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Ice Castles

Submitted by corby on Tue, 01/04/2005 - 11:58pm

With the 10th anniversary of my knighting this month, I guess I'm feeling nostalgic. So even though Thjora doesn't plan to attend Ice Castles in two weeks, I find myself rather motivated to go. Ice Castles was my first "real" tournament, and the second tourney I ever attended. (The first was "Highland Games" in Marinus.)

Throckmorton, Cedric and I were a team called "Two Glaives, No Brains." I should remember to scan and post the picture of us from that day, which must now be on the order of eighteen years ago. So long ago that Ishmael fought. Klaus and Pickle were King and Queen. (I just checked the precedence, and based on the reign, it was February of 1987.) That day I was the first time I asked someone to let me fight for them in a Crown Tourney. That weekend I met Thorbrandr, who happens to have knighted me.

In those eighteen years, I think I've missed about 3 Ice Castles. Ice Castles was the first tourney where I killed a knight in single combat with a glaive, the tourney where I delivered the most beautiful face thrust ever, the first place I was the "senior" knight responsible for the toast to Their Majesties and the tourney where Colin as part of my team proved to everyone that he could fight like a knight.

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Good Practice

Submitted by corby on Tue, 01/04/2005 - 11:52pm

Overcoming the cold hands of lethargy, I dragged my butt to practice in Caer Mear tonight. Not a bad turn out, though everyone there stopped fighting earlier than I was ready to quit! What's with young kids today?

The big negative of the night was the slippery floor at the church. Someone must have spilled some christmas cheer or something. It made footwork rather tentative.

Philip promises to go with me next week, and that's cool, but next week is also the last practice for January at the church due to conflicts at the site. Maybe Dominico and Cynthia can come up to my place on the 3rd Tuesday to work on her new shield?

Corby the Mighty

Submitted by Gustav on Fri, 12/24/2004 - 12:41pm

Corby at Games Tourney
(The link didn't show up originally because it seems to be too long)

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Posted to a UVA Mailing List

Submitted by corby on Wed, 12/15/2004 - 10:06am

To: some-mailing-list [at] virginia [dot] edu
Subject: wench rental

I need to rent or borrow a wench that will pull a little over 4000 pounds. I had to relocate my boat while doing some work on the house, and now the ground is too soft to use my truck to pull it out without tearing up my yard. I've called most of the rental places in Charlottesville and no one carries them. Can anyone help?

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If you know any wenches that can help this guy out, please let me know and I'll forward it to him.

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Twelfth Night Anniversary

Submitted by corby on Tue, 11/30/2004 - 3:51pm

How time flies. This coming Twelfth Night in Stierbach will mark the tenth anniversary of my knighting, and more importantly, of my engagement to Thjora!

We'll probably day trip, as Stierbach isn't too far from us.

I hope everyone in the household can make it up there. With a little luck at the casting furnace, I'll have some cool pins for everyone.

The event is a bit pricey, but that's not news up in the northern part of the kingdom. But what a fancy hall! It reminds me of the country club where Evja got married.

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Not a bad Picture

Submitted by corby on Fri, 11/12/2004 - 6:19pm

Duke Gyrth and Friends

I think this is the only shot I've got of Gyrth. Click on it for a larger version.

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Markie Hates my Armor

Submitted by corby on Mon, 11/08/2004 - 2:46pm

With Thjora heading down to the beach this past Thursday for a weekend of helping Caitlin and Naro prep their new house, I stopped to do a little grocery shopping on the way home. Thjora didn't leave home until about 5, so that left only about 90 minutes that the dogs would be alone.

In that time, they (meaning Markie) worked their noses into my main armor bag, pulled out both my plastic knees and tore out the majority of the padding and chewed off 2/3 of the buckles.

Must remember to order new ones from McMaster-Carr. Knees, not dogs.


What is your favorite Weapons form?

Submitted by Gustav on Mon, 11/08/2004 - 11:55am

* Sword & Shield\n* PoleArm\n* Great Sword\n* Spear\n* Two Sword\n* Anything I can hit someone with\n* \n* \n* \n* \n

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Recruiting Opportunity

Doesn't this look like a great chance to do some opening night demos? And it looks darn pretty on top of that. And I'm not just talking about Eva Green.

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