KWHSS: Two Weeks Away!

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez!

Two weeks until we open the doors for KWHSS!  We are looking forward to welcoming you!

The deadline for the discounted event registration is May 31, 2018.  Send your reservations to THLady Hara.  The information can be found on the main event page:  http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/index.php

Would you like to take a souvenir of KWHSS home with you?  THLady Raven is making commemorative tote bags available.  See the web page at: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/tote.php

Are you flying in to the Pittsburgh International Airport and would like us to help coordinate transportation?  If so, please see our transportation page:  http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/transportation.php

Name Tags!  We can prepare your name tag before you arrive.  Please send an image of your armory, SCA Name, Heraldic or Scribal Title (if any), and your Kingdom to THLady Edana the Red (edana4242@gmail.com).

We have organized a field trip to the CMU Hunt Library in Friday afternoon.  If you are planning to attend please sign up by June 5, 2018 so we can let them know how many to expect (limited to 20): http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/field.php

Classes!  Thank you to all the teachers who signed up to teach (from 12 different kingdoms).  We have 82 hours of classes on a wide variety of heraldic and scribal topics:   http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/classlist.php

Stay tuned!  As always, if there any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us at KWHSSEventSteward@aeheralds.net

In Service,
Baron Alaric & THLRaven
Event Stewards KWHSS 2018

KWHSS: Upcoming Deadlines

Oyez, Oyez!
Some more information and updates for the KWHSS event!
IMPORTANT: The deadline for reserving a hotel room in the room block is tomorrow (May 17th, 2018). If the hotel reservation website says there aren’t any available please contact the event stewards at KWHSSEventSteward@aeheralds.net so they can ask the hotel to add some rooms to the block. After tomorrow, please contact the hotel directly. Rooms can be reserved from the link on our hotel page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/hotel.php
We have added information about other activities at the event. Please see the page on our website: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/activities.php
If you need help coordinating transportation to / from the airport or the Friday reception, please see our transportation page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/transportation.php
Are you planning to teach a class? If so, please sign up before May 24th, 2018 from our classes information page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/classlist.php You can also check out the planned classes as well!
Have you made your reservation yet? The deadline for the discounted pre-registered rate for the event is May 31st, 2018. Registering early helps us plan for lunch.
Field Trip!!! For those arriving earlier on Friday we have arranged some time at the Hunt Library of Carnegie Mellon University. Check out the field trip page: http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/field.php
Stay tuned for further updates!
In Service,
Baron Alaric and THLady Raven
Event Stewards KWHSS 2018

War Practice Info – Unofficial

Hello Debatable Lands!

The Shire of Steltonwald’s War Practice Staff has been posting some updates on Facebook (and other media, too). For those of you not on that venue, here is what I know (I am only gathering, this is not official at all…apologies for any inaccuracies, please comment if you see one):

Official War Practice Webpage

Gate Info
-For most of it, see link above.
-This year, you will pay by the day you arrive, regardless of whether you are camping.
-RVs: “There is an area on the serengeti behind troll. If you plan to hookup to electric an sewers there is a 10 dollar per day fee. just let troll know when you arrive”
-No one will be admitted after 3pm Saturday. (This is not a change from previous years)

Meetings 
The Order Meeting tent is in the Woodland Watch Camp (which is where AE Royal is this year). West of the old barn/campstore, sort of the top of Runestone Hill nearish to the gate to Curry Road

Order of the Laurel: 9am- 10am (update: no meeting)
Order of the Millrind: 12pm-1pm, Saturday
Order of the Fleur: 1pm-2pm, Saturday
Chatelaine’s Meeting: 3pm -4pm, Saturday

Curia: 10am, Sunday, A&S Pavilion (where Chirurgeons Point is at Pennsic)

AA meeting: down at the lake by Willow Point on Saturday from 8:00-9:00 am Saturday. Blue and yellow marquee. (Privately run)

Food
-Breakfast: In the Bathhouse this year, I believe
Saturday & Sunday 7:30am-1:30pm (free – run by the Scribes)
Food Merchants: Beast & Boar, and Coopers Store

Class List & Activities
There is an A&S village at the pavilion where the Chirurgeons are at Pennsic:
-There is only one pavillion; using the four corners it will allow up to 4 different activities happening at once.
-There are 3 A&S tents, they will have banners letting you know if it’s Tent 1, 2 or 3.
-There are 2 scribal tents. On Friday one will have scribal classes. On Saturday will be Scribal banner painting in one, scribal playtime/lutrell psalter competition in the other.
-For those wishing to have an artisan’s playtime, we have lots of room for byo tents & pavillions

Class List: Time Sheet
Class Descriptions

WP Classes Sortable (Hilda) (NOT official; I just wanted a sortable list)

Princess Anna Leigh’s Beverage Showcase & Social: Friday 6:30
Grand Ball: Friday Night, Great Hall, 7pm  (See below)
Scribal Playtime, 11am-3pm Saturday (See below)
Scarlet Apron Competition: 11am-4pm (See below)
Royal Court – 6pm Saturday, Great Hall (set-up at 5pm)
I Genesii – Saturday night, Great Hall

6 Hour Class Challenge (See below)

Martial Activities
Heavy: 6pm – 8pm Friday, field, Gage Meet n Beat
Heavy: 10-man Melee, 11am Saturday, field  (sign up at 10am) (see below)
Heavy: noon-5pm Saturday, field, melee, various scenarios
Heavy: 5:15 pm Saturday, field, Finns Speed tourney
MOL/Inspections: Friday 5pm-7pm and Saturday 9am – 1pm
Siege: Inspections 9am to 11am Saturday, field (see below)
Youth Fighting: Kingdom Championship, 10am Saturday, list opens 9am
Rapier: 6:30pm Friday, tourney (rapier and C&T pools)
Rapier: Saturday: lots of melee
Thrown Weapons: Update: New location is behind the Great Hall
Archery: Update: New location is behind the Great Hall

Pelican Vigil & Reception
-THL Ursula – send-off on field Friday night 7pm, vigil to follow at Woodland Watch camp
-Mistress Antoinette –  reception in the Scribal tents after court

Merchant List
Feed the Ravens
Black Moon Traders
Little Crystal Bijoux
Crafty Celts
The Basket Man
Little Dragon’s Horde
Munitions Grade Arms
Red Falcon
BadAss Garb
A Case of Random
Story Tellers Candles
Knights of the Classroom
Earthly Leather Designs
LeEllen Expressions
Logs Bogs and more
UnCommon Clay
Pillage Village
Miller Crossings
Miriam’s yarn

In Levitate et Caritate
Baroness Hilda

 

Grand Ball
Good Gentles!

here are the dances planned for the War Practice Grand Ball in random order:

War Bransle (naturally)
maltese bransle (sca)
official bransle
horse’s bransle
montarde bransle
charlotte bransle
pease bransle
washerwoman’s bransle
petit vriens
amoroso (long version)
gracca amorosa
bizzaria d’amore
rostiboli gioioso
rufty tufty
black nag
sellenger’s round
new boe peep
gathering peascods
picking of sticks
chestnut
new yer’s de tribus
ly bens distonys (long version)
grene gynger
black almain
anello
belle qui
heart’s ease
jenny plucked pears
petit rose

*most dances will be taught immediately before we do them.*

AND! Lady Lelija Barnasiewicz-tancerka will be leading the early, Children’s portion of the Ball. Children of all ages are invited to bring their parents and enjoy the special “re-creations” of period dance.

There will be refreshments for all!

Come by to dance, snack, watch or all of the above. You’ll find us in the Great Hall Friday evening.

Scarlet Apron

Good Gentles!

War Practice is finally upon us, and with it comes the time to choose AEthelmearc’s new Scarlet Apron Champion!

This year’s entrants have risen to the challenge to recreate period food preservation methods and recipes. Now, they look not only to our judges, but to you, the Populace, to let them know how they did!

Sign-In for Entrants will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, May 19, in the Great Hall (Look for the Scarlet Apron signs). While the competition is open to judges only from noon until 1:30 PM, once that time period is over, we welcome the Populace to visit us, and vote for your favorite entry! The entry with the most votes by the end of the competition wins a prize!

The Populace in attendance is encouraged to visit the Scarlet Apron, view and sample the entries, and cast their vote from 1:30 PM until 3:30 PM. The winners will be announced in court later that evening.

As always, if there are any questions, please contact the competition coordinator, Edelvrouw Lijsbet de Keukere, using Email (lijsbet(DOT)vandelfthout(AT)gmail(DOT)com), or Facebook Messenger **PREFERRED** (Keirin Lazauskas-Ralff).

We can’t wait to see you this weekend!

11:00 AM On-site Sign-in Opens for Entrants
• Entrants drop off their food items and documentation

12:00 PM Anonymous Judging Opens
• Judges will have the opportunity to experience and assess each entry based on only what has been set on the table.
• Entrants and members of the populace are asked to wait until after this period to come and interact with the display.

1:30 PM Anonymous Judging Closes;
Entrant-Judge Meet & Greet Opens;
Competition Viewing Opens to the Populace
• Entrants are invited to return to sit with their entries at this time. Judges can take this opportunity to interact with the entrants one-on-one to clarify or elaborate on anything they may have questions about before completing their scoring.
• The populace is invited to view and sample the remaining portions of each entry, and vote for their favorite to win Populace Choice.

3:30 PM Entrant-Judge Meet & Greet Closes;
Populace Viewing Closes;
All Judging & Feedback Forms are due back to the Sign-In Table for score tallying
• Judges should submit all of their scored feedback forms by this time so they can be tallied.
• Populace Choice tokens will also be counted at this time.

4:00 PM Entry Pick-Up
• All entries, including empty containers, must be removed by this time to facilitate an easy clean-up for Court.

 

10-Man Melee
On Saturday May 19th, 11:00am at AEthelmearc War Practice we will be hosting our Annual 10-man Unbelted Melee Tournament.
Sign-ups starts at 10am, all teams must be signed up, inspected, and ready to go at 10:45am. We have a limited window before the rest of the day’s activities.
Rules are as follows:
– Format will be round-robin, subject to change depending on the number of teams
– Winning team has the best record after the round-robin
– First place tie will result in a one fight sudden death bout (continuation rule 113d)
– Winner gets bragging rights and might get a chance to fight a 10 man chiv team….
– Participants cannot be members of the order of chivalry
– Maximum of 10 fighters on the field for each team
– Alternates are allowed, but no substitutions during a bout
– Fighters cannot be on multiple teams
– No combat archery
– Ok….no siege engines either…..
– Thrown weapons ARE allowed
– All other combat conventions will follow kingdom standards
Contact me if you have any questions.
Start forming your teams today!!!!
So….who wants some?
Maynard 

Heavy Schedule Details

Greetings!

The following is the current schedule for the heavy fighting at this years War Practice.

Friday May 18

MOL/Inspection point open from 5 pm-7pm as needed

6pm -8 pm. Gage Meet n Beat

Saturday May 19

MOL/ Inspection Point 9 am -1 pm or as needed

10-1045am team sign ins for 10 man unbelt tourney

11am 10 Man unbelt tourney

Noon-5 Melee fighting, various scenarios

5:15 pm Finn’s Speed Round Tourney

As in all things Scadian, our fighting schedule is fluid, we will attempt to stay on schedule as best as possible. It is called Scadian Time for a reason, plan accordingly.

(Event Reciept, Auth Cards and Identification required at MOL point)

We as always need assistance on the field from Our field marshals. If you want to help out, contact me privately so I can add you to the list.

If you need anything added or edited, please contact me privately so I can keep our schedule current!

Regards,
Syr Thorgrim
MIC

Siege Inspections
Siege Inspections for AEthelmearc War Practice will be held on the battlefield from 9am – 11am (hard stop time at 11am due to the 10 man unbelt tourney, NO INSPECTION WILL BE STARTED AFTER 10:30AM). Please plan accordingly.
Siege will definitely occur in the bridge battles, and probably in the broken field battles.
Please share with your crews. If you are able to volunteer your time as a marshal, please let me know.
Thank you in advance,
Rosalia

From Mistress Antionette
War Practice will be here soon and we have a few fun things going on for scribes!Scribal Playtime (Saturday 11-3) will focus on completing the painted banners we began at our Retreat in March. Mistress Alicia has a spiffy Luttrell Psalter scroll blank contest happening- same time frame as Scribal Playtime. We have wonderful volunteers to cover the Playtime, but 3 of them have received their Fleur recently and would like to attend their FIRST FLEUR meeting at War Practice. So, we will need a few volunteers for Scribal Playtime beginning around 1:00. If you can pitch hit, send me an IM as soon as you can. Both of our Scribal tents will be up and running, if you have a scribal project you would like to work on, bring it!, we have a tent designated Saturday, all day for just this purpose.
Our Scribal Retreat in March- Wow!, we were busting out at the edges and from our Survey results we know that the Scribes would like to ~rinse and repeat~ in 2019. However, we are going to need to fund raise and Steltonwald has graciously offered us our first big opportunity to do so at War Practice. We will be serving up Breakfast on Saturday 7:30-1:30 and Sunday 7:30-1:30 We have a few people designated to help but we could use a few more volunteers. No cooking required. If scribes are uninterested in fundraising, there may not be a Retreat next year. Please IM me with a day and time ( 1 hour is fine) that you can help out w Breakfast.
Last fun thing, I will be elevated to the Pelican in evening Court at War Practice, no vigil, but we will have a reception in the Scribal tents after court. All scribes are welcome, remember ~Once a scribe, always part of the Tribe.

6 Hour Class Challenge
Back by popular demand- The 6 hour class challenge! For those of you serious about learning, pick up a passport at troll. When they’re gone they’re gone, but we trust your honor to keep track. For those who succeed, be sure to join the audience at Æthelmearc Court to come forward, be recognized and receive your token! Remember it’s 6 hours, not six classes, and don’t miss out on the workshops! Special thank you to Edana the Red for creating both the token & the passport again this year.

KWHSS: From the Librarian

 Hello, everyone. Are you planning to come to KWHSS outside of Pittsburgh this June? Do you own any amazing books that you’d like to share with your scribal or heraldic friends? Please bring us your amazing books!

Our Library is looking for generous people willing to loan their amazing resources for everyone’s perusal. Check out our Library page and consider bringing some of your treasures for all to benefit from. You can check the list to see who is bringing what so that you don’t end up bringing a Grand Hours in your suitcase when you don’t have to. Thank you!!!

http://debatablelands.org/KWHS/scriballibrary.php

THLady Rachel Dalicieux

How Do I Get There From Here?

In the near future, there are two events that will be held at different locations — this weekend’s Barony Meeting will be at fighter practice (See http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/), and the Enhanced Archery Practice on April 22nd will be held at the Castle.

There is a good chance that if you don’t have a car, these will be difficult to get to. However, many fighters, fencers, archers, and other folks will be coming from all around the area to attend these meetings. So why not catch a ride?

If you are on Facebook, then you can subscribe to the BMDL Ride Board at https://www.facebook.com/groups/138059386320162/ and post there to see if anyone near you will be able to give you a ride. Of course, you can always post to the Unofficial Populace Discussion Page (https://www.facebook.com/groups/DebatableLands/) or send an email to Sca-bmdl@lists.andrew.cmu.edu .

Give it a try, we’d love to see you!

 

Tavern in the Park – Vivant!

Cheers to all of you who worked to bring this Tavern event to life. The tavern was so much fun because of these people:

ZIANNA BEGUY URDINA DE ZABALETA who trolled everyone in with help from Cassandra Matis, Nichola Beese, Joe Feil, Chrissy Feil, and Casey Redmane;

BARON BRANDUBH Ó DONNGHAILE whose presence was much appreciated and his herald, KIERAN MACRAE, who kazoo-ed open the court; BARONESS HILDERUN HUGELMANN, we missed you!

ELSBETH ANNE ROTH who staffed a busy heraldic consult table;

AIBELL INGEN CHERNACHAIN who provided amusement with family activities;

BUGGA BILIBIT who led a Pilgrimage singing practice and GWENDOLYN THE GRACEFUL who knows and sings all the songs at the Bardic Circle (even the one about the Haggis!);

An extra Vivant for these first-time event staffers:

ELSA TALIARD my co-autocrat, who backed me up and also made sure the lodge was clean at the end of the day with help from Raven Whitehart, Eilionora inghean an Bhairdis, Ihala Auvinen, Ceindrech verch Elidir, Amanda Bowen, and Gwendolyn the Graceful;

EILIONORA INGHEAN AN BHAIRD developed challenging A&S competitions and offered display spaces for our arists;

IHALA AUVINEN who created a hearth-side bardic semi-circle and arranged for singers to lead us in our favorite songs;

RONAN O’CONALL organized the adult beverages so many of us enjoyed – mmmmm, mead;

EMILY FORNEY who brought in two merchants of wonderful goods, and who not only has never helped at an event before, but also has never attended an event before – really?

KATTERA DOPLERIN while not new to cooking, was head cook for the first time, and made terrific food that deftly avoided everyone’s food issues.

To all of you, I say again, many, many thanks!

If I did not list someone by name or deed, please know that the fault is mine, but that everyone’s assistance is most gratefully appreciated. Please let me know who has been omitted so that I may render thanks where it is due.

Yours in Service to the Barony,
Elss of Augsburg

Tavern in the Park – Schedule

East Room
10:00 – 4:00 Heraldic Consultation Table Opens
11:00 – 12:00 Pilgrimage Singing
12:00 – 2:00 Break for Sideboard Luncheon
2:00 – 4:00 Bardic Circle

Main Room
   10:00      Site opens Welcome! Remember to visit the troll!
                   Set up your A&S items in the Main Room
1:00 – 2:00 Sit with your A&S and talk with visitors
3:00 – 4:00 Judging of A&S projects
    5:00        Winners announced at Court

West Room
10:00 – 4:00 Merchants’ Area

Downstairs
11:00 – 4:00 Tavern Opens
11:00 – 4:00 Family Activities for young and old
12:00 – 3:00 Pub Luncheon

All times are Scadian times, and therefore subject to change.

Tavern in the Park – Tomorrow!

  1. For maximum comfort, bring your own chair.
  2. Grab your feast gear and enjoy the lunch !
    (and a plastic bag to take the dirty dishes home in.)
  3. Carry a mug and visit Madoc and the Tavern downstairs!
  4. Got a favorite song? Come to the Bardic Circle and we’ll sing it. Bring an instrument if you’ve got one.
  5. Pack an adult beverage if you are inclined to do so;
    this is a *wet* site.
  6. Enter an A&S project into one of the competitions or bring something for the Table of Fail.
  7. Peruse the A&S exhibits and talk to the artists.
  8. Visit the Heraldic Consultation table for help with a name or arms.
  9. Join the Brute Squad! Strong arms are needed in the morning and at the end of the event to move tables and things. Check with the co-autocrats (Elss and Elsa) for assignment.
  10. Shop! Visit the merchants and get a Valentine’s Day gift for someone special.

http://debatablelands.org/events/2018-02-10%20Tavern%20in%20the%20Park.php

Tavern in the Park – Family Activities

Greetings to the younger populace of the Barony!

Make sure to visit the Family Activities table downstairs during the Tavern event!

11am: Mosaics (Stepping Stones) For Youth
(Parents/Guardians need to be involved with this activity)

Free Time: Activities will be left on the table for youth to do by themselves

2pm: Mosaics for Teens/Adults
(Teens get first choice, Adults “as come” on the basis of supplies left over)

Free Time until 4 pm

-Lady Aibell ingen Chernachain – Chancellor Minor BMDL