Non-Land Agents Asked to Wait Until Saturday to Arrive at Pennsic

Re-posted from the Æthelmearc Gazette:


As many of you know, it has been a very rainy summer in western PA. Wet conditions at Coopers’ Lake are proving more challenging than usual for the Land Staff. As a result, the Deputy Mayor in charge of Land for Pennsic 48, Duchess Elizabeth von Kulmbach, sent the following request to all Land Agents today:

Due to the ongoing challenging conditions with weather and wet ground, Pennsic Staff would like to strongly encourage all campers to hang back and leave FRIDAY, JULY 26th admission to LAND AGENTS ONLY for Pennsic War 48.

We may need extra time to work through unexpected map difficulties with as few distractions and displaced people as possible so that we may remain calm and courteous to one another. NON LAND AGENTS should please delay arrival to PENNSIC WAR 48 until SATURDAY, JULY 27TH. (Exceptions being those ride sharing with a Land Agent, or the minor children of Land Agents. The goal is to reduce the number of CARS and CONFUSTION on site as some groups may need to move blocks due to uncampable conditions.)

This is not a rule, but a very strong suggestion that all Land Agents are being asked to pass on at this time.

Previous suggestions to non-Land Agents that “delayed arrival would be helpful” applied mainly to Troll processing capacity. THIS NOTICE applies more to the number of vehicles on site before each group has a confirmed place to set up and we are able to open site to all cars.

The battle field will be soft and easily rutted, and the more cars that stack up before we can open, the worse condition it will be in for fighting later. Land Grab is expected to take longer than usual. Land Agents should REALLY go look at their blocks IN PERSON before approving their maps.

MERCHANTS should continue to defer to the Coopers for set up and arrival instructions, per usual.

Thank you for your understanding and aid in communicating this to attendees.

Sincerely,

Duchess Elizabeth
DM Land, PW 48

Photo by Master Augusto Giuseppe da San Donato

Fire Arrow Demonstration at Lilies Canceled

We’re extremely disappointed to share that the fire arrow demonstration announced previously isn’t going to proceed at Lilies. It was found to be too similar to be a “fire performance,” which is excluded from allowable SCA activities.

We apologize to both Emerick (Eric Shipley), who worked hard to research and create the demo, as well to as everyone who was looking forward to it. Anyone with questions is invited to reach out to us or the Lilies Committee privately.

The OAFocrats

Court summaries from Gulf Wars 2019

This reporter did not go to GW. My thanks to Eynon Blue Hawk for his timely updates to the Calontir Order of Precedence, and to Rhodri White Hawk for making that possible. As always, updates and corrections are welcome.

On the field Wednesday (March 13):
Visvamitra Yavana – Iren Hirth
Charles Vaux – Iren Hirth
Ragnar of Grimfells – Iren Fyrd
Anton Rhaghelan – Stile Fyrd

In Royal court Thursday (March 14):
Nest Ffynnon – Calon Cross
Asa Lufa – Leather Mallet
Rhianwen ferch Bran ap Gruffydd – King’s Favor
Scarlet Rose of Oakheart – Queen’s Chalice
Lawrence Taillefer the Leech – Sword of Calontir

On the field Friday (March 15):
Brynjólfr Fálkason – Iren Fyrd
Germanicus – Iren Fyrd


Other court tidings:

A boon was begged for Master Alan Smyith of Darkdale to join the Order of Defense.

Detail of fol. 5r from Royal Armouries Ms. I.33, circa 1300. Public domain in the US

Pennsic Court Summaries, A.S. 53

On the field, August 9:
Konall Josephson – Iren Fyrd

In Calontir court, August 9:
Giulia Isabella da Venezia – Torse
Tigernán mac Flainn Uí Fáeláin – Golden Calon Swan
Kolfinna Halvgrimsdottir – Golden Calon Swan

Other court tidings:
1 newcomer received a mug.
The IVth company received thank you tokens.
Honorable Lord Vels inn Vigglaði received personal thanks from Her Majesty Belanna for being Land Agent.
It was announced that Lord Giovanni Loredan’s tenure as Webminister is coming to an end. Letters of intent are due Sept. 30.
Master Charles of Westermark and Mistress Margaret William of Westermark announced their intention to step down as heads of the Soup Kitchen.
The Calontir champions for Pennsic received thanks: Duke Bataciqan-nu Ko’un Ashir, Sir Mathieu Chartrain, Honorable Lord Gaius Flavius Auxilius, Lord Brian Robert MacDougall, Lord Charles Vaux.
The populace was reminded to get their muster pay after court.

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Court summaries from Lilies War, June 8-17, A.S. 53

As the War of the Lilies has multiple opportunities for court, this reporter could not be everywhere and attend all courts. Therefore, I apologize in advance for any missing awards and/or misspelled names, and will gratefully accept corrections to this report. Please contact me at DorcasWhitecap (at) gmail (dot) com

Saturday evening court, June 9:
Moriyama Katsutoshi – Torse
Ysabel de la Oya – Silver Hammer

Other court tidings Saturday evening:
9 newcomers received mugs.
Kingdom law changes were read into court: Queen’s Prize Tournament will be the 2nd weekend of Februrary; Kingdom Arts & Science event will be the 3rd weekend in July; CalonCon will be the last Saturday in June.
Sir Cian mac Cu’Roi and Mistress Tatiana Dieugarde were released as Baron & Baroness of Coeur d’Ennui, and made court Baron and Baroness.
Lord Kjartan Hreinsson and Lady Ysoria Chaloner were invested as the new Baron & Baroness of Coeur d’Ennui.

Wednesday field court, June 13:
Reinhart Eichmann – Iren Fyrd

Wednesday evening court, June 13:
Charles von Bayrreuth – AoA
Ketill Karlsson – AoA
Skapti eldboðungr – AoA
Eynon Llangenydd – Calon Cross
Zafara Baabur – Leather Mallet
Vashti al-Asar – Calon Lily
Neirdyr Hrefnasdottir – AoA
Aranwen verch Catuethen – AoA
Katherine d’Arles – Pelican

Other court tidings Wednesday evening:
Count Vaclav Semjaka was named as General for Pennsic.
2 humans and 1 kitten received newcomer mugs.
Several people received RUSH War certificates. Watch this space for updates.
The Shire of Spinning Winds gave a tithe to celebrate their 40th year as a shire.
Emissaries from Artemisia presented gifts.

Thursday field courts, June 14:
Gunter de Bohun – Iren Fyrd
Arnsfast Rikardson – boon for Chivalry

Friday evening court, June 15:
Michael the Wanderer – Calon Cross
Sir Gawayne ap Tristam – Augmentation of Arms
Anne Renarde – Laurel

Other court tidings Friday evening:
TRMs Ashir and Ashland exchanged gifts with visiting Royalty from Meridies, Outlands, Æthelmearc, and Northshield.
1 newcomer received a mug.
Sir Malachi von Uri received his Chivalry scroll, due since the reign of Kensor II and Salamandra.

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Battlemoor Date Changed

Bavarian engraving of a medieval tournament from the 1400s. Public domain in the US

The following announcement was posted on the Battlemoor website www.battlemoor.org

Unto the populace of the Outlands and the Known World do We, Jaxarticus Rex and Anna Reginia Outlandium, send greetings.

After meeting with the Kingdom Seneschal, the Battlemoor Autocrats, the BAM council, and members of the populace, a decision has been made for this years Battlemoor.

Battlemoor IX will be held July 4th thru July 8th in Buena Vista Colorado.

There are many reasons for this change and we understand this effects plans and schedules. We apologize for this inconvenience but it is necessary, this year, because this site is currently the best choice for us.

Their Majesties are asking for feedback to gauge the interest of the Kingdom to see who is going or may be going with this date change. Please let them know at Falcon-Crown@calontir.org

 

New Deadline for Pennsic PreRegistration

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Re-posted from the East Kingdom Gazette:


The deadline for paid pre-registration for Pennsic has been extended until 11:59 pm (Eastern Time) on Fri, Jun 23, 2017. The deadline for unpaid pre-registration is 11:59 pm July 7th.

A Pennsic Challenge

Reprinted from the East Kingdom Gazette

The following is being posted on behalf of Her Grace, Mary of Northshield, formerly of the East.

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Greetings unto the Known World and those going to Pennsic from Duchess Mary of Northshield!

If you were ‘going to catch them all’ at Pennsic, what would you catch?  We have the most exotic creatures all around us, we just have to look.  This year I am sponsoring a quest for young and old to ‘catch’ – SCA style.

The goal is simple – seek and find people from every stage of progression from every kingdom.  I have a form to help you keep track and if you bring that form back to the Games Tent by 8/11 you will get a prize for your efforts. Whoever caught the most/’them all’ gets a special prize.

Truly, the real prize will be the people you meet and the things you learn!

Forms can be obtained at the Games Tent, or you can print the PDF: Pennsiccatchthemall

And since we are an increasingly digital society if you feel inclined, and, it is not offensive to your ‘catch’ please post pictures with #Pennsiccatchthemall

Duchess Mary of Carrigart, Kingdom of Northshield

 

From Their Royal Highnesses Logan and Ylva

At Grand Court at Lilies War XXX, Their Royal Highnesses Logan and Ylva announced who the Calontir forces would be fighting with at this year’s Pennsic War. While it is traditional that Calontir fights with the Midrealm, it is not uncommon that they align with the East upon occasion. However, this year Calontir does not choose either side. Instead, Calontir will fight beside Their Royal Iren Ferean Majesties of Ealdormere Nigel and Adrielle. Where Ealdomere goes, so goes Calontir.

Long Live Ealdomere!
Long Live Calontir!
Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US

Illustration of the Battle of Barnet (14 April 1471) on the Ghent manuscript. Public domain in the US