Fencing Practice This Sunday


This Sunday fencing practice will be starting at 12 PM instead of the usual 1 PM.

We will be having Cut n Thrust this week with multiple marshals so authorizations are possible, there is limited loaner gear available, so if you ever wanted to try Cut n Thrust come on out.

We will also be doing some demonstrations and teaching on cutting techniques with sharp blades, for those interested in learning more about that aspect.

If we get enough attendance this week we will also be running a tournament simulating combat starting suddenly. Both fencers will start with their swords sheathed at their hips and will draw at lay on.

Also as a reminder all fencers wishing to participate in fencing at Pennsic must have their Primary Authorization completed before arriving at War.


Sunday Archery

There will be archery this Sunday. 11am – 2pm at Highland Park. Loaner equipment will be available first come first served. Weather always pending. Hope to see you Sunday.


-Your Captain of Archers, Lady Katheryn Täntzel.

Online Heraldic Office Hours

Greetings from your Comet Pursuivant! Online Heraldic Office Hours will be this evening from 7pm-9pm. I will post the link for the Google Hangout within 5 minutes of 7pm. I hope to see you There!

Kieran MacRae

Link: https://hangouts.google.com/hangouts/_/hdaa7hdmrrbmzesqt2lsn5e5die

Court report from Champions’ Sunday

Greetings from your Comet Pursuivant,

I apologize for the prolonged delay in publishing this. Here is the court report from Sunday, May 28, 2017:

Here begins the report of the court of Brandubh et Hildarun, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands, at the Baronial Heavy Weapons and Fencing Champions Tournaments, Sunday, May 28, AS 52, Kieran MacRae, Comet Pursuivant, reporting.

Their Excellencies wished to thank everyone who participated in today’s tournaments to determine who shall be BMDL Champion for Fencing and Heavy Weapons.
Their Excellencies called before them Drotinn Jorundr hinn rotinn and Lord Robert MacEwin of Thornhill before them. Jorundr was the winner and named champion, with Robert being named his second. Jorundr shall compete at the Seven Pearls Tournament in September representing the Barony. Prize scroll by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope. Thanks were given to Lady Cairdha Eilis O’Coileain as outgoing champion.
Their Excellencies gave leave for Master Kieran MacRae as outgoing heavy weapons champion to call forth Traygor Greypanther of the Tuchux, winner and named new heavy weapons champion. Sir Maghnus an Chnoic na n’Iora was named second. Congratulations were given to Wulfgar Ronaldson of Sunderoak for coming in second. Prize scroll by Arianna.
Multitudes of well-deserved thanks followed for helping the tournaments go smoothly and the day more enjoyable:
-For MOL Staff Baroness Anna Eisenkopf, Lady Edena the Red, and Lady Alyssa von Stahlgeist.
-For the marshals: Lord Magnus Bastiano de Vigo for Fencing, and Count Isenwulf Thorolfssone and Master Jussi Laplein for heavy
-For Lady Zianna beguy urdina de Zabaleta for providing yummy refreshments!
-For Mistress Arianna and her combat scribe skills making scrolls come out of thin air.
Congratulations were given to Master William de Montegilt, on this the day of his 42nd anniversary of being authorized to fight on the field of heavy combat.
Their Excellencies reminded all to preregister for Pennsic, and that preregistering is a must in order to camp with the Barony. Online prereg ends Saturday, June 17, 2017.
There being no further business, this court of Their Excellencies was closed.
In service,
Kieran MacRae

Debatable Lands at Pennsic!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Pennsic is fast approaching. Have you pre-registered yet? Online paid registrations end Saturday, June 17th. If you are camping with the Debatable Lands (“Debatable Lands” in the registration drop-down), you MUST pre-register, paid. Lots of other camps have this requirement, too. Have you pre-regged yet? Go ahead… I’ll wait.

Make sure to keep Monday of War Week open. We’re having our annual Pennsic Baronial Reception and Court, starting at 4pm, Aug 7th, in AEthelmearc Royal. The potluck worked out so well last year, we’re doing it again! Coordinator is Lady Zianna. Tell us what you’re bringing here. There’s also a Facebook event for the Baronial Reception, for those who do Facebook. Here it is. Court will be near the beginning this year (we need Comet recommendations! Email us! baron@debatablelands.org and baroness@debatablelands.org). Can’t wait to see everyone!

This year, the Barony is sponsoring a Helga Ball Tourney to benefit Paladin’s Pantry. Saturday, Aug 5th, 12:30pm on the field. Trust me, it’s awesome. Read more here. Make team (ladies only), or come and watch!

Camping with the Debatable Lands? Great! Did you pre-reg? Good! Did you contact our Camp Reeve, Master Emrys (Broom)? Please do. He needs your tent and arrival info. Email him at iambroom (at) gmail (dot) com. PLUS, we have a meal plan this year! It’s optional. More info coming, but let us know if you’re interested. Dinners all week! Every dietary restriction accommodated!

Can’t wait to see everyone!

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

Scriptorium: Project and Workshop Night, June 21

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

This month, join us on Wednesday, June 21st, 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.)
We will once again be holding an Open Project and Small Group Workshop Night.

Bring your current assignment, or something that you’re currently
learning, practicing or tinkering with. Lots of table space will be made
available. Be careful if the recipient is a local scribe, though; we
love looking over each other’s shoulders, and we wouldn’t want the
surprise to be ruined! 🙂 Alternately, if there is something specific
with which you’re looking for individualized assistance, please send
mail to scriptoriumat debatablelands dot org in advance and we will see
what we can do to get a teacher there to work with you!

Please be aware, our house contains two cats, a dog, and an infant:
medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.

Exchequer – term up in August – call for letters

Greeting to the Debatable Lands!

My term as exchequer ends at the August meeting. I have enjoyed serving in this role and have learned much about the working of the barony and its events, but will not be renewing my term again. This is a call for letters of intent for the office. If you are interested in serving as the exchequer, please send a letter with your intent, listing any experience that is relevant to the position, and other information about yourself to the seneschal and the exchequer. The email addresses are on the website. If you submit a letter, if would be good if you can also attend the August meeting to explain your background and interest as well as answer questions if there are any.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve these Debatable Lands.

In Service,

Hara Kikumatsu

Projector Needed for Officer’s Meeting

Pardon the interruption and the last-minute nature of the request, but my attempts to procure what I need have, to this point, failed. If anyone is planning to attend tonight’s Officer’s Meeting, and has a projector that they would be willing to bring and let me borrow for a presentation, please get in touch with me at cadell at gmail dot com. Thanks!