Newsletter Quiz!

From Gwendolyn the Graceful, Brehyres, Greetings!

In this digital age, it is relatively easy to find out about upcoming events, deadlines, and other important activities, without reading our newsletters. But sometimes, information in the publications is not easily found elsewhere. And even if it is, the newsletter is a handy way to quickly catch up on the important notices and happenings in our lands.

For example, did you know that recently, His Grace, Duke Christopher, posted information  about the Board soliciting feedback on new policies regarding hate speech? Did you know that AEthelmearc was well-represented in the Blackfox Award nominations? You would if you’d read the newsletter!

To encourage us all (me included!) to remember to check out our Kingdom and Baronial newsletters, I am going to try to post shortly after their publication dates with fun challenges. They may be treasure hunts, quizzes, or other kinds of reports. Some will be interactive and some may be notices of tidbits that might be of interest. Both the AEstel and the Althing will be included as they come out.

These games are for glory, amusement, and absolutely no prizes whatsoever! There are no losers! The fun is in finding the answers for yourselves.

So, here is the first installment: a trivia quiz on the most recent AEstel (May 2018):

  1. What is depicted in the cover photo? (Bonus: which gentle took the photo?)
  2. There is an officer accepting letters of interest for a deputy position, which are due on May 1. Which Great Officer is it, what is the position being sought, and who is the person holding that post now?
  3. When will the Kingdom Youth Championship tourney be held?
  4. How many event announcements are posted in the May AEstel? (Bonus: How many of them are *not* Royal Progress events?)
  5. How many events are listed on the At-a-Glance page?

My hope is that these questions pique curiosity and foster discussion, particularly of events we might not be aware of because they are not RP’s or they are out of region, or both!

Most importantly, I hope these little teasers inspire y’all to check out the newsletters and keep current!

We’ll do this again soon!

A and S — Sew Easy Garb — April 12

It's the Art-Signal! Quick, to the Science-Mobile!
Arts & Sciences Meeting

Thursday, April 12th is once again A&S time!

Whether you are going to the Coronation of Sven and Siobhan or not, you might want to make some Finnish garb. This Thursday, Ihala Auvinen will help us create an underdress and an overdress. You’ll find documentation here: .

To make an underdress, bring 2 yards of 60″ wide fabric (linen, faux-linen, wool, cotton). This is a zero waste pattern with no gussets or gores! WASH and DRY your fabric to pre-shrink it.

To make an overdress, bring enough fabric to wrap around your body comfortably. Also, bring a woven belt and brooches or pins for the shoulders.

I will have my sewing machine, box of threads, and scissors. Bring anything else you think you’ll need, such as paper and pencil to take notes or make diagrams.

Want to read more?

Standard disclaimers here:

Location: Victory Pointe Gaming Lounge (and ice-cream parlor), upstairs in the game room
Address: 1113 Carson Street on the South Side
Time: 7 PM. Come early if you wish, people start arriving about 6:45.

Upstairs is not handicap accessible, so if you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Park safely — feed the meter to avoid tickets. Try across the street in the bank parking lot.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge.

See you there!  Elss Augsburg

Silva Vulcani Muster This Week


There will be no fencing practice this week because of the Silva Vulcani muster at California University of Pennsylvania.

It starts at 11 Am and ends at 6PM, I encourage everyone who is planning to fence with the rapier army at Pennsic this year to come out and join us as we hone our melee skills.

We will be at Hamer Hall, which is the gym that was used for QRC.

Practice will resume next week at our normal time. We expect to move outdoors next week, so we will be at the Washington Blvd site not the Chinese Church.


Archery Practice Cancelled for this Week

Due to the cold we will be postponing our weekend archery practice.

April 22nd we will be at the castle, 755 Stone Gate Dr. Wexford PA, for our Barony Archery Muster. Come join us to open the archery season, and shoot some fantastic targets by the honorable Lady Lucetta DiCosimo, and the honorable Lord Derek Archer will be running the shoot off the castle wall.

If you plan to attend and wish to shoot but don’t have your own equipment please let me know ahead of time and I will bring a loaner bow for your use. I do have 4 sets of youth equipment available. They will be first come first served, and will be asked to take turns after equipment has all been loaned out.

-Youre BMDL Captain of Archers Lady Katheryn Täntzel.

😊Hope to see you all there.😉

Happy 44th Birthday, Debatable Lands!!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Happy Birthday! On this day, April 6th, in 1974, then-King Aonghais and then-Queen Alyson of the Kingdom of the East, and also Alfgar, Brigantia, signed the Barony Petition and Charter for the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands.

What an amazing ride it has been. We are rich in history, in friendship and love, in skill, in camaraderie, in curiosity, in most importantly, in fun.

The best Barony in the Knowne World, the Debatable Lands… YOU… are remarkable. We are very proud to be your Baron and Baroness. Thank you for making this amazing hobby of our so much more than a hobby!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baroness Hilda and Baron Brandubh


PS: Open this Storfrettir post on our webpage to click on the links!

KWHSS: From the Librarian

 Hello, everyone. Are you planning to come to KWHSS outside of Pittsburgh this June? Do you own any amazing books that you’d like to share with your scribal or heraldic friends? Please bring us your amazing books!

Our Library is looking for generous people willing to loan their amazing resources for everyone’s perusal. Check out our Library page and consider bringing some of your treasures for all to benefit from. You can check the list to see who is bringing what so that you don’t end up bringing a Grand Hours in your suitcase when you don’t have to. Thank you!!!

THLady Rachel Dalicieux