Pennsic 47 (2018)

PI Friday August 10, 2018

The Battle of 100 Holds

By Uilleam of Clan Friseal, Battlefield Reporter

Moments before the cannons fired, combattants filled the air with the sound of slamming shields as they prepared to charge. Mere seconds after initial charge, a hold was called to clear those who had fallen in a huge collision of charging armies on the bridges. This pattern of aggressive charges followed by short holds to clear the fallen continued through the whole battle. Following one particularly ferocious attack, EMS personnel were called onto the field to inspect a fighter, but the fighter was able to leave under their own power.
As fighters filled the bridges, those with shields and polearms were sent to the front lines, followed by archers as well as those with swords and axes. Once the shields and polearms could break large enough holes, the sword wielders would charge in and take out as many enemies as possible before dying or falling in behind the shield wall. Arrows and bolts filled the sky as fighters fell to unseen enemies with untold numbers spilling over the hay-bale bridge walls.
For a large portion of the battle, both armies were able to hold bridges equally, with one bridge being near to breach on both sides and the middle ones equally contested. After some time in the battle had passed, holds were called less frequently, but were still needed more often than in any other heavy armored battle of the war so far. The bridges began to fill in favor of the Middle Kingdom and its Allies, with one bridge near to being breached for the majority of the battle. This bridge was finally breached, if only for a moment, by a band of Tuchux and other shield-bearing allies. An especially aggressive counter attack to retake the bridge resulted in another brief hold, but soon the “lay on” was called and the fighting resumed for another long bout.
The Middle Kingdom and its Allies began to command the bridges, with the same Eastern bridge constantly being breached and retaken. A dispute between two fighters was seen on the side of the battlefield, and the two fighters held a duel to settle the argument as battle raged on behind them. When the duel ended, the two fighters shook hands as a sign of their respect of each other.
At the conclusion of a long and often changing battle, it was determined that Middle Kingdom and its Allies had had the lengthiest possessions of the bridges throughout and they were declared victorious.

East Takes Battle of the Arts and Sciences

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Photo by Magistra Nicolla de Braction
Kaleeb the Green-eyed's intarsia wall hanging.

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Editor-in-Chief, PI

Five war points were up for grabs on Thursday in the Arts and Sciences competition held in the Great Hall, with the East taking four of the five available points. “This was an extremely close competition in all categories,” said Masteritsa Anastasiia Kirilovna Ivanova, deputy to Mistress Maistrecht Una Wynifreed Berry, Middle Kingdom Minister of Arts and Sciences. “We had to break a tie in one of the categories.”
The competition format this year was new. “The format was determined as part of negotiations. We asked our A&S community to put together a list of what they would like to see, and gave it to the Crown,” said Eastern A&S War General Mistress Raziya bint Rusa. Maistreacht Una indicated that a committee was formed in the Middle to discuss the format, “with very clear direction from the Crown.” New this year was the use of a rubric for the scoring and face-to-face judging. According to Mistress Raziya, the rubric was based on one used in the East, which was then reviewed and refined by the Middle Kingdom. “There was a great cross pollination of ideas involved. I think we all got a lot out of it.”
This year’s competition was limited to just 20 entrants. Both East and Middle Kingdoms chose their competitors through an application/audition process. Allied Kingdoms were allotted spaces as well, with the selection of entrants up to each of those Kingdoms. There were three categories, with the winner for each determining one War Point: Arts and Studio Crafts (for example, metalworking, woodworking, and ceramics), Fiber and Clothing (such as knitting, costuming, dyeing, weaving), and Domestic Archaeology and Lived Objects (such as calligraphy, leatherwork, and herbcraft). Entries could be a single item or a body of work, and had to have been completed since Pennsic 46. Each entry was judged by a panel of four judges, two from each side, all of whom had to have a minimum of a grant level A&S award. The panel spent half an hour with each entrant, with 20 minutes allotted to agreeing upon the score. “We didn’t hear a lot of bias in the judging,” said Maistreacht Una. “There has been a real focus on the artisans and their work. It’s been a drama-free War Point.”
Given the competitiveness of the process to be chosen to represent one’s kingdom, it was not surprising that the entries were of a very high level. Just a few examples: THL Audette la Tricoteuse of the Middle entered handknit cotton socks based on an extant 12th-13th Century Egyptian example. THL Cristina inghean Ghriogair of Æthelmearc displayed a spectacular beaded Russian collar and gown. Kaleeb the Green-Eyed of Atlantia entered a huge intarsia wall hanging, and Ulfgeirr Ragnarrson entered a 6th Century ring sword based on the Sutton Hoo find.
When the scores were tallied, the East had scored 393 points overall to the Middle’s 388, giving them two points for the overall competition. War points were also given to the kingdom with the top scoring entry in each category. The point for the Fiber category went to the Middle (after going to a tie-breaker when the top two entries in that category had the same score.) The East took the Studio and Domestic/Lived Objects categories.

Unclassifieds 8-10-18

Contest Results
The winner of Arastorm’s Merchant Appreciation Award for Pennsic 47 is Auntie Arwen’s Spices! Vivat!

Contests
CAN YOU CATCH THEM ALL? Starting Monday of War Week, be on the lookout for a young lady with a pokeball pouch. Each day, she will be dressed as a different medieval Pokemon. Find her and correctly guess each first-generation Pokemon to get a daily token. Turn in five unique daily tokens to earn a special prize! First gentle to do so will earn the special prize while at War! Happy Hunting!

Events
Yes Please Touch! Chainmaille Steve invites you to come talk, touch, and learn about all the things you can do with chainmaille. It’s more than just shirts. Sitting outside Kafe Merhaba every day 9ish to 4ish.

For Sale
New! More Valkyries, Books, Jewelry supplies #93 The Treasury Street of Gold
Authenticity is our thing at The Treasury #93
Wearable Unicorn horns! Sparkly and fun. Space 37.
Drums hennaed - also people! Paisly Peacock space 37.
Are your feet looking for their sole mates? Come see us at Medieval Moccasins, Booth #140 on Battle Road.
Delicious loose leaf teas by Tea and Absinthe, only at Materialis on Street of Gold, Space 87.
The Brave, the Bold, the Caffienated! 20% off Gryffindor loose leaf tea, at Materialis, space 87.
Period Pavilions - new & used, for sale and rent. 1 on site for immediate delivery, 11 more at end of war. Custom Pavillions - colors, intricate shapes & faux-buildings our specialty. Details & free catalog at Mediaeval Miscellanea, Space 28.
Vintage war games & rules, vintage mounted medieval posters, tapestries from Belguim. Wood bowls, silver & pewter goblets & mugs. Garb, new & used. Books 25% off, toys & dolls 25% off, & more. Space 28
Hauberk with attached coif and aventail, slightly tailored. Medium size. Made/worn by a knight. Sp 28.
Mannequins & Dummies - merchants, garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin. Mediaeval Misc, Space 28.
Spinning wheel. Celtic motif cotton fabric from Belfast, Ireland. 1000 yards other fabrics. Cotton Velveteen 25% off. Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28.
Need a gift for your pet/house sitter? Hand turned wood pens at Neverland Designs #121.
Kids garb. Most in 100% cotton. Neverland Design #121.
Linen Viking Aprons. Size small-3X. $66. Neverland Designs #121.
My Alchemist has achieved the transformation of form and left this mortal plane. But he’s left me all his stuff. The sale is at Garb by Loren 166 Fleet St.
Library sale. Non-fiction. 166 Fleet St.
Costumes by Loren has changed its name to Garb by Loren. Same business, same space, new name. 166 Fleet St.
18x18 Panther Pavillion with floor. On battlefield to see 234-788-7337 $1,600.
Looking for Chainmail Jewelry? Visit Graybarr’s Archery. Check out Elfrhys Designs Space 92.
Sale: Youth bows starting at $20. Greybarr Trad. Archery, 92.
For Sale: Used Pavillon 12’x14’ all ropes, poles & stakes included. Roof needs to be resealed. $200 or best offer. Don’t want to take it home. See it at Greybarr Trad. Archery, 92.
Tenmari books for sale. Many authors. Space 37.
20x20 Traders Tent $700.00 w/ropes, poles, stakes. Merch Space 4. Avail Sat 11th AM.
14FT Yurt For Sale. Needs some repair. $700 or best offer. Inquire with Crow @ Black Talon @ E18. Please txt 412-526-7688.
For Sale: 20 ft Geodesic dome frame. $200 or best offer. See Morgan Wolfsinger @ Moongate Designs, St of Gold Booth 90.
Ohana means family. You know what else means family? Pennsic. 10% off Ohana Tea @ Materialis. #87.
We’re still mad with too much stuff! Prices slashed through end of war! Medieval Miscellanea, @#28.
Tent repair supplies on site, incl. carport joints. Waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, much more. Medieval Miscellanea, space 28.
14x14 Center pole marquee tent. Canvas & center pole only. 7 foot walls. Fair to good condition $400. Merchant space #118. Ask for Drogo. Avail Sat.
One canvas pavilion 12x16 with awning, sunroof, and mudflaps. The poles and ropes are included. $500. Come take a look. It is located at N05 - Sign of The Rampet Dragon. It has held up well through all kinds of storms. The canvas is in great shape, and the sunroof lets all the hot air out during the day. Don’t miss out on this great deal! Stop by today!
Two 6-foot collapsible trestle tables $50 w/4 benches. All pine stained/sealed light tops. 4 yrs old, used only at Pennsic. Have some slight warping. All collapsible. Avail. Saturday. Text Gwynn 847-404-8927.
20x24 Panther new at Pennsic, canvas only. $1700. Deluxe package $2700. Site 48. 724-421-5394.
Viking Wedge Tent- Panther 7x8x7 green. Excellent canvas. Almost new $600 or best offer- Camelot Treasures #30.
For Sale: 9x12 oval pavilion. See @ Bleu Unicorn. #183.
10x20 Max Ap (2 inch frame) Canopy. Includes instruction manual, all parts for assembly & white tarp roof $200 OBO 269-781-2484.
Panther marquis 20x20 with floor 13 oz sunforger in like-new condition in B08 Rome Camp. Take it home $2400 OBO 571-235-6432

General
If you made a purchase @ Merchant #20 Sheep Thrills Aug 1-2, we had a problem with our CC reader. Please check in w/us ASAP if you bought a shawl or belt.
“NO” means “NO”! This goes for alcohol as well as sex.
Are you a Chi Omega? I would love to know if I have any SCAdian Sisters. If you are a chi-o, email me at jjcaitlynnschultz98@gmail.com.
Three Swans Inn Scientific research would like to announce that after measuring 444 women, that witches’ bosoms are one-half a degree cooler than non-witches’ bosoms.

Help Wanted
Armstreet looking for two strong individuals to help with booth striking and packing at Saturday, who are willing to work for cash or store credit (very reasonable compensation).
Breakdown help needed. 11-5 Friday; 10-5 on Sat. Flex hours, good pay, food & drink. Med. Misc. sp28
Carpenter Wanted, job at Cooper’s Lake before winter. cellio@pobox.com or visit Polyhymnia, N10.
Help wanted for pack up Friday nite. Cash or goods. Site 48, 742-421-5394.
Professional Electrician needed for 1-2 hours. Paid work. Maison Rive, merchant space #24.
Laborer looking for tear-down work starting from Friday thru the weekend. Takes cash donations. Please text or call 240-405-4163.

Lost & Found
Amber cabochon pendant with greyhound & butterfly carved from back. Lost around the lake. REWARD. text 423-530-3224.

Personals
It’s been said that ‘A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.’ Thank you for dreaming together!
To all of Never, Never in W-10, and especially to the one in the round period tent, have a great Pennsic. I wish I could be there. Love Dad.

War Points

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PI Friday August 3, 2018

Paths of Pilgrimage

Photo by Lady Dosalena

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Lucita di Cosima and Talia, aka “Panda
Ears”, were the first Pilgrims on the Pennsic
Camino

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Editor-in-Chief, PI
Some call Pennsic "home," but for others of us, the medieval model that best corresponds to what Pennsic means to us is the pilgrimage destination. The idea of some sort of journey to fulfill a vow and reach a sacred destination is one common to a number of faith traditions. In the Middle Ages, the ultimate Christian pilgrimage was to the Holy Land, but there were other pilgrimage routes, ranging from the local to the exotic. Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a collection of tales ostensibly told by fellow pilgrims on the way to the shrine of Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral. Equally famous is the 'Camino', the pilgrimage route to the shrine of Santiago de Compostella in northern Spain -- route that is still traveled by pilgrims to this day.
The idea of Pennsic as a pilgrimage is not new. Merchants have been selling Pennsic pilgrimage tokens for many years. I started viewing my morning walks as my annual pilgrimage and have been adding one of those tokens to my walking staff each year. However this year, there are a few special opportunities to further explore the idea of pilgrimage at Pennsic and beyond.
The Guild Mirandola merchant booth (#167) is your starting point for the Pennsic Camino. Lady Dosalena Sophia della Mirandola was inspired to create the Camino after walking 200 km of the actual Camino in Spain in 2016 with seven other SCAdians. Walking this portion of the ancient pilgrimage route took two weeks, and she is planning a return trip to do the Portugal route some time in the future. Lady Dosalena had taken a few classes on the Camino at Pennsic, and had wanted to do it for many years. "We thought up the idea of a Pennsic Camino while we were in Spain, but were unable to do it last year." This year, over 60 (as of this printing) merchants, camps, and Pennsic landmarks have signed up as stops on the Pennsic Camino.
"The Pennsic Camino is open to all and is free to participate," said Lady Dosalena. Pilgrims obtain their passport at Guild Mirandola (one free per person; additional passports for small fee to help cover costs). There they will find a list of merchants and camps participating throughout Pennsic. (new updates will be posted.) Merchants will have a scallop shell or some other identifier in their booth to say they are a stop on The Way. Participating camps and merchants will then stamp the passport. She adds that if you do not see a marker, you can always ask. "Some more might join if they aren't alreadythe more the merrier! You can visit the stops in any order.
Once you have 25 stamps, head to Shadowclans Cathedral at N33, where you will receive your certificate for completing the Camino de Pennsic! The Camino is already proving quite popular, especially with young people who are enjoying collecting the stamps. I was the fiftieth pilgrim to sign up Thursday afternoon.
If you are interested in travelling the Camino de Santiago, there are two classes offered this year. Today at 4 pm, Master Morien MacBain will examine the legends, history, and lore of theÊCamino de Santiago, with special emphasis on the nature of medieval pilgrimage, sites of special historic, religious, and cultural importance along the route, plus advice for planning and completing the pilgrimage today. This class is taught by former pilgrims. Mistress Orlaith Ballach Inghen Flainn will be teaching a class on walking the Camino in medieval clothing on two dates: Sunday at 3 pm in AS 3, and Wednesday at 11 am in AS 1.
Perhaps the historical Camino is out of reach for you, but you are still interested in the experience of pilgrimage? Inspired by an image in the Luttrell Psalter, Dame Helen of Greyfells researched the idea of pilgrimage appropriate to a 14th century English woman, made or acquired appropriate gear, and mapped a route on trails within her hometown of Ottawa, ON (including 'monasteries' - homes of friends - where she might stay overnight.) She spent several months training for the actual 'pilgrimage', which in length would be similar to the distance from Gravesend in London to Canterbury Cathedral. She also made sure she had medieval food she could carry with her (as well as stocking each of the 'monasteries' with appropriate food). Over nine days in November, she completed her pilgrimage, walking over 66 miles. Dame Helen will teach a class on her research and experiences on Wednesday starting at 9 am in RS 2 (Runestone Campus). Can't make the class? You can read her amazing class notes and see photos (both from period sources and of her journey) at http://www.damehelen.com/pilgrim/
Dame Helen sang on her pilgrimage. If you would like to learn songs that medieval pilgrims sang, Mistress Arianna Morgan will teach a class on pilgrim songs (including historical background) on Wednesday at 2 pm at the Performing Arts Rehearsal tent.
As for me, I will see you on the pilgrimage roads of Pennsic - whatever road you travel.

Unclassifieds 8-3-18

Events
12 Step Meeting 4:00 PM Daily at Denys the Decadent's Camp EO7 Off Great Eastern Highway, Look for 12 Steppe Sign. AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, All Welcome

For Sale
For Sale- Medieval Moccasins old selling tent. Panther 15x20. Fair Condition. Ridge & Center poles 12 of 20 edge poles $800 OBO. See Klaus Booth #140 on Battle Road.
Pennsic 47 Tshirts! Bayeux Tapestry Booth 90. $13 or 2 for $22(3XL & 4xXL$2 more). Credit Cards accptÕd.
Period Pavilions for sale and rent. 1 available on site now, 11 more available at end of war. Space 28.
Recurve bow -45# right hand $150 Camp Greenwood E18
Hauberk with attached coif and aventail, slightly tailored. Medium size. Made/worn by a knight. sp 28.
New! More Valkyries, Books, Jewelry supplies #93 The Treasury Street of Gold
Wearable Unicorn horns! Sparkly and fun. Space 37.
Loom (4 shaft/6 treadle), spinning wheel. Celtic motif cotton fabric from Belfast, Ireland. 1000 yards other fabrics. Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28.
Fresh Henna paste mixed on-site daily! All natural,darkest stain! Power and oils too.Space 37
Mannequins & Dummies - merchants, garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin. Mediaeval Misc, Space 28.
Closing the lid in the loo sends the smell up the flue! This Privy PSA brought to by Camelot Treasures Booth 30.
Authencity is our thing at The Treasury #93
Delicious loose leaf teas by Tea and Absinthe, only at Materialis on Street of Gold, Space 87.
Lightweight embroidered Tunics, $20, at Materialis
Knives sharpened, repaired, sheaths made. Sharp Pointy Things, space 13.
Drums hennaed - also people! Paisly Peacock space 37.
Vintage war games & rules, vintage mou nted medieval posters, tapestries from Belguim. Wood bowls, silver & pewter goblets & mugs. Garb, new & used. Books 10% off, toys & dolls 20% off, & more. Space 28
The Brave, the Bold, the Caffienated! 20% off Gryffindor loose leaf tea, at Materialis, space 87.
Gambesons, Wool Cloaks, Robes. Sharp Pointy Things merchant 13.
Peace Week starts with happy feet! Come check out our Peace Week Sale Friday, August 3, 2018. Medieval Moccasins booth #140, on Battle Road.

Lost & Found
Lost red bag with 5 prs mens pants new. Reward. Turn into Clovenshield.
If you stole a pig last year, please return it to Claus the Toymaker so we can have pig stealing fun again this year.

War is Upon Us

By Uilleam Friseal
Battlefield Reporter, PI

With Peace Week at an end, War is about to begin. Many events are scheduled this year on and off the battlefield, some of which are new and some are celebrating special anniversaries.
New and long standing events are being held from as early as 9 am and ending as late as 10 pm. Heavy fighting activities truly begin with the Dwarves and Giants competition, where fighters of no taller then 5 and-a-half feet are Dwarves, and fighters of no shorter than six and a quarter feet are Giants. Watch this battle and marvel as you find that size matters not!
Duke Timothy of Arindale and Master Illadore invite all heavy fighters to come practice those techniques you've learned since last Pennsic, and learn new ones to challenge your opponents.
New to this year is The Viking Raid. It will be a fictional raid for fighters of Eastern Norse personas against those of Western Norse personas. Combatants will undergo a garb inspection to ensure period accuracy. Even spectators are asked to wear this though it is not required. Fighters be warned, controlled body contact is permitted. It is intended to aid in the depiction of a more accurate Viking raid. Also be sure to bring an item of loot in order to participate. Watch for the trading center at Runestone Hill following the Battle.
Tarl's Little Polearm Tourney is celebrating its 13th year. Come out and test your luck and your skill against your fellow polearm fighters in this bear-pit style tournament.
Those with a penchant for endless fighting should find themselves at the Kamikaze Battle, where unlimited resurrections reign supreme.
War Point battles start with the Unbelted Champions Battle, which is a Last Fighter Standing event with 1 War Point pass and one for no points. Following this is the Belted Champions, also a Last Fighter Standing event, but with only the single War Point pass. The Allied Champion Battle follows the Belted Battle. It will include over 140 fighters on the field for a full hour-long Capture the Flag style Battle. There will be resurrection and substitutions allowed for the Allied Champions Battle. The first battle to give multiple War Points is the The Heroic Champions Battle. Fighting in separate 1v1 lists, there will be heavy armored combatants for 1 War Point and rapier combatants for 2 War Points. The Rapier Melee Champions, fighting for 2 War Points, with a grand total of 9 passes separated between 3 heats, will be a Last Fighter Standing event where death from behind is permitted. There are also two full Field War Point battles where fighters will compete for a total of 9 War Points.
The Known World Novice Championship is for fighters with less than two years' experience in heavy combat who want to fight against those with a similar skill level.
Also, the Combat of the Thirty is a 14th century 30 v 30 battle inspired by the original combat of thirty between French and English in 1351. Just like other reenactment battles at Pennsic, there are several kit requirements fighters must adhere to, including a piece of 'ransom' they must be willing to pay to their captors.
The Atlantian 10 Fighter Unbelted Melee will be a round robin event for all European unbelts.
The Greatest Tournament: William Marshal Ransom is an ongoing celebration of the 800th anniversary of The MarshalÕs death. This battle will feature fighters of French personas between 1000 and 1500AD. Fighters are asked to ensure they have an item for Ransom worth between $5 and $20.
The Tuchux Charity Bear Pit Tournament and Silent Auction is always an exciting event. Come out and watch the brutality of random weapon draws and no shields while bidding on items at the auction. All proceeds from the event are being donated to the Epilepsy Foundation of Western Central, PA.
Hopefully the rain won't interrupt the Woods Battles as they offer a total of 13 War Points between the heavy armored and the rapier battles. There are no places for spectators at this battle. If you want to see any of the action you'll need to volunteer as a water bearer.
The Baronial Armored Champion's Tournament is open to all Baronial Champions, Landed Barons and Baronesses are encouraged to bring a chair and help choose a new Baronial Champion for Pennsic 47.
Calling all Knowne World Roses, Diamonds, Edelwiess, as well as all sitting Queens, and Princesses! In the Ladies of the Rose Tournament, each Rose sponsors one unbelted heavy fighter and one non-MOD/White Scarf duelist. It will be a Bedford points event to maximize the number of bouts for each fighter.
The Greybeard Tournament is always a spectacle of immense skill and honor. Fighters of 50 years of age or higher should find themselves here for a great day. Young fighters are also encouraged to watch and find out the depth of knowledge and respect the Greybeards have.
The Squires of the Known World Tournament is open to all heavy armored fighters who are in fealty to a member of the SCA Order of Chivalry.
AEthelmearc is hosting a Youth/Adult Tag Team Tournament. This will be two separate, parallel tournaments where the youth fighters will be separated by division. There will be teams of one youth fighter from divisions 1-3 and one adult heavy fighter. In this competition, youths fight youths and adults fight adults. Prizes will be awarded to each division's winning team.
The Armored Bridge Battle is worth a total of 6 War Points. It will be an hour-long and will be decided by scores given during time checks that the Marshalls will call at random to avoid chaos as the time dwindles.
All heavy fighters of a Japanese persona should make time for the annual Empire of the Sun Battle.
The final War Points battles for heavy armored and rapier combat are worth a total of 9 War Points. There will be two separate stages; one for heavy armored fighters and one for rapier fighters. Each stage will have two passes, one for defense and one for offense. The attacking fighters have unlimited resurrections while defenders only have two. Stages for both heavy armored and rapier will have separate scenarios with victory conditions.

PI Monday August 6, 2018

My Interview with Greebo

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Photo taken by Uilleam of Clan Friseal (Middle)

By Protégé Evelyn Grace Friseal
Aminal Reporter, PI
I got to meet Greebo! He was really nice, but we couldn’t talk for long this time. I told him that I love his house and his Pennsic, and he told me that he loves his Pennsic too, but this year has been wet and he doesn’t like that. I don’t either. He likes the bright sky ball more than I do, but we both agree that the cold houses are the best after a really hot day. I told him about my brothers and how much they look like him, I asked what kind of dog he was, but he told me he was a cat. I got confused. He said I should come back and he would explain it to me when there’s less people around who want to give him love.
I was also on the big field with all the shiny people with sticks. It was REALLY hot. My dad sprayed me with a hose and made me lay in the shade. I was cool for a while, but then I got hot again. I hope all the shiny people and their sticks are ok, they smell like hard work and being tired. They should have their dads spray them with a hose, I bet that would make them feel a little better like it did for me.

Rapier Report

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Photo by Seᾴn Sreamach
Master Illadore de Bedgrayne of Æthlemearc striking the winning blow against Iskender bey Al-Instanbuli.

By: Ashelyn Ironwood
Rapier Reporter, PI
Today, the Rapier champions of both Eastern and Middle Kingdoms met on the battlefield to represent their lieges in honorable combat. Before the fighting began, Her Majesty Queen Caoilfhionn of the East presented the Queen’s Order of Courtesy to Her Highness Una for bravery of the highest caliber. After this award was presented, the champions were ready to begin the single combat only to be delayed by a storm cell that threatened to end the battle before they could lift their weapons. Fortunately the storm dispersed and the field was deemed acceptable to fight.
The singles combat lasted two hours as the fights alternated between heavy and rapier fighters. In total, 18 single battles were fought between the East and the Middle. The final count of victories was 7 victories for the Middle and 11 victories for the East, which gave them the first rapier point of the War.

Champion’s Rapier Melee
Rapier fighters met again on the battlefield to prove their worth in melee combat right after the singles combat. The melee was structured so that there were three clashes between the Middle and East kingdoms exclusively in 15 vs 15, last man standing melees. The East swept the first three battles and claimed victory with honor. The next three battles were formatted the same way, only with the Allied forces taking the field. Following the East’s example, their allies swept through the battlefield and claimed the victories. The final battle was a 30 vs 30 between the kingdoms and their allies. In the end, the East took both War Points in total victory.

Cut and Thrust Early Period Tourney
The Cut and Thrust Triathlon began today with the Cut and Thrust Early Period Tourney. Fighters with blades that would be commonly found in the first half of the 16th century gathered to take a place in this round-robin style tournament. Every fighter would find a partner and gather at the lists for their turn in combat. Each had a score card to keep track of points gathered during each bout. The system awarded points for types of blows: 3 points for a kill without being injured, 2 points for disabling your opponent without taking an injury personally, and 1 point for a kill shot while injured yourself. After two hours of combat with 20 fighters, the final round fell between Master Christain Fournier of the Barony of Ayrton and Master Clewin of Æthlemearc. Master Clewin emerged victorious after three rounds with Master Christian. Master Tedesco da Venezia of the Middle reported that since this was only the first part of the Cut and Thrust Triathlon there would be two more individual winners for the next two events and one overall winner of the Triathlon determined by total average of points at the end.

The Chivalrous Collide

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Photo by Seᾴn Sreamach
Lord Hugo von Guthenbach (Atlantia) charging with the flag during the Allied Battle

By Uilleam of Clan Friseal
Battlefield Reporter, PI
As I approached the field of battle the sun was already baking spectators and fighters alike. Water bearers were hard at work preparing gallons of water to be given to all on the field. Unbelts of the Middle and of the East Kingdoms gathered to plan for the battle. A 30-second warning was given and the Eastern forces formed a line while the Middle remained huddled until the final moments. When the battle began, the Middle Kingdom’s Unbelts approached the Eastern line slowly until they unleashed their assault on the East. The Eastern line held strong and proved to be a tough match for the Middle as the last fighter fell quickly, giving the War Point to The East. Following the battle all fighters formed a different kind of line. They embraced and complimented their opponents skills in combat.
The Belted Champions were next to take the field, with those of the East taking longer to form ranks. The waiting seemed to have paid off as the Knights of the East took the Middle’s charge in stride and effectively reduced the numbers of their foes as quickly as possible, giving that War Point to the East. After the last fighters were down, they also formed lines to embrace and congratulate the victors and the victorious dead.
The field was made smaller for the Battle of the Allied Champions. Canon fire signaled the beginning of the battle, but it was almost drowned by the sound of the two armies colliding. Due to the smaller battlefield, each force was able to hold its line for much longer. Eventually a Fighter of the Middle broke through and nearly took the flag, but was struck down and a hold was called to reset the flag. Lines were reformed and quickly met in the middle of the battlefield. The East pushed hard against the Middle forces until they eventually divided the lines into two groups on opposite sides of the field, one of which was right next to the Midrealm’s flag. A runner from the East Kingdom took a chance and managed to capture the first flag. Midrealm took this seriously, and as the next round took much longer for the lines of either kingdom to break. The East called for reinforcements , tipping the scale in their favor when another quick fighter from captured the Middle Kingdom’s Flag. Again the armies of the Middle Kingdom came back at their foes harder, holding them back for several rounds of attacks. A Midrealm runner swiftly captured the Eastern flag. The armies met strongly in the middle of the field and held each other at bay for ages, until Eastern reinforcements pushed a weakening link in their enemy’s line and once again sent in a fast-moving fighter to capture the Middle Kingdom’s flag giving the War Point to The East.

Unclassifieds 8-6-18

Contests
CAN YOU CATCH THEM ALL? Starting Monday of War Week, be on the lookout for a young lady with a pokeball pouch. Each day, she will be dressed as a different medieval Pokemon. Find her and correctly guess each first generation Pokemon to get a daily token. Turn in five unique daily tokens to earn a special prize! First gentle to do so will earn the special prize while at War! Happy Hunting!

Events
20 Years of Celtic Bardic, WOW! Tues! Bards Haven E19 Feast and Gifts for all as usual.
Super secret Wizard Rock Show - Efenwealt & Aenor are the Blibbering Humdingers. Nerd Rock & filk for Harry Potter fans. N15 Thanet House-bring a chair. CDs available at Camelot Treasures-booth 30.
12 Step Meeting 4:00 PM Daily at Denys the Decadent’s Camp EO7 Off Great Eastern Highway. Look for 12 Steppe Sign. AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, All Welcome
7th Annual Depressing Song Competition Aug 6th 5pm at the Performing Arts Tent. Sign up at Moongate Designs.
Voyage to N’Plork, where magic & technology share a codependency. Join near award winning author, Robert G Ferrell, celebrating the release of the “TOC Chronicles” & get your copy signed. Booth 179, The Basketman, Tues 11am - 1pm.
Vardo Design Roundtable for Builders and Dreamers. Construction, design, and layout ideas, etc. Tue, Aug 7th, 11am at the Dancing Pig, 16 Bow St.

For Sale
New! More Valkyries, Books, Jewelry supplies #93 The Treasury Street of Gold
Authencity is our thing at The Treasury #93
Wearable Unicorn horns! Sparkly and fun. Space 37.
Fresh Henna paste mixed on-site daily! All natural,darkest stain! Powder and oils too. Space 37
Drums hennaed - also people! Paisly Peacock space 37.
Pennsic Music Sampler CD! New music for 2018 from Thomas Bordeaux, Rosalind Jehannel, Aneleda Falconbridge, Efenwealt Wystle, and more. Proceeds directly benefit the artists. $16.98 Camelot Treasures Booth 30 for all your favorite bards.
Are your feet looking for their sole mates? Come see us at Medieval Moccasins, Booth #140 on Battle Road.
For Sale- Medieval Moccasins old selling tent. Panther 15x20. Fair Condition. Ridge & Center poles 12 of 20 edge poles $800 OBO. See Klaus Booth #140 on Battle Road.
Delicious loose leaf teas by Tea and Absinthe, only at Materialis on Street of Gold, Space 87.
Lightweight embroidered Tunics, $20, at Materialis
The Brave, the Bold, the Caffienated! 20% off Gryffindor loose leaf tea, at Materialis, space 87.
Knives sharpened, repaired, sheaths made. Sharp Pointy Things, space 13.
Gambesons, Wool Cloaks, Robes. Sharp Pointy Things merchant 13.
Pennsic 47 Tshirts! Bayuex Tapestry Booth 90. $13 or 2 for $22(3XL & 4xXL$2 more). Credit Cards accepted.
Period Pavilions for sale and rent. 1 available on site now, 11 more available at end of war. Space 28.
Vintage war games & rules, vintage mounted medieval posters, tapestries from Belguim. Wood bowls, silver & pewter goblets & mugs. Garb, new & used. Books 10% off, toys & dolls 20% off, & more. Space 28
Hauberk with attached coif and aventail, slightly tailored. Medium size. Made/worn by a knight. sp 28.
Mannequins & Dummies - merchants, garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin. Mediaeval Misc, Space 28.
Loom (4 shaft/6 treadle), spinning wheel. Celtic motif cotton fabric from Belfast, Ireland. 1000 yards other fabrics. Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28.
Dodge Caliber 2011 good cond. 162K $3500 734-883-9893. Grey Uptown-loaded, reliable, good tires.
Need a gift for your pet/house sitter? Hand turned wood pens at Neverland Designs #121.
Kids garb. Most in 100% cotton. Neverland Design #121.
Linen Viking Aprons. Size small-3X. $66. Neverland Designs #121.
See us at site 48 for the only horse tails and white wolf pelts. Special on shelf bracket, viking chairs and quality garb. Or just come and look 20x24 New Marquee at Pennsic Canvas $1800 or my deluxe package for $2600. See at site 48. The Crossing.
My Alchemist has achieved the transformation of form and left this mortal plane. But he’s left me all his stuff. The sale is at Garb by Loren 166 Fleet St.
Library sale. Non-fiction. 166 Fleet St.
Costumes by Loren has changed its name to Garb by Loren. Same business, same space, new name. 166 Fleet St.
For sale: 1/4 size fiddle. Best for 5 to 7 yo. Carlo Robelli Bran with Hard case w/2 chin rests, rosin & 2 worn out bows. See Brian Fitzgerald at Windmasters Hill Camp. $110.00 firm. txt 919-622-8649.
Not coming back! Selling: 8’ table and benches in a box. Seats 8. $25. Large wooden chest 6’x22’, fitted w/removable liner for use as cooler, $60. Two 46’ tables, polyurethaned plywood, octagonal copy from Cluny Museum, $75. Plain $25. Alice (412)715-6685.
For sale Canvas Camp Sibley Tent Ultimate 400. 13ft Round modern canvas $500. Ca mp Morningwood. E19.
For Sale: Commercial grill with stand immediately available $400 OBO text 814-392-6965. See at W08 Runestone Watch.
Need a family photo? Stop by “A Leather Crafter” Booth 56. We have stocks set up for up to 4 people at a time for a family holiday photo etc.
Reuseable straws in plastic or silicone, includes carrying/storage pouch & cleaning brush: $6 ea or 2 for $10. Designs by J, booth #162.
12ft Yurt for Sale. $400. Come see at E9.
Beer on Wheels! Custom made rolling cart. Holds 5 corny kegs, jockey box 2 stage regulator and 20lb CO2 cylinder. All included $300 OBO. Barony of Carillion N-10, Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Rupert.
Camp Supplies! Angle irons 20+ for sheet walls $2 ea. Banner poles 14’ tubing $1 ea. Gate with castle walls 2x10 cross beam 4x4 posts $50. Barony of Carillion N10, Corner of Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Tysha.
Sale: Selected recurve bows starting at $69. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Selected Longbows starting at $99. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: 6 free arrows with selected takedown bows. Greybar Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Youth bows starting at $20. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Incline propane water heater for sale. $50 or best offer. Ask for Alaric or Arianna Polyhymnia N10 on Cariadoc’s Path. Look for the trailer w/blue shutters.
For Sale: Used Pavillon 12’x14’ all ropes, poles & stakes included. Roof needs to be resealed. $200 or best offer. Don’t want to take it home. See it at Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Tenmari books for sale. Many authors. Space 37.
20x20 Traders Tent $700.00 w/ropes, poles, stakes. Merch Space 4. Avail Sat 11th AM.
Viking Wedge $500 OBO. Must pick up by Thursday B7 Talbots Keep. Size is 14.6 by 17. Huge! Pretty! Very Good Shape! Call 724-550-5352
14FT Yurt For Sale. Needs some repair. $700 or best offer. Inquire with Crow @ Black Talon @ E18. Please txt 412-526-7688.

General
If you made a purchase @ Merchant #20 Sheep Thrills Aug 1-2, we had a problem with our CC reader. Please check in w/us ASAP if you bought a shawl or belt.
Pokemon Go Players- Want to trade regionals? Coordinate @ Merchant #40, Tomas the Lapidary. Be discreet, please.
Filming will occur in public areas on Monday, August 6 and Tuesday August 7. Please be present between 9 am and 6 pm.
Pennsic War Photo Portraits thru Fri pm. Contact Lady Erzulie @ judithtacelliphoto@gmail.com 617-686-1843 www.judithtacelliphoto.com.
Camp realizes their name is Burning Hand, not Burning Ham! Stop bringing meat! Please!
Wulfden Scientific Dept. discovers new breed after meet and greet with 3 swans and white swallows; 3 swallows on a Red Branch.
Dahlraidia has meet and greet. Finds member missing since Pennsic XXXVI.
Carol James, author of “Sprang Unsprung” will be doing an informal series of demos at Miriam’s Yarns and Fibers (space 58) from 10 - 12 on Sunday and Monday. Her books will also be available.
“NO” means “NO”! This goes for alcohol as well as sex.
Thank you for the wonderful production of Mr. Shakespheare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing” I can’t wait to see your production of “Macbeth.” YIS Badger Bagbane.
In support of Pennsic Attendees, Two grief counselors will be available from noon to 5 on Wed 8/8 in EK Royal. Any ? email seneschaleastkingdom.org.

Help Wanted
Wanted: PA Accountant/CPA Call Joseph 317-946-3000.
Wanted: Strong Arms to run rolling mill. Paid piecework. Inquire @ Merchant #40 Tomas the Lapidary.

Lost & Found
Amber cabochon pendant with greyhound & butterfly carved from back. Lost around the lake. REWARD. text 423-530-3224.

Memorials
The Twentieth Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 9, Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.

Personals
Domenica - I liked that old truck, but you are my true love. Years past and years ahead, I do love your face.
We love you, OG!!! Pennsic

PI Saturday August 4, 2018

Minions For Hire!

By Catella of Cilicia
Features Reporter, PI

“Time for a water break!”
The blood, sweat, and tears of Pennsic preparation and even tear down are unarguably exhausting. Whether setting up camp or digging ditches, whether cooking meals or going topside for materials, precious energy is all too commonly lost in the battle against the Dragon of Immense Effort.
The Pennsic Independent has breaking news on said dragon battle, though: Did you know the Dragon of Immense Effort can be a multiplayer fight? That’s right! No need to go it alone, consider hiring a Minion!
Facebook groups such as Pennsic War Minion Union (PWMU) and SCA Maids and Valets are examples of increasingly popular online spaces where Pennsic goers/workers “Minions” can find work and those hiring can find workers.
PWMU was founded in 2014 by friends Shelby and Joe, who were looking to create a better, more effective collective resource for finding work at Pennsic.
“[It started] as a way to organize our friends and a few interested Minions to more easily find work/provide help and to [ensure] Minions were treated a little better,” Shelby says.
Shelby also notes that one of the biggest changes they’ve encountered in the past 4 years is significant group growth. With consistent additions to the group, there are fundamental yet functional changes to the group:
“Now that it’s so much bigger, micromanaging it in the ways we were before isn’t as possible anymore,” Shelby says.
While the admin team can no longer closely coordinate matching workers to those needing work, the group now runs fairly autonomously with both Minions and hirers seeking and finding their own matches. Despite taking a step back from facilitating direct connections, group administrators continue to remain watchful and provide guidance and moderation.
When asked about the potential problems the group has encountered, Shelby says that in general, the group has fared surprisingly well.
“Not many problems, considering. Generally just providing a place for people to seek out Minions/work has done us well. We have a handful of unhappy customers and Minions, but you always will.”
As a Minion group co-creator and an administrator for four years, Shelby has experience enough to provide ample words of advice for those on either side of the working fence:
“The only things I would like [to mention] on both sides are these: … Minions are people. Provide them with water and pay them their due, please. And to the Minions, for all the love of all that is decent, arrange for your pay before work. Do not renegotiate after.”
If you’re looking to have more positive experiences with your hired Minions, here’s additional insights from Shelby:
Be honest about how many people you need to assist you.
State your pay rate clearly and honestly.
Clearly convey your location, camp, or booth, as well as your on-site arrival time.
Leave reliable contact information with your Minion.
Don’t downplay how much you need. Be honest and explain exactly what you need.
Be on time, where you’ll say you’ll be, and when.

Whether you physically cannot perform a task, have overbooked yourself, or just need another pair of hands, don’t go it alone if you don’t have to. Seek out the Minions seeking you. On the flip side, if you’re looking for work, tag in for the battle by using the groups on Facebook as powerful resources to connect you to someone who could use your assistance.
Ready to find/get done with that exhausting Pennsic labor? You can find the Pennsic War Minion Union at http://www.facebook.com/groups/1533580776858888.
If you’re looking for minion assistance across other events (but also Pennsic!), you can find SCA Maids and Valets online at http://www.facebook.com/groups/151012534924224.
Note: to gain entrance on either groups, answer the questions that pop up after clicking the “Join Group” button just beneath the large header image. These questions are not in to discourage membership, but to keep out bots and advertisers.
You’ve got the weapons. Now armor up, and with a Minion beside you, show the Dragon of Immense Effort who’s boss!

The Janissary Band Returns

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The first incarnation of the Janissary Band.
Photo provided by Master Osman-Türkoglu

By Magistra Nicolaa de Bracton
Editor in Chief, PI

This story begins with a tale of inspiration. At Pennsic XXII, my third Pennsic, I turned a corner in the Pennsic marketplace and was suddenly presented with a sight out of history: a large band, including percussion and wind instruments, as well as singers, all wearing caftans in the Turkish style, with a unique marching style. Wonderstruck, I asked, “What is THAT?” “That’s the Janissary Band,” my companion told me. I missed the next two Pennsics and never saw them again. I wondered whether perhaps it was all a dream. Fast forward to earlier this year, when a call went out to re-form the Janissary Band, and I enthusiastically jumped forward. I interviewed Master Osman Türkoglu, from the Kingdom of Atlantia, to learn a little more about just what I’d signed up for.
Tell me a little about the history (real-world) of the Janissary Band. (when, where, why, etc.) What kind of instruments are played? What kind of music was performed?
The actual historic name of the Janissary Band is Mehter or Mehteran. Our group’s name is Osmanlı Mehter Takımı, which means Ottoman Mehter Team (which is proper Turkish usage). It is believed that the first “mehter” was sent to the first Ottoman Sultan, Osman I, by the Seljuk Sultan Alaeddin Keykubad III, in A.D. 1300, as a present along with a letter that saluted the newly formed Ottoman state. The gift of musical instruments (drum, horn, cymbals, and horsetail standard) represented the power of the ruler. From then on, every day after the afternoon prayer “mehter” played for the Ottoman ruler. The notion of a military marching band, such as those in use even today, began to be borrowed from the Ottoman Empire in the 16th century. The mehteran was usually associated with the Janissary corps of the Army. The mehteran accompanied the Army in battle, inspiring the troops. There are legends of Balkan cities surrendering at the sound of the approaching Ottoman Army and mehter band. The main body of the Mehteran was historically based in the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul, and was responsible for the performance of all official music in the palace, as well as teaching in the Palace Enderun School.
The traditional instruments of the Mehteran are: zurna (shawm), boru (brass horn), kös (kettledrums), davul (double-sided drum), nakarra (small kettledrums), Zil (cymbals), and cevgen (the human voice). Because music was not commonly notated in the Ottoman Empire until the 17th century, much of the music repertoire did not survive. Our band has a body of 14th century musical compositions by Abdulkadir Meragi. We also have a fragment of a Hungarian interpretation of a Mehteran march from the Siege of Belgrade in 1521, which we are redeveloping into a march. The sound associated with the mehteran also exercised an influence on European classical music with composers such as Joseph Haydn, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, and Ludwig von Beethoven all writing compositions inspired by or designed to imitate the music of the mehter.
Tell me a little about the SCA history of the Band. When was it last done at Pennsic? Why bring it back?
Twenty years ago I was traveling to Turkey to study and collect traditional music. There, I was thrilled to experience the reenacted Janissary Band on their daily parade in Topkapi Palace. It inspired me to raise my own Janissary Band to parade through the marketplace of Pennsic. As the founder of the Turco-Persian band TURKU, Nomads of the Silk Road, I was already familiar with the Middle Eastern music and dance community at Pennsic. I contacted several musician friends and proposed the idea. Enough zurna players, drummers and even singers signed on that we eventually had over 20 participants who learned a song and the traditional Janissary March step. Of course, the more we performed the more interest we generated. As members came and went, we still managed to maintain our numbers. The first band performed for 3 years before the new creative urges that was TURKU captured us. Also, I don’t like something creative to get stale and expected. I want to surprise and inspire people. That’s part of the magic.
Having retired from fighting in 1994, I came to view Pennsic as a blank canvas ripe for creative expression. It has manifested in a myriad of ways by other artists, from the Chalk Horse of Uffington being laid out overnight on Mt Aislin, to the Japanese Fertility Parade, to small intimate expressions of creativity that occur every minute of every day. There is a tremendous energy at Pennsic, andit has inspired me for decades. The Janissary Band is a big collaboration with many, many artists and creative people. Even the design and creation of more authentic garb and equipment for the new group incorporated lifelong historical reenactors and museum professionals. For the past three years, I have been teaching an Ottoman Singing Class at Pennsic after Mistress Baroness Zubaida, of the Midrealm, issued a challenge for more period Middle Eastern music and dance. In December, 2017 someone in the music group mused about how neat it would be to have the Janissary Band. That was the spark that erupted into the past year’s creative obsession. We put out the call, and were overwhelmed by the response, including veterans from 20 years ago. My house has looked like a storeroom at Topkapi Palace for the past 6-months.
How does organizing it this time compare with the last time you did it? How have you recruited members? Do you have an idea of how many SCA kingdoms are represented?
Facebook has facilitated our organization tremendously. It comes with its own complications, but we can reach the entire SCA, as well as specialty groups, instantly. In the past we used mostly email and got it done. But now, we are sharing music and recordings and videos, and creating Pinterest pages with pictures of uniforms and equipment. Members are going off on their own tangents, researching their own developing interests. Members are even sharing Ottoman cooking recipes. Most members were recruited through announcements on other Facebook groups, essentially stating á la The Blues Brothers: “Hey, we’re getting the band back together.” People who participated, or even just experienced the band 20 years ago, signed up. Much like the Ottoman Empire, we are an all-inclusive multicultural group with members from a dozen kingdoms spanning the Known World, as well as interested supporters from four continents.
What have the members been doing to prepare, and how will they continue this at Pennsic?
Our members have been preparing for the past 8 months, researching and sewing 16th century Ottoman garb and accoutrements. They have been listening to and learning how to play and sing in Turkish, the song that the group will perform this year. They had to learn that while the Court spoke Ottoman Turkish, the soldiers spoke Common Turkish, and thus the language of our song. Here at “The Palace” we have been sewing Janissary uniforms and headgear, replicating historic horsetail standards and battle flags, building authentic musical instruments, and even working with our old friends at Crafty Celts to replicate 15th century Ottoman metal fittings from our collection. We have even created an Ottoman pavilion. All of this has required a tremendous amount of research, the constant growth of our Ottoman library, and learning new skills.
Where can Pennsic-goers see the band perform?
The Osmanlı Mehter Takımı will perform at Opening Ceremonies on the Battlefield on Saturday evening. We will also parade through the Marketplace on Monday, Aug 6, at 2:00 pm.
What have you gotten out of this process, both back when you started it and now?
When we first did this, 20 years ago, it was the fun and interest of indulging in this exotic Ottoman culture. Now, we are endeavoring to be even more historically correct in order to impart a more immersive experience for our audience. Mundanely, I am in the middle of working on a doctoral degree. Being able to slip off and do a little sewing or crafting has been a constructive and rejuvenating distraction. I’ve just have to manage the Pinterest searches. As stated, my library has grown, but with it, so too has my research and body of knowledge. This has brought my wife and me even closer as we actively pursue our shared interests in Seljuk and Ottoman history and culture. I have marveled at her accomplishment of new skills in the digital restoration and replication of historic textiles, so much for our purposes. And, we have made many new SCA and mundane friends with similar historic and cultural interests. I’m even learning Turkish thumb ring archery.
As for me, I’ve got my uniform ready, I’ve learned to sing in Turkish, and am greatly looking forward to “running away with a Janissary marching band,” as I have been telling all my friends. Keep an eye out for it at Opening Ceremonies and on Monday!

Unclassifieds 8-4-18

20 Years of Celtic Bardic, WOW! Tues! Bards Haven E19 Feast and Gifts for all as usual.
The Laurel Vigil of THL Aurelia Rosetti, painter, will be Sunday 5 Aug at Newbridge Encampment (N08) 7pm-11pm.
Vardo Design Round Table for builders and dreamers. Construction techniques, roofs, trailers, siding, etc. Sun Aug 5 11 am at Dancing Pig, 16 Bow St.
Gish Gish Gish Sat @ noon. Meet at Info Point to do imposs teaparts, human pinball, pillow fight, chain belly laugh, etc. Gish.
12 Step Meeting 4:00 PM Daily at Denys the Decadent’s Camp EO7 Off Great Eastern Highway. Look for 12 Steppe Sign. AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, All Welcome
7th Annual Depressing Song Competition Aug 6th 5pm at the PAT. Sign up at Moongate Designs.

For Sale
Pennsic Music Sampler CD! New music for 2018 from Thomas Bordeaux, Rosalind Jehannel, Aneleda Falconbridge, Efenwealt Wystle, and more. Proceeds directly benefit the artists. $16.98 Camelot Treasures Booth 30 for all your favorite bards.
Are your feet looking for their sole mates? Come see us at Medieval Moccasins, Booth #140 on Battle Road.
For Sale- Medieval Moccasins old selling tent. Panther 15x20. Fair Condition. Ridge & Center poles 12 of 20 edge poles $800 OBO. See Klaus Booth #140 on Battle Road.
Pennsic 47 Tshirts! Bayuex Tapestry Booth 90. $13 or 2 for $22(3XL & 4xXL $2 more). Credit Cards accptd.
Period Pavilions for sale and rent. 1 available on site now, 11 more available at end of war. Space 28.
Hauberk with attached coif and aventail, slightly tailored. Medium size made/worn by a knight. sp 28.
Mannequins & Dummies - merchants, garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin. Mediaeval Misc, Space 28.
Loom (4 shaft/6 treadle), spinning wheel. Celtic motif cotton fabric from Belfast, Ireland. 1000 yards other fabrics. Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28.
Recurve bow -45# right hand $150 Camp Greenwood E18
Dodge Caliber ‘11 good cond. 162K $3500 734-883-9893. Grey Uptown-loaded, reliable, good tires.
Son of Sandlar Boots, black & burg, size ladies 10M (41). Worn twice. Asking $275. Farasha at Full Circle, 732-666-1390.
See us at site 48 for the only horse and white wolf tails. Special on shelf bracket, viking chairs and quality garb. Or just come and look. 20x24 New Marquee at Pennsic Canvas $1800 or my deluxe package for $2600. See at site 48. The Crossing.
My Alchemist has achieved the transformation of form and left this mortal plane. But he’s left me all his stuff. The sale is at Garb by Loren 166 Fleet St.
Library sale. Non-fiction. 166 Fleet St.
New! More Valkyries, Books, Jewelry supplies #93 The Treasury Street of Gold
If you made a purchase @ Merchant #20 Sheep Thrills Aug 1-2, we had a problem with our CC reader. Please check in w/us ASAP if you bought a shawl or belt.
Free 5 by 7 tarps. Bards Haven E19.
Wearable Unicorn horns! Sparkly and fun. Space 37.
Fresh Henna paste mixed on-site daily! All natural,darkest stain! Powder and oils too. Space 37
Authencity is our thing at The Treasury #93
Drums hennaed - also people! Paisly Peacock space 37.
Delicious loose leaf teas by Tea and Absinthe, only at Materialis on Street of Gold, Space 87.
Lightweight embroidered Tunics, $20, at Materialis
Knives sharpened, repaired, sheaths made. Sharp Pointy Things, space 13.
Gambesons, Wool Cloaks, Robes. Sharp Pointy Things merchant 13.
Vintage war games & rules, vintage mounted medieval posters, tapestries from Belguim. Wood bowls, silver & pewter goblets & mugs. Garb, new & used. Books 10% off, toys & dolls 20% off, & more. Space 28
Pokemon Go Players- Want to trade regionals? Coordinate @ Merchant #40, Tomas the Lapdary. Be discreet, please.
Need a gift for your pet/house sitter? Hand turned wood pens at Neverland Designs #121.
Kids garb. Most in 100% cotton. Neverland Design #121.
Linen Viking Aprons. Size small-3X. $66. Neverland Designs #121.
Want to send a message? Tygresark Poetry & Black Dragon Society can write the message of your heart & brain & deliver them to your loved/hated ones. Heroic Odes; Love Sonnets; Dirty Limericks; & Hate Haiku all available. Multiple languages, Translation available, or musical accompaniment for a small fee. Tell your friends. Or we will.
Costumes by Loren has changed it’s name to Garb by Loren. Same business, same space, new name. 166 Fleet St.

Help Wanted
Wanted: PA Accountant/CPA Call Joseph 317-946-3000.
Wanted: Strong Arms to run rolling mill. Paid piecework. Inquire @ Merchant #40 Tomas the Lapidary.
Lost & Found
Lost my upper torso aluminum lamalar armor black 550 cord lacing. Has a Black Boars Inn leather tag on front. I will provide a substantial Reward! 814-229-0147 E30 Nightshade.
Memorials
The Twentieth Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 9, Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.
Announcements
Claus the Toymaker has left the site, and will not be returning to Pennsic 47. His Pennsic 47 T-shirts will be available at Viking Archery Supply (#12) and Mediaeval Miscellanea(#28) for the rest of War.

PI Sunday August 5, 2018

PI Thursday August 9, 2018

A Tale of Camels, Dragons, and Princesess

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Photo by Seᾴn Sreamach
Nora Ishlar, 3, of Atlantia painting a tapestry with her mom.

By THL Mary of Montevale
Features Reporter, PI

What can do if you go to the Children's Fete at Pennsic?
If you are Sir Erwin Bloodaxe, the Kingdom of Atlantia's newest knight and just elevated yesterday, you go to the Children's Fete in order to join your King and your Prince in the boffer lists, and allow a slender young girl to bring you to your knees—more than once.
If you are Sir Edwin's wife, Mistress Mary Isabel, you spend over two hours with a fine brush in your hand painting many young faces. Cordelia (age 10, Æthelmearc) knew even before she came to the Fete that she wanted to be Malificent. Her younger sister Elwyn (age 5) became a dragon thanks to some paint, and Katherine (7, Ealdormere) was a pink puppy.
If you are the Baron of Ponte Alto, also known as Alric the Mad, you run the camel races in which every child ends up a winner and receives a sticker. Many of the camels on this day bore a strong bodily resemblance to hobby horses, but had much larger noses and names on their necks. Some camels were girls (you could tell by the name) and were often the preferred choice of young female guests.
If you are Baroness Arnbjorg from the Barony of Stierbach, you preside over three (!) craft tables where 300 paper crowns are being adorned with innumerable stick-on gem stone in all colors and lots of stick-on shiny stars, so that the fete becomes filled with youngsters showing off their crowns and letting the grown-ups all see how bling should be done.
If you are Mistress Asalah al-Hina, you are once again painting elaborate henna designs on young hands.
If you are Mistress Morwenna Trevethan, you are instructing young would-be boffer fighters that they cannot enter the list unless they can tell the lady at the entrance the secret password. You also take time to speak with me and relate how His Highness of Atlantia pushed a wheel-chair-bound young lady around the list field so she could land boffer blows on her adult opponent. “We do our best to make accommodations so that all the children can participate in the activities they want to,” Mistress Morwenna told me.
If you are Lady Svava and Lady Torvi (both East), you arrive extra early to sign in 83 volunteers from five Kingdoms (Atlantia, Ansteorra, East, Meridies, and the Midrealm), and then relieve other volunteers to help finish up the job of registering 281 children and 201 adults for the Fete. There was also one unofficial volunteer from Æthelmearc, a man who stopped at the tote bag-and-banners painting station and sat down to create some free-hand additional outline drawings for the kids.
If you are Snow White for the day, you hand out many red enameled apple charms strung on thin white ribbons and remain totally in persona when I ask if any are poison apples, replying in a Disney Princess voice, “I would NEVER harm a child!”
If you are Sean, the PI photographer, you take lots and lots of pictures of grinning, bouncy delighted children, like the young man with Batman logos painted on his face, Fallyn (7, Atlantia) who had a balloon winged unicorn in the exactly-right colors of pink and purple, and the numerous young musicians who picked up some of the percussion instruments displayed on a bench and proceeded to keep the beat right along with the volunteer adult musicians.
All of these examples of what happened at the twenty-first annual Children's Fete are just one way of showing exactly why Fete Coordinator Lady Jacintha of Highland Foorde, who is also the Kingdom of Atlantia's Youth Minister, can say, “I love our volunteers!”
Her deputy, Mistress Cairistiona de Coueren (Alantia) asked that I remind all of you here at Pennsic—and those of you reading the PI at home—that Kingdoms and Baronies all over the Known Worlde can support the Fete by running an activity next year at the Pennsic 48 Children's Fete. If you want to volunteer to help out as a single individual next year, there are also many ways you can help on the day of the Fete. Please check on Facebook for the group's page.

Jacen Orland, 5, of Atlantia fighting for honor during Whack a Knight By Sean Sreamach.jpg

Lives of the Pennsic Saints

By Guillaume de St. Ferriol
Features Reporter, PI

For many people, playing in the SCA evolves into a life-long hobby. This may be doubly true for Lilias from the Shire Quintavia who, for her 15th Pennsic, is introducing her second generation to the SCA. Although Pennsic veterans, this year Lilias and her husband have brought along their 17 month old son and it’s a whole new Pennsic all over again.
Pennsic can bombard even grizzled SCAdians with overwhelming stimuli, and like all facets of child rearing, even the epic nature of the war is intensified when diffracted through parenthood. “My husband and I really love making the trip out every August, but we had to take last year off.” Now she says one of the joys of the event is to see Pennsic through her baby’s eyes. “He’s fascinated by all the people and tents and everywhere we look there’s something new to be amazed by,” she says. The legendary generosity of Pennsic spirit is also shown daily since, “Everyone who interacts with us is so sweet!”
However, taking care of a toddler really has its ups and downs. Beyond the never-ending work as well as the extra baby-gear required, Lilias explains that, “With this heat it can be so hard to keep him comfortable and hydrated.” Once the baby’s not happy, no one is happy. Also, just like back home, being a new parent can not only be exhausting, but a bit isolating. Even though she loves her camp and campmates, there will always be a little difference from folks who are all in the early 30’s with no kids. In addition to her husband taking his turns, she has coped with some regular Breakfast and Baby meet ups at the playground. Unfortunately, one “Pennsic for Babies” class she had hoped to take had a 9am start time, which proved to be a bit impractical. “I found that I needed a class that would tell me how I could possibly have made it to this class!”, she exclaimed. With a baby-sitting shift imminent, Lilias from the Shire Quintavia expressed another of the more subtle gifts of parenthood. “Since my me-time is more limited, I find that I really appreciate the things that I do sneak in.” She had a list of classes to enjoy and absolutely intended to poke at least a few people with a sword before the end of the war.
Lilias has been with Shire Quintavia for about seven years. She resettled from nearby Carolingia where she was introduced to our gentle populace at her college. She has always had an interest in medieval subjects, but like many of us, found Ren fairs just a little “too goofy” and she was thrilled to have stumbled on to something more substantial and participatory. Now a 16th century English fencer, her early entry was through dancing and an active cooking guild. Many SCA chapters might learn an essential lesson from considering what really hooked her into the Society - an organized fencing course that was offered by the college chapter. This consisted of an eight-week class, which not only provided more structure and a sense of progress, it also provided the 15 people in the group with a cohort that they could share the journey with, which gave them an immediate peer group. Out of her original class, more than half of the newbies have remained as active and serious SCAdians close to twenty years later.
The richness of the Society also brought Lilias together with her husband, who she met through fencing at local events. Having a partner who also plays in the SCA does make it easier to remain connected to the hobby she loves. Even though it is a little harder to get out to weekly practices, she is still able to get in her chops with pickup matches while her husband shares baby duties. Although her husband remains a bit more active and has become perhaps one of the premier fencing masters in the East, she did find it necessary to take some time because of the demands of being the parent of a young child.
Whether this story of SCA romance and marriage will naturally carry over for their son, only time will tell. Cuter than a baroque button in his garb, they have not picked a SCA name for their son yet. Lilias says, “We will certainly continue to bring him to events with us, especially day trips, but we need him to be able to choose his own name.” Pennsic is the SCA’s premier event but it is only the public face of our vast and fulfilling hobby. At times overlooked by those friends who have not yet seen its appeal, it is inspiring to recognize that there must be something special to a Society that was the primary venue to bringing together this young family who show every sign of carrying this “hobby” through yet another generation.

Unclassifieds 8-9-18

Contests
CAN YOU CATCH THEM ALL? Starting Monday of War Week, be on the lookout for a young lady with a pokeball pouch. Each day, she will be dressed as a different medieval Pokemon. Find her and correctly guess each first generation Pokemon to get a daily token. Turn in five unique daily tokens to earn a special prize! First gentle to do so will earn the special prize while at War! Happy Hunting!

Events
Super secret Wizard Rock Show -CORRECTION! Thursday 7:30pm. The Blibbering Humdingers. N15 Thanet House-bring a chair. NEW CDs available at Camelot Treasures-booth 30.
12 Step Meeting 4:00 PM Daily at Denys the Decadent's Camp EO7 Off Great Eastern Highway. Look for 12 Steppe Sign. AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, All Welcome
Vardo Design Round Table for Builders and Dreamers, design, construction, and ideas. Thur Aug 9th at 11am. Dancing Pig Pottery 16 Bow St.
Interested in a Build-Your-Own Vardo Makers weekend near Gettysburg? Send me an email: metaotter@gmail.com
Yes Please Touch! Chainmaille Steve invites you to come talk, touch, and learn about all the things you can do with chainmaille. It’s more than just shirts. Sitting outside Kafe Merhaba every day 9ish to 4ish.

For Sale
New! More Valkyries, Books, Jewelry supplies #93 The Treasury Street of Gold
Authencity is our thing at The Treasury #93
Wearable Unicorn horns! Sparkly and fun. Space 37.
Fresh Henna paste mixed on-site daily! All natural,darkest stain! Powder and oils too. Space 37
Drums hennaed - also people! Paisly Peacock space 37.
Pennsic Music Sampler CD! New music for 2018 from Thomas Bordeaux, Rosalind Jehannel, Aneleda Falconbridge, Efenwealt Wystle, and more. Proceeds directly benefit the artists. $16.98 Camelot Treasures Booth 30 for all your favorite bards.
Are your feet looking for their sole mates? Come see us at Medieval Moccasins, Booth #140 on Battle Road.
Delicious loose leaf teas by Tea and Absinthe, only at Materialis on Street of Gold, Space 87.
Period Pavilions - new & used, for sale and rent. 1on site for immediate delivery, 11 more at end of war. Custom Pavillions - colors, intricate shapes & faux-buildings our specialty. Details & free catalog at Mediaeval Miscellanea,Space 28.
Vintage war games & rules, vintage mounted medieval posters, tapestries from Belguim. Wood bowls, silver & pewter goblets & mugs. Garb, new & used. Books 22% off, toys & dolls 25% off, & more. Space 28
Hauberk with attached coif and aventail, slightly tailored. Medium size. Made/worn by a knight. sp 28.
Mannequins & Dummies - merchants, garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin. Mediaeval Misc, Space 28.
Spinning wheel. Celtic motif cotton fabric from Belfast, Ireland. 1000 yards other fabrics. Cotton velveteen 25% off. Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28.
Need a gift for your pet/house sitter? Hand turned wood pens at Neverland Designs #121.
Kids garb. Most in 100% cotton. Neverland Design #121.
My Alchemist has achieved the transformation of form and left this mortal plane. But he’s left me all his stuff. The sale is at Garb by Loren 166 Fleet St.
Library sale. Non-fiction. 166 Fleet St.
Costumes by Loren has changed its name to Garb by Loren. Same business, same space, new name. 166 Fleet St.
18x18 Panther Pavillion with floor. On battlefield to see 234-788-7337 $1,600.
Looking for Chainmail Jewelry? Visit Graybarr’s Archery. Check out Elfrhys Designs Space 92.
Reuseable straws in plastic or silicone, includes carrying/storage pouch & cleaning brush: $6 ea/2 for $10. Designs by J, booth #162.
Sale: Selected recurve bows starting at $69. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Selected Longbows starting at $99. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: 6 free arrows with selected takedown bows. Greybar Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Youth bows starting at $20. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
For Sale: Used Pavillon 12’x14’ all ropes, poles & stakes included. Roof needs to be resealed. $200 or best offer. Don’t want to take it home. See it at Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Tenmari books for sale. Many authors. Space 37.
20x20 Traders Tent $700.00 w/ropes, poles, stakes. Merch Space 4. Avail Sat 11th AM.
14FT Yurt For Sale. Needs some repair. $700 or best offer. Inquire with Crow @ Black Talon @ E18. Please txt 412-526-7688.
Efenwealt Live cd’s. This years show. Booth 30.
For Sale: 20 ft Geodesic dome frame. $200 or best offer. See Morgan Wolfsinger @ Moongate Designs, St of Gold Booth 90.
Tent $800. 15x9 ft with 6ft fly canvas, poles, ropes, & stakes. 814-244-9124 E22. Pick up Friday.
10% Off our Tardis Tea Collection @ Materialis. #87 Street of Gold.
We’re still mad with too much stuff! Prices slashed through end of war! Medieval Miscellanea, @#28.
Tent repair supplies on site, incl. carport joints. Waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, much more. Medieval Miscellanea, space 28.
14x14 Center pole marquee tent. Canvas & center pole only. 7 foot walls. Fair to good condition $400. Merchant space #118. Ask for Drogo. Avail Sat.
For sale: Handmade breakdown 2-wheel cart! $100. Gryphon’s Rest, N31.
One canvas pabilion 12x16 with awinging, sunroof, and mudflaps. The poles and ropes are included. $500. Come take a look. It is located at N05 - Sign of The Rampet Dragon. It has held up well throught all kinds of storms. The canvas is in great shape,and the sunroof lets all the hot air out during the day. Don’t miss out on this great deal! Stop by today!
Two 6foot collapsible trestle tables $50 w/4 benches. All pine stained/sealed light tops. 4 yrs old, uxsed only at Pennsic. Have some slight warping. All collapsible. Avail. Saturday. Text Gwynn 847-404-8927.
For Sale: Tulo comfort series 10” foam bed (Queen). Bought new for Pennsic. Used 6 days at this war. $650 or best offer. Txt 857-234-0354. Pick up Fri.
20x24 Panther new at Pennsic, canvas only. $1700. Deluxe package $2700. Site 48. 724-421-5394.
Viking Wedge Tent- Panther 7x8x7 green. Excellent canvas. Almost new $600 or best offer- Camelot Treasures #30.
For Sale: 9x12 oval pavilion. See @ Bleu Unicorn. #183.
Linen Viking Aprons. Size small-3x. $66. Neverland Designs #121.

General
If you made a purchase @ Merchant #20 Sheep Thrills Aug 1-2, we had a problem with our CC reader. Please check in w/us ASAP if you bought a shawl or belt.
Closing the lid in the loo sends the smell up the flue! This Privy PSA brought to you by Camelot Treasures Booth 30.
Pennsic HHH Thur 1:00 pm w-12 (the Pennisula, not Willow Point) live A-B trail On-On.
“NO” means “NO”! This goes for alcohol as well as sex.
Are you a Chi Omega? I would love to know if I have any Scadian Sisters. If you are a chi-o, email me at jcaitlynnschultz98@gmail.com.
RECALL - Black gauze tie-leg Harem (poofy) pants from Caravan Crossroads may be part of a fabric recall. If you bought these pants this year, pls allow us to check them, and replace if they are part of the recall. We apologize for the inconvenience!
FREE to a good home: Aluminum poles for a vintage Sears Hillary screen tent. Dernehealde Camp, W10.
Three Swans Inn Scientific research would like to announce that after measuring 444 women, that witches’ bosoms are one half a degree cooler than non-witches’ bosoms.
Due to misprint in class schedule - NO Tea Ceremony this evening in Kaminari.

Help Wanted
Armstreet looking for two strong individuals, to help with booth striking and packing at Saturday, who are willing to work for cash or store credit (very reasonable compensation).
Breakdown help needed. 11-5 Friday; 10-5 on Sat. Flex hours, good pay, food & drink. Med. Misc. sp28
Carpenter Wanted, job at Cooper’s Lake before winter. cellio@pobox.com or visit Polyhymnia, N10.
Help wanted for pack up Friday nite. Cash or goods. Site 48, 742-421-5394.

Lost & Found
Amber cabochon pendant with greyhound & butterfly carved from back. Lost around the lake. REWARD. text 423-530-3224.

Memorials
The Twentieth Memorial Ship will sail TONIGHT (weather permitting). Procession will gather at White Wolf & Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane. 9PM. We will proceed to Runestone Park, then the spit for the launch. Musicians welcome.

Personals
To Vik.: A tent, a bed, a cooler, some garb, & you - that’s all I need for a good Pennsic! Love, Dom.
It’s been said that ‘A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality’. Thank you for dreaming together!
Queen Bee: To let you know we are “Bee-ing” good. The Hive.
To all of Never, Never in W-10, and especially to the one in the round period tent, have a great Pennsic. I wish I could be there. Love Dad.
Frank, Please forgive me and consider taking me back! Sincerely, Lothair.

PI Tuesday August 7, 2018

Fight to the Death

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Photo by Seᾴn Sreamach
Combatants throwing, trying to break Black Talon’s resilient shieldwall during the Field Battle.

By Uilleam of Clan Friseal
Battlefield Reporter, PI

The air was buzzing with excitement as fighters convened under shade and on the edges of the battlefield. They took their positions, then a cannon blast marked the start of battle. Combatants of both armies formed tight units and forced the fight to spread across the whole field. These tight formations held for some time until they began to pinwheel across the battlefield. The Eastern forces were slowly broken down until finally the Midrealm took down its final foe and claimed victory for the first pass and the first available War Point.
For the second pass, the air gradually filled with the sound of fighters on both sides counting down until the cannon fired. Both armies marched in tight formation. The East reached the center of the field where they were commanded to halt and wait for Midrealm forces to meet them. Following an extended standoff, the order was given for the armies of the Midrealm to charge where they met the Eastern fighters with a furious clash which rapidly caused the battle to be pushed to all corners of the field. Numbers dwindled until only a single group in the middle of the field was left fighting. After some time, Midrealm fighters struck down their final foe and won the second pass and the second War Point.
At the start of the third pass, a small battalion of Eastern fighters sprinted to meet their enemies near their starting point. They were quickly dismantled and both armies exploded toward each other. They met like waves of steel and began spilling out the sides of the battlefield. The forces of Middle and East pushed back and forth for some time until, eventually, Middle Kingdom took down the final Eastern fighter and were declared victorious in the third pass and the third War Point.
The armies marched slowly until just a short distance remained. That’s when the fighters of the Midrealm charged to meet the East. Arrows flew overhead and took down untold numbers of fighters. Slowly, formations began to dwindle until just one group remained fighting. Lines were reformed and both sides charged. With numbers in their favor, the East struck down all standing enemies and won the fourth pass and the fourth War Point.
Moments before the final battle, a fighter from each army met on the field for a duel. After an mighty exchange of blows, the Midrealm fighter was struck down. Both fighters embraced and returned to their units for the start of battle. At the cannon, a single Midrealm fighter sprinted across the field to meet the foe singlehandedly. An Eastern fighter met him with a heavy hand, and following an epic display the Midrealm fighter was struck down in glory. Following the single assault, the armies approached slowly until a charge was called on all sides, causing the field to erupt with the sound of weapons on armor. The lines splintered and pinwheeled until just two groups remained fighting on the field, one on each side. Midrealm fighters were preoccupied with the battle raging on the Eastern lines, but on their own side of the field just a small battalion held the East at bay. It took some time, but eventually the Eastern armies were able to take down the final Midrealm soldier to claim the final War Point.

Merchants Through the Years

By Lady Miriam Ester bint Issachar
For the Pennsic Independent

Shopping. For many, it is one of the highlights of the War. Do you look forward all year to looking for that perfect item to complete your kit? Those supplies to help you in perfecting your art? Are you just getting started and need a little of everything? Do you need a gift to take home to the pet sitter?
Most of us will spend at least some time (and money) in the merchant area this Pennsic. When you do, please take a moment to stop and think about the merchants and what they do.
Merchants have always been a part of Pennsic. At first people merchanted from blankets or even out of their camps. By Pennsic 10 most were setting up in the barn (now the Market) by day, but had to break down for dancing and court in the evening. A few started setting up tents behind the barn area. Before Pennsic 11, PA tax law changed and a license for the site had to be set up. At first the site arranged for a tax license, but the number of merchants made that too difficult after a few years. Because of that, and other factors, the merchants were registered for Pennsic 12 and the area behind the barn was designated for merchants. Mistress Tzvea was appointed merchant autocrat and she was the one who started the merchant flyer.
The move to registered merchants who were required to have period tentage was a problem for the smaller scale blanket merchants, so the bazzar was created. This was a large tent were people could get table space to set up a smaller booth. The Bizarre had set hours and made it easier for the small scale merchants. Eventually, there were two areas. However, around Pennsic 40 things changed again and the bazzar was shut down, leaving the tent merchants, and a few small co-op groups.
By Pennsic 16, each merchant had to hold their own PA tax license and spaces were being assigned. Priority went to merchants with period tents or setups. This was an added cost for the merchants, but still the number of merchants grew and soon the merchants were on both sides of the barn and eventually spread out to the Battlefield side of the site. Around this time, due to mundane laws and other factors, it was decided that merchants needed to carry liability insurance. The first year one merchant arranged to put a large number of the smaller merchants under a single policy, but these days most carry their own insurance.
These challenges didn’t daunt most of the serious merchants, and eventually the waiting list could be measured in years, and a prime spot was in high demand. Pennsic is a ‘juried show’ meaning that new merchants must submit pictures of set up and merchandise to be considered. Priority goes to period handcrafted materials that are used to pursue SCA arts and items that support SCA activities. Those with period tents get priority and mundane items that are not SCA related are discouraged. Merchants must be open at least 8 hours a day and up until at least 11pm on Midnight Madness. They must have enough merchandise to last the war or they risk losing their space.
So as you can see, the merchant life is more than just setting up a table and selling enough to pay for your trip. It is hard work done by dedicated people who spend their year looking for the right items so that you can look your best. So while you go on your way, please think about the merchants you look forward to the most, and thank them for what they do.

Unclassifieds 8-7-18

Contests
CAN YOU CATCH THEM ALL? Starting Monday of War Week, be on the lookout for a young lady with a pokeball pouch. Each day, she will be dressed as a different medieval Pokemon. Find her and correctly guess each first generation Pokemon to get a daily token. Turn in five unique daily tokens to earn a special prize! First gentle to do so will earn the special prize while at War! Happy Hunting!
Let’s play find Domenica’s Boyfriend! It’s easy - ask around for Domenica’s boyfriend (usually around E27) & when you find him, get a coin & redeem it for a shot @ merchant #20. Domenica’s Fine Fashions!

Events
20 Years of Celtic Bardic, WOW! Tues! Bards Haven E19 Feast and Gifts for all as usual.
Super secret Wizard Rock Show - Efenwealt & Aenor are the Blibbering Humdingers. Nerd Rock & filk for Harry Potter fans. N15 Thanet House-bring a chair. CDs available at Camelot Treasures-booth 30.
12 Step Meeting 4:00 PM Daily at Denys the Decadent’s Camp EO7 Off Great Eastern Highway. Look for 12 Steppe Sign. AA, NA, OA, SA, Al-Anon. All Welcome
Voyage to N’Plork, where magic & technology share a codependency. Join near award winning author, Robert G Ferrell, celebrating the release of the “TOC Chronicles” & get your copy signed. Booth 179, The Basketman, Tues 11am - 1pm.

For Sale
New! More Valkyries, Books, Jewelry supplies #93 The Treasury Street of Gold
AAuthenticity is our thing at The Treasury #93
Wearable Unicorn horns! Sparkly and fun. Space 37.
Fresh Henna paste mixed on-site daily! All natural, darkest stain! Powder and oils too. Space 37
Drums hennaed - also people! Paisley Peacock space 37.
Pennsic Music Sampler CD! New music for 2018 from Thomas Bordeaux, Rosalind Jehannel, Aneleda Falconbridge, Efenwealt Wystle, and more. Proceeds directly benefit the artists. $16.98 Camelot Treasures Booth 30 for all your favorite bards.
Are your feet looking for their sole mates? Come see us at Medieval Moccasins, Booth #140 on Battle Road.
Delicious loose leaf teas by Tea and Absinthe, only at Materialis on Street of Gold, Space 87.
Knives sharpened, repaired, sheaths made. Sharp Pointy Things, space 13.
Gambesons, Wool Cloaks, Robes. Sharp Pointy Things merchant 13.
Pennsic 47 Tshirts! Bayuex Tapestry Booth 90. $13 or 2 for $22(3XL & 4xXL $2 more). Credit Cards accepted.
Period Pavilions for sale and rent. 1 available on site now, 11 more available at end of war. Space 28.
Vintage war games & rules, vintage mounted medieval posters, tapestries from Belguim. Wood bowls, silver & pewter goblets & mugs. Garb, new & used. Books 10% off, toys & dolls 20% off, & more. Space 28
Hauberk with attached coif and aventail, slightly tailored. Medium size. Made/worn by a knight. sp 28.
Mannequins & Dummies - merchants, garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin. Mediaeval Misc, Space 28.
Loom (4 shaft/6 treadle), spinning wheel. Celtic motif cotton fabric from Belfast, Ireland. 1000 yards other fabrics. Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28.
Dodge Caliber 2011 good cond. 162K $3500 734-883-9893. Grey Uptown-loaded, reliable, good tires.
Need a gift for your pet/house sitter? Hand turned wood pens at Neverland Designs #121.
Kids garb. Most in 100% cotton. Neverland Design #121.
Linen Viking Aprons. Size small-3X. $66. Neverland Designs #121.
My Alchemist has achieved the transformation of form and left this mortal plane. But he’s left me all his stuff. The sale is at Garb by Loren 166 Fleet St.
Library sale. Non-fiction. 166 Fleet St.
Costumes by Loren has changed its name to Garb by Loren. Same business, same space, new name. 166 Fleet St.
Not coming back! Selling: 8’ table and benches in a box. Seats 8. $25. Large wooden chest 6’x22”, fitted w/removable liner for use as cooler, $60. Two 46” tables, polyurethaned plywood, octagonal copy from Cluny Museum, $75. Plain $25. Alice (412)715-6685.
For sale Canvas Camp Sibley Tent Ultimate 400. 13ft Round modern canvas $500. Ca mp Morningwood. E19.
For Sale: Commercial grill with stand immediately available $400 OBO text 814-392-6965. See at W08 Runestone Watch.
Need a family photo? Stop by “A Leather Crafter” Booth 56. We have stocks set up for up to 4 people at a time for a family holiday photo etc. etc.
We are all a large extended family. But there are too many names. So to help, we are giving away name tags. Stop by “A Leather Crafter” Booth 56 to get yours. Free while supplies last.
18x18 Panther Pavillion with floor. On battlefield to see 234-788-7337 $1,600.
Looking for Chainmail Jewelry? Visit Graybarr’s Archery. Check out Elfrhys Designs Space 92.
Reuseable straws in plastic or silicone, includes carrying/storage pouch & cleaning brush: $6 ea/2 for $10. Designs by J, booth #162.
Beer on Wheels! Custom made rolling cart. Holds 5 corny kegs, jockey box 2 stage regulator and 20lb CO2 cylinder. All included $300 OBO. Barony of Carillion N-10, Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Rupert.
Camp Supplies! Angle irons 20+ for sheet walls $2 ea. Banner poles 14’ tubing $1 ea. Gate with castle walls 2x10 cross beam 4x4 posts $50. Barony of Carillion N10, Corner of Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Tysha.
Sale: Selected recurve bows starting at $69. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Selected Longbows starting at $99. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: 6 free arrows with selected takedown bows. Greybar Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Youth bows starting at $20. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Incline propane water heater for sale. $50 or best offer. Ask for Alaric or Arianna Polyhymnia N10 on Cariadoc’s Path. Look for the trailer w/blue shutters.
For Sale: Used Pavillon 12’x14’ all ropes, poles & stakes included. Roof needs to be resealed. $200 or best offer. Don’t want to take it home. See it at Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Tenmari books for sale. Many authors. Space 37.
20x20 Traders Tent $700.00 w/ropes, poles, stakes. Merch Space 4. Avail Sat 11th AM.
Viking Wedge $500 OBO. Must pick up by Thursday B7 Talbots Keep. Size is 14.6 by 17. Huge! Pretty! Very Good Shape! Call 724-550-5352
14FT Yurt For Sale. Needs some repair. $700 or best offer. Inquire with Crow @ Black Talon @ E18. Please txt 412-526-7688.
For Sale Drum Repair: If you have a drum that needs a new head, or just needs your ropes pulled, come to Touch the Earth and get an appraisal.
Efenwealt Live cd’s. This years show. Booth 30.
Tent top for sale. 14x20 Tent Masters, 3 years old. See Ian @ Ian Grove Merchant area. ph 304-270-0977.
For Sale: 20 ft Geodesic dome frame. $200 or best offer. See Morgan Wolfsinger @ Moongate Designs, St of Gold Booth 90.
Brass Cutlery by Master John. I don’t want it. Make an Offer and get it out of my life. Booth 90.
How could anything sarong be so right? Sarongs at Bronwyns’ Booth 90.
Tent $800. 15x9 ft with 6ft fly canvas, poles, ropes, & stakes. 814-244-9124 E22. Pick up Friday.

General
If you made a purchase @ Merchant #20 Sheep Thrills Aug 1-2, we had a problem with our CC reader. Please check in w/us ASAP if you bought a shawl or belt.
Closing the lid in the loo sends the smell up the flue! This Privy PSA brought to you by Camelot Treasures Booth 30.
Pokemon Go Players- Want to trade regionals? Coordinate @ Merchant #40, Tomas the Lapdary. Be discreet, please.
Filming will occur in public areas on Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7. Please be present between 9 am and 6 pm.
Pennsic War Photo Portraits thru Fri pm. Contact Lady Erzulie @ judithtacelliphoto@gmail.com 617-686-1843 www.judithtacelliphoto.com.
Wulfden Scientific Dept. test results in: white swallows not really white, more beige.
Cowboy misplaced his pavillon. Find replacement at a trailer park.
To the Good Gentle that returned my armor to Lost & Found: You are what makes this dream work!
“NO” means “NO”! This goes for alcohol as well as sex.
In support of Pennsic Attendees, two grief counselors will be available from noon to 5 on Wed 8/8 in EK Royal. Any ?, email seneschal@eastkingdom.org.
-THANK YOU ALL - Sadly, I am on my way home already. Had a great time. You are wonderful people. Miss you! See you next year. Drink Well. OG
Are you a Chi Omega? I would love to know if I have any Scadian Sisters. If you are a chi-o, email me at jjcaitlynnschultz98@gmail.com.
If you purchased a bee lantern or a large cast aluminum tankard with credit card at Wolfram’s Wonderous Wares on Tuesday, July 31, Please come see us; reader wasn’t working properly. Space 132 Plunder Lane.

Help Wanted
Wanted: PA Accountant/CPA Call Joseph 317-946-3000.
Wanted: Strong Arms to run rolling mill. Paid piecework. Inquire @ Merchant #40 Tomas the Lapidary.
Armstreet looking for two strong individuals, to help with booth striking and packing Saturday, who are willing to work for cash or store credit (very reasonable compensation).

Lost & Found
Amber cabochon pendant with greyhound & butterfly carved from back. Lost around the lake. REWARD. text 423-530-3224.
Knife found at Amphitheatre. If you can describe it, you can claim at B04.

Memorials
The Twentieth Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 9, Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix, 120 Plunder Lane.
A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 7th, from 7-9 pm for Master Neko Me (mka: Keith Drew). Beloved husband of Aduke Ayoko Opo (mka: Sherrilyn Drew), from the Barony of Ravenlake, to celebrate his life, at his camp, Clan Nekoi in Block B2 on Bannockburn Rd. Master Neko Me was a founder of the Thieves of Hearts and was a Pelican. Held a Dragons’ Heart, was a member of Greenwood Company, held a Bronze Ring, Silver Oak, Purple Fret, Cavendish Knot, Dragon’s Barb, AoA, and was a member of the Royal Vanguard. All who knew him and loved him are invited to join his family for a time of remembrance. Light refreshments will be served.

Zen Warrior Ladies’ Tournament

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Photo by Seᾴn Sreamach Celestria Alexandre of Atlantia vs. Marta de Lyon of Atlantia during the Zen Warrior Pennsic Ladies’ Tournament

By: Ashelyn Ironwood and Celiedh Erikdottir
Rapier Reporter, PI
The Zen Warrior Ladies’ Tournament got off to a unique start this morning. At 9:45am, four ladies had already arrived fifteen minutes early, eager to sign up, but with no organizers in sight. Unfortunately it was discovered that the original organizers would not be able to make it, so volunteers jumped in at the last moment to ensure the tourney went on as planned. Professor Pieter van Doorn of the Middle Kingdom, in attendance as a spectator, took over as organizer and was able to enlist Lord Cyrus of Æthelmarc and Master Kai Tseng of the Middle Kingdom as marshals for the tourney. The tournament was styled as a combination of bear pit and round robin tournament divided between two lists. Nineteen fighters were in attendance, and fighters were each assigned a number. One list had 10 combatants, and one list had nine. The fighters began by facing off with their opposite numbers. For example number one faced off with number nine, two with eight, and so on. After each bout, they reported the winner, and then went on to fight the next number in their sequence. The lady Poppy of the Midrealm called the tournament a “meat grinder” because of the heat and the constant engagement of opponents.
A brief interlude was taken halfway through the intense fighting in order for all to attend the initial charge at the heavy weapons field battle. This was not regretted, as many from the ladies’ tourney, combatant and spectator alike, were pleasantly impressed with the enthusiasm and initiative shown on the field. Once the initial charge on the field battle had been witnessed, the ladies returned with swift purpose to their own intense tournament, and concluded it ahead of expectation at approximately noon.
Once all combatants had faced off against the entire field, the number of total wins was tallied for each entrant, and the top two combatants from each field with the most wins faced off against each other. The four fighters who emerged from the first rounds to face each other in the final round were Warder Francesca de Felice, Lady Alexandra d’Amiens, Lady Nyvein of Atlantia and Lady Symone de la Rochelle of Atlantia.
When Warder Francesca faced off with Lady Symone, the bout was called with no clear victor and had to be refought. However, Warder Francesca de Felice of the Middle kingdom claimed the overall victory, with Lady Alexandra d’Amiens of Altantia taking a close second. Professor Pieter then awarded both Warder Francesca and Lady Alexandra with gift certificates to Zen Warrior Armory, located at space 31 on the Street of Dreams near Penn Market.
While the turnout for this year’s tournament was lower than in previous years, there were many remarks that the level of skill shown by today’s combatants more than compensated for the smaller numbers. The turnout saw many fighters from the East, Atlantia, and the Middle, but some notable entrants from farther across the Known World were the Lady Merione all the way from Lochac with her unique blade named “Tiny Elephant”, and Her Majesty, Queen Asney of Avacal.
At the end, all the volunteers were thanked for taking the initiative to provide an enjoyable tourney to all those in attendance. There will be another ladies’ tournament on Thursday at 3pm.

PI Wednesday August 8, 2018

Evelynn and Florian on OG

By Protégé Evelynn and Lady Florian
Aminal Reporter, For the Pennsic Independent

I got to meet OG this year! Lady Florian introduced me and helped me interview him. He told me I should try something called “OOOzo and Hohos.” But Florian said dogs shouldn’t have any. It didn’t smell that good anyway. He told me that the Pennsic Independent throws them at people walking by the OG Party during Midnight Madness. That doesn’t seem very nice, but OG is nice and he does it, so it must be ok.
My human always laughs at things OG writes in the paper and now I know why. He’s funny! He told us that he has written over 200 articles on a lot of different things. I don’t even know what 200 is! He told me that he has been writing for 20 years, that’s more than I can count on my paws. I tried to count, OG laughed about that then scratched my ears. I like the way he laughs. I can tell it makes other humans happy.
We found out that both of our birthdays are during Pennsic! Mine is on August 1st, and his is on August 3rd. We love that. Pennsic birthday parties are the best!
Florian asked him what he likes best about Pennsic. He said being OG is the best. He also likes talking to people, pretty ladies, and the sound of coins on silk. He also told us that the way people treat each other makes Pennsic very special. Pennsic only happens because people volunteer to make it happen. He said the Coopers are very special, too, because of all the things they do to give us what we need, like showers and water and toilets. I will have to tell Greebo how special his family is to OG and everybody else here.
OG had to go back to his other house in the morning. He said that he had to make a year-long Town Run. That made people at the PI sad, but he said he will be back next year.
I asked if there was anything he wanted before he left. He said, “BEER!” but I didn’t have any of that, so I just gave him lots of kisses instead! He likes kisses from pretty ladies, and he said that I am a very pretty lady. After my Mom and Dad and my Pelican, Heirusalem, OG is my new favorite person.

Rapier Woods Battle

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A defender of the Middle fighting off an Eastern attacker

By: Ashelyn Ironwood
Rapier Reporter, PI

The East kingdom met the Middle today in the Old Woods to clash for the six War Points up for grabs today. The most perilous part of this battle, though, was not the combatants but the terrain which seems to have worsened from the previous year. Some fighters also indicated that there were trees falling down around them. Fortunately, the fighters were communicating clearly with each other to avoid potentially dangerous areas. The final result was that the East Kingdom won 4 points and the Mid won 2 points.

The Woods Come to Life

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Heavy Combatents during the Woods War Points Battle

By Uilleam of clan Friseal
Battlefield Reporter, PI

The woods were buzzing with excitement. Fighters were filing in to convene with commanders, some of whom travel great distances just to fight in this battle, while others dread it most of all. The trek into the woods took much out of many fighters; water bearers were already working hard to ensure all present were hydrated. As the start of battle drew near, battalions formed around commanders to hear orders and words of encouragement.
Cannon fire marked the start of battle, but it was a whisper compared to the clash of weapons on armor that echoed throughout the woods. From the resurrection point, flashes of the fighting were visible. Sounds of fighting filled the air, war cries to take formation, and lines clashing as they charged. For some time, there was a steady flow of fighters getting to resurrection point and immediately turning around to head back into the fray. At times the fighting was so ferocious that the sounds of swords on shields was reminiscent of gunfire.
Resurrections began to take much longer as fighters needed time to recuperate before heading back to the depths of the woods. The fighting was so divided in the forest that those resting told tales of sections of battle that others had never seen. The trees themselves claimed several fighters as branches swayed and were tripped on. One knight was even poked in the eye, leaving him unable to resume battle. Commanders became frustrated with their allies as many ignored the discussed strategy simply to fight how they wished.
With the half point of the battle approaching, many began returning to regroup with their battalions for a heavy charge. Then a medical hold was called to clear a fighter from the field. Roads were quickly cleared and the battle resumed as soon as EMS had left the woods. Fighters began to count down for the second half of battle, charging as a large unit into the forest. Once again, the two armies met with explosive force, the sounds echoing through the trees.
With time starting to run low, combatants began to run to and from resurrection point, trying to get in as much fighting as possible. Others took the opposite approach and began to remove armor. Just before the end of battle, a marshal from the field came running to resurrection point and requested EMS. As the cannon fired to end the battle, a fighter made his way out of the woods holding his wrist with blood on his tabard. EMS quickly rushed him away, and an escort of his compatriots followed on foot.
Following discussion with the marshals it was determined that The East took 5 out of 7 of the War Points available.

Thrown Weapons Populace War Point

By Dominic Seamor

At 3 PM on Tuesday, the Thrown Weapons Populace War Point totals were:

East and Allies – 1461 pts Midrealm and Allies – 1090 pts

Come to the range and support your kingdom!

Unclassifieds 8-8-18

Contests
CAN YOU CATCH THEM ALL? Starting Monday of War Week, be on the lookout for a young lady with a pokeball pouch. Each day, she will be dressed as a different Medieval Pokemon. Find her and correctly guess each first generation Pokemon to get a daily token. Turn in five unique daily tokens to earn a special prize! First gentle to do so will earn the special prize while at War! Happy Hunting!
Let’s play find Domenica’s Boyfriend! It’s easy - ask around for Domenica’s boyfriend (usually around E27) & when you find him, get a coin & redeem it for a shot @ merchant #20. Domenica’s Fine Fashions!

Events
Super secret Wizard Rock Show – CORRECTION: THURSDAY 7:30pm. N15! The Blubbering Humdingers. New CDs available at Camelot Treasures-booth 30.
12 Step Meeting 4:00 PM Daily at Denys the Decadent’s Camp EO7 Off Great Eastern Highway. Look for 12 Steppe Sign. AA, NA, OA, SA, Alanon, All Welcome
Vardo Design Round Table for Builders and Dreamers, design, construction, and ideas. Thur Aug 9th at 11am. Dancing Pig Pottery 16 Bow St.
Interested in a Build-Your-Own Vardo Makers weekend near Gettysburg? Send me an email: metaotter@gmail.com
Oh, it’s on, baby! The Marshmallow Melee of Midnight Madness at Medieval Miscellanea, Space 28. 7-11pm. Bring own ammo - Large marshmallows only, no minis.
Book Signing Event! “The Big Buttes Book: Annotated Dyets Dry Dinner (1599) by Henry Buttes with Elizabethan recipes” by M Enzinas at Maison Rive (#24) during Midnight Madness.

For Sale
New! More Valkyries, Books, Jewelry supplies #93 The Treasury Street of Gold
Authenticity is our thing at The Treasury #93
Wearable Unicorn horns! Sparkly and fun. Space 37.
Fresh Henna paste mixed on-site daily! All natural,darkest stain! Powder and oils too. Space 37
Drums hennaed - also people! Paisly Peacock space 37.
Pennsic Music Sampler CD! New music for 2018 from Thomas Bordeaux, Rosalind Jehannel, Aneleda Falconbridge, Efenwealt Wystle, and more. Proceeds directly benefit the artists. $16.98 Camelot Treasures Booth 30 for all your favorite bards.
Are your feet looking for their sole mates? Come see us at Medieval Moccasins, Booth #140 on Battle Road.
Delicious loose leaf teas by Tea and Absinthe, only at Materialis on Street of Gold, Space 87.
The Brave, the Bold, the Caffienated! 20% off Gryffindor loose leaf tea, at Materialis, space 87.
Knives sharpened, repaired, sheaths made. Sharp Pointy Things, space 13.
Period Pavilions-new & used, for sale and rent. 1 on site for immediate delivery, 11 more at end of war. Custom Pavillions - colors, intricate shapes & faux-buildings our specialty. Details & free catalog at Mediaeval Miscellanea,Space 28.
Vintage war games & rules, vintage mounted medieval posters, tapestries from Belguim. Wood bowls, silver & pewter goblets & mugs. Garb, new & used. Books 10% off, toys & dolls 20% off, & more. Space 28
Hauberk with attached coif and aventail, slightly tailored. Medium size. Made/worn by a knight. Sp 28.
Mannequins & Dummies-merchants, garb sells faster displayed on a mannequin. Mediaeval Misc, Space 28.
Loom (4 shaft/6 treadle), spinning wheel. Celtic motif cotton fabric from Belfast, Ireland. 1000 yards other fabrics. Mediaeval Miscellanea, space 28.
Need a gift for your pet/house sitter? Hand turned wood pens at Neverland Designs #121.
Kids garb. Most in 100% cotton. Neverland Design #121.
Linen Viking Aprons. Size small-3X. $66. Neverland Designs #121.
My Alchemist has achieved the transformation of form and left this mortal plane. But he’s left me all his stuff. The sale is at Garb by Loren 166 Fleet St.
Library sale. Non-fiction. 166 Fleet St.
Costumes by Loren has changed its name to Garb by Loren. Same business, same space, new name. 166 Fleet St.
For sale Canvas Camp Sibley Tent Ultimate 400. 13ft Round modern canvas $500. Camp Morningwood. E19.
Need a family photo? Stop by “A Leather Crafter” Booth 56. We have stocks set up for up to 4 people at a time for a family holiday photo etc. etc.
18x18 Panther Pavillion with floor. On battlefield to see 234-788-7337 $1,600.
Looking for Chainmail Jewelry? Visit Graybarr’s Archery. Check out Elfrhys Designs Space 92.
Reuseable straws in plastic or silicone, includes carrying/storage pouch & cleaning brush: $6 ea/2 for $10. Designs by J, booth #162.
Beer on Wheels! Custom made rolling cart. Holds 5 corny kegs, jockey box 2 stage regulator and 20lb CO2 cylinder. All included $300 OBO. Barony of Carillion N-10, Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Rupert.
Camp Supplies! Angle irons 20+ for sheet walls $2 ea. Banner poles 14’ tubing $1 ea. Gate with castle walls 2x10 cross beam 4x4 posts $50. Barony of Carillion N10, Corner of Brewer and Fletcher. Ask for Tysha.
Sale: Selected recurve bows starting at $69. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Selected Longbows starting at $99. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: 6 free arrows with selected takedown bows. Greybar Trad Archery, 92.
Sale: Youth bows starting at $20. Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Incline propane water heater for sale. $50 or best offer. Ask for Alaric or Arianna Polyhymnia N10 on Cariadoc’s Path. Look for the trailer w/blue shutters.
For Sale: Used Pavillon 12’x14’ all ropes, poles & stakes included. Roof needs to be resealed. $200 or best offer. Don’t want to take it home. See it at Greybarr Trad Archery, 92.
Tenmari books for sale. Many authors. Space 37.
20x20 Traders Tent $700.00 w/ropes, poles, stakes. Merch Space 4. Avail Sat 11th AM.
Viking Wedge $500 OBO. Must pick up by Thursday B7 Talbots Keep. Size is 14.6 by 17. Huge! Pretty! Very Good Shape! Call 724-550-5352
14FT Yurt For Sale. Needs some repair. $700 or best offer. Inquire with Crow @ Black Talon @ E18. Please txt 412-526-7688.
Drum Repair: If you have a drum that needs a new head, or just needs your ropes pulled, come to Touch the Earth and get an appraisal.
Efenwealt Live cd’s. This year’s show. Booth 30.
Tent top for sale. 14x20 Tent Masters, 3-years-old. See Ian@Ian Grove Merchant area. ph 304-270-0977.
For Sale: 20 ft Geodesic dome frame. $200 or best offer. See Morgan Wolfsinger @ Moongate Designs, St of Gold Booth 90.
Brass Cutlery by Master John. I don’t want it. Make an Offer and get it out of my life. Booth 90.
How could anything sarong be so right? Sarongs at Bronwyns’ Booth 90.
Tent $800. 15x9 ft with 6ft fly canvas, poles, ropes, & stakes. 814-244-9124 E22. Pick up Friday.
10% Off our Tardis Tea Collection @ Materialis. #87 Street of Gold.
Ohana means family. You know what else means family? Pennsic. 10% off Ohana Tea @ Materialis. #87.
Tent repair supplies on site, incl. carport joints. Waterproofing, seam sealer, stakes, emergency grommets, much more. Medieval Miscellanea, space 28.
14x14 Center pole marquee tent. Canvas & center pole only. 7 foot walls. Fair to good condition $400. Merchant space #118. Ask for Drogo. Avail Sat.
For sale: Handmade breakdown 2-wheel cart! $100. Gryphon’s Rest, N31.
One canvas pavilion 12x16 with awning, sunroof, and mud flaps. The poles and ropes are included. $500. Come take a look. It is located at N05, Sign of the Rampet Dragon. It has held up well through all kinds of storms, the canvas is in great shape, and the sunroof lets all the hot air out during the day. Don’t miss out on this great deal! Stop by today.

General
If you made a purchase @ Merchant #20 Sheep Thrills Aug 1-2, we had a problem with our CC reader. Please check in w/us ASAP if you bought a shawl or belt.
Pokemon Go Players- Want to trade regionals? Coordinate @ Merchant #40, Tomas the Lapidary. Be discreet, please.
Pennsic HHH Thur 1pm w-12 (the Pennisula, not Willow Point) live A-B trail On-On.
Pennsic War Photo Portraits thru Fri pm. Contact Lady Erzulie @ judithtacelliphoto@gmail.com 617-686-1843 www.judithtacelliphoto.com.
Cowboy falls in his mundane tent, can’t get up.
White Swallows wake Wulfden man to join them in eating hot dogs, then asks man if he has any.
“NO” means “NO”! This goes for alcohol as well as sex.
Voting ends midnight! Vote for your favorite merchant at Cabochons 17, Raymonds 47, Calontir Trim 50, Egils Woodstuff 174, Likly Lotus 147, Royal Blue Trader 89, & Arwens 185. Vote for anyone, but Vote Today!
Are you a Chi Omega? I would love to know if I have any Scadian Sisters. If you are a chi-o, email me at jjcaitlynnschultz98@gmail.com.
To the angel that wrapped my foot after class - It hasn’t hurt since! Bless you! Morgana the Missing.
RECALL - Black gauze tie-leg Harem (poofy) pants from Caravan Crossroads may be part of a fabric recall. If you bought these pants this year, pls allow us to check them, and replace if they are part of the recall. We apologize for the inconvenience!
FREE to a good home: Aluminum poles for a vintage Sears Hillary screen tent. Dernehealde Camp, W10.

Help Wanted
Armstreet looking for two strong individuals, to help with booth striking and packing at Saturday, who are willing to work for cash or store credit (very reasonable compensation).
Carpenter Wanted, job at Cooper’s Lake before winter. cellio@pobox.com or visit Polyhymnia, N10.

Lost & Found
Amber cabochon pendant with greyhound & butterfly carved from back. Lost around the lake. REWARD. text 423-530-3224.
Taken: Shield from Tangled Whistler. Return or else. -Tang.

Memorials
The Twentieth Memorial Ship will sail Thursday, August 9,Thor willing. Paint shields at White Wolf & the Phoenix,120 Plunder Lane.

Personals
Debbie, if you are here, come find me-Crystal. I am staying with Drachenwald, N13.