Court Report Baronial Scoial 17 September A.S. 57 (2022)

Their Excellencies Brandubh and Hildrtun held court at their Baronial
Social Meeting, Saturday September 17, A.S. 57 (2022). Master Emrys Eustace height Broom reporting Herald.

After greeting the populace, They invited everyone to enjoy the trays
of cupcakes available. Largess provided by the generosity of Mistress
Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi in honor of Her Excellency Hilderun’s Birthday.

With sweet tooths sated, the populace wished her Excellency a happy birthday.

Newcomers to the SCA were gifted with tokens from their Excellencies,
and welcomed warmly. Likewise, those who taught or ran activities that
day were also gifted, and praised for their good works. Finally, Kit
was given a Pirate Booty Chest (arrr!), thanking her for traveling so
far from the Middle Kingdom, providing hot mulled cider, teaching a class on lashing and representing well talk like a pirate day.

Morikawa Rei, of King’s Crossing, was given the Cometus Amicus, or
friendship comet, for her enthusiastic participation in online A&S
outlets, including sewing, scribal, and woodworkers’ guilds. The award
was limned and scriven by Mistress Shiran al Sussiya, with words from
Master Alaric MacConnel.

Lord Thorinn of the Debatable Lands was given a Gold Comet for his
support of family, the AE bar, camp, and archery, scroll forthcoming by the hand of Lord
Reinhard Regenbogen.

Lady Gredechin Morin de Nordenberg was also given a Gold Comet in absentia for her
works as archer, retainer, and A&S deputy, scroll made by Lady Forveleth

Lady Elizabeth of the Debatable Lands received her Gold Comet. For a
decade she has been a member of the baronial camp, providing quiet
respite, helping barony, kingdom, and others with set-up and
tear-down, and lightening the mood with song. Scroll scriven by THLady Rachel
Daliciuex, and limned by THLady Aiball Shul-vine, with words by Master
Alaric MacConnel.

Lady Ceindrich ferch Elidir was called forward. It was noted by their
Excellencies that, wherever there is a need, she sees it and leaps to
solve it. Their Excellencies presented her with a token of thanks and gave her leave to thank her staff.

Drawing the court to a close, their Excellencies reflected on their
seven joyful years as Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands, but
expressed a desire to see others rise to fill that purpose. They
invoked the Baronial election policy, announcing they intend to step
down in one year’s time, giving time for interested candidates to
announce their intentions.

Thus ended the court, on a beautiful late summer day.

November 13, 2022 – Harvest Revel Barony Social Meeting

Greetings Noble Populace,

The Debatablelands will host our traditional Harvest Revel Social meeting on November 13, 2022 from 10 am until 8 pm est.

This year’s social will include Nominations for the Office of the Baronage (those that would wear the Comet Coronets next fall)!

Rattan and Rapier practices will be held in concert with the social meeting.

All current Covidsafe Policies will remain in effect. Masks indoor are required for all attendees over the age of 2.

More information is forthcoming.

In Service,
Muirgheal, Seneschal

Baronial Court Report – 7 Pearls Tournament

The following is the report of the Court of Their Excellencies Brandubh et Hilderun, Baron and Baroness of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, held at the Seven Pearls event hosted by the Barony of the Rhyderrich Hael on the 27th day of August anno societatis 57 by Lord Ronan Ó Conaill, reporting herald.

Upon opening Their court, Their Excellencies greeted the populace and then gave leave to the Barony of Thescorre to conduct their court.

Upon the closing of Thescorre’s Baronial Court, Their Excellencies called forward Sir Tigernach mac Cathail of the Barony of Endless Hills whereupon they recognized him as the Champion of the Seven Pearls Archery Tournament. Sir Tigernach was then presented a scroll with illumination by Lady Aibell ingen Chernachain, calligraphy by THLady Rachel Daliceux, and words by Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile.

The court of Their Excellencies was then closed.

Submitted by Lord Ronan Ó Conaill.

Baronial Court Report Pennsic 49

The following is the report of the Court of Their Excellencies Brandubh et Hilderun, Baron and Baroness of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, held at Pennsic War XLIX on the 7th day of August anno societatis 57 by Lord Ronan Ó Conaill reporting herald seconded by Lord Reinhard Regenbogen, and with thanks to Lord Niall Mac Raedwulf for serving as ethereal herald and recording the proceedings.

The Baron and Baroness welcomed all to their court and reminded everyone of the events at war that were to follow: champions tryouts and tournaments, Vigils, Elevations, the Barony’s bridge battle fighting unit, and the Debatable Choir and I Genesii performances. They then bade the populace to seek their comfort.

Their Excellencies first called forward Master Antonio de Luna to conduct business before the court. Master Antonio then called forward Sayyid Matthias de Lupo Corsi and took him as his protege.

Lord Patrokles Athenaios was next requested in attendance to be recognized for his skill in the martial forms of heavy fighting, fencing, thrown weapons, and archery. For this he was awarded an Iron Comet. Scroll by THLady Sumayya al Ghaziyah.

Lord Godzimir the Golden was then bade to approach Their Excellencies so they may recognize his service to the archery community and his contribution to the arts with the founding of the Archers Guild. For this he was given a Silver Comet and a scroll by THLady Gesa von Wellenstein with words by Baron Alaric MacConnal.

Their Excellencies invited THLady Nicola Beese to attend them so they may thank her for her service in running the Gold Key and Scriptorium West and award her with a Gold Comet with a scroll by Mistress Graidhne ni Ruaidh.

Lord Yakub al-Musafir was then called upon to be recognized for his prowess on the archery range and was awarded an Iron Comet. Scroll by Ihtizaz bint al-Gani.

Their Excellencies next had Lady Astridhr Thorolfsdottir brought forth so that they may show their appreciation for her service at troll, as a retainer, helping with setup and clean up at events, and her general good works behind the scenes. She was awarded a Gold Comet and scroll by THLady Gesa von Wellenstein with words by Baron Alaric MacConnal.

Sir Maghnus an Chnoc na n’Iora was then invited before Their Excellencies so they might speak on his deeds. Kindly old Sir Maghnus, venerable dead elder of the College of Cour d’Or, with decades of holding office for the good of the barony under his belt, and still remaining a steadfast and reliable fighter at our practices was then inducted into the Order of Copernicus, whereupon he made it known that he wished to take on the moniker of the “Weird Uncle of the Barony”. Scroll by Lady Rose O’Tierrany upon a text by Baron Alaric MacConnal.

Their Excellencies then invited the populace to join them on September 17th for the Baronial Social to be held at Hawkeye Park.

Their Excellencies called forward all scribes and wordsmiths who contributed to scrolls that went out during court to be recognized and receive a token from Her Excellency.

Finally Their Excellencies were attended by Master Emrys Eustace, Lady Arthes MacLeod, and Sayyid Matthias di Lupo Corsi who were thanked for all of their works in serving as Baronial Camp Reeve, providing the food for the post-court social, and helping maintain the Baronial camp respectively.

The court of Their Excellencies was then closed.

The court of Their Excellencies was later reopened so that they may call before them THLord Guillaume le Noir du Bordauex. They recognized his service as a heavy fighting marshal, assisting at events, and helping to create the Stellar Tourney and so awarded him a Gold Comet with a scroll by THLady Gesa von Wellenstein and words by Baron Alaric MacConnal.

There being no further business, the court of Their Excellencies was then closed once more.

Submitted by Lord Ronan Ó Conaill.

Important Announcement from the Baron & Baroness

Hello Debatable Lands! Salve Accolens!

We had an amazing time at the Baronial Social yesterday, with many thanks to THL Ceindrech and her staff (see her previous post today), and the folks that jumped in to help with our Court: Master Emrys, Carl, Lady Fine, Elle, and Lord Turlough. And a big welcome to all our newcomers!

As you may have heard, we made an important announcement yesterday in our Court:

It is our intention, that at approximately this time next year (Sept/Oct 2023) you, our beloved Barony, will be welcoming new faces to Baronial thrones.

We are stepping down as Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands in about a year, and have initiated the beginning of our election process.

Our Seneschal and the election committee (formed at the Oct business meeting on 10/5) will communicate further in the next couple of weeks, and will keep you updated throughout the process via our electronic outlets. The nomination meeting will occur in November at our social meeting, date TBD. In the meantime, those curious may wish to read the election section of our Baronial Policies, found at

It’s an exciting time for our Barony indeed! We look forward to the coming months, and to chatting with those interested in running in the election. Feel free to reach out to us on the matter anytime!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,

Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

A great time was had at our barony social!

We had a wonderful time yesterday, and the weather was perfect. 45-50 people came, including 4 newcomers who jumped in and were a joy to have. Thank you to our teachers- Maire, Rufina, Raven, Rachel, Broom, Gesa, Kit, Arianna, Irene, Jorundr, and Ishiyama. As always, there is a team behind the scenes that makes these activities happen. Thank you to Muirgheal and Alaric for providing brewer’s delicacies, and to Evie for planning the brewer’s bar but making the sound judgement not to bring her plague to the rest of us. Thank you to everyone who helped set up, or stayed to help clean up- Forveleth, Alaric, Carl, Muirgheal. If I have forgotten someone it is my poor memory not your work- please let me know so I can include you.

Yours in service,
THL Ceindrech verch Elidir

Barony Social Tomorrow: Yes Classes! Yes fighting!

Yes, we have classes!
Theory of Mounted Archery- Gesa Wellenstein
Whipcord- Rufina Lisa Rodriguez
Intro Scribal- Rachel Alison
tentative- thrown weapons class
Knots- Joe Broom Marfice
tentative archery class
2:30 Embroidery- Raven
3:00 Embroidery continued
Choir sing-along Arianna
Lashing- Kit
Period fencing manuals- Irene and Jorundr

AND, Hot off the press! Monroeville has approved us using weapons for sport- so we can have martial activities tomorrow. Bring your gear, bring your Marshall, and we’ll find you space!

Remember, court is at 4. Garb is optional, but encouraged. After all, do you really want to get called into court naked?

Arts and Sciences at Barony Social

The Baron and Baroness really hope to see you all at this Saturday’s picnic, and I as the Arts and Sciences minister hope that you will bring your crafting projects with you to work on and show off. There will not be any official classes or display, but while we socialize we’d like to see what you’re working on and ask you questions about your particular craft. This is not the best venue for noisy or messy work, but anything portable and interesting is fair game, and it’s all interesting to us.

I know that we have some knitters, narrow weavers, and braiders coming out. I can’t imagine the calligraphers, illuminators, and painters will leave their supplies behind at home. Personally, I will be bringing some sharpening stones and similar implements to help others with putting a useful edge on their tools and weapons. The site has plenty of room for stuff and people, so please bring whatever you feel like working on.

See you Saturday!

Barony Social – 9/17/22

Post-Pennsic blahs? Missed your friends and want a smaller gathering closer to home? Want to celebrate talk like a pirate day? Come join us for a picnic, court, and all sorts of SCA activities. Bring your own food and drinks for lunch and/or dinner.

Hawkeye Park, 711 Hawkeye Dr, Monroeville 15146

Make your best way to US 22 E Monroeville, either the 2nd Monroeville exit off 376 from Pittsburgh or the Monroeville exit off 76. Go East on 22 for a mile, then turn left at the light onto Elliot Rd. Turn R onto Ellini Dr, then L on Hawkeye Dr into the park. 

Site is handicapped accessible, with a few rough spots.

Garb optional but encouraged.

Site is beer/wine wet but NO glass containers. There are grills, playground, and bathrooms (indoors and will require masks)

There is room for day shades, and bring your own chairs unless you are comfortable at picnic tables.

Covid Check will open by 11 for those setting up. We will continue to follow Æthelmearc covid guidelines- either proof of vaccination or a negative test within 3 days, and indoor masking- in this case only the bathrooms. Classes will start at 1, and Court will be at 4 pm.

There will not be martial activities, but martial classes are in the works. 

Tentative class schedule: 

Hrefna Thorgrimsdottir (Raven)- community embroidery project- try your hand at embroidery as a new skill, or learn a more advanced technique, and we’ll have a group project at the end.

Thrown Weapons, archery, and fencing clinics- details to follow.

Rufina Saavedra-  whipcord

Emrys Eustace (Broom)- knots

Arianna of Wynthrope- choir sing along, culminating in singing Marche Baroniae for court if you feel comfortable. 

Maire ni Cathal ui Conchobar- children’s activities.