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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian22 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)

YouTube link


aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member22 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 Inactive Member22 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.

David S.

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member22 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…


Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian23 Sep 2009 7:29 a.m. PST

Who knew the 6th century was so well fed

asa1066 Inactive Member23 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…yum!).

David S.

Daffy Doug Inactive Member23 Sep 2009 8:50 a.m. PST

The ONLY thing I envy is their numbers….

dapeters24 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.

Personal logo Murphy Sponsoring Member of TMP25 Sep 2009 7:34 p.m. PST

Ah Pennsic War….*sigh*

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…"kinkier"…

Aka "Murchadh Wyllt"
Citadel of the Southern Pass
Kingdom of the Outlands

11th ACR26 Sep 2009 11:00 p.m. PST

I thought that was pretty good film footage of the G-20 summit.

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