Her Majesty writes:
I'm hosting a special woods battle at Pennsic on Thursday the 18th, starting at 3pm. It's listed as wednesday, but it's been moved to Thursday, so I can go support my rapier champions (on weds). The Pennsic site and site booklet should be corrected soon. It's planned to be a 2 hour resurrection.. all authorized heavy fighters are welcome to come out and fight.
I grew up doing resurrection fights in the woods and I strongly believe they are great fun. Trees provide extra shielding for all fighters and make it a bit harder for a fighter with a bow to target at a distance. For those of us with early personas, it's way cool. I love combat archery in the woods. Please encourage your fighters (all of them) to come out and play. Many fighters have never seen or done CA in the woods and don't realize how much fun it is or how different it makes the battle. It is my hope that everyone who comes out will have a good, perhaps great time. If the battle goes well, it means it's more likely we can have it again next year.
This is not for a war point, it's just for fun. The intention is to give those of us who enjoy melees another opportunity to fight (grin), when the temperature should be a bit cooler. The goal is to have lots of fun and tons of fighting, so depending on how many people show up, We may move the resurrection points in a bit (less walking).
Please spread the word and encourage your fellow fighters to come out. I will need help.. marshals to inspect and marshal during the battle. We will be getting a bunch of water dropped up at the woods, I just need to make certain we have enough water bearers to carry it. We need people to help waterbear and a crew to help walk thru after the battle to sweep for missiles,etc. Actually, if we all walk thru at the same time, it would make a sweep pretty easy, just pick up all missiles that you see. If I can.. I would love to get 2 carts (or more), one for the center of the woods and one for the south? side (side closest to the main battlefield). Then everyone could just pile all of the missiles/gear in the carts.. and we could seperate and inspect them for the following day's battle.. in the shade, all together.. If anyone has a cart that they would be willing to loan for the battle, please let me know.
If anyone has any suggestions or would like to help, please let me know. I hope to see many of you on Thursday.
Regina of Sylvan AEthelmearc