By DonalBane of Blakmers
DonalBane’s Unofficial War Points: Midrealm Dragons 15, East Tygers 12
The two grand armies of the Dragon and the Tyger returned to the field Thursday for the Bridge battle. This year, the battle included three fights over five bridges, with each fight worth one War Point.
The Midrealm deployed its forces on the east side of the field. Æthelmearc, the Tuchux, South Oaken, and Constellation were sent to the left flanks; the Huskarls, Midlands, and Petamere went to the center; Ealdormere, the Great Dark Horde, Calontir ,and Outlands were sent to the right; while North Oaken and the western allies were held in reserve.
The East deployed from the west side of the field, sending the Southern army, Atlantia, and Black Talon to the right; Duchy von Drachenklaue and the Northern Army went to the center; and the Ulsterblichen and Northfield were sent to the north.
The first fight was a fairly static affair, as the East seemed reluctant to engage unnecessarily, given their lesser numbers. As a result, the Midrelam’s forces seized the center of all five bridges and held them just out of spear range from the East.
The biggest push from the East came on the south bridge, as Black Talon and House Serpentius slowly ground down the Æthelmearc forces. When the cannon sounded after 30 minutes, the East’s forces held the southern bridges, but the Midrealm held the other four bridges despite being pushed. The Dragon claimed the first fight.
Things in fights two and three were much more dynamic. The East switched Atlantia to the southern bridge, and the result was a breakout both times.
In fight two, Atlantia held its forces back for about 15 minutes before beginning a huge push against the Æthelmearcians. Bodies on the southern bridge were piled three- and four-deep when the holds were called. When the action resumed, HRM Sinclair of Atlantia led his forces through a breach and up the field. As soon as the breach took place, Eastern forces pushed on every bridge, sweeping the Dragon before them. In the end, House Darkmoon was the last Midrealm force left standing on the center bridge before getting squeezed from both sides.
Fight three included combat archery and siege weapons, which the Atlantians took full advantage of. The battle on the south bridge was an archer’s delight as many gentles fell to well-placed shots.
Again, the Æthelmearcians were pushed back and only were able to hold the bridge with help from Constellation. However, when Constellation committed itself, Northshield pushed on the south-central bridge and eradicated the Midrealm’s forces.
The final push was so quick in coming, the Northern Oaken Army was still in its reserve position when East forces surrounded it on all sides. The Oaken boys put up a heroic fight, but ultimately fell.
Jubilant East forces were elated with victory as cries of “Konrad! Konrad!” rang out as the Tyger King visited and complemented each of his forces.
Friday’s Big Battle: The Field Battle
And now, my lords and ladies, it’s time for the main event. There will be five battles this year, with standard last-man-standing rules for fights one, two, four and five. Combat archery and siege weapon are allowed in the last two fights. Fight three, meanwhile, will be a “regicide”: affair: the side which is able to kill the king of the East or Midrealm will win.
What to watch for: The first charge. Anyone whose heart doesn’t race during the first charge has no pulse.
By DonalBane of Blakmers
Battlefield Reporter, Pennsic Independent
Belted Champions Battle
After the Bridge battles were completed, the East and Midrealm met again on the field for the Belted Champions battle. As usual, this battle included 20 champion knights from both kingdoms.
The fight was quick and rugged affair, but the Tyger’s forces were able to stick together better and roll over the field.
Unbelted Champions Battle
Just after the Belted Champions, the Unbelted Champions of the East and Midrealm came together for their 40-on-40 fight.
Having seen their belted brethren fall, the Midrealm’s forces came out with steely resolve and they showed it on the battlefield. The Dragon’s forces rolled over the field with minimal casualties and ground the East down.
As has become tradition, Captain Gunner, head of the Midrealm unbelts, was given a sword in friendship by his Eastern counterparts. Gunner was later put on vigil for knighthood.
Allied Champions Battle
One the toughest and best fights of the war, the Allied Champions battle took place Thursday about 30 minutes after the other champions’ battles. The battle was an SCA-style game of capture the flag with resurrections allowed in two-minute intervals. The side that captured the other squad’s flag seven times—or had the most captures in 60 minutes —would earn the War Point.
The fight was a rollicking affair with battle lines wavering all over the field. Several times, a warrior seized a flag only to be tripped by the turf monster. There was also one occasion where each side grabbed the other’s flag at the same time, negating any scoring.
After splitting the first four captures, the East’s allies took a 4-2 lead, and were able to hang on for a 4-3 win at the end of the hour.
By Grizzly of Ironstar
Marshall Reporter, the Pennsic Independent
Battle of Tortuga
Thursday afternoon (with sword and musket), pirates attacked at the Main Rapier List. Two groups of merchants and a group of pirates went at it ship-to-ship. Across four planks, the pirates rushed the merchants. With unlimited resurrection compared to the merchant’s one resurrection, the pirates had the upper hand. The rapier fighters rotated after each fight so everyone had a turn at being a pirate. Even today’s rain couldn’t dampen the fighters spirits and ruin their fun.
Æthelmarc Known World Ladies’
Treasure Chest Tournament
Twenty-six female rapier fighters competed Thursday for a treasure trove of prizes. Prizes were donated by supporters, with the first place prize being a rapier helmet donated by Marco of Marco & Krieger Armory. Second place, age permitting, was a bottle of twelve year-old scotch. As for the rest of the treasure, the ladies were allowed to pick and choose their own prizes. This was the fifth year for the tournament to be hosted by Illadore de Bedegrayno. This will also be her last year running the event as her work has taken her to the West Coast, making it more difficult to make the journey to war every year. “It’s time for some else to take over and hopefully run the tournament for another five years.”
The final bout in today’s tournament came down to Annora Raines of the West and Amanita Villarosa for the Middle. In the first few moments of the round Annora took Amanita’s off hand, then in an act of courtesy and chivalry threw down her off hand weapon and finished Amanita with a double kill. The second pass began the same way with Annora taking Amanita’s off hand and throwing down her off hand weapon again. Finally Annora took Amanita’s weapon hand for the win. This is the first Pennsic for the winner of Thursday’s tournament, Annora Rains. She was overcome with joy as she accepted the rapier helmet from Illadore. “It’s been an honor fighting with all of you, this is my first Pennsic and you’ve made it amazing.”
Estrogen and Axes competition hosted by Æthelmearc held Tuesday was won by Alexandra Sabine of Montengarde Kingdom of An Tir. The awarded handmade gift was donated by Lady Hieonyma Holvdet van Dadizelle www.crownrosegems.com A special thank you to the ladies who participated.
Events Open to All
Christian prayer group non-demimational . All are welcome 8PM Battlefield. Look for the Banner.
Reform Jewish services behind Silver Dragon Co. 11 Bow St 7PM Friday
The War Horn is on display in the merchant area, Market Street behind the barn, Mon-Fri, 1pm-5pm weather permitting. Guarded by House Darkyard. Come take a look at SCA History!
14 ft. Yurt for sale. Set up $500 or Best Offer Moritu Camp as is.
2-Story Pavillion - Frame-and-Canvas portable structure, excellent condition, flat packs on a trailer for easy transport and storage. Fully functional 2nd story. Available end of Pennsic. Come to Mystic Mail, Booth #188 for full details.
8x9 Wedge Tent and 9x15 fly poles - stakes - ropes - door like new - only used twice stored in dry New Mexico see Crafty Celts Booth Space 90 or call Airenn Cell #304-657-0148 -- $650
A-Frame Tent - Ten masters 10x8 with poles and stakes. $300 firm. See Brendan in Pentwyvern E16
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners #24.
Alotta Drums wow $20 #190 under the only 2 trees!
ANALOG / IF / GALAXY MAGS 1996-2005 mostly complete $250/best offer. See Master John at The Stavechurch
Arastorm’s excellent booklets- cookies, magick and more than you ever needed to know about Anglo-Saxons. #19 Bow St.
ATTENTION WOAD WARRIORS! Feeling a little blue? I have the real thing! Genuine woad imported from Scotland. $4 Limited supply, buy early. Guild of Limners #24.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game- Yes we have ‘em!- from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)
Beaded shoes & headdresses #190
Bellydancer’s veils genuine silk 81/2 ftx31/2 ft $50 colorful! 19 Bow St.
Benefit the Chirurgeons-- buy an original Pennsic XXXVII T-shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.
Cat got better, vet bills didn’t. Car died Monday so...big sale at Fabric Dragon at space #106!
Civil War Tent 10x12 $200 Blood Moon Clan corner lot near Solar Showers ask for Hillary in Camp w/onion dome.
CLARIFICATION! DRAGONS MAGIC #25 is the brown Slavic house by the store and bath house. We are purveyors of fine fabrics and notions. Fabric Dragon #106 is the tent by Currie Rd and sells threads & beads.
Coin tops & scarves harem pants $20 each, 2 for $35 #190
Coming Thursday! Lightweight 100% wool gabardine twill- Æthelmearc red and off-white! Also 100% woolen twill forest green and white linen/cotton! I called my jobber and he’s shipping them right out! (I love my jobber) Dragons Magic #25 Did you get gifts for the folks back home yet? We’ve got great stuff- mugs & mead kits. AND we accept credit cards! So consider your cash & make the home folks happy- maybe not happy enough to do your laundry, but we’re not miracle workers here! DANCING PIG POTTERY & MORE #18 Bow Street.
Evil Abra has budget amber! Amber rings from $9.95, amber bracelets from $9.95, amber necklaces from $14.95, amber pendants from $9.95, amber earrings from $7.00! Check out our 1/2 price amber boards! Buy $100 worth & get an extra 10% off if you mention this ad! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!
BAD GARB I and BAD GARB II - Now AVAILABLE From Claus the Toymaker- How do you know you are not in them unless you read them?
Fine linen Norse Aprons, Viking tunics, and embroidered coats at The Hooded Hare. Hop over to our new space: #164, Fleet Street
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books- The Guild of Limners, #24
For Sale - Gypsy Wagon $2500 OBO We lost the ride home for it! Booth 119 Yurts of America.
For Sale Ink-Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24.
For sale: rapier longsword and wagon 45” Darkwood blade with 9” handle $250 wagon is green garden cart $40 OBO contact Aelfwine Se Pyttel at camp “The Cove” on block N03
For Sale SCA Road Signs- “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger Viking Territory” and many others, some new and very silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24
For Sale Vellum - - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest Quality sale price $25 per sheet. Lovely Dutch sheepskin parchment whole skins $125 can be cut smaller. The Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.
Geeks take note! Kingdom dice and playing cards are available at Calontir Trim. Mention this ad.
Going home sale. See what new and used pavillions we have left. Pack your gear in a sturdy but beautiful trunk. Think about renting a period pavillion for next Pennsic. 12ft yurt Singing Horse design $900, 18x20 Panther new $1300 site #3
GOING OUT 4 BUSINESS SALE. Did you see my ad in the Pennsic Handbook? Camp furniture, iron work, horse tails, beautiful speckled cow hides. 18x20 Panther new $1300 14ft yurt singing horse design complete with Floor $1400 OBO. Come browse and BS (Be Satisfied). The Crossing #3
Evil Abra says, “You can do research at home - read something fun at Pennsic!” See our vast selection of novels, magickal books & fun subjects. All the books are buy 2 get 1 free all war! Most are 1/2 off cover price as well! visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.
Handspun yarn from a 12th c-type flock. Also fiber dyed & undyed. Ongoing spining demo, MTFC Space 26
Harps & Musica instruments all on sale. Harps 20% off. Silvershell Music 43 Broadway.
Is this YOU? Free pics from past wars. Space 26
Kingdom Cards for sale at Calontir Trim, AEthelmearc East Kingdom and Midrealm as well as Pennsic XXVII souvenir cards available.
Lots and lots pirate boot Good Booty! #190
Mischief, murder & mayhem- is your kingdom involved? See the on-going saga in the diorama. Space 26.
New heads! Heads tightened! richspiritdrums.com
NOT for spinners only- “Spinster’s Rules!” Visit Misty Tower, Space 26 to read the list and order a T!
Evil Abra says, “Check your silver prices!” We bought last year when silver was $7 an ounce, folk who restocked before Penssic paid much more- guess whose prices are going to rock!!! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off any purchase of $100 or more! (Bring friends & shop together for the discount!) Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold, open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly.
Panther Pavillion 16 x 16 Regent with green dags. Will need to be rewaterproofed. Available Sat 9 August @ 11am. $1200 OBO N17 Zeebera
Pavilion 4 sale 18X18 6Ft. walls 2 Yrs old Paid 2400 asking 1800 natural* extra ropes ask at Tgertoggs#32 Street of Dreams behind the barn *(color)
Pavilion for sale: 20x15 green & gold. $1200 Sleepy Unicorn, Street of Gold. Containers included
“Pennsic for Dummies” by Claus the Toymaker - scurrilous, toungue-in-cheek fun, everythingyou need to know to complete your Pennsic experience.
Period Pavilions™ available on site for rent/sale. Rent rebates toward later purchase. Space 26.
SHOWER FOR SALE!! 40 gallon water tank, propane heated (tank included) utility sink, and all fittings. Walls collapse for easy storage. N10 corner of Brewer & Fletcher. $450 or best offer!!!
Silk parasols $5 Wood Fans $1 Snoods 2 for $5 #190
Steel boned corsets 99 to 250 bonded fabric WOW #190
Evil Abra has a new garb annex! Do you like flax, winter sun and cut loose? Check out our back room garb. Someone has to dress the peasants! Garb, pants, skirts, dresses & shirts in silk, linen and cotton. Very comfy and most is $5 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visist The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open ‘til 11:00 pm nightly!
Tall boots $85 stripy socks $5 Wool capes 20% #190
TENT FOR SALE: Officer’s Marquee by Tentsmiths. 14’ x 8’ with 5’ walls 8’ peak 3 years old. Sunforger canvas with poles ropes and the tent bags. At GRAYFOX encampment next to DARKMOON. N18 $875 O.B.O. Cash/Paypal only
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea mercatores vendunt encusto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
Twin size rope bed frame $75 See Bjorn Block W18 Lake Shore beside flushie trailer
Uniquely You dressmaker forms- the only one that corsets properly. Available on site space 26.
Used Yurt Top for sale. 16’ plasticized canvas. 3 years old. No leaks! Only $95 p/u Sat. Aug. 9 Inquire Dancing Pig #18 Bow St.
We’re running out of pots so we have to hurry home & make more! to that end DANCING PIG POTTERY will be closing at 9PM today. Then, like Brigadoon we will be gone for another year! Come buy pots before it’s too late! #18 Bow Street
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood-dyes to die for. Guild of Limners #24.
Evil Abra’s empire has expanded! New items include sale book selection, the garb annex & 1/2 price clearance corner! Visit the Gypsy Caravan, #107, Street of Gold. Open ‘til 11 pm nightly!
X-chairs $175 Silvershell Music 43 Broadway.
You!Sew on our machines. We have thread. Space 26.
Yurt for sale. E01 Middle of Dragon Trace. Car died again. Ask for Pente (Wookie) camp Infinity 8-)
All our friends at War: Hope you’ve had a wonderful time. All well at home. Can’t wait to hear all about it. Once again we say Barony of Carillion Court Friday at 8pm. Baroness Mary The Hun will hold Baronial Court. All are welcome to attend. N10 corner of Brewer and Fletcher.
Beads, bead looms, trims and linen fabrics Silverdragon Company Bow Street Space #11
CLEAN, DRY, cardboard paper boxes. Pick up at the Pennsic Independent on Friday or Saturday. FREE!!!
Costumes by Loren has comfortable cool cotton! Tunics, kaftans and cloaks in celtic knotwork designs. Different sales every day! 166 Fleet Street
DRAGON BROCADES, 20% off at Dragon’s Magic #25
Drumsmith Richard Barony of Fenix 541-778-2540
Erlandr Skald Di Norlandi thanks all the singers and helpers - the movers and schlepers and those who have supported the known world choir for 20 years!!
EXCELLENT QUALITY 100% wools & wool coating at Dragon’s Magic #25
FINE ENGLISH NEEDLES, Sold singly. Dragon’s Magic #25
For Sale Good Gentles......How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcemnt from Claus of Burzee Toymaker.
Go see Auntie Arwen at #185 and ask if she is drinking WATER. From Kirsten at Fabric Dragon in #106.
GOT LUMBER? Don’t throw it in the dumpster, donate it! I’m building my kids a treehouse. Please call 814-720-9018 for pickup. Thanks -Thyri
Handkerchief linen! Silk, patterns, pewter badges and more! Silverdragon Company Space #11 Bow Street
Hoobah FOSCADH for FIGHTING in ALL 37 PENNSIC WARS
House Fallenstar (N12) Nothing more witty to say. Just a hello from all those who didn’t get to come along this year. EVISCERATE!!!
Lady Veronica Rosso misses all her friends. Wish I was there!
SAILMAKERS NEEDLES. 2”, 3 1/2”, 4 1/2”! Dragon’s Magic #25
Silk veiling 3.5mm, 5mm silk/cotton DRAGON’S MAGIC #25
STEEL HOOP BONING - 1/2” x 12y $13.95 Dragon’s Magic #25
Storytelling by Gabrielle d’Auvergne Family friendly 7-9PM Minerva’s Spindle space 158 Friday August 8
The Falcons Mew would like to thank the gentles of Pennsic for all their kind patronage over these last 15 years. This is our last merchanting year. We will continue to sell locally (Wisconsin) as well as online (falconsmew.com) and our catnip toys will be carried by Terra Incognita so you can still get your kitty bribes! Thanks for all the fun, it’s been great! - Elaine and Steve of Falcons Mew
THREAD COUNTERS, 8x-10x metal & glass booth #25
TO THE 2 WOMEN who came to my shop on Thursday and bought 12 yds of purple silk - I found the tag. Please come back for the money I owe you! Dragon’s Magic
To the person who photographed a female campmate in the shower, House 3 Skulls hopes public safety finds you first.
To the woman (Natalie’s camp auntie) who bought butterflies at The Bead Lady #146 Battle Rd. on Sun, Aug 3rd between 1 and 2pm. Please return so I may correct a credit card error.
Who do Kings answer to? Their Queens!
Wurm- packing up camp is ok cuz i’m going home w u
Yes, I’m Still Here! And my brick-and-mortar fabric store is still in Tunkhannock, PA. The housing market decided to get weird right after War last year so I couldn’t make the move I wanted to make. I’ve consoled myself by buying more luscious wool, linen, and silk...which, of course, I brought for your shopping pleasure, along with corset stays, needles, pins, cheese cloth, etc. (Space 25)
NEW VIKING HOME COMPANION CD IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE PILLAGED VILLAGE Midgard Mayhem by TorvaldrTorgarson Live perfomances will be at 7PM on Sunday Wednesday and Friday in front of the village.
Ymabiko-za Comic Theatre appearing at the Known World Improv Festival 4:30 Friday at the Performing Arts Pavilion presents two short plays: Kubihiki - Tug of War and Kintouzaemon - Mountain Bandits, the players: Jess Rudolph as the oni king and a bandit Pattrick as Shimizu Yatarou Tametomo and a bandit.
Lost & Found
Elmont come home!! If you have accidentally acquired a six foot tall pinkish-grey fop rabbit please bring him to the Pink Fuzzy Bunny Camp in W05. A reward/ransom will be happily provided.
Lost 2 rings in woman’s shower near Cooper Store on Sat AM . Huge sentimental value-Eye ring is a good luck charm and may bring bad luck to finder. Please call cell 585-507-3938 to claim reward and return rings. I’m camped in disability camping, big white wall tent near orange fence on right side, ask for Sue
Lost: A&S project. Handwoven linen napkin lost Tuesday between E-01 and Your Inner Vagabond. Please return to Camp Budgardr in W-09. Reward.
Lost cell phone Palm One, large keyboard silver grey, large screen it is needed for business geneous reward will be given when found. Please contact The Pennsic Independent office.
Lost greatsword- woods battle- silver/red tape metal ball-ended quillons, never used. Return to Silver Horde at end of Dragon Trace- no questions asked
Lost Personal collection of silver Pennsic Bardicci coins. 12 10 20 coins possibly lost on Roman Rd. Please return to Joe at Casa Bardicci or lost & found. Reward for bulk of collection.
Lost red cell phone bring to lost & found pls
Theo! Missed you after the battle Mon. Find me at W03- Outlands really would like to see you again!!
Wanted Park-o-meter lost last year walked away from r/s reward talk to Og.
Baron Gugliemo Bardicci extends his artsan Jubal to provide his beautious WOAD bodyart to Pennsic, located at the Guild of Limners (booth 24).
“Aguamanibulence” Probable pronunciation “ah-kwa-man-ih-bew-lehce.” It means “careful attention to hand washing and drying.…” Very important at Pennsic, especially before meals and after exiting porta-castles. Even more so if you are digitescant!
A definite sign of the apocalypse-Kibitz has vanished! Griz is trying his best but is just not as follicly endowed and won’t wear those goofy pants. We miss you and hope all goes better. The PI Staff.
Adrielle! Get control of your apprentices. Now all mine are going ferral too! - Aelfwyn
ATTN SAMANTHA BURGOS please come to the herb shop in the bizzare tent, concerning your purchase the other day.
Champion rescues tiger...Tiger now on lakeside vacation
Congratulations Master Lawrence Thornguard, Baron of Iron Bog, Winner of the Clout Shoot Iron Ring Belt! Your Barony is so proud of you! Vivats!
Congratulations to the House Silverthron fighters Lord Gregory, Lord Valdrikr, Lord Brand, Lord Yukio, Lord Williams, Magnus, Titus, Phil & Page Artur. Thank you for your bravery on the field and your humor off the field. All our love The Ninja Ladies
Fernando: Instigate. It’s what you were born to do. L.
Laurie Ann Renner from Sin Pit Urgent need to talk to Tinker @ A Tinker 197 Plunder La re purchase
Let all know that the kindest, most thoughtful people are Scadians. Grateful thanks to whoever turned my wallet into lost and found. Lady Svea the Shortsighted.
Midrealm chroniclers! Ice cream social @7PM Friday, food court ice cream tent. Meet the new MK chron. First scoop my treat! See you there! Kat Peregrine, MK Chronicler.
On Tuesday night the forthright manly man of Pink Fuzzy Bunny and his beautiful, bosomy bevy of brilliant bunny babes attended the Blue Feather ball with their signiture style and elan. However, the cowardly, sniveling, base and degenerate oath-breaking bunny-nappers did not appear. Good gentles, we anxiously await your next communication so that we may again happily pursue a course of mutual advantage in this matter. Your humble & etc Servants (till we duct tape you to a chair) Pink Fuzzy Bunny Camp W05
Or is that “Wolf the cowboy wannabe”? Love Anya
Runa, seeing your stormy blue eyes again brightened up my Pennsic. Don’t be a stranger. Love ya, Dylyn
Tir Thalor! - Has it rained yet? How did the woods battle go? Was Open Camp a success? (OF COURSE!!) Did anyone catch a ballista bolt yet? When are you guys going to get a picture published!?!?!
Tir Thalor! Huzzah to Alaric, and congratulations on the outstanding battle! At last, Tir Thalor in print! Bye Loq and Sabine... we miss you...! Stay dry everyone! - A, G, & tK
To the beautiful red headed lady I saw on the battlefield. Would like to get to know you. Come to Silverhorde camp E01 ask for Wolfy.
Victor (Cowboy) regrets leaving Pennsic early. Come to Wulfden to say goodbye.
When we say Marco, you say Polo. House Silverthorn N21