Archers prepare yourselves! Next week is the start of Archery Season!

The snow has melted, the weather has warmed, and that means it’s archery season once again for BMDL! Next Sunday, April 11th from 11am-3pm, archery practice will resume at the home of Master Kieran and Mistress Odriana! We will be following the same pandemic procedures as last year, so please take note of the rules posted below.

Hope to see you there next week!

*Note: In order to keep attendance manageable, we are asking that only the archers attend this practice. If you aren’t there to shoot then please do not attend. In addition, loaner gear will not be provided.


The address of the site is 3000 Harts Run Road, Allison Park, PA 15101. To get there from the city, head north on Route 8 and make a right on Harts Run Road, then after 1 mile their house is on the right side. The driveway for the site is a small bridge. Look for the SCA sign!

Parking will be at the empty lot next door (2984 Harts Run Rd on Google maps). Anyone who needs to may drive directly up to the site to drop off people or equipment before heading to the parking lot.


We want to do this as safely as possible, so the following safety and social-distancing guidelines will be put in place:

  • Masks must be properly worn at all times (covering both nose AND mouth).
  • No sharing equipment. This includes bows, arrows, gloves, armguards, etc.
  • The loaner gear will NOT be available.
  • Only the marshals can handle another person’s bow, arrows, or equipment, and only for inspections.
  • Maintain 6 ft. of separation when shooting on the line and when waiting in line to shoot. The ground will be appropriately marked.
  • When retrieving arrows, only one person per target may retrieve their arrows at the same time.
  • Marshals will be monitoring the practice and reminding people to adhere to these guidelines.
  • This is a practice for archers only. Please do not come just to socialize.
  • DO NOT COME TO PRACTICE IF YOU ARE NOT FEELING WELL OR ARE ESPECIALLY SUSCEPTIBLE TO ILLNESS.
  • These rules will be reviewed with everyone prior to the beginning of practice. In addition to these guidelines, I will do my best to ensure there is hand sanitizer, hand wipes, a hand washing station, etc. available for staying clean. Being considerate of the health and safety of our populace is greatly appreciated!

If anyone has additional questions or concerns regarding the practice please reach out to me at archerymarshal@debatablelands.org.

Stay safe out there!

Yours in service,
Rónán Ó Conaill
BMDL Captain of Archers

Message from the Board of Directors

Greetings DebatableLands,

Please heed the words of the BOD.

Thank you,
Muirgheal inghean Dubhghaill, Seneschal

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On March 23, 2021, the Board of Directors passed the Resolution to Lift Suspension of In-Person Activity in the SCA as of June 1st, 2021 (North America).

Details of the Resolution and its conditions are located here: https://www.sca.org/news/resolutiontoliftsuspensionapril2021/

The President and the Society Seneschal have been given the responsibility of implementing the resumption of events within the rules above and adjusting the strictures as needed with Board approval.

Questions or comments should be sent directly to president@sca.org and seneschal@sca.org or your board Ombudsman.

This is our first step toward the resumption of SCA events. Working with the corporate officers and with input from the various kingdoms, we will continue to assess the pandemic environment and make changes going forward as needed, either to add further restrictions or relax existing ones as the situation allows.

No matter what safety precautions we put in place, there is no substitute for each individual being educated about the risk to themselves and their loved ones, and making responsible choices to protect themselves and others from this virus.
We look forward to seeing many of you, in person and in garb, as we prepare to begin in-person events again in North America.

Online Sewing Thurs Apr 1, 7:30

The next online sewing circle will be Thursday April 1st starting at 7:30, in a kingdom zoom room. Welcome to anyone who wants to sew, knit, braid, weave, iron, or work on other fabric or fiber activity. There have been some discussions of a distributed group activity in discord. I am inviting anyone who is interested to come join the discussion at this coming sewing circle. If you have any questions or would like me to send you the zoom information, please email sewing (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

The Taming of The Shrew – Tonight

Tonight, we will be showing The Taming of the Shrew starting at 7:30pm, followed by a chat until 10:30pm.

Please contact Alaric at alaric (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom room information. He can also be reached via DM on Discord (Alaric #9264). Get your information before the movie starts, if possible, as Alaric is also watching and might not see your request to join right away. If you attended a prior Shakespeare Movie Night, the Zoom room information is the
same.

Hope to see some of you there!

The Taming of the Shrew – Friday

Greetings All!

We will have rings and things and fine array! On Friday, March 26th we’ll be showing The Taming of the Shrew starting at 7:30pm, followed by a chat until 10:30pm. This performance, directed by William Ball, is “a rowdy commedia dell’arte production incorporating slapstick, pratfall, and earthy humor”. We hope to see you there! Better once than never, for never too late. Watch from the comfort of your living room via the AEther.

Here is the link to the schedule for the movie nights scheduled through May:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EhlgwgRZ923RhRJrCPIXsHEhWI1eJJigCv2YRLEavrE/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact Alaric at alaric (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom room information. He can also be reached via DM on Discord (Alaric #9264). Get your information before the movie starts, if possible, as Alaric is also watching and might not see your request to join right away. If you attended a prior Shakespeare Movie Night, the Zoom room information is the
same.

Hope to see some of you there!

Alaric & Elsbeth

Shakespeare Movie Tonight

Beware the Ides of March! We’ll be showing Julius Caesar, starring Charlton Heston, starting at 7:30pm, followed by a chat until 10:30pm. We hope to see you, and you, et tu Brute! Watch from the comfort of your living room via the AEther.

Please contact Alaric at alaric (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom room information. He can also be reached via DM on Discord (Alaric #9264). Get your information before the movie starts, if possible, as Alaric is also watching and might not see your request to join right away. If you attended a prior Shakespeare Movie Night, the Zoom room information is the same.

Althing deadline and Chronicler opening

Good afternoon all! The next deadline for the Althing is 3/15, please have all content and reports in to me by the end of that day at Chronicler@Debatablelands.org.

In addition my time as Chronicler will be ending around the end of the year, that means it’s time for someone else to take the reigns. If you have wanted to be involved as an officer this is a great option to start with. The job of the Chronicler is one that does not have to dedicate time at events to the job and also does not have equipment involved in it at all. As long as you have a computer and internet access it is fairly easy to do the job and participate at business meetings.

If you have any interest please send me an email or find me on Facebook!

Shakespeare Movie Night Friday

Master Alaric Writes:

Greetings All!

Beware the Ides of March! On Friday, March 2612th we’ll be showing Julius Caesar, starring Charlton Heston, starting at 7:30pm, followed by a chat until 10:30pm. We hope to see you, and you, et tu Brute! Watch from the comfort of your living room via the AEther.

Here is the link to the schedule for the movie nights scheduled through May:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1EhlgwgRZ923RhRJrCPIXsHEhWI1eJJigCv2YRLEavrE/edit?usp=sharing

Please contact Alaric at alaric (at) pobox (dot) com for the Zoom room information. He can also be reached via DM on Discord (Alaric #9264). Get your information before the movie starts, if possible, as Alaric is also watching and might not see your request to join right away. If you attended a prior Shakespeare Movie Night, the Zoom room information is the same.

Hope to see some of you there!