Good Luck to the Champions!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Please join us in wishing a hearty GOOD LUCK! to the Baronial Champions, as they compete against the best in the Kingdom’s Baronies at the Seven Pearls Championships tomorrow!

For Heavy Weapons, THL Bors of Rouen (seconded by THL Guillaume)
For Rapier, Don Jorundr hinn Rotinn (seconded by Mistress Irene)
For Archery, Lady Kathryn Tanzel (seconded by Mistress Arianna)
For Thrown Weapons, Lord Duncan MacCoulagh (seconded by Lord Ronan)
For A&S, Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima (seconded by THL Rachel)
For Bardic, Lady Beatrix Angelsey (seconded by Brehyres Gwendolyn)

Vivant!!

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

For those who are joining us on the sojourn to beautiful Delftwood, some additional information from the event staff:

Schedule for Seven Pearls Championships at Wildwood, Saturday, August 31
All competitions will take place in the field to the left beyond the clubhouse, except for the A&S.
9:00-10:30 Fencing
10:30-11:30 Thrown Weapons 
11:30-12:30 Heavy Weapons
12:30-1:00 A&S Judging (inside the clubhouse)
2:00-3:00 Archery
3:00-4:00 Bardic

Its the state fair weekend, so traffic gets very bad by 9am, check your route to avoid, or come early.

Full event Schedule:
Friday:
5:00 PM Site opens
6:00 PM Gate Opens
9:00 PM Gate closes

Saturday:
8:00 AM Gate reopens
9:00 AM Seven Pearls starts
9:30 AM Archery Inspections
10:00 AM Archery ranges open
11:00 AM Cash lunch opens
11:30 AM Thrown Weapons ranges open
1:00 PM Cash lunch closes
3:30 PM Gate closes
4:00 PM Ranges close and court set-up
5:00 PM Court
Feast is immediately following court

Sunday:
8:00 AM Gate reopens
10:00 AM Ranges open and Cast Iron Chef muster
11:00 AM Cast Iron Chef starts
11:15 PM Delftwood Thrown Weapons Champs
12:00 PM Gate closes
12:15 PM Delftwood Ratan Champs Tournament
1:00 PM Delftwood Archery Champs shoot
2:00 PM Cast Iron Chef ends
4:00 PM Ranges close
4:30 PM Court

Monday:
11:00 AM Site closes

Info on the Cast Iron Chef contest

There is a cash lunch and bar onsite. Please only consume alcohol purchased at the bar. They will be providing a variety of beer and wine to satisfy the SCAdian palette. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed, kept controlled over, and picked up after at all times. Please note, the site has two, very friendly dogs who roam the property.

The menu for Saturday evening feast is below. Please contact Lady Keira with any questions or allergies: sackleyperot@yahoo.com

On the table
Fine bread and GF bread
flour or GF flour, water, yeast, salt

Butter

Medicinal (honey) butter

Tudor Gherkins
water, white vinegar, salt, cucumbers, dill. thyme

Compost
celery root, parsnips, carrots, radishes, turnips, cabbage, pears, salt, vinegar, honey, anise seed, fennel seeds, saffron

Elizabethan pickled mushrooms
mushrooms, ginger, nutmeg, white grape juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, verjuice

Course the First 
Beef Roast with fruit sauce
beef, dried cherries, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg

Meat Pyes
crust or GF crust, beef or chicken, prunes, dates, raisins, vinegar, saffron

Barley Frumenty with roasted root vegetables (V)
barley, vegetable broth, turnips, carrots, sweet potato, parsnips, salt, saffron

Carrottes boyled
carrots, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt

Course the Second
Roast Chicken with Three Sauces 
citrus sauce (onion, lemon peel, orange
juice, lemon juice, GF bread crumbs, apple cider vinegar, salt)
carmeline sauce (almonds, currants, cinnamon, GF breadcrumbs, verjuice)
Elizabethan mustard (mustard seeds, onion, ginger, horseradish, sugar, apple cider vinegar

Ember Day Savory Quich (V)
crust or GF crust, parsley, cheddar cheese, onions (1 pie will be made without onions), eggs, butter, safron, salt, currants, sugar, mace

A Dish of Artichokes
artichokes, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, butter, vinegar

Course the Third
Jumbles (tudor spiced cookies)
flour or GF flour, caraway seed, aniseed, mace, butter, sugar, lemon zest, egg

Dried apples with honey 
apples, honey

Candie of Orange Pilles
orange peel, orange juice, sugar, rose water

Shrewsbury Shortbreads
flour or GF flour, sugar, butter, nutmeg, rose water

To Drink
Spiced Cider
apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, mace

Ice Water

Sekanjabin
honey, vinegar, mint

A Generous Gift

Yesterday at martial practice, Master John the Artificer gave to me four huge bags of fabric and clothing to pass on to our Gold Key. First, many thanks to him for bringing the things, which were part of Achren’s collection, and for donating them to the Barony.

Some of the fabric has gone to the Sewing Guild for scroll cases and other uses. Many thanks to Hara for helping sort the goods, it was a big job!

The rest of the fabric and trim will appear in the Auction for Desirable but Lost Stuff at Twelfth Night, so everyone will be able to bid on their favorites.

And there were some interesting items of garb in the bags, and my question is does Gold Key need any additional pieces? There are some larger size items and some children’s things, so maybe they will be of use. Nichola Beese to the white courtesy phone, please! Maybe we can get together and see if anything is of use for our newer members.

I can be reached at 724.759.3333 by text if anyone has questions, whether it be about the Auction, Gold Key, donations, or whatever.

Business Meeting Minutes

Thank you to everyone that made time to join us at the meeting last night. The Business meeting just after Pennsic is always in the middle of laundry and re-entry into the real world, so we’re not always at our most motivated.

I would like to congratulate Lady Arthes MacLeod on being re-affirmed as our Baronial Exchequer for another two-year term. It’s nice to know that we’re in good hands for another two years. Thank you for volunteering another two years and for your time and efforts over the last two years.

The next Barony Meeting will be on Sunday, 15 September 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at the Washington Blvd practice site. This is traditionally our newcomer meeting.

The next Business Meeting will be on Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 8:00 p.m. at Allegheny Unitarian Universalist Church on the North Side.

Minutes from the August 2019 Meeting

Corrected Minutes from the June 2019 Meeting (changes in blue)

7 Pearls Champs Info

Hello Debatable Lands, for those of you joining us at the Seven Pearls Championships, where the Kingdom’s Baronial Champions compete in Heavy Fighting, Rapier Fighting, Archery, Thrown Weapons, A&S and Bardic, some information from Delftwood’s Baroness Amalie:

The Seven Pearls Tournament at A Shoote in the Wyldwoode

August 30 @ 5:00 pm – September 2 @ 11:00 am

Hosted By: Barony of Delftwood

Royal Progress:King Queen Prince Princess

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NOTES: There are gravel roads and the rest is grass. There are steps up into the building. There will be a wheelchair accessible porta-potty onsite. Please only consume alcohol purchased at the bar. Dogs must be leashed, controlled, and cleaned up after at all times. Failure to comply could lead to the owner being asked to leave. The site has two, very friendly dogs that roam the property.

As the summer sun begins to set, please join the Barony of Delftwood for a Shoote in the Wyldwoode! There will be archery and thrown weapon’s galore, along with camping, merchants, a feast, and the Cast Iron Chef competition! Delftwood will also be hosting this year’s Seven Pearls Championship Competition. Their Excellencies, Amalie and Ixac, will be holding their archery, thrown weapons, and rattan championships on Sunday. The site opens Friday, August 30th at 5:00 PM and closes promptly at 11:00 AM on Monday, September 2nd, 2019.

There is a cash lunch and bar onsite. Please only consume alcohol purchased at the bar. They will be providing a variety of beer and wine to satisfy the SCAdian palette. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed, kept controlled over, and picked up after at all times. Failure to comply could lead to the owner being asked to leave. Please note, the site has two, very friendly dogs who roam the property.

The Event Stewards are Lady Glenna Cholmondeley (Glenna Chumbley) and Mistress Othindisa Bykona (Sarah LaMay) both of 607 Rowland St, Syracuse, NY 13204. Email: glennachumbley@yahoo.com or aebeelady@gmail.com . Phone: Glenna: 315-214-4179. Othindisa: 315-373-6842 (Sarah Jane LaMay on Facebook or text preferred).

The Head Cook is Lady Keara Caitlyn MacLeod (Suzanne Ackley-Perot). Please contact her with your allergies or any questions you have. Phone: 315-664-1588. Sackleyperot@yahoo.com

Merchant space is free, but you must pre-register. Requests can be sent to Othindisa at aebeelady@gmail.com. Please include your name, booth dimensions with ropes, and which side your booth opens up on. Only merchant tents are permitted to set-up in the merchant area. You will be asked to move if you are not selling.

Adult Registration (age 15+): $20.00

Adult Registration with member discount: $15.00

Youth (6-14): $5.00

Youth (5 and under): Free

Feast: Adult (age 15+): $8

Youth (6-14): $4

Youth (5 and under): Free

Camping for the weekend: $5 per Adult. Free for Youth. Reservations are greatly appreciated especially for feast.

The site is Wildwood Sports Center located at 5740 Fikes Rd, Memphis, NY 13112. Please note: Google maps will take you to the back of the center on Kester Road. Use Wildwood Sports Center as your destination to take you to the Fikes Road entrance or follow the directions below:

Directions to Wildwood Sports Center: For all points North, South and East find your best way to I-690 West out of central Syracuse for about 3 miles. Take I-695 (695 after about 1 mile will fork, stay to the right) and stay on the 695 to the end at Exit 6. Veer to the right towards Auburn. Merge onto Route 5 West towards Auburn. Stay on Route 5 for approximately 4 miles. Turn right onto Fikes Road. The site is less than a half mile on the right. For all points West, take I-90 to Exit 40 for Auburn/Weedsport exit. Turn right onto Route 34 towards Weedsport. Turn left onto Route 31B and take this to the end. Turn left onto Route 5 towards Elbridge. Continue through Elbridge and watch for the Ford dealership on the left. Fikes Road will be just after the dealership on the left. The site is less than a half mile on the right.

Please make the check out to “SCA NY Inc – Barony of Delftwood”. Send to Barony of Delftwood, P.O. Box 6694, Syracuse, NY 13217

Here is the 7 Pearls schedule for Saturday, along with who has agreed to marshal, and who the current 7 Pearls Champion is:

9:30-10:30 Fencing Marshal: Fergus Current Champ: Master Iago Benetiz, St. Swithin’s Bog

10:30-11:30 Thrown Weapons Marshal: Gytha Current Champ: Lord Meinulfr, Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands

11:30-12:30 Heavy Weapons Marshl: Yngvar Current Champ: THL Darri inn Valskr, Blackstone Mountain

12:30-1:00 A&S Judging Current Champ: Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen, Barony-Marche of Debatable Lands

1:00-2:00 Lunch/Sign Scrolls

2:00-3:00 Archery Marshal: Corwin Current Champ: Lady Wulflæd on Hehstaidesee, St. Swithin’s Bog

3:00-4:00 Bardic Current Champ: Lady Boudica of Thescorre, Thescorre

## THERE IS NO POTABLE WATER ON SITE FROM FAUCETS. The bar sells water, and there should be a large plastic cube that has drinkable water inside it near the site’s archery field.

Baronial Happenings at Pennsic!

Hello Debatable Lands! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Great Pennsic War, happening now! We hope set-up went well, and that you are or will be enjoying yourselves!
~Hilda and Brandubh

For your convenience, here is a list of activities at Pennsic of Baronial interest. (Those reading on the email list may want to click on the link to the blog post for a formatted version.)

Ceremonies and Courts
(Retainers needed, please)

  • Sat, 8/3, 5pm – Muster for Opening Ceremonies at AE Royal, N04. 5:30pm step-off for the procession (on the nose, not SCA time)
  • Sat, 8/3, 6pm – Opening Ceremonies, on the Battlefield by the Castle
  • Sun, 8/4, 5pm Baronial Reception, AE Royal
  • Sun, 8/4, around 7pm-ish, Baronial Court, AE Royal
  • Tues, 8/6, 5pm, muster for Kingdom Court, AE Royal
  • Tues, 8/6, 6pm, Royal Court, Great Hall (note that there will probably be other Royal Courts throughout the War)
  • Thurs, 8/8, 8pm, AEthelmearc Party, AE Royal
  • Fri, 8/9, after the battle (2pm-ish?) Closing Ceremonies, Battlefield

Known World Baronial Champs Events
(come cheer your champs!)

  • Sun, 8/4, 1pm-3pm, KW Baronial Archery Champs – yay, Kathryn!
  • Tues, 8/6, 12pm – 3pm – KW Baronial Youth Fighting Champs – yay, Xavier, Bree, and Ethan!
  • Tues, 8/6, 1pm-3pm – KW Baronial Thrown Weapons Champs – yay, Duncan!
  • Wed, 8/7, 9am-12pm – KW Baronial Heavy Combat Champs – yay, Bors! Blue and White lists
  • Wed, 8/7, 12pm – 3pm – KW Baronial Rapier Champs – yay, Jorundr! Blue and White lists.

Parties, Performances, and Other Happenings

  • Sun, 8/4, 5pm Baronial Reception and Court (7pm-ish), AE Royal , link to FB event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/687736711654599/ , and see also www.debatablelands.org.
  • Sun, 8/4, 9pm-ish, Baronial Bardic Circle in Memory of Rachmiel, Debatable Lands Camp, N10, Fletcher Rd , Link to FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/556713591526472/
  • Mon, 8/5, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Childrens Party, AE Royal
  • Mon, 8/5, 7:30pm – Debatable Choir performance, Performing Arts Pavilion
  • Mon, 8/5, 9pm, I Genesii performance, Performing Arts Pavilion
  • Tues, 8/6, 9pm, Count Jehan’s Golden Jubilee, AE Royal
  • Wed, 8/7, 3pm, Baronial Brewers Guild Meeting, Polyhymnia (Debatable Lands subcamp, N10, corner of Cariadocs and Chandlers)
  • Wed, 8/7, Seven Pearls Dinner (closed party, but volunteers for cooking and serving needed – dinner provided, contact Hilda for details)
  • Thurs, 8/8, 8pm, AEthelmearc Party, AE Royal
  • Fri, 8/9, 10am-4pm, AE Royal Teardown (please volunteer an hour or two)
  • Say, 8/10, 12pm-6pm, Baronial Camp Teardown

Order Meetings, Seneschal and Exchequer Meetings, War Points, and other Activities of Interest in the Kingdom can be found on the AE Periscope:
http://aethelmearc.org/ae-pennsic-xlviii-periscope/

New Page: Songs of the Barony

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Webminister! As mentioned at today’s Barony meeting, a new page has been added to the Baronial web site, containing songs that celebrate our beloved Barony!

The new page is located at http://www.debatablelands.org/songs/ or you can navigate to the page by either:

  1. Selecting “Songs of the Barony” from the “About” menu;
  2. Clicking on the “Resources” menu item and clicking the “Songs of the Barony” link under the “Baronial Links” section.

If you know of — or are moved to write! — any other pieces of Baronial music, please send them to the Webminister to have them added to the site.

Again, my thanks to the authors of the pieces, as well as those that helped our office collect them for publication to the site!

In Service,
亀島
Kameshima, Webminister

A&S Activity Round-up!

July is BOOMING with great opportunities for A&S fun. Here’s a round-up of some of the great plans that have been advertised:

Brewers Guild: July Brewers Guild meeting will take place tomorrow, July 10, at Alaric and Elsbeth’s house in the South Hills, starting at 7. We will be making sekanjabin for Pennsic using ingredients from their garden! RSVP appreciated

Woodworking Guild: Join us on Sunday, July 14th for the last Woodworking Guild Shop Day before Pennsic, in Ishiyama’s shop in Point Breeze, from 10am to 2pm.

Archers: This Thursday, July 11th, we will be having baronial archery practice AND an arrow making class at Lord Kumas’ house in Allison Park. Bring any arrow making supplies and a chair with you. Time: 6:30pm

Fiber Guild: This month the BMDL Fiber Guild is going on a field trip! On Friday July 12 at 7 pm we’re going to meet at the the Frick museum in Pittsburgh (not the NYC one) to look at and geek about their four early sixteenth century French and Flemish tapestries, and then look at some medieval paintings and artifacts in their collection. RSVP appreciated.

What else is going on? Any last minute pre-Pennsic workshops or fun activities? Send me a note and I’d be happy to distribute the info far and wide!

~Isabel

Largess Competition @ Bog 3 Day

Forwarded information concerning largess for Pennsic:

Greetings to all artisans of the sylvan lands of Æthelmearc. We will be holding a largess competition at Bog 3 day on Saturday 13th of July. This competition is focused on the Royal gift exchange at Pennsic. Our kingdom will be exchanging with the East and we need items for our basket. The items should be geared towards personal items for Their Majesties East Ozurr and Fortune. Their page for reference can be found here: https://of.eastkingdom.org/ 

Even if your item(s) are not personal, please consider them for the competition and the basket since I know there is little time to prepare. Let’s all show the East the true glory of our fabolous artisans and that Æthelmearc truly is a force to be reckoned with.

In service to the dream,

THL Phelippe “Pippi” Ulfsdotter

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