Officer’s Meeting this Wednesday

​Odriana, our Seneschal​ writes:

Wednesday, 1 June 2016, is our bi-monthly Officer’s Meeting. We will start at 8:00 p.m. and the meeting room is Porter Hall A18B. I have attached the minutes from the previous meeting for your review.

If you have it already put together, please send me your report for the meeting so that we have complete records for the meeting minutes.

Also, I have no agenda items beyond Officer’s reports at this time. If you have agenda items, please send those to me by Tuesday, 31 May 2014.

I hope that everyone has a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!

Heraldic Consulting

Elsbeth Anne Roth writes:

If you are interested in becoming a herald, or have a question about your own name, device, or badge, there will be an open Heraldry meeting at my house on Memorial day, starting at 10am. There will be some brunch-style food available for anyone attending.

We may still need to finish some War practice submissions. For anyone who helps with that (which includes coloring), I will pay for one item of submission.

For those who cannot make it, we will be commenting on the current internal letter of submission ( on Google Hangouts starting around 11 am.

Sunday Practices, May 28th

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!

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 Marshal Jorundr writes:

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

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:
There will be loaner gear and freezer pops!

Royal Food and Feasting

Lady Zianna writes that she is offering weekly get-togethers at her home to participate in an online course on the history of royal food and feasting that is being offered by the University of Reading.

Good Gentles-

This course was presented in the Aethelmearc Cooks Guild Facebook page. It looks to be very interesting and informative. I have since registered for the class and the pre class discussion has been inviting from people around the world.

If there is an interest – I would be willing to host a weekly gathering – or maybe a recipe exchange – to go over the weekly material and discuss the topics. I have a large screen tv that we can watch it on as well as a pretty large kitchen if we wanted to try a recipe or task from the class.

I can be reached at ladyzianna (at) gmail (dot) com.

Lady Zianna

Fencing Practice Tomorrow


Fencing practice tomorrow will begin at 1 PM. There will be a brief intermission for the Barony Meeting at 1:30. Immediately after the Barony Meeting will be the Baronial Fencing Championship, which is open to all authorized fencers in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, the Canton of Steltonwald and the College of Cour d’Or. We will resume our regular practice after that is concluded.

There will be no practice next weekend during War Practice, we will resume our regular schedule the following Sunday May 29.

In Service,

Reminder: Scriptorium this Wednesday, May 18th

Reminder! This Wednesday, May 18th, starting at 6:30pm in the Pake Room of the Carnegie Mellon University Center, Mistress Antoinette de la Croix will be teaching this month’s Scriptorium, “Gilded Note Cards.”

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at gilding with real gold leaf but have been intimidated by the prospect? Then come to this Gilding workshop, where you will learn to use a variety of binding mediums and how to apply gold leaf. All participants will gild a notecard that they may keep for themselves or donate to Their Majesties.. There is a $3.00 fee for materials.

Questions may be sent to mistressantoinettedelacroix at gmail dot com

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!

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:

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!