Baronial Happenings at Pennsic!

Hello Debatable Lands! We are looking forward to seeing everyone at the Great Pennsic War, happening now! We hope set-up went well, and that you are or will be enjoying yourselves!
~Hilda and Brandubh

For your convenience, here is a list of activities at Pennsic of Baronial interest. (Those reading on the email list may want to click on the link to the blog post for a formatted version.)

Ceremonies and Courts
(Retainers needed, please)

  • Sat, 8/3, 5pm – Muster for Opening Ceremonies at AE Royal, N04. 5:30pm step-off for the procession (on the nose, not SCA time)
  • Sat, 8/3, 6pm – Opening Ceremonies, on the Battlefield by the Castle
  • Sun, 8/4, 5pm Baronial Reception, AE Royal
  • Sun, 8/4, around 7pm-ish, Baronial Court, AE Royal
  • Tues, 8/6, 5pm, muster for Kingdom Court, AE Royal
  • Tues, 8/6, 6pm, Royal Court, Great Hall (note that there will probably be other Royal Courts throughout the War)
  • Thurs, 8/8, 8pm, AEthelmearc Party, AE Royal
  • Fri, 8/9, after the battle (2pm-ish?) Closing Ceremonies, Battlefield

Known World Baronial Champs Events
(come cheer your champs!)

  • Sun, 8/4, 1pm-3pm, KW Baronial Archery Champs – yay, Kathryn!
  • Tues, 8/6, 12pm – 3pm – KW Baronial Youth Fighting Champs – yay, Xavier, Bree, and Ethan!
  • Tues, 8/6, 1pm-3pm – KW Baronial Thrown Weapons Champs – yay, Duncan!
  • Wed, 8/7, 9am-12pm – KW Baronial Heavy Combat Champs – yay, Bors! Blue and White lists
  • Wed, 8/7, 12pm – 3pm – KW Baronial Rapier Champs – yay, Jorundr! Blue and White lists.

Parties, Performances, and Other Happenings

  • Sun, 8/4, 5pm Baronial Reception and Court (7pm-ish), AE Royal , link to FB event:
    https://www.facebook.com/events/687736711654599/ , and see also www.debatablelands.org.
  • Sun, 8/4, 9pm-ish, Baronial Bardic Circle in Memory of Rachmiel, Debatable Lands Camp, N10, Fletcher Rd , Link to FB event https://www.facebook.com/events/556713591526472/
  • Mon, 8/5, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Childrens Party, AE Royal
  • Mon, 8/5, 7:30pm – Debatable Choir performance, Performing Arts Pavilion
  • Mon, 8/5, 9pm, I Genesii performance, Performing Arts Pavilion
  • Tues, 8/6, 9pm, Count Jehan’s Golden Jubilee, AE Royal
  • Wed, 8/7, 3pm, Baronial Brewers Guild Meeting, Polyhymnia (Debatable Lands subcamp, N10, corner of Cariadocs and Chandlers)
  • Wed, 8/7, Seven Pearls Dinner (closed party, but volunteers for cooking and serving needed – dinner provided, contact Hilda for details)
  • Thurs, 8/8, 8pm, AEthelmearc Party, AE Royal
  • Fri, 8/9, 10am-4pm, AE Royal Teardown (please volunteer an hour or two)
  • Say, 8/10, 12pm-6pm, Baronial Camp Teardown

Order Meetings, Seneschal and Exchequer Meetings, War Points, and other Activities of Interest in the Kingdom can be found on the AE Periscope:
http://aethelmearc.org/ae-pennsic-xlviii-periscope/

Barony Reception

Food Friends!

Can’t help with reception prep? Want to try a new recipe? Thinking of bringing food for the reception? YAY!

Bring some cut vegetables or fruit. Bake some cookies (we loves our cookie tables!) Bring something that’s gluten-free for our Baron. Make a surprise!

The barony is paying for and providing the ample and delicious food, the brewers’ guild will have their wares available. But I know how we like to just add a little thing here or make a bit for there. Feel free to do something with food! If you are, please let me know at foodguild@debatablelands.org

Thanks, Elss Augsburg

Woodworking at Pennsic

The Honorable Lord Kai Saerprenn reports that he will be running his Intro to Woodworking series again this year at Pennsic. This set of classes takes you from raw logs (Really! He gets his materials from the firewood people at firewood prices.) to furniture by showing you all the tools used along the way (and how to sharpen them).

These classes are taught in THL Kai’s camp of Hus Faerhaga in N08, quite conveniently near the Barony’s camp.

Also in N08 are THL Otelia d’Alsace’s hand tool demonstrations, in the Barony of Thescorre encampment.

Lastly, in the main Pennsic University area, Sir Bedwyr will be demonstrating how to use a variety of of Eurpoean hand tools.

Check the Schedule for more information.

Pennsic Baronial Reception – Sunday, Aug 4th, 5pm AE Royal

Hello Debatable Lands!

Just a quick note to invite all Debatable Landers and friends (the more, the merrier!) to the Debatable Lands Baronial Reception at Pennsic.

Come socialize, eat, and enjoy Court with your friends and neighbors! A light dinner will be provided by the Food Guild, led by THL Elss.

When: Sunday, August 4th, 5pm – 8pm
Where: AEthelmearc Royal Encampment at Pennsic (next to Chirurgeons)
Who: Everyone is invited!
Featuring: Baronial Court, time tentatively 7pm, plus a quick Royal drop-in to send friends to vigils
Food:  Light dinner provided. We would also love to have food and drink donations.

Also, we’ll be “passing the hat” to fund raise for the Barony’s new trailer!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

For those on Facebook, here’s the Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/687736711654599/

Pennsic Baronial Reception – Sunday, Aug 5th, 5pm, AE Royal

Hello Debatable Lands!

Just a quick note to invite all Debatable Landers and friends (the more, the merrier!) to the Debatable Lands Baronial Reception at Pennsic.

Come socialize, eat, and enjoy Court with your friends and neighbors! A light dinner will be provided by Lady Kattera.

When: Sunday, August 5th, 5pm – 8pm
Where: AEthelmearc Royal Encampment at Pennsic (next to Chirurgeons)
Who: Everyone is invited!
Featuring: Court (Royal and Baronial), time TBD
Food:  Light dinner provided. We would also love to have food and drink donations. To talk to Lady Kattera about that or about dietary restrictions, you can contact her at Legbascrossroad@gmail.com.

Also, if anyone can bring some lawn games or other activities, I think that could be fun!

In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers,
Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda

Last Reminder: Pennsic Pre-Reg Ends June 16th!

Hello! This is your last reminder:

Pennsic Pre-Registration ends on June 16th, at 11:59pm. You MUST pre-register (paid) to camp with the Debatable Lands!! This is true for many other camps as well.

Here is a super handy link for you!

See also other info in my previous post. Looking forward to seeing you there. 🙂

~Baroness Hilda

Note: for those reading this on the email list, the you must open the blog to click on the links, or use this: https://www.cooperslake.com/prereg/account/index.php.

Pennsic Pre-Reg Ends on June 16th

Hello Debatable Lands!

This is a reminder that Pennsic Pre-Registration ends on JUNE 16th!

You MUST pre-register (PAID) in order to camp with the Debatable Lands or our sub-camp.

Pennsic Pre-Registration ends on JUNE 16th!

It must be PAID because that is how we are allocated land for you.
Unpaid registrations do not allocate land.

Debatable Lands is an open camp. Anyone** is welcome to camp with us, and we especially encourage new folks to join us. If you pre-reg with the Debatable Lands, and we don’t know that you have done so, please email me (baroness@debatablelands.org) or the Baron (baron@debatablelands.org). Our pre-Pennsic camp meeting in the afternoon after July Barony Meeting and the New to Pennsic class, July 15th.

Pennsic Pre-Registration ends on JUNE 16th!

If you are unable to pre-register (paid) before June 16th, there are some nice singles camping areas in the general vicinity of Debatable Lands camp (not on the same block). 🙂

~In Levitate et Caritate
~Baroness Hilda

 

** “Anyone” does not necessarily include individuals under SCA or modern sanction or certain restrictions. We reserve the right to refuse registration for clear cause.

Pennsic Pre-Reg Ends June 16th!

Hello Debatable Lands!

Pre-Registration (paid) for the Great Pennsic War ends JUNE 16th!!

All are welcome to camp with the Barony, but PLEASE NOTE:

If you are planning to camp with the Debatable Lands (camp name: “Debatable Lands”), including our sub-camp, you MUST pre-register (paid) by June 16th! Note that unpaid pre-regs do not count for land allocation, so you must submit a paid registration to camp with us.

Our camp name is “Debatable Lands” for both the main camp and our sub-camp.

Here’s the link: http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn47/

Also, if you register to camp with the main Debatable Lands camp, and we don’t know you, please do drop me a line (need to get your tent dimensions and add you to camp info dissemination): baroness@debatablelands.org.

In Levitate et Caritate,
~Baroness Hilda

Baronial Happenings at Pennsic, and More!

Hello Debatable Lands! Here’s a list of Baronial happenings at Pennsic that you may be interested in attending!

Saturday, August 6th, 5:15 pm muster at AE Royal (updated!). Opening Ceremonies is at 6pm in the Great Hall (new Barn). Come support the Kingdom and Barony! Bring your towel!

Sunday, August 7th, 5-8 pm. Debatable Lands Baronial Party and Court. Potluck, bring some food thing and your towel! Kingdom and Baronial Court is round about 7pm. More info HERE.

Sunday, August 7th, 8:30pm, Memorial for Countess Aiden, AE Royal

Sunday, August 7th, from 9am to 5pm. Gate Guards needed! The BMDL is responsible for providing gate guards all day for AE Royal. It’s a lot of fun, please sign up with Baroness Hilda. (We only have one volunteer so far… help? Email baroness@debatablelands.org)

Sunday Vigils: Vigil for Clewin Kupferhelbelinc for Defense Sunday, August 7th, during the day (evening?) Vigil for Irene von Schmetterling starts at 8:30 pm Sunday in the Debatable Lands Camp, N10.

Monday, August 8th, 7:30 pm, Debatable Choir Concert in the Performing Arts Pavilion

Monday, August 8th, 9 pm, I Genesii Performance in the Performing Arts Pavilion

Tuesday, August 9th, 6pm, Aethelmearc Kingdom Court, Great Hall (new Barn). Baronial retainers, guards, and champs to muster tentatively at AE Royal around 5:30? Exact details forthcoming, but I think that’s close to right.

Thursday, August 11th. The BMDL has been asked to provide retainers and guards for Their Majesties. Please contact Alaric or Elss to sign up. alaric@pobox.com or elss.of.augsburg@gmail.com

Friday, August 12th, morning, AE Royal tear down. We are asking Debatable Landers with free time then in particular to help with this. Royal often has enough hands for set up, but not tear down.

Friday, Field Battles! Battlefield. 10am Heavy, 1pm Rapier Bring your towels!

Baronial retainers will be needed for a lot of these things. If you can help us out, please contact our Head Retainer, Lady Rivka, at thistroper@gmail.com.

 

And here’s a list of some Kingdom Happenings:

Sunday, July 31st, 10am-4pm, AE Royal Set up

Saturday, August 6th, 7pm-9pm, AEthelmearc Teen and Tween Party at AE Royal

Monday, August 8th, 6-8pm, Children and Families Party, AE Royal

Monday, August 8th, 8-11pm, Aethelmearc Party, AE Royal

Tuesday, August 9th, 6pm, Aethelmearc Kingdom Court, Great Hall (new Barn)

Their Highnesses also require retaining help, and you can sign up with Baroness Rowena at sodtigger@gmail.com

SASS, the Sylvan Army Support Service, can use help watering and electrolyting our heavy and rapier armies. To sign up, and for more details, contact Baroness Soteria here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/509759052553357/

 

Other Awesome Things we’d love to see Baronial folks at:

Saturday, August 6th, 10am-5pm, St Sebastian Archery Shoot

Sunday, August 7th, 1pm, AS 17, Newcomers Social

Sun-Fri, War week, Populace Archery shoot

Mon-Wed, War week. Volunteer War Point. Log your hours!!!

Thursday, August 11th, 9am to 3pm, A&S War Point. Great Hall

Details of the A&S, Volunteer, and all the Martial War Points can be found here: http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn45/DEPTS/MARTIAL/warpoints.pdf

CLASSES! Go to them! Share what you’ve learned after Pennsic.

Class schedules, as well as the overall schedule, and schedules for the war points, performing arts, artisans row, and more, can be found here: http://www.pennsicwar.org/penn45/schedules.html

Whew! Can’t wait to see you there!

In Levitate et Caritate,
Baroness Hilda

Award Recommendations Wanted!

Hello Debatable Lands, from Hilda and Brandubh, Baron and Baroness.

Our next Baronial Court is at Pennsic at the Debatable Lands Party, Middle Sunday in Aethelmearc Royal. It is our honor to be able to recognize those members of our Barony (including the Canton and College) with local awards. We are seeking recommendations!

Q: So, who can recommend folks?

A: Anyone! From the newest new folks to the people that have been around for decades!

Q: Who should you recommend?

A: Any gentle that lives in the Barony (including our Canton and College), and who contributes to the Barony in some way. We also have an “Friend of the Barony” type award for people that live outside our borders, but who have contributed to our Barony.

Q: What Baronial awards can we recommend people for?

A: The main Baronial award is the Comet. We separate the different areas of interest by color, or Branubh and I are using metals for our tenure for a few of them:
A Gold Comet is for service to the Barony.
A Silver Comet (previously blue-silver) is for excellence in Arts and Sciences in the Barony.
An Iron Comet (previously red) is for excellence in one or more of the martial activities here in the Barony.
Purple Comets are given to the youth of the Barony who contribute in any field.
A Comitus Amicus (previously green) is our “friend of the Barony” award, given to those who contribute to the Debatable Lands (any field, but usually service), but who do not live within our borders.

We also have an Order, the Order of Copernicus, given out rarely, and to those Barony members who have made a long-term, very positive impact here.

Q: How do you recommend people?

A: By private email, please. Or in person or by social media (private message), but it helps to follow up by email. You can reach us at baron@debatablelands.org, and baroness@debatablelands.org.

Q: How do we know if the worthy gentle already has a Comet?

A: Check out our Order of Precedence here: http://debatablelands.org/herald/op/

But you may notice that people can receive more than one Comet! Lots of folks have be awarded multiple Comets over the years, of the same and different colors, in recognition of continued contributions. Go ahead and recommend someone for Comet, even if they have one. It’s not likely that we’ll award a Comet of the same category within a year or two of the last one to someone, but it doesn’t hurt to recommend anyway! People are inducted into the Order of Copernicus just once.

Q: What if you want to recommend a Kingdom award?

A: Please do! You can use the form here: http://www.aethelmearc.org/onlineaward/, and it will get to the Royalty. And hey, if you want to drop me and Brandubh a note telling us about that recommendation, we could send one for that person, too!