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The East took two of the three populace shoots, for 6 war points!
The three traditional populace archery war point shoots were adapted to this year’s safari theme. Each shoot was worth three war points. Archers could shoot each of the three shoots up to five times on their own schedules, spreading them out over the five days the range was open for war point shooting, or doing them all at once if they wished.
On the Castle Window range, archers had 30 seconds to shoot as many arrows or bolts as possible into the window about 30 yards away, for one point each, or into the monkey hanging in the window, for two points per hit.
This year’s “Soldiers” were elephants and rhinoceroses. Archers could shoot six shots at their choice of target. Hits on the closest (about 15 yards) scored one point; two points for hits on the second rank of targets (about 35 yards); three points for hits on the third distance (about 45 yards); and four points for hits on the farthest distance (about 55 yards).
The center of the Clout was at the usual 100 yards, but the perimeter of the castle was square this year. Archers had six shots to send at their choice of the moat (about 50 yards away) or the castle turret. Shots landing in the moat scored one point; hits on the alligator in the moat earned two points; shots landing inside the castle were worth three points; and hits on the giraffe earned four points. The giraffe was about twelve feet tall, and proved to be a durable and well-designed — and challenging! — target; shots high on the neck or head could be retrieved by lowering the hinged upper portion. If tales told are correct, the giraffe was herded to Pennsic fully upright, and wore its own EZ-Pass transponder!
No accurate counts exist for the numbers of archers who shot in each of the war point shoots, but over 2200 inspection stickers were issued, giving a rough estimate of the overall participation.
At the end of war point shooting on Friday, final tallies were done and the East won 6 of the 9 available war points, as follows:
Castle Window: East = 2119, Midrealm = 1670
Soldiers: East = 7062, Midrealm = 5775
Clout: East = 4806, Midrealm = 4880
(Photos and report by Ygraine of Kellswood.)
Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: War Points
From Dueña Mercedes Vera de Calafia, Seneschal of the East Kingdom:
Applications for the office of Pennsic Steward are now being accepted. Please send an email with your SCA and Modern name, a brief SCA resume and a statement of interest to TRH@eastkingdom.org email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include contact information.
This office is defined in East Kingdom Law & Policy section IV.F.23.a-g 23.
The East Kingdom Pennsic Steward:
a. Performs an inventory of all East Kingdom Regalia and equipment used specifically for Pennsicand stored at Pennsic War. Ensures that this inventory is supplied to the East Kingdom Exchequer at the end of each Pennsic War.
Filed under: Official Notices, Pennsic Tagged: job opening
On Thursday (Aug.7), two teams of twelve assembled on the range to settle the Thrown Weapons Champions Team war point. The East prevailed with 119 points over the Midrealm’s 85 points.
The top individual scorer of the contest was Master Robert of Wilford with 16 points; he was an Eastern ally from An Tir. Another ally, Baron Paganus Grimlove from Caid, tied for second-highest score with 15 points. Both champs said it was a challenging competition, and they are shown with one of the toughest targets.
Filed under: Pennsic, Thrown Weapons Tagged: War Points
Kaliyan Kali reports that at Their Caer Galen Defender event, Their Majesties Walrick and Cecilia, of the Kingdom of the Outlands, offered elevation to the Order of the Laurel to the Honorable Lady Mirabel de Malmesberie.
A team of archaeologists at the University of Bordeaux has identified the earliest known case of Down syndrome in the remains of a child who lived in 6th century France. The diagnosis was made after the remains were submitted to a (CT) scan.
Once upon a time, four bronze angels adorned the gateposts of the Wellingborough Golf Club in Northamptonshire, England. No one paid much attention to them until two were stolen, but now all four, identified as Renaissance treasures, are the subject of a fundraising effort by the Victoria and Albert Museum. (photo)
SleepyUnicorn has posted a photo album from the Known World A&S Display held at Pennsic 43.
The Philadelphia Citypaper sent a reporter to Pennsic 43. She camped with the Barony of Bhakail, and spent the whole of war week learning and listening. The result of her efforts is the cover story of the Citypaper this week. The article features many Easterners and is an epic portrayal of what Pennsic and the Society are all about. You can read the full article on their website.
Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: Pennsic
The oldest known copy of "The Brus," an epic poem describing the Battle of Bannockburn, has been restored in time for the 700th celebration of the event. The poem was written in 1375 by the Archdeacon of Aberdeen. (photos)
Gillian reports that Their Majesties Conor and Isa of the Kingdom of the West have chosen to elevate her protégé, Chaninai al-Zarqa' bint Ibrahim ibn Rashid, to the Order of the Pelican.
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Many of us shop at Amazon for a wide range of products. Did you know that the SCA can benefit from each purchase you make at no additional charge to you?
Auctioneers at Christie's have announced that they will offer for auction a double-edged Viking sword associated with the battles of Hastings, Stamford Bridge and Bannockburn. The sword is expected to bring between UK£80,000 to £120,000. (photo)
The East and allied Archery Champions Team was victorious in the archery competition on Wednesday.
Their Majesties and Their Highnesses of the East were on-hand to support Their Champions. Before the start of the long day of shooting, a short Royal Court was held, during whichHope of Quintavia and Duke Gregor von Heisler received Master Bowman badges, and Alexander von Heisler was presented with his Grand Master Bowman badge.
In the 10 station Roving Range, the East scored 2358 points to the Midrealm’s 2288. In the Friend/Foe shoot, the East prevailed with 70 points over 60 for the Midrealm. Both teams tied on the Long-range Walk-up shoot, with 169 points.
The team members and alternates for the East were:
(Team photo by Lady Tysha z Kieva; Court photo by Baroness Ygraine of Kellswood, who also provided this report.)
Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: War Points
Barun Pól O'Briain was yesterday elevated to the Order of the Pelican by the King and Queen of Drachenwald. Under threatening skies at Raglan Castle in Wales the two-time Viceroy of Insulae Draconis was made a peer before a tearful crowd of his noble friends and well-wishers.
"Every time I come, it's like the highlight of my life. It's addictive. Especially if you're an adrenaline junkie," said fencer Susan Woodard about a recent fighter practice held at Roosevelt Park in Longmont, Colorado. Woodard spoke with Scott Rochat of the Times-Call about the SCA and the Barony of Caer Galen. (photos and video)
The State of California is requiring a full financial audit from the SCA. We have contracted with the CPA firm of Boman Accounting Group, Inc. to conduct the audit for the years 2012 and 2013 and report their findings.
Current SCA Laurel King of Arms, Meistari Gabriel Kjotvason, reports that Andrewe Bawldwyn has been named to take over the position as head of the College of Arms.
The Board of Directors of the Society for Creative Anachronism is seeking members for a committee concerning the Chirurgeonate.