Sunday Practice May 15 WITH Champions Tournaments!

The Baron and Baroness write:

Greetings to the Debatable Lands from Brandubh et Hilda,

The time has come to name new Martial Champions for our Most Excellent Barony. We invite all interested fighters and Fencers to join the tournaments, at any level, and from any place. However, only Debatable Landers and gentles with Green/Friendship Comets are eligible to become Champion.

We will be having tournaments for both Heavy and Rapier fighting, after the Barony meeting. May 15th, at the Washington Blvd practice site.

Our outgoing Rapier Champion is Dona Fredeburg. The format of the tournament is To Be Determined. We hope fighters of all levels will compete, from new fighters to White Scarves and Masters of Defense.

Our outgoing Heavy Fighting Champion in THL Lothar Hugelmann. As the out going Champ, he’s announced that it’s a regular double elimination tourney with a “span your shield” rule. Barons, Viscounts, Counts, Dukes, Chivalry, Please feel free to enter if you wish to be Champion.

In addition we need Archers! Lord Yoshi will be hosting an archery tournament to choose the Barony’s representative to the Scarlet Guard Challenge at the Guard Inn event in Hornwood on June 11. So tune up your bows to shoot in this engaging challenge.

We are truly looking forward to seeing you all there!

Cheers,
Brandubh et Hilda

Sunday, May 15th

Captain of Archers Lady Katheryn Täntzel writes:

Weather permitting, it looks like this Sunday Archery practice is a go. All archers welcome, 11am – 2pm. See you Sunday (googlemap)

Takamatsu Yoshitaka writes:

This Sunday at practice BEFORE the barony meeting there will be an archery tournament as well !!! While this tournament is NOT to choose the archery champion of this fine barony it is for an archer to represent this barony in the Second Annual Scarlet Guard Challenge at Hornwood Scarlet Guard Inn!!! This tournament will start around noon and be hosted by me. Ideal participants are those already planning to attend Hornwood. Bring your A Game everyone , I’d really like it if the Debatable Lands could dominate this challenge for a few years like has been done with the 7 pearls.

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Heavy fight practice will be held, starting around 2:00 (pending the end of the Barony Meeting) this Sunday.

In addition, don’t forget that the tournament to decide the new Baronial Heavy Weapons Champion will also be held. All fighters, belted and unbelted, are eligible to compete. See you there!

Deputy Youth Marshal Arianna writes:

Weather permitting, there will be youth fighter practice this Sunday from 2-5pm at the corner of Washington Blvd. and Allegheny River Blvd. in the East End of Pittsburgh, map here: https://goo.gl/maps/MT1eSkgMDPu.

I will be marshalling while Mistress Fredeburg is unavailable. There will be loaner gear.

If your youth fighter has not yet authorized, NOW is the time to do it! The AEthelmearc Kingdom Youth Championship Tournament is next weekend, May 21st, at AEthelmearc War Practice. We will be pressed for time before the tourney, so the more kids are authorized ahead of War Practice, the better!

The forecast is for rain so keep an eye on this list for updates in case of cancellation.

Dancemaster Pavel Dudoladov writes:

Weather permitting (as in ground not being mud and not raining) there will be dancing. Going forward there will be dance at every Sunday martial practice ( so not during War Practice etc) again weather permitting. I look forward to dancing with you all, no experience needed, all dances will be taught and called.

More Sunday Practices

Youth Marshal Fredeburg writes:

Youth combat practice will be held at our outdoor site on Washington Blvd, Sunday starting at 2 pm. Loaner gear will be available.

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

Greetings BMDL fighters,

Heavy practice will happen at the usual time and place this Sunday at 2 PM at the Washington Boulevard site. Yes, it’s Mother’s Day… so have brunch with Mom and then come out to practice. Mom wants ya to fight… really!

Happy News!

Apollonia de Savoia

Our proud Barony is one member larger as of this weekend. Master Kameshima Zentarou Umakai and Her Ladyship, Isabel Fleuritan welcomed a healthy baby girl in the wee hours of 30 April 2016. Everyone is home and doing fine.

Archers Wanted – Scarlet Guard Challenge at Hornwood

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From Takamatsu Gentarou Yoshitaka —

Archers of the BMDL!

We need to select a representative from our fine Barony to compete in the Scarlet Guard challenge at Hornwood! While normally my competitive ego would demand of me that I do this , I’m ineligible this year! So string your mighty longbow, deadly recurve, speedy horsebow or pinpoint crossbow, I fully expect my comrades in arms to bring a second victory to our Debatable Lands , let’s start a dynasty, shall we?

Here is the original challenge from The Order of the Scarlet Guard:

Greetings

Unto all the groups of AEthelmearc does The Order of the Scarlet Guard wish to issue a challenge. This year on Saturday June 11th in the Shire of Hornwood at the Scarlet Guard Inn IV we are inviting every Barony, Shire, Canton, and College to send an individual to compete in an archery competition.

To enter each group can pick one representative, that is a member of that group, and send along a signed letter from the seneschal of the group as proof of entry. Only persons with a signed letter from the group’s seneschal will be allowed to compete. We would also ask that each group send a small item or token from their group that would then be put in the prize basket for the winner. There is also a banner for the winner to keep during the year. It is our plan to have the name of the winner and group he/she is from added to this banner each year.

Members of the Scarlet Guard are not eligible to shoot in this competition. Also the archer who won the previous year is also not eligible, that group may send another archer instead.

The winner of last year was The Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands who sent Takamatsu Gentarou Yoshitaka as their representative.

It is our hope to continue this challenge every year.

The Order of the Scarlet Guard

If you have any questions please contact us at scarletguard_clerk@aethelmearc.org

May Scriptorium

Gilded Note Cards
Wednesday, May 18th, 6:30-9:30pm
Pake Room, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at gilding with real gold leaf but have been intimidated by the prospect?

Then come to this Gilding workshop, where you will learn to use a variety of binding mediums and how to apply gold leaf.

All participants will gild a notecard that they may keep for
themselves or donate to Their Majesties.. There is a $3.00 fee for materials.

Questions may be sent to mistressantoinettedelacroix at gmail dot com

Fencing is On 5/1

Fencing practice will continue this week

After conferring with the attendees last week we will be continuing with a 1:00 PM start time for this summer.

A further reminder that next weekend, in addition to regular fencing practice on Sunday, there will be a demo at Pitt in Oakland from 12-4 which will be a further chance to fence.

Jorundr

Youth and Heavy Practice Sunday

Knight Marshal Isenwulf writes:

There will be heavy fight practice on Sunday May 3, beginning at 2 PM at the Washington Boulevard sight, weather pending. Please check the baronial email list and the Facebook page for updates based on site conditions.

Mistress Arianna writes:

I will be running youth fighter practice this Sunday while Mistress Fredeburg is away at Blackstone Raid. Practice is planned for 2:00-5:00 at the Washington Blvd. site and I will have loaner gear. Map here: https://goo.gl/maps/CJ9ntBYHbyo

Two warnings:

1. This Sunday is the annual Pittsburgh Marathon. The fighter practice site is outside the course, but many routes to it from the east and south may be blocked by the Marathon, especially for those coming early for archery and thrown weapons. Your best route in is probably via Rt. 28 to the Highland Park bridge from the north. The race starts at 7am so most of the racers should be done well before fighter practice, but the course may still be open when archery and TW begin. There’s a race map here: http://www.thepittsburghmarathon.com/Files/Admin/2016%20Updated%20Maps/2016-Pittsburgh-Marathon-Course-Map.pdf

2. The forecast is for showers turning to thunderstorms by evening. While light rain won’t deter us (especially since with temps predicted to be in the 70s), the practice site has historically been prone to flooding so heavy rain may cause a cancellation. As Knight Marshal, Sir Isenwulf will make that call. Check this Facebook page and the barony email list for any updates.

Archery Practice on Sunday

Captain of Archers Katheryn Tantzel writes:

This upcoming Sunday, (weather permitting) we shall have archery practice, at Washington Blvd. 11am to 2pm. See you there.

Those planning to attend should be aware that this Sunday is also the Pittsburgh Marathon. The course does not include Washington Boulevard, but it does cross at Penn Avenue and at Frankstown Road. Those approaching from Oakland may have trouble reaching the site at certain times, but those approaching from Allegheny River Boulevard should have less trouble.