A&S and Bardic Championships at 12th Night!

Just a quick reminder that both the Baronial Bardic Championship and the Baronial Arts & Sciences Championship are at 12th Night on Saturday!

Any Debatable Lander, or gentle who’s been awarded a friendship (green) Comet is eligible to win, although anyone can display/perform. The new Champions are asked to represent the Barony at the Seven Pearls Champions’ event in the Rhydderich Hael after Pennsic, and to run the Championship next year. They are also asked to display the regalia of their achievement and to stand with us in Baronial Court, if they prefer.

We can’t wait to see your arts!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

And here’s a little more about each Championship:

From Lady Argentia, current Baronial A&S Champ
Call for entries for the Baronial A&S Display! Show off your latest creations or your current study obsession. If you’re wearing it, just leave a card with what it is that says to see you. Also, it need not be a tangible thing! Are you really into early astrology and divination? Do you have impeccable table manners for an Angelo-Saxon? Can you tell us the signs farmers looked for to know it was safe to plant their seeds? Perhaps you’d just like to set a period table? If so, do a little write up and maybe bring some source materials for us to peruse. It counts! Even a work-in-progress can be put in the display. We want to see your works! Please enter by 1pm.

From Lady Beatrix, current Baronial Bard
Calling all bards!!    Join me, Beatrix, your Baronial Bardic Champion at Debatable Lands 12th night.  
I will be hosting this year’s competition, but more importantly, we are going to fill the hall with music and poetry and merriment all day long.  Open Bardic Circle from 10-12 and again after 2pm. 
Please join me on my cushions and carpets with your favorite song book to share your talents.  All are welcome to join in the singing, playing, recitation and any other performance art, regardless of skill and talent (or confidence).  Let’s sing together and make a joyful noise.  
If you want to participate in the competition, there will be a sign up from 10am to noon and the competition to perform for Their Excellencies will begin at 12:30.    There are no particular rules, but please limit your performance to 5-7 minutes to accommodate all interested participants in the allotted time. 
See you there!  


Motto Poll

Hello Debatable Lands!

We’d love your input on a new Baronial Motto! Last month, we asked for suggestions from the populace, and here they are! Feel free to write in, too!

https://forms.gle/YFFzy4eey4yEimwk7

A couple notes:

  • A few suggestions have some additional context, reasoning and/or information provided by the submitter – click on the links in the poll for those.
  • Fair warning… I did not check any of the Latin except for my own suggestion.
  • Remember that creating and using mottoes in the SCA is always completely optional – just for fun! – and unofficial.

Those reading from the email list can open the link to the blog below to see the active poll link, or just copy and paste it.

If you prefer, feel free to send me feedback and/or your choices to baroness@debatablelands.org .

In Levitate et Caritate (with Levity and Affection),
Baroness Hilda

Giving Thanks

To our beloved Barony:

For your warm welcomes and wide smiles;
For sharing your songs and stories around the campfire, real and figurative;
For your generosity with time, skill, and spirit;
For laughing with each other in mirth and joys;
For holding each other in hearts and minds and arms in sorrows;
For your passion and interest in everything medieval;
For challenging each other and yourselves on field and in hall;
For teaching each other;
For supporting each other;
For having forgiving and open hearts;
For standing and walking with each other;
For creating “found families”;
For seeing the very best in each other;
For creating and participating in this vibrant, generous, compassionate, and fun community we know as the Debatable Lands;

For all that and more – Thank You!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers!
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

Salve Accolens! A Motto for the Debatable Lands

Note to those reading from the email list, click on the link below to see a formatted version with live links at the blog website.

On this, the eve of our third Debatable Lands Equestrian Championship (details, and schedule), we’d like to introduce to you our new Baronial motto!

SALVE ACCOLENS!

What does it mean?

HELLO NEIGHBORS!

It is the week of World Kindness Day, embodied by the greatest modern champion of kindness and courtesy, especially toward oneself and their neighbors: Mr. Fred Rogers. The Debatable Lands is his home Barony, and we hope that all our people will strive toward these ideals: kindness, courtesy, generous and open hearts, mindfulness to feelings, and to be helping and loving and welcoming. All these, we feel, are encompassed by “Hello Neighbors” – “Salve Accolens”.

We hope to enact these these ideals in word and deed, and hope you all will join us. We are ALL each others’ neighbors.

SALVE ACCOLENS!

Please use this new Baronial motto with gusto and verity.

(Also, it’s Latin, so you can say it the other way: ACCOLENS SALVE!)

See you at Baronial Equestrian Champs tomorrow!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

“Listening is where love begins: listening to ourselves and then to our neighbors.” -Fred Rogers

PIE CONTEST! At the Harvest Revel Barony Meeting 11/3

Pie Pie Pie! Oh boy, what flavor?

Our Barony Annual PIE Contest is on for the Harvest Revel on Sunday 11/3! Who can enter? EVERYONE! And if you’ve never encountered the Debatable Lands Harvest Revel Meeting PIE contest before – just about anything counts as pie, if you can name it pie…. Pumpkin roll? Spatially challenged pie. Cookies? Crustless mini-pies. Pork roast? Deconstructed meat pie. A bowl of apples? Procrastinated Pie. BRING IT ALL! Sweet, savory, and everything in between!

The categories this this for the pie contest are (drumroll…): Signature Pie, Showstopper Pie, and Period Pie 

How does it work? You make a pie, you decide the category (don’t worry, it’s super informal and just-for-fun), we all feast like Confectionary Royalty! Make sure to bring enough or cut it small, since the judges are YOU! Yup, it’s populace vote (tokens in a cup)! Each meeting attendee gets 3 tokens – one vote per category. Gluten free pies always go over well if you are so inclined. The prize is GLORY and your recipe in the ALTHING (and maybe some trinket)!!

Please be mindful of common allergens, and make a note on the provided card if you use them. Folks in the barony are allergic/sensitive to gluten/wheat, nuts of various types, onions and garlic, among other things. Thanks!

Contest will run from noon to around 3pm.

[Here’s the Facebook event for the meeting, if you have Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/566290307444855/

Good Luck to the Champions!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Please join us in wishing a hearty GOOD LUCK! to the Baronial Champions, as they compete against the best in the Kingdom’s Baronies at the Seven Pearls Championships tomorrow!

For Heavy Weapons, THL Bors of Rouen (seconded by THL Guillaume)
For Rapier, Don Jorundr hinn Rotinn (seconded by Mistress Irene)
For Archery, Lady Kathryn Tanzel (seconded by Mistress Arianna)
For Thrown Weapons, Lord Duncan MacCoulagh (seconded by Lord Ronan)
For A&S, Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima (seconded by THL Rachel)
For Bardic, Lady Beatrix Angelsey (seconded by Brehyres Gwendolyn)

Vivant!!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

For those who are joining us on the sojourn to beautiful Delftwood, some additional information from the event staff:

Schedule for Seven Pearls Championships at Wildwood, Saturday, August 31
All competitions will take place in the field to the left beyond the clubhouse, except for the A&S.
9:00-10:30 Fencing
10:30-11:30 Thrown Weapons 
11:30-12:30 Heavy Weapons
12:30-1:00 A&S Judging (inside the clubhouse)
2:00-3:00 Archery
3:00-4:00 Bardic

Its the state fair weekend, so traffic gets very bad by 9am, check your route to avoid, or come early.

Full event Schedule:
Friday:
5:00 PM Site opens
6:00 PM Gate Opens
9:00 PM Gate closes

Saturday:
8:00 AM Gate reopens
9:00 AM Seven Pearls starts
9:30 AM Archery Inspections
10:00 AM Archery ranges open
11:00 AM Cash lunch opens
11:30 AM Thrown Weapons ranges open
1:00 PM Cash lunch closes
3:30 PM Gate closes
4:00 PM Ranges close and court set-up
5:00 PM Court
Feast is immediately following court

Sunday:
8:00 AM Gate reopens
10:00 AM Ranges open and Cast Iron Chef muster
11:00 AM Cast Iron Chef starts
11:15 PM Delftwood Thrown Weapons Champs
12:00 PM Gate closes
12:15 PM Delftwood Ratan Champs Tournament
1:00 PM Delftwood Archery Champs shoot
2:00 PM Cast Iron Chef ends
4:00 PM Ranges close
4:30 PM Court

Monday:
11:00 AM Site closes

Info on the Cast Iron Chef contest

There is a cash lunch and bar onsite. Please only consume alcohol purchased at the bar. They will be providing a variety of beer and wine to satisfy the SCAdian palette. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed, kept controlled over, and picked up after at all times. Please note, the site has two, very friendly dogs who roam the property.

The menu for Saturday evening feast is below. Please contact Lady Keira with any questions or allergies: sackleyperot@yahoo.com

On the table
Fine bread and GF bread
flour or GF flour, water, yeast, salt

Butter

Medicinal (honey) butter

Tudor Gherkins
water, white vinegar, salt, cucumbers, dill. thyme

Compost
celery root, parsnips, carrots, radishes, turnips, cabbage, pears, salt, vinegar, honey, anise seed, fennel seeds, saffron

Elizabethan pickled mushrooms
mushrooms, ginger, nutmeg, white grape juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, verjuice

Course the First 
Beef Roast with fruit sauce
beef, dried cherries, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg

Meat Pyes
crust or GF crust, beef or chicken, prunes, dates, raisins, vinegar, saffron

Barley Frumenty with roasted root vegetables (V)
barley, vegetable broth, turnips, carrots, sweet potato, parsnips, salt, saffron

Carrottes boyled
carrots, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt

Course the Second
Roast Chicken with Three Sauces 
citrus sauce (onion, lemon peel, orange
juice, lemon juice, GF bread crumbs, apple cider vinegar, salt)
carmeline sauce (almonds, currants, cinnamon, GF breadcrumbs, verjuice)
Elizabethan mustard (mustard seeds, onion, ginger, horseradish, sugar, apple cider vinegar

Ember Day Savory Quich (V)
crust or GF crust, parsley, cheddar cheese, onions (1 pie will be made without onions), eggs, butter, safron, salt, currants, sugar, mace

A Dish of Artichokes
artichokes, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, butter, vinegar

Course the Third
Jumbles (tudor spiced cookies)
flour or GF flour, caraway seed, aniseed, mace, butter, sugar, lemon zest, egg

Dried apples with honey 
apples, honey

Candie of Orange Pilles
orange peel, orange juice, sugar, rose water

Shrewsbury Shortbreads
flour or GF flour, sugar, butter, nutmeg, rose water

To Drink
Spiced Cider
apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, mace

Ice Water

Sekanjabin
honey, vinegar, mint

7 Pearls Champs Info

Hello Debatable Lands, for those of you joining us at the Seven Pearls Championships, where the Kingdom’s Baronial Champions compete in Heavy Fighting, Rapier Fighting, Archery, Thrown Weapons, A&S and Bardic, some information from Delftwood’s Baroness Amalie:

The Seven Pearls Tournament at A Shoote in the Wyldwoode

August 30 @ 5:00 pm – September 2 @ 11:00 am

Hosted By: Barony of Delftwood

Royal Progress:King Queen Prince Princess

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NOTES: There are gravel roads and the rest is grass. There are steps up into the building. There will be a wheelchair accessible porta-potty onsite. Please only consume alcohol purchased at the bar. Dogs must be leashed, controlled, and cleaned up after at all times. Failure to comply could lead to the owner being asked to leave. The site has two, very friendly dogs that roam the property.

As the summer sun begins to set, please join the Barony of Delftwood for a Shoote in the Wyldwoode! There will be archery and thrown weapon’s galore, along with camping, merchants, a feast, and the Cast Iron Chef competition! Delftwood will also be hosting this year’s Seven Pearls Championship Competition. Their Excellencies, Amalie and Ixac, will be holding their archery, thrown weapons, and rattan championships on Sunday. The site opens Friday, August 30th at 5:00 PM and closes promptly at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 2nd, 2019.

There is a cash lunch and bar onsite. Please only consume alcohol purchased at the bar. They will be providing a variety of beer and wine to satisfy the SCAdian palette. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed, kept controlled over, and picked up after at all times. Failure to comply could lead to the owner being asked to leave. Please note, the site has two, very friendly dogs who roam the property.

The Event Stewards are Lady Glenna Cholmondeley (Glenna Chumbley) and Mistress Othindisa Bykona (Sarah LaMay) both of 607 Rowland St, Syracuse, NY 13204. Email: glennachumbley@yahoo.com or aebeelady@gmail.com . Phone: Glenna: 315-214-4179. Othindisa: 315-373-6842 (Sarah Jane LaMay on Facebook or text preferred).

The Head Cook is Lady Keara Caitlyn MacLeod (Suzanne Ackley-Perot). Please contact her with your allergies or any questions you have. Phone: 315-664-1588. Sackleyperot@yahoo.com

Merchant space is free, but you must pre-register. Requests can be sent to Othindisa at aebeelady@gmail.com. Please include your name, booth dimensions with ropes, and which side your booth opens up on. Only merchant tents are permitted to set-up in the merchant area. You will be asked to move if you are not selling.

Adult Registration (age 15+): $20.00

Adult Registration with member discount: $15.00

Youth (6-14): $5.00

Youth (5 and under): Free

Feast: Adult (age 15+): $8

Youth (6-14): $4

Youth (5 and under): Free

Camping for the weekend: $5 per Adult. Free for Youth. Reservations are greatly appreciated especially for feast.

The site is Wildwood Sports Center located at 5740 Fikes Rd, Memphis, NY 13112. Please note: Google maps will take you to the back of the center on Kester Road. Use Wildwood Sports Center as your destination to take you to the Fikes Road entrance or follow the directions below:

Directions to Wildwood Sports Center: For all points North, South and East find your best way to I-690 West out of central Syracuse for about 3 miles. Take I-695 (695 after about 1 mile will fork, stay to the right) and stay on the 695 to the end at Exit 6. Veer to the right towards Auburn. Merge onto Route 5 West towards Auburn. Stay on Route 5 for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto Fikes Road. The site is less than a half mile on the right. For all points West, take I-90 to Exit 40 for Auburn/Weedsport exit. Turn right onto Route 34 towards Weedsport. Turn left onto Route 31B and take this to the end. Turn left onto Route 5 towards Elbridge. Continue through Elbridge and watch for the Ford dealership on the left. Fikes Road will be just after the dealership on the left. The site is less than a half mile on the right.

Please make the check out to “SCA NY Inc – Barony of Delftwood”. Send to Barony of Delftwood, P.O. Box 6694, Syracuse, NY 13217

Here is the 7 Pearls schedule for Saturday, along with who has agreed to marshal, and who the current 7 Pearls Champion is:

9:30-10:30 Fencing Marshal: Fergus Current Champ: Master Iago Benetiz, St. Swithin’s Bog

10:30-11:30 Thrown Weapons Marshal: Gytha Current Champ: Lord Meinulfr, Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands

11:30-12:30 Heavy Weapons Marshl: Yngvar Current Champ: THL Darri inn Valskr, Blackstone Mountain

12:30-1:00 A&S Judging Current Champ: Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen, Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands

1:00-2:00 Lunch/Sign Scrolls

2:00-3:00 Archery Marshal: Corwin Current Champ: Lady Wulflæd on Hehstaidesee, St. Swithin’s Bog

3:00-4:00 Bardic Current Champ: Lady Boudica of Thescorre, Thescorre

## THERE IS NO POTABLE WATER ON SITE FROM FAUCETS. The bar sells water, and there should be a large plastic cube that has drinkable water inside it near the site’s archery field.

Baronial Happenings at Pennsic!

Hello Debatable Lands! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Great Pennsic War, happening now! We hope set-up went well, and that you are or will be enjoying yourselves!
~Hilda and Brandubh

For your convenience, here is a list of activities at Pennsic of Baronial interest. (Those reading on the email list may want to click on the link to the blog post for a formatted version.)

Ceremonies and Courts
(Retainers needed, please)

  • Sat, 8/3, 5pm – Muster for Opening Ceremonies at AE Royal, N04. 5:30pm step-off for the procession (on the nose, not SCA time)
  • Sat, 8/3, 6pm – Opening Ceremonies, on the Battlefield by the Castle
  • Sun, 8/4, 5pm Baronial Reception, AE Royal
  • Sun, 8/4, around 7pm-ish, Baronial Court, AE Royal
  • Tues, 8/6, 5pm, muster for Kingdom Court, AE Royal
  • Tues, 8/6, 6pm, Royal Court, Great Hall (note that there will probably be other Royal Courts throughout the War)
  • Thurs, 8/8, 8pm, AEthelmearc Party, AE Royal
  • Fri, 8/9, after the battle (2pm-ish?) Closing Ceremonies, Battlefield

Known World Baronial Champs Events
(come cheer your champs!)

  • Sun, 8/4, 1pm-3pm, KW Baronial Archery Champs – yay, Kathryn!
  • Tues, 8/6, 12pm – 3pm – KW Baronial Youth Fighting Champs – yay, Xavier, Bree, and Ethan!
  • Tues, 8/6, 1pm-3pm – KW Baronial Thrown Weapons Champs – yay, Duncan!
  • Wed, 8/7, 9am-12pm – KW Baronial Heavy Combat Champs – yay, Bors! Blue and White lists
  • Wed, 8/7, 12pm – 3pm – KW Baronial Rapier Champs – yay, Jorundr! Blue and White lists.

Parties, Performances, and Other Happenings

  • Sun, 8/4, 5pm Baronial Reception and Court (7pm-ish), AE Royal , link to FB event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/687736711654599/ , and see also www.debatablelands.org.
  • Sun, 8/4, 9pm-ish, Baronial Bardic Circle in Memory of Rachmiel, Debatable Lands Camp, N10, Fletcher Rd , Link to FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/556713591526472/
  • Mon, 8/5, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Childrens Party, AE Royal
  • Mon, 8/5, 7:30pm – Debatable Choir performance, Performing Arts Pavilion
  • Mon, 8/5, 9pm, I Genesii performance, Performing Arts Pavilion
  • Tues, 8/6, 9pm, Count Jehan’s Golden Jubilee, AE Royal
  • Wed, 8/7, 3pm, Baronial Brewers Guild Meeting, Polyhymnia (Debatable Lands subcamp, N10, corner of Cariadocs and Chandlers)
  • Wed, 8/7, Seven Pearls Dinner (closed party, but volunteers for cooking and serving needed – dinner provided, contact Hilda for details)
  • Thurs, 8/8, 8pm, AEthelmearc Party, AE Royal
  • Fri, 8/9, 10am-4pm, AE Royal Teardown (please volunteer an hour or two)
  • Say, 8/10, 12pm-6pm, Baronial Camp Teardown

Order Meetings, Seneschal and Exchequer Meetings, War Points, and other Activities of Interest in the Kingdom can be found on the AE Periscope:
http://aethelmearc.org/ae-pennsic-xlviii-periscope/

Pennsic Baronial Reception – Sunday, Aug 4th, 5pm AE Royal

Hello Debatable Lands!

Just a quick note to invite all Debatable Landers and friends (the more, the merrier!) to the Debatable Lands Baronial Reception at Pennsic.

Come socialize, eat, and enjoy Court with your friends and neighbors! A light dinner will be provided by the Food Guild, led by THL Elss.

When: Sunday, August 4th, 5pm – 8pm
Where: AEthelmearc Royal Encampment at Pennsic (next to Chirurgeons)
Who: Everyone is invited!
Featuring: Baronial Court, time tentatively 7pm, plus a quick Royal drop-in to send friends to vigils
Food:  Light dinner provided. We would also love to have food and drink donations.

Also, we’ll be “passing the hat” to fund raise for the Barony’s new trailer!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

For those on Facebook, here’s the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/687736711654599/

Attention Parents and Youths! Champs THIS Sunday – Youth Archery and Youth Fighting

Just a quick reminder that the Baronial Championships for Youth Fighting (afternoon) and for Youth Archery (morning) are THIS Sunday, June 30th!

Washington Blvd Parklet near the Zoo. Come show your support for our younger members!

Note that for youth championships, in addition to our Debatable Lands folks, youths from neighboring groups are also eligible, since opportunities for youths to compete in these sorts of contests are far fewer than for adults.

Read more details here: 
http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=3186

Questions may be addressed to baron@debatablelands.org