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.

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/

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

Upcoming A&S Competition at A Kingdom for My Horse

“A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!” King Richard III’s cry in Shakespeare’s play echoes through history. But what is a kingdom and what is a horse? Let’s find out at the A&S competition to be hosted at A Kingdom for My Horse, June 28th-30th!

Enter your best piece that represents ‘kingdom’ or ‘horse’. Prizes will be awarded for best in kingdom, best of horse, and best in show. Best in show will go to a gentle who enters the best pair of pieces, one in each category. Entries can be any A&S piece, previously entered elsewhere or completely new. Some form of documentation is requested and recommended but NOT required. Consumables ARE required to have an ingredient list. If you would like to do a performance piece, please contact me no later than the Sunday before the event.

This is a relaxed competition for fun so any and all are welcome to enter!

Any questions regarding the competition can be directed to me, your lively competition coordinator Eilionora inghean an Bhaird, at daughterofthebardATgmailDOTcom or PM on the Book of Faces under my mundane name of Casey Bice.

Event information can be located at here

I look forward to seeing your ‘kingdoms’ and ‘horses’!

Agincourt XII

It’s that time of year again, time to take up arms and prepare your A&S Entries for Agincourt XII!

The event will be held at Camp Bucoco 150 Bu Co Co Lane, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. The site will open at 4 p.m. Friday 19 October 2018 and everyone must be offsite by noon on Sunday, 21 October 2018.

Heavy Weapons Combatants and Fencers! Take the field and fight the battles as your ancestors did on this day. Noble combat shall rule the day until your arms ache from your weapons. Scenarios will include historic battles based on Agincourt.

And never fear, we WILL be having our famous Tavern Brawl, please considering bringing a parrying item. In previous years, we’ve seen giant turkey legs, mugs etc. Be creative as there will be a prize for the best tavern themed parrying item!!

We will also have Thrown Weapons, Archery, and Youth Fighting!

Artisans of our Sylvan Kingdom! We will be holding our popular yearly Arts and Sciences competition. This year our coordinator will be THL Luceta di Cosimo, who will be assisted by Lady Alianora. We are looking for both participants and judges. This is a perfect opportunity to enter your possible Ice Dragon entry and get feedback on it with plenty of time to act on that advice.

We will also have a salon so that you can gather with other Artisans and Scientists to hang out, share ideas, and share your excitement about your particular art or science.

This year we will also have classes! Mistress Graidhne ni Rua will be coordinating the classrooms. Come and share your knowledge with others. If you’re new to classroom-style teaching, this is a perfect opportunity to do so in a supportive and friendly environment.

We have some other things in store – including a Quest and Bardic Activities! This event has something for everyone, you won’t want to miss anything!

The food, as always, will be delicious and plentiful. The Head Cook is Maighster Liam mac an tSoir with assistance from Lady Arthes Macleod and Lady Alethea Cowle. If you have dietary needs/concerns, please contact Liam at medicmacintyre(at)gmail(dot)com.

Your autocrats for the day are Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr (aechirurgeon@gmail.com, 412.513.8331) and Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe (jenn.strobel@gmail.com, 412.486.0566).

The site is completely DRY.

The site does not allow pets but does allow service animals.

Registration Info:
The weekend registration (Fri, Sat. and Sunday) which includes Friday evening repast, lunch, and cabin space for both nights: Adult Event Registration $18.00, Adult Member Discount Registration $13.00, Children 0-5 free, Children age 6-17 $6.00. Feast is an additional $9.00.

Family Cap: All children after two are free. Does not include feast

PRE-REGISTER by 5 October and get $1 off each adult reservation in addition to the member discount!

Checks should be made payable to SCA-PA Inc.- Debatable Lands.
Please be sure to include the names and ages of the attendees that you are covering with your check.
Reservations:

Brandy Straub
236 Maryellen drive
North Versailles 15137
412.352.0978

There is a Facebook event created for this event, Agincourt XII.

A and S — T-Shirt Designs Deadline Extended to TOMORROW!

The deadline for entering the competition for a new design for Baronial t-shirts is getting close!!

Remember: we are having a contest to find a new  design for T-shirts! The rules are:

* Designs may not be for a black or white shirt.
* Designs may not contain offensive images or text, no matter how period or funny.
* Designs can be one, two, three, or four colors. One possible design consideration may be the effect of multiple colors on the ultimate price of the T-shirt.
* Designs must be Barony-related, not kingdom or guild or other group.
* The winning design will exemplify the best attributes of the Barony: We are approachable, fun, open, friendly, and we value camaraderie and community.
* Entries can be submitted as .jpg files or .doc files to ansminister at debatablelands.org! , or on actual paper to Elss of Augsburg, Minister of A&S or to Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy Minister of A&S.
* Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EDT on June 30, 2018.

OK, OK —
you can also hand them in tomorrow at practice!

* The decision of the judges is final.
* Winning entry becomes the property of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands.
* Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate your entry. Do not hold the wrong end of a chainsaw. Dremels are not intended for use as a dental drill. Do not eat.

If you have any questions about the contest, please contact me at ansminister at debatablelands.org
Good luck to everyone!
Elss Augsburg

Your New Champions!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Yesterday, we held our non-equestrian martial Championships at the Iron Comet Challenge. It was a day of valor, honor, prowess, and friendship. We are proud and humbled to have witnessed such passion and companionship. And most of all, fun!

There will be more news and thank yous and stories from the event staff and others, but without further ado, let us present to you Your New Champions!

Rapier Fighting: THL Ru Cavorst, seconded by Lady Ciarrdha Eilis

Youth Archery: Otto Brandulfrsson

Archery: Lord Alister Sionnach MacLeod, seconded by Lord Godfrey de Bayeux

Heavy Fighting: Lord Robert MacEwin, seconded by THL Guillaume le Noir

Thrown Weapons: Lord Thomas of the Debatable Lands, seconded by Lady Dorothea Starke Schutz

Youth Fighting: Fox

VIVANT VIVANT VIVANT!

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

A and S — Iron Comet Includes A and S

By now, you have probably heard that the Iron Comet Challenge, which is on June 23rd, requires participation in three martial categories AND the A&S competition.

You have a great A&S entry, but you wouldn’t mind making a tiny bit of effort to impress the judges, right? You can use all the help you can get, right?

Documentation!

Yep, documentation is a quick way to up your score, and I am here to tell you how to do it easily.

Idea #0

You should do this no matter what. On a nice whole clean sheet of paper or a notecard of any size, neatly print what your item is and your name. If you are a young person, write down your age too. Ask your mom or dad, they’ll know if you need this. Here’s what it might look like:

Inkle Woven Dress Decoration
made by Ima Youth (age 10)

Idea #1

If that looks a bit simple to you, you can add detail about your work, like what it is made of, or what gave you the idea to make/do that item.

Here’s what it might look like now:

Inkle Woven Dress Decoration
Pattern #75 from Inkle Weaving by Helene Bress
made by Ima Youth (age 10)

Idea #2

If you did any research about what this thing was like in period, you can include that information too. If you looked at a painting online, or read a book or two to find a recipe, tell the story – where you found the original, what it was made from, how it was made in that time period, everything you learned.

So, in addition to the basic information above, you might include something like this:

I saw a picture of an actual dress from 1410 CE that belonged to Princess Important Lady. It was online at the British Library website at www.bl.uk/princessclothes/754690. There was a beautiful woven band on the neckline of her dress. According to the website, the band was woven of silk, using a method called tablet weaving, in the colors that were right for her heraldry.

Idea #3

Is your thing exactly like the thing you were inspired by? Maybe, but probably not, but that’s OK. To make your documentation more informative, explain the differences between how the item was originally made and what you did. Most importantly, tell why you made the changes.

So, in addition to the information above, you also might include something like this:

To weave the band, I needed both red thread and blue thread. The original string was silk, but silk is very expensive and beyond my budget, so I used Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Cotton, size 10, in Bright Red and Royal Blue. I was able to buy two balls for $5.00 at Pat Catan’s and got enough to complete my project.

Even Better Ideas

If you do not know how to tablet weave, or if you are just learning to weave, that is good information to include, too. Also, if the pattern is different from the original, describe that too. You might also say where you got the loom, how long it took to make your item, and if you had to experiment or repeat your work to get it right.

Final Words of Encouragement

Any documentation is better than no documentation. Anyone (of any age) (I am looking at you, adults!) can write the documentation for a project by following the ideas above. If writing is something that you find worrisome or difficult, start before your project is due. Like, now. Use short declarative sentences to tell your story. You will probably fill up less than a third of the page, so it won’t even take weeks to write.

Even though this may sound like it is written for children, adults can follow this outline also. You might provide more detail, or use more complicated words, or describe more completely the steps it took to produce your item, but the process is the same.

Finally, if anyone of any age would like help with their documentation, type up your first draft. You can bring it to practice on Sunday, or you can email it to me, and I would be happy to offer suggestions. My email is ansminister at debatablelands.org. Don’t delay, there is only one more week to the Iron Comet Challenge!

In service,

Elss Augsburg

A and S — T-Shirt Design Contest

As was announced at the Barony meeting yesterday, we are having a contest to find a new  design for T-shirts!
The rules are:
  • Designs may not be for a black or white shirt.
  • Designs may not contain offensive images or text, no matter how period or funny.
  • Designs can be one, two, three, or four colors. One possible design consideration may be the effect of multiple colors on the ultimate price of the T-shirt.
  • Designs must be Barony-related, not kingdom or guild or other group.
  • The winning design will exemplify the best attributes of the Barony: We are approachable, fun, open, friendly, and we value camaraderie and community.
  • Entries can be submitted as .jpg files or .doc files to ansminister at debatablelands.org, or on actual paper to Elss of Augsburg, Minister of A&S or to Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy Minister of A&S.
  • Entries must be received by 11:59 PM EDT on June 30, 2018.
  • The decision of the judges is final. Winning entry becomes the property of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands.
  • Do not fold, spindle, or mutilate your entry. Do not hold the wrong end of a chainsaw. Dremels are not intended for use as a dental drill. Do not eat.
If you have any questions about the contest, please contact me at ansminister at debatablelands.org 
Good luck to everyone!
Elss Augsburg