Good Luck to the Champions!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Please join us in wishing a hearty GOOD LUCK! to the Baronial Champions, as they compete against the best in the Kingdom’s Baronies at the Seven Pearls Championships tomorrow!

For Heavy Weapons, THL Bors of Rouen (seconded by THL Guillaume)
For Rapier, Don Jorundr hinn Rotinn (seconded by Mistress Irene)
For Archery, Lady Kathryn Tanzel (seconded by Mistress Arianna)
For Thrown Weapons, Lord Duncan MacCoulagh (seconded by Lord Ronan)
For A&S, Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima (seconded by THL Rachel)
For Bardic, Lady Beatrix Angelsey (seconded by Brehyres Gwendolyn)


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

For those who are joining us on the sojourn to beautiful Delftwood, some additional information from the event staff:

Schedule for Seven Pearls Championships at Wildwood, Saturday, August 31
All competitions will take place in the field to the left beyond the clubhouse, except for the A&S.
9:00-10:30 Fencing
10:30-11:30 Thrown Weapons 
11:30-12:30 Heavy Weapons
12:30-1:00 A&S Judging (inside the clubhouse)
2:00-3:00 Archery
3:00-4:00 Bardic

Its the state fair weekend, so traffic gets very bad by 9am, check your route to avoid, or come early.

Full event Schedule:
5:00 PM Site opens
6:00 PM Gate Opens
9:00 PM Gate closes

8:00 AM Gate reopens
9:00 AM Seven Pearls starts
9:30 AM Archery Inspections
10:00 AM Archery ranges open
11:00 AM Cash lunch opens
11:30 AM Thrown Weapons ranges open
1:00 PM Cash lunch closes
3:30 PM Gate closes
4:00 PM Ranges close and court set-up
5:00 PM Court
Feast is immediately following court

8:00 AM Gate reopens
10:00 AM Ranges open and Cast Iron Chef muster
11:00 AM Cast Iron Chef starts
11:15 PM Delftwood Thrown Weapons Champs
12:00 PM Gate closes
12:15 PM Delftwood Ratan Champs Tournament
1:00 PM Delftwood Archery Champs shoot
2:00 PM Cast Iron Chef ends
4:00 PM Ranges close
4:30 PM Court

11:00 AM Site closes

Info on the Cast Iron Chef contest

There is a cash lunch and bar onsite. Please only consume alcohol purchased at the bar. They will be providing a variety of beer and wine to satisfy the SCAdian palette. Dogs are welcome, but must be leashed, kept controlled over, and picked up after at all times. Please note, the site has two, very friendly dogs who roam the property.

The menu for Saturday evening feast is below. Please contact Lady Keira with any questions or allergies:

On the table
Fine bread and GF bread
flour or GF flour, water, yeast, salt


Medicinal (honey) butter

Tudor Gherkins
water, white vinegar, salt, cucumbers, dill. thyme

celery root, parsnips, carrots, radishes, turnips, cabbage, pears, salt, vinegar, honey, anise seed, fennel seeds, saffron

Elizabethan pickled mushrooms
mushrooms, ginger, nutmeg, white grape juice, apple cider vinegar, salt, verjuice

Course the First 
Beef Roast with fruit sauce
beef, dried cherries, vinegar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg

Meat Pyes
crust or GF crust, beef or chicken, prunes, dates, raisins, vinegar, saffron

Barley Frumenty with roasted root vegetables (V)
barley, vegetable broth, turnips, carrots, sweet potato, parsnips, salt, saffron

Carrottes boyled
carrots, olive oil, apple cider vinegar, salt

Course the Second
Roast Chicken with Three Sauces 
citrus sauce (onion, lemon peel, orange
juice, lemon juice, GF bread crumbs, apple cider vinegar, salt)
carmeline sauce (almonds, currants, cinnamon, GF breadcrumbs, verjuice)
Elizabethan mustard (mustard seeds, onion, ginger, horseradish, sugar, apple cider vinegar

Ember Day Savory Quich (V)
crust or GF crust, parsley, cheddar cheese, onions (1 pie will be made without onions), eggs, butter, safron, salt, currants, sugar, mace

A Dish of Artichokes
artichokes, pepper, cinnamon, ginger, sugar, butter, vinegar

Course the Third
Jumbles (tudor spiced cookies)
flour or GF flour, caraway seed, aniseed, mace, butter, sugar, lemon zest, egg

Dried apples with honey 
apples, honey

Candie of Orange Pilles
orange peel, orange juice, sugar, rose water

Shrewsbury Shortbreads
flour or GF flour, sugar, butter, nutmeg, rose water

To Drink
Spiced Cider
apple cider, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, mace

Ice Water

honey, vinegar, mint

Heritage Fest Update – Fighters and Fencers Wanted!

Hello Debatable Lands!

The Heritage Fest demo at the Allegheny Cemetery in Lawrenceville is a little over a week away and we’re still in need of volunteers! The Fiber Arts Guild has promised some fun displays, the Scribal Guild will be doing a make-and-take calligraphy and illumination activity, and the Debatable Choir will be performing… but I still haven’t heard from the fighters!

I have both heavy and fencing marshals ready to run the lists. Now I need people to fight in them! If you’d like to be a part of this demo please join the Facebook group at the link below. I will be posting updates about parking and setup logistics soon.

Go to and respond on the Facebook event page, or send me an email at and I will make sure you know where to go.

Hope to see you there!
– Rónán Ó Conaill

Sewing Circle Thursday September 5th 7:30

Sewing circle will resume Thursday September 5th at Hara Kikumatsu’s house. The new location is 1105 Shady Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15232. The time is still 7:30-9:30. Both hand sewing and machine sewing are encouraged and any level of sewing is welcome. If you use a sewing machine, there are two regular machines, one serger, and a single color embroidery machine here. If you wish to arrange to use the embroidery machine, you should contact Master Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, the expert on that machine. If you know you will be using a machine or ironing board extensively, you may want to bring your own, so you don’t need to wait to use the equipment here. If you would like help with pattern design you should still reach out to Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi to make an appointment. If you have questions contact sewing at debatablelands dot org. Please note, there are two cats at the house so medicate as needed.

Upcoming A&S Opportunities

There is so much to explore in our great Barony! Here’s a list of some of the upcoming A&S-related meetings.

Tonight! Wednesday 8/28
Scribal gathering at Mistress Graidhne’s house from 6-9pm. Address is available in the Dark Pages.

Tomorrow!! Thursday 8/29
Scribal East will be held from 7-9pm at Lady Ceindrech’s home in Monroeville. Address is available in the Dark Pages.

September 2nd
BMDL Choir Practice at 7:30pm at Mistress TS’vee’a’s house. Address is available in the Dark Pages.

September 5th
Sewing Guild sewing circle from 7:30-9:30pm at THL Hara’s house (1105 Shady Ave., 15232)

September 10th
Fiber Guild meeting from 7-9pm at Songbird Artistry (4316 Penn Ave., 15224)

September 11th
Brewer’s Guild meeting from 7-9pm at THL Muirgheal’s house. Address available in the Dark Pages.

September 15th
Woodworking Guild Workshop day from 10am-2pm at Ishiyama’s shop (1105 Shady Ave, 15232)

For those who aren’t aware, the Dark Pages is an awesome resource that you can access from the Resources tab on the baronial website!

Mid week TW practice

Konichiwa Debatable Lands! Apologies for the lateness of this announcement. It was supposed to go out last night. Today there will be TW practice at my home at 16 Quail Run, Allison Park PA 15101, starting at 630, until we can see anymore. All are welcome!

YIS Kumagaya-roku-e Kentarou Masamoto BMDL TW MIC