From the Master of Cookies, Once again at Baronial Twelfth Night on January 13th, we will have a competition to determine the finest baker of cookies in the Debatable Lands. Those who wish to compete should bring a large sampling for the populace and a separate plate of a dozen 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. As a Royal Progress event, Their Majesties and Their Highnesses have offered to select Their Favorites. 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. Of course, should any other appropriate guests attend, they may be asked to judge. There will be a people's choice as well to be run 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
Good Afternoon Barony!
I wanted to post my expected schedule for publication of the Althing, the Debatable Lands newsletter. This news letter is published quarterly and includes content from officers, populace, and pieces published here, on Stórfréttir.
The schedule for submission deadline and release of the news letter will be:
March 15th – Deadline for submission
March 30th – Issue release
June 15th – Deadline for submission
June 30th – Issue release
September 15th – Deadline for submission
September 30th – A&S issue release
December 15th – Deadline for submission
December 30th – Issue release
Unless something unforeseen happens we will be releasing on those dates. If you are an officer please have a report or notes from your office (from you or a deputy). If you’re submitting for the Althing as a member of the populace please don’t let the deadline scare you away! Anything that misses the deadline will be posted to the blog and then published in the next issue!
We will be looking for any and all content, do you write period poetry? Want to share a recipe? Have tip for new fencers? Put out the results of your tourney? Send it all in! We’re looking to publish more frequent content through the blog as well as our newsletter.
If you have any questions please contact me at Chronicler@debatablelands.org or through social media!
Tigerna Alister Sionnach MacLeod
Due to so many people having other plans for Christmas Eve, there will be no fight practice on December 24.
If you would be interested in attending a fight practice on December 31, please contact me at Knightmarshal at Debatablelands dot Org. If there is enough interest in either fencing or fighting, we will hold practice.
Have a Happy Holidays.
Greetings! On-line Heraldic Office Hours are in session! Click here to join!
Greetings from your Comet Pursuivant!
I will be holding on-line office hours this evening from 7pm – 9pm! Please watch for the Google Hangout link and join me with your heraldic questions and conundrums!
We are very sad to bring you tidings that our own Mistress Achren of the Debatable Lands passed away this weekend. Please heed the words of John the Artificer:
Mistress Achren (Ruth Reilly) of BMDL passed peacefully Sunday evening after a long chronic illness. Per her wishes, there will be no funeral. Please do not send flowers, a charitable donation is suggested instead.
Cards may be sent to the Reilly Family, 1753 Beechwood Blvd. Pittsburgh PA 15217. Email condolences may be sent care of my email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
These last several years she was not up to attending SCA events. She missed seeing her many friends.
We are greatly saddened by this, and have missed her quick wit and mischievous smile. Our heartfelt condolences to those that were close to her. We welcome ideas on how to honor her memory here in our Barony.
Unto the Barony, greetings from Kameshima, Webminister!
I hope you are all finding Stórfréttir, the new incarnation of the Baronial Blog, helpful and informative. As we continue to move forward to make Stórfréttir the focal point for information dissemination throughout the Barony, I am thrilled to announce some new additions to the Baronial web site and the Stórfréttir interface that should make Stórfréttir even easier to use and access.
- Direct Subscription – If you do not subscribe to the Barony’s email list but still want to receive Stórfréttir posts in your email, you can now subscribe directly! Go to the Stórfréttir front page (http://www.debatablelands.org/blog/) and enter your email in the “Subscribe to Stórfréttir” widget along the right side of the page to receive a confirmation email to add your email address to the distribution list.
- Author Login – There are now two menu items listed under Stórfréttir in the main web site menu. The “Author Login” menu item takes you to the login page, and if you have a Stórfréttir account, you can log into your account there in order to author new posts.
- Stórfréttir FAQ – Have questions about Stórfréttir, be it how to log in and post, or what is needed to read? Click “Stórfréttir FAQ” under the Stórfréttir menu to go to our FAQ to read all about it!
Also, remember that clicking directly on the “Stórfréttir” menu item will take you to the Stórfréttir front page.
As always, your Webminister team stands ready to assist you in any way we can to make the most of our new and continually improving features. Send any questions you may have to webminister at debatablelands dot org.
Greetings from Gwen, Social Media Deputy!
I bring words from Jasmine of Tarn Clan, our Youth Combat deputy:
No youth combat on Dec 24th or Dec 29th.
Next practice on Jan 7th. All youth from 6 to 17 are welcome. We will be “trying out” some of the snowballs to make sure they work for twelfth night and other fun things.
If anyone needs to contact Jasmine, she can be reached by email at youthcombat @ debatablelands.org
Ever in Service,
There will be fencing practice tomorrow, December 17, from 2-6 at the Chinese Church. Loaner equipment for both fencing and Cut n’ Thrust is available.
A message from the Knight marshal regarding practice for the next two weeks:
“As any of you who have looked at the calendar will have figured out, the next two Sundays after this one are Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. I would like to know how many people are available, and interested, in fighting on those days. If you are a fighter, or fencer, and would like to fight on either of those two Sundays, please let me know. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to KSprague1959 at Gmail dot Com. If enough people are interested, we will have practice.”
If you are interested on attending practice on either December 24 or December 31 let Lord Robert know as soon as you can, otherwise practice will be cancelled until January 7.
There will be fight practice on December 17 from 2 PM to 6 PM at the Chinese Church. Loaner armor will be available.
As any of you who have looked at the calendar will have figured out, the next two Sundays after this one are Christmas Eve, and New Year’s Eve. I would like to know how many people are available, and interested, in fighting on those days. If you are a fighter, or fencer, and would like to fight on either of those two Sundays, please let me know. If you are interested, please send an e-mail to KSprague1959 at Gmail dot Com. If enough people are interested, we will have practice.