The Pig 'n' Whistle Tavern

The Renaissance is a beautiful part of history filled with tales of regal etiquette, grand wealth, incredible artists and inventors, and a lifestyle many could thoroughly enjoy. This section is open to everyone but especially meant for those who relish the ideals and lifestyle of that era. These places in many states are like a living museum. There are displays in many activities of the period, and many people have painstakingly researched the Characters they portray to make each faire as real as possible. This section is for those Faires.

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The Pig 'n' Whistle Tavern

Coldstone
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26 Apr 2010, 03:11 #1

nice,, work big V

I'm glad you got your own forum you deserve it. [Thor]

I'll be checking this out and post some stuff if I go to the one in.
holly michigan,

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Lord_Sherriff_Takari
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26 Apr 2010, 03:13 #2

must add pix of all us Rennies.

most importantly pix of Friends of Faire Garden
our home away from home
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26 Apr 2010, 03:25 #3

heh Welcome aboard Lord Sherriff!
I'm Gunnar Alewulf at Bristol.
I worked to often at Oh Susanna's, Wax Hands, and Tails Upon Tails in the day so getting over to FoF was rough.
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26 Apr 2010, 03:26 #4

Coldstone @ Apr 25 2010, 10:11 PM wrote: nice,, work big V

I'm glad you got your own forum you deserve it. [Thor]

I'll be checking this out and post some stuff if I go to the one in.
holly michigan,
I ALMOST got to the Holly faire and the Guy who was SUPPOSED to have taken me there basically ditched me at the last minute.
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26 Apr 2010, 03:30 #5

Lord Sherriff if you want to make up an Friends of Faire Thread all to it's self We can set it up for you.
I'm looking for Rennies down here in the Area of the Muskogee Faire too. To get their pics up as well.
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26 Apr 2010, 11:34 #6

i found this: Fire whips at the Bristol Renaissance Faire



awesome :blink:
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26 Apr 2010, 14:32 #7

I should look up some OLD video on youtube, from the SAME faire, but, a different name back then.

The Faire was ORIGINALLY called King Richard's Faire when I was in Highschool. A couple of my friends in Highschool worked at King Richard's Faire.
I have a few pieces of info from that faire on my tower.
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26 Apr 2010, 14:37 #8

Here's a Video from 1986, the stage there later becomes the stage to what is now called the Kid's Kindom. I made the later stage in the 3D building thread.



The guy playing the penny whistle is named Rob. He would include Murphy in some of the songs he and his partner Luk would play at the Pig n Whistle.
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26 Apr 2010, 14:46 #9

This is a gathering of minstrels at the end of the day from King Richard's Faire on the same stage. The song was sung until I think 2003 at Bristol at the end of the day.


heh off to the left of the stage is a where the parent of a friend of mine and Murph's had a shop. Back then he'd wear a pair of tights that were black and yellow....he went by the name of the Satanic bumble bee. lol
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26 Apr 2010, 14:51 #10

There are a BUNCH of King Richard's Faire videos where those are posted at you tube.
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26 Apr 2010, 14:56 #11

a bit of history about King Richard's/Bristol when it was just starting out in the same town and a different location. The first KING was and young actor was one of the Belushi Brothers! lol At the moment I don't remember which one, but, he decided after one weekend it wasn't for him and quit.
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02 May 2010, 17:35 #12

Wow, I found out this was supposed to be Tennese's openning weekend and it rained so much that the first weekend was cancled.
This happened at Bristol one year. They Used ELEPHANTS to tow a "Privie Truck" out of the mud and used helicopters to fan away water in the parking lot/field.
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11 May 2010, 18:13 #13

nice clips, varth ... :mellow:
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18 May 2010, 02:27 #14

Murph's recent Celtic hilt.
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18 May 2010, 06:20 #15

Vartha @ May 17 2010, 08:27 PM wrote: Murph's recent Celtic hilt.
Pretty cool!Did he take the blade from another made sword?
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19 May 2010, 01:14 #16

seanb47 @ May 18 2010, 01:20 AM wrote:
Vartha @ May 17 2010, 08:27 PM wrote: Murph's recent Celtic hilt.
Pretty cool!Did he take the blade from another made sword?
Yeah it was from a Windlass dagger, I think it was an Irish Dagger before hand too.
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19 May 2010, 06:11 #17

The Care and Feeding of RenniesShare. Wednesday, June 4, 2008 at 11:24am
The Care and Feeding of Rennies
by Tempest

Welcome
Congratulations on your decision to adopt a Rennie! Many of these
fascinating creatures are in need of good homes where they will be
loved and cared for. While keeping a Rennie can be expensive,
time-consuming, and sometimes confusing, the results can be well worth
all the effort. A well turned out Rennie who is happy and healthy is
amazing to watch in action. The guidelines below will help you care
for your new charge, but they are only guidelines. Every Rennie is
quite unique and you should get to know your Rennie's personal quirks,
preferences and skills.

Introduction
The most important step in caring for your Rennie is selecting the
right one. Rennies come in many varieties. You will find them of both
sexes, and in every imaginable size, color, age, health and plumage.
But, far more important than their physical differences are the
differences in their personalities. Every Rennie has a very unique set
of skills, preferences and attitudes, and you need to take these into
consideration as you make your choice.
If you have a nervous condition, a Daredevil Rennie is not for you.
Likewise, do not adopt a Fighter Rennie unless you have a large yard
in which he or she can chase around other Rennies with a sword. If you
have small children in the house, you might prefer to adopt a Rennie
other than the Arms Collector, and if you like your nights silent,
keep in mind that Stitching Rennies are known to stay up quite late,
whirring away at their machines, punctuated by occasional loud bouts
of cursing.

Food & Drink
Once you have selected a Rennie and brought him or her home, your
first concern may be, "What do I feed this strange creature?" Luckily,
most Rennies are not picky about what they eat, and indeed, will
consume with relish most anything you offer them. Do not be afraid to
offer your Rennie exotic or strange foods. They have a highly devolved
sense of adventure and will likely at least try whatever it is. Keep
in mind, that through some strange quirk, your Rennie will enjoy
almost any food more if it is presented on a stick.

Your Rennie requires large quantities of water. Your Rennie will want
large quantities of liquor. There is a very fine balance between the
two that you must find to keep your Rennie (and in cases of more
belligerent Rennies, yourself) happy and healthy.

Rennies are very affectionate creatures, and will often cuddle and
love on you for treats. Favorite treats tend towards chocolate or nice
liquor, though your Rennie may have different favorites. Recently,
several varieties of Rennie have devolved a taste for Sushi, so you
may wish to try that as well.

Sleep
While your Rennie may seem to have inexhaustible supplies of energy,
they need a good nights sleep like any other creature. When they are
having fun, but are exhausted, usually at the end of a faire day, they
may behave much like a 4-year-old, insisting on staying up and
playing, "just a few more minutes." It is advised that you be firm
with your Rennie and insist that they come home and go to bed. It is
also advised that this will almost never work, and when it does,
Rennie goodbyes have been know to take upwards to two hours at a large
gathering. Sit down near the door and have another drink.

Grooming
Rennies take great joy in grooming both themselves and others and can
take hours to prepare in the morning. Rennie females, in particular
will often need the help of others in preparing for the day. While
they may seem inconsequential or frivolous to you, each pin, knot, and
accessory is very important to your Rennie. When your Rennie is being
slow in the morning, exhortations of "Hurry up!" will not speed
matters along. "What can I hold/tie/pin/ pull/lace? " will work much
more efficiently.

That being said, by the end of that self-same day, your Rennie may be
unrecognizably dirty, disheveled and grungy, though likely quite
happy. While Rennies appreciate and enjoy a shower or bath every day,
like sleep, this is not always something they feel is required. If
your Rennie shows no inclination to bathe after a long day, helping
them undress and drawing a bath or starting the shower for them may
encourage them to get clean.

Please note that your Rennie will take great joy in all their clothing
and accessories, and will constantly want to be adding to the horde.
Every once in a while, please go through all your Rennies "garb" with
them and help them to let go of pieces they no longer wear. Promising
to donate the pieces to another Rennie will help ease the pain of
separation, as will offering to replace it with something the Rennie
likes better. New garb can work as a treat even better than chocolate
or liquor.

Under no circumstances get rid of anything from a Rennies garb without
their knowledge and permission unless you want your sweet happy Rennie
to instantly transform into Furious Rabid Fighter Rennie and attempt
to take of your head.

Communicating with Your Rennie
Rennies are extremely intelligent, and will likely understand
everything you say, possibly in several languages. It is far more
likely that you will not understand your Rennie when they are speaking
in BFA, Gaelic, Romany or some other obscure or not so obscure
language. Also, they can get quite animated when speaking about their
favorite hobbies or most history. The correct response to almost
anything from, "I can't do French seams in the gussets in that camica
because the twill is too thick to turn twice," to "Henry VIII and
Cardinal Richelieu weren't even alive at the same time, and France and
England were at war in 1620! They can't put the Musketeers in
England!!!!" is a nodding of the head and saying, "Yes, yes, of course."

There are two terms your Rennie may use frequently that you will need
to be familiar with right off. The first is a loud exclamation of
"HUZZAH!" This is a Rennie sound of joy and excitement, something you
wish to hear often. The second is "privy." Your Rennie is asking where
the bathroom is, and you'd best show them quickly unless you want to
be cleaning up Rennie messes. Eliminating in garb can be a difficult
and time consuming process.

All other terms can usually be picked up with familiarity.

Your Rennie and Play
Rennies have a highly devoloped sense of play and will often play any
opportunity they get. The idea of what is play varies greatly from one
Rennie to the next, though they will almost always be happier to play
in groups. Some may enjoy contact juggling, some fencing, some
equestrian pursuits, some computer games. However nearly all Rennies,
whether or not they are skilled, thoroughly enjoy the arts of Music
and Flirting. Given a good tune and the opportunity to sing, stomp or
clap along, most Rennies will be quite happy. Likewise, what may seem
to the untrained observer as heavy duty sexual harassment is usually
two Rennies who have missed each other's company greeting one another.
Unless your Rennie looks truly upset, it is better to leave him or her
alone in these situations. See more under the Breeding section.

Your Rennie also loves toys. Amongst Rennies, favored toys may be
sharp, shiny, pointy, sparkly, made of wood, leather, metal, pottery
or fur. Get to know your Rennie to discover his or her particular
preferences.

Illness, Injury, and Keeping Your Rennie Healthy
For some reason not yet determined by modern science, Rennies seem to
have a slightly greater concentration of diseases, which range from
irritating to debilitating, than those not of the breed. Common
ailments can include hypoglycemia, fibromyalgia, MS, diabetes,
osteoporosis and a range of bum knees, trick elbows and the like.
These will likely only slow your Rennie down, not stop them
completely. Your Rennie and others around him or her are usually well
advised on the maladies in the group and will band together to take
care of one of their number that is ill or injured, so that they can
all return to the fun as soon as possible.

An injured Rennie is for some reason fairly happy. They do like to
show off gruesome scars and talk about their gory wounds. Should your
Rennie become injured, your best course of action is to simply dress
the wound, give them a drink of water and then your Rennie will go
back to whatever it was doing. Except in the cases of extreme injury,
they tend to be a hardy breed.

To keep your Rennie as healthy as possible, make sure that he or she
drinks plenty of water, gets lots of rest and exercise and limit their
consumption of fried food on a stick. Keep the supplies for dealing
with heat stroke, sunburn, dehydration and hypothermia on hand, as
these are the most frequent complaints. Make your Rennie wear
sunscreen. He or she will protest this. Make them do it anyway. Make
them reapply frequently and when they get burned anyway, make them put
on Aloe gel. They will protest this as well. Insist. While Rennies are
extremely intelligent, sometimes they're not very smart.

Breeding your Rennie
Nearly all Rennies love children, whether or not they have one of
their own. They like to play with children, talk to children and show
children things that interest them as adults. The adult Rennies
overdeveloped sense of play makes them perfect companions for
children, barring a tendency amongst the entire breed to curse. A
Rennie child very nearly is raised by a village and may have dozens of
Aunties and Uncles not related to them by blood scattered all over the
continent.

Despite decades of observation by many interested parties, no one has
yet determined a successful program for breeding Rennies. Their sense
of high drama, passionate natures, and overly affectionate friendships
have clouded the issue so deeply that it is still a mystery how they
manage to breed at all. So, should you wish to breed your Rennie, it
is suggested that you adopt an already mated pair. Even that is no
guarantee of success.

You Rennie may have its own ideas about breeding. The best course of
action to take should this happen is to stand back and observe your
Rennie closely. In the event of a heartbreak step in and feed your
Rennie his or her favorite treats. While this will probably not heal
your Rennie, it will make them more pleasant to be around until they
find another potential mate.

Conclusion
While the above may make adopting a Rennie seem daunting, it is an
enterprise with great rewards. They are attractive, affectionate
creatures, who will brighten your life for many years to come. Thank
you for your interest.
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Coldstone
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19 May 2010, 06:26 #18

:cheers: :Good posting:

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Vartha
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07 Jun 2010, 04:56 #19

hahaha Check this Brown bear in the dumpster at the Valhalla Faire!
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18 Jun 2010, 15:44 #21

The family and I are going to be going here:

http://www.texrenfest.com/home.html
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19 Jun 2010, 08:51 #22

Still need to see TRF
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21 Jun 2010, 03:22 #23

Hey,Vartha.Just went to a small Scottish and Ren fair in Santa Cruz today.Some cool outfits for sure.One guy had a Dragon armor costume made entirely out of leather with a tail made out of some other material.It was a pretty cool costume!
When will someone smart enough build the cyborg body model cool enough to transplant myself into yet?

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25 Jun 2010, 22:15 #24

seanb47 @ Jun 20 2010, 10:22 PM wrote: Hey,Vartha.Just went to a small Scottish and Ren fair in Santa Cruz today.Some cool outfits for sure.One guy had a Dragon armor costume made entirely out of leather with a tail made out of some other material.It was a pretty cool costume!
There are very cool costumes out there that are hand made that's for sure!
There's a guy at the Bristol Faire that goes as the mythical Greenman. He changes the costume as it gets closer to fall by changing the color of the leaves.
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29 Jun 2010, 15:02 #25

heh COOL My son will be working at Bristol as a banner carrier for two shops! lol
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