Combat Archery: Southern Spy

What I learned at Pennsic

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Kungaloosh Photography

OK, I really wasn’t a spy, since I was very open about being the DEM for Gleann Abhann.  When I announced on Facebook that I was attending my first Pennsic War, one of the first requests from a fellow combat archer was to watch and report back how “it’s done” to our section of the Known World.  I was able to spend a large majority of Sunday at inspection point both getting my bolts inspected for the next day’s battle and take the orientation inspection class offered by Master Erikson to see the ammo box of horrors.   Continue reading “Combat Archery: Southern Spy”

A peer by any other name?

Peerage for archery in the SCA, or incorporated into existing Peerages?

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Photo by the talented Tullus Herborgsson

When we introduce a new member to the society and they ask what it is that we do, the answer is framed by those we hold as examples of the Dream – that is by the peerage paths. Continue reading “A peer by any other name?”

LARP? Reenactment? Or something else…

How different and alike the SCA actually is.

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Knight and Consort in Crown Tournament

“The Middle Ages – as they should have been.”  This refrain is what you will hear a great many members say when explaining the Society for Creative Anachronism.  This organization began as a costume party based on Arthurian ideals and romanticism.  To be more specific, the game I play is based on the modern ideals and romanticism of the medieval time period.   Continue reading “LARP? Reenactment? Or something else…”

My thoughts on Peerage

PLQs in the SCA – what does it all boil down to?

 

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Swearing fealty during a peerage ceremony.

My favorite holiday has always been Halloween.  It may just be because my birthday has commonly been combined with Halloween parties in my youth.  The only reason I’m a member of a historical re-enactment society is that its members found me first.  I’m not particularly a lover of history, but I am a lover of dressing up. Continue reading “My thoughts on Peerage”