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Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands

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The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands is a branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, an international organization dedicated to the study and recreation of the Middle Ages and early Renaissance.

Geographically, the Debatable Lands include greater Pittsburgh and most of southwestern Pennsylvania. The Debatable Lands is the oldest and one of the largest baronies in the Kingdom of Æthelmearc, the region covering western New York, most of Pennsylvania outside the Harrisburg-Philadelphia corridor, and West Virginia.

The Barony-Marche also proudly includes two smaller branches within its borders: the Canton of Steltonwald, covering Beaver County, PA; and the no-longer-incipient College of Cour d'Or (CONGRATULATIONS YINZ GUYS!), representing Pittsburgh-area college students.

Their Excellencies, Baron Uilliam Mac an tSaoir and Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr, of these Debatable Lands have announced their intention to step down from the Baronial thrones. They have asked the Barony's Seneschal and selection committee to begin seeking heirs so that the four-decades-long continuity of Baronial rule here in the lands of the marche can be preserved.

Master Alaric, our Seneschal, has announced the following schedule for the selection of these Baronial Heirs:

June 3rd - Officer's Meeting (Selection Committee Selected)
July 12th - Barony Meeting (Nominating Meeting)
August 31st - Deadline for nominees to accept or decline nominations
September - Receive mailing labels and mail out ballots
November 8th - Barony Meeting (Ballot Counting and Announcement of Election Results)
February / March - Baronial Investiture

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April-May issue of the baronial newsletter, The Althing, now available!

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