Site clean up and Thrown Weapons

Konichiwa Debatable Lands! Join us tomorrow early, around 9am for site cleanup. Rakes and trash bags are appreciated, gloves are recommended. Rumor has it there will be hot cider and stew… Thrown weapons will be tentative until I can assess the range ground for the safety of the footing. If it is safe, we will throw.  Hope to see you all there bright and early!!

YIS THL Kumagaya Kentarou Masamoto, TW MIC BMDL

Practice Site Cleanup & Archery after Halloween Practice

Come early tomorrow to the Highland Park practice site to help us clean up the area, and show how much we care for our practice site.

Swing by for cleanup for 9am. Bring gardening gloves and rakes. There will be hot cider from Ranka, and a delicious stew from Master Urho Waltterinen.

Then between 1030 and 11 we’ll be setting up our post Halloween shoot. Bring your old jack-o’-lanterns for some shooting fun and we will be shooting for some prizes against some Halloween styled targets. 😉

Hope to see you there.

New Social Media Deputy – Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful

Nope, this is nothing like the symbol for a popular social media platform.

Please welcome our new Social Media Deputy, Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful, OL.

For those of you unfamiliar with the position of Social Media Deputy, the official description is that “the Office of Social Media encourages the enthusiastic but responsible use of social media on a variety of platforms to support the goals of the Society and introduce the Current Middle Ages to new audiences who might like to participate with us.”

Brehyres Gwen will be doing more with the day-to-day posting of things and is your point of contact if you would like your announcement, article, or information posted to the Stórfréttir. Contact her at socialmedia (at) debatablelands (dot) org.

BMDL Court report for Agincourt

Greetings from your Comet Pursuivant!

Here begins the report of the court of Brandubh et Hildarun, Baron and Baroness of the Debatable Lands, at Agincourt, occurring on Saturday, September 23, AS LII, Kieran MacRae, Comet Pursuivant, reporting.

Their Excellencies presented a gift basket of largess, made by the hands of the good artisans of the BMDL, to Their Majesties Gareth and Juliana, to be used during their reign.

Lord Markus Skalpr Grimson was called to announce the winners of the Pokerhand fencing tournament, and Mistress Gabrielle de Winter and Lady Ragna Haakonardottir were congratulated for their victories. For the Bar Room Brawl tournament, Countess Elena d’Artois, Don Jacob Martinson, and Nicole Coldren were recognized as victors.

Master Morien McBain was called forward to announce the winners of the heavy weapons melee bout between, appropriately, the English and French forces. Though the English forces prevailed on the field, their leader, Earl Thomas Byron of Haverford was unable to stay to receive the spoils of the accomplishment. Earl Byron had given instructions to have his noble counterpart, Sir Ulrich von Schwartzburg, receive the prizes for victory.

Lord Takematsu Gentarou Yoshitaka was brought forward to announce the winners of the archery tournament. Lord Alrekr Berghosen and Lord Ronan O’Connill were recognized as winners.

Their Excellencies thanked THL Sumayya al Ghaziya for running a most excellent St. Crispin’s A&S competition. Lady Rivka bat Daniyel won the novice division and THL Luceta di Cosimo won both the journeyman division as well as being announced the St. Crispin’s champion.

Their Excellencies thanked Baroness Constance Glyn Dwr for her work as the event’s autocrat and invited her to recognize others who helped put the event together to make it so magnificent.

Their Excellencies asked Raven Whitehart to come before them to thank her for her support of the Barony, teaching jewelry making at A&S nights, working at troll, and contributing beautiful scrolls for the Barony as a scribe. She was awarded a Comettus Amicus, the scroll a work in progress by Mistress Antoinette de la Croix.

Young Katrina Bease was invited before Their Excellencies to be recognized for her hard work training as a youth fighter and involvement in various A&S activities, and was presented a purple comet. Scroll by her proud mother, Nichola Bease.

Their Excellencies called Fox to present himself to be recognized for his skill and prowess as a youth fighter, winning the AEthelmearc division 2 champion tournament, as well as the Pennsic Known World baronial youth championship. Fox was given a purple comet, scroll by Lady Edana the Red.

Their Excellencies called forth Nichola Bease and thanked her for creating such lovely scrolls to recognize residents of the Barony, and awarded her a silver comet. Scroll by Mistress Graidnhe ni Rua.

Their Excellencies asked that all scribes and wordsmiths who contributed to scrolls that were distributed to rise and be recognized.

There being no further business, the court of Their Excellencies was closed.


Sad News from the Hael

My dear friends,

It is with a very heavy heart that I relay the news that Master Augusto Giuseppe da San Donato, known as Joe the Just, mka Joe Piselli, passed away unexpectedly this morning.

He lived in the Canton of Beau Fleuve (Niagra Falls), in the Barony of the Rhydderich Hael. Many of you will have known him as the face behind the camera, and our previous Kingdom Thrown Weapons Marshal and Kingdom Chamberlain. He was also a dear friend to many, including ourselves, and traveled here to our Barony often. The SCA, Aethelmearc, and the world are a dimmer place.

We have no details on arrangements yet. I am sure they will be forthcoming in the days ahead.

Please let your loved ones know that they are loved.

In sadness,
Baroness Hilda