PI Wednesday August 9, 2017

Axe Maidens, Avast!

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Photo by Sean Sreamach
Axes in the air and the table full of prizes at Estrogen and Axes.

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Editor-in-Chief, Pennsic Independent

It’s all about the axe.
For at least 16 years, the ladies of the Known World have been gathering in the annual Estrogen and Axes tournament to enjoy the unparalleled feeling of axes flying through the air to bury themselves into wooden stumps with a satisfying “thunk!”
The Kingdom of Ealdormere has sponsored the tournament for the past six years with the support of the Axe Maidens of Ealdormere. Once a woman has participated in the tournament at least one time, she is given a special green favour, as well as dubbed with her “axe name” by Viscountess Axflaeda when she leaves the range. Those from other kingdoms are also christened with axe names as well.
Before starting the tournament, Princess Rylyn (or rather, Rylax) of Ealdormere, who was acting as patroness of the tourney, thanked all for attending, as well as those who had made prizes. During the year, the Axe Maidens (as well as others) make and collect amazing items to present to the participants of Estrogen and Axes, with the top three finishers (as well as some special award winners) getting first pick. Everyone who participates in this tournament is then permitted to pick a prize from the table.
THL Catriona inghen Ragnaill then explained the tournament. This year’s theme was “Baa Baa Black Sheep.” While a “stick” on any part of the butt gained the thrower one point, ten points could be scored by hitting any of the two sheep targets on the first butt, the bag of the wool on the second, or the specific bags of wool on the third, fourth, and fifth butts for the master, the dame, and the little boy in the lane. Fifty-three women took part in the throw, with Princess Rylax leading the way. She was later joined by her royal cousin, Princess Matilde of the East.
Support and camaraderie ruled this tournament. Loud cheering was heard for each “non-zero” score, as many who take part are not regular throwers. A certain Pennsic Independent editor by the name of Nicolaax was extremely happy with her score of 2. The marshals kept their eyes open for axes that landed in interesting ways, such as Countess Lidr’s upside down and backwards stick, or Alice’s axe that ended up stuck to the side of the butt, with the handle facing backwards. They were given first choice of the prizes once the winners received their picks.
The winner of the tournament was Baroness Rosheen from the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, with 47 points. Second place went to Mistress Dealla from the Kingdom of Atlantia with 27 points, and third place to Lady Dorothea from the Kingdom of Æthelmearc.

The Rapier Field Battle

By Clarice D’allaines
Rapier Reporter, Pennsic Independent

On a day where rain was predicted, but instead emerged bright and sunny, the battlefield was once again filled with fencers ready to charge. The Grand Alliance including Ealdormere, The Handsome Boys, The Calibers, and others was positioned at the top of the field, closest to the castle, and with southern teams packed at the bottom.
The Grand Alliance was estimated at 233 fencers and the Allied Kingdoms estimated about 200. With over 400 fighters on the field, yells and cheers (and many holds) were heard for all four battles. Dual tidy bowls of doom (a term indicating one side breaking the other side’s line, folding it over, making it tighter and tighter, and creating a death spot for those in the center) were seen in every battle,
A new adult fencer to the East kingdom, Kristen Singleman, said she “enjoyed killing everyone, and avenged her father’s death.” Go Kristen!
The Grand Alliance took all four battles, winning the War Point.
A special shout out to Lady Elena Hylton for the ice water soaked washcloths on the field today. Thank you, it saved many fencers from overheating.

Unclassifieds 8-9-17

Events
50 year Tapestry is Here! Come take the tour between noon and 7pm behind merchant space 4 on the path to the Ampitheater. Open until Friday special times by appointment for dept heads and Royals.
Memorial for Little John of House of Steel Thursday at 6pm #130 Plunder Lane.
Cool gear for festival and fair at Bronwyn’s at Moongate.
House de Londres is having a Brewers Roundtable on Thursday at 1pm. Bring your beverages for a candid discussion. Recipies and styles will be discussed. Every question is a good question. Be Welcome! Master Seande Londres
Marshmallow Melee during Midnight Madness at Mediaeval Miscellanea, #28 LARGE Marshmallows ONLY!

For Sale

We’ve Moved! Come see us at #93 Street of Gold. The Treasury - Authenticity is our thing!
Small Women’s and Children’s Garb. Neverland Designs Space #121
Turned Wood Nib Holders, Pens, Crochet Hooks, Needle Cases. Neverland Designs Space #121
SPACE #4 MID-EAST MAGIC USED GARB KIDS GARB CHEAP
Looking for Spotted Pony Traders’ Deer and Elk Leather? We have it at the Little Dragons Hoard; space #119
Viking Wedge Tent. 7ft Panther. Green Excel Canvas. Brand Spanking new! $480 Camelot Treasures Booth 30
Vardo for sale. Beautiful peacock theme. Sleeps 2 comfortably $3500 firm. See in E18 call Anjuili 603-591-3111
Viking Archery Supply, merchant space 12. For all your archery needs including custom bowstrings, combat archery supplies, plus throwing hawks, t-shirts, jewelry, pottery and more.
Need a warm wool cloak? Sharp Pointy Things, #13
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.
Knives Sharpened, cleaned, polished. Sharp Pointy Things, #13
Bad Garb Bingo! Have fun as you mock your fellow SCAdians. Only $5.00 from Claus the Toymaker #26.
The Crossing(space 48) has horse tails. Visit to learn more.
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?
The Crossing, space 48, has dorm refridgerators. Visit or call 724-421-5394 to inquire.
Bad garb, bad garb, what’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when the punchline’s you! - Claus the Toymaker
Large Bison Hide available at The Crossing (space 48)
Bad Garb Old Maid Game - Yes we have ‘em! - from Claus the Toymaker (who else?)
Have the tent to have a complete Pennsic Experience 18’x24’ Panther new canvas, only complete. Available at The Crossing, space 48.
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
Fly into the sky with a 8’x8’ 3 sides blue trim fly at The Crossing (space 48)
Hurry to Claus the Toymaker for your leper - Supplies have been limited since a carpenter from Galilee passed through.
Beat the Heat in cool, comfy 100% cotton tunics, kitons, Angel-wing dresses, and cloaks in Knotwork and Middle Eastern Patterns. Kurta available in all sizes. We also have jewelry, doll clothes, bears and other pretties for anyone on your shopping list. Costumes by Loren 166 Fleet Street
New 12’ Yurt for sale $2500 OBO. High quality and built to last. Easy set up in less than 45 min. See Pente E18, Infinity. Come learn about Yurts!
Coleman 13.5’x9’ tent $75; twin air mattress $20; XL twin foam mattress $10. See Katherin at Newbridge in N08.
Hand-forged Knives by Forged in Fire Champ Chris Farrell-perfect gift for those missing Pennsic! #153
Snoods plain to amazing-custom too! Lady Guen #121
Fairy Tale Fans! Claus the Toymaker has two new Adventure books about magic and especially Oz! Check them out!
Aglets and boning and lacing rings- Lady Guen #121
Wooden Puzzles that last from child to child. Can be personalized no extra charge. Claus the Toymaker
Best henna crop in years just in at space 37. Powder and paste for sale. Creamy, dark, lasting color!
Map of the Knowne World puzzles-$20. From Claus the Toymaker
Fresh henna paste made daily onsite. Booth 37
Fun scruillous books - some that have been out of print for years. Guaranteed to make you smile - Claus the Toymaker
Tshirts(Pennsic46) $15 or 2 for $25 Booth 90 S to 4X
Varsity Melee Team t-shirts - from The University of Carolingia @ Lady Guendalina’s Closet #121
For Sale: 2 wood Bldgs, 10’x10’ & 10’x15’ w/canvas roofs. $900 for both or $550/lg bldg, $350/small, OBO. Polyhymnia Camp on Cariadocs Path. Text 412-760+-3975. Ask for Arianna.
Kettle BlackArts and Handmade Leather goods. Available on Etsy, Facebook and YouTube. See the purple haired couple. Ask for a free hug.
Shelterlogic 10’x20’ walls NIB $75 E-18 617-230-4781
Pavilion & Bar & Sheet Walls for sale $2000 OBO. Complete Panther 14’x16’ marquee w sunroof and shelf. 16 ft finished wood bartop with real oak barrels. 100 Yards of 6 ft canvas walls w/nylon webbing and grommets @ 10ft. Poles & portable holes included. Set up across from Great Hall. Text 513-591-9869
Large wardrobe trunk no lock or hangers $50. 443-801-1014
20’x24’ Pavilion. Full set of walls, ropes, and poles. Set up for viewing. Available immediately. Egill 712-305-8185
14’x14’ Center Pole Square Marquee canvas only $500. Ash and Griffin Pottery #70 Market Street.
10’x16’ Tentsmiths w/fly, dags, roof window, mud flaps, dagging $1000. Everything included. 203-494-9569 BO8SORD
129 Stainless Steel Arms, Legs, and Chest for sale. $1200 or best offer. Small sized trades welcome. Items displayed at Greybar Traditional Archery 091
8’x7’ Coleman Max tent. Easy up, easy down. 5 min max. On site, not set up. Great for younger members. Parents gain some privacy! Text Chelsey 978-764-1838
10’x20’ Pavilion for sale. Roof, joints, poles. Great 4 common area. 215-470-8545 House Vondraken E-12 $500.
You’ve had BACON and LAMB at WAR! You ate Chili at Ansteorra. You’ve barbecued RIBS and CHICKEN. BUT, have you tried TODDLER? Many species devour their young. See Claus the Toymaker.
16’x16’ Center pole square marquee tent slant walls. Used but in good shape. Canvas, poles, ropes, stakes $500 Good Friends Camp N01 Heidi
20’x20’ Vinyl Sunshade with tube steel center pole and 8 side poles. No pegs or ropes. $200 519-577-7881
Well kept 14’x14’ Pavilion avail @ end of war. Inclu stuff listed FB Yardsale. Text 678-350-3428 to view.
GOING HOME SALE AT THE CROSSING! Reasonable offers accepted, find us at space 48.
Come see our Mignight Madness Specials 25% off selected items. Come buy our stuff! Space 132
Sale Midnight Madness at Claus the Toymaker. Buy a Pennsic XLVI T-Shirt, Get a sign of our times (worth $5) of your choice FREE!
Tentsmiths Regent 20’x20’ for sale. Includes poles. Only used at Pennsic. Inquire at Good Friends Camp N02. $1400.00
Viking Wedge tent for sale 15’x19’ . Used 6 times $600 OBO includes frame and ground cloth. Haul away at end of War. Ask for Tath at Talbots Keep. (B07)
Yamaha Bass Plastic Recorder $250/OBO All extras included. #YRB302B Text 919-429-1361
10-50% off almost everything at Mediaeval Miscellanea #28 during Midnight Madness! Come check it out!
Calontir Trim can now run custom trims with a 500m minimum order. All the cool Baronies and households are doing it. Stop by space 50 for details.
Quarter Iron stock 1 1/4 inch x 24 in long. $3 each or 25 for $60 or Best offer! Barony of Carillion Block N10, corner of Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Tysha.
Beware! Someone or someTHING has a taste for killing! ‘The Mermaid and the Monster’; Volume III of the Edward the Red Mage Mysteries, now available at The Amber Lady, #29, Street of Dreams. Original fantasy by SCAdian author Angela P. Wade. Volumes I and II also in stock!
15’x21’ Tentmasters tent, 7’ walls, canvas & poles, fair servicable cond, pick up 12 Aug, $500 offers, see at Nightshade Leather #204
Son of Sandlar Blk, Lace-up, Ankle Boots sz 9 Like new $200 OBO 713-397-6963 Space 72
Moresca purple pirate bodice worn once $150 713-397-6963 Space 72 Size 16 to 20.

General
Scruffy old walrus requests flirtatious ladies for ego boost. There’s mead. Culann,Bards Haven,E19
SCA Music to keep your Pennsic going all year long. Efenwealt Wystle, Heather Dale, Ken Theriot, Music-a, Subtaranea, Wolgemut and many other fine performers. Camelot Treasures Booth 30 Bards R Us.
HEY PEOPLE! PLEASE LOWER THE SEAT COVERS IN THE PRIVY!!! It causes odors to escape thru the pipe not accumulate in the privy grossing out the next user of the privy. This is a public service announcement.
Hoobah Foscadh for fighting in all 46 Pennsic Wars.

Help Wanted
KWP needs the services of a Notary. If you have your stamp and are willing, please contact Jayme at 717-649-1823.
Wire Jewelry repair. Frog leg closure needs to be replaced. Please text to: 336-918-3066.
Lou’s toenails won’t chip themselves. Assistance required. Please inquire with House Three Skulls W07. Compensation will be provided for services and hazardous material exposure.

Memorials
The Nineteenth Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 10, Thor Willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & The Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.
Camp Silver Phoeniz and Estmar is mourning the loss on June 24, 2017 of our friend Paregoric Greenstool. We miss him greatly. His 1st Pennsic was VI. He is readying our camp in the Great Pennsic in the Sky. Come visit his memorial library in The Bog, next to the Tardis.
RIP Michael Helly 1976-2017 You will be missed.

Personals
One Magical silver apple for sale! Find Seamus the Tinker.
Curious Owl Farm All English Fun Show, Silex MO - Older W/T/C Hunter 1st Place - Samantha Jefferson 2nd Place - Nyasia Simons 3rd Place - Chloe DuBois // Older Crossrail Hunter 1st Place - Sierra Putnam 2nd Place - Chloe DuBois 3rd Place - Valerie Pritchard // Open 2’6 Jumper
Jessica King, FuegoLibre, Lady Calpuleh of Renaissance and Fenix Freehold
A messenger appears at the EarthRunes Rath. No haste, no concealment; he wears blue and silver with quiet pride. He delivers a sealed envelope, and then takes himself away again with dignity.
News from Ulster’s County Fair! 4-H Highlights include Lacemaking: 1st place - Zara Schwartz, 2nd place - Joesphine Williams, 3rd place - Patricia Koenig.
Jayme my love, the magic of our first night will always be with us, even after 21 years. All my love Isabel
To the wonderful gentle who returned our linen shopping to lost & found, our thanks and best wishes. You embody the reasons we return to our home here amidst peace and war. - John Averey & Megan Quinn
To the good Gentle who hit my Honda Civic last year, Thank you for your honesty. You helped make the dream real.

Wanted to Buy
I want a Tiny House or Vardo. Minimal rust and rot. Come by E19 and ask for Countess Adina, in Tygershark.