My dearest populace of the East,
Every year at Pennsic there is a Viking ship that is adorned with the shields of our honored dead who have passed in the last year. My household (La Familia Gladiatoria) has hosted the final burning of this ship for over a decade now and offered a ritual space for grief.
This year has been an especially difficult one for so many, and we feel the need to provide a place for our society to share the names of their fallen (whether they were actively part of the dream or not).
We invite you to add the names you would’ve call out at this year’s ship burning to the list linked below, and the musicians of La Familia led by Master Caius, Myself, Sir Cassius, and Aidan will create a participatory piece of ceremonial music to share during Virtual Pennsic this year.
Yours in Service,
– Ceól of the East and La Familia Gladiatoria