| Wyatt the Odd ||22 Sep 2009 1:45 p.m. PST|
A recent Voice of America segment on the large, annual battle outside of Pittsburgh. (mind you, the losing side gets Pittsburg)
|aecurtis ||22 Sep 2009 1:58 p.m. PST|
We were talking about our past experiences on the way home from the doctor's yesterday. I think it's time to sell my armor! (Need to try to do it locally, with the shipping weight
|asa1066||22 Sep 2009 2:20 p.m. PST|
There's some people from my area, Ealdormere (which covers most of Ontario) just at the end including our King at the time, Roak of the Rozaki, and Master Hector of the Black Heights. King Roak accompanied both the armoured combatants and the fencers onto the field despite being on crutches with a torn Achilles tendon. You should have seen the look on the local EMS guys faces when Roak hobbled on to the field.
|aecurtis ||22 Sep 2009 6:31 p.m. PST|
"Roak of the Rozaki"
Darned old grandfathered personae. Wouldn't have got that by me back when I was a kingdom submisisons herald, by cracky!
"Willow de Wisp" was the one that made my teeth grit, but you can't do anything about old duchesses, especially when they're Laurels and Pelicans as well
| Saber6 ||23 Sep 2009 7:29 a.m. PST|
Who knew the 6th century was so well fed
|asa1066||23 Sep 2009 7:58 a.m. PST|
A believe former King of the Midrealm and Ealdormere, who unfortunately passed away several years ago, tried to pass the name Sir Osis of the Livery once. It didn't get very far.
As to well fed medieval people, you should see the food merchants at Pennsic, they make some pretty good chow (funnel cakes
|Daffy Doug ||23 Sep 2009 8:50 a.m. PST|
The ONLY thing I envy is their numbers
|dapeters||24 Sep 2009 7:30 a.m. PST|
My family dragged me to it this year. About one in one hundred people had authentic clothing or close enough to make me feel like a geek in my farbware (but at least I was comfortable.) But there were some merchants selling good stuff good replicas of things. As to the fighting I was really surprise to see guys with nothing on their torso, I had thought that some sort of body protection was required.
| Murphy ||25 Sep 2009 7:34 p.m. PST|
Ah Pennsic War
I remember the days when I had armor and fought
Now it's wool and black powder
CW attracts less of the "weird fringe types" than SCA does, but the SCA girls are a bit ummm
Aka "Murchadh Wyllt"
Citadel of the Southern Pass
Kingdom of the Outlands
|11th ACR||26 Sep 2009 11:00 p.m. PST|
I thought that was pretty good film footage of the G-20 summit.