Third Thursday Sewing Thurs Feb 15th, 7:30-10:00pm

The next third Thursday sewing will be next Thursday Feb 15th from 7:30 to 10pm. This is both online and in-person. If you are coming in-person, the address is 1105 Shady Ave.,Pittsburgh, 15232. Feel free to sew, iron, cut fabric, draft a pattern, or just hang out. If you have questions contact or want the zoom inforation, email sewing (at) debatableland dot org.

So long and thanks for all the fishes…

Sharing my thoughts after Debatable Lands Twelfth Night; my final event as Baronial Seneschal.

This event … my final in service as the Seneschal of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands; Four years is a very long time for all of you to put up with me and suffer through my difficult work schedule. You have shown me every kindness and lifted up our group even in the most challenging situations; not even plague was able to kill your spirit of service and dedication to each other! We have grown in our awareness of each others comfort and found ways to make our Barony more welcoming, more aware, more accessible, and just all around kinder. There are not words enough to express my gratitude.

Your Officers are taking steps to bring in new ideas and easier methods to do the necessary mundane things in the most advanced technology! The Group has collectively been made up of more and more newer faces and each of our Business Meetings has seen an increase in the members of the populace taking an interest in how things are running.

You have found more ways to do Art and Science! I didn’t know that the report could continue to three pages… but you’ve even grown past that. The caliber of work, the documentation, the beauty and the joy… it seems you’ve found endless supplies of inspiration.

Our Archers have proven their aim and arms are not stretched only to the target but also to service! The Skyguard has been an ever present force anywhere and everywhere they have been needed. Ever aimed towards the next highest star. You are incredible.

Our Throwers have welcomed faces off the street to our Dream bringing in more and more new people who have become dear friends. They prove that each of us is a chatelaine and secretly longs to throw axes.

Our Heavy Fighters and Fencers have grown in number at practice and soon we may be legions! Your enthusiasm and prowess continue to grow. You welcome all that come and each week I see those newest faces and those most senior laughing; pausing to give constructive feedback and share smiles. Your courtesy on the field of battle shows bonds of siblings and makes me proud to be among your numbers.

Each and every one of you has stepped up to serve Our Barony in ways small and seemingly unnoticed or in grand ways that could not go unseen. You are doers and dreamers who have pushed Our Home to do better, who have sometimes challenged each other to Be Better, and who have certainly made me stretch and grow to keep up with you.

What I am saying is; I am happy to see the end of my term arrive but only because each and every one of you has made it a true honor to serve. I am confident that the Debatable Lands remains a thriving force for positive change and will continue to show compassion and thoughtful judgement. I am blessed to call you my chosen family and friends. I could not be more proud of you.

Thank you for sharing The Dream with me and for trusting me with Our Home and Your Friendships.

Lastly, Thank you to Her Ladyship Ceindrech verch Elidir who has served as my deputy, sounding board, second brain, sanity check, kick in the tuchus, extra hands and legs, and very dear friend. And most especially thank her for her willingness to step into the role of Seneschal. I know she will help us grow and change and stretch. Not only that, she will do so with kindness and caring. Vivat Ceindrech! Vivat Debatable Lands!

In Service,


Officers Change Overs

Greetings Noble Populace,

We have had a Business Meeting with Officers Change overs; Please take a moment to recognize the work of Vika and Nichola who have stepped down from the MOL and Keeper of the Gold Key positions! They have served us faithfully and deserve some rest! Cant wait to see what they get into next!!!

Thank you to Skjoldr who is taking up the position of MOL and will be working to keep us staffed for tournaments and other fun and games as He and the Other Officers can devise!

Thank you to Fine and Turlough who have agreed to take over holding and arranging for Gold Key to our newest members! You’re outstanding!

Thank you to Silence for her willingness to take a second term as Chronicler! Look for the Q4 Althing to come out soon! <3 Its not to late to send her content!

Thank you to Ceindrich who has served as my deputy for the past four years and who has been elected as the Baronial Seneschal! I know you will do great things!

In Service,
Muirgheal, Retired Seneschal Debatable.

Fiber Guild February Meeting

As spring starts to approach, it’s time for this month’s Fiber Guild. We will be meeting on February 12 from 7-9 PM at 5167 Rosecrest Dr, Pittsburgh PA. There are four parking spots in the driveway, and the rest is overflow parking on the street.

We will be having a small ceremony for our broken needles and tools, as is traditional for this time of year. We will not be having a formal buddhist or shinto ceremony, but a respectful secular variation. Please bring broken wooden or metal tools to this month’s meeting. Turlough will melt them for us, and hopefully they can be made anew into something beautiful.

I will be bringing soft cakes that are appropriate for this ceremony to enjoy. If you have special dietary restrictions beyond Vegan or Gluten Free, please let me know if I am not aware of them.

Additionally, please bring your favorite non-broken fiber tool that is portable to share with the group. Part of our time we will devote to gratitude for our tools and sharing and learning about how other fiber artists work.

Other than that, bring your favorite fiber project to work on once we finish our treats. Last minute sewing projects for an event are still working with fiber, and there will be no judgement, but a variety is encouraged!

I have purchased a large variety of seeds for dyeing, and will bringing my excess. Nobody needs 600 weld plants. I will have murasaki, madder, weld, woad, indigo, dyer’s coreopsis, dyer’s chamomile, and also some japanese herbs (shiso). If you would like some of these for your own garden, they will be available.

Most importantly, please test yourself for Covid before you attend, and please attend virtually if you feel unwell. We will be eating food together in a small area, and transmission levels are high right now; we have several vulnerable people in our group. If you need a test and do not have one, please contact me directly.

I will post the zoom link in the discord and on facebook, but you can also email me for the zoom link (friendlyfirerabbit at gmail dot com) if you are not on either of those platforms.

– Morikawa Rei

Debatable Lands Business Meeting 2/7/2024 – 8 PM EST – ZOOM

Greetings Noble Populace,

It is time again to discuss the business of the Debatable Lands.

Our Virtual Meeting will be Wednesday 2/7/2024 at 8 PM EST.

The Agenda and Minutes from the prior meeting are available here.

If you have anything to add to the agenda, please reach out to me as soon as possible.

In Service,
Muirgheal, Seneschal Debatable

Topic: Debatablelands Business Meeting
Time: Oct 4, 2023 08:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
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Dec 6, 2023 08:00 PM

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