“We assure you this will be the greatest celebration in the history of the Known World,” said HRM Christopher of Æthelmearc during Opening Ceremonies of the 40th Pennsic War. Battlefield Reporter DonalBane of Blakmers of the Pennsic Independent has the story. (photo)
After words from Their Majesties of Æthelmearc, East and Midrealm, and their allies, war was declared by HRM Arch of the Middle Kingdom with the blowing of the Pennsic War Horn.
A tribute was also given to Mack Cooper for his hosting of the War for the past 34 years. The populace was then reminded that there would be a memorial for Mr. Cooper Monday at 4 p.m.