Re: Hello All
> Rob,Welcome. We are newbies also. We were at St. Eligius. Were you
wearing garb or mundane clothing?
Welcome as well, I was in some make shift garb i threw togeather for
the event. with a black cloak on that i purchased to hide my garb
We spent most of our time by the fencing & fighting area.
The fightings really cool and i walked by a few times but didnt
really stop. I kinda like to look from a distance. I was mostly at
the archery range shooting at the smoking dragon.
We have chosen to create personas from the Tang Dynasty which is
proving to be a bit more difficult than we expected but still
extremely interesting if nothing else. And unfortunately we were
not in period garb as we have not created anything yet.
Yeah my Garb was a basic under tunic with a plain sleaveless over
tunic. Since i have nothing really going with my persona yet i
guessed it would work. I'm leaning towards to vikings due to the
archery thing but still very undecided.
We look forward to seeing you at future events.
As do I =)
- "I am pretty new to the SCA but have been shooting FITA (like the
olympics) for 8 months. My coach says I shouldn't do both FITA and
SCA cause they are so different and it will distract me from my FITA
technique.:0( but I had fun while I did it."
That's really cool that you shoot FITA. What do you use? A modern
"I'd really like to hear more about that and about your research."
As far as my research went, I started with a site I found online
called, Bow building for the poor or apartment dweller. it was a
cool site with good information on how to build a longbow out of a
piece of wood bought from Home Depot =). Then from there I just kept
searching for sites and ended up ordering the Traditional Boyer's
Bible Vol.'s 1-3. I had most of the tools I needed just had to pick
up a few plus the wood. My first bow came out decent I think. Just
the bottom limb doesn't bend as much as the top one so its not a
perfect "D" shape and it's a little light on the draw, but for me
who's never shot before it was great =).
"Oh and I wanted a persona that involved archery too but was
advised against picking anything permanent at this point as well."
Well so far I know the English and Vikings shot bows. There are a
couple others but cant remember at the moment =/
"but if we were going to be 100% accurate most of us would be pesant
class and girls wouldn't get to do anything fun. ;0)."
LOL I guess That's true huh =) It be a bunch of farmers raising
"so I think that if you want a name in a time but can't find any
proof that there were archers it's still ok to pick that name and
just pretend there was archery there (did that make any sense?) hope
to hear from you soon. Pren"
Made perfect sense. I kind of wanted to make a persona that its from
______ but was raised in ______ if that makes any sense =). But
still trying to figure out where the "blanks" are.
Thanks good luck and shoot straight =)
- Quoth "Rob":
> I am thinking about the Norse Viking type. I was looking at CelticThat's it! It had really been bugging me that I could find
<Erland> in my sources - turns out I was looking in the wrong
culture! (English, rather than Norse.) The standard Norse spelling
of the name is <Erlendr>, and the name occurs twice in the
Landnamabok (the book of the settling of Iceland). You can find more
info about Norse names in my articles -
"Viking Names found in the Landn��mab��k"
"Viking Bynames found in the Landn��mab��k"
"A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names"
"A Simple Guide to Creating Old Norse Names"
vita sine literis mors est
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "Rob" <drunken-savage@...> wrote:
> >That's really cool that you shoot FITA. What do you use? A moderncompound bow?
I shoot a recurve bow. Lots of people in the SCA shoot recurves as well
but FITA has a sight and weights for balance (gizmos you know) and you
can't use those in the SCA.
> >Bow building for the poor or apartment dweller. it was aI am going to check this out today! thanks.
> >cool site with good information on how to build a longbow out of a
> >piece of wood bought from Home Depot =).
> I shoot a recurve bow. Lots of people in the SCA shoot recurves aswell
LOL I actually meant Recurve i just have memory hicups once in
> > >Bow building for the poor or apartment dweller.Heres the link not sure if i can post links to other sites on here.
> I am going to check this out today! thanks.
so my apologizes if i am doing something im not soposed to.
GL and HF
> That's it! It had really been bugging me that I could findLOL cool im glad you got it. I hate when things get to me like that
> <Erland> in my sources - turns out I was looking in the wrong
> culture! (English, rather than Norse.)
aswell. you know you know it but cant figure out from where. =)
The standard Norse spelling
> of the name is <Erlendr>, and the name occurs twice in themore info about Norse names in my articles -
> Landnamabok (the book of the settling of Iceland). You can find
Nice, thank you very much for the info. I will go take a look at the
sites in a few. I appreciate the links.
Once again TY