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Re: Atlantian History,
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- Date: 2 Feb 95 08:23:00 -0500
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Francois, a sweet young thing, bats his eyes in surprise:
<astounded stare> You mean earlier Pennsics weren't at Coopers' Lake?
Pennsics I to V were held on rented farmland, without amenities.
(One may have been in a State Park, but my personal memory only
goes to V, and Don Fernando's to III). My mom didn't let me go to
At V, the battles couldn't be seen for the woods and trees. It
was very hot and dusty. Water was in a tank truck parked at the
entrance to the main road, about a mile from the majority of the
camp sites. I spent the whole weekend carrying water for the head
of our household who was a nursing mother at the time. Women were
not yet allowed to fight. There were no merchants or other
diversions beyond our own fires and the half-hour Court. There
were about 500 people there, total.
I spent the weekend hot, bored, bug-bit and miserable. And swore
I wouldn't go to another Pennsic unless I could fight. A month
later word came from On High that women could authorize. I did so
in short order (against the rules, I had been training in secret
with my household). The next war I attended was VI, I was Queen
and I fought.
Excuse the mutterings of an Ancient