Gear up! 

Hither and thither and to and fro, 

Hustling and bustling away we go;

With journey ahead,  we hearty and hale

shall tender our wares o’er hill and dale! 

Greetings fellow adventurers! I trust the week has treated you well? Hopefully the time has passed less busily for you than it has for us! The first event of the year, my first SCA event and first full vending event–it’s a slew of firsts! 

We here at Odyssey Craftworks have been hard at work preparing to bring forth all sorts of new delights for our latest venue. Soon enough we’ll be heading out to Estrella War near Phoenix, Arizona! This is an altogether new event for us (except for Andross, who hasn’t been there in… *cough13yearscough* some time). Alivanna has been yearning to go for ages and it will be my first SCA event, and we couldn’t be more excited! 

Garb is being sorted and laundered, meals planned and cooked to be frozen then reheated for the event. It will be interesting to be at an event in garb and persona for such an extended time–one is obliged to be fully immersed to the point that even your dishes and lighting are period. Thus we’ve secured platters and bread bowls and wooden bowls and clay mugs and…well, you get the idea. 

I find the concept thrilling, but it’s certainly not everyone’s cup of tea. If it is yours however, you should definitely consider giving such an event a shot! You may even find us there. 😉 

Of course such an event benefits from the wear of a cloak, and such a cloak must have a suitable clasp to bear it’s weight. Fortunately we have recently expanded our wares in that regard; feel free to check them out! That’s all for now; we’ll check back in later with tales of our exploits. Until then,  happy adventuring!