Baronial Champions & Thanks

Congratulations to out newest Baronial A&S Champion, Alric Smith, who won with his humble, yet beautifully-made knife, and our second, Lady Lisabetta de Rossi, with her impressive Florentine Lady’s Outfit.

The theme our Lady Elinor chose for the competition was “Pastoral”, which she chose in the hopes that it would attract more entrants with articles from everyday life. She succeeded in her goal, and we were overjoyed to see so many first-time entrants not only in the display, but in the Baronial competition, as well. You didn’t make it easy for us, and we argued back and forth for a good while before deciding on our Champion!

Alric Smith’s knife, while at first glance a simple thing, truly demonstrated the amount of time and effort that goes into the creation of such a mundane item. He smelted the iron, forged the blade and crafted the scales before assembling the final product. Lady Lisabetta’s outfit was almost entirely handsewn, and not only featured fine stitching, but clever assembly, with hidden structure in the shoulders and excellent fit. She has graciously posted the documentation for her project here.

We also had a selection of knitted mittens from Ceindrech verch Elidir, wax tablets from Oyama Michiharu, clothes and accessories from Turlough Feolain and tallow candles rendered from deer by Finé Faílaín. Vivat to all of our skilled entrants, and we look forward to having Alric Smith represent us at Seven Pearls in September.

Shortly after 12th Night, the Stellar Tournaments resumed at our winter practice. February’s tournaments were fantastic to behold, with the winner of the Sun List being Lord Dagon the Ordained and the winner of the Moon List being Don Robert MacEwin of Thornhill. We’re excited to see who the March winners of the tournament are!

We also want to take this moment to thank Brehyres Muirgheal Inghean Dubhghaill for all her service these past many years as our Baronial Seneschal. We feel extremely lucky to have began our tenure with her wisdom and guidance. Our Barony is a better place because of her hard work.

In Service,
Baronessa Violeta de Valencia & Praetoria Aurelia Argentia Prima

Arts and Sciences on Display at Debatable Lands 12th Night

Here are photographs of more than a dozen entries in this year’s Debatable Lands 12th Night Arts and Sciences Display and Baronial Championship Competition (DL12NANSDBCC for short). My apologies if I missed your entry! Please contact me if that is the case. In addition to these excellent objects, many entries were accompanied by excellent research articles.

Alric Smith was the winner of the Championship competition and will represent the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands at the 7 Pearls event. The Honorable Lady Lisabetta (“Bess”) de Rossi has agreed to second Smith if he is unable to attend that event.

Mid-week archery practice is happening on Wednesday!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Do you wish you could practice your archery more than once a week? Well you’re in luck! This week on Wednesday June 14th from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Lord Godzimir the Golden will be holding another weekday evening archery practice at the Washington Boulevard site.

Come on out and sharpen your skills as we shoot until the sun goes down!

The Stellar Tournament series returns with the Sky List this Sunday!

This Sunday, April 23rd from 11am to 2pm, we will once again be holding archery practice at the Highland Park practice site. During this week’s practice we will also see the return of the Stellar Tournament series with the first Sky List of the season!

There will be a qualifier shoot happening from 11am until around 12:30pm and then the tournament will begin shortly after. Join us for a fun day of archery and competition as we determine who will be named the next Vindex Coelorum, the Defender of the Sky!

If you’d like to borrow our loaner gear please reach out to me via email at archerymarshal (at), or send me a message on Facebook or Discord, and I’ll make sure to bring a set for you.

Good luck to all competitors!

Kingdom A&S Champs This Weekend

Their Royal Highnesses, Arnthor Inn Sterki and Ceirech Na Hinnsi, are pleased to let it be known to all that they are looking forward to choose their Arts & Sciences Champions at the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship to be hosted by the the Barony of Rhydderich Hael this Saturday, October 22nd.

It’s too late to set up a virtual entry, but you can register an in-person entry if you show up first thing at the event.

The event is from 9am to 5pm, and it’s just a four-point-mumble hour drive up to Sanborn, NY if you want to day-trip it. More information:

Even if you aren’t entering, this is a great event to see what others in the Kingdom are working on, and some of the best arts and research the SCA has to offer.

Here’s the archery schedule for the next few weeks

Archers of the Debatable Lands! We’ve got some fun events coming up in the next few weeks. Here’s the schedule coming up:

Oct. 23rd – Mounted Archery Clinic – An introductory clinic for our archers to learn how to shoot from horesback! For more details, check the event page here.
***Regular archery practice for this week is canceled.***

Oct. 30th – Halloween Shoot! – Everyone is encouraged to wear your costumes and make and bring your own spooky targets. We’ll shoot at novelty ranges and come up with fun competitions for candy prizes!

Nov. 6th – Normal practice resumes!

Nov. 13th – Baronial Harvest Revel Social Meeting
***Regular archery practice for this week is canceled.***

Nov. 20th – Another regular practice. (Weather depending)

As always, if you need loaner gear or you have any questions you can reach out to me at

Archery practice is still on

Hello archers!

Archery practice is still happening today at the Washington Blvd practice site from 11am to 2pm. We’ll have to keep an eye on the weather and we may have to pack up early if the rain gets any lightning mixed in, but other than that it should be another fun day of shooting!

See you out there!