Calling all archers! MITs wanted!

Greetings archers of the Debatable Lands!

I am officially putting out a call for marshals-in-training for target archery in our Barony! Some of you have already reached out to me and some of you have already begun training, but I would like to get a definitive headcount of all who are interested in becoming marshals. The duties of an archery marshal include:

  • Inspecting participants’ equipment
  • Assisting in the setup and teardown of the range
  • Assisting the marshal-in-charge with calling the line
  • Ensuring all rules and safety standards are upheld
  • Submitting a quarterly report to the Kingdom Archery Marshal

The Marshal’s Handbook can be found on the Kingdom Earl Marshal page at marshal.aethelmearc.org. In the headings at the top of the page, the society wide handbook is under Society Rules and the Kingdom handbook is under Policies. All marshals and MITs must know both rulesets.

If you would like to be an archery marshal then please send me a message either via facebook, or via email at archerymarshal at debatablelands dot org.

*Note: You must be a member of the SCA with an active membership in order to be a marshal.

Thank you all for your interest in volunteering! See you on the range!

In service,
Ronan O Conaill
Captain of Archers, Debatable Lands

Another weekday evening archery practice tomorrow!

Archers of the Debatable Lands!

This Wednesday, June 1st from 5pm to 8pm we will be holding another weekday evening archery practice at the Washington Boulevard site. This continuation of our occasional weekday evening practice sessions will once again be led by Lord Godzimir the Golden. So come out and join everyone to enjoy an evening of archery!

Happy shooting!

Locals Receive A&S Recognition at War Practice

From the court report of Æthelmearc War Practice XXXI:

  • The Honorable Lady Shirin al-Sussiyya elevated into the Order of the Laurel
  • Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima inducted into the Order of the Fleur

Scrolls went out from the following local scribes:

  • Youth Champion scroll for Hjotr Sigvardison, calligraphy by The Honorable Lady Nichola Beese
  • Fleur promissory scroll for Baroness Elena de la Palma by The Honorable Lady Rachel Daliceaux
  • Award of Arms scroll for Natalia Nighteskias with illumination by Katrina Beese and calligraphy by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh
  • Millrind scroll for Lady Aaliz de Gant by The Honorable Lady Gesa von Wellenstein
  • Laurel scroll for The Honorable Lady Shirin al-Sussiyya by Lady Rose O’Tierrany
  • Pelican writ to Sir Michael of Northwood by Master Kieran MacRae
  • Laurel writ to The Honorable Lady Ottilige Rappoltsweiler by The Honorable Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima

My apologies if I missed anybody. Please let me know and I will add items to this list for the permanent record.

Archery practice happening this Tuesday evening!

Archers of the Debatable Lands!

This Tuesday, May 24th from 5pm to 8pm we will be holding a weekday evening archery practice at the Washington Boulevard site! To make up for missing practice today we will be holding a practice that evening led by Lord Godfrey de Bayeaux. So come out and join us to enjoy an evening of archery!

Hope to see you there!

Archery Practice tomorrow canceled

Greetings Debatable Lands!

Given that some of our equipment and a number of our marshals are at War Practice right now, I will not be holding practice tomorrow at Washington Blvd. I hope everyone in attendance at War Practice is having a blast!

On that note, congratulations to our own Lady Gredechin Mörin de Nordenberg for winning the distance shoot on Friday, and congratulations to the new Kingdom Archery Champion, Baron Snorri!

Vivat!
Ronan O Conaill

Iris Festival Arts and Sciences

There are two Arts and Sciences activities being run at next month’s Japanese Iris Festival event (June 4, 2022 – 121 Brady’s Run Rd, Beaver Falls, PA 15010).

The first is the Iron Comet A&S Competition. The competition has no theme, and accepts all types of projects. The competition is mandatory for anyone in the Iron Comet Challenge, but it is open to everyone. Anyone can win, but only those participating in the martial competitions will receive tournament points.

The second is the Festival A&S Display. The display is also open to any type of project, but projects displaying arts of Eastern Asia are encouraged. There are no points awarded, no judging, and no winner. Please bring all your most interesting, most useful, most attractive, and most intense projects to show. Research and instruction are not required, but we would love to see any supporting documentation if you have it, and enjoy having you answer questions about your work if you’re not busy elsewhere. You can display as many items as you wish, but if you need a lot of room please consider bringing your own tables and possibly your own shelter.

Both activities will be under shelter, but this event is primarily outdoors so please be prepared to protect your entries from stray raindrops and errant breezes. By site policy, no glass bottles are allowed.

You do not need to register your entries or display items ahead of time, but if you want to send email to let event staff know what you are bringing or if you have any questions, please contact “ansminister (at) debatablelands.org”.

Archery is back this Sunday!

Archers of the Debatable Lands!

This Sunday 04/17 archery practice is back at the Washington Boulevard park from 11am to 2pm! Spring has sprung, and now it’s time for us to return to the practice field to hone our skills.

Starting this Sunday we will be resuming weekly practices at the site. For more details see the Baronial calendar at: http://debatablelands.org/calendar.php

Hope we see you there!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill


All persons attending will need to provide either proof of vaccination, or a negative covid test done within the prior 72 hours. If you are fully vaccinated you are no longer required to wear a mask while outdoors. Anyone who is not fully vaccinated, including children aged 2 to 11, still must wear masks. If you have any questions regarding these policies, you can reach out to the Seneschal, or me.

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to try to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.