Populace War Point throwers in the knife portion of their throws
Photo by Marissa von Atzinger
By Lord Dominic Seamor
Thrown Weapons Reporter, The Pennsic Independent
Mother Nature invoked the mercy rule on the first-ever Populace War Point for Thrown Weapons when the heat index on the battlefield Thursday reached the safety limit at around noon and all martial activities were suspended. Some of the Midrealm throwers were just as glad to stop, seeing that the final total score awarded the War Point to the East and allies, who had a score of 2,300 points versus the Middle and Allies who reached just 596.
It has been said that God is on the side of the bigger battalions, and the Eastern throwers proved that, showing up to throw 507 scoring rounds over the four days of the competition. According to some sources, the Midrealm throwers were informed about the Populace War Point very late, giving little time to publicize the event, and the turnout reflects that with a bare 87 scoring rounds to the credit of the Middle and Allies.
However, Lord Altan of the Moritu, Midrealm Deputy Marshal for Thrown Weapons, feels pride in the performance of those who did throw for the Middle. The average score per round for the East was a mere 4.5 points per round, while the Middle’s populace reached an average of 7.0 points per round. If the Middle can muster enough throwers to make the odds more even, the East had better improve in quality or see the War Point go the Middle next year.
Thanks are to be given to those who organized and ran the event, especially THL Magnus de Londres, Eastern Marshal of Thrown Weapons, THL Leon the Navigator, Eastern Deputy Thrown Weapons Marshal for Pennsic, and all the thrown weapons marshals who helped organize and run the activity for the first time. Finally, humble thanks are due to Their Royal Majesties who authorized the War Point. We, the assembled throwers of Pennsic, respectfully submit these results to you, the fruits of our skill and dedication, made possible by Your generosity and faith in us. Gratias sincerissimae.