This reporter did not attend the event. This summary is based on notes provided by HL Ayisha bint Asad. My thanks to her. 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
In evening court:
Martin of Calanais Nuadh – AoA
Lucia of Three Rivers – Torse Yngvarr Bjarnakarl – Boga Fyrd
Other court tidings: HL Janos Katona invited the archers to come shoot at Crown Tournament next weekend.
Newcomer mugs were handed out.
The winners of the archery shoot and thrown weapons were announced:
Huscarl – Daniel Martel
Fyrd – Asher de Lokwode
Unranked – Thrace of Calanais Nuadh
Greetings from the Pennsic 49 Family Activities Coordinator!
I know that it feels like Pennsic just happened, but next years’ staff is already hard at work preparing for Pennsic 49.
Family Activities cannot run without the help of many hands, and we are looking for volunteers for several of our coordinator positions, as well as folks who think they might like to shadow those jobs to possibly do it in a few years. We’d love to prevent burnout by having many folks trained on jobs.
Please fill out the linked form or email me at email@example.com if you are interested in any or more than one of these jobs. For jobs requiring an SCA background check, there is plenty of time to get one, and I’ll be happy to walk you through the process.
Mistress Leonete D’Angely, Family Point Coordinator
A great Stile Pas d’Armes has been declared for the afternoon of October the Twelfth, following the Tournament to find the Heirs of Calontir.
All Ladies of the Rose as well as Consorts of the Contestants from the day and all they invite to join them, are cordially invited to join a great Gallery to witness and judge the acts of puissance, honor, chivalry and courtesy performed at said Pas.
Their Royal Majesties will present a worthy gift, a buckler made by Master Ravasz Janos, shown below. Other prizes will be made available for the Gallery’s gift, and in addition the members of the Gallery are encouraged to offer praise and favor to those who they find worthy.
Please join us for a pleasant afternoon of guts and gore…er, um…sport, in honor of Crown, Heirs, Kingdom and the Art of Steel!
This reporter did not attend the event. This report is based on notes retrieved from the Boke of Faces by HL Ysabel de la Oya and notes provided by Lord Jon Chesey, White Hawk Herald. My thanks to them. 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
Courtesy of the Knowne World Memorial Shield Project
On September 3, 2019, Annette Barker (nee Taylor,) known to many as Aine nic Taillieur, passed from this world to the next. Lest any question her might, let all know of her story. Though unusual, a clan of Draugr arose in her homeland which called themselves Cancer. A strong warrior woman, she fought bravely for two years, wounding and destroying members of the clan through guile, knife, and even resorting to a poison which pained her deeply and caused the loss of her locks.
After battling fiercely, however, it soon became apparent to Aine that the war could not be won without great cost. Knowing that, without a home base, the enemy could be stopped, she planned one final tactic. She pulled the Draugr into a false sense of security, allowing them to believe they had won and drawing them into a tight circle around herself. At the last moment, she set the land about her ablaze, trapping the Draugr within. Alas, she too, was trapped.
Thus passed Aine Nic Taillier from this world, her battle cry screamed across the land and the sounds of Savage Daughter ringing in her ears.
Such was her love for those around her, to protect them from the enemy. Such was she a mother, who nurtured all who met her. Such was she loved that, upon hearing of her passing, cups were raised across the meadhall to toast to her victory and to the memory of such a great woman.
Skol, for the hero Aine nic Taillieur, who chose to fight until the end, taking the enemy with her