Castle Fire – Family Safe

As many of you know, the Castle in Wexford had a significant fire today. This message is to let you know that Eorl Byron, Countess Ariella, and the family is safe.

Our Barony stands in support of our beloved members, and more information will come if they need assistance.

~Bns Hilda

A letter from Æthelmearc Seneschal

Sharing to the List. Please mind the words of Master Illadore.

Dear Aethelmearc –

First off, remember United We Stand, Divided We Fall. Also – Wash your hands. Be kind.

Obviously, things are moving somewhat fast. The most important thing you can do is remember to follow the guidance of your local health officials. If they tell you to stay home, then stay home. Be safe. All of you are the best part of Aethelmearc.

I have seen the missives from the Board of Directors and I am in contact with the Royalty and the Society Seneschal. We’re discussing what to do next. I am going to ask for a bit of patience while we work few a things. As always, if you have questions, please contact me directly and we will help you.

I am also terribly excited to see all of the online discussions, classes, get togethers. Please keep that up. We are trying to work on a few technical solutions too – but again, please give us a bit of time to get things going.

Love,
Illadore
Aethelmearc Seneschal

Decision from the BoD – COVID

Good Gentles, please hear the words from our Board of Directors.

“To the Crowns and Kingdom Seneschals of the Known World

From the Board of Directors, Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Good Greetings,

The Board continues to monitor the COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) spread across the world. Given the suggestions by various health organizations, including the CDC and Public Health England the Board of Directors of the SCA, Inc. recommends that all Kingdoms cancel, suspend or postpone all events, practices, meetings, and other SCA sponsored in-person activities through April 30, 2020.

The SCA is a Kingdom-based organization. The various Kingdoms have state, provincial and national governments either recommending or mandating responses to COVID-19. The Board asks that the Kingdom leadership follow the recommendations of the governments of the modern areas making up that Kingdom.

The Board recognizes that many Kingdoms have their Coronations and/or Crown tournaments in April and that canceling these events may cause a hardship. The Kingdom Seneschals should discuss this with the Society Seneschal for recommendations and suggestions. In addition, with every Kingdom being affected, the other Kingdom Seneschals may have advice and recommendations for you. The SCA may need to waive part of Corpora for these suggestions and recommendations to be put into place, and the Society Seneschal stands ready to issue waivers as necessary and appropriate, recognizing that some plans may need refining before a waiver could be issued. This is an unprecedented situation. The Board continues to monitor the responses and will assist Kingdoms as it can. At this time, the Board’s closure recommendations are just that, recommendations. It may be necessary in the future for the appropriate Corporate and Society officers to require postponing all SCA functions, but we are not there, yet.

Source: https://www.sca.org/news/recent-board-letter-to-the-crowns-and-kingdom-seneschals/

Yours in Service,

THL Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal Debatable.

https://www.sca.org/news/recent-board-letter-to-the-crowns-and-kingdom-seneschals/

From Their Majesties

Unto home bound Aethelmerac do Timothy and Gabrielle send greetings,

Things in the world around us are filled with chaos and uncertainty. We have all seen the horror stories of people hoarding things and price gouging things, not caring for their fellow man. However, here in the SCA, we see, hear and read story after story of people looking after the people in their community, whether scadian or mundane. It is very reassuring to be shown time and time again the quality of people who make up the circle of friends we call Aethelmearc and indeed the Society.

While there is a small part of us that is sad that the remaining royal progress events we had scheduled have all been canceled or postponed, We would much rather do what is in the best interests of all our members, and indeed the mundane world around us. We have had a phenomenal time serving this kingdom, and know that these decisions are for the best.

Since so many of you have asked, as of now, the plans for Coronation are still fluid. As of now, Coronation still is planned for April 4th, but it will be very limited, but plans may change, so that the event and ceremony can be a grand celebration worthy of them. They have both always served our Kingdom in with every ounce of energy once could ask for, and we hope their special day can be glorious and memorable.

Most of the items on our court dockets will be absorbed by TRHs, but there are a few that they have graciously allowed us to do as regency courts in their name once things return to normal.

Keep doing those things that make Aethelmearc a model of kindness and generosity that we only wish the world around us would follow. We have been honored and privileged to count ourselves amongst your numbers for many years, and will continue to do so until we no longer walk the earthy,

Timothy and Gabrielle

Updated Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Greetings unto the Noble Populace of the Debatable Lands do We, Brandubh and Hilderun, Baron and Baroness, THL Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, THL Robert Pourmaintenant, Drotinn Jorundr hinn Rotinn, and Lady Jasmine of Clan Tarn send greetings;

In alignment with the mundane authority, we have decided to cancel all DebatableLands Martial practices for the duration of the school closure which stands presently for two weeks. We will remain vigilant and keep you updated as more information and direction come to us.

We understand that these are unprecedented times and there is a lot to learn and follow. Please exercise your best judgment in keeping yourself and your families safe and healthy. The Officers of your Barony are working on a decision regarding formal cessions of our weekly happenings. We support any officer, site owner, guild leader, or group sponsor in cancellation. Please let me know and I will see to the publication of notices on your behalf.

As the Kingdom and Board of Directors make more decisions, we will deliver the information to you as quickly as possible. Until that time, Please follow the mundane authorities in their guidelines.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me via email: Muirgheall@gmail.com or call me with the number published in the Dark Pages. My mundane job is very demanding, but I will do my best to answer you in a timely fashion.

As our Baroness Hilda said; Have patience. Don’t panic. We are all in this together. We will take care of each other. We will endure in our fun and companionship. We are resourceful, vibrant, and caring.

In Service,
Brandubh and Hildrarun, Baron and Baroness, THL Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, THL Robert Pourmaintenant, Drotinn Jorundr hinn Rotinn, and Lady Jasmine of Clan Tarn.

In addition, Lady Jamine, due to mundane conflicts has asked me to announce that Youth Rattan Practice will be cancelled until April 18th, 2020.

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19)

Greetings unto the Noble Populace,

I am certain that with the cancellation of several large events you are starting to question what the Debatable Lands should do for smaller gatherings, guilds, ect. I have been in contact with Master Illadore, the Kingdom Seneschal and I have been advised that the Board of Directors of the SCA is meeting and will have direction for us shortly.

In the meantime, Please follow the guidelines given to you by your local healthcare professionals in regard to Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and how best not to contract it. Please remember that a little disappointment now could help keep your fellow Debatable-Landers healthy and safe.

When I have more news, I will share it with you.

Please feel free to contact me via email or with the number provided in the Dark Pages. I work many hours but I will return your calls and emails as soon as possible.

Thank you for your understanding and for your compassion to each other in this unusual time.

In Service,
THL Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal Debatable.

Fencing Practice at Chinese Church this Sunday 3/8

Due to a scheduling conflict fencing practice will not be at Broken Plow this week, so we will be at our regular location, the Chinese Church.

Practice will run from 2 – 6 as usual. Loaner gear for fencing and cut n thrust is available.

Next Sunday 3/15 Lord Alessandro will be running practice while I am away at Gulf Wars.

I do not have a marshal for the week of 3/22 yet, so if you can run practice that week please let me know.

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