Debatablelands Twelfth Night January 14, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Debatable Lands 12th Night will be held on Saturday January 14th at North Park Lodge, N Ridge Dr, Allison Park, PA 15101. 12th Night will host the Baronial A&S championship and Bardic championship, and there will be a Baronial court in the evening. There will also be games, an auction to benefit the barony, and drinks provided by our fabulous Brewer’s Guild. Bring cookies to exchange with your friends!

The festivities will begin at noon and end around 7PM after court.
The event is free, but due to the limitations of the indoor space, attendance will be capped at 150 people. The event will be entirely inside; depending on transmission rates, masks may be required in accordance with kingdom policy. Please pre-register at I can’t wait to see you there!

For questions please contact the autocrat, Forveleth Dunde MKA Miranda Gavrin, at, by phone at 317-697-7883, or by mail at 326 Lincoln Ave, Carnegie, PA 15106.

Selection Committee for the Baronial Election and Open Nominations

The Selection Committee for the Baronial Election will be as follows: Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile and Baron Hilderun Hugelmann, Baorness Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Sir Guillaume le Noir du Bordeaux, Ishiyama Shonagon Gentarou Yori’ie, Lady Forveleth Dunde. With Alternates for the committee as ThLady Silence de Cherbourg and Lord Reinhard Regenbogen, should another member of the committee need to recuse themselves from service.

The Committee will be Chaired by Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile and Baron Hilderun Hugelmann.

The Chair will now accept nominations for the Office of the Baronage. You may make nominations either in writing or by voice at the nominating meeting. Written nominations must be received by the Chair at or before the nomination meeting.

The Nominating Meeting will be November 13, 2022 at the Rose Barn in North Park with the Harvest Revel Social Meeting.

You can reach Their Excellencies at and

The Policies are housed here for our review;

In Service,
Muirgheal, Seneschal Debatablelands

Equestrain Championships Court Report

The Report of the Court of Their Excellencies Brandubh et Hilderun, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands, held upon the occasional of the Baronial Equestrian Championship Tournament on the 22nd day of October anno societatis 57, Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile, Taber Herald.

Their Excellencies thanked THLady Gesa von Wellenstein for serving as marshal and organizing the tournament, and presented tokens to her grounds crew for their service as Sophia, Jason, Alicia, Sir Bors of Rouen and Duke Byron of Haverford had all lent assistance to the smooth operation of the tournament.

Their Excellencies invited forth all new comers and presented each with a ring to remember their first event.

THLady Gesa von Wellenstein was then invited forward, and Their Excellencies assisted in transferring the regalia of the Baronial Equestrian Champion to Lord Yarden of the Debatable Lands, presented him as the winner of the tournament.  Scroll Limned by Mistress Arianna of Wynthrope, scrivened by THLady Ceindrech verch Elidir.

With the assistance of THLady Gesa, Their Excellencies noted the Chivalry demonstrated in the arena by Emma Borsdottir showing the gentleness with which she handled her steed and presented her with a token.  They also recognized the Skills in Equitation of Jackie of the Debatable Lands, giving her a token, showing her high degree of skill with the horse.  Lastly Their Excellencies presented a token to Faelan Einar for telling the best tale of his journey through the tournament.

Their Excellencies then bid all safe travels on their ways home.
Court Closed

Kingdom A&S Champs This Weekend

Their Royal Highnesses, Arnthor Inn Sterki and Ceirech Na Hinnsi, are pleased to let it be known to all that they are looking forward to choose their Arts & Sciences Champions at the Kingdom Arts & Sciences Championship to be hosted by the the Barony of Rhydderich Hael this Saturday, October 22nd.

It’s too late to set up a virtual entry, but you can register an in-person entry if you show up first thing at the event.

The event is from 9am to 5pm, and it’s just a four-point-mumble hour drive up to Sanborn, NY if you want to day-trip it. More information:

Even if you aren’t entering, this is a great event to see what others in the Kingdom are working on, and some of the best arts and research the SCA has to offer.

Here’s the archery schedule for the next few weeks

Archers of the Debatable Lands! We’ve got some fun events coming up in the next few weeks. Here’s the schedule coming up:

Oct. 23rd – Mounted Archery Clinic – An introductory clinic for our archers to learn how to shoot from horesback! For more details, check the event page here.
***Regular archery practice for this week is canceled.***

Oct. 30th – Halloween Shoot! – Everyone is encouraged to wear your costumes and make and bring your own spooky targets. We’ll shoot at novelty ranges and come up with fun competitions for candy prizes!

Nov. 6th – Normal practice resumes!

Nov. 13th – Baronial Harvest Revel Social Meeting
***Regular archery practice for this week is canceled.***

Nov. 20th – Another regular practice. (Weather depending)

As always, if you need loaner gear or you have any questions you can reach out to me at

Baronial Election Procedures and Policies

Greetings Noble Populace,

Their Excellencies have called for elections and with this comes a few housekeeping items before our election process begins.

After many months, The Debatablelands has expanded our borders to include new territory and those members of the Society that were in lands held by The Crown. The current list of zip codes is located at If you do not live within these zip codes, there are provisions for requesting a ballot in our policies.

Additionally, we ask you to review our policies and process; located at ; you will find our election process under Section VII.

The Office of The Baronage may be either one individual or two individuals as a single nomination. If two people make up a candidate pair; their gender and relation to each other are not of import. Every candidate or candidate pair must meet the following requirements:

“The territorial Baron and/or Baroness (hereafter referred to as Baron/ess) must meet the requirements stated in Corpora and Kingdom Law, be 18 years of age or older as of the day the votes are to be tallied, and must be a resident in the territory of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands. The Office of Baron/ess of the Debatable Lands is not subject to a term limit.”

All nominated persons will have one months’ time in which to accept or decline nomination.

The Selection Committee responsible for overseeing the Election is in the process of formation and formal nominations will begin once the Chairperson has been chosen from the members of the Selection Committee. In accordance with our policies, the Selection Committee will consist of the following officers: Baronage, Seneschal, Herald, Knight Marshal & Arts and Science. Alternatives: Exchequer, Chronicler. If they should need to recuse themselves the next officer will accept in order of Office Precedence as found in Corpora.

The name of the Chairperson and the Officers serving on the Selection Committee will be provided to the Barony within the next week. The contact information for the Chairperson will be delivered at that time. All Nominations must be in writing according to the policies.

Please feel free to reach out with questions to Their Excellencies or to The Seneschal.

In Service,
Baron Brandubh O’Donnghaile and Baroness Hilderun Hugelmann
Baroness Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Debatablelands Seneschal

Harvest Revel Social Meeting! Sunday November 13, 2022

Greetings Noble Populace,

The Debatablelands will host our traditional Harvest Revel Social meeting on Sunday November 13, 2022 from 10 am until 8 pm est at the Rose Barn in North Park (40.605182, -80.005492 Pearce Mill Road across from Boathouse).

Bring your handwork and a picnic lunch and spend some time with the Barony-Marche. Activities of the day will include Nominations for the next wearer or wearers of the Comet Coronets!

Fencing and Rattan Practices, I Genesii, the greatest comedia del’arte trope in the Known Worlde, will entertain and astound the populace with interactive improvisational games; The Moniers Guild will hold a round table to discuss the possibility of Our Very Own Baronial Coin Project; The Debatablelands Brewing Guild meeting, and more!

Bring your favorite written recipe and share it with the Debatablelands! There will be an online vote 2 weeks after the event were the noble populace will be able to vote for their favorite new flavors & the top three chosen will be submitted to the Ælthing for publication!
Categories include:
Medieval – Harvest Favorite
Modern – Fall Favorite
Favorite “Apple”
“Pumpkin Spice”

Keep your eyes here for additional information!

In Accordance with Æthelmearc Covid Policy, all attendees over the age of 2 must be masked when indoors when in Substantial or High Transmission locations according to the CDC Community Transmission Map.

In Service,

Debatablelands Business Meeting ZOOM – Oct 5, 2022 08:00 PM EST

Greetings Noble Populace,

Please find the Zoom meeting login for the Business meeting tomorrow evening.

Please find the minutes and agendas at

In Service,
Muirgheal, Seneschal Debatable

Topic: Debatablelands Business Meeting
Time: Oct 5, 2022 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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