PI Monday August 06 2012

**NEWS BULLETIN**

**NEWS BULLETIN** **NEWS BULLETIN**

Barony of Flaming Gryphon members to wear subdued livery!
Yes, they really are. The subdued livery represents military camouflage since the barony’s charitable efforts this year are for the Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project (website: www.woundedwarriorproject.org) is a national organization whose vision is “to foster the most successful, well-adjusted generation of wounded service members in our nation’s history.” Their purpose is three-fold: to raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members,to help injured service members aid and assist each other and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of injured service members.
On Monday Flaming Gryphon fighters will wear subdued livery while participating in the Armored Town Battle which begins at 1 pm on the main battlefield. They will be accepting donations at that time.
On Wednesday, beginning at 10 AM, small groups from the Barony will be going from camp to camp asking for donations. They will also be asking for donations in the central, public areas of the War, and someone will be “at home” if you would rather leave your donation at their camp, which is located in W07 at the foot of Runestone Hill.
Last year just under $3,000 was collected for fighting breast cancer during a similar campaign which involved members of the Barony wearing pink and their fighters wearing pink tabards while taking part in one day’s war point battle. They hope to do even better this year.
The Wounded Warrior Project was selected as this year’s charitable effort because there are some members of the Barony directly involved with the Project. The Barony did some research and found that 82 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to the people the charity was formed to help.
Questions about the collection can be directed to Baron Dafydd Blaidd at the baronial camp.

This is a War for Dreams

By Master Liam St. Liam
Battlefield Reporter

Moments after King Andreas of Æthelmearc had welcomed the crowd at Opening Ceremonies, King Kenric of the East declared that his kingdom would join the Middle Kingdom as an ally after four decades as enemies, “as a foundation for the friendship of all the kingdoms and the future of the Pennsic War.” The crowd, jammed into the barn because of the rain, responded with “huzzahs,” “hoobahs” and “vivats.”
King Savaric of the Midrealm joined King Kenric in saying, “this is historic, and we are allies with the East. We are now able to stand by them as comrades. There is a lot of history going on here.”
King Brian of Atlantia joined Æthelmearc to form The Alliance. He told of meeting King Savaric shortly after winning Atlantian crown. “Savaric came to me and told me of this plan, and I was sort of stunned,” he said, noting he quickly decided the plan was indeed a good one. “This is a war for dreams,” he said.

Setting the sides
Going in, the kings of the East and the Middle Kingdom knew they would be fighting together, but they did not know who else would be on their side.
Those sides were not decided until Saturday night’s Beer and Brats get-together at Midrealm Royal.
The sides supporting the East and the Midrealm fell together very quickly when King Hrafn of Ansteorra declared for the East and Middle while Calontir, an Ansteorran ally, joined in. Artemesia, a Calontiri ally, fell into place and An Tir, the Outlands, the Great Dark Horde, and the Kingdom of Acre also came aboard.
The Alliance, Æthelmearc and Atlantia had their share of kingdoms join them. The West was first, and the others included Ealdormere, Caid, Lochac, Atenveldt, Northshield, Trimaris and Drachenwald.
King Ailgheanan of Meridies said he was excited to attend a war where the goal was to emphasize fun and therefore before each battle Meredies would determine which side had the fewest fighters and would join that side to even out the numbers. The Kingdom of Gleann Abhann was not present.
Today’s war points include the rapier town battle, which is worth two points, and the armored town battle, which is worth six. The archery populace point will continue through Friday. The fencing champions battle, worth two war points was postponed until 2 p.m., Wednesday.

Honoring Duke Finnvar
A poignant moment came when King Kenric called Jarl Valgard Stonecleaver, a noted SCA historian, to the podium. He was there to call the recently retired Duke Finnvar du Taahe to receive a banner honoring him as the only man who was war king of both the East and the Midrealm – at Pennsics II and VI, respectively, and the only man to fight in the battles at every Pennsic War from Pennsic I to Pennsic 40.
As His Grace says, “Either you hang up your shield or a dragon eats you.”
We owe him a debt we cannot repay,” Jarl Valgard said, just before the kings of the East and the Midrealm handed Finnvar the banner.

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The warhorn is blown to signal the start of War
Photo by Master Philip the Pilgrim

Unclassifieds

Contests
Handicap Tourney on Wed the 8th at 3pm. If you have a physical imparement that you think that prevents you from throwing come anyways and learn how. Location Throwing Weapons Range.
Merchant Appreciation Award vote @Cabochons 17 Bow St. What merchant helped you, taught you, found what you need? Enhanced your war? Thank them. Most votes wins $ prize. All compliments will be passed along.

Events Open to All
Bard’s Haven is open for business with Celtic Bardic on Tues as usual. Come one, come all! E19
Fighters! Fencers! How would you like to play for a full weekend? Friday night! On Saturday it will start at 10 in the morning throughout the day. And Sunday one final time before returning to mundane land. Where can you do this? RIVER WAR on September 28-30th, held in the Barony of Iron Bog - Tall Pines Day Camp, Williamstown, NJ. Pre reg is very favorable. See Lord Sterling De La Rosa (sterlingdelarosa@aol.com) for questions.

For Sale
Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
10x14 Panther wedge tent with super ground cloth, 2 pole hangers and 2 rafter hangers $400 obo. Camp Big Yellow House N18
Totes on sale! Celtic- $14. Other- $17. MTF #28
For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-annic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
Beading needles and wire now in space 121
Folding knives for sale! I have lots and lots of folding knives from $1 to $8. I don’t want to take these home. Costumes by Loren, 166 Fleet Street.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Claus’ Guide on “How Not to Get a Laurel” - Audacious and naughty - the truth is hard and very funny. See Claus the Toymaker. #26 across from the Barn.
20x30 Pavilion. Ropes-Poles-Stakes included. $950 obo. See at Northern Cross on Runestone Hill or leave message. 814-881-8097. Karsten.
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Leather Works. Save your hands. Compound Action Revolving Punch 70% less pressure required to operate. See Isak - Booth 56 Leather Crafter
Complete set of A. Kent’s novels about Richard Bolitho. 24 vols., paperback. Mediaeval Misc., Space 28
Feed your spinning habit! Gorgeous fiber at MTF #28
Knitting needles & accessories. Misty Tower #28
Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
Private 8x8x10 Locker for rent on-site $600/yr. See Baron Petreus, Full Moon Canada S.E. Corner B-09
A new shipment of hair sticks just arrived at Lady Guen’s. Space 121
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
MASKS, hand-carried from Venice. Unique. Space 28
For sale: SCA Road Signs - “Fighter Practice Area”, “Danger: Viking Territory”, and many others, some new and very silly. $5 each. Claus the Toymaker. #26.
We have lots of new merchandise at Costumes by Loren! Earrings, necklaces, gemstones, doll clothes, teddy bears, and more. 166 Fleet Street. We take credit cards.
Cloaks- 10% off to celebrate our 10th War. MTF #28
30 years in business - so we are taking 30% off on different items each day. Mediaeval Misc., Space 28
Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
Henna art at Your Inner Vagabond. Specializing in fine-line detail and custom designs. Kids badge #s tattooed for $1. Ask for Heather (thru Thurs).
2 teak x-chairs. $300. Vair & Ermine (N18). Ask for Ysane
How can anything sarong be so right! Sarongs at Bronwyn’s at Moongate.
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 #26.
“Knitting Off the Axis” by our very own Master José, aka Mathew Gnagy, is available at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet Street. Master José will be signing copies later this war. Time TBA.
Asterix and Obelix have come to War. Visit them at Ursula’s Alcove, 166 Fleet St.
Laptops for sale at cost. Inquire at Mystic Mail.
Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.
18 Ft Yurt. Great shape, $900 or best offer. Will trade or barter. Call Erica 617-653-1963
Madness! 20-30% off most! Mediaeval Misc., Space 28
Camp sale. New stove, air beds, large coffee pot, 2 tents 14x14 and 9x12. Beldi Tribe W16. See Cubby.
Marquee tent 10x21 2yrs old Sunforger $1200 complete. See Anton #83 Street of Gold
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?
Paternosters from simple to divine. Space 121
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Pavilion company for sale. Est. 1982. Set own hours, full/part-time turnkey, everything incl. See our ad in the gatebook. Period Pavilions, space 28.
Pennsic Virgin badges- $3. Prior years also. Space 28
3 Ladies’ Rings, made by Master Gaulkner, history-based. Blue sapphire, sz 7, $100; Citrine , sz 7, $100; Amber, sz 6, $100. Brun @ 703-597-8724
Porcelain dolls, stamped + gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hair pieces, 1066 t-shirts. Space 28
Yurts 4 Sale. 10, 12, 15, 18’ Rich 815.641.1189 msg/txt
Kids garb at Neverland Designs #121 Plunder Lane
16x16 Marquee, 13oz Sunforger, 7ft walls, super groundcloth, set up kit, 5 closet brackets, $1100, N21 Sharc. Avail Sat. See Roberta
Professional cabaret dance costumes including Madam Abla $200.00 and up. Ask to see at merchant space 4.
Hot off the press, The Inkle Pattern Directory by Anne Dixon is available at Ursula’s Alcove #166.
Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Only at the Guild of Limners.
Benefit the Chirurgeons -- buy an original Pennsic 41 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Sharp shiny objects! Low prices! New Selection of Handmade Axes! Keep your raiding Vikings happy! Hamish’s Dreck #175
Midnight Madness special! Buy a Pennsic 41 T for the chirurgeons and choose a free T from a past year - from Claus the Toymake
Snoods in silk, cotton and metallic. Custom orders welcome. Space 121
One person “Boy Scout” tents, good shape, all proceeds to troop. Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
Tent for sale: 10x20 canvas...Inquire at Polyhymnia N10...Ask for Alaric...Pick up at end of Pennsic.
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Tentmasters 12x18’ pavilion, poles, ropes and stakes. $1500 obo. See at Lochmere Camp on Battle Row. Viking Slat Bed (queen) $250 also available.
9 yard saris 7 yard: Just Plain Plunder #18
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea marcatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
Trailer 4 Sale: 8 x 16 custom trailer, 2 axle. Rear ramp, side door. Interested leave msg @ Midrealm Royal for THL Briana Exchequer $500 OBO
For sale: ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XLII that we choose one day and on that day everyone must dress in his medieval clothes and treat Pennsic as if it were an SCA event. Please stop by and let him know what you think of this idea.
Unused set of armor and ironmonger helmet $400 OBO. See Gareth at Axes & Arrows in N09
Warm cloaks, lots of styles, custom made on site. CLOAK AND DAGGER, 13 Bow Street
Panther 16x16 Regent, super ground cloth, 12x12 awning, poles, stakes, ropes. $1000 OBO. Call/txt 405.659.6737. Available Fri.
Why melt? Cool comfortable cottons in bright knotwork or middle eastern patterns. Shop early for best selection. Costumes by Loren, 166 Fleet Street.
Ask Mawsho about real estate and romance at Merchant Site 2. All accessories for your camp. Read my ad in the merchant book.
www.SimplyTapestries.com Great Tapestries, Great Prices...
PERIOD PAVILIONS, new and used for rent and sale. 3 on site for immediate delivery and 12 more on site at end of war. Others in stock, can ship. We do custom pavilions - colors and intricate shapes and faux buildings our speciality. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
Yurts 4 Sale! See T&A Yurts @ the end of Bones Nose. Master craftsmen, all new materials. 215-896-5859.
13x19 Oval Tent Smiths. Slant walls, roof vent. Great shape. $800 obo. Contact Grace 540-454-1819 or in Camp Longbow.

General
Michael Z. WIlliamson signing copies of his new novel, “When Diplomacy Fails...” at Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
88.3FM Radio Free Mongolia. Background sounds for the Pennsic War.
A&S 50 Meeting! The Arts and Sciences 50 Challenge will be holding a gathering for curret or interested challengers on Monday, August 6th from 7-9 PM in A&S #5. Enjoy!
Knives sharpened, cleaned, small repairs, sheaths- Cloak & Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
12 Step Meeting E07 Denys the Decadent’s Camp. 4:00 PM Daily. AA NA OA SA GA All welcome.
Costumes by Loren now takes credit cards. 166 Fleet Street.
East Kingdom College of Bards meeting Monday 8/6 10AM Bhakail Camp N11. All welcome! Help revamp the college, meet fellow performers, join the college!
SUPER SECRET Wizard Rock Show for Potterheads! Thurs, Aug. 9th @9pm behind booth 30, Camelot Treasures. Featuring Efenwealt & Aenor as the Blibbering Humdingers. It’s a secret.
Jewish persona? Or mundane Jew? I’m writing about Jewish/Pennsic. finkelmans@aol.com or find Eliezer.
Attention Occupiers! HQ for Occupy Pennsic is at Bard’s Haven/E19. Come by and tell us your stories!
LINEN EMBROIDERY FLOSS - Last year offered. Two weights, limited colors, Swedish. Dragon’s Magic #27
Barbarians! Bellydancers! Get your tribal on with Harquus temp tattoos. FDA approved, safe, BLACK! Ask for Heather and Your Inner Vagabond thru Thurs.
LINENS & linen/cottons at Dragon’s Magic #27
Master José aka Mathew Gnagy will be signing books and showing off his unique technique at UrsulaMs Alcove 166 Fleet St on Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm. Pick up or bring your copy of his new book, sKnitting off the AxisK. He will also be available Friday at noon for those who can.t make the receptio on Tuesday.
Driving thru MO? SCA friendly campground near I-44. Visit MTF-space 28 for more info.
Crimson Chain Leatherwork is on Plunder Lane! Shop early for the best selection of quality leather goods at a fair price! Select items 50% off or more while supplies last!
Portrait photographer seeks models for Pennsic portfolio. Maidens, warriors, nobles, wenches. All types. No events, lg groups, children. Text name, picture , concept to 215-808-8480. Limited spots.

Help Wanted
Need help breaking down Fri & Sat – Aug 10 & 11 – Spin Weave N Burn #98 St. of Gold- $75 & left over beverages

Lost & Found
$100 reward for return of small blue ceramic drum with large crack. Text 215-808-8480.
4’ Bullwhip, single tail, Thursday night on Battle Road. Birthday gift, please return to House Sable Maul.
Lost: custom ramshead torc. Reward for return
Lost: small double-edged 6” blade knife with black plastic fiber pistol-grip handle. Sentimental value. Please turn it in to Lost and Found!

Memorials
Memorial ship burning: Thursday, Aug 9. Procession from Folump Enterprises, Merchant Space 67, Market St. Blank shields to paint in advance available at Clan Cambion, E-15 Howard’s Fenway (Stonehenge)

Parties
House de Londres invites our friends to our annual Bardic Circle and Party Tuesday at 9pm
Laurel Vigil for Medbingen Dungale. Monday, 7:30ish, Eoforwic Camp (W08). Bring Cattle

Personals
Cat and Braap of Black Talon - Congratulations on your marriage - Aug 4, 2012
My apt changed owners. The new landlord illegally entered and destroyed 90% of my belongings including all copies of “Fitting Feat” and “Lady Myfanwy’s Hybrid Pavilion.” If you have same leave message at M#56
For Lady w/ 3 knee operations. I have ur purchases 703-973-3491
To the lady who requested a lap dance from Santa Claus - Thank you! - I have never felt like a sex object before. “I like it!” You made a fat old OG very happy. Only in my world. Only at Pennsic.
Sultry-voiced saucy Scotsman seeks sensuous security sweeties to serenade. Top of Rune Stone Path.
Virtuous maidens seen frequenting Camelot Guild.

Wanted to Buy
WANTED: Trailer, at least 4 x 8 wih 1.78 ball hitch. Ours broke down & stolen from roadside. House Barra Camp N07 ask for Brock or Isabelle.