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September 11th, 2008

01:23 am: Nightwish
Second time to see them in concert. Still Fucking sweet. Wish you all could have been there. Goodnight its late.

September 8th, 2008

09:12 pm: Man at Arms
I have been thinking about becoming a squire if any Knight would take me since I joined the SCA 16 or so yeasr ago. My first moment that I noticed the SCA was walking past a fight practice and seeing Sir Ambrose fighting with his then Squire now Sir Morgan the Rose. It was a moment that I still can recall to my minds eye and drew me into the SCA. I took 15 years to get into armour. I'm not proud of that but it is what it is.

Last fall once I got my armour working and started fighting I let myself return to thinking about why I fought. I have been fighting in one style or another since I was eight years old and have worked with many styles and forms. I love to fight and I have a couple of core reasons. I really enjoy testing my skill and strength against others. Its a personal journey of a kind that I have always been on. I also love to work with others to defeat somthing oe one stronger then ourselves. From this its not to hard to see that I find both tourney and war fighting to be quite fun. I am pretty sure I will never be an A list, finals at crown, level fighter. I look at those who are and I'm not sure I have what it takes. I am goingto think on that durring this off-season. That in mind I still enjoy it and will continue to fight in them. I hope to gain skill and technique to compliment just being big and strong. With war fighting I have found in my thoughts to be a natural, I enjoy leading and working with my fighters and being able to affect the outcome of battles even though each of us might not even be a decent fight against the powerful fighters of An Tir. My group has fought in 4 wars this year and I think we did a fine job and hope to increase our numbers our skill and our word fame next year.

Ok back on topic. This year at Faire in the Grove I spent some time talking with a few Knights about what being a squire meens to them and why they take them and what they expect of them. At this time I had found 4 Knights that I would be willing to request the honor of bing a Squire from. I will not list them here but they included 1 Duke 2 Earls and a Baron. I have great respect and admiration for each of them and still do to this day. A few things that oneof them mentioned that Day at fair in the grove was. "Fealty is a Contract of somthing given and taken. What these are is up to the Knight and the Squire and no one else.* and also *What do you think Chivalry means?" I thought on these two statments and others over the course of this year. I spent time talking, fighting alonside and against all of these fine men. I spent time just watching and listening trying to decide who if they were willing would I ask about becominga squire. At Autumn War I made my choise and spoke the the Knight I felt was the most able to teach me not just what I wanted to learn but how I wanted to be tought. He agreed to take me on as a Man at Arms for a year to then decide if he wished to take me as a Squire at that time. Then at Acorn War we sat and talked about what I wanted from him and what he expected in return. I feel that my decision was a good one and that I have found somone who will be able to help me not only become a better War fighter, a better Touney fighter, but a better person as well as help me in my continued service to the Dream.

Coming soon my thoughts on this years events and what I plan to do in the off season.

July 20th, 2008

02:34 am: Dark Knight
Go see the movie. I will nto spoil it here for you but this is your mission whether you choose it or it chooses you. It is worth it. I will see you around....

July 18th, 2008

06:29 pm: More poems I love
"When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back;
Three from the circle, three from the track.
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;
Five will return and one go alone.

Iron for the birthday, bronze carried long;
Wood from the burning, stone out of song;
Fire in the candle-ring, water from the thaw;
Six signs the circle, and the grail gone before.

Fire on the mountain shall find the harp of gold
Played to wake the Sleepers, oldest of the old;
Power from the green witch, lost beneath the sea;
All shall find the light at least, silver on the tree."

05:53 pm: Thinking and remembering
Hwær cwom mearg? Hwær cwom mago?
Hwær cwom maþþumgyfa? ?
Hwær cwom symbla gesetu?
Hwær sindon seledreamas?
Eala beorht bune!
Eala byrnwiga!
Eala þeodnes þrym!
Hu seo þrag gewat,
a genap under nihthelm,
swa heo no wære.

a piece of The Wanderer The Anglo-Saxon poem that speaks to me

I'm out.

July 11th, 2008

08:30 am: Quiz from Elfie-chan

Your result for The hardcore SCA Test...

The Queen's Champion


You are really involved in the SCA. You probably have some really cool garb. You put a lot of work into playing the game and making sure its fun for others too. For a lot of folks an event wouldn't be the same without you. You probably have a tendancy to over do it sometimes. You may need help knowing when to say "No" or when to stop sewing and go to bed.

Take The hardcore SCA Test at HelloQuizzy



July 2nd, 2008

09:21 pm: And we are off like the Mad consumed with the Crazy
My SCA household/Merc Unit has rented a school bus to take us all down to An Tir/West war. I got to pack the back of the bus when we ran out of room underneath. It was fun...... Like chargeing a line of heavy fighters with a pixie stick and a paper shield is fun. But it got done. I'm glad for that, now I just need to clean up my house and get some sleep before we leave at 6:00am tomrrow. For anyone who is heading down see you there. For anyone not heading down see you after I get back.

/very weary wave.

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

May 27th, 2008

07:24 am: Not dead and still here and back from the event.
Now for my semi quarterly update.

Just got back from Egils XXXIV, it was really fun for me. I had not realized how much I had missed going to it. Up until 2 years ago I had not missed one for over a decade. This year was my first in heavy Armour and so I fought in both the main Holmgang and the novice. I recorded 12 victories in the main (I was completely satisfied with that) and 31 in the Novice. I wanted to enter the double elimination tourney after the first two but I simply had nothing left in the tank. I spent some time talking with old friends made some new ones in the normal eventing way. The weather was well behaved for this time of year while it rained on us during set up that was the majority of the rain for the weekend other then a small downpour on Saturday night. I hope that everyone who came and camped or spent time at our encampment had at least as much fun as I did. Now I'm off to work and that Mundane Life.

Gwydion

January 15th, 2008

07:32 am: Update
Had all four od my wisdom teeth pulled the day after chrismas. Still working at Pacificorp. Back to heavy fighting as of yesterday. (my ass hurts I need but armour) and there is snow on the ground.

Carry on
Laters,
Gwydion_don

December 25th, 2007

09:46 am: Its a Holliday and I want To GAME
I know no one is gonna be able to come over but thats what I want. Got a new game System book Its all about for Christmas as well as 300!! a sweet Green Man Knocker A beard trimmer and a book all about rolling treasure. I'll give you one guess who gave me that. >.> Anyway if anyone is up to gaming give me a call. Laters! all and Have a Wonderful and Very Merry Christmas.

Gwydion

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