Populace War Points
This year there were three different war point shoots in which ALL archers could participate. This has been the case for many years, although the presentation, scoring and numbers of attempts differ. The populace shooting was offered Sunday through Thursday, so archers had five opportunities to shoot each of the three war point shoots. Before the week of shooting began, it was also ruled that archers did not have to do each attempt on separate days — they could make their own schedules and even shoot all fifteen parts on the same day if they wished to. This made it much easier for busy folk with many obligations to still make significant contributions to the war effort.
The three populace shoots were run as follows:
- Castle Window: At approximately 30 yards and timed (30 seconds); archers scored 1 point for each shot in the window slot, 2 points if the shot hit the black shape shown in the slot.
- Clout with Moat Monster: Shots landing inside the 30′ castle turret were worth 3 points; shots hitting either of the two standing guards in the turret were worth 4 points; there was a “moat” at approximately 50 yards worth 1 point, with a “moat monster” in it worth 2 points; 6 shots, untimed.
- Elephants: 6 shots, untimed; targets were soldiers atop elephants at 15, 35, 45 and 55 yards, worth 1, 2, 3 and 4 points, respectively; archers could shoot at any target they wished with their 6 shots.
After the range closed on Thursday evening, scores from all five days were totaled, and the East took all three populace archery war points! On the Castle Window, the final tally was 3265 to 1798; for the Clout, 5907 to 3824; and for the Elephants, 7899 to 4029. A head-count was taken on each shooting line, enabling averages to be calculated. It is worth noting that this year each archer scored a total of about four points on one try at all three shoots — under one point on the Castle Window, about one and a half points on the Clout, and just under two points on the Elephants. This is why it is so important for every archer of any ability to get to the range — every point matters, and every archer can make a difference!
Archery Champions Team Tournement
As was previously reported here, the East and allies team decisively won all three parts of the competition, thus earning one war point for the East.
This year, the Champions were honored to have all the Eastern Royalty shoot with them throughout the day! King Gregor, Queen Kiena, Prince Kenric and Princess Avelina each joined a different group to go through the Roving Range, then They shot with lines of Their archers on the Friend/Foe and Long Distance shoots. They shot just for fun — Their scores did not count in the tournement — but Their support was invaluable, and the team members enjoyed Their comradery.
The members of this year’s East and allies team were:
Aaron the Arrowsmith
Aeddan Ivor (Atlantia)
Alberic maqi Droata
Aurelia Gabriana (Ealdormere)
Brendan Hunterston (Ealdormere)
Cadan Buri (AEthelmearc)
Collum Maxwell (Atlantia)
Dafydd ap Sion (Ealdormere)
Denys the Decadent (AEthelmearc)
Dietrich Saphir zum Drache (Atlantia)
Esperanza Susanna Flecha (Atlantia)
Fintan Na Coilled (AEthelmearc)
Ghijskjin Van den Vaerst (Atlantia)
Godric of Hamtun
Graem de Cherbourg (Ealdormere)
Gregge the Archer (Atlantia)
Jehannine de Flandres
Kateryna atte Hagenes (Trimaris)
Kieran Bren of Bannockburn
Li Kung Lo
Magnus fra Jorvik
Miles de Locwode (Atlantia)
Nest verch Tangwistel
Nicolaa de Bracton (Ealdormere)
Phillip Reed the Facetious
Robert Cameron de Gray (AEthelmearc)
Rupert the Unbalanced
Seamus McRay (Atlantia)
Siobhan Inghean Cormaic
Stephan Grimm (Atlantia)
Valgard av Mors (Atlantia)
Ygraine of Kellswood
Reports of archery results for this and past Pennsic Wars (and other significant archery achievements) are archived at the EK Target Archery website.
(Photos by Baroness Rainillt Leia de Bello Marisco.)