Pennsic 46 War Points: Wednesday, August 9

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This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Æthelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

EK-Mid Rapier earned another four War Points.

The EK-Mid Rapier Army took all four time checks in the Woods Battle today. They captured 11 of 12 flags over the course of the four checks.

Pennsic 46 War Points: Tuesday, August 8th

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This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Aethelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

Today seven of the 41 war points were decided:

The East/Mid Alliance swept the day.
EK/Mid won all four passes of the Rapier Field Battle for four points. Their performance was dominant.
EK/Mid also won all three time checks of the Rapier Ruins Battle for three points. It was a hard fought struggle.
EK/Mid Rapier Army won a total of seven points. Aethelmearc Alliance Rapier got zero points today.

Interim Kingdom Webminister Announced

From Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid:

Greetings!

For the period of thirty days, starting yesterday, I will be the interim East Kingdom Webminister. After that period, an announcement will be made regarding the full Kingdom Webminister position.

Lord Lorenz and I will be at the East Kingdom Webminister meeting at War on Thursday (EK Royal, 3pm to 5pm). If there’s anything that I can help with in the role, I can be found there or otherwise at N11 Barony of Bhakail. Otherwise, email (mbroggy@gmail.com), Facebook or phone (484-442-0278) will continue to work, and we’ll be switching the kingdom email address over soon.

In Service,
Maistir Mael Eoin mac Echuid
Interim East Kingdom Webminister

Pennsic 46 War Points: Monday, August 7th

This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Aethelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

Today seven of the 41 war points were decided:

Field Battle – The Grand Pageant – 4 War Points, each Field Battle is worth 1 War Point for a total of 4 War Points: Aethelmarc/Atlantia took the Field battles 3 out of 4

The Aethelmearc/Northshield alliance won three points.  
The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won one point.

Bridge Battle – 3 War Points; each Bridge Battle is worth 1 War Point for a total of 3 War Points:  East/Mid took the Bridge battles, 2 out of 3.

The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won two points.
The Aethelmearc/Northshield alliance won one point.

Pennsic Archery Champions Team Selected

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The second of two practice/tryout sessions was held today for the East/Midrealm Archery Champions Team. The East and Middle each have 14 team members and 5 alternates, and there are 2 champions from Ealdormere — for a total of 30 team members and 10 alternates.

The 14 Eastern team members selected are:

  • Godric of Hamtun, Captain General of Archers
  • Colin Ursell, Deputy Captain of Archers
  • Kusunoki Yoshimoto, King’s Archery Champion
  • Siobhan ingean Cormaic, Queen’s Archery Champion
  • Rupert the Unbalanced
  • Li Kung Lo
  • Treya min Teanga
  • Ygraine of Kellswood
  • Shi Tian
  • Mikjall Bogmadr
  • Kieran Bren of Bannockburn
  • Meruit Kieransdottir
  • Peter the Red
  • Nathaniel Wyatt

The 5 Eastern alternates are:

  • Cathain
  • Eoin an Doire
  • Nest verch Tangwystel
  • Kobayashi Yutaka
  • Aaron the Arrowsmith

While the list of Midrealm team members is not known to this reporter, it is believed that Dorigen of Lewes is included in their number, as he is a former resident of the Mid and holds their archery award of the Dragon’s Barb.

The Archery Champions Competition takes place on Thursday, starting about 9am and running for most of the day.

Submitted by Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood

Pennsic 46 War Points: Sunday July 6

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This year’s Pennsic War is a contest between the Kingdoms of the East, the Middle, and Ealdormere and their allies vs Aethelmearc and Northshield and their allies.

Today five of the 41 war points were decided:

  • Unbelted Champions Battle (Melee) – 40 fighters per side, worth one point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point.
  • Belted Champions Battle (Melee) – 25 fighters per side, worth one point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point.
  • Heroic Champions Combat – 14 single combats – 4 unbelted and 10 belted per side, worth 1 point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point.
  • Rapier Champions Battle (Melee)- 20 fighters per side, worth one point.
    • The Aethelmearc/Northshield alliance won this point, with the first two passes going to Aethelmearc. The 3rd pass was fought by the East/Middle/Ealdoremere alternates, who won.
  • Heroic Rapier Champions (Single Combat) – 15 rapier Champions and 2 Cut and Thrust Champions per side, worth 1 point.
    • The East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance won this point with 9 of the 17 bouts.

Total points for the day: 5

Total points for the East/Middle/Ealdormere alliance: 4

Total points for the Aethelmearc and Northshield alliance: 1

Competition for the Populace Archery Shoot and Populace Thrown Weapons Shoot also began this afternoon. These will continue throughout the week, with points determined on Friday.

Pennsic: Opening Ceremonies Info

Unto the Populace of the East does Malcolm Bowman, Brigantia Principal Herald, send greetings!

The Pennsic War is nearly upon us!  As is traditional, the East Kingdom will be marching out to the field as a part of the opening ceremonies Saturday night at 7pm (on the Battlefield or in the Barn, weather dependent).

The Baronies of the Kingdom of the East assemble to march with their crown, and any Shire or other group may also be lined up to join the processional.  Assembly for the procession will begin at 6pm Saturday night on the road outside of EK Royal.

Please address any questions to me – brigantia.

See you at Pennsic!

YIS,
Malcolm

A Walk Among the Pines Event, 5th August

Edgithe Hlammandi reporting:

On Saturday, August 5th, 2017, I will be hosting A Walk Among the
Pines at the Cathedral of the Pines in Rindge, NH (10 Hale Hill Rd.,
Rindge NH). We’ll be open from 10am to 5pm, and it looks to be a
beautiful and fun filled day!

Current presentations include examples of needlework, illuminated
pages and scrolls, an introductory look at Period Firearms, basic
heraldry for the SCA, period embroidery and weaving, a fencing
demonstration, a heavy fighting demo, a display of inkle loom and
lucet work, medieval archery, bowyery, and fletching, and drop spindle
weaving, along with a lot of fun, music, and camaraderie! 🙂 We’ll be
sharing a pot luck feast together, so please bring a dish to share and
a card with the ingredients (we have several people with life
threatening allergies attending).

I hope you will join us in introducing the SCA and our Society to the public!

Event listing: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3212
Group listing: https://www.facebook.com/groups/313089939119691/
Potluck sign up: http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=AHEO8887
(password is 9654)

Contact Edgithe (aka Allyson) at edgithe@gmail.com or 978-616-9654 for
more information!

Heading to Pennsic? Staying Home?

For the next two weeks, the Gazette editorial staff will be split between Pennsic and home. If you have information that you would like us to share about events at Pennsic or elsewhere, please send it as usual to eastkingdomgazette@gmail.com.  We’ll be watching the email. All post are automatically shared to our Facebook, Google+ and Twitter accounts.

A Note from the Polling Clerks

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The following is a message from Duchess Avelina Keyes, with regard to the recent changes to the way that polls are sent out to members of the East Kingdom Polling Orders.

Hey folks,

A few notes on the polling process. Here in the East, the polling job is split between two people, Duchess Katherine Stanhope and me.

I handle the software side of the polls. I maintain the awards recommendation form and I put together the polls that the Royalty want.

Duchess Katherine handles distribution.

Each Order has *two* lists. One, the “Discussion list” is for Companions of the Order to discuss candidates and other issues pertinent to the Order. The second is the polling distribution list. That is where Duchess Katherine sends the polls. It is possible to sign up for one and not the other. To sign up for those lists, please visit this link:

lists.eastkingdom.org/EmailLists.html

Now, for the polls themselves. Continue reading