[Ravensfort] Pennsic report-Tuesday
barb at tamu.edu
Thu Aug 17 11:31:07 PDT 2006
Tuesday morning was devoted to getting meds for Gregor 'cause he had
forgotten them back in Ansteorra. Oops. His doctor had called in a
week-long prescription that we needed to pick up. So a run into the real
world was necessary.
Before we left, we stopped by a chair merchant, New World Treasures, to
see if we could trade our chairs. I bought two wooden folding chairs on
ebay some months ago. They looked great on-line. However, you may have
noticed that Gregor and I are not small individuals, and these chairs
were made for people who are much shorter and narrower than we are.
Fortunately, the proprietor had no problem with a trade, so we dropped
off the smaller chairs while we had the vehicle out of the parking lot
and wouldn't have to carry them all the way from our camp.
A short air-conditioned ride got us to the grocery store & pharmacy,
where we picked up meds and some other camp necessities like cookies and
That bit of business taken care of, Gregor headed to Heralds' Point
while I went to the Known World Scribal tea. I had a great time admiring
the portfolios of amazing scribes from around the known world, and got
some great feedback and constructive criticism from Master John
Blaecstan, an East Kingdom calligraphy & illumination laurel now living
in Aethelmearc. There was an amazing subtletie which was a cake
decorated to look like an illuminated page in the "squashed bug" style,
complete with a marzipan fly and edible gold! Mistress Hillary
Greenslade was also in attendance, and seemed to be enjoying herself
talking shop with fellow scribes.
After the tea, I headed over to Heralds' Point to meet up with Gregor.
The consulting heralds had helped him come up with a device. Of course
it has a pun. Sigh.
From device consultation, he moved on to name consultation, and I went
to get him a cold drink. I have to say that the heralds at Pennsic know
their stuff, because by the time I got back, documentation for his name
was pretty much set.
Following a tip from one of the heralds, we then went on a quest to find
someone who could translate my motto into Latin. An hour later, I could
proudly say, "Scintillosa est bona." I then dragged Gregor to a
merchant to have my motto put onto a belt so I could have it with me
As it was then late afternoon, we headed back to camp for veggie burgers
and much-needed showers. We had a bardic circle in our encampment in the
evening, and of course Gregor entertained with a number of stories. Syr
Kai Maclain, former Baron Bergental, chose to take on a squire that
evening, and we were priviledged to witness the ceremony. Stories,
songs, and poems continued into the wee hours of the morning.
Thus ends the report for Tuesday.
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