Practice Sunday January 16th.

We are on, but please check for weather related cancelations before heading out.

Heavy practice and fencing will be held this Sunday, January 16th, at our new winter site:
Ace Axe Throwing
(412) 368-8579
https://maps.app.goo.gl/K8E66Wg6MATVbwBp7
Parking is allowed in the Aldi’s lot behind the building. We will have the 5th floor.

Practice will be held 11am to 3pm.

If loaner gear is needed please respond here to let me know. Otherwise I will only have minimal gear available.

All persons attending will need to provide either proof of vaccination, or a negative covid test done within the prior 72 hours. All attendees must wear masks at all times while indoors regardless of vaccination status. This includes while fighting. If you have any questions regarding these policies, you can reach out to the Seneschal, or me.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.
Guillaume

Will You Attend BMDL Sunday Practice 1/16?

Greetings Debatable Lands,

We are trying to gauge attendance for this Sunday’s practice to determine if we will have it this week.

If you will attend practice please complete the following survey to let us know.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfCyIk9HW8OdhOiLn-Z0yqZvPQAAab32yDp4y3xnHvGU6l0vw/viewform?usp=sf_link

Thank you,

jorundr

New Year Online Sewing Thursday Jan 20th at 7:30pm

The first online sewing for the new year (already?!) is Thursday Jan 20, starting at 7:30 PM on the kingdom zoom. At the present time, all sewing circle gatherings are virtual, but we look forward to better times for in-person gathering. If you want to sew, knit, braid, weave, iron, or just hang out, we enjoy the company. It is always fun to have company while doing the fiber thing. You will find that this is a good way to show your project or to ask questions. Newcomers are welcome. If want the zoom information or if you have questions, please contact sewing (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Call for Letters – Baronial Seneschal

Greetings unto the noble populace of the Debatablelands,

My term as Seneschal has come to an end and I am putting forth a call for letters. It is my intent to serve another term as Seneschal if it is your will that I may train my deputies and help prepare the Barony-Marche for a post-plague situation.

If you have an interest in serving as the Seneschal, please submit your letter of intent to Their Excellencies, Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilderun and myself by February 2, 2022. This is the date of our next Business Meeting.

In Service,
Baroness Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal of the Barony-Marche of the Debatablelands.

On the Cancellation of 12th Night

Salve Accolens! Hello Neighbors!

You may be wondering about our cheery salutation, in light of the recent news that our local 12th Night has been cancelled (read the announcement here: http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=5471). Though it is sad news, our hearts remain light, as this wise decision protects our people. The plague in our Lands is far more vicious now than it has ever been. We are happy and relieved our people can be safe in this one small way.

We also remain confident that, like previous years, as the air warms, the danger will subside. We have therefore postponed our Baronial Court, Baronial A&S Championship, and Baronial Bardic Championship. Exactly when remains to be seen, as the situation is evolving. But we do have some ideas, and will communicate them when plans come together.

We want to thank our Signet, THL Rachel, and all the scribes and wordsmiths who have worked on the award scrolls for 12th Night Court. They will absolutely find their recipients within the next few months. Thank you to the bards and artisans preparing your offerings for the Championships. We are but shortly delayed in these activities (hey, you have extra time!).

Special thanks to Lady Melodia, the event steward, and her staff, for the work that they have put in, with love.

Thank you, too, to Master Illadore, Duke Christopher, Their Majesties, and THL Muirgheal for holding the people of our Barony and our neighbors, friends and loved ones in good keeping.

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,

Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

From Kingdom Seneschal – Debatable Lands 12th Night Cancelled; other events TBD; practices/small gatherings can occur

Greetings, Noble Populace.
If you have not yet been made aware. Please heed the words of our Kingdom Seneschal.

Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns.

In Service,
Baroness Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands.


From Kingdom Seneschal – Debatable Lands 12th Night Cancelled; other events TBD; practices/small gatherings can occur

Folks,

With a heavy heart I must announce that, in consultation with Duke Christopher, Deputy Kingdom Seneschal for Pandemics, and Their Majesties, we are canceling Debatable Lands 12th Night.

As I am sure you know and can see in the news, the Omicron variant is nearly everywhere in AEthelmearc. We have become too uncomfortable with the risk that a large, mostly inside event could become a super spreader event. I am sorry, this must be disappointing for many of you.

We have not yet canceled other events happening this month – His Grace is hoping that we see our numbers coming down soon. We will let you know if we have to cancel those as well. We are hoping to make those decisions at least a week in advance.

We also do think that the risk of smaller practices and gatherings are less risky (not no risk, but less risk) and are going to continue to let those continue to happen. Please continue to follow the COVIDSafe rules and AEthelmearc’s masking requirements (which can be summarized as everyone wears masks inside at all times, no exceptions for those over the age of 2, outdoors – vaccinated folks can go without masks).

Please be safe and take care at this time.

Always,
Illadore

Throwing Practice

GOOD NEW NOBLE POPULACE! This Sunday, January 2nd, at our new site there will be indoor throwing practice!!!

Lady Elss has been kind enough to offer her services as Marshal for the day and the fee for lanes has been donated as a New Years gift! Bring your gear and join us!

The fifth floor of Ace Axe Throwing 145 E 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120. Parking is allowed in the Aldi’s lot behind the building.

Please note the time change for winter practices. Practice will be held 11am to 3pm.

In Service,
Muirgheal

“Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events.

By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.”

Fencing Practice Sunday January 2 at 11 AM

Greetings Debatable Lands,

Fencing practice will be held this Sunday, January 2nd, at our new site. The fifth floor of Ace Axe Throwing 145 E 8th Ave, Homestead, PA 15120. Parking is allowed in the Aldi’s lot behind the building.

Please note the time change for winter practices. Practice will be held 11am to 3pm.

If loaner gear is needed please email fencingmarshal@debatablelands.org no later than Saturday.

All persons attending will need to provide either proof of vaccination, or a negative Covid test done within the prior 72 hours.

All attendees must wear masks at all times while indoors regardless of vaccination status. This includes while fighting.

There is also no eating allowed indoors.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

See you Sunday,

jorundr