So, today I went to the Maryland Renaissance Festival with my very good friend, and his sister and brother-in-law. It was awesome. I’ve been to a lot of ren faires in my life, and even participated in one in France as a swordswoman. MRF was great. It was very similar to KRF in Massachusetts, but with more fried/frozen things on sticks, and fewer animals. I bought two things that weren’t food or admission for a cumulative $80 (which isn’t bad for me at ren faires…usually $120 is my minumum). These things were a rune pendant and leather bracers with Yggdrasil/the Tree of Life on them. The rune is a variant of Kenaz/Ken, and symbolizes the torch and fire, internal and magical, as well as the ability to shape reality, which for someone as ambitious yet powerless as I is probably going to be beneficial. The bracers…well…they complete my costume, what can I say?