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Arts & Sciences Research Paper #12: Untwisting the Answer: A Trick for Tablet Weaving on Modern Portable Looms
Our twelfth A&S Research Paper comes to us from Condêssa Violante do Porto, of the Shire of Quintavia. She examines a kind of puzzle that is all too familiar to the student of historical crafts: What do you do about problems arising from trying to do a historical craft with our more modern tools? (Prospective future contributors, please check out our original Call for Papers.)
Untwisting the Answer: A Trick for Tablet Weaving on Modern Portable Looms
The subject of this paper will discuss adapting period patterns for modern looms in order to tackle the problems presented by using modern tools for period narrow weaving. This is not exclusive or proprietary; as I will discuss, I stumbled upon this technique by accident. This technique is also an adaptation to a modern loom, and I know of no examples supporting this as a period technique. My argument is that it is possible, and easy, to maintain the integrity of period patterns when working on a modern loom without relying on modern solutions. This technique could be similarly applied to more period techniques of tablet weaving, such as the backstrap method, as another means of handling the problems associated with some of the more complex period patterns.
Tablet weaving is one of my favorite art forms because it spans so many periods and cultures. Evidence of Iron Age tablet weaving exists as far back as the 8th century BCE and continues through until at least the 15th century. The most recognizable examples, and my area of interest tend to revolve around the Norse cultures commonly mislabeled as “Vikings”. This paper is not meant to address the history or cultural significance of tablet weaving, so that is all that I will add to the historical overview.
One of the specific problems associated with tablet weaving is “twist”. Tablet weaving is worked by turning tablets forwards or backwards in order to create the “shed” necessary for any type of weaving. As the tablets are turned forwards or backwards to create a pattern, the warp fiber to be woven ahead of the cards begins to twist in a lane. The more that any particular card is turned in one direction, the more noticeable this twist will be. If your pattern has a different number of forwards and backwards turns among the cards, twist will develop along the warp lane/s of the card/s with the uneven number of turns. For example, if your pattern has 24 cards and cards 1-20 turn four forward and four backwards (4F/4B), but cards 21-24 turn 8 times backwards (8B), lanes 21-24 will develop twist. This becomes a problem as the overly twisted yarn becomes unusable. It also creates tension variance along the width of the band, which will affect the overall quality of weaving throughout the piece.
In period, a tablet weaver would tie their warp to two points. There are examples of period looms where these points are two posts that can be adjusted as the weaving tightens towards completion. Below we can see a 15th century image of Mary weaving using such a technique. Another technique is referred to as the back-strap method. With this technique the weaver ties the working end of the weave to a horizontal bar tied to their waist, and the other end to a post. Both of these methods allow the weaver to deal with twist by untying the end to be worked and combing out the twist.
In the SCA we have become particularly innovative in our ability to adapt modern sensibilities to the recreation of period arts. Modern tools are used to help expedite the period process across the entirety of SCA arts. Gas stoves, propane torches, pvc pipe, and many other conveniences make the pursuit of period arts easier and more accessible to a greater population of the SCA. One of my favorites is the portable tablet loom. This ubiquitous SCA loom has allowed countless artists to pursue the various types of narrow work over the SCA period. It is an incredibly practical device allowing complex weaves to be transported to events for teaching, learning, or just getting through court!
The problem with the modern loom is that it does not allow the weaver the opportunity to untie one end to comb out developing twist. There are two solutions that SCA weavers have employed to combat this issue. One is to work with undocumentable modern patterns, and the other is fishing swivels. These are modern solutions to a problem created by a modern tool, and to me represents a further step away from period accuracy.
The first solution is to use one of the thousands of really stunning undocumentable patterns that have evenly counted turns. For the bulk of my weaving experience, I was limited to these patterns because I did not have a suitable method for dealing with twist developing unevenly across the band. There are many period patterns that can be worked using an even number of forwards and backwards turns, eliminating this concern entirely. I had a habit of doing prettier, undocumentable patterns instead.
The second solution is to use fishing swivels. My knowledge of period fishing is extremely limited, but I suspect that these ingenious little devices are not period. In my experience, this technique didn’t do me any favors. Tie one end of your warp to an end of the swivel, travel the warping pattern of your loom, then tie the other end of the warp to the other end of the swivel. I found tying the cards to fishing swivels to be extra annoying. The swivels also didn’t play nice on my loom. After a few attempts, I abandoned this method and just stuck to patterns as a means to combat the twist problem.
There are a lot of really great period patterns that do create uneven twisting. My favorite patterns came out of the Birka find. There are so many great shapes. Keys, hooks, knots, basket weaves, fylfot (swastikas), and many more. Before they became associated with 20th century evil, swastikas were actually very cool.
So in order to recreate the more complex patterns on the modern loom, I had to come up with a means to combat twist. It is possible to maintain the integrity of the period patterns simply by mirroring the motifs! This is actually easy to accomplish, and I will demonstrate the turn diagram that I use and then how to adapt it for the new technique. I only write down the third highlighted column as a personal shorthand to read turning patterns. I use a regular piece of notebook or notecard and use the top line for forward and the second line for backwards. I am using three columns to explain how I read the third column in shorthand. The below pattern is completely arbitrary, but a good example of the erratic turning counts found in complex period weaves.
As you can see, cards 1-4 & 11-15 constantly turn forwards, card 9 always turns backwards, and the rest have some variation. This will create different twists. Cards 1-4 & 11-15 and 9 will always develop the same amount of twist, in different direction. With the remaining cards turning at uneven intervals, these lanes will all develop different tensions. This is typical of the complex weaves I wanted to add to my portfolio of work.
In order to mirror the motif from the above pattern, I will add a few turns forwards and backwards to create visual and physical space between motifs. The number of turns is completely based on what I think “looks good”. This could be any number, but I like to use 4-10 as a rough guide. Then write the pattern from bottom to top completely inverting the turning directions. What I end up with is two rows read in a circle from top left to bottom left, bottom right to top right, then back down on the left. I have used different highlighting colors to show the pairs that are inverted.
There may be patterns that have repeats built in, and you can use as many repeats as you like until the twist becomes a problem for your tension. What is important to the technique I am trying to demonstrate is the inversion of the pattern. It doesn’t matter if your pattern has repeats, is a particular standalone motif, or a combination of the two. This technique has three integral pieces to be successful:
The picture below shows the completed technique using elements from various Birka bands. I hope that this technique will help you in your weaving! Good luck, and have fun!
Filed under: A&S Research Papers, Arts and Sciences Tagged: a&s, Arts and Sciences
East Kingdom College of Heralds
Report for the Court of: Kenric and Avelina
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Talan ap Gueiluirth, Silver Tyger, Elen Alswyth of Eriskay
Talan Gwyllt, Silver Tyger
Kit de Coldwood, Silver Tyger
Ciaran d’alltherien Tostigh, Silver Tyger, Elizabeth Greenleaf
Sorcha Dhocair, Golden Rapier, Sarra Graeham of Bimham
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Tiernan MacAlpin, Chivalry, Padraig Dubh MacEanruig, Faelin MacLochlainn
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Eon of Carolingia, AoA, Triona MacCasky
Doroga Voronin, Silver Rapier, Nataliia etc.
Dionisio da Desio, Silver Rapier,
Lupold Hass, Golden Rapier, Palozi Marti
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Mikjall Bogmadr, Master Bowman,
Alexandre de Champlaine, AoA,
Sean of Malagentia, AoA, Fiona O’Maille o Chaun Coille
Keegan of Malagentia, AoA, Fiona O’Maille o Chaun Coille
Sean Dubh, AoA, Triona MacCasky
Marian Rose Meerstappa, Gilder,
Marguerite ingean Lachlainn, Augmentation of Arms, Heather Rose DeGordoun
Sean O Morain, Troubador, Magdelena von Kirschberg
Poplyr Childs, Apollo’s Arrow, Nest verch Tangwistel
Grimolfr Skulason, Silver Wheel, Eadaoin Chruitire
Magnus de Londres, Golden Mantle, Hawise ferch Meredith
Anelida of Falconbridge, Company of the Pennon,
Sigurthr Vigurhafn, Company of the Pennon,
Vissevald Selkirksson, Company of the Pennon,
Colin Ursell, Company of the Pennon,
Nicolette Bonhomme, Company of the Pennon,
Medhbh inghean ui Cheallaigh, Company of the Pennon,
Magdelena, King’s Award of Esteem,
Carminante, King’s Award of Esteem,
Maggie Rue, King’s Award of Esteem,
Kayleigh MacWhyte, King’s Award of Esteem,
Rolf the Carter, King’s Award of Esteem,
Remy dela Montaigne de Gascogne, King’s Award of Esteem,
Anne of Farmlingham, Queen’s Order of Courtesy,
Dom Coelho do Baraco, Court Barony, Saerlaith ingen Chennetig
Alys Treeby, Maunche, Agatha Wanderer
Isabel du Ross, Silver Crescent, Lada Monguligin
Samuel Peter deBump, Master Bowman,
Brunissende Dragonette, Laurel, Isobel Chamberlaine
Ruslan Novgorodcev, Tyger of the East, Vettorio Antonello
Recipient, Award, Scribe
Handsome Boys, Blue Tyger Legion,
Filed under: Court, Pennsic Tagged: awards, court report, Pennsic
Greetings! On August 20th the Bailiwick of Ivyeinrust held its Theleme at Penn event in the Rare Books Library at the University of Pennsylvania. Artisans and Scholars of the East Kingdom were invited to come and talk about their research, both failed attempts, successes and ideas for future works.
Presentations were held on a wide variety of topics. A track related to books included presentations such as: “Interactive Manuscripts” (Lady Lianor de Matos), “Bookmarks and Bookbinding” (Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal) and ” The Felbrigge Psalter: a 14th century embroidered book cover” (Mistress Avelyn Blakenye)
A second track of presentations, and several posters, included works on a variety of topics, such as “The Intersection of Naalbinding and Knitting” (Lord Ibrahim al-Rashid), “Swordsmanship as Theater” (Lord Lorenzo Gorla), “Research as Perseverance” (Lady Judith bas Rabbi Mendel), and “Humoral Theory in the Medieval Kitchen” (Master Galefridus Peregrinus)
What made this event truly unique, though, was the opportunity to view, examine,and touch medieval manuscripts from Penn’s Rare Book collection. Included among the documents pulled for attendees to view was an illuminated chronicle tracing the descent of Edward IV from Adam. This fantastic roll of parchment can be viewed in detail on the library’s website:http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/medren/detail.html?id=MEDREN_4171757
To learn more about the event you can:
View the event photo album:http://s1028.photobucket.com/user/laralu/library/Theleme%20at%20Penn%202016
View the event schedule & poster and presentation descriptions:
Power Point Presentations:
Baroness Christina Jenevra de Carvalhal: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1mJ6pptzKR7vVR2i-44KTp6yA3fo4xgJ81ReUUgvPDq8/edit?usp=sharing
Master Galefridus Peregrinus: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cwf0dm2qzr76ttq/Humoral%20practice%201.pptx?dl=0
Filed under: Events
Responses to the second poll are open until Friday, September 9th.
Polls are sent to the members of the Orders of High Merit and the Peerages so that they may provide input to the Crown on future members. Orders which conduct polls include the Chivalry, Laurel, Pelican, Defense, Silver Crescent, Tygers Combattant, Sagittarius, Maunche, Golden Rapier, and Golden Lance.
Anyone can make an awards recommendation and does not need to be a member of an Order. Recommendations can be submitted via the Award Recommendations page at the East Kingdom Website.
If you are a member of one of the Orders of High Merit or the Peerage and are not currently receiving polling emails, please sign up via the instructions on the East Kingdom Polling Lists page. Please note that the discussion lists and the polling lists must be subscribed separately.
Filed under: Announcements Tagged: award recommendations, brion and anna, deadlines, order of high merit, peerage, polling deadlines, polling lists, polling orders, pollings
Yesterday the annual tourney to choose the King’s and Queen’s Equestrian Champions was hosted by the Shire of Quintavia, at the Hazel Grove Agricultural Association in Groton, MA. Unlike most of the Kingdom Champions tourneys, the site does not rotate between regions. Sites suitable for equestrian tourneys are relatively uncommon, so bids are encouraged from sites which are central to the locations of the kingdom’s active equestrians. The date also varies, but late summer or early fall are generally preferred, both to allow for the championship to fall toward the end of the competition season, and to avoid the hottest part of the summer, in the interests of protecting the horses from unnecessary heat stress.
The new Champions are Baroness Lillian Stanhope, chosen as King’s Champion, and Viscountess Gwenllhian Rhiannon of Dragon Keep, chosen as Queen’s Champion.
Baroness Lillian has a long history of involvement with equestrian arts in the East. She was previously chosen as Queen’s Champion of Horse by Gregor IV and Kienna II in 2013. Both her parents, Duke Randal of the Dark and Duchess Katherine Stanhope, are active equestrians, and Baroness Lillian has been riding at East Kingdom events since her very early years. The King’s Champion is, by tradition, the winner of the competition, which is a test of prowess in mounted martial arts designed by the outgoing Champions.
Viscountess Gwenllhian is an accomplished horsewoman, but has only recently begun to participate formally in the equestrian arts within the SCA. This was her first entry in a champions tourney. She has resided in multiple kingdoms over the course of her Society career. She served as Princess of Drachenwald (prior to its separation from the East), was inducted into the Order of Chivalry as a Master of Arms in the West, and was made a Companion of the Order of the Pelican after returning to the East.
The Queen’s Champion is chosen by Her Majesty, according to whatever criteria may seem good to her, often in consultation with the Princess, since the Champion will also serve her successor.
Equestrian competition is truly a partnership between horse and rider, so we should not leave them out.
Dakota Tesoro, affectionately known in equestrian circles as Te, owned by Baron Duncan Kerr, carried Baroness Lillian to victory. Te is a 21 year old Andalusian gelding, with more than 10 years of tournament experience. In his career, including this most recent tourney, he has carried five King’s or Queen’s champions to victory.
Jubilant, a 21 year old Morgan gelding belonging to Viscountess Gwenllhian, was her mount for the tourney. This was Jubilant’s first East Kingdom equestrian event. Viscountess Gwenllhian reports that he enjoyed the experience.
Photos were graciously provided by Lady Lavina Attewode (Bifrost Studios) and Mistress Leonete D’Angely.
Filed under: Equestrian Tagged: equestrian, Kings and Queens Champions
The Signet’s Office is organizing a Backlog Display Day at Ghosts, Ghouls and Goblins:
Many of you work hard on backlogs, and they never get to be seen because they don’t go out in court. This is a chance to show off your beautiful work, to be recognized for it, and for the Signet Office to show its appreciation. As a bonus, for anyone who needs a firm deadline, this will hopefully help serve for some extra motivation to get those backlogs done and out of your hair!
Please let Mistress Eva know if you’re planning on bringing (or sending) a backlog scroll to display so that we can make sure to have enough table space.
If you’re excited about the idea but don’t have a backlog assignment, Sir Antonio would be happy to provide one.
Mistress Eva will be providing fun, fabulous prizes for those who bring backlogs.
Filed under: Announcements, Arts and Sciences, Events Tagged: Arts and Sciences, Calligraphy and Illumination, events
This Saturday, the Barony of Settmour Swamp is pleased to host Brennan & Caoilfhionn’s Ducal Challenges. The day will feature prize tournaments for both armored and rapier combatants. Each combatant is asked to furnish a prize either made or sponsored (not purchased) for the prize pool.
Winners will alternate choosing prizes with the artists who made those prizes.
Their Graces goals for this event are two-fold.
Anyone who wishes to participate, but does not have either an art to present or a combatant to represent their art, please contact Duke Brennan via brennan at hullraiser dot com.
Full details are available on the event website: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=3058
Filed under: Events Tagged: brennan, caoilfhionn, ducal challenge, event, event announcement, sca event, Settmour Swamp
At its August 22, 2016 meeting the Board of Directors approved the development and implementation of an expanded Board committee structure to encourage and facilitate transparency, participation in and understanding of Society governance throughout the membership of the Society.
The Board shall establish Board committees to serve at the pleasure of the Board. Each of these committees will include representatives of the membership-at-large of the Society, to be nominated by the Kingdoms. A request for nomination process is expected to be in place for the initial committees in the 4th quarter of 2016. Committees to be established include the following:
The Board has also formed the following ad hoc committees to serve until their mission is completed in the discretion of the Board:
From time to time the Board may form other ad hoc committees for special projects. The Board has the authority to dissolve or modify any committee or its membership at any time. Committee members serve at the pleasure of the Board, subject to a 3-year term limit. Initial appointments may at the discretion of the Board be for staggered terms so that the term of all such members of a committee do not expire at the same time. Committees will make recommendations to the Board and give quarterly reports. Committee members will be appointed by the Board and Committee chairs designated by the Board. Committee members at large will be nominated in response to a Request for Nomination (RFN) sent by the Board to each Kingdom Seneschal, describing the mission of the committee and suggested minimum qualifications for committee members. Kingdoms may then (within a defined period of time) nominate individuals in their Kingdom. Nominations would be made by the sitting Crown with the advice and consent of the Kingdom Seneschal.
Comments are strongly encouraged and can be sent to:
You may also email email@example.com.
This announcement is an official informational release by the Society for Creative Anachronism , Inc. Permission is granted to reproduce this announcement in its entirety in newsletters, websites and electronic mailing lists.
Filed under: Announcements, Corporate Tagged: board committees, board of directors, BoD, corporate, corporate announcements, Grand Council
The following was sent out by the Society Seneschal as a follow-up to his announcement of earlier this week. The original announcement can be found here.
Greetings to all Kingdom Seneschals,
There have been questions about this week’s policy requirements forwarded to all Kingdom Seneschals and I would like to address the answers to those individual questions to everyone.
First, these responsibilities for over-sight basically fall to the ranking Seneschal (i.e. the seneschal of the hosting group) in terms of events, e.g. Kingdom Seneschals need not review purchases by the Principal Herald, Marshal, Chatelaine et al. What we are talking about is acknowledging the responsibility and over-sight required of ranking seneschals when it comes to “event” contracts.
Second, all event coordinators (autocrats, stewards, et al.) are deputies to the Seneschal and as such, these individuals must be members in good standing as they are officers and agents of the SCA. In special cases, there may be a knowledgeable individual who is acting as the go between (i.e. the conduit between the SCA and the site owner/manage). In those cases, that individual must be made a deputy to the seneschal based upon their position. If an individual is working as a conduit between the Seneschal and the land owner/manager, the role of this individual must be defined, i.e. they are either the fiduciary of the SCA (an officer or agent of the SCA) or they are a fiduciary or agent of the land owner/manager. We want to avoid confusing situations. If the individual is a fiduciary of the SCA, said individual must be working exclusively to the benefit of the SCA; such a fiduciary is a person who holds a legal and ethical relationship of trust with the SCA. In short, said fiduciary is required to prudently act in the SCA’s best interest.
Third, in general, event coordinators and special deputies for an event do not need to be warranted nor must they be approved by the Crown; In some cases input into the selection of event coordinators is within the authority of the Crown or Crowns based upon multi-Kingdom treaties or specific Kingdom Law. If you are the Seneschal, you may select your deputies, but you are ultimately reasonably responsible for their actions. As such, the ranking seneschal has over-sight authority over all deputies to the office; furthermore, the ranking seneschal may replace the event coordinator for reasonable cause.
Fourth, when it comes to a review of a contract for sites or site related activities by the ranking Seneschal, the Seneschal is acting as a responsible party who has the authority and responsibility to over-see that everything is right and proper with the event. To quote Peter Parker’s uncle (Uncle Ben Parker) in Spiderman: “with great power comes great responsibility.”*
Fifth, when I speak of a Society review of a contract, we are only dealing with a very, very small percentage of contracts that require anything more than an “additional insured policy” and a security deposit. These should truly be few an far between. If there is a request for a surety or indemnification, then and only then, will the contract need to be forwarded to the Society Seneschal. In cases where there is an extraordinary request for a surety or indemnification, please allow a reasonable time for discussion between the President, VP of Corporate Operations and VP of Operations as well as our in house counsel and our insurance broker. We are not trying to be restrictive or time consuming, we are only acting to protect the SCA and your Kingdom.
Please feel free to disseminate this email. If there are any additional questions, please feel free to send those to your Kingdom Seneschal who will direct them to me.
Filed under: Corporate
The Gazette requested an interpretation of this Society Seneschal’s official announcement from one of our editors to assist our readers in understanding its implications to them. The original announcement sections are in italics and her interpretations are indicated below each section. Our thanks to Mistress Katherine Barr for taking on this task. The interpretation is not an official statement by the SCA.
Greetings from Mistress Katherine Barr, previous East Kingdom Seneschal. A formal communication from the Vice President of Operations, SCA Inc. (Society Seneschal) was issued concerning contracts for events/services and insurance issues.
In an effort to streamline the information to be more readily useful for the administration of our kingdom, I provide this interpretation.
Interpretation from Katherine Barr: The local seneschal of a group must review a contract for events or services within their respective group, be it a local group, barony, principality or kingdom. After review by the respective seneschal, the seneschal may then either sign the contract themselves, or designate the autocrat/steward (the recognized/authorized deputy Seneschal) to sign the contract. The designation to the autocrat/steward must be in writing and the autocrat/steward must hold a valid membership with the SCA. The Kingdom Seneschal must review all contracts for Kingdom events.
Interpretation from Katherine Barr: Contracts for events or services may have additional clauses for surety, indemnification, provision for repayment or action in furtherance of acting to bind the SCA Inc. to some known or unknown liability. In essence, this means that a clause is put into a contract that may make the SCA liable for known or unknown occurrences. If a contract proposes that the SCA accept any form of anticipated or not anticipated form of liability, acceptance of indemnification, offer of surety, or other responsibility beyond the usual “named insured” policy, then the contract must be forwarded for approval prior to being signed.
This section requires that the contract be sent to the Society Seneschal (V.P. of Operations), Renee Signorotti (V.P. of Corporate Operations) and the President of the SCA. However, as this communication appears to be written to the Kingdom Seneschals, it is unclear as to who should be forwarding the contract to these individuals. This is an issue for the Kingdoms. However, if I was a local seneschal and came across a contract issue of this nature, I would forward it to the regional seneschal for clarification of who would be responsible to send the contract for review. In any case, permission to sign the contact from the Society Seneschal (V.P. of Operations), Renee Signorotti (V.P. of Corporate Operations) and the President of the SCA must be received prior to signing the contract.
This portion of the communication does not apply to security deposits or the standard adding a “named insured” to the policy.
Interpretation from Katherine Barr: Whenever moveable items are rented from a third party, including but not limited to golf carts, rented trailers and/or rented trucks, insurance should be obtained from the renting agency. If a moveable item is stolen, it is not covered by the SCA’s insurance, and the cost of the stolen item will be the responsibility of the group hosting the event.
Interpretation from Katherine Barr: Equestrian insurance is required and must be obtained if there are any horses present at any event or demo, even if it is just one horse, and regardless of the reason the horse(s) is/are present at the event or demo. If equestrian insurance has not been obtained, horses are prohibited from entry to the event/demo.
Without the required equestrian insurance, the SCA will be liable for any damages caused by horses as under the law, they are considered inherently dangerous and strict liability will be applied.
At this time, I am not an officer of the SCA, and this is strictly my interpretation of the formal communication
Filed under: Corporate
The planned war points for this year’s Pennsic were changed slightly due to accessibility issues with the woods and the extreme heat index. Both woods battles were cancelled. A substitute heavy list battle was fought, but martial activities were canceled for the time when a substitute rapier battle would have been fought. Instead of the planned 28 points, there were a possible 27 points. The East took 24 of those points. A detailed chart of the war points follows.
Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: War Points
Members of Our Noble Orders:
As we mentioned at our order meetings at Pennsic, it has come to our attention that several recommendations were not picked up during our first polling. To fix this issue and to make sure everyone recommended is on the polls, here is what we are going to do.
In general, we will send out all recommendations that we receive in order to gain feedback on any candidate. We trust you, Our Orders of High Merit and Peerage to give us the feedback We need to make informed decisions.
Thanks you for your patience and participation. If you have any questions about this or any other matter, please feel free to contact us.
In Service to the East,
Filed under: Announcements Tagged: pollings
Editor’s Note: Since this article was published, Their Highnesses have announced a change in the polling schedule. Updated information is available here.
Polling Orders: Prince Brion and Princess Anna’s first polling of awards is due on the 22nd of August 2016. Please send Them your recommendations no later than this date, and, as always, early is better.
Filed under: Court, Law and Policy, Official Notices Tagged: award recommendations, awards, polling deadlines, polling orders, pollings
The East won all three armored field battles today.
The fencing field battles were split, with two won by the Mid and one by the East, giving the war point to the Midrealm.
Results are courtesy of Mistress Anastasia, HRH Brion, and Mistress Alys Mackintosh.
Filed under: Heavy List, Pennsic, Rapier Tagged: heavy list, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic war points, Rapier, War Points
The East won all three populace archery war points. Results for each shoot are below.
Results courtesy of Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood.
Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: archery, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic war points, War Points
Baron Mael Eoin and Baroness Ysmay of Bhakail bought a themed chess set a few years ago and sought a purpose for the set. Realizing that one of their populace had moved from the Barony of Flaming Gryphon in the Midrealm, their Excellencies of Bhakail issued a challenge. At Pennsic 43, Baron Dafydd of Flaming Gryphon sat across the table from Baron Mael Eoin, accompanied by three of Baron Dafydd’s kegs. Three and half hours later, the Midrealm emerged victorious.
Bhakail then sought a contender from the East for a rematch at Pennsic 44. Baron Jean Paul of Concordia of the Snows pointed out the bout was fire against fire, with flaming Salamander fighting the flaming Gryphon, and suggested a different tack. Baron met Baron once more the following year and, fierce though it was, the match once again saw Flaming Gryphon victorious.
This year, Flaming Gryphon sat once more against Bhakail. Baron Mael Eoin met the newly invested Baron Edward of Flaming Gryphon as numerous Barons and Baronesses of the Middle and Eastern realms attended Bhakail’s annual Period Games and Bardic Night during War week. Despite a worrying opening, Bhakail rallied for a strong middle game. Ultimately, however, the Flaming Gryphon proved victorious and the East succumbed once more to the might of the Midrealm over the Game of Kings.
Looking forward, Bhakail encourages all Eastern and Midrealm Baronies to consider finding gaming Champions to join in the tradition; we will of course continue to foster friendship and entertainment between our Landed Barons and Baronesses through the traditional match but will hope to see exhibition matches between numerous Champions, if we may.
Here’s to more gaming and next year, we hope to bring the chess set back to the East!
Baron Mael Eoin mac Echuid, OP
Submitted by Baron Bhakail, Mael Eoin mac Echuid, OP; edited by Efeilian ferch Owain
Filed under: Pennsic
Today’s Arts & Sciences war point featured displays from 30 artisans from around the known world. The East’s artisans showed their work with furniture, casting, clothing, metalwork, glass beads, calligraphy and illumination, and a medieval fiber study by the Princess of Acre (who was selected for the war point as a citizen of the East).
The final point tally was 527 points for the East and 445 points for the Middle, giving the war point to the East. Participants in the judging consisted of individuals with a Kingdom-level arts and sciences award, and the participants came largely from the Midrealm (110), Atlantia (73), East (72), Aethelmearc (50), and Ealdormere (26).
Stefan of Silverforge displayed his work with furniture and metalcasting.
Elena Hylton showed a 1480’s Florentine Woman’s Ensemble.
Ulfgeirr Ragnarsson the Nice displayed his metalwork.
Elysabeth Underhill displayed her work with glass beads.
Lada Monguligin displayed her scroll work, including both calligraphy and illumination.
Vivian de Dunbar, Princess of the Kingdom of Acre, displayed a medieval fiber study.
Reporting by Mistress Anastasia and Mistress A’isha bint Jamil, photos by Mistress Anastasia.
Filed under: Arts and Sciences, Pennsic Tagged: Arts and Sciences, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic war points
With martial activities halted due to heat, please stop by the Great Hall to support the artisans competing in the A&S War Point. From 9-3, anyone with a kingdom-level A&S award may vote on the displays, and from 3-4, artisans will be available to discuss their works. Results will be announced at 4.
Filed under: Pennsic Tagged: a&s, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, War Points
All martial activities at Pennsic have been halted until dusk due to heat.
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The archery champions of the East defeated the Mid today, taking 2 of the 3 shoots. Complete results are below.
10 station roving range
Long Distance Walk Up
Results provided by Mistress Ygraine of Kellswood.
Edited Aug. 12, 2016 to clarify the outcome.
Filed under: Archery, Pennsic Tagged: archery, Pennsic, Pennsic 45, pennsic champions