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

Archery and Rapier Champs on Sunday! And Timing

Hello Debatable Lands! Here’s your last reminder! 🙂

The Baronial Archery Championship is THIS Sunday, 6/23. The Championship will begin at 11:30 am, with sign-in starting at 11am. Lord
Skjoldrbjorn has created quite the shoots, so be prepared to test your mettle! [Note: Youth archery champs is on 6/30]

The Baronial Rapier Championship is THIS Sunday, 6/23. We will be starting the Tournament at 2pm to give everyone a chance to warm up and sign in with the MOL. It will be a round robin or bear pit to choose a final four in a double elimination.

These pageantry, sportsmanship, and camaraderie of our Championships is quite the experience, as anyone attending or participating in Heavy or TW two weeks ago will tell you. It was heart-lifting, and we expect these contests will be, too. We look forward to seeing spectators and participants show the best of the Barony tomorrow. See you there!

( And don’t forget sunscreen)

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

P.S.: Read more about Baronial champs here:
http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=3186

Champs THIS Sunday! Archery and Rapier!

Just a quick reminder that the Baronial Championships for Rapier Fighting (afternoon) and for Archery* (morning) are THIS Sunday, June 23rd!

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

*Note that this Archery Champs is for those that wish to compete at the adult range distances. Youth ranges will be at the Youth champs on the 30th.

Questions may be addressed to baron@debatablelands.org

Heavy & Thrown Champs this Sunday! And Timing

Hello Debatable Lands! Here’s your last reminder!

Thrown Weapons Champs is THIS Sunday, 6/9. Lord Meinolfr will be running qualifiers during the first part of practice, and the Championship throw will be held at 1pm.

Heavy Weapons Champs is THIS Sunday, 6/9. We will be starting the Tournament at 3pm to give everyone a chance to warm up and sign in with the MOL.

We are so excited to see your Prowess and Chivalry!

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

P.S.: Read more about Baronial champs here:
http://debatablelands.org/blog/?p=3186

Coronation Largesse Basket from the Barony

Hello Debatable Lands!


The Coronation of Prince Gareth and Princess Juliana is coming up in shortly, on April 6th. It’s customary for our Barony to present the new King and Queen with a gift basket from our people. Not only does this showcase our most Excellent Artisans, but it also provides useful items to our new Royalty to use as gifts during Their Reign.


Items that are especially welcome are things our Royalty might gift to others, from order medallions to small pieces of jewelry, clothing accessories, incidentals like needle books, small blank notebooks, blank thank you cards, small feast items, bags or pouches, cording, and similar. Consumables are most welcome, but very well labeled, please. Anything you think is useful. Handmade or store bought or anything in between.


Please do label your items with your name if you’re comfortable doing so! We like to see lots of recognition of Debatable Landers!


We are also currently looking for a new Largesse Coordinator, as Lady Ashling has stepped down. Thank you to her for her wonderful years of service! VIVAT! If you are interested in Coordinating Coronation and Baronial Investiture Gift Baskets, please let us know! (It is not my forte…)


The Baron or I will be at the next Sunday practices, and Monday choir practice, the Business Meeting Wednesday, or we can arrange something else. Drop us a line if you’d like to arrange a largesse drop-off/pick-up: baroness@debatablelands.org or Facebook, and baron@debatablelands


Thank you!

In Levitate et Caritate
~Baroness Hilda

New Baronial Champions!

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

A&S Championship Display at 12th Night!

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. 

 

Links in the above message:
http://debatablelands.org/events/twelfth_night/2019/
http://www.larsdatter.com/ezdoc/

Thank You, from the Baron and Baroness

My Dear Barony,

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.

~Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

Demo — August 30 — Save the Date!

Dear friends —

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.