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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 College of Cour d'Or, 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.

The ballots have been counted and the next Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands (which has voted to remain a Barony) will be Maistir Brandubh Ó Donnghaile and Mistress Hilderun Hügelmann!

Maistir Brandubh Ó Donnghaile and Mistress Hilderun Hügelmann

Thanks to the populace of the Barony for their participation. Thanks to the candidates for their dedication. Vivant to the next Baron and Baroness.

Please see the Election AS 50 page for the latest news and full schedule. Progress will also be reported in the Althing.

Call for Letters, Seneschal

From the Seneschal:

My term as Seneschal is up this coming February and I do not plan to seek a second term. Any interested gentles should send a letter to me, the Baron, and the Baroness.

Some of the duties:

Please seek me out if you have any questions about what this office entails.


Call for Letters, Youth Comabt Marshal

Just a reminder that I am planning to step down as Debatable Lands' Baronial Youth Marshal at the end of December. If you are interested in the position, please submit a letter of intent to me at ariannawyn at gmail.com and to Sir Isenwulf at knightmarshal at debatablelands.org NO LATER THAN WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2. The position will be discussed at the Baronial officers' meeting that evening.

In service,


September issue of the baronial newsletter, The Althing, now available!

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