Pennsic Reflections

Good Evening Debatable Lands!

I’m looking for some input from our Baroney on your experiences at Pennsic! If you have a moment please send me a short paragraph or two about your experiences at Pennsic. It could be this Pennsic or your favorite memories from Pennsics past.

I’m also looking for any other content that you’d like to submit.

Remember that the deadline for submissions of content as well as officers reports is September 15th!

Reminder: Business Meeting is TONIGHT

So, you know when you get back from Pennsic and you’re busy catching up at work and home and you forget things? That’s exactly what happened to me. I apologize for the short reminder, but TONIGHT is the Business Meeting for the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands will be tonight, 15 August 2018 from 8:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church (416 W North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 – map).

The Agenda will be:
1. Open Meeting
2. Approve minutes from previous meeting
3. Officer’s Reports
4. Close Meeting

Here are the previous Debatable Lands Meeting Minutes_20180606.

If you have any additional Agenda items please send them immediately to Odriana at seneschal(at)debatablelands(dot)org.

The Officers of the Debatable Lands are elected by the membership and is made up of members of the populace, just like you. The Officers are responsible for ensuring that the policies of the Kingdom and Barony are followed and are accountable to the populace of the Debatable Lands. The Business meeting is open to everyone in the Barony and attendance by the populace is encouraged.

Have a thought you’d like to share with the Officers? Email

Attention BMDL fighters!

Greetings from your BMDL Unit Commander!

If you are fighting with the barony for *any* battle at Pennsic, please respond using your method of choice (email, FaceBook, Twitter, whatevs) between now and Friday, July 27. Any specifics you can provide (“I’m only fighting the field”…”I’m not fighting the woods”) will be extremely helpful!

If you are fighting with the barony and have not yet received a baldric, please find me at Pennsic! We are located at N13, in Camp Goedeten, which is across from BMDL camp and down the block from Herontir.

I eagerly await leading us into battle for the glory of the Debatable Lands and beloved AEthelmearc!

Kieran MacRae

Court report for Known World Heralds & Scribes Symposium

Greetings from your Comet Pursuivant! Here is the court report of Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilderun, at KWHSS, held on June 9, AS 53

Their Excellencies thanked everyone for their attendance, and then invited the autocrats, Master Alaric MacConnel and THL Raven Whitehart to come forward and acknowledge those who helped put this amazing event together.

Their Excellencies gave way for the procession of Tsaritsa Ian’ka of Atenvelt to join them on the dias.

A moment of silence was requested for Master Taliesin, Sea Panther herald of Trimaris, who had passed away eariler that week.

Their Excellencies invited Master Malcolm Bowmann to come forward to announce the induction of the newest Herald Extraordinaire of the Society, Baron Yehuda ben Mosha.

Her Excellency then made a point to recognize all the collected scribes of the Known World, as there are many who do not receive just recognition.

His Excellency followed by recognizing all the collected heralds of the Known World.

Dame Julianna de Luna was invited to come before Their Excellencies. It was noted how wonderful it was that she, originally a resident of the BMDL, had the opportunity to return to the Debatable Lands as Laurel Herald of the Society. For her tireless work she was awarded a Comettus Amicus. Scroll by Rivka bat Daniyel (illumination) and Ceindrich verch Elidir (calligraphy).

Dame Alys MacYntoich was next called before Their Excellencies, and also received a Comettus Amicus for society-level service to the heralding community. Scroll by Rivka bat Daniyel (illumination) and Ceindrich verch Elidir (calligraphy).

Their Excellencies invited Master Cormac Mor to come before them and join Dame Julianna and Dame Alys in receiving a Comettus Amicus, also for society-level service to the heralding community. Scroll by Rivka bat Daniyel (illumination) and Ceindrich verch Elidir (calligraphy).

Their Excellencies then reminded everyone to attend the performances of the Debatable Choir, followed by ii Genesii, which begin at 8:30.

There being no further business, the Court of Their Excellencies was closed.

Report submitted by Kieran MacRae, Comet Pursuivant


Fencing Practice Sunday 7/22


As a reminder there will be fencing practice this Sunday starting at 1PM at the Washington Blvd site.

This will be the last practice until after Pennsic, and will be your last chance to get an initial authorization before Pennsic. Secondary authorizations can be completed at Pennsic, but if you already know you want it why not come out and do it early?


Thrown weapons practice

Konichiwa Debatable Lands! Thrown weapons practice will be From 11-2pm at Washington Blvd tomorrow. Looks like the rain will hold off till the afternoon, so come on out and get some pre pennsic practice in! See you there!

YIS, Kumagaya-roku-i Kentarou Masamoto BMDL TW MIC

Fight Practice July 22

Weather permitting, fight practice will be held on July 22, from 2 till 6 PM, at the Washington Blvd site. Loaner armor will be available.
This will be our last chance to sharpen our skills before Pennsic, so I hope to see many of you there.