Hey, Where’d the Boat Go?

So it’s been nearly a week since we returned from Pennsic. Overall, I’d say that we had a very good time. Definitely the best of the last 3 with the twins.

 

What made this war unique was the fact that the East lost during the opening ceremonies as HRM Konrad conceded the war.

 

I highly encourage you to listen to the interview provided by the Pennsic Independent Podcast. In fact, you can listen to it directly from that page.

 

This will give you his reasons behind the decision; one that I support 110%. Unfortunately, I don’t think the king of the Mid really understood the point and missed the boat.. He was going to fight the war the same way they always have, and put it down as a 37-0 win in their books.

 

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Family First

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This weekend was K&Q Fencing champions in Panther Vale (White River Junction, VT). The executive summary is that many of us from the local area headed up to the tournament and it was ultimately won by Lord Griffith, our new King’s Champion. The Queen’s Champion was announced as Don Collin Monro. That means that both the King’s and Queen’s Champion are part of our household, the Tadcaster Militia. Way to go us!

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Dancing Bears

Members of my fencing household, The Tadcaster Militia, affectionately call me Dancing Bear because of some of the (insert appropriate adjective here) way I sometimes defend myself when retreating. It’s an aggressive defensive porcupine method that I would never *ever* teach anyone else to do, as I’ve often got a leg in the air and the other one and my arms all octopus drunken monkey style. It can look very fluid from the outside, almost like I’m dancing.

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