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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Photo by Seᾴn Sreamach
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.