The February Officer’s Meeting will be held on CMU’s campus in Porter Hall A18A at 8:00pm-10:00pm this Wednesday, 1 February 2017.
We look forward to seeing folks there.
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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:
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!
Hello Debatable Lands!
Forgive the delay on this announcement…. This past Saturday, there were competitions for this year’s Baronial Bard and Baronial A&S Champions. We are very pleased to announce that your new Baronial Bard is THL Silence de Cherbourg, and your new Baronial A&S Champion is THL Bugga Billibit! Both are seconded by Lady Cairdha Eilis O’Coileain.
Vivant to you all! And thank you!
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda
Due to the fair weather we will be onsite at Highland park for some archery! 11am-2pm.
*Please bring your own equipment.*
This Practice there will not be loaner equipment available as it is still in storage. We will have it out for our next practice. Thank you for your understanding.
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Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima!
Once again, we will be running the “White Elephant” Gift Exchange at BMDL 12th Night this Saturday. However, to try to streamline the process of gift “registration” we will be running things just a smidge differently this year than in previous years.
This year, there will be blank pieces of paper and a bag (or basket, or whatever I decide to bring) at the gift drop-off table. When you drop off a present, write your name on a piece of paper and drop it into the bag. Then, when it’s time for the exchange, instead of counting people up and putting numbers in, we’ll simply draw names one by one out of the hat. No more strategizing based on your number, MWAHAHA!!! ^_^
The rest of the rules remain the same:
* Bring a present (or more than one, if you want, but remember to put your name in once for each present) of approximately $10-20 value. Please remember to mark your present as kid-focused, kid-appropriate or adults-only.
* When your name is drawn, you have the choice to take a present from the table or steal an already-claimed present from one of the other players, who when has the choice to steal or take from the table, and so on until someone takes a present from the table.
* Each present can only be stolen once per round.
Any questions? Email me at cadell at gmail.com. I look forward to seeing everyone (and their presents) on Saturday!
In Honor and Service,
Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!
This month, join us on Wednesday, January 18th, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) Our topic for January will be “Introduction to Cadels” taught by Master Kieran Macrae.
This evening’s class will center around the design and construction of cadels. Those are the fancy capital letters with lots of lines and ornamentation. Different styles of cadels will be included, and those attending will get a chance to practice the basics of cadel construction and make their own!
Please be aware, our house contains a cat, a dog, and an infant: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.
Fencing practice resumes this Sunday 1/8 at the Pittsburgh Chinese Church, 8711 Old Perry Hwy, Pittsburgh, PA 15237, beginning at 2 PM.
There will be loaner gear available for anyone interested.