Thursday August 6 2009

Og on Alcohol

Og on Alcohol

Behold the Fountain of Youth! Liquid GOLD! Free for the taking. Alchemists thought it was the key due to its color. It is the not so secret secret ingredient in most love potions. It is used in wool dyeing and cleaning as well as leather curing. We can find it used as soap, cleaner and bleach. It can help harden steel for hammer heads. Gunpowder, medicines, shampoos… the list of uses is almost endless.
People left their daily donation in a barrel on the corner. Some could even sell it. A higher price was paid to a red-haired donor. I do not know why. The Romans even taxed it. In a culture older and far wiser than ours it was thought of as a health drink. When used daily, claims that it could cure all ills and give near superhuman powers were common. I cannot stand the taste, whether mixed with water, milk, wine or even BEER. -HA-
There are stories of young boys lining up with pots of their morning donation to their emperor. Yes, it is said morning donations were the best. All this from what we now throw away… What we leave in the Port-a-castle and pay to dispose of.
Lords and Ladies!
Charge your glasses and raise them high!
Look in my mug…yes, it is yellow, but it is 100% BEER. I swear!
Drink well
Drink Often
Drink with

Pennsic Memorial Stone Project Underway

Dame TSivia bas Tamara v’Amberview
Features Reporter –Pennsic Independent

“The People of the Folk-Assembly (Society) raised this stone in order to give honor to those who have walked these fields and fallen. We will meet again.” These words will be carved in runes on a nine-ton slab of Pennsylvania sandstone to be installed at Cooper’s Lake as a memorial to those in the SCA who have passed away over the years. The project is the brainchild of Lord Valdis of Gotland (mka Ken Koll) of the shire of Montevale in the East Kingdom, an idea that came to him after he lost a good friend.
Next year, an eleven-foot slab of Butler sandstone will be delivered to Pennsic, and the public will be invited to help carve the memorial itself. The decision to choose local stone was twofold: first to avoid shipping costs, and second to make this memorial truly part of Pennsic by using local stone.
The three foot wide slab will be worked on by approximately 200 to 250 attendees after some training in the use of the tools and the techniques needed for the project, says Lord Valdis. This year, he can be seen either at his merchant booth (#64) or out near the large tree located near booths 108/109, carving a sample stone and raising some of the approximately $6,000 needed for the project. The memorial stone itself is anticipated to stand about seven feet above ground level when completed and installed.
The Gotland-style artwork on the stone features a dragon and tiger, and a Viking boat sailing on Cooper’s Lake with its shields adorned in a style reminiscent of the Æthelmearc arms. On its top there will be a valkyrie welcoming the fallen soul, while a bard plays a harp in the background.
If the sample stone Lord Valdis is working on this year turns out well, he is considering auctioning it off to help raise some of the project’s costs. “If we find ourselves with extra cash, we intend to purchase some concrete benches to install by the memorial stone, so visitors may sit in quiet contemplation,” he noted.
Donations to the project may be made while Lord Valdis is carving, at numerous donation cans around Pennsic, or through Paypal via the email address of The web site to read more on this project is


Contest Results
Half-Final: Rieur Sanglier beat Vestguard/Chalkman - Lustywench beat Int'l Beaver. Final: Rieur Sanglier 13 Chalklusty 9. Welcome Home Trophy!
Thanks to everyone who showed up. It was fun. See you next year! Le Rieur Sanglier. P.S. Please donÕt cry Mum.

Events Open to All
Dame Hauviette d'Anjou (Chef Channon Mondoux, as seen on the Food Network, and heard on NPR's 'Here on Earth-Inside Islam') will autograph Celebration at the Sarayi: Reliving a Feast in the Palace of Suleyman the Magnificent Thurs Aug 6, 2-4pm, at Poison Pen Press (Bookseller's Row, Booth 63). Join us for a book signing and tasting of recipes from her e-cookbook. Bonus recipe & sample spice mix with purchase.
Performance Friday 9-10:30am: 'Touch The Earth' by students of Storytelling Academy. Please join us and lend your support.

For Sale
1 War Guarantee on All Mugs A's Round Pottery #51
18x18 pavilion 4 sale $1200 See at TGertoggs 32 Street of Dreams 3 yrs. old. Complete, nice!
100% Linen for Rapier armor! Passes the punch test. Check out our colors. Silverdragon Company #11 Bow St.
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners #24.
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?
Where'd I get that soap? Om Shanti Handcrafts #42.
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.
The madness continues! Why stop now? gemstones still half off. new sales every day. Costumes by Loren 166 Fleet Street
Tired of tent living? Take home the vardage-part vardo/part cottage N12 House Fallen Star
Does your thread end up in a mess?
Have we got the solution for you!
Thread Condoms! Booth 171
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 Until 11:00 pm nightly!
12x16 Marquee bell end w/ Poles/Ropes/Stakes. $500 or BO Sat am p.u. B01 Casado Buraco.
Run out of money before you ran out of war? Visit when your next pay check arrives.
Are your cats mad at you? Can you get back into your house? Toss in one of our FalconÕs Mews cat toys Terra Incognita #171
Silk Embroidery threads Come check our great prices Japanese, Chinese, English, Terra Incognita 171
14x14 Pavilion complete excellent $1100 Space 36
Final Friday $5 Off Sale A's Round Pottery #51
For Sale - Bad garb, bad garb, WhatÕcha gonna do? WhatÕcha gonna do when the punchlineÕs you?- Claus the Toymaker.
Wolfram's Wonderous Wares 134 Plunder Lane-Tankards, Feast Gear, Oriental Table Wear and Miscellania Now featuring Weapons-Swords, Knives, etc-Have a civil meal with your foe before you kill them!!!
Henna Paste made onsite by Ghazalah. Fresh means best color! Also sifted powder, @ Your Inner Vagabond
Evil Abra says, *Check your silver prices!* We bought last year when silver was $7 an ounce, folks who restocked before Pennsic 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.
A Yurt for sale. Camp Infinity E01. ASK FOR WOOKIE
Archers Custom Made Bowstrings, 20 colors to choose from. Bows, arrows, and more at Cloak & Dagger #15
For Sale Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest Quality sale price $20 per sheet. Lovely Dutch sheepskin parchment whole skins $125 can be cut smaller. The Guild of Limners #24, across from the barn.
New Efenwealt Wystle CD! OMG! It's all period music circa 1200. Camelot Treasures # 30
16X16 PANTHER REGENT PAVILION w/ropes, poles and fly. Excellent cond w/custom features $1,000. Camp Chateau Merdecheval, N33. Ask for Harley.
For the best selection of Folkwear Patterns at war, visit Ursula's Alcove, 166 Fleet Street.
Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits brew in a gallon of water in 2 weeks. 12 flavors $8 or $7.50 for 2+. Taste samples daily at 2pm & Midnight Madness at Dancing Pig #18 Bow St. or
For Sale: Don't be seen with ugly children...make them wear a mask made by Claus the Toymaker.
For Sale - King Size Rope/Slat Bed. Folds flat. Mortise & tenon joints. Coleman 4-in-1 Quickbed Mattress. Available Saturday. $175.00 OBO. See Tommy Fetterolf in Camp Bloodguard, N17 or 814-853-6165.
Beading needles now in. Lady Guendalina's Closet #123
Cheese Cloth, siks, fine wools! Dragons Magic #25
For sale: Full metal legs with 5-piece knees and Spanish-style fluted clamshell breast plate. Both in good condition. Inquire at MidEast Magic Merchant Space Four.
SHOW YOUR KINGDOM ALLEGIANCE W/ NEW BANNERS!!! VIGM debuts EXCLUSIVE East & Middle Kingdom Arms - beautiful hand-batiked 18x24' $22 Group orders avail. Space 202 Battle Rd
For Sale - 2 Panther Wall Tents. 10x14. Includes everything - Poles-Stakes-Ropes-Flys. $500 each, both for $900. Pick up Sun. By My Hand Designs Booth 144 Battle Rd.
Bactrian camel yarn straight from Mongolia. Stop in and pet the yarn for luck! 166 Fleet Street.
Large leather bag with shoulder strap for magical laptops, books or sketchpads (15x12x3.5). Handmade of soft & sturdy leather. Get yours at Dancing Pig Pottery #18 Bow St. or
Highland cowhides- luxurious soft long hair & over 36 square feet, Blonde or Dun (Frosted Brown). $800 Fondle & buy at Dancing Pig 18 Bow St.717-253-2764
15x18 Panther Marquee TOP ONLY $250 123 PLUNDER LN
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have 'em! - from Claus the Toymaker (Who else?)
Rope Bed for Sale. $200. Avail Sat. See Wilhelm or Cristabell in De Taahe Camp in X01.
Cover your hair in style with a Lady Guen Snood - Space #213 Plunder Lane
LOST YOUR NEEDLE? Sharps, embroidery, glovers, sail-makers at Dragons Magic
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 are $5 to $20! Mention this ad for an extra 10% off! Visit The Gypsy Caravan, #107 Street of Gold! Open 'til 11:00 pm nightly!
24 ft. hub + spoke tent, complete. Merchant space 104
Cloaks & Totes. From Misty Tower's Studio to you. Pennsic Pricing Space 26
Benefit the Chirurgeons-buy an original Pennsic XXXVIII T-shirt. $10. Available from Claus of Burzee, #24 Merchants Row.
Don't make me take it home! Queen size Viking style slat bed, used just once. Hand made, all period joinery and finish. All reasonable offers considered. See Robin @ House Gallowglass, corner of St. Lawrence & Sedalia.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment, and hand bound leather books- The Guild of Limners, #24
Own last year's musical sensation! Forbidden Pennsic recordings available @ Cabochons on Bow Street!
SHOWER FOR SALE!!! Expertly built, stores flat! Easily put up and taken down. 40 gallon hot water tank and utility sink included! N10 Corner of Brewer and Fletcher. NO OFFER REFUSED -- REALLY!!!
For Sale SCA Road Signs - 'Fighter Practice Area', 'Danger Viking Territory' and many others, some new and very silly. Claus the Toymaker, #24
Weaving is a verb. Loom is a noun. For the best looms to weave with, visit Ursula's Alcove, 166 Fleet.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick & chunky. Fair trade products. $10 - $32 limited supply - Guild of Limners. #24.
Is Fabric Dragon (#42) drinking enough water?
Hundreds of sheaths and scabbards to fit your blade. Cloak & Dagger, Space 15.
Saffron: Grow Your Own Taking reservations for Fall Delivery A's Round Pottery #51 roundpottery@gmail
Brand New Bodice. Black, 2X. $65 OBO. Camped in N13.
Remember Pennsic All Year! Your Picture + Our T-Shirt = MemoryTs. Mugs or steins also. Onsite Daily Delivery. Bring pictures (digital format) to Space 26 (Misty Tower)
Needle tip* Cut thread end at angle before threading needle DM #25
For Sale Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle Guild of Limners #24.
Buy it here, break it here, we replace it A's #51
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.
Stainless Steel & Brass Corinthian Helm, Used, Orig. From Major SCA Armorer. Already padded & strapped. $400 or best offer. See Gideon @ Dragonship Haven, B08. Email
Visit Hostetler's Bakery at the turn off 422.
Need a tent now? Rent a Period Pavilionª. Rebates towards a purchase (see other ad). Space #26
Squire Cart for rent. Carries 1 adult/2 children. Squire not included. Mediaeval Miscellanea¨, Space#26
For Sale THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, books, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessary for scribes and artists.
Tents for Sale! 2-16x16 Rounds-2nd Pennsic in use $900 ea. 1-16x21 oval-1st Pennsic $1200. PU@EOW. Next to Battlefield on Tours-Black Pearl Tavern B08.
Visit Dark Victory Armory on Bow Lane for Cheap, Protective Armor.
The Answer is 42. The question is Where can I get Fantastic Pearls, Silk floss, Scissors and more?
'Pennsic for Dummies' by Claus the Toymaker - scurrilous, tongue-in-cheek fun, everything you need to know to complete your Pennsic experience.
Up to 50% off Period Pavilionsª, new & used. Many available today. Mediaeval Miscellanea¨, space #26
PENNSIC WAR GAMES! On sale at Hrymgnar's New & Used Booty. Field Battle, Woods Battle & Castle Battle. Over 100 units in accurate colors! Includes most Kingdom & Household units including combat archers & siege weapons! Only $35.
The Knights Next Door, a non-fiction account of the events, activities, history and fun of the SCA on sale at Pillaged Village and on Amazon. Author booksigning during Midnight Madness.
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!
Pretty Pots Make Purrfect Petsitter Presents A's #51
Tent for Sale. 12' Panther Regent. Buy now, pick up at end of Pennsic. Cloak & Dagger, Space 15.
Weld, Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners #24.

Broken Target Arrows Wanted A's Round Pottery #51
I Genesii's fans are the greatest! Unfortunately, our cameras are not. If you have pictures or recordings of past shows (including this year's), please visit us at Polyhymnia/Debatable Lands-N10.
Give yourself a tax break - brew your own ALCOHOL! Ambrosia Farm Short Mead Kits brew in 2 weeks with no special equipment. 12 flavors at Dancing Pig #18 Bow St. Kits brew 4 bottles of mead - each $8 $7.50 for multiples or
East Kingdom Exchequers - Molly is having office hours Friday from 3 to 5 in AS3.
Weed Walk Consortium would like to acknowledge 2 teachers who were not attributed in the class guide: Mistress Phiala O'Ceallaigh (Fri) & Lady Josephine of Flanders (Thurs).
12 Step Meeting daily 4:00 pm E07 off Great Eastern Highway Denys the Decadent's Camp AA NA OASA all welcome.
A very big thank you to the following gentles for moving the archery equipment to the new trailer the Sunday before Pennsic: Dirk Edward of Frisia, Etan Ni Donncha, Matheus and Aethilhild of Rivenvale, Ancel Fitzcharles, Nigel Fitzmaurice, Ron and Wyndham of Gwytarian and Ian Gourdon of Glen Awe.
Courtials of formia Anest of Geata is at N13
DAIGAKURYO - EAST ASIAN UNIVERSITY class schedules available at Clan Yama Kaminari (E03). ®thelmearc Royal (N04) Minerva's Spindle (158) and A&S Point.
For Sale Good Gentles.....How much have you spent on your armor? How much have you spent on your garb? How much have you spent on your children? This has been a public service announcement from Claus of Burzee Toymaker.
Play Second Life? Look up Vickie Wunderland for the Pennsic Group.
Handouts for class on 16th Century Tennis now available at Mystic Mail.
Dead Pack Animal Wake - Nonna must liquidate! 4/5 of sales on 2nds go to AmerHeart Associate :D Space 159
Hoobah! FOSCADH for fighting in ALL 38 Pennsics!
Good Gentles one and all! Do you enjoy theater? Do you enjoy comedy? Do you enjoy the laughter of children? Please join us at Youth Point on Thursday at 11am for the Kiddie Commedia Performance. Have a child interested in performing? Meet us at 10am on Thursday to be part of the show!
Non-denominational prayer meeting every evening @ 7:30 pm in front of the castle. Look for the banner. All are welcome!

Help Wanted
HELP WANTED: pack merchant van for 2-3 hrs, starting 3:30 Sat. See Carllein @ Small Churl Books.

Lost & Found
Many thanks to those who offered good words when my helm and gauntlets were stolen from the field. The welded chain camail was stolen. May the thief find that it gives him neither protection nor gain. You cost me the field battles. Master Andrixos.
Stolen from the Bread Bowl a Bushnell Game Camera. Return or found no questions asked. See The Old Broad.
Grey heavy wool half cloak with hood. Last seen at Chalkman. See Freddie at Turtle Island on Battle Rd
Lost: Black Leather Glove with Red Trim. Return to B06 - The Conspiracy Inn. Reward $10.

Memorial for Ulfr hinn Svarti Juzki: Ship Burning TONIGHT at Dark Thirty.
The memorial ship will sail again Thursday at dark thirty. To paint a shield or place a memento see Unnr in Enchanted Ground W09.

Og was mistaken! For documentation on a 2nd-3rd century three-tine eating fork in Roman Britain, come see The Amber Lady @ Hagerson Forge in Space 195.
Abra: Please let Dan go swimming today. Love, Temair
Rebecca Cartmell of Farmland, please see Duchess Simone at Silverdragon Company #11 Bow St. Urgent!
Tir Thalor!'s the weather?
Successful SJF seeing MRS degree. Applicants must be over 5'9", fit, like high colonics and long walks in the bog. To apply come to the intersection of Myfan Way and Abandon Hope and yell for Teagan
Erin – Don't drink it if it's on fire! :> J&A
MISTRESS MEGAN NI LAINE, O.L., having lately observed the improved qualities of his comportment and the increasing diligence of his scholarship as an Alchemist and Natural Philosopher, is well pleased to take as her apprentice Lord Aleksandr The Traveller. Vivat Encausto!
Greetings /b/ - The Game
THL Margaret of HighBridge
Tis raining, tis pouring
The chateau is imploring
O Amon-Ra or Goddess
Save us from this swampyness
Miss U-Chateau 'Mud-Cheval'
To Kat of E10: Please come to E23, House Hedgehog. We need to thank you for your kindness! Ask for Andrew!
To my angel - my Queen. Happy Birthday! Yours, B.

Wanted to Buy

Small trailer for storage at Pennsic. Approx. 4x8.
Please contact Iron Bog in N20 or 856-343-7292

Within Range

By Christophe of Grey
Missile Weapons Reporter – Pennsic Independent

Monday and Tuesday, the populace shoot between the East and allies and Middle and allies occurred on the archery range. The East and allies took the day with a total score of 2574 versus 1629 for the Middle and allies. Wednesday and Thursday the populace can shoot the war point a second time with scores tallied for East and Middle versus all allies.
Thursday at 10 am on the youth range there will be a Beany Baby shoot for the youth archers.
Friday at 9 am, the Youth Champion shoot will be held. Youths wishing to participate must have their own bows and arrows. No loaner gear will be available.
The archery range marshals are still observing deserving, enthusiastic, courteous new archers in need of archery gear as recipients of the two fine bows donated by Elk Ridge Archery.

Thrown Weapons
The Champion’s Tournament between the East and allies and Middle and allies was held Monday. 24 throwers participated, 12 per side. The high score was recorded by Joe the Just of the Middle with the second highest score going to Gavin McBane of the East. The throw consisted of two targets with three throws each of axe, knife, and spear. The Middle and allies won with a total score of 220 to 215 for the East and allies.
For Wednesday three throws were planned: 9 am, Estrogen and Axes; 2:30, Two Handed Tourney; and 4 pm, Hecklers Tourney.