Message and Update from the Mayor Pennsic 49

G'Day Everyone,


The year 2020 has been one that we will remember for the rest of our lives for many reasons. Some, because of loved ones we have lost, some because for the first time we have seen the world in turmoil and some because we have been unable to relax and do the things we would normally do. Whatever the reason is, we will get through this together.

It is not my job to interpret the reasons for everything that has happened in 2020, apart from my personal view that I can’t wait for 2020 to just sod off!!

But I digress, this short note is to keep you up to date with where we are for Pennsic 49 in 2021. In November, the Pennsic Staff group, the Coopers Management Group, and I had a joint physical and zoom meeting to discuss the way forward for Pennsic 49. The single message you need to transmit and the message you need to take from the meeting is that we are continuing to plan on having Pennsic 49 in July/Aug 2021 at Coopers Lake Campground.

The Pennsic Staff and Coopers Management are working jointly on plans to make Pennsic 49 as safe as it can possibly be for attendees. This will mean some changes to the way we do things, but we are committed to making those changes as seamless and simple as possible so that Pennsic 49 can happen and we can all have a great relaxing holiday and Pennsic War.

I want to thank you all for your support and most of all for your curtailing of the rumour mill, which I have to say has been nothing short of amazing. I will continue to be transparent in our planning and keep you informed so that any decisions we make will be understood and not a surprise to people.

As more things line up, I will update you all so that you can be kept informed and plan your Pennsic 49 journey to once again celebrate together in friendship and combat. Thanks again and please have a happy and safe Christmas and New year. Gregory of Lochswan Mayor Pennsic War 49

Siege Weapons


siegeSiege Marshal in Charge

TH Lady Rosalia Iuliana Andre


Official siege activity at Pennsic 48 will be limited to the Main Battlefield. In case of disputes, the Pennsic 48 Marshal-in-Charge will make the final call.


All Siege Marshals must wear eye protection, such as protective shatterproof eye-wear or a helm. Siege marshals should wear a standard black marshal's tabard and carry a marshal's staff. If you are going to marshal in armor then wear a marshal's tabard over the armor. If wearing a helmet, a drape or other distinctive marking is required to differentiate you from a fighter on the field.

All Siege Marshals must wear eye protection such as protective shatterproof eye wear or a helm. Siege Marshals should wear a standard black marshal's tabard and carry a marshal's staff. If you are going to marshal in armor wear a marshal's tabard over the armor. If wearing a helmet, a drape or other distinctive marking is required to differentiate you from a fighter on the field. Please be at Marshals' Point 45 minutes prior to any battle you will be marshaling. All meetings for siege marshals will be posted at Inspection Point.


Society siege rules will be used for governing all siege activities unless otherwise stated in the Pennsic 48 Siege Rules. (Note: These rules are from Pennsic 47, please consult the Siege Marshall in Charge for any changes)

Note: There may be additional changes to scenarios, rules, and schedules; these will be posted at Inspection Point.


The Combined Armored/Rapier Siege War Point Battle will take place on Friday, August 8.

Siege weapons will also used in the Bridge Battle on Thursday, August 7.

See the Pennsic University Class Schedule for siege-related classes.


LOCATION CHANGE - Siege engine inspections will take place in the Southeast corner of the battlefield per usual. However, siege projectile inspections will take place at the Siege Tent at the West end of the row of Marshals' tents.

All siege engines wishing to participate in official marshal activities at Pennsic 48 must be inspected during one of the official inspection times. Siege projectiles are welcome during the official inspection times, with re-inspection following any battle that includes siege. All projectiles must have the day's inspection paint.

Siege inspection will take place on the South Battlefield during the middle weekend:

  • Friday, Aug 2 at 3 - 6 pm
  • Saturday, Aug 3 at 9 am - 1 pm
  • Sunday, Aug 4 at 5 - 8 pm

Get your engines and structures inspected at Pennsic early, so that if you have a problem you will have time to get it fixed and re-inspected. Inspection hours will close on time. Do not expect any pre-battle inspections of engines or munitions to be available.Test your engine and inspect all ammunition before you bring it to Pennsic. Check all of your gear: make sure all of your equipment, bolts, rocks, ropes, string, cables, engine, frame and wheels etc. are in good order.

Bullying Policy

THE SCA PROHIBITS HARASSMENT AND BULLYING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS AND GROUPS. Participants engaging in this behavior are subject to appropriate sanctions. If you are subjected to harassment, bullying or retaliation, or if you become aware of anyone being harassed or bullied, contact a seneschal, President of the SCA, or your Kingdom’s Board Ombudsman.

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