Kudos to the Barony from the Laurel Principal Queen of Arms

I received the following missive from Master Alaric MacConnell today and wanted to share this with the entire Barony:

I wanted to share some cool recognition from the July 2018 Board Meeting President’s Report.

Here are the relevant excerpts:

Laurel Principal Queen of Arms – Julia Smith (Julianna de Luna)


I would like to commend Alaric MacConnal, Raven Whiteheart, and the rest of the staff of this year’s Known World Heraldic Symposium, held in Pittsburgh, PA, June 8-10. It was a great time and well attended. You guys set a high bar for others to match.

Publishable Summary

The 2018 Known World Heraldic and Scribal Symposium was held in Pittsburgh, PA, in the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands. Alaric Mac Connal and Raven Whiteheart did great work as event stewards; the entire Barony was welcoming. We’ll be talking about the reception at the castle and the performances for a long time.

Thank you to everyone that made Known World Heralds and Scribes such a success. We should be proud of how we represented the Barony to the Known World during this event.

A and S — Bardic Circle — Sunday, August 26th

Bardic Circle!

Everyone is invited — bards, wanna-be bards, new people, choir members, band members, drummers, I-don’t-know-the-goddamn-words singers, loud singers, cowbell players, yes, you should come too.  Instruments welcome, singers welcome, everybody welcome!

Your hosts this week will be Mistress Gwendolyn the Graceful, and Master Ishiyama Gen’tarou Yori’ie, Deputy A&S Minister.

Date: August 26, 2018
Time: 1 PM.
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.
Directions: http://www.debatablelands.org/martial/fight_directions.php

NOTE: Even though the parking lot is full of huge white trailers, there is still quite a lot of space to park. There is also a parking lot up Washington Blvd where the cyclists park, and a path down to our site.

Standard disclaimers here:

We are accessible to our less mobile friends, have free parking, and are a pet-friendly site. Yay!

Bring everything you need for your comfort including a chair, a beverage or snack, bug spray, sunscreen, hat, cabana boy, musical instruments, wellies, etc., etc., etc. Also, the site has a porta-john and no running water so make appropriate preparation.

If you need assistance or have questions, please call or text me at 724-759-3333.

Thank you for asking! These meetings are free and there is no materials charge, as we are generously supported by the Barony and the teachers themselves.

Agincourt XII

It’s that time of year again, time to take up arms and prepare your A&S Entries for Agincourt XII!

The event will be held at Camp Bucoco 150 Bu Co Co Lane, Slippery Rock, PA 16057. The site will open at 4 p.m. Friday 19 October 2018 and everyone must be offsite by noon on Sunday, 21 October 2018.

Heavy Weapons Combatants and Fencers! Take the field and fight the battles as your ancestors did on this day. Noble combat shall rule the day until your arms ache from your weapons. Scenarios will include historic battles based on Agincourt.

And never fear, we WILL be having our famous Tavern Brawl, please considering bringing a parrying item. In previous years, we’ve seen giant turkey legs, mugs etc. Be creative as there will be a prize for the best tavern themed parrying item!!

We will also have Thrown Weapons, Archery, and Youth Fighting!

Artisans of our Sylvan Kingdom! We will be holding our popular yearly Arts and Sciences competition. This year our coordinator will be THL Luceta di Cosimo, who will be assisted by Lady Alianora. We are looking for both participants and judges. This is a perfect opportunity to enter your possible Ice Dragon entry and get feedback on it with plenty of time to act on that advice.

We will also have a salon so that you can gather with other Artisans and Scientists to hang out, share ideas, and share your excitement about your particular art or science.

This year we will also have classes! Mistress Graidhne ni Rua will be coordinating the classrooms. Come and share your knowledge with others. If you’re new to classroom-style teaching, this is a perfect opportunity to do so in a supportive and friendly environment.

We have some other things in store – including a Quest and Bardic Activities! This event has something for everyone, you won’t want to miss anything!

The food, as always, will be delicious and plentiful. The Head Cook is Maighster Liam mac an tSoir with assistance from Lady Arthes Macleod and Lady Alethea Cowle. If you have dietary needs/concerns, please contact Liam at medicmacintyre(at)gmail(dot)com.

Your autocrats for the day are Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr (aechirurgeon@gmail.com, 412.513.8331) and Meesteres Odriana vander Brugghe (jenn.strobel@gmail.com, 412.486.0566).

The site is completely DRY.

The site does not allow pets but does allow service animals.

Registration Info:
The weekend registration (Fri, Sat. and Sunday) which includes Friday evening repast, lunch, and cabin space for both nights: Adult Event Registration $18.00, Adult Member Discount Registration $13.00, Children 0-5 free, Children age 6-17 $6.00. Feast is an additional $9.00.

Family Cap: All children after two are free. Does not include feast

PRE-REGISTER by 5 October and get $1 off each adult reservation in addition to the member discount!

Checks should be made payable to SCA-PA Inc.- Debatable Lands.
Please be sure to include the names and ages of the attendees that you are covering with your check.

Brandy Straub
236 Maryellen drive
North Versailles 15137

There is a Facebook event created for this event, Agincourt XII.

Fight Practice August 19

Weather permitting, there will be fight practice on Sunday August 19, from 2 until 6 PM at the Washington Blvd site. Loaner armor will be available.
Please be aware that there are a number of large white trailers taking up over half of the parking lot.  If you can carpool to practice, it would be helpful.
Hope to see you there.

Thrown weapons practice cancelled

Konichiwa Debatable Lands! Unfortunately, I will be cancelling practice this week. And it has nothing to do with parking. Post pennsic week has exceptionally difficult, and, well, I’m out of spoons. So in the interest of self preservation, and at the encouragement of loved ones, I will be taking this week off, and be back at it next week. Until then, takes care of yourselves out there.

YIS, Kumagaya Kentarou Masamoto. BMDL TW MIC

Larder Re-Org Day – Saturday, Aug 25

Next Saturday, August 25, is Fix the Larder Day!!!

If you have enjoyed the delicious food served at events, then please come and help organize our massive collection of cooking gear.

Any person can do this, of any age or ability — we will be carrying, sorting, organizing, putting things in boxes, counting, listing, photographing, and otherwise taking stock. (See what I did there?) If you are a new cook or wannabe cook or experienced cook, this is a great way to learn what equipment is available for your use.

Work will start at 9:30 am at the home of THLady Michelina Cenomani da Trento, whose address is in the Dark Pages (https://sites.google.com/site/ariannaofwynthrope/). We will be working in the garage, so wear your grubbies. Bring a chair if you need one.

If you have questions or concerns or need the address sent to you privately, email me at elss.of.augsburg at gmail dot com, find me on FB as Elss Augsburg, or call/text to 724-759-3333.

As always, many hands make light work. Any amount of time you can help will be deeply appreciated.

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

Elss Augsburg

Archery Practice & parking squeeze

Archery is on for this Sunday! (August 19th)

Join us at Highland Park 11am-1pm for some great Archery. 🏹🏹🏹🏹🏹 Loaner equipment is available, first come first served.

Please note last we went past the site parking was mostly taken up by large wide new house sections. Parking will be tight tomorrow.

August 19 Fight Practice

Weather permitting, there will be fight practice on Sunday August 19, from 2 until 6 PM at the Washington Blvd site. Loaner armor will be available.
Please be aware that there are a number of large white trailers taking up over half of the parking lot.  If you can carpool to practice, it would be helpful.
Hope to see you there.