Court report for Pennsic 47

Greetings from your Comet Pursuivant! Here is the overdue court report of Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilderun, for Pennsic 47, August 5th, AS 53.
Their Excellencies welcomed all in attendance and bade them seek their comfort.
First, Their Excellencies recognized Lord Alistair MacLeod as one of only five archers who finished the Known World Baronial Archery Champions Shoot.
With many Baronial Champions tournaments being held in the coming days, Their Excellencies wished to announce each one and the representatives from the Debatable Lands participating.
-On Tuesday at 12:30, Fox, Adam, and Xavier will participate as D2, D1, and D3 champions in the Known World Baronial Youth Tournament  at the youth field.
-On Tuesday at 1:00, Lord Thomas of the Debatable Lands will represent the BMDL as its champion in the Known World Baronial Thrown Weapons Tournament.
-On Wednesday at 9:00, Lord Robert MacEwin will represent the BMDL as its champion in the Known World Heavy Weapons Baronial Champion Tournament.
-On Wednesday at noon, THL Ru Cavorst will represent the BMDL as its champion in the Known World Baronial Rapiers Champion Tournament.
Their Excellencies invited Comtesse Elena d’Artois for Academy of Defense business. (Any more details needed?)
Ihtiaziz bint al-Gani was called forward to be recognized by Their Excellencies for her scribal work, and was awarded a silver comet. Scroll by Nichola Beene.
Their Excellencies bade Yungerz approach them to award him a gold comet for being the mastermind of two appearances by the BMDL in Pittsburgh’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. Scroll illuminated by Rivka bat Daniyel, calligraphy by Ceindrich verch Elidir. 
Lord Alistair MacLeod was called back before Their Excellencies, along with Lady Arthes MacLeod. Their skills on the archery range have become known throughout the Debatable Lands, so they were both awarded an iron comet. Matching scrolls illuminated by Edana the Red, calligraphy by Arianna Wynthrope.
Their Excellencies invited Brehynes Gwendolyn the Graceful to come before them and be recognized for her service as social media deputy, and was given a gold comet. Scroll by Ihtiaziz bint al-Gani.
Their Excellencies called upon Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi to join them, so that they could recall the many, many ways she has served the barony over many years, and how she continues to serve and make a positive impact on the barony and its members. Their Excellencies then called those members of the Order of Copernicus to come forward and witness as Mistress Ts’vee’a was inducted as a fellow member. Scroll illuminated by Rivka bat Daniyel, calligraphy by Ceindrich verch Elidir.
Their Excellencies asked all those who ran the half marathon to please stand and be recognized and appreciated for their feat.
Their Excellencies then asked all of those who answered the call to guard the kingdom gate at the last minute and be recognized: THL Rufina Saavedra (and Grendl), Master Alaric MacConnel, THL Marjorie of Kent, Lady Ceindrich verch Elidir, and Master Dani of the Seven Wells.
Lady Kattera and her staff were asked by Their Excellencies to come forward and be recognized and appreciated for putting together the Baronial Dinner.
His Excellency reminded the populace about the Pennsic Thrown Weapons and Archery teams, that those who are interested in trying out for those teams would need to do so no later than Monday at 5:30.
Their Excellencies called forward all scribes and wordsmiths who contributed to scrolls that went out during court to be recognized and receive a token from Her Excellency.
Her Excellency invided all who wish to display Baronial insignia upon the field of honor to see Their Excellencies immediately after court to receive a Baronial baldric.
The populace was reminded by Their Excellencies about the Debatable Choir’s concert performance and ii Genesii’s performance on Monday evening, both at the Performing Arts tent.


Court seconded by Nichola Beese.

Submitted by Kieran MacRae.

Sewing Circle 10/17

Oops! It is third Wednesday, which means Sewing Circle! Bring your projects and ideas to enjoy sewing in company with like-minded folks!

One of the things we’ll be talking about tonight is how to apply trim to a round neckline. For that any other discussions, feel free to stop by!

7:30-9:30pm, home of Mistress Ts’vee’a, 5167 Rosecrest Drive, Pgh 15201.

The door will be open. Come on in.

Larder call for letters

Good morning Barony!

The current holder of the Baronial larder is ready to step down and we are seeking letters from anyone willing to take responsibility of the Baron-Marche of the Debatable Lands cookware and kitchen equipment.

This job entails having safe and clean storage space for all of the equipment, allowing members of the Barony to access the larder for events, checking in and out all cookware, and occasionally doing inventory. This position reports directly to exchequer and is considered a deputy rather than an officer and is appointed by the exchequer rather than voted on.

Anyone interested should submit letters of intent to

Tigerna A. Sionnach MacLeod
– Chronicler –
Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands

Brewers Roundtable at Harvest Revel

Calling All Brewers!

For anyone who likes to brew and/or taste, you will be excited to hear that we will be having a brewing roundtable at the Harvest Revel on November 11!

That being said, we need samples to share at this event, so consider this an OPEN CALL FOR BEVERAGES.  The BMDL Brewers Guild will be bringing a (gluten-reduced!) porter that we just made, but we would love to have a range of drinks to discuss: beers, meads, braggots, cordials, etc.

You are more than welcome to come and sample if you’re not (yet) a brewer, but we would love it if those of you who DO brew could bring a bottle of your own to share.   The goal of this roundtable is to learn about different beverages – how they taste, how they are made, and what people have learned through the process.  Period is preferred, but not at all required.  Some level of process documentation is preferred, but not required.  If you are new, we have a great group of brewers who can provide as much (or as little) feedback/guidance as you would like, so please feel free to come and learn!

We do not yet have details on time of day for the roundtable, but we will do our best to schedule it so that people who wish to participate in martial activities can fight THEN drink.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email

Thanks so much – hope to see you there!


A and S – Escarbuncles – Oct 14

This week we will be painting escarbuncles onto previously-made largess for the Baron and Baroness to gift to the Royalty. I will bring all the materials needed. If you would like to paint them
onto your own fabric, feel free to bring it along.

Date: Sunday, October 14th
Time: 1 PM — 3 PM
Location: Washington Boulevard martial practice site
Address: Allegheny River Blvd and Washington Blvd.

NEW NOTES: Temps look to be in the 50’s tomorrow. Bring a chair or tarp or blanket for your comfort as sitting directly on the ground will be chilly and damp. I will be bringing apple cider this week!

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.