Choosing Baronial Champions is always difficult, particularly for the peaceful arts. This past Saturday at 12th Night, our Artisans, Scientists and Bards came out in force, and showered the Barony with their gifts of art.
The Baronial Bardic Competition had a record 11 entrants, and had the audience in tears of both sorrow and laughter. The Arts & Sciences Display was a wonder to behold, and included beginners to Laurels, some very impressive documentation, and all the works displayed were representative of the talent of our bright A&S Community. Without further ado:
Your New Baronial Bard: Lady Beatrix of Anglesey Seconded by: Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful
Your New A&S Champion: Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima Seconded by: The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux
Vivant the New Champions, seconds, outgoing Champions (Mistress Fredeburg and Mistress Arianna), and all those gentles who put themselves forth for consideration!
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers, Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda
We are so excited and honored to be selecting the new Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion this Saturday at Debatable Lands 12th Night!
All Artisans are invited to create a Display, to assist the Baron and Baroness in choosing this year’s Arts & Sciences Champion. Finished or in progress, bring your best! We have the best artisans in the Kingdom – let’s remind them!
You may display as many or as few works as you like, in any (safe) way, with as much documentation as you like, in any form. If you’d like to be considered for Champion without displaying, please let our outgoing champion, Mistress Fredeburg, know, and you will be considered. People with large displays should consider bringing their own small table if possible. You may send your display with someone else if you cannot be there Saturday. More recent works and (at least some) documentation are encouraged. Good luck!
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers!
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda
Note: This display is to assist in Champion selection and is not a competition. Nothing displayed on 1/12/2019 will have been entered into a competition. We are selecting a Champion and are not judging individual works.
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The Baron and I would like to thank each and every one of you. In you, we have found friends, chosen family, teachers, mentors, inspirerers, people who are passionate about and generous with their interests, time and talents. And most beautifully, you all share these with each other – for the joy of it, and for the love of it.
We are proud, we are humbled, and most of all we are grateful. Thank you for making this hobby that is more than a hobby a place of learning, levity, and affection.
Save the date! I know everyone is super busy with Pennsic prep, but I wanted to let everyone know that we were invited to demo at the Children’s Museum Medieval Maker night on Thursday, August 30, from 6:30 to 9:30.
This is a 21 + event, so no clearances are required. They are looking for 20-25 demonstrators, and are looking for fiber artists (weavers, nalbinders, knitters, dyers, enbroiderers, and all the rest), calligraphers, illuminators, equestrians, fighters, fencers, siege engineers, musicians, singers, dancers, royalty – you name it!
i Genesii has been the first to step up, they will be running a play date and getting spectators involved! Who else will be there?
We had several makeshop demos with them, and they really like working with the SCA. They are very flexible and accommodating, so if you want to be a part of it, let me know!
More details to follow. It will be awesome!
THL Luceta di Cosimo
Find contact info on the award-winning Barony website, under the Resources drop-down, in the Dark Pages.
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 Lady Kattera.
When: Sunday, August 5th, 5pm – 8pm Where: AEthelmearc Royal Encampment at Pennsic (next to Chirurgeons) Who: Everyone is invited! Featuring: Court (Royal and Baronial), time TBD Food: Light dinner provided. We would also love to have food and drink donations. To talk to Lady Kattera about that or about dietary restrictions, you can contact her at Legbascrossroad@gmail.com.
Also, if anyone can bring some lawn games or other activities, I think that could be fun!
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda
Yesterday, we held our non-equestrian martial Championships at the Iron Comet Challenge. It was a day of valor, honor, prowess, and friendship. We are proud and humbled to have witnessed such passion and companionship. And most of all, fun!
There will be more news and thank yous and stories from the event staff and others, but without further ado, let us present to you Your New Champions!
Rapier Fighting: THL Ru Cavorst, seconded by Lady Ciarrdha Eilis
Youth Archery: Otto Brandulfrsson
Archery: Lord Alister Sionnach MacLeod, seconded by Lord Godfrey de Bayeux
Heavy Fighting: Lord Robert MacEwin, seconded by THL Guillaume le Noir
Thrown Weapons: Lord Thomas of the Debatable Lands, seconded by Lady Dorothea Starke Schutz
Youth Fighting: Fox
VIVANT VIVANT VIVANT!
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda
Here is Everything You Need to Know About Baronial Champs This Saturday! These questions are answered by Baroness Hilda:
–Where is Baronial Champs being held?
–Which Champions will be chosen?
–How will Champions be chosen?
–Who is eligible to be a Debatable Lands’ Champion?
–What about a youth Thrown Weapons tourney?
–What are the responsibilities of a Debatable Lands’ Champion?
–What can I do if I’m not competing in either the Iron Comet round or the Champions’ rounds?
–What is the Iron Comet Challenge?
–But, it’s going to rain!!!!
Read on for the answers!!
Where is Baronial Champs being held?
In conjunction with the Iron Comet Challenge at this Saturday’s event. Here’s a link!
Which Champions will be chosen?
We are choosing all our martial champs except equestrian. So, Heavy fighting, Rapier fighting, Youth fighting, Archery, Youth Archery, and Thrown Weapons. It is a tournament extravaganza!
How will Champions be chosen?
This year, the tournaments are running in conjunction with the Iron Comet Challenge. There are Iron Comet rounds for each discipline (NOTE: ANYONE can enter each of the Iron Comet Challenge tournaments, from anywhere in the Knowne World, and regardless of whether they are participating in the entire Iron Comet Challenge or Champions rounds or not). Those wishing to vie for Baronial Champion should enter the Iron Comet Challenge tourney for that/those discipline(s).
Any eligible Baronial participant in each form (see also next question) who wishes to continue on to the Champion’s round will make it known to the Baron and Baroness. We will choose the top eligible participants to compete in the Baronial Champion’s round. (We may alter this for the youth tourneys.) The format of the Champions’ rounds tournaments will be chosen by the current champion (or their second).
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda will choose the next Champion from this pool of people, based on their prowess, honor, and enthusiasm. NOTE: This is often the winner of the tourney, but not always.
Who is eligible to be a Debatable Lands’ Champion?
These prestigious honors are Baronial in nature, so only the people who are Debatable Landers are eligible for the Champions’ rounds of the tournaments on Saturday. Also, there are two more eligible groups (whims of Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda):
People who have been awarded “Friend of the Barony” Comets – the Green Comet and the Cometus Amicus – are also eligible to become Champion.
For the Youth Fighting and Youth Archery tourneys, any youth in the region is eligible for the Championship. This is because our youths have far fewer opportunities for achieving glory in a formal tournament setting.
What about a youth Thrown Weapons tourney?
Youth can (and are encouraged to!) throw in the regular championship. The youth and adult ranges and rules for thrown weapons are exactly the same, unlike fighting and archery.
What are the responsibilities of a Debatable Lands’ Champion?
All our Champions are invited to process at Baronial Courts, and to stand with us in Court if they so desire (and if there’s room!). Additionally, they have the honor of wearing, maintaining and using the Baronial Champion regalia so that all may know of their prowess!
Champions also have the responsibility to run their successors’ tourney, and to compete in the 7 Pearls tournament, where all of the Kingdom’s Baronial Champions come to challenge each other for Best of the Best status. This year, the 7 Pearls Tournament is in Blackstone Mountain, on August 24th.
What can I do if I’m not competing in either the Iron Comet round or the Champions’ rounds?
Enjoy the day! You can help out in the kitchen, with our hard-working and patient MOLs (love you guys!), as a retainer, at troll, or with other event needs. Or, cheer on the competitors! These tournaments are to choose the very best of the best in our Barony – it’s exciting to watch! It wouldn’t be the Super Bowl without the fans, amirite? Or just hang out and be with your friends and eat good food. We are here for whatever flavor of fun floats your boat.
What is the Iron Comet Challenge?
The Iron Comet Challenge is different than and separate from the Baronial Champs rounds. ALL are welcome to participate in any or all of the Iron Comet Challenge tournaments – the more, the merrier! However, the Challenge is designed to discover the most well-rounded gentle with the greatest prowess in the martial and gentle arts.
To be a “Challenger”, you will participate the 4 martial tournaments, and also the A&S Competition. The lowest martial score will be dropped (meaning you can choose not to participate in one), and each Challenger will be ranked in each form.
We also choose a Youth Iron Comet Champion! Same rules, except there are 3 martial tournaments (fighting, archery, and thrown weapons) and the A&S, and the competitors may drop one martial form if they desire.
This prestigious day of competitions is only run once every two years. The winner will be known throughout the land as the Iron Comet Champion! And has the right to wear and keep Iron Comet Champion regalia. Come and see who is the best of the best! Is it you?
Also, those who participate in ALL the forms will receive recognition. In the entire history of the event, only 3 adults have ever done so: Master Annais, Don Marcus, and Lord Robert MacEwin. Will you be counted among them?
But, it’s going to rain!!!!
Never fear, my dear Comet Constituency! We do not melt! Also, there is indoor space at the event, and we can run most of the tourneys inside. It’ll be cozy, but we will make do. Debatable Landers do NOT shrink from a challenge – particularly weather-related ones! Besides, some of the best times I’ve ever had at events stemmed from unexpected contingency plans… it’s an adventure we can have together!
The Baron and I are very excited to see everyone compete in both the Baronial Championships, and the Iron Comet Challenge. The Best of the Best, in more than one way! See you there!
This is a reminder that Pennsic Pre-Registration ends on JUNE 16th!
You MUST pre-register (PAID) in order to camp with the Debatable Lands or our sub-camp.
Pennsic Pre-Registration ends on JUNE 16th!
It must be PAID because that is how we are allocated land for you. Unpaid registrations do not allocate land.
Debatable Lands is an open camp. Anyone** is welcome to camp with us, and we especially encourage new folks to join us. If you pre-reg with the Debatable Lands, and we don’t know that you have done so, please email me (email@example.com) or the Baron (firstname.lastname@example.org). Our pre-Pennsic camp meeting in the afternoon after July Barony Meeting and the New to Pennsic class, July 15th.
Pennsic Pre-Registration ends on JUNE 16th!
If you are unable to pre-register (paid) before June 16th, there are some nice singles camping areas in the general vicinity of Debatable Lands camp (not on the same block). 🙂
~In Levitate et Caritate
** “Anyone” does not necessarily include individuals under SCA or modern sanction or certain restrictions. We reserve the right to refuse registration for clear cause.
Pre-Registration (paid) for the Great Pennsic War ends JUNE 16th!!
All are welcome to camp with the Barony, but PLEASE NOTE:
If you are planning to camp with the Debatable Lands (camp name: “Debatable Lands”), including our sub-camp, you MUST pre-register (paid) by June 16th! Note that unpaid pre-regs do not count for land allocation, so you must submit a paid registration to camp with us.
Our camp name is “Debatable Lands” for both the main camp and our sub-camp.
Also, if you register to camp with the main Debatable Lands camp, and we don’t know you, please do drop me a line (need to get your tent dimensions and add you to camp info dissemination): email@example.com.