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

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.

New Baronial Champions!

Choosing Baronial Champions is always difficult, particularly for the peaceful arts. This past Saturday at 12th Night, our Artisans, Scientists and Bards came out in force, and showered the Barony with their gifts of art.

The Baronial Bardic Competition had a record 11 entrants, and had the audience in tears of both sorrow and laughter. The Arts & Sciences Display was a wonder to behold, and included beginners to Laurels, some very impressive documentation, and all the works displayed were representative of the talent of our bright A&S Community. Without further ado:

Your New Baronial Bard: Lady Beatrix of Anglesey
Seconded by: Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful

Your New A&S Champion: Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima
Seconded by: The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux

Vivant the New Champions, seconds, outgoing Champions (Mistress Fredeburg and Mistress Arianna), and all those gentles who put themselves forth for consideration!

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

A&S Championship Display at 12th Night!

We are so excited and honored to be selecting the new Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion this Saturday at Debatable Lands 12th Night!

All Artisans are invited to create a Display, to assist the Baron and Baroness in choosing this year’s Arts & Sciences Champion. Finished or in progress, bring your best! We have the best artisans in the Kingdom – let’s remind them!

You may display as many or as few works as you like, in any (safe) way, with as much documentation as you like, in any form. If you’d like to be considered for Champion without displaying, please let our outgoing champion, Mistress Fredeburg, know, and you will be considered.  People with large displays should consider bringing their own small table if possible. You may send your display with someone else if you cannot be there Saturday. More recent works and (at least some) documentation are encouraged. Good luck!

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


Note: This display is to assist in Champion selection and is not a competition. Nothing displayed on 1/12/2019 will have been entered into a competition. We are selecting a Champion and are not judging individual works. 

 

Links in the above message:
http://debatablelands.org/events/twelfth_night/2019/
http://www.larsdatter.com/ezdoc/

Harvest Revel Barony Meeting this Sunday!

Sunday, November 11th, from 11am to 4pm
755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford

Join us for a celebration of the autumn at Eorl Byron and Countess Sir Ariella’s castle in Wexford (755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford, PA). A big thanks to them for opening their home to us again! And what better way to celebrate than thwacking, tossing, singing and PIE! That’s right, we’ll have fighting (heavy and youth), thrown weapons, and archery, plus throwing pumpkins from the parapets (BYOP, no rotten ones – learned that the hard way!).
 
PIE!
The categories this this for the pie contest are (drumroll…) Period Pie, Traditional Pie and Whimsical Pie!!!
 
Make sure to bring enough or cut it small, since the judges are YOU! Yes, it’s a populace vote (tokens in a cup)! Each meeting attendee gets 3 tokens and can vote once per category. Gluten free pies always go over well if you are so inclined. The prize is GLORY (and maybe some trinket or two)!!
 
And if you’ve never encountered the Debatable Lands Harvest Revel Meeting PIE contest before – just about anything counts as pie, if you can name it pie…. “Pumpkin roll? Spatially challenged pie. Cookies? Crustless mini-pies. Pork roast? Deconstructed meat pie. Deviled eggs? Cursed baby chicken pies. BRING IT ALL!
BREWERS ROUNDTABLE
Our Brewing Guildmistress is hosting a Brewers Rountable. The goal of this roundtable is to learn about different beverages – how they taste, how they are made, and what people have learned through the process. Period is preferred, but not at all required. Some level of process documentation is preferred, but not required. Email brewing@debatablelands.org for questions/info.
There will also be a bake sale fundraiser (non-SCA funds) to benefit the local brewers, so bring cash if you are interested in delicious baked goods!
MONEYERS’ GUILD
The AEthelmearc Moneyer’s Guild will also be meeting sometime during the day.
 
SCHEDULE
The traditional schedule is:
Thrown Weapons and Archery starts at 11am.
Pie contest runs from noon to 3pm
Choir concert is at 1:45-ish, with a short Court and Barony Meeting announcements to follow.
Fighting (Heavy and Youth) will start after announcements, about 2:15ish.
Pumpkin tossing will happen at such time as feels appropriate. 🙂
 
NOTES: No garb. Some activities are weather-dependent. BRING PIE and pumpkins!
Facebook link to this Meeting: https://www.facebook.com/events/470186970138286/

AE A and S Champions Address Change

Note that the address for this weekend’s A&S Champion event has changed to:
Stoneboro Vol Fire Co “76 House”
38 Linden Street,
Stoneboro, PA, 16153

The directions seem to still go to the old site at this time.

https://www.facebook.com/events/708500636164279/

The autocrat is THL Rue (Jen Sadler), her email is firewaterpro@gmail.com.

Coronation Gift Basket from our Barony – Donations Requested

Hello Debatable Lands!

The Coronation of our very own Prince Sven and Princess Siobhan is coming up in shortly, on April 21st. It’s customary for our Barony to present the new King and Queen with a gift basket from our people. Not only does this showcase our most Excellent Artisans, but it also provides useful items to our new Royalty for use during Their Reign.

From our Largesse Coordinator, Lady Ashling:

Greetings all! With Coronation fast approaching, your friendly neighborhood Largesse Coordinator is putting together baskets! I know some of us have talked, but if anyone is interested in Largesse, or has a project they’d like to donate as a gift, now’s your chance! You can email me at Largesse@debatablelands.org for more details.

Items that are especially welcome are things our Royalty might gift to others, from order medallions to small pieces of jewelry, clothing accessories, incidentals like needle books, small blank notebooks, blank thank you cards, small feast items, cording, (consumables are welcome, but very well labeled, please). Anything you think is useful. Handmade or store bought or anything in between.

The Baron or I will be at the next two Sunday practices, and Monday choir practices, possibly other gatherings. Drop us a line if you’d like to arrange a drop-off/pick-up: baroness@debatablelands.org or Facebook, and baron@debatablelands,org or G+.

Thank you!

In Levitate et Caritate
~Baroness Hilda

12 Things to Do at 12th Night

Celebrate Twelfth Night with us in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands! All are Welcome on this day to enjoy music and song and dancing, good food, and good friends!

What is a Debatable Lands Twelfth Night like? Here are the top 11 things to do!

1. Bring some food to share. Our event is free, even the food! It’s a potluck. All kinds of food are welcome! (Mmmm, cheese balls)

2. Bring and/or taste some cookies! A perennial favorite, Master Urho runs our favorite cookie competition of the year. Bring some to enter, or just munch on the entries and vote for a populace choice winner!

3. Bring your A&S project to display! The event features the Debatable Lands’ Arts & Sciences Championship and Display. There are no limitations, bring your projects, old or new, finished or in progress, to display. You can even request feedback from our top artisans. And if you’re from the Debatable Lands, enter the competition!

4. Bring some beverages. Wet site. Nuff said.

5. Snowball fight! Jasmine of Clan Tarn has her elves working overtime making stuffed “snowballs” for an epic tourney for young and old alike!

6. Get ready to laugh. The Best Commedia dell’Arte troupe in the Knowne World – I Genesii – will be *cough* performing *cough* …multiple times. Don’t miss the most beloved court of Misrule.

7. Bards welcome – the Debatable Lands Bardic Championship is also taking place. Only Debatable Landers are eligible for the Championship, but all are welcome to perform. The theme is the Old and the New.

8. Speaking of performances, the Barony’s own Debatable Choir will perform at 5pm. Let their dulcet tones wash over your ears and hearts.

9. Stuff and cash, cash and stuff… our Twelfth Night Auction of Forgotten Treasures ™ will delight you with the garb, gear, stuff and do-dads available at this silent auction. Have stuff you don’t need? Bring it to donate! But wait, there’s more! We also have a few fine merchants.. peruse their artwork, chainmail, and more!

10. Courts and vigils and courts, oh my! The event features Mistress Graidhne’s vigil and induction into the Order of the Laurel, as well as many other awards, Kingdom and Baronial.

11. Stay for the dancing! After evening Court, our event always has one of the best dances of the season in the entire Kingdom. Don’t worry, we’ll teach you!

12. Bring a donation for Paladin’s Pantry! The Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank needs food items, blankets, and more. Read more here!

See you there!

12th Night Top 10 from the Baroness

We had a wonderful time this past Saturday at 12th Night! Thank you to the autocrats, THL Elss and THL Muirgheal, and all your staff. It was a day of merriment and laughter! Here are some of out favorite moments, in no particular order:

  1. The Court of Misrule, administered skillfully and with maximum ridiculousness by the incomparable I Genesii. The King (Lord Kuma), and the Queen (Lady Aine) of Misrule declared many silly things, including calling all Peers “Monster” or “Monstress”, and voguing instead of bowing, among other silliness. It was fun!
  2. Our beautiful new red wool garb, made in just a week by Mistress Ts’vee’a. Thank you!
  3. The ball! An amazing time dancing, with so many dancers! One of the best balls in the Kingdom every year. Thank you to Lord Pavel and all the musicians! And thank you for allowing the Baron and Baroness a dance to ourselves (Rosiboli Gioioso) to end the night. It was lovely!
  4. The Amazing Auction of Highly Desirable Items. Always so much cool stuff, and again, raised enough to cover the cost of the event, so our yearly revel can remain free! Thank you for running it again, Baroness Elizabeth. And, uh, sorry about Otto and Carl bidding on everything… I’ll make sure to explain to them what a “minimum bid” is next time….
  5. The Baronial Bard competition was superb! You made me laugh so hard! Vivat to our new champ, THL Silence!
  6. The Pillow fights! The kids just kept going and going – so much fun! Thanks to THL Jorundr and Mistress Arianna for running it, and Lady Arthes for MOLing, plus THL Muirgheal stepping in to marshal when the kids wanted to keep going after time was up.
  7. Cookies! Thank you Meistari Urho for running the cookie competition again. They were tasty, tasty things! I picked Snickertangles as  my favorite. Snickerdoodles and Tang!! Lady Luceta plays to the audience. 🙂
  8. Court. Small and fun, and always a favorite, to recognize folks that give so much to our beloved Barony! A privilege and honor. And…ummm…. I’m really sorry about throwing the kisses so hard. Baronessing lesson #243: largesse tossing… always underhand!
  9. The wonderful A&S entries. Thanks to all that entered, and congratulations to the new champ, THL Bugga, for her beautiful knitted socks.
  10. The amazing rubbings activity run by Lady Maire. Just beautiful artwork! And thank you for providing an extra prize for Court!
  11. (What, so I can’t count…) The Brewers’ Tap Room. Mmmmmmm. ‘Nuff said.

And of course, the very best thing…all of you! A beautiful day of laughter and eating and drinking and frolicking and fun. Exactly what a 12th Night should be! Thank you all so much!

~Baroness Hilda

Winter Missive from the Baron & Baroness

Hello Debatable Lands!

As we write this, the weather is cold, but the days will soon be getting longer, and we are all enjoying the warmth of our hearths and homes. As our King and Queen have said, we know that this season can be difficult for some. Know that our thoughts are with you, you are valued, and you have friends to lean on; please do, if you need to.

Thanks to all our retainers, champions, scribes, those who make tokens, and everyone who has helped make our Courts this year fun and easy, particularly Lady Rivka, THL Rachel, and THL Jorundr. THL Jorundr has stepped down as Comet Pursuivant (Herald), and we thank him deeply for his years of fruitful service to the Barony. Welcome to Master Kieran, new Comet Pursuivant!

We are now looking forward to Baronial 12th Night on January 21st. The day is full of revelry, joy, fun activities and it is FREE! Ever wanted to introduce a friend or coworker to the SCA? Baronial 12th Night is the ideal event to bring them to! Read more here.

We are very excited to say that our new A&S Champion will be chosen at 12th Night. No theme, but bring your best! The Debatable Lands A&S Champs is a point of pride for us, as we do have the best artisans in the Knowne World after all….  All levels are encouraged to enter, and works-in-progress are welcome. There will be a display area for those not wishing to enter and thereby de-virginize their projects (Ice Dragon, it’s a thing…).

We’ll also be choosing the new Baronial Bardic Champion that fine day. The theme for the Bardic Champs is “Make Us Laugh, Make Us Cry, or Both!” Songs, stories and all bardic forms welcome!

Steltonwald 12th Night is coming up soon, too, on January 28th. A fun and unique event, a party at a restaurant. Read more here.

Additionally, we are very low on Comet award tokens. If anyone would like to donate some, we would appreciate it very much. We would very much prefer to give pouches as tokens, or other usable items, but medallions or belt favors are welcomed with gratitude. We also do need medallion/pouch strings. Let us know if you’d be able to help us with this, and we can give you more details.

Thank you all so much for being vibrant and integral to this amazing hobby of ours, that is so much more than a hobby. If you ever have and questions or comments, please do contact us by phone (See the Dark Pages) or email (baron@debatablelands.org, and baroness@debatablelands.org), or by social media (Hilda on Facebook, Brandubh on G+). We will see you soon!

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