For Gulf Wars Travelers: I75 Closure

From Duke Christopher, Kingdom Seneschale:

Noble Æthelmearc—

The following was just passed along to me by the Seneschal of Meridies.  If you are driving to Gulf Wars you should pay attention to this as this closure does effect one of the major routes south from some parts of Æthelmearc.  The report notes that the road could be closed for up to three weeks.

In Service,
Duke Christopher

Master Aylwin writes:

I wanted to inform the populace of your Great and Fair Kingdom about the Road Closure of I75 South in Tennessee. As you may already know this, I just wanted to touch base with you so that those headed south for Gulf Wars can choose another route to war besides I75.

Click here for the report 

Please post this information in those places you deem appropriate to relieve your citizens from being stuck for hours in slow and standing traffic on the way to Gulf Wars using I75.

Master Aylwin Watkyns
Kingdom Seneschal, Meridies

Fencing Practice Continues and an Invasion


We will be fencing this Sunday at the ECS from 2-6 as usual. so come on down and stab people. I will have the loaner gear as usual.

Next week we cannot use the ECS so we have set our sights on a fine bit of land to our South. The Barony will be invading Ballachlagan on Sunday February 28, so come with us and fight new people, practice some melee techniques, and assimilate Ballachlagan under the Comet Banner! Their practice starts at 1PM at:

Warwood Middle School
Wheeling, WV 26003


Heavy Fight practice February 21

The Baronial Knight Marshal writes:

Greetings heavy fighters,

Heavy practice will resume at its normal location, the Pittsburgh Environmental Charter School, on Sunday, February 21, beginning at 2 PM.

I know some people will still be at the Adult Swim Fighter Practice in Milton, PA, so if those who will be in town for the local practice can let me know that they will be there, it will help for planning purposes.


BMDL History

The above photo of the current and former barons and Baronesses of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands is courtesy of Mistress Tsvee’a bas Tseepora Levi.

There were more historical photos and artifacts in a display at investiture, and I hope you got to see them. If not, Valentina de La Volpe has provided some photos of the display for the web site.

Letter from the Outgoing Seneschal

Unto the good populace of the Barony, greetings from Master Alaric!

By the time you read this missive my term as Seneschal will have ended and the Barony will be in the capable hands of my successor, Mistress Odriana. It has been a pleasure to represent you as your Seneschal over the past few years. You are the best Barony in the Known World!

I have had the opportunity to learn more about the SCA and to stretch my boundaries. While I can’t list everyone’s name, I would like to especially thank Baroness Alex, THLady Muirgheal, Mistress Cori, and Duke Christopher who served as the regional and kingdom seneschals during my term. Your guidance and sounding boards were much appreciated and valued. To my predecessor, Mistress Hilderun, who set a great example for me to follow. To Baron Liam, Baroness Constance, and all the Officers … thank you for your service and gentle reminders to me when I missed something needed to be done.

And finally my thanks to the populace of the Barony, Canton and College. You guys are great! I am sure you will give my successor the same support that you have given me.

In Service,

New Arts and Sciences Champion

Their Excellencies, the Baron and Baroness of these Debatable Lands, write:

We are very pleased to announce your new Arts & Sciences Champion: The Honorable Lord Kieran MacRae! His well-researched and documented Calligraphy entry was skillful and impressive (oh, the cadels!), and we are confident that he will represent you well during his time.

Winner of the populace choice prize, as well as serving as THL Kieran’s second, is Duchess Siobhan, whose Finnish spiral embroidery also showcased her skill in creating and researching her art.

We’d like to acknowledge all 16 entries… the beauty and caliber of the art displayed and performed was simply stunning, Debatable Lands, your skill and love of your art is the finest in the Kingdom, and your display Saturday rivaled even the Kingdom Champs competitions. It was an incredibly difficult choice. Whoever has pics, please post here!

Also, in case you missed it (and there was a lot of snow), at Debatable Lands’ 12th Night in January, two other new Champions were chosen by Their Excellencies Liam and Constance, in kind consultation with us. The Honorable Lady Bugga Billibit is your new Bardic Champion, and Master Bovi farmadr is your new Brewing Champion (man, that was some delicious drink!).