Henry VIII – Tonight!

It’s Shakespeare Movie Night TONIGHT! We will show Henry VIII
(BBC Production) starting at 8:15pm, followed by a chat after the movie.
This showing will be online only.

He was a man of an unbounded stomach. This performance features the BBC
Production. We hope to see you there! Watch from the comfort of your living
room via the AEther.

Please contact Alaric at alaric (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom room
information (or see the linked document). He can also be reached via DM on
Discord (Alaric#9264). Get your information before the movie starts, if
possible, as Alaric is also watching and might not see your request to join
right away.

Archery joins the Stellar Tourney this Sunday!

Archers of the Debatable Lands,

As you’ve no doubt already heard, this Sunday a new list will be added to the Stellar Tourney! We have a Defender of the Sun and a Defender of the Moon. Now we seek to name a Defender of the Sky! And who better to defend the sky than the archers?

Join us at the Washington Boulevard site on Sunday August 15th at 11:00am as we hold our usual practice. Then around 12:45 we will shut down the range and begin the tournament at 1:00pm. All are welcome to compete!

The format of the Sky List tournament (like the format for all of our archery championships) is a surprise and the targets and rules will be different every month, so be ready for anything. See if you have what it takes to become the Debatable Lands Defender of the Sky!

If you have any questions or if you would like to request loaner gear please email me at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
Captain of Archers

***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.***

Don’t Forget – Stellar Tourney THIS Sunday, 8/15!

Reminder that we will have both the Sky List (Archery) and Sun List (Heavy Fighting) THIS Sunday, August 15th!

The Inaugural Sky List will happen during archer practice between 11am and 1:30ish. More details are coming in a separate post. (So exciting!)

The Sun List will be set up at 3pm and begin around 3:30pm at our Washington Blvd practice site near the Pittsburgh Zoo.

ALL Debatable Landers AND our neighbors are welcome! It’s for everyone to practice tourneys! We welcome and ask for participation from fighters/archers, MOLs, martials, heralds, consorts, and spectators.

See you there!

Stellar Tourney This Sunday, 8/8 – Moon List (Rapier)

Hello Debatable Lands, and Salve Accolens!

Calling all Rapier Fighters! Our monthly at-practice Tournaments continue at Rapier Practice this Sunday, August 8th! Tourney will be later in the afternoon.

Join us for the Moon List (Rapier) as we name the next Vindex Lunae – Defender of the Moon!

All are invited to participate, including our neighbors! We also invite any heralds and marshals to come practice your skills, and any MoL’s to join Lady Vika to get some tourney practice under your belts, too!

Format will be like QRC: Round robin into single elimination. Format and timing subject to change depending on participant level or weather.

Looking for another type of Stellar Tourney? Never fear! Here are the next ones (more details to follow):
Sun List (Rattan) – August 15th – afternoon
Sky List (Archery) – August 15th – midday – Inaugural shoot!

In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda,

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.

Archery Practice Tomorrow!

Archery practice at the Washington Boulevard site will take place again tomorrow from 11am – 2pm! As always the site and schedule details can be found on the Baronial calendar at http://debatablelands.org/calendar.php.

If you require loaner gear please reach out to me via email at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org.

Yours in service,

Rónán

***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.***

Stellar Tournament Today, 6/13 – Rapier!

Hello Debatable Lands and Neighbors! Salve Accolens!

The Moon List (Rapier list) of  The Stellar Tournament is happening today, June 13th, at around 4pm at practice at the Washington Blvd practice site!

ALL are welcome to enter – from any lands, and any skill level.

This monthly Tournament will be held once a month at the Baronial practice, and the winner in the rapier list shall be named Defender of the Moon. The rapier format will be round robin into single elimination (subject to variations).

Please note that, while we are humbled and excited to be participating today, we’d like to emphasize the practice aspect for the month of June. The Moon is finally breaking through the clouds of plague! But it has been a long period of inactivity in our lands. Please remember to take it slow, knock the rust off thoughtfully, and listen to your bodies!

(Also note that the weather forecast is uncertain today. Should there be thunderstorms and practice cancelled, the Inaugural Moon List of the Stellar Tournament will be postponed until July.)

Can’t wait to see you there!

In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda

P.S.: With many thanks to Master Kieran and THL Guillaume, whose brainchild this is and who are steering its path; Don Jorundr, our Rapier Marshal; Lady Vika, our MOL; Mistress Irene for her thoughtful contributions; and to THL Gesa and Master Annais for creating the beautiful regalia.

Also:
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.

Announcing the Inaugural Stellar Tourney THIS Sunday, 6/6!

Hello Debatable Lands and Neighbors! Salve Accolens!

A new day is dawning! I am so pleased and humbled to be sponsoring our new premier local fighting tournament – The Stellar Tournament!

ALL are welcome to enter – from any lands, and any skill level.

This monthly Tournament will be held once a month at the Baronial practice, and the winner in the heavy list shall be named Defender of the Sun. The winner in the rapier list shall be named Defender of the Moon.

The first heavy list in the Stellar Tournaments will be THIS Sunday, June 6th, at practice at the Washington Blvd parklet, at 3pm. All Sun (heavy) list formats will be traditional double elimination, in the style of Crown Tourneys and Kingdom Champs. Click HERE for more details.

Heralds & Marshals, here is also your time to shine! Should you have a mind to, please come and practice your arts, as well! MOLs, here’s your chance to practice double elim at a local level! (See our Baronial MOL, Lady Vika, to volunteer.)

The first rapier list (Moon list) and format will be announced at a later date. Rapier fighters and others interested in the monthly Stellar Tournaments should reach out to Baroness Hilda with ideas and suggestions.

Can’t wait to see you there!

In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda

P.S.: With many thanks to Master Kieran and THL Guillaume, whose brainchild this is and who are steering its path; THL Robert, our Knight Marshal; Lady Vika, our MOL; to THL Gesa and Master Annais for creating absolutely beautiful regalia; and to Forveleth for volunteering to create scrolls for the inaugural Defenders of the Sun and Moon.

Also:
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.

Archery returns to Washington Blvd!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Yes, the rumors are true! This weekend, May 23rd from 10:30am – 1:30pm, archery practice will resume at the Washington Blvd martial practice site! (Google Maps Link)

We will still be using our pandemic protocols, so masks must be worn at all times, the shooting line will be spaced in 6ft. increments, there will be no sharing equipment, and loaner gear must be requested ahead of time. Please provide your own water.

Additionally, practice will end at exactly 1:30 in order to make room for the fighters now that the parking lot is smaller.

If you have any questions or if you would like to reserve a set of loaner gear you can email me at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Archery practice is on for tomorrow!

Archers! Practice will take place once again at the same location tomorrow, May 16th from 11am – 2pm.

I know there has been good news lately about resuming fighter practices at the Washington Blvd site, but for at least this week we will still be hosting archery practice at the home of Kieran and Odriana while we work out the logistics of returning to the park.

Until then details about the address for practice, reserving loaner gear, and pandemic rules can now be found on our website! Go to http://debatablelands.org/martial/archery.php for more details.

And as always, if you have any questions you can email me at archerymarshal (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

No Archery Practice This Weekend

Greetings BMDL archers. Practice is canceled for this Sunday, May 9th. We’re going to take this time off to repair our equipment, update the website, and hug our moms! (If you can do so safely.)

We’ll be back at it again on Sunday, May 16th.

Have a happy Mother’s Day!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers