Archery Practice is on. 🏹🏹🏹🏹

For Sunday, January 27th, due to the cold weather we will not be having archery practice at Highland Park.  However, Archer’s are welcome to join us at Chieftain Archery Club to shoot an indoor short range, and submit scores for the Gwintarian challenge.

The Chieftain Archery Club charges $5 per visitor, so please come prepared for that cost in cash. They do not have the availability to take cards.

Chieftan Archery Club Address:
4711 Leechburg Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068,+New+Kensington,+PA+15068/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8834bc8804e05881:0x49a05e8edf261576?ved=2ahUKEwiem6DE19veAhXnYt8KHdF7ARYQ8gEwAHoECAAQAQ

We will be there 11:30am to 2. 😉🏹🎯

Heavy Fight Practice January 20

The forecast for the weekend is for somewhere between 2 inches, and 8 inches, of snow. Given the wide range in possibilities, I will be looking at the situation on Sunday morning. I will be sending out a message before noon on Sunday to let you all know if there will be practice or not. Please check back then.

New Baronial Champions!

Choosing Baronial Champions is always difficult, particularly for the peaceful arts. This past Saturday at 12th Night, our Artisans, Scientists and Bards came out in force, and showered the Barony with their gifts of art.

The Baronial Bardic Competition had a record 11 entrants, and had the audience in tears of both sorrow and laughter. The Arts & Sciences Display was a wonder to behold, and included beginners to Laurels, some very impressive documentation, and all the works displayed were representative of the talent of our bright A&S Community. Without further ado:

Your New Baronial Bard: Lady Beatrix of Anglesey
Seconded by: Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful

Your New A&S Champion: Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima
Seconded by: The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux

Vivant the New Champions, seconds, outgoing Champions (Mistress Fredeburg and Mistress Arianna), and all those gentles who put themselves forth for consideration!

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

Sewing Circle

Welcome back to third Wednesday Sewing Circle!

Sewing Circle will be tonight, January 16, 8-10pm, at the home of Mistress Ts’vee’a, 5167 Rosecrest Drive, Pgh 15201.

What can you do at Sewing Circle?
-Work on projects with pleasant company
-Brainstorm on your next project
-Get help with fittings or sewing tricks that are giving you problems
-Get your hem marked
-Discuss and possibly test different sewing notions
-Cut on a wide sewing table instead of the floor
-Browse some cool books

Hope to see you there!

BMDL Twelfth Night Thankyou

Our Barony Twelfth Night was a wonderful and fun event. I am so glad everyone enjoyed themselves and I, as autocrat and friend, have so many to thank.

To our Baron and Baroness, Brandubh and Hilderun, for their support and assistance during the event.

To The BMDL Choir for always making the event for me an so many with their gorgeous voices and wonderful songs.

To i Genisii, the greatest comedia del arte troupe of the known world, for running a playdate and putting together the court of misrule. It wouldn’t be Twelfth Night without our fools of the court.

To the Brewers Guild, thank you so very much for maning our tap room, and treating us all to such fine spirits. Huis Witschoof, deserves a special thank you for donating the purchase of the liqueur license allowing us to have such a fabulous tap room of such great spirits. Thank you!!!

To Elss of Augsburgh, for acting as co-autocrat and for helping to run the Silent Auction of Desirables.

To Arthes and Alister MacLeod, and their helpers Donna and Eric. Arthes and Alister helped immensely with the Auction of desirable things, and acted as royalty liaisons. And Arthes did some excellent documentation and coverage of the event, as well as assisting with troll. And for their help closing up and putting away the event site.

Ronnan O Connal, did an excellent job running troll. And a special thanks to his helpers as well.

Ranka and Jazmine put on a wonderful kids quest to keep our youth on mission to rescue the Baroness’ dragons! And the winners each recieved their own dragon with the dragon’s own profile write up. They were so super cool and cute!!! Wonderful job ladies, thank you so much for all you do.

Aibell Ingen Chernachain, thank you for running another great activities corner for our youth. The time and effort you put in at that table mean so much for the children and their parents.

Fredeburg Katzenellenbogen did a wonderful job conducting the A&S display for the event.

As is tradition, Urho Walterrinen put on his cookies competition. And as always all those who submitted did an amazing job. It was so yummy. Thank you Urho, for managing the station and orchestrating the tastiest activity of the event. Special mention to Luceta Dicosimo, as her spicy jelly top cookies were this autocrats absolute favorite.

To Arianna of Wynthrope for orchestrating the decorations for the event helping to take them down at the end of the night. And for running a wonderful Bardic Championship for the barony.

Gessa, thank you so much for bringing your horses by for photos. Everyone had so much fun. And the pictures are going to be great. Thank you to everyone.

Kuma, Thank you for orchestrating the vendors for the event.

Job, it’s one of the scariest jobs at Twelfth Night to run the Gift Exchange. Thank you so very much for braving the task.

Kamishima, special thanks to our webminister for updating our event page.Thank you for all the many last minute updates and posts.

To Muirgheal, Jurundr, and Melodia Beaupel, for staying with me till the last cleaning and trash wrap up at the end of the night. Especially to Melodia, who’s continued to run our potluck kitchen in the best way keeping all our allergen plagued gentles safe and secure. She also helped the autocrat get home and collect the event way finding signs. Thank you so much for all you do.

And lastly thank you for everyone who attended the event. It wouldn’t be an event without you. Please enjoy your year and we hope to see you again in 2010. Happy 12th Night everyone!