Master of Cookies : BMDL Twelfth Night

As BMDL Twelfth Night, January 12th at the North Park Lodge comes closer here is a message from our Master of Cookies!

From the Master of Cookies,

Once again at Baronial Twelfth Night on January 12th, we will search for the finest bakers of cookies in the Kingdom.

Those who wish to compete should bring a large sampling for the populace and a separate plate of ten cookies to be set aside for the judges. All cookies will be open for populace judging throughout the day. Submissions will be accepted starting at 10:00 and judging will begin at 11:00 and continue until 4:00.

This year, pending availability, Their Excellencies, Brandubh and Hilderun, will pick their winners. If the King and Queen of Fools are selected early enough, they too will be judges. Please remember that Maistir Brandubh requires gluten-free selections and there are others in our Barony that have similar restrictions. Should be joined by any “special guests,” they may be asked to serve.

There will be a populace’s choice as well judged the same way the pie contest was run at last Barony Meeting by dropping beans as votes for the cookie of choice.

Please include a recipe if you wish and any nutritional information to protect our Barony.

In service to the Debatable Lands,

Mestari Urho Waltterinen

Archery Practice at Chieftain Archery Club

For Sunday, November 17, due to the cold weather we will not be having archery practice at Highland Park.  However, Archer’s are welcome to join us at Chieftain Archery Club to shoot an indoor short range, and submit scores for the Gwintarian challenge.

The Chieftain Archery Club charges $5 per visitor, so please come prepared for that cost in cash. They do not have the availability to take cards.

Chieftan Archery Club Address:
4711 Leechburg Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068,+New+Kensington,+PA+15068/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x8834bc8804e05881:0x49a05e8edf261576?ved=2ahUKEwiem6DE19veAhXnYt8KHdF7ARYQ8gEwAHoECAAQAQ

We will be there 11:30am to 2. 😉🏹🎯

Crossover Fencing Musters


Starting Sunday December 2, and the first Sunday of each month after that, the BMDL fencing practice will be a crossover muster between the SCA and the Broken Plow rapier group.

The address is:

Broken Plow Western Martial Arts
201 Crawford Run Rd
Creighton, PA 15030

We will start at 1:30 PM and will go until everyone is tired.

We will primarily be fighting using SCA fencing or Cut n Thrust rules. However the members of Broken Plow will be practicing with us if there is any interest in learning more about how their fighting system works.

I will have the BMDL loaner rapier and cut n thrust equipment available if anyone needs to borrow anything.

Comtesse Elena d’Artois is our site contact and liaison between the groups, so thank you to her for this opportunity.


Fight Practice November 11

Fight practice will be held at Baron Byron and Baroness Ariella’s castle (755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford, PA). There will be activities occurring prior to practice so the start time is not certain, but I would expect to start between 2:15 and 2:30.

Harvest Revel Barony Meeting this Sunday!

Sunday, November 11th, from 11am to 4pm
755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford

Join us for a celebration of the autumn at Eorl Byron and Countess Sir Ariella’s castle in Wexford (755 Stonegate Dr, Wexford, PA). A big thanks to them for opening their home to us again! And what better way to celebrate than thwacking, tossing, singing and PIE! That’s right, we’ll have fighting (heavy and youth), thrown weapons, and archery, plus throwing pumpkins from the parapets (BYOP, no rotten ones – learned that the hard way!).
The categories this this for the pie contest are (drumroll…) Period Pie, Traditional Pie and Whimsical Pie!!!
Make sure to bring enough or cut it small, since the judges are YOU! Yes, it’s a populace vote (tokens in a cup)! Each meeting attendee gets 3 tokens and can vote once per category. Gluten free pies always go over well if you are so inclined. The prize is GLORY (and maybe some trinket or two)!!
And if you’ve never encountered the Debatable Lands Harvest Revel Meeting PIE contest before – just about anything counts as pie, if you can name it pie…. “Pumpkin roll? Spatially challenged pie. Cookies? Crustless mini-pies. Pork roast? Deconstructed meat pie. Deviled eggs? Cursed baby chicken pies. BRING IT ALL!
Our Brewing Guildmistress is hosting a Brewers Rountable. 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. Email for questions/info.
There will also be a bake sale fundraiser (non-SCA funds) to benefit the local brewers, so bring cash if you are interested in delicious baked goods!
The AEthelmearc Moneyer’s Guild will also be meeting sometime during the day.
The traditional schedule is:
Thrown Weapons and Archery starts at 11am.
Pie contest runs from noon to 3pm
Choir concert is at 1:45-ish, with a short Court and Barony Meeting announcements to follow.
Fighting (Heavy and Youth) will start after announcements, about 2:15ish.
Pumpkin tossing will happen at such time as feels appropriate. 🙂
NOTES: No garb. Some activities are weather-dependent. BRING PIE and pumpkins!
Facebook link to this Meeting:

Need a marshal this week 11/4


Robert checked the site and the entrance is not blocked to access, the very large corner of the pothole at the entrance is all that is blocked.

Practice is able to continue as usual if another marshal can run it this week. If you can run practice please contact me by 12:00 so we can get an announcement made.

If you don’t hear from me before practice today, practice is canceled.

Next week practice will be at the harvest revel after barony meeting.


Thrown weapons practice.

Konichiwa Debatable Lands!!! Well, well, well… I was going to post that we were finally going to have practice again. However, apparently the city has other plans. So, barring a sudden change in circumstance, I am reluctantly cancelling practice. If anything changes, I will inform you all immediately!

YIS, Kumagaya-roku-e Kentarou Masamoto, BMDL TW MIC