Seeking Archers to Represent the Debatable Lands at the Scarlet Guard Inn!

Hello Debatable Lands!

As many of our archers know the Scarlet Guard Inn is scheduled for June 9-11 and will feature the best archery experience in Aethelmearc. Prominently featured will be the Scarlet Guard Challenge where one archer from each group in the kingdom is invited to vie against all other group’s representatives in this kingdom wide challenge. How is that 1 representative chosen, you might ask?

Lord Ronan, who was the representative for the Barony at last year’s Scarlet Guard Inn, will host a challenge tournament on Sunday June 4 at Archery Practice, and invite the winner to compete in this intra-kingdom competition. So wax your strings and straighten your arrows, this will be fun and challenging!

Cheers,
Brandubh et Hilderun

Heavy and Rapier Fighting Champs – May 28th

Greetings Debatable Lands,

Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilderun send fond greetings to you on this fine May day. We wish to invite all Heavy Weapons Fighters and Fencers to join us at Practice on Sunday May 28th as we host tournaments to determine Our next Heavy weapons Champion and Fencing Champion. We will begin with the Fencing Championship to be held at 2:00 and then follow with the Heavy Weapons Championship at 3:00

All residents of the Barony are welcome to fight in either tournament, and any holders of the Comettus Amicus (Green Comet) are invited to compete as well. The winners and seconds will be expected to fight in the 7 Pearls Championships in Endless Hills on September 9. We look forward to the displays of skill and prowess!

Cheers,
Brandubh et Hilderun
In Levitate et Caritate

September Barony Meeting – Guild Hall/Newcomer’s Meeting

Bayeux Tapestry - Comet

The September Barony Meeting will be held on Sunday, 18 September 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Environmental Charter School (829 Milton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218). Martial practices will be moving to the ECS to share the space with us and be able to participate in both the meeting and the Guild Hall.

The September Barony Meeting has traditionally been our Newcomer’s Meeting and this year is no different. This year we will be featuring a Guild Hall to highlight our various Guilds. If you’re a new member, long-time member, or something in between come join us that the Environmental Charter School and learn a little bit more about the kinds of activities available in the Barony.

THL Elss of Augsburg is coordinating the Guild Hall. If you would like additional information about participating in the Guild Hall or have any questions, phone or text Elss at 724-759-3333. If you would like additional information about the Barony Meeting, please contact Meesteres Odriana at seneschal@debatablelands.org.

Sunday Practices, June 18th

Greetings, Youth Fighters and their Parents.

I will be running youth fighter practice the next two Sundays while Mistress Fredeburg is away. Practice will run from 2-5 pm as usual at the Washington Blvd. site, map here: https://goo.gl/maps/FSmR8gqjq2F2

There will be loaner armor and freezer pops. Bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a folding chair if you want a place to sit.

Last week we had two new youth fighters – welcome Shannon and Anna! Who will join them this week?

See you there.

Arianna

There will be heavy fight practice this Sunday beginning at 2 pm at the Washington Boulevard site. There will be loaner armor available.

Isenwulf

Scribal Workshop, July 10th

The Scribes’ Guild announces:

SAVE the date!

There will be a workshop offered at CMU in the Debatable Lands on Sunday, July 10th from 10 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. This workshop will focus on the techniques used in The Book of Hours of Louis of Orleans or what I refer to as the “French Quilt” style- bands in the marginalia filled with acanthus and flowers. Have you wanted to learn how to flat gild, master acanthus and the French flowers and strawberries? This workshop is for you!

I assume everyone’s summer is as busy as mine so I am posting a tidbit so that you may save the date should you wish to participate in this workshop.

For more information email me at MistressAntoinettedelaCroixAT gmail.com (please replace the word AT with @ and leave no blank spaces.

PS: Gladzor Book of Hours is coming your way at Pennsic!

Sunday Practices, June 5th

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Come on out this Sunday for Baronial heavy fight practice. Hone your skills, learn new skills, and be ready for Pennsic! We start at 2:00pm at the Washington Boulevard site.

Fencing Marshal Jorundr writes:

There will be fencing practice this Sunday at Washington Blvd. starting at 1:00pm.

Dance Master Pavel writes:

There will be dance practice at the Washington Blvd practice site tomorrow. Come join in and have some fun.

Practice will start immediately after archery practice, around 2:00pm.

All dances will be taught and called. No experience necessary, if you can walk you can dance.

Captain of Archers Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Looks like the weather is going to clear up for Archery practice. Thunderstorms look to clear up just in time for 11am practice. Weather permitting archery practice is on for this morning. Hope to see you all there. Highland park 11am-2pm.

Sunday Practices, May 28th

ARCHERY
Captain of Archers Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Sunday! Archery practice shall be up and running 11am to 2pm at the usual site at Highland Park. Join us for the usual targets, along with 2 additional targets who dare to tempt our baronial archers. Looking forward to seeing you there!

HEAVY WEAPONS
Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

This Sunday… Baronial heavy weapons practice… 2 PM… training, learning, swing some sticks… and melee! Washington Boulevard site. Be there!

FENCING
Fencing Marshal Jorundr writes:

There will be fencing practice this Sunday starting at 1 PM.
Loaner gear will be available.

YOUTH
Deputy Youth Marshal Arianna writes:

Greetings youth fighters and parents!
While Mistress Fredeburg is out of town, I will be running Youth Fighting from 2-5 pm this Sunday at the Washington Blvd. site. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/K5K28wB4gRU2
There will be loaner gear and freezer pops!

Sunday Practice May 15 WITH Champions Tournaments!

The Baron and Baroness write:

Greetings to the Debatable Lands from Brandubh et Hilda,

The time has come to name new Martial Champions for our Most Excellent Barony. We invite all interested fighters and Fencers to join the tournaments, at any level, and from any place. However, only Debatable Landers and gentles with Green/Friendship Comets are eligible to become Champion.

We will be having tournaments for both Heavy and Rapier fighting, after the Barony meeting. May 15th, at the Washington Blvd practice site.

Our outgoing Rapier Champion is Dona Fredeburg. The format of the tournament is To Be Determined. We hope fighters of all levels will compete, from new fighters to White Scarves and Masters of Defense.

Our outgoing Heavy Fighting Champion in THL Lothar Hugelmann. As the out going Champ, he’s announced that it’s a regular double elimination tourney with a “span your shield” rule. Barons, Viscounts, Counts, Dukes, Chivalry, Please feel free to enter if you wish to be Champion.

In addition we need Archers! Lord Yoshi will be hosting an archery tournament to choose the Barony’s representative to the Scarlet Guard Challenge at the Guard Inn event in Hornwood on June 11. So tune up your bows to shoot in this engaging challenge.

We are truly looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers,
Brandubh et Hilda

Sunday, May 15th

Captain of Archers Lady Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Weather permitting, it looks like this Sunday Archery practice is a go. All archers welcome, 11am – 2pm. See you Sunday (googlemap)

Takamatsu Yoshitaka writes:

This Sunday at practice BEFORE the barony meeting there will be an archery tournament as well !!! While this tournament is NOT to choose the archery champion of this fine barony it is for an archer to represent this barony in the Second Annual Scarlet Guard Challenge at Hornwood Scarlet Guard Inn!!! This tournament will start around noon and be hosted by me. Ideal participants are those already planning to attend Hornwood. Bring your A Game everyone , I’d really like it if the Debatable Lands could dominate this challenge for a few years like has been done with the 7 pearls.

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Heavy fight practice will be held, starting around 2:00 (pending the end of the Barony Meeting) this Sunday.

In addition, don’t forget that the tournament to decide the new Baronial Heavy Weapons Champion will also be held. All fighters, belted and unbelted, are eligible to compete. See you there!

Deputy Youth Marshal Arianna writes:

Weather permitting, there will be youth fighter practice this Sunday from 2-5pm at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Allegheny River Blvd. in the East End of Pittsburgh, map here: https://goo.gl/maps/MT1eSkgMDPu.

I will be marshalling while Mistress Fredeburg is unavailable. There will be loaner gear.

If your youth fighter has not yet authorized, NOW is the time to do it! The AEthelmearc Kingdom Youth Championship Tournament is next weekend, May 21st, at AEthelmearc War Practice. We will be pressed for time before the tourney, so the more kids are authorized ahead of War Practice, the better!

The forecast is for rain so keep an eye on this list for updates in case of cancellation.

Dancemaster Pavel Dudoladov writes:

Weather permitting (as in ground not being mud and not raining) there will be dancing. Going forward there will be dance at every Sunday martial practice ( so not during War Practice etc) again weather permitting. I look forward to dancing with you all, no experience needed, all dances will be taught and called.

More Sunday Practices

Youth Marshal Fredeburg writes:

Youth combat practice will be held at our outdoor site on Washington Blvd, Sunday starting at 2 pm. Loaner gear will be available.

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Greetings BMDL fighters,

Heavy practice will happen at the usual time and place this Sunday at 2 PM at the Washington Boulevard site. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day… so have brunch with Mom and then come out to practice. Mom wants ya to fight… really!