300. I can be delivered to your camp. A Leather Crafter booth 56.

Hand dyed wool yarn in natural dyes in fingering, sport, worsted and bulky weights. Ursulas' Alcove Spot #166.

Hand wash sink self-reservoir, free standing. Still in box. $60 OBO. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

Henna paste made fresh on site daily. All natural, fragrant, darkest color! Paisley Peacock space 37

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs on site. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom/Group sponsor this racing this Pennsic or next? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Knives sharpened, polished, repaired. Sheaths made on site. Sharp Pointy Things, #13

Like coins? Come trade SCA "coins" or strike some for yourself at Sinclair Jewelry, Merchant spot 35

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Lots of cool comfy cotton at Garb by Loren. Tunics, skirts, kaftans, shirts, and more. Cloaks too. Space 166.

Mad! Up to 50% off almost everything! Plus free stuff. Medieaval Miscellanea, space 28.

Medieval Henna Pattern book 3rd edition is out now! New period designs & better info. $10. #37 St. of Dreams

Midnight Madness Special all Pennsic: Ozark Mt Hunter 30-pound long bows discounted from $239 to $219. Greybarr Traditional Archery #92

Midwest Tent, red and wht, used once. Round Pavilion 12-foot poles, ropes incl. $550. Text (603)726-1088, Matt

Naked men & women available at Mediaeval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin).

Need to accessorize? Get ring pins! See all the options at Merchant booths 35, 52, 160, and 161.

Needles & Pins & Thimble Rings! The Treasury #93

New CD by Morgan Wolfsinger - The Road That Winds. Available at Moongate Designs!

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

Reeves 24" saxony Dbl Drive spinning wheel, signed MOA.  Needs to be refinished $80-90. 5 bobbins, lazy kate, orifice hook, 2 add'l drive whorls $300 OBO. 63" standing distaff, signed, adjustable $175 Bella @N18- text (610)703-1620.

Sharp Pointy Things, #13, has cloaks. Wool, Linen, colors, crusaders.

Super Magnum 48.  45# draw. Pristine condition. $300.  (914)627-9814.

Take down bows with free accessories in poundages 20# - 55#. Prices start at $119. Large selection of custom leather back, hip, and ground quivers. Midnight Madness specials throughout shop. All available at Greybarr Traditional Archery space 92.

Temari books and balls. Paisley Peacock, space 37.

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). 37-year track record; Period Pavilion, Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a Period Pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

These items no longer give me joy. Kitchen goods, battery candle lanterns, oil lamps. Come by and make us an offer. Time for these items to have a new home. Call or text (919)593-2909 or come by B-6 and see us.

Totes and a bookshelf full of free things, Space 28

Vardo for sale. On site @ Pennsic. (814)288-8081

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs  #121 Plunder Lane

Winter is coming. The goose is getting fat. Please to take a look at our fine warm winter hats! Ursula's Alcove 166 Fleet Street.

Yard Sale- Statue of St Isabella, architecture vacform, caldren $200; Stove top oven $75; Chandlers, ect morningss best time to find me, W23 Brigadoon or Trimaris Royal.

 

Memorials

 

Bathsheba Delacroix, aka Jeannette Holloman, passed away this year from cancer. Her unfailing smile will be missed by all. The family asks that those who knew her decorate the Viking Ship with dragonflies in her honor.

Hoyse Hedgehog, so long and thanks for all the fish.

Rodney The Rusty, Bjarni Volundarson 1949 – 2019. Award of Arms, Companion of Dragon’s Heart

The Twenty-First Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 8, Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.

 

Personals

 

Bar at the End of The World.

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants.  Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

Kind hearted chivalrous heavy fighter looking for a Pennsic romance with an adventerous, witty, strong, independent woman. Love of North Africa, horses, and long silky hair a plus! Ask for William at House Gilchrest. Must be 21+. Block N22.

Look up in the sky, it' a Bird, no, it's a plane, oh wait, it's Wulf Den's Flickering non-flickering candles.

 

Wanted

 

Armstreet is looking for 2-3 strong individuals to help us with striking and packing our merchant booth on Saturday August 10. We will pay CASH or provide a store credit! To discuss stop at our booth #181.

Breakdown help needed - Fri 3pm on, packing $12/hr. Sat 11am on, loading $15/hr. Plus drinks, snacks, & appro. meals. - Mediaeval Miscellanea Space 28

Ocean City Ren Faire June 14-15 2020 - Vendors wanted. Ninadances@gmail.

Team of 2-3 people for 10 days to man our merch tent next year at Pennsic 2020. Incl setup, sales, teardown. Flat fee + commission.  Contact Marcela #36

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Whisky and Chocolate

A match made in Heaven “Thank you God”.

The first rule in buying whiskey: buy what you like.

Second, don’t buy cheap!

I once was so stupid - well more than once- I bought half of a $400 bottle “Bar cost” It was so peaty I couldn’t finish the dram.

Buy what you like; you have good taste, Drink Well!

Luckily, Chocolate has the same rule.

 You have good taste so do not be cheap; your friends will thank you.

 

With super strong “Peaty” Whiskey – Sharp Dark Chocolate.

 

 Delicate Gentle Complex Whisky- Simple Sweet Dark Chocolate, even White.

 

Whisky with an Orange Peal or Touch of Cheery Endnotes- a Chocolate of the same.

 

Whisky with a fruitcake after taste “Christmas Bottle”- a Hazelnut & Sea salt, it will balance out the sweetness.

 

Whisky with a Sweet Vanilla note -well with a Sweet Milk Chocolate with Carmel

 

This also works well with Port, Rum and Champaign.

So, Lords & Ladies,

      Charge your glasses& raise them high!

To the best thing to share with good whiskey –Good Friends-

Drink well,

        Drink Often,

                  Drink with     OG    

 

 

PI Wednesday August 7, 2019

Known World Cadet Rapier Tourney

By Ashelyn Ironwood

Rapier Reporter, PI

 

Cadets from ten different kingdoms swarmed the list to show their valor and bring honor to their sponsors in the annual cadet tourney. Master Jean Paul Ducasse of the East was proud to announce that this year’s tourney fielded 86 combatants from across the Known World. He also announced that this would be his last year running the Cadet’s tourney and proudly declared that Don Yin from East Kingdom would take his place next year. Before the tourney began Don Poe and Master Jean Paul picked their favorite sponsor letters from the pool of cadets whose sponsors could not attend and read them before the crowd. Lady Millicent Rowan of the East and Lady Raven Helmsplitter were chosen to have their Letters of Entrance read aloud.

The tourney rules were simple. The fighters would fight double elimination with two brackets. The victors would continue on to the finals and the losers would report to the loser’s bracket to get another chance to make it to the finals.

Three fencers proved their worth on the field and earned a position in the final round causing a three-way tie. Lord Ishmael Reed of Atlantia, Lady Rowan, and Ottavio Perry of Meridies were tasked to fight each other in a round robin bracket. The winner would be determined by who was able to earn two victories. Ottavio emerged victorious as he defeated both his opponents in quick succession. He was awarded a $50 gift certificate to Darkwood Armory. When asked about his victory, Ottavio stated that the fights were awesome to be a part of.

The Honorable Lady Alianora Bronhulle of Æthelmarc was awarded the most honorable fighter by many of her fellow cadets and the marshals who volunteered for this tourney. As a token of respect, she was given Scarbunkle Token, which gives her free entry into the Best of the Known orld Tourney next year. Lady Alianora was chosen because, after she was eliminated in the second round, she remained at the lists to water bear for her peers and the marshals. Many in the list fondly referred to her as “Queen of the Water Bearers.”

 

Tadcaster Arcade Gauntlet Extravaganza

 

House Tadcaster, led by Master Ian Raven, hosted a tourney where the way to win was simply to play. Combatants would line up to fight one of 15 Tadcasters who stood waiting for an opponent, in order to win tickets for prizes. Each match had 5 passes, and every time a combatant killed a Tadcaster they earned half a ticket. Combatants could hold on to their tickets and purchase the bigger prizes such personal ravens or small weapons that had the ability to light the way in the night.

My lunch with a Sin Eater

A friend of mine was having a bad day. He had been killed HARD three times and he was thinking about quitting. (He threw his armor and shield in a dumpster).

So, I took him up to the food court. Food, Talk, Relax –I started planning his SCAdian wake- when another guy came up and asked if he could join us. I did not know him, but I am always willing to make a friend.

“I am a Sin Eater, I can help”. He said.

Any diversion could help so quickly we gave it a try.

We put my friends shield and helmet on the table along with what was left of my lunch, half of what was in my mug, and three dollar coins. We were ready!

He lit a candle, said a prayer, he ate my lunch, and finished the drink, and another prayer. He did all this with a polished showmanship and then he picked up the coins, nodded his head and left.

My fighter friend looked at me and SMILED! Then he LAUGHED!

He felt better, so it was well worth the cost!

Now in the Middle Ages the Church did not approve of Sin Eaters.

Only the Church could forgive a sin. Sin eating had a heavy punishment, as did the hiring of a Sin Eaters.

Sin Eaters lived on the fringe of society, often handicapped in some way. They were treated much as they would treat a leper.

Lords & Ladies

     Charge you glasses and raise them high!

My friend did not give up fighting,

I counted this as a good lunch.

Drink well,

        Drink Often,

                  Drink with     OG    

 

Only at Pennsic! (Tales from the Known World)

From the files of the Pennsic Punster: A young man with a background of HEMA fighting arrived at troll late last night. He was not alone; he had a giant blood blister on his finger, a souvenir from a recent bout. “Look”, a friend pointed, “it’s a Hematoma!” Get it? HEMA-toma? Anyone? Anyone…

 

A marshal-in-training was asking for some finer points on scheduling and organization from the teacher. Thinking, he held up his tablet and said, “well, in about 500 years these will be invented and make life much easier!”

 

Unwinding after a lopsided rapier field battle, a fencer from the East explained to a newbie that at the start of a match, the two opponents feel each other out, to probe and assess. “It’s called a conversation” “That’s funny”, came the reply from a neighbor, “I thought the conversation was the trash talking!”

 

A serious sign of the times? At the end of a martial class, the teacher reminded everyone to drink water and stay hydrated. “Hail Hydrate”, came the typical response. “Actually, can we drop that guys? I’ve heard some boneheads lately using the Germanic version and it’s getting creepy”.

 

Dear Only at Pennsic, after a hot afternoon on the archery range, my daughter and I were grateful to squeeze onto the bus home to camp. One more Scadian boarded and had to stand at the front. “He looks like a tour guide,” quipped my daughter. Not missing a beat as we passed through the parking lot, the Scadian began, “Fun fact, now on this side you’ll see several chariots built to original 16th CE designs. This brown Honda Civic for example is from the Andalusian codex Automalia by Suzuki the Younger”

 

Keep it up, your Tales of the Known World are great! Submissions can be e-mailed to 228196@members.eastkingdom.org, dropped off at The Pennsic Independent or care of Guillaume de St Ferriol at Camp Bhakail.

 

The Big Bang

Photo by Simon Casper Joder

Master Gunner Michael Stuart firing the cannon to start the heavy field battle.

By Lord Lothar
For the Pennsic Independent

You hear them every morning of war week. From the top of Mt. Eislinn, the dedicated gun crews of the Guild of St. Barbara signal the start of martial activities. I will be honest with you; I do have a little bit of experience in this field. I have joined in on the firing line once or twice in Pennsics past. I also have some experience firing later period black powder weapons in some of my post-SCA recreation groups. (Ask me about firing the guns at the 200th anniversary celebration of the ‘Star Spangled Banner’ at Ft. McHenry some time.) But my knowledge is limited to roughly 1650-1815. I know very little about firearms in the SCA period. Fortunately, there are plenty of people at Pennsic that do. I had a conversation with Master Michael Graham about guns at Pennsic. Michael is a member of the Guild of St. Barbara, the SCA’s black powder weapons guild. He has been firing guns at Pennsic for more than 15 years, but his black powder experience goes back much further than that. So why guns at Pennsic? “It really serves two purposes,” he explains. “First, to let people know when the fighting begins. But also, to remind people that guns were a part of the period that we create.”

Most people don’t think firearms when they think about the middle ages. But their history goes back to the 13th century in Europe. The first mention of guns from Italy was in 1284, but goes even further back in China. They made their way to Europe by way of the Mongols and Arabs. The first known European recipe for gunpowder dates to 1267. It’s potassium nitrate, sulfur, and charcoal, by the way. The first illustration of a cannon in England dates to 1327. Early guns were cast from bronze, but as iron casting technology advanced, so did cannon construction methods. Early iron guns were made from forged staves of iron that were held together with bands, much like a cooper makes a barrel. That is how they came to be called barrels. Guns in the SCA period could range from huge siege cannons that were used to pound the walls of fortresses to small handheld pieces, often called “handgonnes.” There were three main types of guns used. Mortars were used for firing projectiles like bombs and grenades at high angle trajectories. Muzzle-loaders were loaded by ramming the charge and projectile down the front of the barrel. Breach-loaders allowed ammunition to be loaded from the back of the barrel, giving the user the ability to fire it more rapidly than the other types could.

There are seven artillery pieces being used at Pennsic this year, though not all of them are firing before any given battle. All of these guns are scaled down models of pieces that would have been used in period. There are also many handheld pieces like muskets, arquebuses, and handgonnes present. All of them fire black powder like their medieval and early modern predecessors. The guns at Pennsic, of course, will not be firing any projectiles. The gun crews take safety very seriously. “We have very strict safety rules at Pennsic. Our rules are even a step of above the rules followed by the National Park Service,” Michael explains. The Guild does invite interested folks to come watch the guns at the firing line. They even offer to train those who would like to give it a shot, so to speak. Kids are welcome to learn too, but they are not permitted to fire any live rounds. People who are curious can go to the Guild of St. Barbara’s facebook page or stop by the White Rose Camp at the corner of Battle Rd and Fosseway. You can’t miss it. There’s usually a bunch of cannons there.

Don’t forget! If you suffer from PTSD or otherwise don’t want to be surprised by the unexpected explosions, you can sign up for the Cannon Advanced Warning System (CAWS). CAWS is a text alert system that will notify you in advance of the cannons impending firing. You can sign up to receive text alerts from CAWS at Silver Tree Song or Nordic Trader on Street of Gold in the merchants’ area.

 

The Pennsic War Archery Championships

The Pennsic War Archery Championships were held on the Archery range Tuesday August 6th. This year's shoots were themed after the Chinese Zodiac and were more than challenging for the best of archers. The morning's novelty roving range featured 9 stations, each of them was designed around a different animal sign of the zodiac. There were moving targets, targets that required special team strategies, timed shoots, and shoots that required the utmost accuracy. After completing the roving range, the teams broke for a light lunch. The Champion's lunch was a cornucopia of fruits, veggies, meats, cheeses, and salty snacks, and was provided by Casa de Valdez. The day's competition was completed with the afternoon's final 2 shoots, the timed Friend/Foe, and the walk-up clout shoot. The final tally for the points were as follows: Roving Range: Middle - 958, East - 805, Winner Middle; Timed Friend/Foe: Middle - 30, East - 36, Winner East; Walk-up Clout: Middle - 522, East - 461, Winner Middle. The Middle and Allies being the winner of 2 out of 3 of the days competitions is the overall winner for the war point from the Pennsic War Archery Championships.

East Kingdom Champions Team

Colin Ursell, Captain General of Archers

Kusunoki Yoshimoto, Deputy Captain General of Archers

Julian Ridley, King’s Archery Champion

Aethelthryth Kenricing

Agro Agwesi

Alysander

Ander

Cathain Reiter

Cynric the Dabbler

Denys the Decadent

Dorian of Lewes

Eanraig the Bonesetter

Elian of the Fellswood

Elizabeth Hawkwood

Eoin an Doire

Godric of Hamtun

Jehannine de Flandres

Kieran Bren of Bannockburn

Kirsa Oyutai

Kobayashi Yutaka

Madok Arwe

Meruit Kieransdottir

Mikjall Bogmadr

Nest verch Tangwistel

Njall

Otto Gottlieb

Peter the Red

Samuel Peter de Bump

Scott Robinson

Spyridon

Alternates:

Alanna of Skye

Aloysius Sartore

Amere (Annelin Urich)

Douglas Doan

Emma Makilmone

Jozef

Kira of Carolingia

Magnus Surtsson

Marcus

Udalrich Schermer

 

Middle Kingdom Champions Team

Aeddan Ivor - Atlantia

Aelfric the Kestrell - Midrealm

Alfonso de Santo Domingo - Æthelmearc

Bjarki Rikardarson - Æthelmearc

Bubba of Wolfhou - Midrealm

Cirion the Lefthanded - Midrealm

David of Steirbach - Atlantia

Duncan MacCoulagb - Æthelmearc

Dungan MacRogan - Midrealm

Eoin Rengarth - Midrealm

Ghijskijn - Atlantia

Gregge the Archer - Atlantia

Greybarr - Midrealm

Grimm - Atlantia

Gwyneth Cole - Midrealm

Lewin de Parton - Atlantia

Mairin ONaillain - Æthelmearc

Marc Rengarth - Midrealm

Miles de Locwode - Atlantia

Miruska Lyubomyr - Æthelmearc

Muldonny McVriw - Midrealm

Ronan MacImair - Atlantia

Ru Cavonst - Æthelmearc

Seamus McRay - Atlantia

Styrkarr Eiriksson - Midrealm

Tarquin the Red - Midrealm

Trevor Milliner - Midrealm

Treya Min Teanga - Atlantia

Woody of Gwyntarian - Midrealm

Yaacov Ben haRav Eliezer - Midrealm

 

Alternates:

Astridr Styrkarrkona - Midrealm

Cadfan of Cleftlands - Midrealm

Celestria Alexandre - Atlantia

Dafydd Myddleton - Midrealm

Darkstone - Midrealm

Gladius - Midrealm

Godfrey de Bayeux - Æthelmearc

Morag Ap Preachain - Atlantia

Taliesin of Archenfield - Midrealm

Tatebito – Midrealm

 

 

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To the Youth Fighter, Joshua of Falkonmore - Congratulations for fighting and defeating the Midrealm King!

 

Events

Daily 12 Step Meetings 4pm E07 AA NA OA ALANON All Welcome @ Denys the Decadents camp.

 

For Sale

 

12x20 Home designed canvas pavillon. Includes poles, ropes, stakes. No interior poles. See at Greybarr Traditional Archery, space 92 by West Gate. Available after Pennsic. $450

15' diameter 10oz Sunforger Lavvu with painted door and frame. $500 OBO, see Turlough in Dahlraidia. Saturday pickup. Canvas carry bag included.

16-foot Yurt for sale $2000 OBO. Edmund at Camp Urso E01

16ft diameter hybrid mongolian yurt $500 OBO. E12 Blue Feather, see Kelly or Tyrvi. Saturday pick up.

18x18 Panther Pavilion w/ 10' fly ropes, poles, etc. incl. $1800 USD. N31-Camp T Rusaika (416)871-8987.

18x24 Round End Marquee for sale. Tentsmiths. Roof vent, awning, ropes, poles, stakes incl. $1700 neg. N19 Vair & Ermine. Giacomo or Eleanor

20x30 Dining Tent w/ ropes & poles. No Sides. Used. Needs small bits of love. $350 OBO. E01 (937)204-5204

A nice Pennsic postmark is available at the post card tent. We mail post cards and letters. We have car stickers and car magnets. End of St. of Gold.

Aerial photos of Pennsic 48 are at the post card tent. Looks are free. Prints are $10.00. We have SCA eurostickers, Pennsic car magnets. End St. Gold.

Aglets and buckles and boning, Oh My! Space 121

Blue and white 20'x40' tent. Including walls. $400. Corner of Chandler & Low. Pick up Saturday.

BOGO SALE #208 Silk obis - no kidding. Seek Serenity for Savings!

Chain mail hauberk & coat of plates, books, toys, fabrics, trim & much more. Mediaeval Misc., space 28

Clearance @ Materialis: many things must go! From teaware to clothing. 87 on Street of Gold.

Don't want a whole cone of yarn? We have small balls of thin linen, hemp, wool, & zephyr. Ursula's Alcove, Spot #166

Double Bell Wedge Tent 15x25. All stakes and poles included. Pickup at end of war. Txt (609)276-4381 $500. Located Camp Gendy

Find Master Ark's jewelry at Thorthor's Hammer space 187. Master Ark will be there for Midnight Madness! Come say Hi!

Hand dyed wool yarn in natural dyes in fingering, sport, worsted and bulky weights. Ursulas' Alcove Spot #166.

Hand wash sink self-reservoir, free standing. Still in box. $60 OBO. Contact Bambi, mornings @ Pennsic Independent

Henna paste made fresh on site daily. All natural, fragrant, darkest color! Paisley Peacock space 37

Horse racing for war points? Adults/children? I have 22 hobby horses, & 4 unicorn for the refs on site. I also have prizes for all participating children! Will any Kingdom/Group sponsor this racing this Pennsic or next? Mediaeval Misc., space #28

Kids garb. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Knives sharpened, polished, repaired. Sheaths made on site. Sharp Pointy Things, #13

Lady Guen has snoods from simple to extravagent. #122

Like coins? Come trade SCA "coins" or strike some for yourself at Sinclair Jewelry, Merchant spot 35

Linen Viking aprons $66 brooches $25 pair. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Lots of cool comfy cotton at Garb by Loren. Tunics, skirts, kaftans, shirts, and more. Cloaks too. Space 166.

MAD! Up to 50% off almost everything! Plus free stuff. Medieaval Miscellanea, space 28.

Medieval Henna Pattern book 3rd edition is out now! New period designs & better info. $10. #37 St. of Dreams

Midnight Madness Special all Pennsic: Ozark Mt Hunter 30-pound long bows discounted from $239 to $219. Greybarr Traditional Archery #92

Midwest Tent, red and white, used once. Round Pavilion 12-foot poles, ropes incl. $550. Text (603)726-1088, Matt

Naked men & women available at Mediaeval Misc., space 28 (garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin).

Need to accessorize? Get ring pins! See all the options at Merchant booths 35, 52, 160, and 161.

Needles & Pins & Thimble Rings! The Treasury #93

New CD by Morgan Wolfsinger - The Road That Winds. Available at Moongate Designs!

Pre-estate sale, 2 costuming Laurels: fabrics, furs, leathers, trims, notions, garb & more. Space #28

Pre-order available: The Bellatrix System-Techniques and Tactics for SCA Armored Combat by Duke Paul of Bellatrix. Go to Thanethousebooks.com/Bellatrix or Amazon.

Ruby Snoods at Lady Guens #121

SCA Nudist, T-shirt booth 72

Sharp Pointy Things, #13, has cloaks. Wool, Linen, colors, crusaders.

Super Magnum 48. 45# draw. Pristine condition. $300. (914)627-9814.

Take down bows with free accessories in poundages 20# - 55#. Prices start at $119. Large selection of custom leather back, hip, and ground quivers. Midnight Madness specials throughout shop. All available at Greybarr Traditional Archery space 92.

Tea and Absinthe tea of the day: Sundew - apricot-mango and floral green tea. Lovely hot or iced. Only at Materialis, 87 on Street of Gold.

Temari books and balls. Paisley Peacock, space 37.

Tent $800 12' Round Canvas Panther. See Miles @Lochac Royal X01 by West Gate

Tent company for sale or license (rentals only, or manufacturing/sales/rentals). 37-year track record; Period Pavilion, Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28

Tent emergency? We have supplies, & also tents to rent on site. Rent rebates towards purchase of a Period Pavilion. Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space #28.

Totes and a bookshelf full of free things, Space 28

War game miniatures of knights & warriors mostly 25 mm, some 20 mm @ Cabochons $2 per man or horse

Wide brim straw hats $6. Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane

Winter is coming. The goose is getting fat. Please to take a look at our fine warm winter hats! Ursula's Alcove 166 Fleet Street.

Wolfram's Wonderous Wares space 132 Plunder Lane. New merchandise daily. Many items on sale. Check out our leather rolls, sterling jewelry, bottles, and feast gear. 2 Wood doors fit for a yurt and poles for a GP large tent. Enquire at our booth.

 

Lost & Found

 

Lost: Armor repair kit. Black bag with cold mountain on the side. Small zip inside has auth card. Reward offered.

 

Memorials

 

Bathsheba Delacroix, aka Jeannette Holloman, passed away this year from cancer. Her unfailing smile will be missed by all. The family asks that those who knew her decorate the Viking Ship with dragonflies in her honor.

Hoyse Hedgehog, so long and thanks for all the fish.

The Twenty-First Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 8, Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.

 

Personals

 

Bar at the End of The World.

Cinnibar is hoping many of you find a little bit of extra Pennsic Magic in the form of one of his chainmaille pendants. Hunt him down at war and let him know if you find something!

Due to budget cuts, the Bat Signal has been replaced by Wulf Den's flickering non-flickering candles.

Kind hearted chivalrous heavy fighter looking for a Pennsic romance with an adventerous, witty, strong, independent woman. Love of North Africa, horses, and long silky hair a plus! Ask for William at House Gilchrest. Must be 21+. Block N22.

My love, my everything, Thank you for the Greatest gift of my life - You! May we have another 10+ years of coming "home" to Pennsic! Mooroh Uher Forever! XOXO

Thank you, Barony of Skraeling Althing! I lost my phone. Returning and CHARGING it emboldened my love of the SCA. You saved my Pennsic. Love always, Kara

To the gentles who took our campmate in distress from N12 to EMS, we want to thank you. If you see this, please stop by so we can say thanks in person.

 

Wanted

 

Armstreet is looking for 2-3 strong individuals to help us with striking and packing our merchant booth on Saturday August 10. We will pay CASH or provide a store credit! To discuss stop at our booth #181.

Breakdown help needed - Fri 3pm on, packing $12/hr. Sat 11am on, loading $15/hr. Plus drinks, snacks, & appro. meals. - Mediaeval Miscellanea Space 28

Needle People! Heirloom linen sheets seeks repair of tear by expert hand-darning - can you help? Contact Generica, (215)432-0023 (Bhakail N-11)

Team of 2-3 people for 10 days to man our merch tent next year at Pennsic 2020. Incl setup, sales, teardown. Flat fee + commission.  Contact Marcela #36