Investiture Schedule

I know that your mouth watered at the wonderful feast menu. Now, take a look at the day’s schedule to see what else we’ve got in store! (So much to do!!!)

   9am Site opens
  10am Morning court
  11am Drop off closes for Baronial A&S Championship
  12pm Lunch is served
 1-2pm Hilda and Brandubh will sit in state
 1-2pm Kingdom-wide choir practice for coronation
 2-3pm Order of the Fleur d'AEthelmearc
3:30pm BMDL Choir Concert
   4pm Evening court
6:30pm Feast
   9pm Site closes

Throughout the day: BMDL HIstory Display, Heraldry Consult Table, BMDL A&S Championship, Fine items fundraising auction for BMDL, and merchants.

As always, the schedule is subject to change but we’ll do our absolute best to keep this day flowing as planned!

Don’t forget to send in your prereg to guarantee your feast spot!

Investiture Feast Menu

Soon….very soon… can treat yourself to a day full of tasty tasty
food by THLady Cassandra Matis at BMDL Investiture!

Preregistrations are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED for this February 13th event. Remember, site fee and feast for an adult member is just $20!

In 3 removes (PLUS DESSERT!!), we’ll get to enjoy the best that medieval
Italy has to offer!

1st remove:
Perscuti, herbed goat cheese, mustard, and sourdough
2nd remove:
Chicken confit ala scappi, spaetzle with sage, and roasted hearts of cabbage
3rd remove:
Rosemary roasted chicken thighs, and roasted root vegetables with parmesan
Wafers (pizzele) served with marmalade and marscapone cheese

Aside from the fact that you get to indulge in the best cured meat ever to
grace our barony, there are tales of kings and princes FIGHTING over this
spaetzle! Don’t miss this feast!

The dayboard menu (subject to revision):
Rolls, honey butter, herbed quark, Sabina Welserin’s pork shoulders,
roasted beef, Scappi’s Lombard tarts (gluten free and vegetarian), cheese, pickled asparagus, balsalmic mushrooms, and baked apples.

If you do have any dietary concerns, please contact THLady Cass at

Investiture, February 13th

Join us to celebrate the Investiture of the 8th Baron and Baroness of the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands, Brandubh and Hildarun, on February 13th, 2016. This glorious day will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church of the North Hills, 2359 W Ingomar Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15237. Site opens at 9am and will close promptly at 9pm. Your autocrat for the day is Isabel Fleuretan (Jackie Lockhart) and can be reached at 724-448-3269 before 9pm, 403 Pin Oak Dr., Glenshaw, PA 15116, or isabellemaurienne{at}gmail{dot}com.

Site fees for the day will be $11 per adult, $6 per child 6-17, free for babes in arms up to age 5. Any adult unable to provide proof of membership at the door will be required to pay the $5 non-member surcharge. There will be a family cap of $34 for site fees.

Included in your admission will be the sumptuous lunch by Cassandra Matis. Any dietary concerns can be directed to her at cas{at}

But wait!!! Stay for the 3 course Italian feast that Cassandra will also be preparing! The first lucky 75 gentles that pay $9 will get the pleasure of course after course of the best that Medieval Italy has to offer.

Pre-registration is STRONGLY encouraged and can be sent to Sogtungui Bataar (Ron Krummer) at 312 Sewickley-Oakmont Rd, Pittsburgh PA 15237. Make checks payable to SCA- PA, INC – Debatable Lands.

This is a dry site, low enclosed flames only, service animals only. The upper parking area will be reserved for those with disabilities, staff, and royalty.

Wednesday Scriptorium, Jan 27th

Scriptorium will be held at the home of Meesteress Odrianna van der Brugge in Hampton Township Wednesday, 27 January 2016 at 7:00P and will end at 9:00P. The regular time has changed for the Scriptorium to allow travel time for the teacher.

There is another storm front supposed to move in that day – Odriana will assess the weather that day and if there is a cancellation, she will announce it by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday. So far it looks like we’re just going to get a dusting, so it’s not likely that this will be cancelled.

Mistress Fredeburg von Katzenellenbogen will be teaching her wood block printing class. There are many ways to make scroll blanks and wood block printing is one. The course description: “European-style blockprinting on fabric and paper using wood blocks. Printed fabric was used for clothing, wall hangings, tablecloths, etc. This hands-on class will focus on historical techniques and include block carving and printing.”

They have dogs and cats. Please medicate appropriately.

For more information and for directions, please contact Odriana by email (jenn.strobel {at} gmail{dot}com) or by giving a call/text at her mobile number (in the Dark Pages).

I Genesii play date at 12th Night

The finest commedia dell’arte troupe in the entire known world announces:

Looking for fun?
Looking for silliness?
Looking for goofiness?

If you have it in you, then we know how to let it out! Free your inner funniness with help from Franceschina, Octavia, Aurelia, Beatrice, Luceta, Brighella, and Arlecchino. i Genesii is looking for some jovial souls to celebrate with by playing some commedia games! Join us after the Barony
Meeting at 11:00 AM.

Join Us for our 12th Night Open Play Date!

Siege of Harlech Castle III

Siege of Harlech Castle

Saturday, August 5th, 2012

Once again the Welsh and English shall fight over Harlech Castle, including fighting in the woods, the narrowed meadow, and spears on the drawbridge! Combat archers are needed on both sides, throwers shall find their targets, and the young shall fight this day. We plan youth battles in the woods and on the drawbridge as well. To while away the siege, there will be music and dancing in the Great Hall. Mistress Illadore deBedegrayne shall prepare a fine feast when the siege ends.

The battle shall be Saturday, August 24th, 2013 with the site open 9 am 9 pm. Sponsored by the Barony Marche of Debatable Lands, the event will be at 755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford, PA 15090. Autocrats are Baron Byron of Haverford (mka Char Branstetter) and Baroness Ariella of Thornbury (mka Cara McCandless).

The autocrats’ address is 755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford PA 15090; they can be contacted at or  724 933 4661  before 9 pm.

This is a free event; nonmember surcharge will NOT apply.

Please send preregistration for lunch and feast since feast is limited to approximately 60 gentles. For an adult, lunch only (off-board) is $5; each child’s lunch (off-board) is $3. An adult lunch and feast (on-board) is $15 total; a child’s lunch and feast (on-board) is $8.

Please make checks payable to SCA PA, Inc. Debatable Lands. Reservations Clerk is Master Alaric MacConall (mka Robert Smith) at 1194 Firwood Dr, Pittsburgh PA 15243 (

See you there!