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/

Wonderful Weekend Works

Hello Debatable Lands!

This weekend was Coronation, and it was a wonderful one for the Debatable Lands!!

We welcome Duke Sven and Duchess Siobhan back into our fold as they completed their reign and saw Their Heir, Queen Anna Leigh invested as the Kingdom’s rightful sovereign. Magistra Luceta DiCosimo was vigiled and elevated to the Most Noble Order of the Laurel in her very own unique style that showcased her own “Worst Case Scenario” with I Genesii folk and friends, Eorl Sir Byron received his Sycamore for his work in the Moneyers Guild, Lady Kathryn Tanzel won an archery tourney, as did Lord Ronan. Comtesse Elena d’Artois was victorious in the Rapier Tourney. There was an Award of Arms for [[name redacted – let’s see if we can surprise them…]] Many of our folks received Golden Escarbuncles and recognition from the Kingdom  Brewers Guild for their work at the Aethelbar at Pennsic (see Madoc if you didn’t get yours!) Vivat to Mistress Arianna as she stepped down from the Kingdom Youth Marshal Office.

Many thanks to those that contributed to the lovely gift basket we were able to present to the Crown: Meesteress Odriana Vander Brugghe, Master Ishiyama, Master Annias, THL Muirgheal Heather H Cogan (who contributed quite a bit!), Mistress Myfanwy, and Don Jorundr.

I saw dozens of Debatable Landers there, participating with honor in the tournaments, supporting each other, working for each other, for the event, for the Royalty, and for the Kingdom. My dear Barony, you are truly the shining jewel of this Kingdom!!

PS: Apologies to those I missed – let me know!

In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda

Coronation Schedule

For those who need it, here is the Coronation schedule for this weekend:

Friday

5pm. Troll opens

Dusk. Glow Throw

Glow Shoot

Saturday

9:30am. Brunch begins

Auction drop offs start

10:00am. Morning Court…..Fencing Pavilion

11:30am. All inspections will commence right after court.

There will be a few venders

Archery Field opens

Thrown Weapons opens

12:00pm. Heavy Champs Tourney

Fencing Field opens

1:00pm. Youth Champs Tourney begins

Scribal Blank Competition (Heron Hall)

Brunch Ends

2:00pm. Social Media Q&A, main hall

4:00pm. Auction ends…..come get your loot

Fighting wraps up…..

5:00pm. Evening Court

6:30ish. Feast

Clean up immediately after

Finally……Please enjoy yourselves!

 

Sunday

 

12:00pm Site closed

Vigil of Luceta di Cosimo — September 29

On the 29th day of September, at the celebration of the Coronation of Anna Leigh and Harvest Raid XXV, a vigil shall occur so that THLady Luceta di Cosimo may prepare her answer to Our Majesties’ royal order that she contemplate elevation to the most noble Order of the Laurel.

We are seeking sustenance and refreshment for those offering to her their counsel and guidance. Any who would be pleased to create a food or beverage contribution, here is the information you need:

There will be cookies:
Luceta has requested a cookie table for her reception & vigil. If you are interested in contributing cookies, please contact THLady Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill at muirgheall@gmail.com. If you are able, please email her or pm her with your recipe so that she is able to have the ingredients listed on the table. Luceta would like to add your recipe to her vigil book; you may enter them or she would be happy to have them added for you! Please keep in mind that *nuts* *flowers* *seafood* are not welcome as ingredients, as Luceta is allergic.
Thank you from Muirgheal!

 

There will be food:
As I’m sure many of you already know, our wonderful Luceta DiCosimo will be sitting vigil for elevation to the Order of the Laurel at Harvest Raids the weekend of the 28th. In addition to a cookie table, coordinated by  Muirgheal, there will also be lots of non-cookie things to eat. I, Lady Kattera Doplerin, have a few specific things I’ll be making, and I will be coordinating the non-cookie offerings. There will be a gluten-free table as well. If you would like to contribute food, hands, or anything else related to consumption (the action, not the illness), please send me an email! I can be reached at LegbasCrossroad@gmail.com. Please keep in mind that *nuts* *flowers* *seafood* are not welcome as ingredients, as Luceta is allergic.
Thank you from Kattera!

If there are any who are not staying onsite, but wish to stay in the area, some are getting rooms at Hampton Inn & Suites Jamestown, 4 West Oak Hill Road, Jamestown, New York, 14701 1-716-484-7829.

For any who wish to help celebrate Luceta’s many arts by contributing aid and assistance, please contact the coordinator, that’s me, Elss of Augsburg at elss.of.augsburg@gmail.com. As we know, Luceta has many friends near and far, so please feel free to forward or share this missive as needed. Your contribution and assistance is greatly appreciated.

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In service,
THL Elss of Augsburg
Vigil Coordinator

Agincourt XII

It’s that time of year again, time to take up arms and prepare your A&S Entries for Agincourt XII!

The event will be held at Camp Bucoco 150 Bu Co Co Lane, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. The site will open at 4 p.m. Friday 19 October 2018 and everyone must be offsite by noon on Sunday, 21 October 2018.

Heavy Weapons Combatants and Fencers! Take the field and fight the battles as your ancestors did on this day. Noble combat shall rule the day until your arms ache from your weapons. Scenarios will include historic battles based on Agincourt.

And never fear, we WILL be having our famous Tavern Brawl, please considering bringing a parrying item. In previous years, we’ve seen giant turkey legs, mugs etc. Be creative as there will be a prize for the best tavern themed parrying item!!

We will also have Thrown Weapons, Archery, and Youth Fighting!

Artisans of our Sylvan Kingdom! We will be holding our popular yearly Arts and Sciences competition. This year our coordinator will be THL Luceta di Cosimo, who will be assisted by Lady Alianora. We are looking for both participants and judges. This is a perfect opportunity to enter your possible Ice Dragon entry and get feedback on it with plenty of time to act on that advice.

We will also have a salon so that you can gather with other Artisans and Scientists to hang out, share ideas, and share your excitement about your particular art or science.

This year we will also have classes! Mistress Graidhne ni Rua will be coordinating the classrooms. Come and share your knowledge with others. If you’re new to classroom-style teaching, this is a perfect opportunity to do so in a supportive and friendly environment.

We have some other things in store – including a Quest and Bardic Activities! This event has something for everyone, you won’t want to miss anything!

The food, as always, will be delicious and plentiful. The Head Cook is Maighster Liam mac an tSoir with assistance from Lady Arthes Macleod and Lady Alethea Cowle. If you have dietary needs/concerns, please contact Liam at medicmacintyre(at)gmail(dot)com.

Your autocrats for the day are Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr (aechirurgeon@gmail.com, 412.513.8331) and Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe (jenn.strobel@gmail.com, 412.486.0566).

The site is completely DRY.

The site does not allow pets but does allow service animals.

Registration Info:
The weekend registration (Fri, Sat. and Sunday) which includes Friday evening repast, lunch, and cabin space for both nights: Adult Event Registration $18.00, Adult Member Discount Registration $13.00, Children 0-5 free, Children age 6-17 $6.00. Feast is an additional $9.00.

Family Cap: All children after two are free. Does not include feast

PRE-REGISTER by 5 October and get $1 off each adult reservation in addition to the member discount!

Checks should be made payable to SCA-PA Inc.- Debatable Lands.
Please be sure to include the names and ages of the attendees that you are covering with your check.
Reservations:

Brandy Straub
236 Maryellen drive
North Versailles 15137
412.352.0978

There is a Facebook event created for this event, Agincourt XII.

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.

A and S — T-Shirt Designs Deadline Extended to TOMORROW!

The deadline for entering the competition for a new design for Baronial t-shirts is getting close!!

Remember: we are having a contest to find a new  design for T-shirts! The rules are:

* Designs may not be for a black or white shirt.
* Designs may not contain offensive images or text, no matter how period or funny.
* Designs can be one, two, three, or four colors. One possible design consideration may be the effect of multiple colors on the ultimate price of the T-shirt.
* Designs must be Barony-related, not kingdom or guild or other group.
* The winning design will exemplify the best attributes of the Barony: We are approachable, fun, open, friendly, and we value camaraderie and community.
* Entries can be submitted as .jpg files or .doc files to ansminister at debatablelands.org! , or on actual paper to Elss of Augsburg, Minister of A&S or to Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy Minister of A&S.
* Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EDT on June 30, 2018.

OK, OK —
you can also hand them in tomorrow at practice!

* The decision of the judges is final.
* Winning entry becomes the property of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands.
* Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate your entry. Do not hold the wrong end of a chainsaw. Dremels are not intended for use as a dental drill. Do not eat.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact me at ansminister at debatablelands.org
Good luck to everyone!
Elss Augsburg

Your New Champions!

Hello Debatable Lands!

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