We’re back with another Faire and Con Report.  This weekend our roving pirate reporter Mum will be attending the Maryland Renaissance Festival.  As always this faire is set during the reign of King Henry the Eighth and every year features a story about his reign. This year Henry is celebrating with two families that are rising stars in his court – The Howards and the Boleyns.  Henry has also summoned Edward Stafford, the 3rd Duke of Buckingham to the fair.  Edward is of royal blood himself and is rumored to be a good heir if Henry has no sons.  Henry is not amused by this rumor.  So why has Henry summoned Edward ?  You will just have to come to find out.   This faire is always one of our favorite faires and this year is sure to be no different so if you’re in the neighborhood come out and see it.
~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~
~October 10, 2014~

Arrr! It be me, ye favorite pirate cook MUM, back ta remind ya all it be Talk Like a Pirate Day.  One o’ me favorite holidays of the year, next ta good old Plundering Day.  So all ye land lubbers out there best be  speaking the Queen’s English correctly today or we might just have ta keel haul ya.  So everyone say it with me: “Arrrr! It be a fine day for practicing our proper speechifying.”  If you still need a hand, remember there’s always my handy little guide for the nautically impaired available for a small fee, of course.

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~September 19, 2014~

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~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~November 13, 2013~

As per his usual MUM the pirate cook attended the Maryland Renaissance Festival last weekend.  He filed this report when he returned. Unfortunately in the clutter of my office I forgot to post this report and so with an apology for its lack of promptness I present MUM.

Arrr! I really be believin’ I am cursed with rain, as yet again when I went down to see me mates in Maryland the sky filled with dark clouds.  Saturday began all gray and rainy and gave way to a cold gray Sunday.  But who am I to let water dampen me spirits?  I began the day as is tradition with a mug of cider and the music of the Pyrates Royale.  This was followed by the always hilarious O’ Danny Duo.  I was saddened to see that they no longer sell that fair delicacy Peasant Bread.  So I had to have me an exotic Belgian waffle instead.  Then we went to gather provisions from the local shops.  I got me a heavy wood hammer which will come in handy when dealing with the ship’s rats.  I also purchased a set of wearable colors for the Pyrates Royale and the fair.  On Sunday we were treated to the music of the Crimson Pirates and the three sirens of Sirena.  Me boson then challenged me to a game of archery at which we tied.  As always the fair ended with the rowdy Pub Sing.  There is one more weekend left of this celebration and I would suggest ye get down there and have a good shore leave.

Thanks for the report MUM – sounds like another wet year but that the rain can never get you down.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~October 18, 2013~

Arrr! it be me ye favorite pirate cook MUM hear.  I be hijacking The Healer’s post to remind all ye out there that it be Talk Like a Pirate Day.  The second best holiday next to plundering day.  So all ye land lubbers out there that ye best be speaking the queen’s English correctly today or we might just have to keel hall ya.  So everyone say it with me “Arrrr! it be a fine day for practicing are proper speechifying.”  If you still need a hand remember there’s always my handy little guide for the nautically impaired available for a small fee.

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As I was going through my research notes from the last year I noticed some common trends in the holidays I researched for Digby O’Flannagan’s Year of Celebrations logs.  I have collected these observations into a single document and, for completeness sake, I will release them here for all those that have been following these logs.  These notes were also added to the notes section of the collected logs known as A Year of Celebrations: A Year in the Human Lands so if you have purchased that book these notes are redundant but, for those that have bought the individual logs as they came out, this completes the set.

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For those that have not read one of Digby’s logs, each product in the Year of Celebrations line chronicles the traditions and histories of a collection of holidays found throughout the land.  Additionally, further annotation is provided by Digby in the form of advice for performers and merchants.  For the more scholarly (read: Game Masters) I have provided a collection of notes giving advice on how to use the presented holidays in your game and several plot hooks for each holiday.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~
~April 24, 2012~

As mentioned in the previous post, our roving pirate reporter MUM the pirate cook attended the Maryland Renaissance Festival and filed this report. Unfortunately in the clutter I forgot to post this report and so with a “better late than never report” I present MUM.

 Arrr! I be startin’ to believe I’m under a rain curse. It seems whenever I head down to see me mates in Maryland that I get rained upon. This year’s festivities were no different with the cold gray Saturday morning turning to rain that afternoon and a frigid gray Sunday.  But despite this harsh weather it couldn’t dampen me spirit.  As always I began me day with a glass of cider and the music of the Pyrates Royale.  Again I watched the hilarious sisters of the Hey Nunnie Nunnie and procured a much needed get out of hell free card.  I then took some time to procure some supplies like healing potions which conveniently came with their own belt holders to keep the potion close at hand.  After resupplying I caught the raunchy O’Danny Girls, the Hooligans and the Rambling Sailors at the Whitehart Tavern.  Lunch as always was fresh corn, fried peasant bread and fried mac and cheese on a stick.  The day ended with the rollicking pub sing that even the rain could not stop.

Thanks for the report MUM – sounds like another wet year but that the rain can never get you down

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~
~April 24, 2012~

We’re back finally with another Faire and Con Report.  This weekend our roving pirate reporter mum will be attending the Maryland Renaissance Festival.  As always this faire is set during the reign of King Henry the Eighth and every year features a story about his reign. This year Henry is celebrating his 35th year on the throne by planning for the future of his monarchy.  Henry plans to wed his son to the infant Mary Queen of Scots but first he must convince her mother of the arrangement.  This faire is always one of our favorite faires and this year is sure to be no different so if you’re in the neighborhood come out and see it.

~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~
~September 29, 2011~

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~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~December 24, 2010~

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~Chris Baldi “The Healer”~

~October 28, 2010~