Pennsic 42 (2013)

PI Friday August 2 2013 (unofficial)

Tower Battle

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HRM Kaylah of Ealdormere and her troops hold the line against the Tuchux and Darkmoon in the Tower Battle. TRMs Ealdormere went into battle carrying the banner of the fallen Lady Ævia.

Youth Shoot for Chocolate and Glory

by Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

This year’s Youth Archery Championship almost didn’t happen. Mistress Roewynne Langley, who had organized it in the past, was busy as Marshal in Charge for the entire range this year, and it simply slipped through the cracks. While at the practice shoot for Archer Champions this year, Master Dafydd and I were told about this and volunteered to run it next year under the sponsorship of the Kingdom of Ealdormere. Both of us had the same idea almost simultaneously once we had agreed to that: why can’t we run it this year? Prizes had already been donated and there were lots of fun targets available to put together a range. So, with the help of several other Ealdormerian marshals and other volunteers, a 10-station shoot was set up Thursday morning, and at 10 am we welcomed the future Archer Champions of the Known World.

Young archers were grouped into three divisions by age: 8 and under, 9-12, and 13 and up. Twenty-two archers took to the field, where they faced a knight on horseback, monkeys, rats, bunnies, soldiers, a large bee, and the same target of Merida from the movie “Brave” that the adult Archer Champions had faced (but without the nasty negative points for hitting Merida.)

Winners of each division were presented with a bronze pin donated by Magistra Nicolaa. The overall winner received a bow donated by Viking Archery. A variety of other prizes were donated to the runners-up as well, and each entrant received a metal token donated by Magistra Nicolaa as well as a piece of chocolate.

Winners were:
8 and under division:
1. Liam of House Marchmount
2. Io (winner of the special Merida shoot for a “Brave” sticker book)
3. Little Liam

9-12 division:
1. Elenor de Cherbourg
2. Oz
3. Rene Peppin

13 and up division:
1. Robert MacEwin
2. Elizabeth Wilbur
3. Alexandra Krakensdottir

Two archers, Elenor de Cherbourg and Robert MacEwin, tied for the overall championship and had to go to a shootout. Robert won, making him the winner of the bow.

I would like to thank all of the marshals and others who turned out to help set up, marshal the line, and to guide the shooters through the ten stations. Special thanks also to those who donated prizes. Ealdormere will be sponsoring the shoot again next year and is already thinking up what themes, targets, and prizes we will have. Young archers are encouraged to work on their skills over the winter months and to meet back at Pennsic in a year’s time to once again compete with the other young people of the Known World for chocolate and glory.

PI Friday July 26 2013

New Service War Point


by THL Jack Marvell
for the Pennsic Independent

War begins Sunday, and this time around one of the battles will be fought in the arena of service.
Syr Silverthorn is the Deputy Pennsic Mayor for Martial Activities. “The biggest news this war is the Service War Point on Tuesday,” he said. “Since this is a new thing they wanted to limit it to one day,” Syr Silverthorn said, adding that volunteer service was needed and appreciated every day. “The marshals are always looking for more marshals.”
The Volunteer War Point will be held on Tuesday from 12 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Each location will be asked to track the names of the volunteers, the hours they work, and their allegiance. Whichever side has the most volunteers at work that day will win the point.
Those looking for volunteer projects on Tuesday should come down to the battlefield to help with set-up for the Armored Tower Battle. A great many hay bails will need to be moved, Syr Silverthorn said. “The more people who come out, the less work for everyone, and everybody gets to have a vacation instead of a few people working ugly, ugly hours.”
There will be a great deal of maintenance work going on the background to “make Pennsic more efficient and cost less” including replacing the PVC pipe used in the perimeter fencing on the battlefields, Syr Silverthorn said. “I'm hoping it will save labor down the road.”
In service of communication, Syr Silverthorn has established three Facebook groups related to Pennsic for the martial communities. 
Armored combat: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/172919242851914/
Rapier: https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/172919242851914/
Target archery and thrown weapons: https://www.facebook.com/groups/133880196761416/
“It is an electronic medium that can a great addition for communication,” he said.
Silverthorn will use the Pennsic groups to keep people updated and to answer questions. He does ask that those who choose to use electronic devices to be considerate of those attending Pennsic who prefer a more period experience. 
“People should use their smart phones in a courteous way,” Syr Silverthorn said, offering these tips:
Keep the device out of sight if possible.
Turn down notification sounds.
Ensure silence during courts and large group activities.

War Point Schedule Overview (47 possible points)

Sunday
10 a.m.: Champions Battles
• Allied Champions (1pt)
• Unbelted Champions (1pt)
• Belted Champions (1pt)
• Heroic Champions (1pt)
1 p.m. (following the Champions) Rapier Field Battles (3pts)

Monday
10 a.m.: Armored Field Battle (5pts)
1 p.m.: Rapier Champion (1pt)
1 p.m.: Siege Contest (1pt)
Tuesday
11 a.m.: Armored Woods Battle (7pts)
2 p.m.: Rapier Woods Battle (3pts)
Wednesday
10 a.m.: Archery Champions Contest (1pt)
Thursday
10 a.m.: Armored Tower Battle (9pts)
1 p.m.: Rapier Bridge Battle (3pts)
2 p.m.: Thrown Weapon Competition (1pt)
Archery Populace Shoot Point Announcement (3pts)
Friday
10 a.m.: Armored Bridge Battle (5pts)
Service Competition Point Announcement (1pt)

Paladin’s Pantry Pushes for Provisions

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

It’s the final day of War—and suddenly you realize that you have leftovers. Cans of unopened soup, boxes of cereal, bottles of water, perfectly good broccoli and carrots, even bottles of shampoo or extra socks. They won’t fit in the car because of all the armour and fabric you bought. What to do? In past years, it would be off to the dumpster, but not this year. A group of locally-based SCAdians known as the Paladin’s Pantry are making it possible for those leftovers to go to those who need it most.

THL Morien McBain says the idea came to him two years ago when he and his lady were unpacking from Pennsic, and realized how much food they had brought back with them because no one else could or would take it.“ There was cereal, powdered milk, soda neither of us would drink, canned goods we hadn't bought, and a lot of it went straight into our collection bin for our donations to our local food bank.  It occurred to me how much stuff there must be that people buy, but wouldn't necessarily eat once they got home.”

A teacher, THL Morien had run food drives at the school where he teaches, so the idea of putting one together for Pennsic seemed natural.  “ It worked like a charm!  Scadians are some of the most generous folks you are likely to meet, rich in compassion, and once Their Excellencies Uiliam and Constance of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands got on board, things really took off” Last year’s drive was not advertised other than by word of mouth, but they collected two trunkloads of non-perishable food in just two days. This year, the drive is being advertised on social media and message boards. “So far the feedback we've been gotten has been very heartening!” said THL Morien.

Donations will be kept as local as possible. The Paladin’s Pantry is working with Portersville Food and Fellowship for food items and the Salvation Army in Butler for non-food items and any food that the Food and Fellowship does not need or cannot use. THL Morien stated, “We're hoping for non-perishable unopened foodstuffs and beverages (no alcohol, please!), plus certain perishables like apples, bread, nuts, and so on.  By and large, the things food banks most often need are canned chicken or tuna, peanut butter, chunky soups, rice, baby formula,  pasta (preferably whole wheat), oatmeal, cereals, canned vegetables, tomato sauce, pasta sauce, dried beans and peas, and dehydrated milk, but we'll take anything people can share!  We sadly can't accept fresh meat and dairy, as we don't have the means to keep it cool until delivery”

   “Personal hygiene supplies like shampoo, toothpaste, toilet paper,  diapers and baby wipes are also very welcome.  In addition, this year we're expanding our program to include the collection of used tents, coolers,  cots, sleeping bags, coats, rain gear (especially those in child sizes), and other camping sundries that will be of use to homeless individuals and families.”

Based on the response so far, the Paladin’s Pantry is anticipating a great many more donations than last year. “We hope lots of folks will bring their donations by The Lusty Wench Tavern encampment in E17 (look for the pub sign and the tall banners), but if people call or text us at (304) 283-5640, we'll arrange pickup at your camp.” Volunteers are needed to help collect the largesse during the second week of War. The first load will be dropped off at the pantries on Thursday, with additional runs being made on Friday and during final teardown on Saturday. THL Morien is also happy to answer any additional questions by phone or text at the number above. 

To War!

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Musicians welcome travelers to Pennsic
Photo by Master Phillip the Pilgrim

To War!
by Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy
Battlefield Correspondent

Pennsic War 42 is here and with it the Armored Points Battles! This year we will be entertained by new battles as well as traditional battles with a twist. Beginning at 10am on Sunday July 29th, a day of Midrealm-East and Ally tournaments will be the first contested war points. The populace is encouraged to attend as the Allies play a competitive game of capture the flag. The Unbelted Champions from Midrealm-East and the Midrealm-East Chivalry Champions fight for war points and bragging rights to another year of victory. The last battle of the day will be a Heroic Champions battle where teams of Chivalry and Unbelts fight single combat bouts for the pleasure of the populace and a war point. Come see these top competitors vey for the chance at victory and prestige!
Starting at 10 am Monday July 30th, the traditional field battle will begin with top Midrealm-East warriors fighting single combat for the glory of their respective Kingdoms. Baron Angus of the Barony of Fenix states, “The field battles have always been my favorites. Without resurrections, it becomes skill on skill.” This years field battles have a twist as the two opposing Kingdoms switch sides for each of the three field battles. The populace can follow their Kingdom to each side, or gain a different vantage point each battle.
Tuesday, July 30th at 11am, the Woods Battle will bring something new. For the first time both armies will be able to use the entire woods for combat! Hills and ravines will become new obstacles as the commanders of each army use the new terrain for their advantage.
Thursday August 2nd brings the most anticipated battle of the year - The Tower Battle. Master Padraig of the Barony of Smoking Rock believes the battle will be “fluid with changing victory conditions every 30 minutes.” As this will be the first time this battle has been fought at Pennsic, many fighters and marshals are excited about its execution. Baron Phelim Gervase of Ansteorra looks forward this battle because, “It will use tactics and not depend on just numbers for strategy.” As this battle starts in the morning, a battlefield change must happen for the Rapier battle in the afternoon. Syr Silverthorn, Deputy Mayor for Martial Activities would ask that volunteers who would like their kingdom to win their service war point can come out and help the battlefield staff move hay bales and assist with the battlefield changes. Come support your Kingdom and the Pennsic staff!
The last heavy weapons war point battle of the week is on Friday, August 3rd.- Armored Bridges. This battle, loved by spearmen everywhere, will allow the Midrealm-East armies to square off across five bridges starting with a champion from each side fighting single combat in the middle of each bridge. Each bridge will contain single combatants fighting a different weapon style, as each side attempts to control their bridge. Siege weapons will be used on all five bridges in all battles. Once again, each side and their allies will switch sides of the field after each battle and the last two battles will use combat archery. Many SCAdians travel very far to find a battle in which they can participate in combat archery. Mistress Sylvia de Vey from the incipient Barony of Endeweard has been looking forward to the bridge battles this summer. “I rearranged all of my schedules so I could shoot combat archery.”
As always the populace is encouraged to support our fighting community by watching the battles and cheering on your group or Kingdom. As volunteering is a war point this year, serving Pennsic as a water bearer, marshal, or even moving hay bales in battlefield prep are essential needs that each battle needs to run successfully. Support your local fighters!

Unclassifieds

Events Open to All
Photographer’s Tea Monday, 7-9pm AS8. Come by and talk shop. No topic too big, no camera too small.

For Sale
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
12x12 Panther Marquee, center pole, 7’ walls, full setup package w/accessories. Excellent condition. $1000 (retails $1800 new)/ View/more info at Willow Point NA (Furies Keep). Ask for Theresa/Fionnghuala or call (216)952-2839.
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.
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?
Benefit the Chirurgeons - buy an original Pennsic 42 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Calligraphy books under $10. Many rare titles. Guild of Limners, #26, across from the Barn.
Panther double bell wedge w/awning and fitted floor. 12x16 complete setup package. Used 2x. $850 neg. at Foxheart on St. Lawrence Way or (301)802-6623
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.
Pergamena parchment sent their stock to the Guild of Limners - Whole skins down to 5x10 pieces. Finest quality from $8 - $200. Limited quantities
Costumes by Loren has garb in lots of Celtic knotwork and middle eastern patterns. Cloaks, tunics, kaftans, skirts and much more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Does your doll need garb? Custumes by Loren has garb for 18” fashion dolls plus dressed bears in many sizes. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
For sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-annic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
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.
For Sale: THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessary for scribes and artists.
GLORIOUS SILK taffetas at Dragon’s Magic #27
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
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
Hard to find pigments -- minium, vermillion, azuro, indian yellow, red ochre. Guild of Limners, #26 across from the barn
Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
Knives sharpened, cleaned, small repairs, sheaths - Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
MEDIEVAL POTIONS? Well only the kind to write with. Color and black ink making from period recipies. Come listen to the teachers then tell us of your experiences. FOURTH ANNUAL INK AND PIGMENT FORUM, Sunday 2pm, Guild of Limners booth opposite barn.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Modern domed camping tent, 12x15, 3 room, good condition. La Wren’s Nest B#185
MYSTIC MAIL IS FOR SALE!
Established in 2001, this is a popular, lucrative and unique merchant booth with growth potential. A great opportunity for the right buyer. Come by (Booth #188) and ask for details. Don’t delay, though, because we are accepting bids NOW and will make a decision by mid-War week. Serious inquiries only, please.
One person “Boy Scout” tents, good shape, all proceeds to troop. Make good armor garages. Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street
PARCHMENT. Genuine made by Pergamina. Calf, sheep, goat, deer. Many sizes from 5x7 to whole skins. Manuscript and calligraphy quality. Limited quantity. Buy now! Guild of Limners, #26, across from barn.
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
Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.
“Pennsic for Dummies” by Claus the Toymaker - scurrilous, tongue-in-cheek fun, everything you need to know to complete your Pennsic experience.
Pennsic in a Box: the perfect gift for a friend who couldn’t attend Pennsic 41. Images of people, places and things that make Pennsic special. From Claus the Toymaker, #26.
PERIOD PAVILIONS - new and used for rent and sale. 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.
Porcelain dolls, stamped and gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hair pieces and much more. Space 28.
PRETTY WOOLS - buy them before you need them! Coating, suiting, gauze-weight! PRETTY LINENS too! at Dragon’s Magic #27
Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Copyright free! Only at the Guild of Limners.
Sparklies! Lots of sparklies, shinies and jinglies at Costumes by Loren. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Sword sale! Warehouse clearance. Dent, ding, discontinued. 2nd week of War, La Wren’s Nest B#185
Tent repair supplies; waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, sewing on site. Period Pavilions, Space #28
Tentsmith 14x8 officer marquee pavilion. 4ft walls. $800 incl futon floor and extras. Call Ivy (917)626-9138
Used garb: Large to X-Large. Several eras. Make an offer. It all must go! A Leather Crafter, Booth 56, behind the barn.
Warm cloaks, lots of styles, custom made on site. CLOAK AND DAGGER, 13 Bow Street
Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.

General
Bard’s Haven is open for business. Celtic bardic on Tuesday. Sing for your supper nightly. E19.
12 Step Meetings, AA, NA, OA, SA, GA, All welcome, 4:00 PM daily Denys the Decadent's Camp E07, along Great Eastern Highway.
Archers! Bounty on NSA drones! See Culann the Lecher for details.
ATTENTION BREWERS: Novices, journeymen and all interested in brewing! House DeLondres is hosting an open brewing round table. Two master brewers will be in attendance as well as other very accomplished brewers. Topic of discussion is “All Things Brewing.” Bring what you have for testing, evaluation and open discussion. Mon 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm. X04 next to shower houses.
Bard’s Haven is Pagan friendly. We have mead too.
Reform Jewish Shabat services, #9 BowStreet, Silver Dragon Company. Today, 6pm. Oneg to follow.

Help Wanted
WANTED before War’s end: Trailer for on-site storage. Call Pieter (765)586-5990 or vance@control.com

Parties
Ladies social - Lesbian, bisexual, transgender womyn invited to Kingdom of Acre camp, Sunday, July 28, 3-5pm for afternoon “tea” - N13 - Come and enjoy good company, fun activities and good food.

Personals
To Helena, this war marks 2 years for us. Just sayin’. Love, Magnus

PI Monday July 29 2013

Allied forces showcase talents in War Point battle

By Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy
Battlefield Correspondent

As the Middle and East Kingdom come together for battle each year at Pennsic, they depend on Allies to enhance their forces. These Allies have their own war point each year in heavy combat with a tourney that has gained fame and notoriety as one of the most entertaining battles at Pennsic. This year the allied Champions battle was set for 45 minutes of non stop action. Four resurrection points are placed in the corners of the field with a two minute wait time, before a dead warrior can re enter the game. Each team lined up behind their own flag, with the intention of crossing the field and obtaining their rival team’s flag. Once the same side captured both flags, the winning side would earn a point, and the game would reset.
I asked King Gregor of the East how he thought this battle would impact the war. “This battle will set the tone for Pennsic going forward. It is a well contested and friendly battle and the beautiful day is an omen of good things to come for all of us.” Indeed the tone of the day was hopeful for both sides, King Lucien of the Middle said, “We’re excited to let the Allies start the war with a showcase of heroes from many lands. We are impressed that the Kingdom of Lochac brought 30 warriors this year.” The Allied commanders impressed upon me the significance of this battle. For the East, HRM Maynard of Æthelmearc stated, “This is one of the hardest battles to test endurance. Forty-five straight minutes for the allies to have a chance at honorable combat with each other.” HRM Northshield, Morgan Olander agreed with his rival team captain. As commander of the Middle Allies team, he explained how this battle differentiates itself from every other battle as a hard fight that turns and twists at a moments notice due to the two minute resurrection rules. “You think you have won the point with a minute and a half on the clock, but as soon as the other teams resurrection time limit is up, the strategy changes.” I spoke with many fighters this year that stated this battle was their favorite of the war. Sir Evander of Ealdormere told me, “My favorite fight of the year, clean hits and lots of fun.”
As the battle began the Eastern Allies pressed the Middle Allies as the East flanked the Mid and surrounded the banner. Making the first point for the East was Sir Mark Daubiguy of Atlantia. After the reset, the East pressed the line again and Sir Tristan of Æthelmearc stole the banner, running straight across the field unimpeded, making the 2nd point for the Eastern side. The 3rd point taken by the Eastern allies was after a right flank on the Middle Allies; Lord Dietrich of Atlantia ran wide to bring both banners together on the East side. Duke Edward the Red of Ealdormere had the honor of taking the 4th point and THL Bjarn of Ealdormere took the 5th point for the Eastern Allied team. A quick game of flag change created some excitement as the Middle Allied Flag was captured and brought to the East side, but the East’s flag had been captured by the Middle Allies and then brought back to the Eastern side with the Middle allied flag for a 6th point by His Grace, Duke Roak of Ealdormere. As both teams geared up for the 7th round, a decisively quick recovery of the Middle Allied flag by Sir Mordain of Ealdormere clinched the victory for the Eastern Allied side, winning the Allied war point for the East Kingdom.

Aritsans Display Skills Against Backdrop of Great Hall

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Grand works of art on display at the Great Hall
Photo by Lady Kathryn de Wrytar

Lady Kathryn de Wrytar
Features Writer

The excited chatter of the Arts and Sciences Fair attendees created a musical background to learning and increased fascination about the supportive craftsmanship of our past. To understand the complexity, work, talent and passion needed to produce a single garment, embellishment, chair, lace, arrows, or even libations is to love and appreciate the artisans in attendance.
Vivianne Dunbar (Heather Fox) has spent 96 hours in her pursuit of an authentic 14th century surcoat and she is only halfway there. The process of transforming raw dirty wool through the washing, carding, spinning, weaving, felling, teaseling and sewing process has given Vivianne a deep understanding and knowledge of what clothing meant to people in the 14th century. After 20 years in the SCA she has been encouraged to share her talents and her project with the greater Society for the first time.
Lady Ruth Baraskaya (Ruth Burkoswky) has been a consistent attendee at war since Pennsic 7 and this is her first A&S display in 20 years. Encouraged by her friends to participate, she shared a smock embroidery pattern based on a book from 1632 which took her three years to complete. She also displayed a blue tiger pillow top to be presented to East Kingdom royalty. On another pillow top she will embroider a documented floral border and include her husband’s device in the center.
Keely the Tinker displayed her arts and sciences entries including beads based upon period dragon pieces. Driven by the 50 year challenge, Keely set out to make 50 beads of 5 designs, but her abilities developed so quickly that she is starting another challenge of 50 different bead designs.
Lady Larissa Mikhailouna of Barony of Bright Hills displayed stitching and embroidery. Lady Amie Sparron of Atlantia displayed a German Peasant work jacket for a woman. Lady Grazia Morgano from Altlantia displayed a Milanese gown from the 1580s.
Katheryne of Bakestondone, Æthalmearc, displayed a group of Laurel and Pelican hoods that she has been giving as gifts. Her talents, developed over a short four-year period are the envy of even her mentors. One entrant in the fair was only 12 with a wonderful display of handmade moccasins which show the interest of our society youth to partake in this wonderful event and development of their own interests.
Also displayed was a four-by-two foot tapestry based on depictions of the early years of the Shire of Heronter in a Bayeaux tapestry style. Renata Rouge of Æthelmearc explained the process of her tapestry as well as offered information about how to construct a tapestry stand. If you missed a class, it is likely that you would find the presenter at the A&S Display as well. Many of the artisans were happy to offer information about classes and also handouts to promote their craft.
If your interests revolve around the more personal, presenters also offered documented evidence, process, and uses for reusable prophylactic devices; yes, I said reusable. With recreated examples, complete with a silk ribbon to tie it on, the presentation gives thought to the understanding of human interactions, and perhaps a desire to learn more about our past, whatever your interests may be.
What was apparent was that each artisan had something to offer to everyone. Whether visitors were looking for clothing, food, drink, embellishments, or weaponry, each presenter was very aware of the importance of their craft in the time period we embrace. The value of the items created was so great that these persons of talent were revered in period. Indeed they are revered today. The talents of the presenters raise the awareness of Society members to the complexity and commitment of our medieval counterparts to live daily life.
Looking to the AS 50th year Anniversary Challenge, perhaps it is time for you to develop 50 examples of your artistry, interests, or develop one of your own. It is difficult to imagine that anyone who attended the display could leave without a renewed or new passion for the arts and sciences that supported the medieval period. My challenge to you is to honor, support, and encourage those members who you know to be artisans. Provide for them the feedback that builds confidence to display their talents, no matter their age. Our Society is built upon a place and interest for everyone. Support our artisans; they would have fed, clothed, housed, produced weapons, and healed you in the past. Embrace them. Celebrate them. Become an artisan yourself.

St. Sebastian Populace Shoot Results

By Christophe of Grey

The third annual St. Sebastian Shoot for the populace of Pennsic was held Saturday and started with a light rain. However the day cleared and fun was had by 197 archers who ventured forth to shoot the eleven shooting stations themed about the Silk Road. The Queen of Atlantia ventured to the range and gifted each marshal with a token for assisting with the shoot. The overall winner was Mika Longbow of the Outlands. Elk Ridge Archery donated a beautiful longbow that went to the most deserving archer who was Ru of Æthelmearc. The youth winner was Robert MacErwin of Thornmill of Aethelmearc.

Many prizes were to be had as evidenced by the list following:
Bow Divisions -
Period Bow - Joseph the Bold of East Kingdom
Longbow - Jacopo of Æthelmearc
Recurve - Don Wyatt of East Kingdom
Period Crossbow - Gregg the Archer of Atlantia
Open Crossbow - Kraken of East Kingdom

Classifications (based on SCA wide Royal Round classifications)-
Novice - Liam of Lindisfarne of East Kingdom
Archer - Ysabell Graver of Æthelmearc
Marksman - Trisola Ducci of Middle Kingdom
Bowman - Robert Cameron de Gray of Æthelmearc
Bowman Elite - Geoffrey d'Honfleur of Atlantia

Comments from the archers were all positive, indicating fun was had by all.

Unclassifieds

Events Open to All
Photographers Tea Monday, 7-9pm AS8. Come by and talk shop. No topic too big, no camera too small.
Bards’ Haven requests our guests for Tues Bardic. Bring a chair as seating is a premium this year.
Camelot Treasures has all the fun! CDs from Efenwealt Wystle, Heather Dale, Ken Theriot, and the Blibbering Humdingers; disappearing TARDIS mugs; Dalek salt and pepper shakers; Catnip Cthulus; Puppets; books and more! Booth #30
THE ANCIENT ART OF ONION! Bring one large onion to E29 Southernwood. Learn the honored art of ringlet shearing. The meaning of existence will be bestowed. Price: One box of angel hair pasta. Don’t let dicing and cubing cause world famine. All ages welcome!
EFENWEALT WYSTLE in concert Monday, 7:30-9pm at the Performing Arts Tent. Comedy! Tragedy! Authenticity! and a giant D20? Requests played in exchange for mead or cider or just about anything made by Mistress Sylvia.
Join the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael at the 38th annual Ice Dragon! March 22nd, 2014 from 9am to 9pm at the Connecticut St Armory in Buffalo NY. Enter one of the largest A&S contests in the Known world, join over one hundred heavy fighters & fencers in our lists or enjoy the sideboard & entertainment! Visit www.ice-dragon.info for details.
Slavic University, Oct. 26. Hughesville, PA. Dayboard, entertainment, fashion show, A&S display, library. www.shireofacg.org. Lady Bryghida Zajacszowa
BJD Lovers of the Known World, Unite! The Meet will still be on this Wed @ Clan Cambion (E14) 10AM-12PM. Look for the Black fence. No Doll? No Prob!
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW - Hey, Harry Potter fans, join the Blibbering Humdingers, Thursday 9pm behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. Come to our show at Dragon*Con too!

For Sale
Tired of spinning boring old wool? Try something new! Hemp roving is now available at Ursula’s Alcove, Spot 166
12x12 Panther Marquee, center pole, 7’ walls, full setup package w/accessories. Excellent condition. $1000 (retails $1800 new)/ View/more info at Willow Point NA (Furies Keep). Ask for Theresa/Fionnghuala or call (216)952-2839.
Yumi bow 4 sale! English longbow, 50#, stringer, extra string, sleeve, pristine condition - $200 ask for William at Claus of Burzee’s space #26
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
15x15 Tentmaster Pavillion W/ 6ft fly All poles ropes and stakes Like new $1000 Ask for Ciara @ Darkyard
For sale Revival Clothing dress never worn - still has tag blue back laced size 2 $140 call 410-868-1587
Darkwood Armoury, 2 ring swept flat stock ring, cherry handle straight quillion, 39” bated blade. R&L hands. $350 per or 600 for pair. TXT 2158800391
RAW SHEEP DAY! Gorgeous dyed shearling! Dragon’s Magic, #27
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Sword sale! Warehouse clearance. Dent, ding, discontinued. 2nd week of War, La Wren’s Nest B#185
Benefit the Chirurgeons - buy an original Pennsic 42 T-shirt, $13. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Turkish drop spindles just came in. Come see them and more at Ursula’s Alcove. Spot 166 Fleet Street.
Calligraphy books under $10. Many rare titles. Guild of Limners, #26, across from the Barn.
Going out for business sale! Camp furniture, deer skins, tent sales and rental. Read my ad in the Merchant Book. Site #2.
William the Wilde is author WT Wilde on Amazon Read my books-Adventures with no socially redeeming values
CHAIN MAILLE SHIRT Chest measurement - armpit to armpit 24”x 2; shoulder to bottom edge 32”. Armpit to edge of sleeve 8” $150 neg. Call Meliora 773-882-1167 to see in person.
For sale. Medieval style folding wooden tables 6’x2’ Need to be finished & stained. $65 each. Available Fri 8/2 #203 HRYMGNARS New & Used Booty
Coifs - Linen & Linen blend $10-$15 unlined Asst. Colors. Caravan Crossroads #206
Used garb: Large to X-Large. Several eras. Make an offer. It all must go! A Leather Crafter, Booth 56, behind the barn.
Modern domed camping tent, 12x15, 3 room, good condition. $50. La Wren’s Nest B#185
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Have a period feast! Rabbit meat $3/lb 10lb minimum (4 rabbits average 10lbs) Discount on large orders. Call Gar 330-383-0592
Fencers - Art of Dueling by Salvator Fabris. Rapier fencing treatise of 1616 by Tommaso Leoni. At Viking Archery Supply. Booth 12 on Bow Street.
Tent repair supplies: waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, sewing on site. Period Pavilions, Space #28
For sale: ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XLIII 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.
Henna paste, dark natural color, made fresh on-site, sifted powder, body art. Daily at Kafe Merhaba.
Panther double bell wedge w/awning and fitted floor. 12x16 complete setup package. Used 2x. $850 neg. at Foxheart on St. Lawrence Way or (301)802-6623
For sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
PERIOD PAVILIONS - new and used for rent and sale. 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 specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
16x25 Oval slant wall marquis with full heavy duty floor. Tent and floor $4000. Add interior walls $4500. See Shauna, Shauna’s Camp, W11
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.
Youth archery special: Greybarr Trading. Archery (Space 91) complete starter kit: 15lb bow 2 arrows, quiver, arm guard, target for $21.95
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Does your doll need garb? Costumes by Loren has garb for 18” fashion dolls plus dressed bears in many sizes. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Losing your cool? Hot under the collar? Stop by Designs By J in space 162 & pick up your neck cooler+
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
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.
Greybarr Traditional Archery has special on takedown bows. Free arrows with purchase. Largest selection of archery equipment at Pennsic. Space #91 next to West gate.
Chilly? Misty Tower has cloaks to warm you. Space 28
HARP FOR SALE - Used - Silvershell 31 strings - nylon. Cherry wood, lovely sound. $1100 OBO ($1750 new). Call Linette (717)542-5938 to see in person.
SCA Stories for Beginners by Mistress Dervila ni Leanon CD $2. Sold at Master John ap Wynne’s booth
10x18 pavilion, blue-green. $750. Ironwood, N32
Knives sharpened, cleaned, small repairs, sheaths - Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
Panther Fr Bell 12x16 4ft ridge $325 336-255-5947
Like new Zoombang Max coverage $130 Ask at Dancing Pig Pottery
FIBER! and Awardwinning Yarns. Find them at Misty Tower. Space 28
PARCHMENT. Genuine made by Pergamina. Calf, sheep, goat, deer. Many sizes from 5x7 to whole skins. Manuscript and calligraphy quality. Limited quantity. Buy now! Guild of Limners, #26, across from barn.
For sale Sandlar boots sz11 black/grey calf height. Excellent shape $100 inquire at Vagabond in swamp.
We sell stamps and accept mail. Pennsic postmark is available. Post card tent next to Beggars Lane.
Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.
Costumes by Loren has garb in lots of Celtic knotwork and Middle Eastern patterns. Cloaks, tunics, kaftans, skirts and much more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Pergamena parchment sent their stock to the Guild of Limners - Whole skins down to 5x10 pieces. Finest quality from $8 - $200. Limited quantities
12x22 Panther, barely used! All poles, ropes, stakes incl. See AJ or Gabrielle at House Gray Fox in N18. Pick up on last Friday. $1100 OBO.
Porcelain dolls, stamped and gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hair pieces and much more. Space 28.
RAW SHEEP DAY! Dyed garment leather, $5/sq ft at Dragon’s Magic, #27
Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.
Reconstructing History has period Viking beads!
For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
13x19 Oval Pavillion four seasons Tent Masters with poles, ropes and divider panels & finials. Getting older going smaller asking $1000 574-606-7455
Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic glass beads. Merchant #146
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
Son of Sandler thigh-high buckle boots, SZ9, $250 OBO. Call Jonathan (216)965-4764
For sale: 18x20’ Panther Pavilion canopy only. $400 obo 3 years old pickup end of War. Booth 153 Hamish’s Dreck
Sparklies! Lots of sparklies, shinies and jinglies at Costumes by Loren. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Tentsmith 14x8 officer marquee pavilion. 4ft walls. $800 incl futon floor and extras. Call Ivy (917)626-9138
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea marcatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
Tote Bags to carry your shopping. Embroidered by us. Daily Specials. Space 28. Misty Tower
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?
Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Copyright free! Only at the Guild of Limners.
Ursula’s Alcove is on Fleet Street, Sopt 166. Yarn, books and more.
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Viking Archery Supply, Booth 12 on Bow St. Custom strings made plus complete line of archery supplies plus jewelry, pottery and leather pouches.
Hard to find pigments -- minium, vermillion, azuro, indian yellow, red ochre. Guild of Limners, #26 across from the barn
Warm cloaks, lots of styles, custom made on site. CLOAK AND DAGGER, 13 Bow Street
RAW SHEEP DAY! PERSIAN LAMB! Black shearling only three pelts to be had! Dragon’s Magic, #27
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
We don’t want to take it home! 18x24 canvas day shade complete, $300, on-demand water heater, $75 OBO. Kitchen counter w/sink $50. Camp Gallowglass, N03. (678)536-9244. Pick up at end of War.
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.
Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.

General
Pennsic Auction 42, Monday, 29 July, 4pm at the Rapier tent, Battlefield. Preview 3:30. Cash only.
12 Step Meetings, AA, NA, OA, SA, GA, All welcome, 4:00 PM daily Denys the Decadent's Camp EO7, along Great Eastern Highway.
Moose Lodge: Lodge Night 8:30 pm Monday B03
Bard’s Haven is open for business. Celtic bardic on Tuesday. Sing for your supper nightly. E19.
Portrait photographer seeks interesting persons and locations for photoshoots. Text name, photo, concept to Marcus. (215)808-8480.
Known World Players annual business meeting, Tuesday, 6pm, AS9
Memorial Ship sails Tuesday. Paint shields at Clan Cambion, B-15, Howard’s Fenway. Process from White Wolf & Phoenix after 9:00pm.
ATTENTION BREWERS: Novices, journeymen and all interested in brewing! House DeLondres is hosting an open brewing round table. Two master brewers will be in attendance as well as other very accomplished brewers. Topic of discussion is “All Things Brewing.” Bring what you have for testing, evaluation and open discussion. Mon 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm. X04 next to shower houses.
SCA-Judaica Yahoo List meet-up: Monday, 4pm AS10. This is open to anyone interested in doing things Jewish in the SCA or in medieval Jewish culture.
Bard’s Haven is Pagan friendly. We have mead too.

Personals
11 Years ago you linspired me to boldness and left with my heart. It’s your forever. Cat Sassi will you marry me? Love, Diggin’ Bar.
The King needs help waxing. Lessons needed - ask for HRM D.
I have skilz; mad skilz. – Magdalena
French Queen seeks subject for beheading - serious inquiries only.
To Connor of Rivenwood at Band Camp Thank you for returning my dagger. May the Gods smile upon you.
Happy 10th Anniversary, Wormwood! – Maire
Queen seeks ice - see Calon Crown.
Huscarl needs new eyebrows. Ask for Wynifred. Calon
In Memoriam - Owain Phyfe. O Poet, Bard, and Singer of Songs, your Sweet Voice transported us across the years, Dreams of Love to good cheer that flows, where Beauty moves, with Delights, And far Vineyards grow. Our eyes like some fountain, the tears overflow, But you shall always be with us, wherever we go. Adda Wadda Wadda Wadda! Your friends at Hamish’s Dreck
To House Bloodguard Notice of rent due for use of Serpentius land. Platypus, feather duster, flying PIG Due Wednesday. Deliver to landlord B04
iPad wanted 3 or 4 gen Call or text 2152725894
Looking 4 love? I have mad skills - R. Calontir
Tequila & Personal Protection. Runestone at 10pm
Lovely Laurel seeks multiple friends for night of decadent pleasure - come to Calontir Thu at 9pm
Think Pennsic is too short this year? Lady Adrianna and Lord Ferrant were only here for 16 hours Saturday night from Trimaris. Thank you with love
Ancaster Puzzle #2: HYAWDYCF?A!
To announce the birth of a daughter on 7/23 to Gulya Tancizos Istvan and Marie de Blois - 8lb 12oz

Wanted to Buy
Got extra tent sides? We’re looking! They don’t need to be in great shape - we’re not picky. Apply to Bow Lane #6 Dark Victory Armoury
WANTED before War’s end: 5x12 trailer or larger. Call Pieter (765)586-5990 or sirpieter@juno.com

PI Saturday August 3 2013 (unofficial)

Update: Lady AEvia of Nordengal

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Photo by THL Eirik Anderson

Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

As those who followed the updates in the Pennsic Independent will know, Melissa
Richmond (known in the Society as Lady AEvia of Nordengal) went missing on July 24
and was later found murdered in a ravine outside a shopping centre in the Ottawa, ON
area. Her SCA family, some of whom were at Pennsic, rallied around her husband and
family. A card was available in Eoforwic camp to leave condolences, and was taken
home by Master Hector when he left on Thursday. Many others left Pennsic early in
order to attend yesterday's visitation and today's funeral. Their Majesties
Trumbrand and Kaylah of Ealdormere held a moment of silence at the beginning of
Ealdormere Court on Thursday in her honour, as well as ensuring her banner was
carried onto the field in battles on Thursday and Friday.
Recent developments have brought a tragic turn to the story. As was reported
yesterday in the Ottawa Citizen and Ottawa Sun, and later aired nationally on CBC
and CTV News, Melissa's husband, Howard Richmond (known in the SCA as Lord
Vodnikov), was arrested in connection with the slaying. Today he was formally
charged with first-degree murder. There is a publication ban on the proceedings, so
details are scarce. The Ottawa Citizen has reported that he and his wife were
facing a loan default and that he had undergone treatment for Post Traumatic Stress
Disorder in relation to his military service (which included three tours in
Afghanistan).
Here are links to some of the most recent updates:
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/First+degree+murder+charge+Howard+Richmond+death+wife/8746234/stor...
http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/ottawa/Melissa+Richmond+husband+faced+loan+default+days+before/874...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2013/08/02/ottawa-canadian-soldier-charged-wife-death-mel...
Obviously, this news has been shocking to those of us in Ealdormere, particularly
Lady AEvia's close SCA friends in the Barony of Skraeling Althing, but also to those
who have known Lord Vodnikov for many, many years (I am one of those people).
Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers, particularly Dame TSivia, who was
Lady AEvia's Pelican and who is also part of the Pennsic Independent family.
At this time, words fail.

PI Saturday August 3 2013 (unofficial)

PI Saturday July 27 2013

Come All Ye Olde Photographers

By Kathyrn de Wrytar
Features Reporter

Photography is not an art that you can receive a laurel for; however, Master Phillip the Pilgrim is working hard to find a way for photographers to be recognized. Looking forward to Pennsic XLIII, Master Phillip will be conducting a Society- Wide Photography Competition to recognize and honor those who have a love for the SCA and enjoy capturing our passion for the Middle Ages in pictures.

The idea, according to Master Phillip, has caught on quickly and interested photographers are gathering. Entries are not limited to recent photos, either. Remember that fantastic picture you snapped in 2000? That can be entered as well. Up to four entries a person allows entrants to participate in one or all of the judged categories: combat/action, royalty/at court, SCA Life, and Kids in the SCA. Judging will be made for the entries on creativity, photographic and artistic quality, and effectiveness in presenting aspects of the Society for Creative Anachronism.

The contest is not aimed at professional photographers, but rather those amateurs who love and live the society at large. By allowing entries from any SCA activity, Master Phillip anticipates that the variety will be interesting and allow members to see other events and kingdoms outside of their area. Since entries can be submitted through Master Phillip, it also gives a chance for those who cannot attend our beloved event to participate.

Submissions for the contest should be printed at a photo center to produce the best result for presentation. Conversions to black and white or sepia are welcome; however, excessively photoshopped entries are not allowed. Also not allowed are digital framing or multiple exposures in one photo. More specific discussion of the ins-and-outs of the competition will be made available shortly.

Judges for the contest next Pennsic will be a group of professional photographers and artists who will decide the finalists of each category. The new barn area will be used to display the photos to the populace where all will be able to cast a vote as well. Deadlines for entries will be May 1, 2014 to allow for the best preparation of submitted photos. Master Phillip is still considering a prize process, but hopes that Pennsic vendors and supporters will contribute to this exciting new way to celebrate the talents of our organization and the people in it.
In hopes that this contest will continue each year, Master Phillips is looking to the 50th anniversary of the SCA as a potential historic celebration of the event through photos. To explore the possibility, Master Phillip may have some technical issues to overcome; however, delving into the past will be worth the effort.
Since the planning and final arrangements were made during this war, the rules of competition and submission guidelines will not be available until September of this year. If you are interested in participating, or know someone who you want to encourage doing so, you can look for information on HYPERLINK "http://www.moyen.org"www.moyen.org or email HYPERLINK "mailto:phil@moyen.org"phil@moyen.org after September 1st.

Medieval Courts Demonstrated

By Kathyrn de Wrytar
Features Reporter

Oyez! Oyez! Give attention to all those who enters the King’s court!
Did you ever wonder what really happened when a young lady killed her newborn, a knight killed a man when not in battle, or a child killed his friend? Was there such a thing as self-defense in the 15th century? Pao Hu Tso, a member of Silverhorde, Kingdom of Atlantia, has researched and documented the proceedings, function, and outcomes of actual court cases from the 14th and 15th centuries As Royal Judge of the proceedings, Tau led an audience on Friday through the court process, the conviction, and of course the sentencing of four actual persons of the time.
William of Three Towers, a boy of age 12, was charged with beating his play friend to death. Ramona II (playing Joan), was charged with murdering her infant son with a knife. Lady Tso Wen Chi (Emma), faced the court to claim that knights of the kingdom not only stole from her but also killed her husband. To defend himself, John hit another with a ‘baculum’, whence he died. Lord Mungu Chinua (John), and his counterparts creatively prepared personas with motives and backstories, to give more realistic understanding of their lives.
The audience was able to join in the fun and be part of the jury. As it happens they discovered that William’s family tried to bribe the coroner to hush up the boy’s death. Emma was paid her husband’s life’s wages for his death. Joan was sentenced with traveling the town with wax and a knife to show everyone her crime and how she committed it. And, self-defense was alive and well in the 15th century as John was promptly pardoned.
Mundanely John Summerville is a law professor and retired Army. His interest in medieval law and courts has been a part of his studies for a very long time. He uses the cases you will hear in the courses he teaches to graduate students.
Looking to future Wars, Tso would like to teach the class again, with a continued development of authenticity and audience participation.

Unclassifieds

Events Open to All
Photographer’s Tea Monday, 7-9pm AS8. Come by and talk shop. No topic too big, no camera too small.

EFENWEALT WYSTLE in concert Monday, 7:30-9pm at the Performing Arts Tent. Comedy! Tragedy! Authenticity! and a giant D20? Request played in exchange for mead or cider or just about anything made by Mistress Sylvia.

Slavic University, Oct. 26. Hughwsville, PA. Dayboard, entertainment, fashion show, A&S display, library. www.shireofacg.org. Lady Bryghida Zajacszowa

For Sale
Used garb: Large to X-Large. Several eras. Make an offer. It all must go! A Leather Crafter, Booth 56, behind the barn.

Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.

FLAT STEEL Corset stays - 1/4” and 1/2” wide at Dragon’s Magic #27

Tent repair supplies: waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, sewing on site. Period Pavilions, Space #28

Calligraphy books under $10. Many rare titles. Guild of Limners, #26, across from the Barn.

Tentsmith 14x8 officer marquee pavilion. 4ft walls. $800 incl futon floor and extras. Call Ivy (917)626-9138

Pergamena parchment sent their stock to the Guild of Limners - Whole skins down to 5x10 pieces. Finest quality from $8 - $200. Limited quantities

Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.

Hard to find pigments -- minium, vermillion, azuro, indian yellow, red ochre. Guild of Limners, #26 across from the barn

18x24 pavilion w/poles, ropes, stakes. Ask at Merchant space #4. $800.

Benefit the Chirurgeons - buy an original Pennsic 42 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.

Does your doll need garb? Costumes by Loren has garb for 18” fashion dolls plus dressed bears in many sizes. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.

PERIOD PAVILIONS - new and used for rent and sale. 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.

Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.

WOOL SUITINGS: flannels, twills, gabardine, tabby-blacks, navy and colors at Dragon’s Magic #27

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.

For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.

Christmas is coming! Buy your wools now! at Dragon’s Magic #27

PARCHMENT. Genuine made by Pergamina. Calf, sheep, goat, deer. Many sizes from 5x7 to whole skins. Manuscript and calligraphy quality. Limited quantity. Buy now! Guild of Limners, #26, across from barn.

FLAT STEEL Corset Stays at Dragon’s Magic #27

Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.

FABRIC! One of the few pleasures that is neither illegal, immoral nor fattening. Dragon’s Magic #27

Panther double bell wedge w/awning and fitted floor. 12x16 complete setup package. Used 2x. $850 neg. at Foxheart on St. Lawrence Way or (301)802-6623

For sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker

12x12 Panther Marquee, center pole, 7’ walls, full setup package w/accessories. Excellent condition. $1000 (retails $1800 new)/ View/more info at Willow Point NA (Furies Keep). Ask for Theresa/Fionnghuala or call (216)952-2839.

Sword sale! Warehouse clearance. Dent, ding, discontinued. 2nd week of War, La Wren’s Nest B#185

Modern domed camping tent, 12x15, 3 room, good condition. La Wren’s Nest B#185

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.

MYSTIC MAIL IS FOR SALE! Established in 2001, this is a popular, lucrative and unique merchant booth with growth potential. A great opportunity for the right buyer. Come by (Booth #188) and ask for details. Don’t delay, though, because we are accepting bids NOW and will make a decision by mid-War week. Serious inquiries only, please.

Costumes by Loren has garb in lots of Celtic knotwork and Middle Eastern patterns. Cloaks, tunics, kaftans, skirts and much more. Come see us at 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.

Sparklies! Lots of sparklies, shinies and jinglies at Costumes by Loren. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.

VERY NICE colored LINENS! Dragon’s Magic #27

Warm cloaks, lots of styles, custom made on site. CLOAK AND DAGGER, 13 Bow Street

For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26

Knives sharpened, cleaned, small repairs, sheaths - Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.

MEDIEVAL POTIONS? Well only the kind to write with. Color and black ink making from period recipies. Come listen to the teachers then tell us of your experiences. FOURTH ANNUAL INK AND PIGMENT FORUM, Sunday 2pm, Guild of Limners booth opposite barn.

Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)

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

For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.

Porcelain dolls, stamped and gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hair pieces and much more. Space 28.

16x25 Oval slant wall marquis with full heavy duty floor. Tent and floor $4000. Add interior walls $4500. See Shauna, Shauna’s Camp, W11

THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea marcatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.

Fencers - Art of Deuling by Salvator Fabris. Rapier fencing treatise of 1616 by Tommaso Leoni. At Viking Archery Supply. Booth 12 on Bow Street.

Viking Archery Supply, Booth 12 on Bow St. Custom strings made plus complete line of archery supplies plus jewelry, pottery and leather pouches.

Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Copyright free! Only at the Guild of Limners.

10oz Sunforger canvas for 14’ yurt. $150 cash. Call (412)519-5561

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.

10x18 pavilion, blue-green. $750. Ironwood, N32

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

LINEN TESTERS (thread counters) DRAGON’S MAGIC #27

HARP FOR SALE - Used - Silvershell 31 strings - nylon. Cherry wood, lovely sound. $1100 OBO ($1750 new). Call Linette (717)542-5938 to see in person.

We don’t want to take it home! 18x24 canvas day shade complete, $300, on-demand water heater, $75 OBO. Kitchen counter w/sink $50. Camp Gallowglass, N03. (678)536-9244. Pick up at end of War.

Son of Sandler thigh-high buckle boots, S29, $250 OBO. Call Jonathan (216)965-4764

Ursula’s Alcove is on Fleet Street, Sopt 166. Yarn, books and more.

Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.

Going out for business sale! Camp furniture, deer skins, tent sales and rental. Read my ad in the Merchant Book. Site #2.

Greybarr Traditional Archery has special on takedown bows. Free arrows with purchase. Largest selection of archery equipment at Pennsic. Space #91 next to West gate.

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?

General
ATTENTION BREWERS: Novices, journeymen and all interested in brewing! House DeLondres is hosting an open brewing round table. Two master brewers will be in attendance as well as other very accomplished brewers. Topic of discussion is “All Things Brewing.” Bring what you have for testing, evaluation and open discussion. Mon 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm. X04 next to shower houses.

Bard’s Haven is Pagan friendly. We have mead too.

Archers! Bounty on NSA drones! See Culann the Lecher for details.

12 Step Meetings, AA, NA, OA, SA, GA, All welcome, 4:00 PM daily Denys the Decadent's Camp EO7, along Great Eastern Highway.

Memorial ship will sail Tuesday, July 30. Paint shields at Clan Cambion, Howard’s Fenway, E15

SCA-Judaica Yahoo List meet-up: Monday, 4pm AS10. This is open to anyone interested in doing things Jewish in the SCA or in medieval Jewish culture.

New ASL Student - Like to practice. Lisa (301)788-2477

Bard’s Haven is open for business. Celtic bardic on Tuesday. Sing for your supper nightly. E19.

Portrait photographer seeks interesting persons and locations for photoshoots. Text name, photo, concept to Marcus. (215)808-8480.

Parties
Ladies social - Lesbian, bisexual, transgender womyn invited to Kingdom of Acre camp, Sunday, July 28, 3-5pm for afternoon “tea” - N13 - Come and enjoy good company, fun activities and good food.

Personals
Ever wonder, why me? Poor life choices.

My little mudpie, hope this is the best Pennsic ever. I love you so much. Pie.

Wanted to Buy
WANTED before War’s end: 5x12 trailer or larger. Call Pieter (765)586-5990 or sirpieter@juno.com

University Scheduler “Thing” Now Open for Pennsic-wide Events

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The New Pennsic University Pavilion opens its gates
Photo by Master Phillip the Pilgrim

University Scheduler “Thing” Now Open for Pennsic-wide Events
By Kathyrn de Wrytar
Features Reporter

Powerful new scheduling software developed by Pennsic University has not only made it easy to accurately list this year’s courses, but has now been deployed to add events that occur across the entire War.

The program can be accessed from smartphones and mobile devices and should make it easy for Pennsic participants to quickly customize their own War calendars. It is named after the Old Norse word for a folkmoot or assembly, and can be accessed at thing.pennsicuniversity.org.

Baroness Gwynnyd of York, University Chancellor, said that University officials quickly realized the tool they developed had the capability to help people far beyond the classroom. The system already includes the Battlefield schedule, as well as War-wide events such as children’s activities and some public gatherings.

“Though this came through the university, and was originally done to make scheduling classes easier, it became obvious that it scaled easily to other parts of Pennsic,” she said.

The system is not meant to replace the printed Pennsic schedule, but university officials note that Thing carries the most up-to-date scheduling information, including class cancellations.

Individuals who access the system benefit in two primary ways. One, they may upload an event of public interest at Pennsic and within minutes the event will be available to all other electronic schedule users. Pennsic staff moderate the schedule to ensure that listings are appropriate. Appropriate events are those that are open to the public, follow Pennsic policies, and are of broad interest. This could include informal events, such as public parties.

The second benefit to individuals is the ability to search and select Pennsic events and classes based on their own particular interests, and to download a calendar of those events directly to their computer or mobile device.

“If you’re interested in heraldry, you can make a list of just the heraldry classes, or you might want a combined schedule of heraldry and dance events, the battles you are fighting in, and the parties you want to attend,” said Baroness Gwynnyd.

From the “schedules” listing in the upper left-hand corner of Thing’s menu, users can download either the entire schedule or a customized schedule for classes in formats including pdf, html, csv, and iCal.

Anyone can look at the schedule without creating an account. To save, modify, or share a schedule, users need to create a log-in account; to add an event to the schedule click the “Become an Instructor” button. Logins are free, though users must give a minimal amount of contact information to establish their account.

The Chancellor notes that adding an event or class to Thing does not automatically give approval for the event and inappropriate events will not be added to the schedule. Normal Pennsic reservation and administrative processes must be followed by those offering classes or events.

Thing was programmed by Lord Griffon de Willingham, of Artemesia, in an effort led by Baroness Gwynnyd and supported by the entire Pennsic University staff. Thing is written on an html development system called Ruby on Rails; the Chancellor said the program is entirely modular and explained that Pennsic University hopes to develop and add many more features as time goes on.

“This is a work in progress, and all of the effort has been donated for the good of Pennsic and the SCA. So far everybody who has used it has told us they are delighted. We are also looking for programmers who would like to be part of this effort. They should stop by University Point or contact pennsicuniversity@gmail.com,” said Baroness Gwynnyd.

Further information on Thing and some limited computer access to it is available at University Point.

PI Sunday July 28 2013

Fort Invasion Opens Rapier Combat

By: Lady Noelle de la Plume

This year’s La Rochelle battle plan was to invade the fort quickly and make it fall. The teams were picked at random and the orange tape team won with a time of 12 minutes 36 seconds whereas the other team did it in 14 minutes 10 seconds.
Historically speaking, La Rochelle was overtaken by sheer numbers on the attackers’ side. Therefore in the La Rochelle battle at Pennsic, the attackers get unlimited resurrections whereas the defenders only get two.
Countess Adriana of Acre, an armored fighter, just authorized in rapier this year. She killed four people with a gun before she got out her rapier and she “absolutely loved it.” She has fought over 20 years as an armored fighter.
The recreation of the La Rochelle battle has been run for the past 12 years and was is of the few in which they do not split up the sides by kingdom. Fencers can team up with people from opposite kingdoms whom they only get to see at Pennsic. The fight continued until everyone on the inside was killed. This year there were about 90 fencers on each side. The marshal-in-charge was Warder Anton du Marais this year.
The battle begins by the attackers placing a petard at the main gate and the marshals yell, “there was an earth-shattering kaboom.” A petard was a small bomb used to blow open gates on fortifications, usually made out of a church bell. However, this petard bared an uncanny resemblance to a mini-keg of beer. If the petard got hit with rubberband guns, whether in transition or not, then it blew up and anyone standing within a few paces was killed.
Dragos Potcoaba from Atlantia was also a first time rapier fighter and was excited to report that when he was inside the fort he was one of the last people standing.
After the first two battles, a third battle was held with the fencers with the highest award in rapier in their kingdom against the world, which ended up with a tie. They were down to two defenders and three attackers when they ran out of time.
The main technique for the defenders was to create a kill pocket in front of the main gate. After the gate was blown, they would walk up to the gate and line up in an arch around the gate, killing the attackers as they came through. Since the attackers had unlimited resurrections, the defenders tried to only hit the legs to limit their mobility and block more fencers from coming in.

Fight During the Day, Party At Night

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His Grace King Thomas Hanover von Eisenfaust of the Kingdom of Acre declares for the East at Opening Ceremonies
Photo by Master Phillip the Pilgrim

Fight During the Day, Party At Night
Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

Although the skies opened in the hour leading up to Opening Ceremonies Saturday evening, the clouds parted as the Kingdoms of the Known World processed onto the damp fields of combat. This was the first time in recent memory (or possibly, ever) that Opening Ceremonies were held in the evening, and the reason behind it became clear at the close of the ceremony.

His Majesty Maynard of Æthelmearc opened the festivities by welcoming all to the 42nd Pennsic War. “You have come to our lands today to declare whether you will stand with the fiercest Tyger of the might of the Dragon. And after the fighting is done, we will come together as friends at the campfire to tell stories. This is the greatest event in the Society. Soak it in!”
He added “This event takes a year to plan. Please thank those who have worked hard to bring it to you, and volunteer.”
His Majesty Gregor of the East then thanked his cousin of Æthelmearc for safe passage through his lands, courtesy, grace, nobility, and chivalry. He then turned to His Majesty Lucien of the Middle. “Our kingdoms have been fighting for 42 years –41 if you don’t count last year. But I cannot think of a single reason to wage war with this man—except for the simple joy of combat.” He then vowed to fight to the last breath, to allow the Middle to withdraw to attend to their dead and wounded, and to leave the field together in fellowship each day.
His Majesty Lucien of the Middle then responded to this challenge. “I have great respect for His Majesty of the East. We will not draw our swords in anger or call him enemy—but we will accept this challenge. Once the sun goes down, we will partu even harder than we fought that day. And when the sun rises the next day, we will do it all again.”
Their Majesties of the Middle and the East then broke the ceremonial war arrow. It was noted that His Majesty of the Middle got the larger (and pointy) end. Perhaps an omen of victory?
Torches were then brought forward to be lit to symbolize the allegiance of each allied kingdom as they declared.
As is traditional, the Kingdom of the West, the founders of the Society, went first and declared for the Middle.
Æthelmearc, hosts for this Pennsic War, declared for the East. “The Middle Kingdom has invaded us and stolen our Blackstones,” stated King Maynard, “and our cousins of the East have vowed to assist us!”
King Ivan of Atenveldt, in declaring for the Middle, added that “Pennsic is as close as any living being gets to Valhalla.”
Caid, Ansteorra and An Tir all declared for the Middle while Atlantia declared that they would stand with their fathers and brothers of the East. Calontir then declared for the Middle, to be joined with the Outlands, who declared they would fight with Calontir. Trimaris, Artemisia, Drachenwald and Ealdormere all joined the Tyger while the Dragon’s ranks were swelled with the addition of Lochac and Northshield. Finally, the Kingdom of Acre joined their long-time allies of the East and the Great Dark Horde declared for the Middle.
The final act of Opening Cermonies was the traditional sounding of the War Horn. As is customary, the horn was brought onto the field by House Darkyard, and the question was asked: Peace, or War? His Majesty Lucien of the Middle directed Master Rocco Barbarossa of Darkyard to sound the horn “as he is good at it.” With the sounding of the horn the 42nd Pennsic War was officially underway—but His Majesty Gregor had additional words. “We fight during the day, and will party at night. We invite you to the East Kingdom pavilion on the field for a Known World party—right now!” And thus the Royalty and Kingdoms of the Known World made their way to the Eastern pavilion to begin to tell the stories of this 42nd Pennsic War.

Unclassifieds

Events Open to All
Slavic University, Oct. 26. Hughsville, PA. Dayboard, entertainment, fashion show, A&S display, library. www.shireofacg.org. Lady Bryghida Zajacszowa
Bards Haven requests our guests for Tues Bardic. Bring a chair as seating is a premium this year.
Photographer’s Tea Monday, 7-9pm AS8. Come by and talk shop. No topic too big, no camera too small.
BJD Lovers of the Known World, Unite! The Meet will still be on this Wed @ Clan Cambion (E19) 10AM-12PM. Look for the Black fence. No Doll? No Prob!
EFENWEALT WYSTLE in concert Monday, 7:30-9pm at the Performing Arts Tent. Comedy! Tragedy! Authenticity! and a giant D20? Request played in exchange for mead or cider or just about anything made by Mistress Sylvia.

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
Panther Fr Bell 12x16 4ft ridge $325 336-255-5947
16x25 Oval slant wall marquis with full heavy duty floor. Tent and floor $4000. Add interior walls $4500. See Shauna, Shauna’s Camp, W11
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
For sale: 18x20’ Panther Pavilion canopy only. $400 obo 3 years old pickup end of War. Booth 153 Hamish’s Dreck
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Camelot Treasures has all the fun! CDs from Efenwealt Wystle, Heather Dale, Ken Theriot, and the Blibbering Humdingers; disappearing TARDIS mugs; Dalek salt and pepper shakers; Catnip Cthulus; Pippets; books and more! Booth #30
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.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Benefit the Chirurgeons - buy an original Pennsic 42 T-shirt, $12. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Chain Maille shirt chest measurement armpit to armpit 24” x 2; shoulder to bottom edge 32”. Armpit to edge of sleeve 8”. Call Meliora at 773-882-1167.
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.
HELP! I overstocked on wool coatings! Excellent quality - $2/yd off. Dragon’s Magic #27. TODAY ONLY!
Coifs - Linen & Linen blend $10-$15 unlined Asst. Colors. Caravan Crossroads #206
Costumes by Loren has garb in lots of Celtic knotwork and Middle Eastern patterns. Cloaks, tunics, kaftans, skirts and much more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Fencers - Art of Deuling by Salvator Fabris. Rapier fencing treatise of 1616 by Tommaso Leoni. At Viking Archery Supply. Booth 12 on Bow Street.
FLAT STEEL CORSET STAYS at Dragon’s Magic #27
Viking, Anglosaxon, Celtic glass beads. Merchant #146
For sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
12x12 Panther Marquee, center pole, 7’ walls, full setup package w/accessories. Excellent condition. $1000 (retails $1800 new)/ View/more info at Willow Point NA (Furies Keep). Ask for Theresa/Fionnghuala or call (216)952-2839.
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.
Going out for business sale! Camp furniture, deer skins, tent sales and rental. Read my ad in the Merchant Book. Site #2.
Pergamena parchment sent their stock to the Guild of Limners - Whole skins down to 5x10 pieces. Finest quality from $8 - $200. Limited quantities
Greybarr Traditional Archery has special on takedown bows. Free arrows with purchase. Largest selection of archery equipment at Pennsic. Space #91 next to West gate.
Hard to find pigments -- minium, vermillion, azuro, indian yellow, red ochre. Guild of Limners, #26 across from the barn
17x29 Panther, barely used! All poles, ropes, stakes incl. See AJ or Gabrielle at House Gray Fox in N18. Pick up on last Friday. $1100 OBO.
HARP FOR SALE - Used - Silvershell 31 strings - nylon. Cherry wood, lovely sound. $1100 OBO ($1750 new). Call Linette (717)542-5938 to see in person.
Henna paste, dark natural color, made fresh on-site, sifted powder, body art. Daily at Kafe Merhaba.
For Sale: THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessary for scribes and artists.
Tent repair supplies: waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, sewing on site. Period Pavilions, Space #28
Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.
10x18 pavilion, blue-green. $750. Ironwood, N32
Knives sharpened, cleaned, small repairs, sheaths - Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
Attention GREEKS & ROMANS - GAUZE-WEIGHT WOOL at Dragon’s Magic #27
Like new Zoombang Max coverage $130 Ask at Dancing Pig Pottery
Losing your cool? Hot under the collar? Stop by Designs By J in space 162 & pick up your neck cooler+
Modern domed camping tent, 12x15, 3 room, good condition. $50. La Wren’s Nest B#185
Panther double bell wedge w/awning and fitted floor. 12x16 complete setup package. Used 2x. $850 neg. at Foxheart on St. Lawrence Way or (301)802-6623
PARCHMENT. Genuine made by Pergamina. Calf, sheep, goat, deer. Many sizes from 5x7 to whole skins. Manuscript and calligraphy quality. Limited quantity. Buy now! Guild of Limners, #26, across from barn.
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?
PERIOD PAVILIONS - new and used for rent and sale. 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.
13x19 Oval Pavillion four seasons Tent Masters with poles, ropes and divider panels & finials. Getting older going smaller asking $1000 574-606-7455
Porcelain dolls, stamped and gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hair pieces and much more. Space 28.
Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Copyright free! Only at the Guild of Limners.
Calligraphy books under $10. Many rare titles. Guild of Limners, #26, across from the Barn.
SILK TAFFETA - 54” wide - Iridescent! Dragon’s Magic, Booth #27
Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.
Son of Sandler thigh-high buckle boots, SZ9, $250 OBO. Call Jonathan (216)965-4764
Sparklies! Lots of sparklies, shinies and jinglies at Costumes by Loren. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Does your doll need garb? Costumes by Loren has garb for 18” fashion dolls plus dressed bears in many sizes. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Support your sport: University of Carolingia Varsity Melee Team T-shirts are available at Lady Guendalina’s Closet, #121. Only $10!
For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
Sword sale! Warehouse clearance. Dent, ding, discontinued. 2nd week of War, La Wren’s Nest B#185
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
Tentsmith 14x8 officer marquee pavilion. 4ft walls. $800 incl futon floor and extras. Call Ivy (917)626-9138
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
Turkish drop spindles just come in. Come see them and more at Ursula’s Alcove. Spot 166 Fleet Street.
For sale. Medieval style folding wooden tables 6’x2’ Need to be finished & stained. $65 each. Available Fri 8/2 #203 HRYMGNARS New & Used Booty
Used garb: Large to X-Large. Several eras. Make an offer. It all must go! A Leather Crafter, Booth 56, behind the barn.
2 Darkwood Armoury, 2 ring swept flat stock ring, cherry handle straight quillion, 39” bated blade. R&L hands. $350 per or 600 for pair. TXT 2158800391
Viking Archery Supply, Booth 12 on Bow St. Custom strings made plus complete line of archery supplies plus jewelry, pottery and leather pouches.
Warm cloaks, lots of styles, custom made on site. CLOAK AND DAGGER, 13 Bow Street
We don’t want to take it home! 18x24 canvas day shade complete, $300, on-demand water heater, $75 OBO. Kitchen counter w/sink $50. Camp Gallowglass, N03. (678)536-9244. Pick up at end of War.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
We sell stamps and accept mail. Pennsic postmark is available. Post card tent next to Beggars Lane.
Ursula’s Alcove is on Fleet Street, Sopt 166. Yarn, books and more.
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
William the Wilde is author WT Wilde on Amazon Read my books-Adventures with no socially redeeming values
Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.

General
Portrait photographer seeks interesting persons and locations for photoshoots. Text name, photo, concept to Marcus. (215)808-8480.
12 Step Meetings, AA, NA, OA, SA, GA, All welcome, 4:00 PM daily Denys the Decadent's Camp EO7, along Great Eastern Highway.
ATTENTION BREWERS: Novices, journeymen and all interested in brewing! House DeLondres is hosting an open brewing round table. Two master brewers will be in attendance as well as other very accomplished brewers. Topic of discussion is “All Things Brewing.” Bring what you have for testing, evaluation and open discussion. Mon 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm. X04 next to shower houses.
Memorial ship will sail Tuesday, July 30. Paint shields at Clan Cambion, Howard’s Fenway, E15
Bard’s Haven is open for business. Celtic bardic on Tuesday. Sing for your supper nightly. E19.
Known World Players annual business meeting, Tuesday, 6pm, AS9
Pennsic Auction 42, Monday, 29 July, 4pm at the Rapier tent, Battlefield. Preview 3:30. Cash only.
SCA-Judaica Yahoo List meet-up: Monday, 4pm AS10. This is open to anyone interested in doing things Jewish in the SCA or in medieval Jewish culture.
Bard’s Haven is Pagan friendly. We have mead too.
Parties Ladies social - Lesbian, bisexual, transgender womyn invited to Kingdom of Acre camp, Sunday, July 28, 3-5pm for afternoon “tea” - N13 - Come and enjoy good company, fun activities and good food.

Personals
Remembering Baron Tynne Duair ap Betul of Rozakii. Dark, Sunday July 28 Come to E23, The Greater Freehold of the Rozakii. Share memorials and toast our Brother Tynne.
To Williow/Aelfwitha, Happy B-Day, Saxon sister! Brenna
Ancaster Puzzle #1: LATBONATPCAG!
To Endewearde: Wes Hail! ~ G&C
iPad wanted 3 or 4 gen Call or text 2152725894
To Connor of Rivenwood at Band Camp Thank you for returning my dagger. May the Gods smile upon you.
To M of GG ~ Revised wishlist: one new song. ~ G&C

Wanted to Buy
WANTED before War’s end: 5x12 trailer or larger. Call Pieter (765)586-5990 or sirpieter@juno.com

PI Thursday August 1 2013

Memorial Set for Lady Ævia

Details of the memorials for Melissa Richmond (Lady Ævia):

Visitation: Friday, 2 Aug 2013 2 pm to 4 pm and 7 pm to 9 pm Neville Funeral Home 491 Isabella St, Pembroke, ON 613-732-7481
Online book of memories, http://www.nevillefuneralhome.ca/book-of-memories/1640877/Richmond-Melissa/service-details.php.
Service: Saturday, Aug 3, 2013 11:00 am St. George’s Chapel 40 Arras St, CFB Petawawa, Petawawa, ON (613) 687-5511 x5434

Pennsic Archery Champions Shoot

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Eastern Champions shoot at poachers Wednesday in the Pennsic Champions’ Shoot.
Photo by Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton

Pennsic Archery Champions Shoot
By THL Christophe of Grey
Archery Correspondent

The Pennsic Champions’ Shoot was held Wednesday with mustering at 9 am on the archery range. The archers were challenged with ten shooting stations this year. Station 1 featured attackers, with archers getting six shafts to stop the attackers with the objective to hit their sword (about the same size as an SCA legal sword) held either crosswise, vertical or angled across their body. Station 2 was Shoot the Guppie, a moving fish going horizontal across the shooting line. This was a timed shoot with 30 seconds to get off as many shafts as possible. Station 3 was the proverbial hanging apple, another timed station (30 seconds). Scoring on this station was decrimental; that is if you hit the apple on your first shot your score was 6, second shaft, 5 and so on. The apple was at about 35 yards, a difficult shot!
Station 4 was Shoot the Rats, another very difficult station as the rats were close to real size. Not those oversized ROUS from Princess Bride! Again this was a 30 second shot. Station 5 was Shoot the Poachers, again 30 second timed. Various scoring on the poachers depending upon their distance from the shooter.
Station 6 was a friend/foe type station in that archers were tasked to protect the King’s Deer from a marauding bear. If an archer hit the deer mistakenly their shooting was stopped. Station 7 was a Bunny Knockdown. Archers got two arrows to knock the bunny off a hay bale. Station 8 was my personal favorite, Shoot the Pies. Seems pies were left on a window sill for cooling and the object was to “claim” the pie by hitting it. This station was sweetened by the marshals handing out cookies!
Station nine was Shoot the Candle Out. Archers got six shafts to hit five candles. Station ten was Kill the Fox Raiding the Lambs. The object was to hit the “O” in fox without hitting the lamb.
Teams of the East and Middle were made up of 40 archers each plus 4 alternates, some from each kingdom and some allies. Tryouts were held on three previous days and archers vying to be on a team had to attend the tryouts. The day started with teams from both sides being divided into sub teams of 4 archers each. These sub teams shot each of the ten stations. The total score after this first round was 4371 for the East and 3489 for the Mid.
An amazing lunch was provided for the archers at the conclusion of the station shoot by House Gamel Got. Delightful ham, jerky, melon, olives, cheese, dates, apricots, just like home……….maybe. During the lunch break the King and Queen of Atlantia, Amos and Ysabella, opened court and awarded Grim of Atlantia his Yewbow, an Atlantian order of high merit for archery.
After lunch the archers finished the day with two additional shots, friend/foe and a walk up. The friend foe station featured a target showing Merida with her curly hair from behind. In her hair were will-‘o-wisps. Points were gained for hits on wisps and subtracted for hits on Merida. The score was East 82 with 11 minuses, Middle 54 with eighteen minuses.
The walk-up started at the clout range at about 125 yards, then moved up to additional stations at about 10 – 15 yard intervals until a total of 12 shafts were shot. At each distance three shafts were loosed. Points were awarded one point for being inside the “castle” and two points for hitting an attacker within the walls. The East scored 421 and Mid 328 on this station.
Before all the shooting started the King and Queen of both the East and Mid addressed their respective archers. The King and Queen of the East gave each archer on their team a beautiful tabard to wear for the day’s shooting. The King and Queen of the Middle gave tokens/favors to their archers. The King of the East asked the assembled Eastern team and allies if they would permit him to shoot with them on the day. He also said that he and the King of the Middle had decided prior to Pennsic that the Archery Champion Shoot would be held on Wednesday and be the only War Point activity of the day so archery would get is due recognition. The Prince and Princess of the East also shot alongside the East Champions’ team.
All in all it was a great day of shooting and camaraderie as usually found on the archery range. The East was the victor in all three shoots, thus taking the War Point.

Roundup of Rapier Tournaments

By: Lady Noelle de la Plume
Rapier Reporter

Wednesday there were four tourneys held: Atlantian 5-man Melee, Greybeard Tournament, Known World Baronial Rapier Champions Tourney and the Æthelmearc Rapier Novice Tourney. Many prizes were earned and a lot of fencers were squeezed in.
In the morning was the Atlantian 5-man Melee where people chose their fencing team to compete against the Known World. The teams were limited to two martial high orders per team. The team that won was the “Rainbows and Kittens” team with Baron Maximilian der Zauberer, Lady Azriel Le Fay, Lord Fearghas Buchannon, Baron Blayde and Cole O’Doran.
The Greybeard Tournament was only for people 50 years or older. This year they had 24 combatants and the oldest was 68. It was run as a pool tourney with four pools of six fencers, then those top fencers went to semifinals. The semis were best two out of three and the finals best three out of five. First place was Professor Pieter van Doorn and Sean Wallace placed second.
The tenth annual Æthelmarc Rapier Novice Tourney had 52 fencers participating. The tourney was open to any authorized rapier combatant with less than three years from their first rapier authorization. The tourney was run as a multiple bear pit tourney with everyone receiving a prize from the prize chest. The prizes were donated by merchants from Pennsic: Darkwood Armory, Gypsy Peddler, Reconstructing History, Zen Warrior, Dragon’s Magic and online merchant linengarb.com. First place went to Adelulf Degen and second place was Doroga Voronin.
Run by Baron Maximilian der Zauberer and Baroness Gwenllyen the Minstrel, the Known World Baronial Rapier Champions tourney brought 22 fighters. It was a pick-up tourney where the goal was to get acquainted with the other baronial champions. The winners were determined by their talent, dress and how they responded to interview questions. Lady Mirabai Sitt al-Sirr, the rapier champion of Middle Marches, won first place because she personifies all the qualities a champion should have. Lady Keaghan the Swift, the rapier champion of North Woods, won second place because almost every fencer told the Barons and Baronesses that she was bouncy and fun.
Friday, the last day of Pennsic War, there will be two tourneys and one more war point: the 4th Annual Pennsic Cadet Tournament, the 4th Annual Pennsic Don/Dona Tournament and the Rapier Bridge War Point.

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Contest Results
Known World Petanque Championship After quickly dispatching all natives in 2 rounds in semi, Snot Rockets & Manwhore were out. At last Medieval Beaver went to finals but Meade House took the trophy home 13 to 5. Well done everyone.

Events Open to All
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW - Hey, Harry Potter fans, join the Blibbering Humdingers, Thursday 9pm behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. Come to our show at Dragon*Con too!

For Sale
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.
Chilly? Misty Tower has cloaks to warm you. Space 28
Henna paste, dark natural color, made fresh on-site, sifted powder, body art. Daily at Kafe Merhaba.
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.
Djembe 26 inch tall 13 inch head 309-361-0055
12x22 Panther, barely used! All poles, ropes, stakes incl. See AJ or Gabrielle at House Gray Fox in N18. Pick up on last Friday. $1100 OBO.
Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Panther Pavilion for sale. 15 X 20 Sunforger canvas! Custom set-up package and ridge pole. Black striped top with black and red dags. Large awning and 7’ walls and extra heavy duty ground cloth. $2,500 or best offer- must sell. Call Lady Morag 727-804-5193
20 yds tapestry fabric needs a new home $175 firm. At The Bee Folks, near Coopers Store
For Sale Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Panther double bell wedge w/awning and fitted floor. 12x16 complete setup package. Used 2x. $850 neg. at Foxheart on St. Lawrence Way or (301)802-6623
Sword sale! Warehouse clearance. Dent, ding, discontinued. 2nd week of War, La Wren’s Nest B#185
For sale: 12x12 Regency. Stakes, ropes poles incl $500 cash only pls. Contact Nyah @ 614-226-2939
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Tentsmiths Museum Wedge 10W x 15L w 3’ bell. Sleeps 2 in comfort! $350 OBO. See Bob in Merchant 146 or call 340-201-6579
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
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Zodi Water Heater w/Tank Adapter $30 OBO Mead Mouse Bottom of Hangover Hill
CHAIN MAILLE SHIRT Chest measurement - armpit to armpit 24”x 2; shoulder to bottom edge 32”. Armpit to edge of sleeve 8” $150 neg. Call Meliora 773-882-1167 to see in person.
PARCHMENT. Genuine made by Pergamena. Calf, sheep, goat, deer. Many sizes from 5x7 to whole skins. Manuscript and calligraphy quality. Limited quantity. Buy now! Guild of Limners, #26, across from barn.
Does your doll need garb? Costumes by Loren has garb for 18” fashion dolls plus dressed bears in many sizes. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
For Sale 4x8 covered storage trailer needs some TLC 50 dollars or 2 cases of Woodchuck See Liam at House No Nein Haus Block N30 or call 1-847-612-6013
Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.
Tent repair supplies: waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, sewing on site. Period Pavilions, Space #28
For sale: beautiful sturdy fire fans. $150 OBO E17, Gabriel’s Landing. Ask for Fiera.
16x25 Oval slant wall marquis with full heavy duty floor. Tent and floor $4000. Add interior walls $4500. See Shauna, Shauna’s Camp, W11
For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic glass beads. Merchant #146
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Beautiful women’s garb & gowns- size 2 to 6 or small to medium. Many Sofie’s Stitches pieces- lots of jewelery. Call Lady Morag 727-804-5193
Hard to find pigments -- minium, vermillion, azuro, indian yellow, red ochre. Guild of Limners, #26 across from the barn
We don’t want to take it home! 18x24 canvas day shade complete, $300, on-demand water heater, $75 OBO. Kitchen counter w/sink $50. Camp Gallowglass, N03. (678)536-9244. Pick up at end of War.
Tote Bags to carry your shopping. Embroidered by us. Daily Specials. Space 28. Misty Tower
Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.
For Sale: THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessary for scribes and artists.
MIDNITE MADNESS CONTINUES at Dragon’s Magic #27
Beautiful wrought iron bedroom suite with custom tapestry accessories. Sold as package or separately. Lady Morag 727-804-5193
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
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?
Pergamena parchment sent their stock to the Guild of Limners - Whole skins down to 5x10 pieces. Finest quality from $8 - $200. Limited quantities
FIBER! and Award-winning Yarns. Find them at Misty Tower. Space 28
Tent for sale 20x25 $1700 7yr old Tentsmiths
Costumes by Loren has garb in lots of Celtic knotwork and Middle Eastern patterns. Cloaks, tunics, kaftans, skirts and much more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
PERIOD PAVILIONS - new and used for rent and sale. 5 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 specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
For sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
Porcelain dolls, stamped and gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hairpieces and much more. Space 28.
Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Copyright free! Only at the Guild of Limners.
Solar panel system for sale. 45 watt with charge controller $100 or $150 with 12 volt deep cycle battery. Barony of Carillion - Brewer and Fletcher - ask for Wulfgang
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
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.
Sparklies! Lots of sparklies, shinies and jinglies at Costumes by Loren. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Tentsmith 14x8 officer marquee pavilion. 4ft walls. $800 incl futon floor and extras. Call Ivy (917)626-9138
14ft pavillion for sale. Round Panther style Lot X01 $500 OBO See Cricket, Matt or Bri at Lochac Camp or call 1-719-650-4002
Calligraphy books under $10. Many rare titles. Guild of Limners, #26, across from the Barn.
Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.
Benefit the Chirurgeons - buy an original Pennsic 42 T-shirt, $13. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
10x18 pavilion, blue-green. $750. Ironwood, N32
General
Bard’s Haven is Pagan friendly. We have mead too.
The mighty Kingdom of the Outlands wishes to thank the fabulous musicians and spectacular dancers who made our Hafla such a resounding success. The memories of your grace and beauty will warm our hearts for years to come.
Hoobah Foschand for fighting in all 42 Pennsics!!!
SHIRE WARS 3, Oct 19, 5 EK Shires vs Known World, site near I-81/I-78 split in PA. Dayboard, feast. War points for marshaled, A&S, and more. See event listing at eastkingdom.org
The Chirurgeonate wishes to thank Medieval Miscellanea for donating handicap mobility items!
The Lady Renata would like to make it known that any similarities to other red-headed Rens, living or dead, is purely coincidental. *waves hand* This is not the Ren you are looking for.

Help Wanted
BREAKDOWN HELP NEEDED ON FRIDAY AND SATURDAY. Hourly or longer. Good pay and food, bonus poss. Mediaeval Misc. Space #28.
Need going home money? Merchant needs help with teardown on Friday. See Zafira at Booth #139 Plunder Lane
Looking for Investors, large and small for Agent’s Trading House. See Cormac at The Pillaged Village.

Lost & Found
LOST: Handmade brass needle at underside couching class Sat. Great sentimental value. Reward for return. Contact Janina Krakowska Clan Cambion E15

Personals
Archers of Ealdormere: you’ve done our Kingdom proud, from flooding the range on Monday to shoot with His Majesty, to 5 for 5 on Archer Champs, to stepping up to host the youth archery tourney. Thank you. Nicolaa.
I need a ride to Washington DC on Sat or Lancaster PA on Fri or Sat. Please help: Thomas Adler Camping with Outlands Royal W03
Pennsic is safe from the Magderonica...this time
Mergatroid the Fuzzy-Headed Snuzzler, Prophet of the Church of Katy, House Ragnesfolke says
Celebrating 10 years of a Pennsic fling with M. Rosalind Jehanne. Love, your cabana boy.
To G & F, thanks for a memorable evening. U & C
Fiandnata, it’s been 30 years and I love you as much today as I have for every day that has passed. Here’s to many more days together. Love, Philip.
Kenshin I biteth my thumb at you – Algar
“La dame de la mort is more grateful than she can ever express to have found her partner in love and life, Lord Alexander du Lac. Thank you for being you!”
Hey Count Ingvar, it’s August 1st, and you know what that means: Happy Holidays! Hugs & Pokes from Regnesfolke Myrkfaelinn
Thank you all for a fun game, team Mead Mousse. (Pennsic 42 Petanque Champions) Sometimes the Bowl of Petunias wins over the whale.
PI Staff: blah blah blah, blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah! Nicolaa.
The Magdaronica will rise again! Next Year...
Ancaster Puzzle #5: INOWNLYCMUGA
The Shire of Black Rose congratulates its Seneschal Lady Alana O’Keeve on her engagement to Lord Joscelin l’Esquirrel at the Bhakafli Court of Love on Sunday. About time, guys. Mazel Tov.

Wanted to Buy
Got extra tent sides? We’re looking! They don’t need to be in great shape - we’re not picky. Apply to Bow Lane #6 Dark Victory Armoury
WANTED before War’s end: 5x12 trailer or larger. Call Pieter (765)586-5990 or sirpieter@juno.com

PI Tuesday July 30 2013

Cut and Thrust Tourney Attracts 12

By: Lady Noelle de la Plume
Rapier Correspondent

Fighting in the SCA is evolving and cut and thrust “closely approximates actual combat with a sword,” Sir Johan ColdIron said, which means SCAdians are becoming even more accurate. Johann won the tourney with 11 wins, with 12 fencers participating.
The Known World Cut and Thrust Tourney on Monday was run by Warder Kai Tseng of the Midrealm, who has been authorized in cut and thrust for the past six years. This was his first year running the tourney.The tourney was run in single form round robin with best two of three. Any valid shot to anywhere on the body was a dead shot. Everyone kept track of his or her own scores.
Kai noted at the end of the tourney how they had steel sword fighters from Calontir. This was significant because Calontir only just legalized rapier combat and it isn’t very common for fencers to authorize in cut and thrust. The two representing Calontir were Lord Rolant of Falconskeep and HL Luckie of Falconskeep.
“We got to fight a whole bunch of new people,” Luckie said. “We do cut and thrust a lot in Kingdom and don’t get to fight people outside of it much.”
Cut and thrust began six years ago in an attempt to more accurately represent sword fighting in the Middle Ages.
“This is the next evolution in sword combat and makes it a more complete sport,” Kai said. “Everyone who came out had a good time with it.”

Ontario Police ID Body as SCAdian Lady

(Ottawa)—A post mortem examination has confirmed the identity of a body discovered Sunday in Ottawa. The victim is Melissa Kelly RICHMOND, 28 years old, of North Dundas Township.
The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) now consider this case a homicide.
She was last seen leaving her residence on July 24th and her vehicle was located on July 26th in Ottawa’s south end. She was the subject of a missing person investigation led by the OPP. The OPS Major Crime Section and OPP Criminal Investigation Branch are conducting a joint investigation. There is no information available about possible suspect(s) at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this homicide is urged to call the OPS Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493 or the OPP Criminal Investigation Branch at 1-888-310-1122, Crime Stoppers at 613-233-8477(TIPS) or toll free at 1-800-222-8477.
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The staff of the Pennsic Independent would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Lord Vodnikov, Dame TSivia, and Lady Ævia’s other family and friends. She was never been far from our thoughts in these last few days. Know that we will continue to hold you close in our hearts during these difficult days. Know also that all of Ealdormere and indeed, all of the Society mourns the loss of such a beautiful lady.

Tyger and Dragon Clash

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The armies of the Tyger and Dragon met for the first time Monday on the armored battled field.
Photo by Master Phillip the Pilgrim

Tyger and Dragon Clash
By Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy
Battlefield Correspondent

The Gods of War were shining on the Pennsic battlefield today, as both armies prepared for combat. The sun was shining and the wind blew a cold breeze across the rolling grass so that warriors and spectators alike could enjoy their call to war. Five field battles were to be contested between the Dragon and the Tyger. Each Kingdom brought their allies with the intent of winning the day. Laren from Clan Prechaine said, “Our Clan fights for Calontir this year. We are looking forward to the target-rich environment that the East has given us. Nothing better than fighting with my brothers and fighting with Calontir. Lager and Blood!” As both armies lined up for battle, the tension in the air grew on both sides. At the sound of the cannon, the warriors of the Known World charged into battle. I met with both Generals after the field battles to recap what happened in each skirmish.
Master Feral, the Warlord for the East: “We rolled our forces on the right and punched through to avoid the heavy defense of units like Calontir. We went with a strong left with echelons, with the main effort on the right, so they had to react to our numbers.” Final call: East won the first battle.
General of the Middle, Syr Fargthen: “Calontir was our center block and repulsed the first attack in the first battle.
Warlord of the East Master Feral: “Southern Army did an excellent job of gaining control. Duke Edward commanded the Northern Army and used command and control to regroup his forces and attack the Middle in the first battle.”
After the first battle I spoke with Tuhtahl from Moritu: “It was definitely a target-rich environment, but good violence.” Baron William Freskyn Murray from the Barony of Rhydderich Hael in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc said, “They sent Calontir and Iron Lance against us. We had good engagement. Good fun.”
Second Field Battle: Syr Fargthen: “After switching sides, the Middle deployed on the opposite side and shifted the Midrealm army uphill to the North. The Midrealm force struck their enemy earlier than planned and met with superior numbers. Master Feral: “For the East, Trimaris was the trigger unit followed by Atlantia. Each unit was to support the unit on their left, which was subtler than an echelon. “ Final Call: East won the second battle.
General Fargthen: North Oaken and South Oaken held out like the army needed them to. They did a great job in the Second battle.
Warlord Feral: Atlantia, along with Blood Guard and Ealdormere worked well in the center with Northern Army supporting their effort in the second battle.
Third field battle: Syr Fargthen: “In this battle the East graciously provided us 50 troops and the Kingdom of Drachenwald to try and even the sides.” Master Feral: The East’s plan was to attack up the center with the Northern Army and Ealdormere. This first core of troops moved up and attacked the center under the direction of Duke Edward. The second core moved up with the southern army commanded by His Royal Majesty, Gregor.” Final call: East won the third battle.
General Fargthen: The Western Alliance made up of the West, Caid, An Tier, Atenveldt, and Lochac fought hard all day and as a small unit fought well against the Tuchux and Black Talon.
Warlord Feral: Ealdormere and The Northern Army were the center of strength in the third battle.
After the third field battle I spoke with Master Konrad Mailander, OP of the Barony of Red Spears. “I feel like I am among lots and lots of friends [on the field].” Syphe of Iron Lance said, “We’re a little outnumbered but holding together until we’re encircled. I’m having a great time fighting today, especially since my Knight, Sir Simon, drove up to Pennsic. I have been squired to Simon for 30 years and he showed up to fight with me, he’s 69 years old.”
Fourth field battle: More support was given to the Middle Kingdom to try and make the sides even. Æthelmearc, Clovenshield and the Tuchux went over to the Midrealm side. Syr Fargthen : “Our forces went out with a strong center and support on each side, horns of the bull.” Master Feral: “The East tried to punch left and deny the Midrealm troops the high ground. Our lead unit did not get out of the gate in time which gave the Midrealm the time to get their advantage and then our forces began to unravel.” Final call on the fourth battle: Midrealm won.
General Fargthen: “Æthelmearc was our strength in the center of the fourth battle.”
Warlord Feral: “The Army did well considering the numbers they faced in the fourth battle.”
The fifth battle added siege and combat archery. Syr Fargthen: “I gave each of the unit commanders orders to seek out rival units and take advantage of the best target opportunities.” Master Feral: “The East tried to punch on our right. Atlantia carried the fight to the Tuchux, but in doing so, the entire Eastern Army split, so the Midrealm forces were able to break up our units and overwhelm our forces. Final call on the fifth battle: Midrealm won.
As the battles were over and the warriors began to disarm, I spoke with King Gregor of the East as he was walking to address his troops. I asked him his thoughts and feelings on the battles. “This was a beautiful day to do battle. It was a hard fought day and the Midrealm fought valiantly. I appreciate Æthelmearc switching sides when we needed them to. Our forces enjoyed having a chance to do combat against greater numbers and they did so heroically.” As I watched the fifth battle, I witnessed an Æthelmearc fighter run up the field and kill the siege engine crew firing ballistas at their forces. I spoke with Melodia Beaupel, who was part of the Borderwatch Siege Unit in Æthelmearc, who said “We only got one shot off each from our ballistas. We were really close with one shot, but we died before we could do much more.” His Majesty of the Midrealm said this about today’s field battles “Our forces fought gallantly against an overwhelming Eastern force. We want to thank our Allies for their support and each Region of the Middle Kingdom who fought so hard today.” Each side would agree that an approximate 200 man difference in troops made a difference to the Kingdom that commanded their extra strength. This battle is a favorite for most, including myself. Throughout the years, those of us who have participated will continue to enjoy facing any odds, as long as our brothers and sister in arms are there to face our rivals with us. Vivat for the East! Draco Invictus for the Midrealm!

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Events Open to All
BJD Lovers of the Known World, Unite! The Meet will still be on this Wed @ Clan Cambion (E14) 10AM-12PM. Look for the Black fence. No Doll? No Prob!
THE ANCIENT ART OF ONION! Bring one large onion to E29 Southernwood. Learn the honored art of ringlet shearing. The meaning of existence will be bestowed. Price: One box of angel hair pasta. Don’t let dicing and cubing cause world famine. All ages welcome!
MEAD TASTING TONIGHT 5 pm, bring ID. The Bee Folks near Cooper’s Store. MEAD TASTING TONIGHT.
Slavic University, Oct. 26. Hughesville, PA. Dayboard, entertainment, fashion show, A&S display, library. www.shireofacg.org. Lady Bryghida Zajacszowa
Bards’ Haven requests our guests for Tues Bardic. Bring a chair as seating is a premium this year.
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW - Hey, Harry Potter fans, join the Blibbering Humdingers, Thursday 9pm behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. Come to our show at Dragon*Con too!

For Sale
10x18 pavilion, blue-green. $750. Ironwood, N32
For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. 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
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.
Darkwood Armoury, 2 ring swept flat stock ring, cherry handle straight quillion, 39” bated blade. R&L hands. $350 per or 600 for pair. TXT 2158800391

New 9x12 marquee w/complete setup package $1250.00. Can come by and see it @ N36. Ask for Kara.
For Sale: THE GUILD OF LIMNERS in the little white house on Merchants Row sells ink, quill pens, pigments, various colors, madder, woad, all kinds of paint and tools necessary for scribes and artists.
Warm cloaks, lots of styles, custom made on site. CLOAK AND DAGGER, 13 Bow Street
Panther Fr Bell 12x16 $290 N07 336-255-5947
For sale: 18x20’ Panther Pavilion canopy only. $400 obo 3 years old pickup end of War. Booth 153 Hamish’s Dreck
Henna paste, dark natural color, made fresh on-site, sifted powder, body art. Daily at Kafe Merhaba.
Pergamena parchment sent their stock to the Guild of Limners - Whole skins down to 5x10 pieces. Finest quality from $8 - $200. Limited quantities
Greybarr Traditional Archery has special on takedown bows. Free arrows with purchase. Largest selection of archery equipment at Pennsic. Space #91 next to West gate.
20 yds tapestry fabric needs a new home $175 firm. At The Bee Folks, near Coopers Store
For Sale Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic glass beads. Merchant #146
Aged fabric breaks fewer needles. Dragon’s Magic #27
Chilly? Misty Tower has cloaks to warm you. Space 28
For sale Sandlar boots sz11 black/grey calf height. Excellent shape $100 inquire at Vagabond in swamp.
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
HARP FOR SALE - Used - Silvershell 31 strings - nylon. Cherry wood, lovely sound. $1100 OBO ($1750 new). Call Linette (717)542-5938 to see in person.
Calligraphy books under $10. Many rare titles. Guild of Limners, #26, across from the Barn.
Son of Sandler thigh-high buckle boots, SZ9, $250 OBO. Call Jonathan (216)965-4764
CHAIN MAILLE SHIRT Chest measurement - armpit to armpit 24”x 2; shoulder to bottom edge 32”. Armpit to edge of sleeve 8” $150 neg. Call Meliora 773-882-1167 to see in person.
Two gazebos for sale. Cloak & Dagger, 13 Bow St.
Porcelain dolls, stamped and gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hairpieces and much more. Space 28.
Fencers - Art of Dueling by Salvator Fabris. Rapier fencing treatise of 1616 by Tommaso Leoni. At Viking Archery Supply. Booth 12 on Bow Street.
Turkish drop spindles just came in. Come see them and more at Ursula’s Alcove. Spot 166 Fleet Street.
Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.
FIBER! and Awardwinning Yarns. Find them at Misty Tower. Space 28
Modern domed camping tent, 12x15, 3 room, good condition. $50. La Wren’s Nest B#185
Used garb: Large to X-Large. Several eras. Make an offer. It all must go! A Leather Crafter, Booth 56, behind the barn.
For sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
Hard to find pigments -- minium, vermillion, azuro, indian yellow, red ochre. Guild of Limners, #26 across from the barn
For sale. Medieval style folding wooden tables 6’x2’ Need to be finished & stained. $65 each. Available Fri 8/2 #203 HRYMGNARS New & Used Booty
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?
Tentsmith 14x8 officer marquee pavilion. 4ft walls. $800 incl futon floor and extras. Call Ivy (917)626-9138
Have a period feast! Rabbit meat $3/lb 10lb minimum (4 rabbits average 10lbs) Discount on large orders. Call Gar 330-383-0592
Coifs - Linen & Linen blend $10-$15 unlined Asst. Colors. Caravan Crossroads #206
Tote Bags to carry your shopping. Embroidered by us. Daily Specials. Space 28. Misty Tower
How to keep your sewing scissors sharp -- Hide them under your mattress so your husband can’t find them! Dragon’s Magic #27.
13x19 Oval Pavilion four seasons Tent Masters with poles, ropes and divider panels & finials. Getting older going smaller asking $1000 574-606-7455
Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.
William the Wilde is author WT Wilde on Amazon Read my books-Adventures with no socially redeeming values
Knives sharpened, cleaned, small repairs, sheaths - Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
12x22 Panther, barely used! All poles, ropes, stakes incl. See AJ or Gabrielle at House Gray Fox in N18. Pick up on last Friday. $1100 OBO.
Tentsmiths Museum Wedge 10W x 15L w 3’ bell. Sleeps 2 in comfort! $350 OBO. See Bob in Merchant 146 or call 340-201-6579
Losing your cool? Hot under the collar? Stop by Designs By J in space 162 & pick up your neck cooler+
Bad Garb? Why worry? Look hot. Stay cool. Try the Bunny Fur Bikini at Hamish’s Dreck. Booth 153 Where Laurels fear to tread.
Panther double bell wedge w/awning and fitted floor. 12x16 complete setup package. Used 2x. $850 neg. at Foxheart on St. Lawrence Way or (301)802-6623
Costumes by Loren has garb in lots of Celtic knotwork and Middle Eastern patterns. Cloaks, tunics, kaftans, skirts and much more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
PARCHMENT. Genuine made by Pergamena. Calf, sheep, goat, deer. Many sizes from 5x7 to whole skins. Manuscript and calligraphy quality. Limited quantity. Buy now! Guild of Limners, #26, across from barn.
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.
12x12 Panther Marquee, center pole, 7’ walls, full setup package w/accessories. Excellent condition. $1000 (retails $1800 new)/ View/more info at Willow Point NA (Furies Keep). Ask for Theresa/Fionnghuala or call (216)952-2839.
PERIOD PAVILIONS - new and used for rent and sale. 5 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 specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
Viking Archery Supply, Booth 12 on Bow St. Custom strings made plus complete line of archery supplies plus jewelry, pottery and leather pouches.
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Reconstructing History has period Viking beads!
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.
Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Copyright free! Only at the Guild of Limners.
16x25 Oval slant wall marquis with full heavy duty floor. Tent and floor $4000. Add interior walls $4500. See Shauna, Shauna’s Camp, W11
Sparklies! Lots of sparklies, shinies and jinglies at Costumes by Loren. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
Sword sale! Warehouse clearance. Dent, ding, discontinued. 2nd week of War, La Wren’s Nest B#185
Blank Books - hand bound in leather, handmade paper, thick and chunky. Fair trade products. $8-$32, limited supply - Guild of Limners. #26.
Tent repair supplies: waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, sewing on site. Period Pavilions, Space #28
Benefit the Chirurgeons - buy an original Pennsic 42 T-shirt, $13. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
Tired of spinning boring old wool? Try something new! Hemp roving is now available at Ursula’s Alcove, Spot 166
We don’t want to take it home! 18x24 canvas day shade complete, $300, on-demand water heater, $75 OBO. Kitchen counter w/sink $50. Camp Gallowglass, N03. (678)536-9244. Pick up at end of War.
For sale: 12x12 Regency. Stakes, ropes poles incl $500 cash only pls. Contact Nyah @ 614-226-2939
We sell stamps and accept mail. Pennsic postmark is available. Post card tent next to Beggars Lane.
15x15 Tentmaster Pavillion W/ 6ft fly All poles ropes and stakes Like new $1000 Ask for Ciara @ Darkyard
Youth archery special: Greybarr Trading. Archery (Space 91) complete starter kit: 15lb bow 2 arrows, quiver, arm guard, target for $21.95
Does your doll need garb? Costumes by Loren has garb for 18” fashion dolls plus dressed bears in many sizes. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Yumi bow 4 sale! English longbow, 50#, stringer, extra string, sleeve, pristine condition - $200 ask for William at Claus of Burzee’s space #26
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

General
Bard’s Haven is open for business. Celtic bardic on Tuesday. Sing for your supper nightly. E19.
12 Step Meetings, AA, NA, OA, SA, GA, All welcome, 4:00 PM daily Denys the Decadent’s Camp EO7, along Great Eastern Highway.
Portrait photographer seeks interesting persons and locations for photoshoots. Text name, photo, concept to Marcus. (215)808-8480.
Known World Players annual business meeting, Tuesday, 6pm, AS9
Bard’s Haven is Pagan friendly. We have mead too.
Memorial Ship sails TONIGHT. Procession leaves White Wolf and Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane (Blue & White Pennants) North of Food Court, soon after 9:00pm. Burning at dark, North side of lake, W12.
ATTENTION BREWERS: Novices, journeymen and all interested in brewing! House DeLondres is hosting an open brewing round table. Two master brewers will be in attendance as well as other very accomplished brewers. Topic of discussion is “All Things Brewing.” Bring what you have for testing, evaluation and open discussion. Mon 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm. X04 next to shower houses.

Lost & Found
LOST: Handmade brass needle at underside couching class Sat. Great sentimental value. Reward for return. Contact Janina Krakowska Clan Cambion E15
Personals
Ancaster Puzzle #3: SWDLOIAPDR (this one’s for you, YH)
Thank you to the Barony of Carillion for making me feel like family. Morgan
Dom. The road was long + winding, but it led us to where we are + will lead us to where we’re going. ILY to pieces + am looking forward to more! - Vik.
In Memoriam - Owain Phyfe. O Poet, Bard, and Singer of Songs, your Sweet Voice transported us across the years, Dreams of Love to good cheer that flows, where Beauty moves, with Delights, And far Vineyards grow. Our eyes like some fountain, the tears overflow, But you shall always be with us, wherever we go. Adda Wadda Wadda Wadda! Your friends at Hamish’s Dreck
Thanks to Holly E. for turning in my eyeglass case to Lost & Found.
Diggin’ Bar, Um... hell yes!!! Love, Cat
Little spoon misses big spoon for cuddles. TriAngle

Wanted to Buy
WANTED before War’s end: 5x12 trailer or larger. Call Pieter (765)586-5990 or sirpieter@juno.com
Got extra tent sides? We’re looking! They don’t need to be in great shape - we’re not picky. Apply to Bow Lane #6 Dark Victory Armoury
To Tir Thalor, missing my campmates, Medva.

PI Wednesday July 31 2013

Tarnach the Terrible Battles the Horde

Tarnach the Terrible Battles the Horde

Lady Kathryn de Wrytar
Features Writer

Attack after attack the horde of children stormed the castle gate and overpowered Taranach the Terrible and his men to triumphantly recover the stolen candy treasure. Taranach was sentenced in an immediate trial to the dreaded ‘walk of shame’ through the gate.
Upon first successful breach of the walls, Taranach offered a bounty of carrots and celery in exchange for their expected treasure. Again the hordes attacked with success in capturing Taranach. As certain failure loomed, the challenge was cast between the green and orange team to project their water into a holding device carried by Taranach himself. Alas at hold the buckets were equal.
Admitting the fierceness of the horde, Taranach chose to join the child horde and attack the castle against his own men, who defended the castle walls to the end.
There were times that the horde was scarcely contained and the battle brought the thunderous sounds of knights and ladies in war. It is no wonder the attackers were triumphant as the armory they brought with them to storm the castle required the iron horse of Pennsic to haul it to the castle wall. (Well, actually it was a water truck but, let’s just go with the analogy.)
In the end, the children were triumphant and elated at the recapture of the treasure within the castle and Taranach was left to recover from his battle saturation and contemplate his next terrible deed.
This year’s water battle for children was able to inspire and charge the children of our war to action against Taranach; however, it does so much more than provide for a sun and water-soaked afternoon. The efforts of the ShadowClan and Black Talon provides the children with recognition of their need for inclusion in the games, no matter their age, talents or preparedness.
The battle has grown into the largest non-marshaled event in the Known World. Fully supported by volunteers and private dollars, ShadowClan and Black Talon provided a successful event once again. Taranch himself has been involved in the water battle for the past twenty years and is excited that the children have enjoyed the story lines and the experience each time.
Along with Taranach, Thurkill L’armeurier will be working towards next Pennsic with a much larger event in mind. Currently they are planning a Facebook group and a PayPal account to allow interested donors to contribute the effort. Always supported by private funding, the event has grown to attract a larger and larger group of children. The donations of funds to purchase the weapons and treasure would be absolutely appreciated.
Both Taranach and Thurkill expressed heartfelt thank-yous to long-standing individual volunteers, such as Baroness Ciara and Baroness Gwyennyd, who act as lead marshals each year. In fact, what they do is to keep the child horde from completely overcoming Taranach. They also wrangle any adult volunteers that may be present during the event as well. A large and loud thank-you was also offered by both to everyone who helped with the children’s water battle this year and continues to show up each year to make this a focal event for our Society’s children while at war.
Vivat to Taranach and Thurkill. Look for ways to contribute to the effort soon on Facebook!

Unclassifieds

Events Open to All
SUPER SECRET WIZARD ROCK SHOW - Hey, Harry Potter fans, join the Blibbering Humdingers, Thursday 9pm behind Camelot Treasures - Booth 30. Come to our show at Dragon*Con too!
Camelot Treasures, Booth 30 - 50% off books and select puppets. Wednesday only!
THE ANCIENT ART OF ONION! Bring one large onion to E29 Southernwood. Learn the honored art of ringlet shearing. The meaning of existence will be bestowed. Price: One box of angel hair pasta. Don’t let dicing and cubing cause world famine. All ages welcome!
Join the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael at the 38th annual Ice Dragon! March 22nd, 2014 from 9am to 9pm at the Connecticut St Armory in Buffalo NY. Enter one of the largest A&S contests in the Known World, join over one hundred heavy fighters & fencers in our lists or enjoy the sideboard & entertainment! Visit www.ice-dragon.info for details.
ShireWars3, Oct 19, 5 EK Shires vs Known World, site near I-81/I-78 split in PA. Dayboard, feast. War points for marshaled, A&S, and more. Event listing at eastkingdom.org

For Sale
Wooden bridge 10’ x 40” no part larger than 2’ x 10” when disassembled (615) 495-0003.
10x18 pavilion, blue-green. $750. Ironwood, N32
Panther Pavilion for sale. 15 X 20 Sunforger canvas! Custom set-up package and ridge pole. Black striped top with black and red dags. Large awning and 7’ walls and extra heavy duty ground cloth. $2,500 or best offer- must sell. Call Lady Morag 727-804-5193
Darkwood Armoury, 2 ring swept flat stock ring, cherry handle straight quillion, 39” bated blade. R&L hands. $350 per or 600 for pair. TXT 2158800391
Agate Burnishers - bone ivory & horn handles - hand carved - also dog tooth and carnelian. Guild of Limners, #26.
We don’t want to take it home! 18x24 canvas day shade complete, $300, on-demand water heater, $75 OBO. Kitchen counter w/sink $50. Camp Gallowglass, N03. (678)536-9244. Pick up at end of War.
Support your sport: University of Carolingia Varsity Melee Team T-shirts are available at Lady Guendalina’s Closet, #121. Only $10!
For Sale: Vellum - opaline vellum (sheepskin) direct from England. Finest quality. Sale price $20 per sheet. The Guild of Limners, #26 across from the Barn.
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.
Sword sale! Warehouse clearance. Dent, ding, discontinued. 2nd week of War, La Wren’s Nest B#185
Fencers - Art of Dueling by Salvator Fabris. Rapier fencing treatise of 1616 by Tommaso Leoni. At Viking Archery Supply. Booth 12 on Bow Street.
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?
Reconstructing History has period Viking beads!
Penners at long last! Beautiful handcrafted leather cases for your pens. Durer wished his was as nice as these. Guild of Limners.
For sale - Bad garb, bad garb, What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
Tentsmith 14x8 officer marquee pavilion. 4ft walls. $800 incl futon floor and extras. Call Ivy (917)626-9138
Henna paste, dark natural color, made fresh on-site, sifted powder, body art. Daily at Kafe Merhaba.
For sale: 12x12 Regency. Stakes, ropes poles incl $500 cash only pls. Contact Nyah @ 614-226-2939
Calligraphy books under $10. Many rare titles. Guild of Limners, #26, across from the Barn.
Porcelain dolls, stamped and gilt leather, woven tapestry panels, 24” hairpieces and much more. Space 28.
Pointy Boots Represent! Wear your pointy shoes and get 5% off your blade purchase at Midnight Madness. Cloak & Dagger, 13 Bow St.
Viking, Anglo-Saxon, Celtic glass beads. Merchant #146
Breakdown help needed on Friday and Saturday. Hourly or longer. Good pay and food, bonus poss. Mediaeval Misc. Space #28.
William the Wilde is author WT Wilde on Amazon Read my books-Adventures with no socially redeeming values
Costumes by Loren has garb in lots of Celtic knotwork and Middle Eastern patterns. Cloaks, tunics, kaftans, skirts and much more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Used garb: Large to X-Large. Several eras. Make an offer. It all must go! A Leather Crafter, Booth 56, behind the barn.
LINEN TESTERS - also called thread counters, at Dragon’s Magic #27.
Chilly? Misty Tower has cloaks to warm you. Space 28
For Sale: Ink - Oakgall, walnut hull, also gallo-tannic ink, absolutely perfectly opaque. $4 per bottle. Guild of Limners #26.
Tired of spinning boring old wool? Try something new! Hemp roving is now available at Ursula’s Alcove, Spot 166
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
13x19 Oval Pavilion four seasons Tent Masters with poles, ropes and divider panels & finials. Getting older going smaller asking $1000 574-606-7455
Beautiful women’s garb & gowns- size 2 to 6 or small to medium. Many Sofie’s Stitches pieces- lots of jewelery. Call Lady Morag 727-804-5193
For sale. Medieval style folding wooden tables 6’x2’ Need to be finished & stained. $65 each. Available Fri 8/2 #203 HRYMGNARS New & Used Booty
12x12 Panther Marquee, center pole, 7’ walls, full setup package w/accessories. Excellent condition. $1000 (retails $1800 new)/ View/more info at Willow Point NA (Furies Keep). Ask for Theresa/Fionnghuala or call (216)952-2839.
Free! Groundcloth for REI Habitat 4- old style with 4 poles. Barony of Carillion - corner of Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Tysha
Warm cloaks, lots of styles, custom made on site. CLOAK AND DAGGER, 13 Bow Street
Sparklies! Lots of sparklies, shinies and jinglies at Costumes by Loren. Earrings, bracelets, necklaces and more. Come see us at 166 Fleet Street.
Hard to find pigments -- minium, vermillion, azuro, indian yellow, red ochre. Guild of Limners, #26 across from the barn
Benefit the Chirurgeons - buy an original Pennsic 42 T-shirt, $13. Available from Claus of Burzee, #26 Merchants Row.
20 yds tapestry fabric needs a new home $175 firm. At The Bee Folks, near Coopers Store
Losing your cool? Hot under the collar? Stop by Designs By J in space 162 & pick up your neck cooler+
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.
Madness! 32% off almost all! Mediaeval Misc. Space 28
Does your doll need garb? Costumes by Loren has garb for 18” fashion dolls plus dressed bears in many sizes. Come see us at 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.
16x25 Oval slant wall marquis with full heavy duty floor. Tent and floor $4000. Add interior walls $4500. See Shauna, Shauna’s Camp, W11
Panther double bell wedge w/awning and fitted floor. 12x16 complete setup package. Used 2x. $850 neg. at Foxheart on St. Lawrence Way or (301)802-6623
PARCHMENT. Genuine made by Pergamena. Calf, sheep, goat, deer. Many sizes from 5x7 to whole skins. Manuscript and calligraphy quality. Limited quantity. Buy now! Guild of Limners, #26, across from barn.
Djembe 26 inch tall 13 inch head 309-361-0055
FIBER! and Award-winning Yarns. Find them at Misty Tower. Space 28
For Sale - Glass muller & burnishers from England, also Mitchell nibs, vellum, parchment and hand bound leather books - The Guild of Limners, #26
Bad Garb Old Maid card game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Pergamena parchment sent their stock to the Guild of Limners - Whole skins down to 5x10 pieces. Finest quality from $8 - $200. Limited quantities
CHAIN MAILLE SHIRT Chest measurement - armpit to armpit 24”x 2; shoulder to bottom edge 32”. Armpit to edge of sleeve 8” $150 neg. Call Meliora 773-882-1167 to see in person.
For Sale 4x8 covered storage trailer needs some TLC 50 dollars or 2 cases of Woodchuck See Liam at House No Nein Haus Block N30 or call 1-847-612-6013
Beautiful wrought iron bedroom suite with custom tapestry accessories. Sold as package or separately. Lady Morag 727-804-5193
14ft pavillion for sale. Round Panther style Lot X01 $500 OBO See Cricket, Matt or Bri at Lochac Camp or call 1-719-650-4002
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.
PERIOD PAVILIONS - new and used for rent and sale. 5 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 specialty. More details and pics plus free catalog at space #28.
Greybarr Traditional Archery has special on takedown bows. Free arrows with purchase. Largest selection of archery equipment at Pennsic. Space #91 next to West gate.
For sale: ATTENTION ALL AT PENNSIC! Claus the Toymaker would like to suggest that next year at Pennsic XLIII 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.
Knives sharpened, cleaned, small repairs, sheaths - Cloak and Dagger, 13 Bow Street.
Tent repair supplies: waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, sewing on site. Period Pavilions, Space #28
Tentsmiths Museum Wedge 10W x 15L w 3’ bell. Sleeps 2 in comfort! $350 OBO. See Bob in Merchant 146 or call 340-201-6579
THE GUILD OF LIMNERS habitantes in platea marcatores vendunt encausto, penna, libri, pigmenti, colorum diversi, rubia, quadone, omnimodes tinctori et instrumenta clericis necessaria.
Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.
MIDNIGHT MADNESS BEGINS at NOON so you can see the colors! Dragon’s Magic, Booth #27.
Tote Bags to carry your shopping. Embroidered by us. Daily Specials. Space 28. Misty Tower
Good garb - Bad garb PAPER DOLLS - even more humorous than the works of Beaumont and Fletcher! From Claus the Toymaker.
12x22 Panther, barely used! All poles, ropes, stakes incl. See AJ or Gabrielle at House Gray Fox in N18. Pick up on last Friday. $1100 OBO.
Viking Archery Supply, Booth 12 on Bow St. Custom strings made plus complete line of archery supplies plus jewelry, pottery and leather pouches.
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
Rubber stamps hand carved by Mistress Briana - Unique to the SCA all from period sources. Copyright free! Only at the Guild of Limners.
Woad, Madder, Cochineal, Brazilwood, Longwood - dyes to die for. Guild of Limners, #26.

General
12 Step Meetings, AA, NA, OA, SA, GA, All welcome, 4:00 PM daily Denys the Decadent’s Camp EO7, along Great Eastern Highway.
Bard’s Haven is Pagan friendly. We have mead too.
ATTENTION BREWERS: Novices, journeymen and all interested in brewing! House DeLondres is hosting an open brewing round table. Two master brewers will be in attendance as well as other very accomplished brewers. Topic of discussion is “All Things Brewing.” Bring what you have for testing, evaluation and open discussion. Mon 4-6pm, Wed 4-6pm. X04 next to shower houses.
Help Wanted
Looking for Investors, large and small for Agent’s Trading House. See Cormac at The Pillaged Village.
Need going home money? Merchant needs help with teardown on Friday. See Zafira at Booth #239 Plunder Lane

Personals
Sugar and alcohol, burning snack foods and poor life choices - I love you Guys - Camp Mom
Ancaster Puzzle #4: TMSBTAT
TODAY-1pm-3pm-If you missed out-PERIOD PEN & INK! Informal class to tune up your tools and period ink!! Guild of Limners opp of Barn Store.
La dame de la mort is more grateful than she can ever express to have found being you!
Congrats to Kenshin and Seishi on your engagement! From your Woodland Watch family and friends!
The Shire of Black Rose congratulates its Seneschal Lady Alana O’Keeve on her engagement to Lord Joscelin l’Esquirrel at the Bhakafli Court of Love on Sunday. About time, guys. Mazel Tov.

Wanted to Buy
Got extra tent sides? We’re looking! They don’t need to be in great shape - we’re not picky. Apply to Bow Lane #6 Dark Victory Armoury
WANTED before War’s end: 5x12 trailer or larger. Call Pieter (765)586-5990 or sirpieter@juno.com

Lost & Found
LOST: Handmade brass needle at underside couching class Sat. Great sentimental value. Reward for return. Contact Janina Krakowska Clan Cambion E15

Update from our Publisher in-Absentia

As our regular readers know, Heirusalem, publisher of the Pennsic Independent, has not been able to attend Pennsic for the past few years as she helps her daughter, Patty, fight the rare childhood cancer neuroblastoma, although she is still involved in managing things outside of Pennsic. Here is an update on how things are going:
“Patty has changed her SCA name from Fauna of Rivenstar to Myra of Rivenstar. We are still waiting for some sort of effective treatment for her. I know last year we were in one of those clinical trials, but she was removed from it on a technicality. It seemed to be working, so we are hoping that it becomes an open trial or standard treatment soon. In the meantime, she is on a sort of maintenance chemo, which appears to be holding the solid tumor at bay, but she can only be on it for so long before it will stop working. At her age, with refractory (treatment resistant) stage four neuroblastoma, we should have lost her a long time ago. Her current prognosis is less than three years unless we find an effective treatment.”
She recently suffered and is recovering from an infection in her main line (used for the chemotherapy), but will be able to go on a planned family vacation.
Continues Heirusalem “I am in awe of how quickly she bounces back from these things and what an incredible fighter she is without even knowing how hard she IS fighting. I’d pit her against anyone in any Crown list or battlefield.”
The Pennsic Independent continues to accept donations towards Patty’s care at the newspaper office. Thank you all for your continuing care and concern.

Woods Battle Provides Ambiance

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Taranach the Terrible is finished off by a horde of children Tuesday
in the children’s water battle.
Photo by Master Phillip the Pilgrim

Woods Battle Provides Ambiance

By Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy
Battlefield Correspondent

The Woods Battle has a long history of being the greatest and worst battle at Pennsic. When you ask the average fighter on the street you tend to get an answer one way or another. Why?
The Woods provides the ambiance that some like—fighting among the trees, allowing fighters to strategize guerrilla tactics in an environment that our ancestors fought in so long ago. The old Woods Battle site had been used for so many years, the damage to the forest was evident from anyone who walked there. The underbrush couldn’t grow and long-term damage to the ecosystem was beginning to deteriorate the site. So a few years ago, a new Woods Battle site was designated for combat.
This year, the entire site (approximately 1,000 by 1,000 feet) was available to the troops. Two resurrection points were given to each side and the 90-minute battle for 7 banners began with the shot of the canon.
Master Feral, Warlord for the East, gave me his plan of action for the East: “Our battle plan was conceived and run by Atlantia. The East army sent in light, fast units of soldiers who coordinated on the right side with Æthelmearc and took the closest banner quickly. We took banner number 6 and felt the Midrealm Army would get banner 7. The Midrealm fought valiantly against overwhelming numbers. The Midrealm and their allies may have actually killed more East forces, but we had more numbers to resurrect faster. Northern Army controlled banner 3 & 4, kept the corridor open. Ealdormere did a fantastic job and were fleet of foot as they gained the banners for the East.”
Lady Signy from Atlantia was assigned as a runner. She shared with me her thoughts on the battle, “The battle went very well. The banners and resurrection points were spread out and really used the space in the woods.”
Sir Cedric from the Incipient Canton of Wyndriche marshaled the battle. “I witnessed heroic deeds on both sides. Courtesy was given from both sides when needed. The fighting was very clean.”
I caught General Fargthen coming out of the woods and he was very complimentary of House Darkmoon and their effort in the woods. I met with the Darkmoon commander, Sir Gerwulf. He had this to say about the Woods Battle: “We were way outnumbered. The command and control of our unit was very good. Count Savaric was leading our division and we fought over banner 4 against long skirmish lines. Eventually, because of the numbers we were double-enveloped and overrun. Other factors included the ground being very uneven and all of the bees in the woods. The numbers were telling.”
Sir Elizabeth from Ealdormere echoed Gerwulf’s comments. “The Midrealm being so vastly outnumbered is not good for anybody.” This was a common theme of the day from everyone I interviewed. Sir Osric of the Midrealm told me, “The Midrealm were heroes and fought hard. The side on banner 1 got pushed back and Darkmoon fought to keep control. The Woods marshals were awesome and the fighting was clean.”
Sir Michael au Cluin from Midrealm described the effort of the small Midrealm forces as, “Whereever they [Midrealm] went, pain followed.” Sir Alonzio from Æthelmearc wanted to go on record to say that he did not like fighting in the new woods.” The underbrush and uneven ground contributed to injuries and problems today. Count Lutr had a fallen log pin his leg, and thankfully the graciousness and cooperation of the East side allowed him to free himself before any injury could happen. I liked the old woods much better.”
In the end, the East Kingdom controlled all 7 banners when the 90-minute canon sounded off. When I asked Master Feral, Warlord of the East Kingdom, to tell me who he thought stood above and beyond on the field today, he told me, “The heroes of the day are the Midrealm Army. Units like Darkmoon, Darkyard, and the Kingdom of Lochac did a great job banging against our units and holding them up, but the numbers were just too overwhelming.” Lord Vey of the incipient Barony of Endeweard told me he had a great time. The feelings on both sides seemed to be a mix of happiness and frustration. Other fighters used the words “target rich environment.” It remains to be seen if the rest of the war can be more evenly matched, as both sides have told me that a fair, even-odds fight is a good fight. A good fight is what every SCA warrior wants the most.