By: Lady Noelle de la Plume
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.”
(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.
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.
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
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!
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!
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.