Greetings Citizens of the Midrealm from William and Isolde. Many of you know our Pennsic planning is well under way and we would like to officially announce the following staff postings for the army:
General of the Armies – Denewulf Ivarsson
Executive Officer – Seto Gesshuko
Chief of Staff – Baron Max
Rapier General – Warder Mirabai
Belted Champions Commander – Duke Edmund
Unbelted Champions Commander – Captain Eskil Haraldsson
Unbelted Champions XO – Cruaddon Ap Cruach
Many more announcements regarding staff positions will be coming in the near future but we wanted to get these out there for anyone working or helping with early army planning and champions team training. We greatly appreciate the time, love and labor these individual put in to help field our army to Pennsic War.
If you have any questions feel free to PM us privately or speak to us at any event on our progress (there are a lot of them).
William & Isolde, Prince and Princess of the Middle Kingdom
Greetings to the populace of the Known World from the Royal Highnesses of the kingdoms of Aethelmearc, Ealdormere, East, Middle and Northshield.
We are making a public notice of our intentions for Pennsic War as follows: The mighty kingdoms of Aethelmearc and Northshield shall meet the mighty kingdoms of Ealdormere, East and Middle in a contest of truly epic proportions.
All other kingdoms, non-aligned households and mercenary companies are politely requested to fight with the Aethelmearc-Northshield Alliance in order to ensure the sides are fair and even for all of the battles.
Our number one goal for Pennsic is for everyone to have fun and bring back a little old school Pennsic magic to the many battle scenarios we have planned. We will also be focusing on archery, the arts and sciences, and service, which will all be included in war point battles.
As an added bonus the heavy weapons woods battle will return to the previous location off Zion Church Road.
If you have left the Pennsic family, we are hoping this is the war you choose to return. Rejoin the camaraderie, spirit and fun. We promise this Pennsic will be something special and one for the ages. Come back to Pennsic.
Sometimes that is all that separates victory from defeat. Among the hundreds of shafts that flew at Hastings it took only one to strike Harold in the eye and cripple the English efforts to repel William’s invasion.
One arrow and the Normans took England. One fewer arrow and the English might have won.
One arrow is sometimes all that’s required, but that arrow needs an archer.
One arrow from one bow.
One arrow from one archer.
Be that archer, draw that bow, shoot that arrow, make a difference.
Yours might be the arrow that wins the war.
Your King and Queen need your help. If you are going to Pennsic this year, please come up to the archery range and be that one arrow. If you would like to do more, come to the Pennsic Champions practice/tryouts and try out for the team. Tryouts are at 5:00 pm Saturday, Sunday, and Monday of war week.
Greetings Unto the Archers of the Midrealm from Baniarla Aibhilin ni Dhomhnaill, Lt. General for Target Archery
Spring is finally upon us and with it comes Archery Season!! If you are no lucky enough to have an indoor range, it is time to dust off those bows and pull out your arrows. I am very excited to announce that we will be looking for candidates for the Pennsic Archer Champions team. Yes, anyone can try out for the team. To do so, all you need to do is practice, practice, practice and, of course, get to as many archery events as you can. Check the Kingdom Calendar. There are already a number of events scheduled that will have archery and in May there are two events that are focused solely on archery – Pentamere’s Archer College and Fletchings of Spring.
I would also like to take this time to announce our Regional Commanders. These people will be attending archery events and collecting recommendations for the Champions team. If you see any of them, please make sure to introduce yourself. They will also be making themselves known to you.
Midlands: Sven Ivarsson
North Oaken: Forester Muldonny McVriw
South Oaken: Melissa Di Constantino
Pentamere: Lord Will O’hAnain Sub-Commanders:Forester GenRose, Lord Wolfrick of Donnershafen
I do have an opening in Constellation that I would very much like to fill. If you are interested, please send an email to
In October of 2013, I was sitting at a Command Symposium during a break, and listening to people tell stories of friends who had been unable to attend Pennsic. This person had unexpectedly lost their job. That person was an eager college student who just didn’t have the funds. Another person had just had a baby, and money was too tight. All of the stories had a common thread – fencers who loved the Society and wanted to help the war effort, but couldn’t because of financial strain.
Thus came the idea – Why not start a Scholarship, driven by fundraisers throughout the year and supported by the rapier community? The Middle Kingdom Pennsic Scholarship Fund was born. (more…)
Hear the words of Ulf Von Greiffenburg, Baron Fenix!
I will tell you a tale of valor, of bravery, and of grand deeds. At this very War in the Kingdom of Aethelmearc did we go again to fight, treaties dissolved, others broken, oaths not kept and new allies found amongst old enemies. We made a foray from our small keep there. Soon did we find the enemy drawn up inside a castle they called Hell. Their forces were also still making for the safety of the walls, many out in the open and upon the road. There were towers and a broken wall to our front. So down the hill we rode; smashing hard into the enemy, driving them from one tower and gaining ground on their gates. A call rang out to turn and face their reinforcements poring through the opening in the broken wall. We drove them back, and they would repulse our charge. Again and again the forces of the Dragon Army held at the wall, but we were not able to break from our foe there, nor go through them. Several times I saw Her Excellency Fenix go down under the blows of the adversaries from Aethelmearc and their many allies. Yet she never gave quarter, nor asked any for herself. (more…)