Æthelmearc practiced for War last Saturday, and the Debatable Lands contributed their finest to support Æthelwald against the noble armies of the Middle and the Tuchux.
I would like to thank Sirs Byron of Haverford, Ariella of Thornberry, and Finn Marland O’Shannon; my deputy THL Kumagaya Kentarou Masamoto; and my man-at-arms Ingvar Sviatoslavich for their valor, prowess, and dedication to fighting all of the field and bridge battles. Though we were outnumbered in every scenario, we fought as a strong, cohesive unit. I am very pleased with how everyone fought and appreciate that you chose to be part of the Comet Army.
We seek more fighters who wish to gain glory for Barony and Kingdom! Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or find me at practice Sundays at 2pm at the Washington Blvd site to join our unit! Pennsic will be here soon and the Comet shall shine bright upon the field of battle in defense of our lands!
Maighster Kieran MacRae
BMDL Unit Commander
No Fencing Practice Sunday May 19
There will be no fencing practice this Sunday due to War Practice, I hope to see you all there.
Next Sunday we will return to our regular schedule at Washington Blvd.
“A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” King Richard III’s cry in Shakespeare’s play echoes through history. But what is a kingdom and what is a horse? Let’s find out at the A&S competition to be hosted at A Kingdom for My Horse, June 28th-30th!
Enter your best piece that represents ‘kingdom’ or ‘horse’. Prizes will be awarded for best in kingdom, best of horse, and best in show. Best in show will go to a gentle who enters the best pair of pieces, one in each category. Entries can be any A&S piece, previously entered elsewhere or completely new. Some form of documentation is requested and recommended but NOT required. Consumables ARE required to have an ingredient list. If you would like to do a performance piece, please contact me no later than the Sunday before the event.
This is a relaxed competition for fun so any and all are welcome to enter!
Any questions regarding the competition can be directed to me, your lively competition coordinator Eilionora inghean an Bhaird, at daughterofthebardATgmailDOTcom or PM on the Book of Faces under my mundane name of Casey Bice.
This video details a (successful) experiment that attempts to recreate the 13 meter long rafters of a medieval church spire by splitting a felled tree into eight pieces and hewing the wedge-shaped pieces into rectangles using only recreated medieval tools.