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Saturday, August 15

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    Pennsic 43 (2014)
    I took too long to record, I can't remember. It was a great year for the unit and my brother in arms, Lothbroke. It was a great moment leading the Tuchux into battle.
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    and picked.
    Pennsic 42 (2013)
    I was the first to jump off a cliff when the King said charge. It probably should be noted that he wasn't talking to the men on the top of a small cliff during the Woods Battle, but I did it anyway.
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    Isake has been sworn as Man-at-Arms to Tarl Shadowraven before the heraldry of the Borderwatch was flown. He is the keeper of the northern armory of the Borderwatch at Elfordhall. As a veteran he has earned the title of Stallari.
    Combat Forms
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    Archery, Siege CombatCombat, Heavy Rapier, Case of Rapier, Rapier and Dagger.
    Titles in the Society
    Companion of the Sycamore
    Companion of the Keystone
    Companion of the Golden Alce
    Award of Arms
    Companion of the Cornelian
    11/01/03
    08/06/12
    07/07/01
    08/06/12
    02/02/2015
    11/01/2003
    08/06/2012
    07/07/2001
    08/06/2012

    Feats of Strength
    Pennsic 44 (2015)
    I am very satisfied with my war this year. I don't ever remember fighting so much.
    I fought the Century Champions Battle, Armored Castle Battle, Rapier Manor Battle, Armored Bridge Battle, Rapier Village Battle, Siege and Archery Battle, Armored Woods Battle , Rapier Woods Battle , Armored Field Battle , and Rapier Field Battle. That makes 10 war point battles plus the Rapier Poker Tournament, Tarl's Polearm Tournament, Ladies of the Rose Tournament and Pick-up fights with his Majesty and members of the Chivalry.
    More than once I used "Skullreach" the 7.5' axe and ripped down sections of shield men. 1-2-3...1-2-3... and fowled the shots of spearmen a 100 times, but that has become a common event now.
    I always will remember that sacrifice my squire brothers made in the Century battle. I was not active enough in the past year to be picked for the Century Battle. Arnthor, Lothbroke and Nicolas could have easily stayed-in the battle the entire time. They stepped out so that I could fight. I love the energy of that battle and I was so happy to fight in it. I put all the energy I could into it because of their sacrifice.
    The rapier manor battle had a great moment. I lined myself up against the mid-realm prince on the line. I mildly threatened him to appear that all my focus was on him. However, I was hunting his assistants. I would deeply sweep the prince's blade and lunge to the left or the right at the proper opportunity. Within a couple minutes I sent 4-6 of them walking back to Valhalla. The prince noticed his bodyguard disappearing an commented about [just being a slow cross-over], probably assuming that I was an accomplished rapier fighter. I quipped, "Your highness, I am too. I am a polearm fighter" without slowing my parries and lunging for another kill to punctuate the sentence. It was a good moment.
    The Rose Tourney was fun. My favorite was fighting Maximus from Lohac. I fought Shield and spear and it was energetic and difficult. I lost the first two rounds and stabbed him in the face on the third. He was gracious, he did not need to fight that third bout. But it was so much fun.
    My brothers in arm will probably remember the fact that I fought 3 War Point battles in one day.
    Pennsic 43 (2014)
    I took too long to record, I can't remember. It was a great year for the unit and my brother in arms, Lothbroke. It was a great moment leading the Tuchux into battle.
    I think this is the year that all of Borderwatch that showed to the Century Battle was admitted and picked.

    Pennsic 42 (2013)
    I was the first to jump off a cliff when the King said charge. It probably should be noted that he wasn't talking to the men on the top of a small cliff during the Woods Battle, but I did it anyway.
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Wednesday, March 12

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    Caolifhionn (Kelly W.)
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Wednesday, February 19

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    Name
    http://www.aeheralds.net/rolls/index.phpHersir Torvaldr Torgarson -
    Torvaldr first joined the SCA in 1981 in the Shire of Vinhold (which later became a Barony), Principality of the Mists, Kingdom of the West. His interests are in heavy combat, combat archery, performing arts (especially skaldic verse and story telling), teaching, leather working, leather armoring, heraldry, marshalling. He moved to the Kingdom of Aethelmearc in 2009 first to the Shire of Stormsport, then to Hunter’s Home.

    Role in the Borderwatch
    TheHersir Torvaldr Torgarson is a skald and warrior much traveled through the known world. He has now settled into his hall in the Shire of Hunter’s Home, whose populace have taken him into their embrace. He stands now with the Borderwatch in any role deemed appropriate and necessary, sharing such skills and experience as he has. He is a leather armorer who operates an armory in the south of the shire, open to any and all.
    Combat Forms
    Weapon and Shield, Great Weapon (Polearm and Greatsword), Spear, Combat Archery, Siege Combat
    Fighting Honors
    3 time Champion of Vinhold and commander of the Vinhold army. 3 time member of the Royal Guard of the Principality of Cynagua.
    Bardic Honors
    Founding Bard of the Barony of Vinhold, a post held 6 times. 2 time Bard of the Principality of Cynagua and member of the Order of the Winged Harp. Chief Minister of the Cynaguan Bardic Guild for 10 years. 2 years as the Star of the Baronies.
    Heraldic Honors
    Baronial Herald for 5 years. Pursuviant Extraordinary at Large, Current Herald of Hunter’s Home.
    Teaching Honors
    Chancellor of the West Kingdom Collegium, Principal Member of the Order of the Western Lilly

    Titles in the Society
    http://www.aeheralds.net/precedence/aethel-op.htmlKingdom of Aethelmearc
    Companion of the Sycamore April 2, 2011 Duncan & Ailis
    West Kingdom
    Western Lily
    Aug 26, AS XXXV (2000)
    Jade & Siobhan (West)
    Rose Leaf
    Jul 2, AS XXIX (1994)
    Valgard & Megan (West)
    Leaf of Merit
    May 27, AS XXXV (2000)
    Conor & Isa (Cynagua)
    Baron
    May 5, AS XLII (2007)
    Uther & Kára (West)
    Award of Arms
    Nov 9, AS XX (1985)
    Steven & Rosewitha (Mists)
    Defender of the West
    Apr 30, AS XXII (1988)
    Jade & Anastacia (West)
    Scutiferus Cynaguae
    Jul 12, AS XXXVIII (2003)
    Cybi & Victoria (Cynagua)
    Melan Pteron Cynagua
    Jan 25, AS XXXVII (2003)
    Reinar & Katira (Cynagua)
    Winged Harp
    Jan 30, AS XXXIII (1999)
    Conor & Isa (Cynagua)
    La Courtesia
    Oct 31, AS XXXIII (1998)
    Falan & Denise (Cynagua)
    Friendly Castle
    Oct 27, AS XXXVI (2001)
    Dregel & Bronwen (Cynagua)
    Cambium
    Oct 4, AS XXXVIII (2003)
    Eric & Lisa (Cynagua)
    Princess' Token
    Jul 13, AS XXXVII (2002)
    Mari (Cynagua)
    Den Grimme Aeling
    May 25, AS XXXVII (2002)
    Gemini & Mari (Cynagua)
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    Cynaguan Guard
    Jan 26, AS XXXVI (2002)
    Gemini & Mari (Cynagua)
    Cynaguan Guard
    Jul 13, AS XXXVII (2002)
    Reinar & Katira (Cynagua)
    Cynaguan Guard
    Aug 8, AS XLVII (2012)
    Mari & Brocc (Cynagua)

    Feats of Strength
    Pennsic 42 (2013)
    The shire of Hunters’ Home began a tournament known as the Beowulf Tourney, and we ran it at Pennsic. I made it to the finals and lost to Sir Thomas Logan in 2 bouts.

    Pennsic 41 (2012)
    I was serving as a member of the Cynaguan Guard, even though I lived here now. It was a great hoinor to be remembered my those I love from my home kingdom. I served with her Highness Mari on the field during the bridge battles.
    Pennsic 40 (2011)
    Pennsic 39 (2010)
    Pennsic 38 (2009)
    Accused of being a Jedi by 3 warriors whom I held off by blocking blows without apparently even paying attention to them in the open field battle. Being nearly deaf, especially when wearing my helm since I can’t wear my hearing aids, I pay a lot of attention to my peripheral vision. After moving to the front line, while fighting with ax and shield, I killed one opponent and then engaged a shield man and 2 spears. As each spear would attempt to attack I would notice the movement and block with either my ax or shield, and still engage the shield man. I held all three off until the end of the battle when they finally finished me. But as I sat on the hay bales at the edge of the field they all came over to me and said, “What are you, some kind of Jedi? You weren’t even watching as you blocked all those shots.” And of course I could not resist replying, “Ah you all have much ye to learn my young padawans.” Yes it was a good day.
    Pennsic 37 (2008)
    Pennsic 36 (2007)
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    Polearm Techniques for SCA Combat
    As written in Le Jeu de la Hache, “Axe-play is honorable and profitable for the preservation of a body noble or non noble.” Greater leverage and force is gained by using this long weapon. These weapons were far more lethal to an armored opponent than any sword could be. Cheaper to make as well I am sure too. As I endeavor to improve myself I wish to take notes and assist others. Historical referances from Talhoffer and Digrasse excerpts are important in recreating the european martial arts. Refer to this glossary if there are terms or Types of Poleaxes you are unfamilar with.
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    An Outline of Techniques
    I.A.Parts to the Poleaxe
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