Hello Debatable Lands!
The time has come to name new Fighting Champions for our Most Excellent Barony. We invite all interested fighters 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 Levitate et Caritate,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda
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!).
Hara-roku-i Kikumatsu, the current Arts and Sciences Champion of the Barony Marche of the Debatable Lands, writes:
To all those who live and play in the BMDL, my time as A&S champion is almost over. The new Baron and Baroness will need a new champion to stand behind them in court and to represent them in the seven pearls in late August. Any person or group is encouraged to enter the competion. There are no restrictions on experience level. The site is dry, but an alcoholic entry can be judged prior to the event. You must contact me ahead of time to make arrangements. Documentation isn’t required, but is highly encouraged.