Pennsic War Rages On
Today saw the armored and rapier combatants of the East, Middle and Allies take to the filed in the epic confrontation that is the field battle. The armored fighters fought a best of five scenario with the East taking three of the five. The rapier fighters engaged in a best of three scenario with the Middle Kingdom and allies taking all three battles.
Their Majesties knighted Ivan Valfrekr Hroereksson and Wilham de Broc on the battlefield. Following the rapier field battle They inducted Robert Earlson and Sorcha Dochair into the Order of the Silver Rapier.
Several Eastern fencers took the field this afternoon dressed as super heroes.
Ah…I must admit that I have been out of the SCA and historic recreation for over 15 years now (fall of 97′) after doing it for almost 10 years. Hearing that PVC bows were banned this year and people are fighting dressed as super hero’s is a bit depressing. I have been girding myself to re-enter the hobby but am saddened by activities such as these and wonder what has been going on all these years that such things happen and are reported on almost as if they are acceptable.