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Isabell's Dance

You catch the fiddler’s eye, and the drummer too they know that look and wish to play for you In the fire’s gleam, the star shine and the…

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I seek again that soft spot,

I seek again that soft spot, That velvet cheek, That playful artful boy my son, my son, the one who would be bold, ever so bold yet lov…

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0 Jan 9, 2014

-All Who Fall Are Not Forgotten-

War steeds stand an endless sea upon the land. Breath steaming in the early morning air as warriors prepare for battle-- The deep belling…

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0 Jan 9, 2014

A Soldier Is A Gift

As we celebrate Christmas, and we open our gifts, we realize what priceless gifts a soldier gives to our country— the gifts of patriotism,…

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1 Mar 1, 2012
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The Night Before Gormass by katjira

Eleven plus years ago, around this time of year, I took a well known Christmas story and Goreanized it. I ran across it the other day and d…

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0 Dec 4, 2011

A Soldier's Thanksgiving Day Prayer

I am sitting outside my tent this evening And as I look at the stars in the sky I can not help but think of the family back home And tears…

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0 Nov 22, 2011

FIDDLER'S GREEN

  HALFWAY DOWN THE ROAD TO HELL IN A SHADY MEADOW GREEN ARE THE SOULS OF ALL DEAD TROOPERS CAMPED NEAR A GOOD OLD-TIME CANTEEN. AND THIS ET…

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0 Nov 12, 2011

THE FINAL INSPECTION

The soldier stood and faced God, Which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shining, Just as brightly as his brass. "Step forw…

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0 Nov 11, 2011

THE SOLDIER

The Soldier Author UNKNOWN It is the Soldier, not the poet who gives us FREEDOM OF SPEECH. It is the Soldier, Not the Reporter who gives us…

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0 Nov 11, 2011

If you are able

If you are able, save for them a place inside of you and save one backward glance when you are leaving for the places they can no longer go…

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0 Nov 11, 2011

Charge of the Light Brigade

Half a league half a league, Half a league onward, All in the valley of Death Rode the six hundred: 'Forward, the Light Brigade! Charge for…

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0 Nov 11, 2011

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Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries had its humble beginnings as an idea of a few artisans and craftsmen who enjoy performing with live steel fighting. As well as a patchwork quilt tent canvas. Most had prior military experience hence the name.

 

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Vendertainers that brought many things to a show and are know for helping out where ever they can.

As well as being a place where the older hand made items could be found made by them and enjoyed by all.

We expanded over the years to become well known at what we do. Now we represent over 100 artisans and craftsman that are well known in their venues and some just starting out. Some of their works have been premiered in TV, stage and movies on a regular basis.

Specializing in Medieval, Goth , Stage Film, BDFSM and Practitioner.

Patchwork Merchant Mercenaries a Dept of, Ask For IT was started by artists and former military veterans, and sword fighters, representing over 100 artisans, one who made his living traveling from fair to festival vending medieval wares. The majority of his customers are re-enactors, SCAdians and the like, looking to build their kit with period clothing, feast gear, adornments, etc.

Likewise, it is typical for these history-lovers to peruse the tent (aka mobile store front) and, upon finding something that pleases the eye, ask "Is this period?"

A deceitful query!! This is not a yes or no question. One must have a damn good understanding of European history (at least) from the fall of Rome to the mid-1600's to properly answer. Taking into account, also, the culture in which the querent is dressed is vitally important. You see, though it may be well within medieval period, it would be strange to see a Viking wearing a Caftan...or is it?

After a festival's time of answering weighty questions such as these, I'd sleep like a log! Only a mad man could possibly remember the place and time for each piece of kitchen ware, weaponry, cloth, and chain within a span of 1,000 years!! Surely there must be an easier way, a place where he could post all this knowledge...

Traveling Within The World is meant to be such a place. A place for all of these artists to keep in touch and directly interact with their fellow geeks and re-enactment hobbyists, their clientele.

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