Last call for The Althing

Due to Pennsic 46 the Althing deadline for articles and officer reports will be Tuesday August 22nd.

If you want to share your Pennsic fun or your period art! Send us your bardic experiences or your viking food suggestions!

If you’re an officer of the Barony please give​ us a report on your office as well!

Please send all submissions to Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr ( or Tighearn Alister Sionnach MacLeod (

Menu for Agincourt Feast

Now speak I will a little more
Of craft, truly, that takes great lore
In court; that men call cookery,
That must be done in three degrees;
This meat roaster, pastry-cook, and potager,
And even the scholar that follows in company,
First to you I will show
The points of cookery, all by row,
Of Pottage, roasted meat, and bake-meat,
And small cookery, I won’t forget.
The names in table I shall set
The number in algorism above, without let,
In algorism that shall be written,
And the titles within on the same row.
-Liber Cure Cocorum, translation by Cindy Renfrow.

This is the feast for Agincourt 2017. All items are from the Liber Cure Cocorum, a poem on cookery believed to have been written during the time of Henry VI. There are vegetarian and gluten free options available, but I need to know how many people require this accommodation so I make enough. If anyone with tree nut allergies or dairy allergies will be attending, I will be able to accommodate you separately, if you contact me to let me know. As always, I will do my best to avoid cross-contamination, but given that the facilities themselves are not gluten free/nut free/dairy free/etc., I cannot guarantee that there will be no cross-contamination. To contact me, please email or phone me at 412.213.8116 (no calls after 7p, please).

First Course
For to make Rose de Almayne
White peas in almond milk with saffron

For Rysshers
Ground pork encased in raised dough and fried.

Chickens in cretonee
Chickens in thickened, spiced, almond milk based sauce

Glazed sops
Trenchers with a spiced almond milk and wine sauce.

Pur frumente
Cracked wheat pudding garnished with candy comfits

There will be entertainment for the diners between the first and second courses.

Second Course
Mortrews de Chare
A thick pottage of ground hen & pork.

Blanke maunger
Rice cooked in almond milk with chicken.

For cole
Cabbage & parsley boiled in meat broth with groats, served with salt pork & gravy

Roo in a sew
Beef cooked in herbs and wine

Third Course
For flawnes
Baked cheese pie with saffron

For stondande fignade
Fig pudding

Roasted Milk
A custard colored with saffron and then fried in oil.

New Exchequer!

Please join me in welcoming Lady Arthes MacLeod, the new Exchequer for the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands and Lady Zianna beguy urdina de Zabaleta, her Deputy.

Many thanks for the work done by THL Hara Kikumatsu over the last five years. You will be a hard act to follow and I can not find sufficient words to express my appreciation for everything that you have done for the Barony. I know that Arthes and Zianna will continue the tradition of excellence that you established during your time as Exchequer.

Vivat to Hara for her service and Vivant to Arthes and Zianna for their service to come.

Reminder: Scriptorium THIS WEDNESDAY

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Scribal Guildmaster! This is your reminder that the monthly Scriptorium will be held tomorrow night, for those of you not planning on attending the Baronial Business Meeting.
Scriptorium is the monthly gathering of calligraphers, illuminators, wordsmiths, and anyone interested in taking up and learning more about these creative arts. We welcome all skill levels, from the most accomplished Laurels to those that have never picked up a pen or a brush. Become part of creating the atmosphere and visual splendor of the SCA!
Join us tomorrow night, Wednesday, August 16, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm at Kameshima and Isabel’s house in the North Hills. (Our address is listed in the Dark Pages, or you can contact us at scriptorium at debatablelands dot org for more information.) We will once again be holding an Open Project and Small Group Workshop Night, with a focus on creating the Baronial Invitations for the upcoming Æthelmearc 20th Anniversary and Crown Tournament event.
Bring your current assignment, or something that you’re currently learning, practicing or tinkering with. Lots of table space will be made available. Be careful if the recipient is a local scribe, though; we love looking over each other’s shoulders, and we wouldn’t want the surprise to be ruined! 🙂 Alternately, if there is something specific with which you’re looking for individualized assistance, please send mail to scriptoriumat debatablelands dot org in advance and we will see what we can do to get a teacher there to work with you!
Please be aware, our house contains two cats, a dog, and a toddler: medicate or otherwise prepare yourself as necessary.
In Honor and Service,

Kameshima Zentarō Umakai
Baronial Scribal Guildmaster

Last Call for Website Updates

Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima Webminister! With Pennsic XLVI now behind us, we may now, once again, start to look to the future. It is my intention, barring objection from the Officers or Kingdom Webminister, to publish the new website by the end of this month.

If I have previously spoken to you regarding content for which I am waiting, please get it to me as soon as possible or else the site will go live without it.

If you are an officer, guild contact or marshal, and have not yet checked your portion of the new site to confirm that all information there is accurate, please do so as soon as possible or else the site will go live with inaccurate information.

Thank you for your cooperation, and I hope you are looking forward to this new chapter of the Barony’s online presence as much as I am!

From the Newcomer Point Coordinator for Pennsic 46, Baroness Desiderata Drake

Badge for the office of Chatelaine

Did you know that there will be an official Newcomers Point at Pennsic this year? It will be across from Troll in the same tent as the Watch (where Lost & Found used to be). We’ll be there to help answer newcomers’ questions about Pennsic and the SCA in general, as well as running a scavenger hunt for newcomers.

But none of this will be possible without the help of volunteers. AEthelmearc is known for being friendly and welcoming to newcomers, so please sign up for a one hour shift to help new people whilst sitting in the shade (and charging your phone).

AEthelmearc is sponsoring Saturday, 8/5 from 10am – 6pm, and so far, Her Highness Juliana, Their Excellencies of the Bog, and Her Excellency of the Rhydderich Hael are the only ones who have signed up for shifts. Since we anticipate it to be a busy day, we hope to have at least 2 people per shift. The following shifts are still available on AEthelmearc Day:
10a-11a (2 people)
11a-12p (1 person)
12p-1p (2 people)
1p-2p (2 people)
4p-5p (1 person)
5p-6p (1 person)

There are also many other shifts available during both peace week and war week. Please send an email to with your name and phone number to sign up for a shift.

Thank you!

Baroness Desiderata Drake Newcomer Point Coordinator Pennsic 46

Fencing Practice Sunday


This Sunday will be the last fencing practice before Pennsic. If you need an authorization this will also be your last chance to do so before Pennsic unless you go to a different practice.

Practice will be at the usual time and place unless weather causes us to move, so keep a lookout here or on the blog for that call.

We will resume regular practice on Sunday August 19.