Their Majesties Want Award Recommendations!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Their Majesties’ missive in the May Kingdom newsletter mentions that They wish to continue to receive recommendation letters! We hope everyone will continue to write in worthy gentles. To make it a little easier for you:

Who?

Anyone, from newcomers to Royal Peers! Anyone can be recognized for their good works. If you’re not sure if the person has the award you are thinking of recommending, check the Order of Precedence.

If you need some inspiration for Debatable Landers, Steltonwalders, and Cour d’Or folks, scroll through the Dark Pages (under Off-site resources)!

What?

There’s a nice list of Kingdom awards here: http://www.sca.org/awards/aethelmearc.html.

There’s also some more detail about what awards are appropriate in the series of articles in the Althing from a few years ago. Here’s a quick link to the articles directly. The articles are outdated by a few years (missing some awards, like the new Peerage!). We’ll work on an update soon, but the information is still handy in the meantime.

How?

For Kingdom awards, either use the form here, or email ae.king@aethelmearc.org and ae.queen@aethelmearc.org (make sure your subject line is clear).

 

We also love Baronial award recommendations for Comets and the Order of Copernicus! We’re working on writing a more detailed description of those (watch this space), but no need to wait! You can email those to us directly at baron@debatablelands.org, and baroness@debatablelands.org.

~In Levitate et Caritate
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

Sunday Practices, April 10th

Some are at the ECS, and some at the Catle, so please read carefully!

First off, don’t forget about the Region 2 Archery Muster at the Castle!

Youth Marshal Fredeburg wrote:

Youth Combat will be held at its usual time (2-4 or as demands requires), but for this week we are moving tot he castle in conjunction with the archery muster.

Come shoot and throw in the morning (the muster starts at 10) and fight after lunch.

Knight Marshal Isenwulf wrote:

Greetings heavy fighters,

Baronial heavy weapons practice will be held this Sunday, beginning at 2 PM, at the Environmental Charter School, 829 Milton Street in Regent Square. See you all there!

Marshal of Fence Jorundr wrote:

Debatable Lands fencing practice will continue this week at the Environmental Charter School starting at 2 PM.

Remember that this is our last scheduled indoor practice of the year and next week we will be at the Washington Blvd. site. Unless the weather doesn’t cooperate, in which case we will be using the ECS as backup, and will announce the change on this list.

New Baronial Signet

Hello Debatable Lands!

We would like to thank Meesteres Odriana for her work and dedication as Baronial Signet. As she has taken up a new role as Seneschal of these fine Lands, she has retired as Signet.
Please welcome The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux, new citizen of the Barony, as your new Baronial Signet. As always, we are humbled and amazed by the talent of the scribes in these lands. If any scribes would like to contribute to the Barony’s scrolls, please reach out to THL Rachel. She will be giving more detail directly.
Vivant to THL Rachel and Meesteres Odriana!
In Levitate et Caritate,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

Fencing Demo at the University of Pittsburgh’s Europe Day Festival

Fencing Demo 1

Sat, May 07, 2016 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The European Studies Center has graciously requested our present during their festival.

We will be mustering on the grassy area between Posvar Hall and Hillman Library.

Fencing Demo 2

There will be a BEAR PIT… and pick-up fights!

There will be a tent, seating and of course – pickles by request!

BUT

This is not just for fencers! Bring your crafty things and join us!

Contact your chatelaine, Edana the Red, Magnus bastiano de Vigo, or Jorundr hinn Rotinn with inquiries.

Officer Meeting RESCHEDULED

Tonight’s Officer’s Meeting is being RESCHEDULED!!!!

This morning we were made aware of a visit to CMU’s campus by Hilary Rodham Clinton that will be today at 6:00 p.m. This pretty much makes parking on or near campus impossible and we were unable to find an acceptable alternate venue with such short notice.

We will be rescheduling this meeting for next Wednesay on CMU’s campus from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The location will be announced within the next couple of days.

If you were submitting a budget request tonight, please send that to the Seneschal, Odriana, via email (seneschal@debatablelands.org). The Officers can then review those requests in advance of next week. This is particularly important if you will be unable to attend the rescheduled meeting. There will be no vote before the meeting to allow additional commentary by the populace.

We apologize for any inconvenience and for the short notice. If you have any questions or need more information, please contact the Seneschal directly.

News from Ice Dragon

Hello Debatable Lands!

Our Most Excellent Barony really shone at Ice Dragon this weekend. We’re still waiting to hear more about the Pent and fighting, but there’s some exciting news we couldn’t wait to celebrate!

Mistress Irene von Schmetterling won the Artisans Division of the A&S Pentathalon, and Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen won the Laurel Division! Vivant!

Also, a hearty shout out to those artisans who entered for the first time: Lady Luceta di Cosimo, Lady Edana the Red, THL Rachel Dalicieux, and Duchess Siobhan.

Even more Debatable Landers entered and placed in Pent categories, and were even recognized in Court. And never forget service! Our folks judged the Pent, served Their Highnesses, and were rock-star MOLs (looking at you, Baronesses Anna and Soteria!) More info coming, as we get it.

On the martial end of things, Debatable Lands Rapier fighters took FIVE of the six top spots in the dagger and buckler tourney: Master Will Parris, Don Clewin, Dona Fredeburg, Lord Markus, and THL Elaine! Round Robin tourney participants included THL Fiora, Lord Robert, Lord Markus, Countess Elena. And Don Clewin made it to the final 8 portion and tied Duchess Dorinda for 5th place! Vivant!

We haven’t heard news about the heavy fighting yet, but rumor has it that Duke Sven did really well. We’ll let you know when we hear more.

Comment here if we missed anyone – it was a busy day!

~In Levitate et Caritate
~Baroness Hilda