Brewer’s Guild update

Exciting news for anyone who likes to brew (or drink): the Brewers Guild is up and running again! Lady Alysoun of the Debatable Lands is taking over as Guildmistress, and Lord Ronan O’Conall is her Deputy.

After polling the populace for interest, we have received 15 responses so far from people who would like to be involved in the guild. They range from beginners to experts and hail largely from BMDL, though some are further afield. We have also had great support from the Æthelmearc Brewers Guild, which is pushing out our news to their network as well.

Any and all interested parties are welcome to join the monthly meetings, which will be held at Alysoun’s home in Pleasant Hills. They will take place at 7pm on the first Wednesday of the month, unless otherwise noted.

At the time of this update, we are looking forward to our first meeting, which will be held on May 2 and will serve as a planning session to determine how best to create value for our members and the society at large. Please look for additional updates on the barony blog and on Facebook as we get organized. You can always reach Alysoun here with questions:

A and S — Meet the Royal — April 26

It's the Art-Signal! Quick, to the Science-Mobile!
Arts & Sciences Meeting

Thursday, April 26th is our last A&S meeting at Victory Pointe!

Everyone is invited to come and meet our newly crowned Queen Siobhan! Her Majesty will answer our questions, discuss awards, and tell how to address a person by their proper honorific. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn about the “court”ly side of our game!

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

BMDL Brewers Guild – Meeting Schedule Announced

Greetings everyone!
Thank you to those who responded to the Brewers Guild poll. It seems the best time for everyone to meet will be the first Wednesday of the month. It’s a little short notice, but for those of you who are available, we will be having our inaugural meeting on Wednesday, May 2 at 7pm.
Please bring either something you have made or something you like to drink and want to share with the group. We will spend the time planning future meetings and activities for the guild.
I hope you can make it! Please let me know if you plan to be there.
Address: 182 Temona Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15236
You can reach me at
Your Brewmistress,

Baron Leonard Memorial Article

Mistress Arianna has written a very lovely memorial article for our Baron Leonard for the AEthelmearc Gazette. I encourage everyone to read it, even if you never met him. Len is a very big part of why our Barony is the way we are. He and his Baroness are missed.

In Memoriam: Baron Leonard the Younger, OL

In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda

Youth Combat

Reminder that youth combat will be at the castle this week. Fighting will begin at 2pm. I look forward to seeing everyone.

Also we will not be having practice on April 29th and will begin regular practices on May 6th at Washington Blvd.


Chatelaine election and call for letters

Dear BMDL,

My term as Chatelaine will be coming to an end in June, and I will be seeking a second term, however, I am calling for letters. Send your letter to the Baronage and to me – baron(at), baroness(at), seneschal(at), and chatelaine(at)

The deadline for letters is May 31st 2018 to allow sufficient time for your letter to be reviewed by the Officers’ prior to the June Business Meeting.

In Service,

Lady Elizabeth (Libby) Parker