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Re: The Clatter of Armour in the Morning
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Leifr Johansson postulates that Duke Frederick had multiple
causes for feeling indisposed the morning of Pennsic VI:
> ... and the strangled gurgle
> of (then) Prince Frederick of Holland, who was choking on his
> morning coffee by our fire.
Perhaps his Highness was just suffering from the morning results of a
Pennsic evening of partying, as we all know Royalty is feated at every
opportunity at the war.
Pennsic VI long before royal encampments and attendants, formal
feastings, scheduled progress among various fetes, or other such
Fernando and I camped at the edge of the ridge overlooking the center
of the lower main road field. There were so few of us (around 650
total attendance) that most were able to tent in a wide circle around
that field. We left about 80% of the center unoccupied and held open
lists and fighting instruction there for the duration of the War
("classes" were taught by Duke Paul of Bellatrix and others of less
If Fleig had been out late partying the night before, it had been
entirely on his own initiative. I had arrived late at the War, well
past midnight on Friday morning and hadn't seen Don Fernando in a
month. So you will excuse me if I say that I was... unavailable... to
chaperone my "son."
Good to see that your Excellency stands for your own, even if it means
tripping your lord.
No matter. We fought a bout over it when the War was over. He won
of course, but made it up to me later.